It may be iced latte season as far as our coffee orders go, but as it turns out, our summer choice of beverage is influencing a lot more than our daily caffeine boost - it's now affecting our hair colour choices, too. That's right, iced caramel latte hair colour is here, and it's really, really beautiful. Imagine a mix of warm and cool balayage tones, rather than your usual one-or-the-other look - with dark roots blending into sunshine blondes and ash browns. Yum.
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The stylist behind the movement is Los Angeles-based hairdresser Jessica Warburton, who posted a picture of her creation to her thousands of followers on Instagram. "Here’s a lovely balayage with caramel and iced latte pops. Varying your developer and remembering how permanent colour works can get you stunning results like this," she wrote.
Jessica told Allure: "This client had a full balayage done. She has a natural base level three [one being blackest black and ten palest yellow]. On her ends, I used a higher developer so that we could achieve various levels of lift." To create the warm and cool blonde tones, Jessica toned the hair with two separate formulas.
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"This balayage technique is a terrific option for those who want super low-maintenance hair," she added. "It is a technique that is mostly surface painting and allows for a beautiful grow-out phase." Less time (and money) spent in the salon? Yes please.
Social media went crazy for the look too, with many commenting on the picture. "Yesssss!! This is beautiful! I adore the lighter pieces up front!" one follower wrote, while another said: "Perfect for summer!" Like this for yourself? Be sure to book into a salon with a balayage colour specialist who can tailor the look to you and your skin tone - these hand-painted techniques are certainly never the result of a home dye job…