This article originally appeared on Southern Living.
Sometimes hitting the refresh button on your hair color means going a little further than your typical honey or caramel. The year 2018 is already proving to be one for the hair history books, with bold trends breaking ground week after week. From the ashy mushbrown brown to the luminescent pearly blonde, we’re seeing fresh shades that take beautiful blending to the next level. These trends are making room for yet another eye-catching hair color perfect for brunettes looking to add a subtle touch of intrigue to their already dark locks. Move over, ultra-violet—blackberry hair is here to take the reins.
This devil-may-care color is just the vibrant pop that ladies with brown hair need this year when everyone else is staying safe. Rich, deep shades of reddish-purple are seamlessly blended into dark brown hair for a finish that’s two parts quietly sultry, one part playfully bold. Imagine the richly pigmented purple you get when squishing a perfectly ripe blackberry between your fingers, and you’ve hit the nail on the head.
Blackberry hair uses beautiful strokes of balayage highlights to get a unique, anything-but-boring look. L’Oreal Professionnel Artist, Sophia Avera told us: “Blonde on blonde is child’s play. I like anything which adds depth and texture to a client’s haircut and face shape.”
Well, blackberry hair color is definitely not child’s play. You can take this striking look in different directions that flatter your tone and personal style, whether cooling it down with ash violets or warming it up with deep wine reds. This trendy color will make a major hair statement no matter your translation of the vivid berry shade, and it’ll serve up a fresh and bright style for spring and summer. Come fall and winter, revamp the already-vampy hue for a deep and intense look that’ll catch everyone’s eye.
It would be hard to pick a favorite trending hair color for this year so far, but we’re thinking blackberry is in the running for most fearless, hands down!