The Hair Colour Trends To Try In 2017

BY Alexandra Venison / Jan 12 2017 / 20:42 PM

Celebrity hairdresser Jack Howard tells Bazaar what’s hot in hair for the new year

The Hair Colour Trends To Try In 2017

Ahead of his visit to Sisters Beauty Lounge St Regis Abu Dhabi between January 18 to 21, hairdresser to the stars Jack Howard talks Bazaar through four of the top trends to try this year. Famed for his colouring techniques, Howard is not only a L'Oréal Professional's UK colour spokesperson but has worked on the tresses of Gillian Anderson, Poppy Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Abbey Clancy to name only but a few.  

Tiger Lights

A stronger version of last year’s tortoiseshell trend, tiger lights are still created using a balayage technique but the combination of shades used and the thicker placement of the colour gives a less subtle finish.

Forget the tortoiseshell trend. Still using a balayage technique, shades and placement of colour are used to give a less subtle finish.

Hidden Colour Or Underlights

For those who spend hours admiring the vibrant brights on social media, but haven’t been able to try out the trend themselves due their job (or if you’re a little wary of going all-out bright) they're in luck! The latest trend takes bold, wild shades and hides them under the guise of a more natural colour. The results are stunning. 


Global Colour Authority, The Pantone Colour Institute has announced their colour of 2017 as Greenery and I spotted greens as the next big trend, even creating the shade for the Marques Almedia S/S 17 London Fashion Week show back in September. I’m tipping a move from Rose Gold to other metal shades, with metallic green one of the most prominent trends, it’s already started filtering through to mainstream with Kylie Jenner showcasing it on Instagram.

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I created these shades for Marques' Almeida’s S/S17 show and Kylie Jenner regularly debuts a new hair colour from rose gold to other metallic shades.


In the UK we’ve been seeing a huge increase in services targeted at brunettes. I launched a Brunette Bar alongside L’Oreal Professionnel using techniques I created to bring something modern, distinct and bespoke to brunette hair. My Tricolore Chic technique involves blending three brunette shades together to create an understated luxurious feel, the colours should be smudged seamlessly together. French Polish is for those who want to embody that subtle sophisticated colour that Parisian women get so right. It’s about laying brown on top of brown with a whisper, rather than a shout. Babylight Brunette is effortlessly cool, we micro-balayage scattered subtle beams of light around the face and blend for a seamless luxe finish. Brunette A Porter is for those who want their brunette front row ready, ideal for mid to dark brunettes. We mix foils and balayage techniques to give depth to the hair.

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