Is Coloring Your Hair Tips Still in Style?

Coloring your hair tips is one of the most versatile ways of adding something new to your appearance without making a dramatic change. The thing about coloring only the tips of the hair is that while you actually add color to the hair, the color does not frame your face. Therefore, you don’t really have to match the new hair color to your skin tone. However, there are a few things that you must keep in mind if you wish to color your hair this way and still abide by the latest trends.

The main trends which involve coloring your hair tips

  • Dip Dying

This hair coloring trend is no longer in style. It originated more than a decade ago and it was a big part of the punk movement. Rebel teenager nowadays still use this hair coloring method from time to time but this doesn’t make this trend acceptable in this year’s fashion. Basically, it involves dipping your hair tips in hair color without using a particular technique and without putting to much effort in blending the hair color with the rest of the hair.

  • Ombre

The ombre style is probably the most powerful of all hair coloring trends. Basically, it involves choosing a hair color which complements your natural color and integrating it into the tips of your hair in a very subtle way. This technique involves using a brush in order to blend the new hair color of the hair tips in the rest of the hair. As trendy as it may look, the ombre trend has also fallen out of style.

  • Sombre

Basically, the sombre trend was made popular by celebrities who just couldn’t bring themselves to giving up the ombre trend despite the designers’ advice. Simply put, the sombre is a more subtle version of the ombre.

  • Balayage

If you want to be up to date with the latest hair coloring trends, the balayage is the way to go. This hair coloring trend is a mixture between low lights and the sombre style. Basically, you start by subtly putting some hair color into your hair tips which you must blend upwards in the rest of the hair. You can even go as far as framing your face with some highlights, featuring the same shade as your low lights.

What colors to choose

As we mentioned above, when you color the tips of your hair, you don’t necessarily need to pick a hair color which complements you skin tone. However, you do need to pick a hair color which complements your natural hair color. For example, brunette shades go great with monogamy or with auburn shades. Dark brown hair colors go great with strawberry blonde or with honey shades. Light brown hair colors go perfectly with honey shades. Basically, in order to obtain a good result, you hair tips must feature a hair color several times lighter than your natural hair color or the hair color that you have in the rest of your hair. The only exception is blonde hair where darker shades such as strawberry blonde and light brown can successfully be used for the tips.

Rihanna Hair Color Ideas for a Rebel Look

Although she started out like an innocent teenager, Rihanna slowly built her image as a powerful woman with an unquestionable rebel attitude. One of the most influential factors which defines her image is her hair, particularly her daring hair colors. If you too want to achieve such a look, you will have to forget all about subtle hair color ideas and dare for a more dramatic look change. Here are some Rihanna hair color ideas that might inspire you to try a rebel attitude.

Ruby Red

This is probably the most difficult to wear Rihanna hair color. For starters, this hair color doesn’t work for women with very light skin nor does it work for women with very dark skin. If you do have light skin and you insist on trying this hair color, you should also invest in a orangish blush in order to bring some balance to your overall look. Women with very dark skin should use some highlighting foundation if they plan on wearing a flaming red hair color.

Fiery Red

Fiery red is not exactly one of the most daring Rihanna hair color ideas. In fact, this hair color was very popular last year. However, when you have brown skin, this hair color can be very tricky. Women with brown skin who want to try this hair color should try some tanning powder so that there isn’t too much contrast between the skin and the hair. On the other hand, women with light skin will look amazing with this hair color, especially if they have blue or green eyes.


Bright copper is also a very common hair color. However, Rihanna put her personal touch on this hair color with some dark roots. Now i know what you are thinking: we are constantly trying to hide our dark roots and Rihanna just puts them out there, looking flawless and fabulous as always. Well, that’s just one of the perks of being a celebrity: people want to mimic even your fashion mistakes.

Bright Red

This hair color suits most types of people yet it does require a lot of makeup in order to look good. The brightness of the red can cause one’s face to look rather dull when no makeup is involved. Therefore, if you plan on wearing this hair color, make sure to contour your eyes at all times. As far as lipstick goes, avoid shades in the same color as the hair and choose either lighter or darker lipstick shades.