Iced Latter Hair

The New "It" Hue: Iced Latte Hair Colour is Trending for 2024

The hair colour trend taking 2023 by storm? Iced latte hair - a gorgeous mousy brown with subtle hints of blond and caramel highlights. This new shade is proving immensely popular, with salon bookings for iced latte hair up a staggering 300% from last year.

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So what's behind this craze for coffee-inspired hair? As a long-time lover of all things hair and beauty, let me walk you through why iced latte hair is set to be the most sought-after hue of the coming months. Stick with me as we delve into:

  • What exactly is meant by "iced latte hair"
  • Why it's suddenly in high demand
  • How to achieve the look
  • Styling and maintenance tips

What is Iced Latte Hair?

Picture your favourite iced coffee drink - cool, milky and topped with sweet caramel drizzle. Iced latte hair aims to capture that same deliciously mellow colour palette.

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But unlike the sickly saccharine dyes of the past, this new technique uses subtle highlights and lowlights to create depth and dimension.

The overall effect is of gently sun-kissed locks in creamy cappuccino tones. Subtle babylights around the face frame add warmth and stop this shade from looking dull or muddy. Meanwhile, buttery caramel and honey hues prevent it appearing too ashy or icy. It's brown hair - but made boom.

Why is it Suddenly so Popular?

Iced latte hair offers the perfect solution to those seeking a natural yet radiant hair refresh. It's an easy first step into colouring for hair dye newbies after low-commitment makeovers. Meanwhile, its multi-tonal possibilities make it a canvas for creativity among seasoned colour chameleons.

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With colourists hailing it a modern take on bronde and expensive balayage, iced latte hair also brings that sun-streaked vibe without the lemony brassy undertones. This makes it especially flattering for those with fair or olive complexions.

How Does My Colourist Create This Hot New Hue?

To lift your hair to this deliciously cooled-coffee shade, expect two salon visits several weeks apart. This allows for a gentle colour lift without excessive damage.

  • First appointment: an overall single process dye to pre-lighten your locks
  • Second appointment: carefully painted lowlights and highlights mixed with gloss or toner to create iced latte dimension

Unlike chunky highlights of old, your colourist will customise slim babylights and balayage placement specifically for your hair texture, face shape and skin tone. This precision hand-painting ensures a seamless finish.

Caring for and Styling Icy Coffee Hair at Home

Once your locks are lifted to the perfect iced latte luminosity, maintaining that freshly-coloured feel between salon appointments is key.

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Here are my top tips for making this creamy coffee colour last:

  • Use a sulphate-free shampoo to lock in colour vibrancy
  • Opt for cool water rinses rather than hot to keep brassiness at bay
  • Mask hair weekly with a deeply hydrating treatment
  • Block UV exposure with leave-in conditioners or hairspray containing UV filters
  • Refresh toner at home between colourist appointments to prevent fading
  • Style with texturising spray to accentuate those gorgeous latte lowlights

And there you have it - everything you need to know about the icy new hair trend taking 2024's beauty scene by storm. With its delicious versatility perfect for experimentation, expect to spot frosted coffee locks everywhere in the coming months. Be sure to bookmark this guide for easy reference before your next salon appointment - iced latte hair is set to be big.


To book, please call Gusto Hairdressing Salon in Soho on 020 7287 0015 Covent Garden Salon on 020 7836 9163, or Oxford Street Salon on 0207 486 5044. Book online for our Covent Garden Salon, or Oxford Street Salon.

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