“Hybrid” hair color trend for 2023 +2023

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  • The “hybrid” hair color trend features a solid color with lighter highlights scattered throughout the head.
  • The look has a high gloss finish that gives it a luxurious feel.
  • “Hybrid” hair color can be matched to your base color and skin tone.

If you’re in the mood to change up your hairstyle but haven’t found a new look that appeals to you, we’ve got just the thing. The ‘hybrid’ hair color trend has already proven to be a celebrity favorite and is expected to become even more popular in the year to come.

Without realizing it, you’ve probably seen the “hybrid” hair color on a handful of celebrities — namely Hailey Bieber’s brunette transformation earlier this year as well Kim Kardashian‘s honey blonde hair lately. The look is a combination of traditional all-over single process color with an abundance of highlights.

“This works with a strong base color and accents in a slightly lighter tone.” Jamie Mazzeicreative director for NuBest Salon & Spa, tells POPSUGAR. “It makes the hair look different with every turn of the head.”

Read on to learn more about the trend, and get inspired by some of our favorite “hybrid” hair color versions below.

What is the “hybrid” hair color trend?

The color is shiny and multi-dimensional, giving you a luxe look akin to the expensive brunette or winter gold hair color trend. Unlike these trends reserved for brown hair, anyone can try this color. “Hybrid hair color is gorgeous on blondes, brunettes, and redheads,” says Mazzei.

A professional can help you find the perfect shade. “It’s easily customizable to your hair color and skin tone,” he says. “Ask your colorist for an all-over color (or work with your own natural base) and a soft balayage around the bottom. Then you want your colorist to shine everything with the chosen shade.” Hair shine is key because it creates the signature shine. Mazzei recommends opting for a gloss that’s just a little lighter than your base color so it “moves and changes with you and glows from within.”

How to care for “hybrid” hair

The main benefit of “hybrid” colors—aside from being universally flattering—is their low-maintenance nature. “It’s what customers want post-pandemic,” he says. Simply use an at-home hair shine treatment to restore shine between appointments. Mazzei recommends the Celeb Luxury Gem Lites ColorWash Color Depositing Shampoo ($32). We also like the Hally Fluffy G Foaming Glazey Hair Gloss ($15).

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