tiger eye hair

Tiger eye hair is going to be THE hair colour for 2017

Move over balayage...

There’s no sign of the craze for balayage, ahem, dyeing down (sorry, had to). But, there are signs of a new hair colour trend surpassing its popularity. We know what you’re thinking, c’est impossible! But once you see tiger eye hair, you’ll understand why the internet is going wild for it.

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And before you go asking your hair stylist for stripes of orange, white and black. Just don’t. This new hair colour trend has absolutely nothing to do with the wild cat. Or those shades of colour, for that matter. It actually all comes down to geology.

Tiger eye (also known as tiger’s eye) is a semiprecious rock with a distinct pattern of gold, bronze and dark brown stripes. Tiger eye hair, on the other hand, applies these shades to your hair to give you a warm, integrated depth of colour. And just as the hand-painting technique made balayage so favoured, so too is it making the tiger eye hair trend extremely popular. The key to getting it right? Ask for caramel highlights paired with a warm, or dark chocolate base so it doesn’t look too bronze.

Plus, tiger eye is said to bring clarity into your life, so, um, yes please.

Celebrities like Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen and Jennifer Lopez have already jumped on the trend – naturally. So it’s only a matter of time before this trend explodes. Get on it…

 

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