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Sarah Hyland's dark new hair color for spring

We often lighten up our look for spring, but Sarah Hyland's new hair color and style has us reconsidering the tradition.
/ Source: TODAY

We’ve long had the habit of lightening up our look for spring, but Sarah Hyland has turned tradition on its head, taking her hair deeper and darker instead — and it’s fabulous.

“This look is fantastic on Sarah. The deep, rich tone accentuates her big, beautiful eyes and skin tone perfectly. This trend is happening today instead of the traditional approach [of lighter hair] in spring. More and more women are asking for that sultry, deep brunette,” said George Alderete, the North American ambassador for Keune Haircosmetics.

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It’s all about creating a contrast, he added, whatever that means for your own look.

"I love this new color," said Sheenon Olson, celebrity hairstylist and creative director for ATMA Beauty. "It is traditional to go lighter for spring, because your skin tone gets tan and the lightness creates a contrast.” But in Hyland’s case, Olson explained, her skin tone is relatively light so the darker hair creates an amazing contrast.

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“Her eyes also got lost with the lighter hair and now are able to stand out against this dark tone. As a rule of thumb, picking hair color should be done based not only upon the season, but your personal skin tone, eye color and, most of all, what you feel comfortable wearing,” Olson said.

Alderete agrees and reminded us that a conversation between client and colorist is vital. “Keep in mind, the balance of eye color and skin tone will always be the common denominator to the correct color choice from light to dark,” he said.