Celebrity Hairstylist Laurie Heaps Dishes on Winter Color Trends


Winter is coming and it’s time to start searching for your signature shade to help you take on the cooler weather. This season, richer brunette shades have taken center stage with celebs like Hailey Bieber and Gigi Hadid already making the switch over to the dark side. And for those who prefer a pretty salon blonde, just know icy tones as well as warmer hues with smoked out roots have been highly favored for blondes as the temperatures continue to drop.

To get a better idea of the hair colors that will be trending this winter, we spoke to celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps  to get her breakdown of the top three hair colors to try this season. Below, take a look at her color picks and prepare to book a salon appointment, stat.

Rich Chocolate

Some of the most-requested hair colors as of late have without a doubt been richer, more luxe shades of brown. “Many celebrities have switched over to darker shades. Hailey Bieber is a great example of this, taking her signature color to what I like to call Rich Chocolate,” Heaps says. “For this trend, brunettes are going to be multidimensional—a beautiful combination of tones with subtle, lighter pieces throughout the hair. This dimension will focus on hair that is framing the face intertwined with toffee ends.”

If you are considering taking your hair from light to dark, Heaps recommends checking out oVertone for products to help you achieve a similar transformation. “For a Rich Chocolate look, you can mix together their Chocolate Brown and Espresso Brown Coloring Conditioners,” she says. “They also have a Golden Brown Coloring Conditioner to make it easy to go full brunette in less than 15 minutes.”

Ice Queen

Embrace your inner ice queen this season with a cool blonde hue that just screams winter. “This blond is icy all over and especially bright and heavy around the hairline,” she says. “When seeing your colorist for this, ask if your salon has Olaplex on hand. This will help protect your hair as you lift and lighten.”

An icy blond such as this one will require some maintenance. To remove any brassiness, Heaps suggest using a purple shampoo and conditioner. “I personally like the Olaplex No.4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo and then I also recommend oVertone’s Purple Toning Conditioner.” 

Rooted Blondes

“If you still have your summer blonde, this trend is a great way to bring your hue into hibernation mode,” Heap says. “Now, you will see blondes with deeply smudged dark roots. However, you will still have highlights framing the face which is then mixed with a range of buttery golds and caramel edges.”

Will you be trying out any of these hair color trends this winter? Let us know in the comments below!

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches. Send her a pitch: cnzengung@thetease.com.

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