Tuesday, 17 May 2011

New hair colour for 2011

I've thought about this before, but only now I've decided to put pen to paper, or at least fingers to keyboard and come out and say it. Inside my Wardrobe works hard to provide you with inspiration for the year's trend, hence we're currently putting together the take on 2011's hairstyles and 2011's fashion trends. But hairstyles are only a part of the equation, another part is made up by the year's haircuts and another its hair colors. And what will they be, might you ask?

Before we discuss the year's hair colors it's first important to discuss the year's rule.

The rule for 2011
2011 is not just a new year, it's a new decade, and new decades bring more than just slight change, they bring about an entirely new generation of thought. Basically it's a case of out with the old and in with the new. This new decade will be no different. The most dominant clothing trend of the last decade, the military fashion, is being pushed to the back of the wardrobe. And hair colors are undergoing a major change too. 
Clothing trends may become more liberal, but it's not the same for hair. In fact, the change leads to just one rule. It's the rule for picking your hair color in 2011 and for many of the years to come. That rule is: change it!
Pick a color that suits you, one that gives you confidence, make it a shade that's on trend and go make that hair color your own.

The inspiration
We may hear you asking where has the inspiration for the "change it" rule come from. While the start of a new decade inspires change, there are also those people driving the idea of simply changing your hair color as a trend in itself. Let's explore it!

Abbey Lee Kershaw

Abbey Lee Kershaw was the first top model to change her hair. One day she was sporting a mousy-brown hair color, the next day we were hearing stories of her 8 hour conversation into a near-platinum blonde. Abbey Lee had changed it. It has been a carefully considered change. One made to refine her. To set her apart. Give her a point of difference. It's, thus, a hair change you should take inspiration from.

Natasha Poly

Natasha Poly had a hair color that complimented her Russioan looks and infinite legs. She is the perfect blonde, or at least she was. Then someone at her agency decided she needed a new look for the new year. A different look that set her apart from a sea of other leggy blondes and made her feel fresh again.
So it was that the top model cast off the dark-rooted blonde hair that she'd become know for and became a richly colored brunette.

Eniko Mihalik

Eniko Mahalik has a very rare quality - one moment she can offer up a cute-as-a-button smile, only to follow it up with a look of such sexual confidence that men have been rumored to fall to their feet. And yet prior to 2011 she'd been a brunette.
What to do with her hair for the new year then? Compliment her bombshell attitude with bombshell red hair.


Lily Cole
Eniko's hair color change is the most personality suited we've looked at so far, with Abbey Lee's and Natasha's seeming far more dramatic. Dramatic however, is Lily Cole. Despite so many women now coveting the right shade of red hair, 2011 is the year to change, and change it Lily has transforming her trademark red locks to a very deep brown with eyebrows to match.
Bonus point of inspiration: Lily's fringe. The fringe is back with vengeance for 2011.