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10 Shades You’ll Be Seeing A Lot More of This Year

2018 is already half over! The year is flying by and it’s likely time to give your hair a bit of a refresh. If you’re looking to change up your usual balayage for something a bit different, we have tons of hair inspiration to help you decide!


Our new SOCOLOR CULT collection is exactly what you need to change up your style! It is the first colour line to offer a Cera-Oil conditioning complex and with demi, semi, and permanent to choose from you can decide how long you want your colour to last!  And, with a wide range of colours to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something perfect for you - no matter what your style is!

Check out which shades you’ll be seeing a lot more of this year:

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Icy Blonde

Cool toned blonde is a great alternative to the warm balayage trend that is so popular! Blonde hair with icy tones like silver and slate will give you a dramatic head-turning look that is still professional and not too bold. Just make sure you stock up on purple-toned shampoos to keep your blonde looking its best and free of unwanted brassy tones! We have our Total Results Color Obsessed So Silver Shampoo for those with silver blonde hair who are looking to keep their strands cool toned and our Total Results Brass Off Shampoo if you’re just looking to banish brass!



Rose gold and copper has been trending for quite some time now and doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down. So, why not take the trend to your hair? Copper tones found in our “Sparkling Rose” look super chic! A touch of rich brown in the formula will keep your hair looking sophisticated and will prevent the shade from looking too brassy. This is a great option if you’re considering red hair but don’t want anything too bold or bright!

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Purple Balayage

If you want to go bold but aren’t ready to get rid of your beloved balayage, this is a happy-medium! Our “Purple Orchid” will bring the drama and really add some fun to your look. You get the familiarity of a balayage with the excitement of a new colour!


Blue Highlights

If you’re not sold on the purple balayage but are still looking for the comfort of a familiar style and the excitement of a new colour, perhaps blue highlights will be your thing! Blue shades have actually been some of the most in demand hues for 2018 and highlights are a fun way to add this colour to your hair. Using different shades like “Retro Blue” and “Admiral Navy” will give you realistic dimension that will have everyone jealous!



Citrus hair uses colours like “Orange Alert”, “Lucky Duck Yellow”, and “Red Hot” to give you a fresh look that is totally fun for summer! You could opt to choose just one colour for all over or really zest up your look by mixing a few of the vibrant hues. If you’re in need of a refreshing change, this is definitely the look for you!

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Berry Ombré

Ultra Violet is the Pantone colour of the year for 2018 so it’s no surprise that all sorts of purple shades are trending as a result. A berry ombré is the perfect way to rock this trend while looking feminine at the same time. Our favourite combination is a “Flamenco Fuschia” and “Royal Purple” combination to give you a sweet look!



Who doesn’t want mermaid hair? Mermaids are huge right now, so why not make a splash with your hair using the ever-changing tones of the sea? Use our “Mermaid Teal” to get the look. Hair color this intense does require a lot of pre-lightening to accommodate the final blue/green tones though, so make sure to ask your hairstylist about using one of the new bond reinforcement additives in each hair color formula to protect hair and prevent damage!

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Metallic Pastel

This is a great option if you want to play with colour but want the end result to be soft and slightly subtle. With tones like “Bubblegum Pink”, “Sweet Mint”, “Stonewashed Denim”, and “Lavender Macaron”, you can get the colour you crave without your hair looking supre bold or intense!

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Dark Wash Denim

Worried that your hair will be too dark for some of these hair trends? If so, go with a dark wash denim look using our Admiral Navy hue! The deep blue will retain the overall level of your hair and add a slight upgrade.



And, if you’re looking for something really bold, our Neon collection is coming this fall! With vibrant red, orange, yellow, blue, and green you will be able to really turn heads with these colours!

Colour can whisper, color can talk, color can roar!

Find these products at a professional Matrix salon near you and make sure they are part of the #SOCOLORCULT. Will you join us?

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