Thanksgiving is the once-in-a-year occasion when we express gratitude, hold family gatherings, and celebrate communal warmth.
Whether you’re the host or the guest, Thanksgiving can be a chance for us to rock our new and gorgeous hairstyle. This journal introduces to you five hair color ideas that can light up your Thanksgiving spirit and recommend hair accessories that add more flavors to your hairstyle.
As we speak of Thanksgiving we are very grateful to work with top salon professionals from around the globe. For this journal article, we have chosen hair colors from Iles Formula Salon Ambassadors. To find an Iles Formula Salon near you check out our locations page.
1. Subtle highlights can add dimension and texture to your look
Subtle highlights will give your hair more dimensions and create the illusion of more layered hair. This coloring style will make your hair look fuller and will frame and flatter your face beautifully.
When it comes to color choices, medium brown highlights can give you a calmer and more mature look, while lighter highlights such as blonde highlights can make you look more vibrant and spirited.
Hair by Iles Formula Ambassador Salon @salonhoneyindy
Hair by Iles Formula Ambassador Salon @ryanmscottsdale
Hair by Iles Formula Ambassador Salon @damonramezani_official
Hair by Iles Formula Ambassador Salon @stephanie.putnam.hair
Lots of celebrities and TV characters are styled with hair highlights to accentuate their face shape and to escalate a sense of perkiness. Think of Rachel Green from Friends, Penny from The Big Bang Theory, and Serena van der Woodson from Gossip Girl. They all use playful highlights to portray their light-hearted and quirky characters. Highlighting colors can be very versatile, and common choices are honey blonde, caramel blonde, ashy blonde, creamy blonde, beige blonde, vanilla blonde, auburn, chocolate, cinnamon, gold brown, golden bronze… the list is endless.
If you want to surprise your family and friends with an expressive, fun-loving attitude this festive season, go for the highlighted look!
Hair by Iles Formula Ambassador Salon @julianaortega.hair
2. Ombre hair allows you to be fun and creative!
Ombre hair is symbolized by the short transition between dark-colored hair and lighter-colored or dyed hair. Different from highlights, an ombre hair look has few vertical lines visible in your hair.
Hair by Iles Formula Ambassador Salon @lesalon.by.stephanie
Just like highlights, an ombre-styled hairdo also allows you to choose all the creative colors you feel like.
If you have naturally dark brown hair, an ombre look transitioning into auburn or blonde hair will make you look unique, classy, and ultimately gorgeous. Nonetheless, to obtain a lighter hair color, it is necessary to bleach your hair before applying colors.
It is recommended to go to a hair salon to get your hair lightened, and if you want to be flexible with which color to put on your hair, you can use demi-permanent or semi-permanent hair dye on your lightened hair and alternate between temporary hair colors. The benefit of doing this is that you can change to another semi-permanent hair color after the first color washes off. You can even look different every day throughout the Thanksgiving holiday!
3. Or go for the timeless platinum blonde for this holiday season…
Platinum blonde is an ageless hair color. From the timeless Marilyn Monroe to the captivating Jennifer Lawrence, celebrities will also dye their hair platinum blonde for an iconic look! Even stars with naturally deep and dark hair colors, such as Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, dyed their hair platinum blonde at one point! Dying your whole head platinum blonde can show sharpness, ambition, determination, and often, sexiness. For a naturally based brunette, it's best to give a hint of darkened roots to make the blonde belong.
Hair by Iles Formula Ambassador Salon @carachelesalon
Hair by Iles Formula Ambassador Salon @salina.el.salon
Hair by Iles Formula Ambassador Salon @tammy_mandcohairdesign
Depending on your natural hair color, bleaching your hair to platinum blonde can cause severe damage to your hair if not properly cared for. Damaged hair will look coarse and lifeless, downgrading your entire look. Hence, if you want to maintain the platinum blonde look, quality hair care products are essential. The Iles Formula Signature Collection offers all you need for the best hair care routine. This box contains our award-winning Shampoo, Conditioner, and Finishing Serum that gently cleanse, nurture, and protect your hair to reduce split ends and smoothen coarse hair. The products do not contain parabens, sulfates, silicones, and harmful detergents, so you can rest assured your hair only gets the best nutrients! The Finishing Serum included in the box also offers color-fade protection so you can rest assured your color stays as beautiful as possible. Platinum blonde may take tones of yellow through hot tools, so be sure to protect the hair from heat with Iles Formula Finishing Serum
4. Bring back the single-strand chunky highlights!
If we are feeling nostalgic, Avril Lavigne rocked her blonde hair with two single strands of chunky red highlights in her album - The Best Damn Thing. If you choose to have a single strand of highlights, usually, a bold color works the best. A strand of red highlights would look gorgeous on dark-colored hair, and blue and pink stand out on lighter-colored hair.
Hair by Iles Formula Ambassador Salon @soullovey
5. Full-head bold color ideas for you!
At this time of the year, the day gets shorter, and the night gets longer. Against the dark backdrop in this cold weather, going for a bold-colored full head will make heads turn for you. Bold red hair can pair amazingly with green eyes, creating a mystique and extraterrestrial look.
Meanwhile, auburn hair or copper hair highlights blue eyes, giving you a dreamy and queen-like aura. Autumnal shades such as auburn or copper hair also blend in stunningly with the fall season, in tune with frosted maple leaves and harvested golden pumpkins. Emily Blunt wore full-head auburn hair in Devil Wears Prada, enhancing her look as an ambitious professional and an aspiring fashionista.
Hair by Iles Formula Ambassador Salon @lesalon.by.stephanie
If you aim to fully bring on the icy feeling of the cold fall and upcoming winter, lavender hair might be a good choice. For something a little warmer opt for rose shades that will not only make you stand out in the crowd but will also highlight the sense of creativity and expressivity in your personality.
Hair by Iles Formula Ambassador Salon @jarrod.hair1111
6. How to accessorize your hair?
Hair accessories can add colors to your hair and diversify your looks easily. These 100% Silk, French handmade Iles Formula Twilly Hair Ties allow you to showcase your hair with vivid colors whether you choose to go with a low bun or a high ponytail.
To hold your hair in the perfect place for your hairdo and appear flawless for festive social events, apply the Iles Formula Finishing Serum before tying your hair up! Remember this serum has protection against UV + Color fade +heated tools +humidity without ever weighing hair down.
Ready to pick your Thanksgiving hair look? Do not forget to tag us @ilesformula_hair and #ilesformula on your social media to let us know which look you are going to own this festive season!