Joel Warren, master colorist and co-founder of Warren Tricomi Salons, says one of most sought after shades of the season will be a monochromatic blonde like Cate Blanchett's. Good news for those nervous about bleaching: This ultra-light color is created by a high-lift, single process that will not damage your hair. "What is great with these high-lift blondes," says Warren, "is you are not compromising the integrity of the hair because you’re lightening the base colors without pulling too much warmth."
Women with lighter skin tones are often best suited for this color, but should be wary of shades that are too white or ashy. "But sometimes going against the grain can turn out really cool," says Warren. "Any color can work [on anyone] no matter your complexion as long as it is done correctly."
First it was Kelly Osbourne, then Nicole Richie, and Ireland Baldwin (who's already gone from lavender to light blue) dying their hair all the colors of the little kid rainbow. When celebrities start taking the plunge into color, Warren sees his clients becoming more experimental as well. What better time to be adventurous than spring, and what more spring-appropriate color than an Easter egg one?
"It's so hot and edgy right now," says Papanikolas. "I love how Nicole Richie is pairing the purple hair with ultra glamorous outfits. It's a perfect example of how a bold color can give an edge, but still look pretty. It's something everyone should do at least once."