Pantone’s Color of the Year always makes a dramatic impact in the world of beauty. For 2019, Living Coral is expected to be seen everywhere from high-fashion makeup to model-worthy hair color. Living Coral is described by Pantone as a “life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone.” This color is perfect for hair that can benefit from a touch of warmth and buoyancy.

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Lighthearted Style

Living Coral can be easily described as the color for the optimist. The coral shade is perfect for those who are looking to have fun with their hair color and showcase their more lighthearted side. Coral adds warmth and softness to hair and color treatments can be kept up for an everyday style or simply used on a client who is looking for an experimental vacation hairstyle. A major positive about coral hair color is that it can complement any base hair color.

Muted Coral Hair Color

For clients who are not super adventurous, you can choose to add a subtle coral tint to highlighted sections of hair. Highlights can be added in the coral shade to the midshaft of the hair and the ends.

Blond and Coral Styles

Although any base color will complement coral hair, brunettes will need to lighten hair first in order for the color to hold. If hair is not pre-lightened, the shade for brunettes may look more orange in appearance. Fairer skin tones will look best with a peachier shade of coral. A thing to remember about coral hair color is the shade does require upkeep since it has a tendency to fade over time, especially with frequent shampooing.

Vivid Living Coral Hair

For a style with a lot of “wow” factor, Living Coral can be used as all-over color. Living coral hair will look perfect with retro style haircuts such as bobs and side swept bangs. Mixing coral and strawberry shades together looks amazing on women with tan to dark skin tones. Magenta and Coral Living shades will together create a whimsical look and fall in line with the “mermaid hair” trend.

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