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One of our favorite winter beverages—that would be the chai latte—has become one of the most searched hair color trends on the internet. Alas, we introduce you to chai latte hair. Characterized by a series of creamy blonde and cinnamon highlights woven into an almost ash blonde base, this hair color looks just as delicious as your favorite café order tastes. As with most ultra-trendy hair color ideas, to achieve this look you’ll likely need the help of a professional. To help make your hair color transformation as simple as possible, below we share who chai latte hair looks best on, why seeking a salon professional is best for this look, and how to take care of your pretty new hair color. Ready to rock chai latte hair? Your wish is our command!
We’re firm believers that you should try any hair color you’d like! However, if you’re looking for super-specifics, when it comes down to skin tone, the cooler your complexion, the better. Now, before you go clicking to another hair color tutorial, remember that professional stylists have the ability to customize hair colors to their clients, so not all hope is lost.
Remember how we said professional colorists will be able to tailor this hair color to your specific preferences? Depending on your skin’s undertones, your colorist will be able to determine which dye shades will bring the chai latte look to life for your complexion. Where some people will need more blonde highlights to add the slightest bit of warmth to their hair color, others may need help in the cooling department with the addition of lowlights. Whatever the case may be, there’s no reason to rule chai latte hair out without talking to your colorist.
Since chai latte hair incorporates a series of highlights blended into an ashy base, it’s best to enlist the help of a professional to nail the look. Before heading to the salon, there are a few things you can do to ensure your new hair color turns out to be a success. First and foremost, you should bring an inspiration picture that represents exactly what you want. From there, discuss with your colorist the different methods to obtaining chai latte hair so that you won’t be disappointed with the final result. And keep in mind that if you’re adding warm blonde highlights to your hair, you may need to prep for bleaching. The darker your base color, the more sessions it could take to achieve your desired level of chai latte hair.
The good news is, chai latte hair is pretty low maintenance since it can be applied with a balayage highlighting technique. Just because it won’t be as difficult to maintain a bolder hair color doesn’t mean you won’t want to do everything you can to prolong the look of your hair color. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered!
1. Upgrade your hair care routine. Stock your shower with a system of nourishing shampoo and conditioner formulated for color-treated hair, such as the L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Conditioner. Then, once or twice a week, swap out the conditioner for the L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Renourishing Butter to give your locks the extra TLC they deserve.
2. Turn down the heat. It’s not just about the products you use, either. Show your strands some love by turning down the dial in the shower—after all, scalding hot water can strip your hair of oils. Rinse off in lukewarm water instead.
3. Embrace your hair’s natural texture. The multi-tonal elegance of chai latte hair looks so pretty when paired with curls or waves, so spritz some of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray onto wet hair, then let your hair air dry for natural, carefree waves.
Looking for other gorgeous hair colors to try in 2018? Check out our article, How to Get Copper Gold Hair.