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     The arrival of a new year brings new beginnings, changes, and the hope for brighter, happier times ahead. So, over the next few weeks, we will mood board and manifest inspiration for positive changes and personal gains for the year to come. For you, that could mean organizing your closet or medicine cabinet. But at Salon Ziba, we prefer to tackle the fun stuff first, like mapping out our 2021 haircuts and color.

When it comes to having fun and experimenting with her hair in quarantine, Bella Hadid has become the unlikely queen. Prior to this year, we were accustomed to seeing the model change up her hair a bit, but largely stick to shades of deep brunette, occasionally opting for extensions or a slight variation on her signature look. Now, Bella Hadid is leading the charge, trying out all the playful hair trends, from bangs to bleach.

Today’s hairstyles are more varied than ever and the only rule is: there are no rules!  Take a look at these

gorgeous balayages and highlights, and maybe they’ll inspire an exciting new look for you!

Tip: What’s a Balayage? 

Balayage is a technique that gives subtle highlights throughout your mane, and especially lightens the ends of the hair. If you keep the highlights close to your natural color, this results in a natural, sun-kissed look that grows out beautifully.

Trending Styles

     This warm-colored Balayage by Brenna Healy is a prime example of a sun-kissed balayage, perfect for when the winter begins to fade and the spring decides to show. Balayage is inspiring some artistic highlight designs contrary to the classic vertical highlights we are all familiar with. Flowing waves on healthy hair is a very attractive look. Brenna added some warm colors to make the brunette shade really pop.

Trending Styles

     This warm-colored Balayage by Brenna Healy is a prime example of a sun-kissed balayage, perfect for when the winter begins to fade and the spring decides to show. Balayage is inspiring some artistic highlight designs contrary to the classic vertical highlights we are all familiar with. Flowing waves on healthy hair is a very attractive look. Brenna added some warm colors to make the brunette shade really pop.

     This style by Fermina Cruz showcases the lighter side of balayage with this neutral blonde shade. Neutral blondes vary from ash to soft beige-blonde and choosing the right one for your complexion is very important. Notice how the highlights are a subtle accent to the hair and doesn’t take up too much of the focus from the style.

     You don’t even have to go full blonde! Well placed Sugar Honey Highlight can’t make your color pop without being too unnatural. Creating natural highlights with honey is a gentle way to lighten hair without using harsh chemicals and there are a range of products that use it as an active ingredient in hair care. One of our vetted stylists, JD, did an amazing job on this highlight.

     You don’t even have to go full blonde! Well placed Sugar Honey Highlight can’t make your color pop without being too unnatural. Creating natural highlights with honey is a gentle way to lighten hair without using harsh chemicals and there are a range of products that use it as an active ingredient in hair care. One of our vetted stylists, JD, did an amazing job on this highlight.

     If you are looking to accomplish some more subtle dimensions, try some darker highlights. Asami Shirinashihama. Skin-tones with a warm undertone can wear the latest iced-brown hair colors with cool-blonde balayage for a fashionable, daily hairstyle that can be worn naturally straight or with defined waves.  This gently tousled hairstyle has a V-shaped back highlighted in medium beige-blonde for a casual look.

     If you are looking to accomplish some more subtle dimensions, try some darker highlights. Asami Shirinashihama. Skin-tones with a warm undertone can wear the latest iced-brown hair colors with cool-blonde balayage for a fashionable, daily hairstyle that can be worn naturally straight or with defined waves.  This gently tousled hairstyle has a V-shaped back highlighted in medium beige-blonde for a casual look.

     Looking for a bolder look? Adding some waves and texture to dark colors really emphasizes lengths. Golden brown shades are making a comeback this year, try touching your hair up with some highlights in this shade. The result on darker colored hair is so elegant, and it compliments a lighter. This bold highlight and texturization by Bessy Corea really shows off the natural colors in this hair style

     Looking for a bolder look? Adding some waves and texture to dark colors really emphasizes lengths. Golden brown shades are making a comeback this year, try touching your hair up with some highlights in this shade. The result on darker colored hair is so elegant, and it compliments a lighter. This bold highlight and texturization by Bessy Corea really shows off the natural colors in this hair style

     Nadya is a stylist at our Downtown salon. It’s hard to tell just how many colors are in this gorgeous highlight design by Nadya. Layers of color shading make the hair appear thicker than it normally is. If you are looking for a bigger, bolder look ask your stylist for a multicolored highlight, it may be the change you’ve been looking for.

    Dean, a stylist at our downtown salon, did some amazing work on this warm tone balayage. Golden browns and other warm shades have made a comeback this year, and the reason truly shows in this style. Her hair is seamlessly shining under the lights, proving for a truly picture perfect look! The added soft curls towards the bottom emphasize the shadows and do a great job of separating the colors! This would look fantastic on just about any hair type.

    Dean, a stylist at our downtown salon, did some amazing work on this warm tone balayage. Golden browns and other warm shades have made a comeback this year, and the reason truly shows in this style. Her hair is seamlessly shining under the lights, proving for a truly picture perfect look! The added soft curls towards the bottom emphasize the shadows and do a great job of separating the colors! This would look fantastic on just about any hair type.

     Iced Hair colors are hot this year. These beautifully blended shades of warm copper and silver blonde truly make any style pop! Here is a gorgeous example from Eda, one of our stylists at flagship salon. These beautifully blended copper, beige and silver-blonde shades catch the light and change constantly on a straight, casual look with curvy tips.

     Natural looks are just as popular these days and there are a few tricks you can use to really help your natural look stand out. Our Stylist Dragan crafted a beautiful balayage on this natural brunette. The varied shape of the waves and direction create extra volume, giving a much fuller look. The result is a subtly attractive, yet casual finish. Truly a look to try out this season!

     Natural looks are just as popular these days and there are a few tricks you can use to really help your natural look stand out. Our Stylist Dragan crafted a beautiful balayage on this natural brunette. The varied shape of the waves and direction create extra volume, giving a much fuller look. The result is a subtly attractive, yet casual finish. Truly a look to try out this season!

How to Get started

      Find the highlights and style you’re looking for? Book an appointment today and easily select which expert technician you want to work with. We pride ourselves in having one of the best staff of hair stylists in New York City, prepared to meet your needs. Ask us about any current promotions we’re offering this month, and browse our extensive inventory of luxury haircare products catering to all hair types.  We look forward to servicing you at either one of our clean, and safe hair salons. Get the highlights you dream of today.

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