Jessica Alba is already wading into Spring 2022’s biggest hair color trend: expensive blonde.
On February 4, the Honest Beauty mogul debuted her dimensional golden bob in a video showing off her dramatic transformation from her prior deep chocolate look. “Another day, another hair style,” she captioned the Instagram Reel with a blonde emoji, tagging stylist Robert Ramos.
For those who don’t know, the term “expensive blonde” comes at the heel of the expensive brunette trend that swept forth in Fall 2021. “Expensive brunette is all about giving deeper hair energy, dimension, and detail,” celebrity hairstylist Tom Smith, European creative director for Evo Hair, explained back in November. “Expensive brunette is all about adding detail and interest with multiple deeper shades to make the result more dimensional and expensive looking.”
Similarly, Smith recently shared that the trick to making blonde hair look luxurious all comes down to adding subtle dimension. “It’s a really soft contrast so there are fewer shadows in the hair, but it’s not one set color,” he said. “There’s still dimension, there’s still highs and lows. Generally, it’s a warmer shade, but I think this is really going to do well in spring.”
Based on that description, Alba’s new look is the perfect example:
Though it’s been a while since Alba has sported blonde hair, she’s not the only celebrity going back to an old favorite. Gigi Hadid, who just recently boarded the expensive brunette train, is already back to blonde after less than a month.
After testing the trending look in early January, Hadid recently returned to a brighter, platinum tone. On January 25, stylist Elizabeth Sulcer posted a picture to Instagram of the model posing in a baby pink suit with long, golden waves. “GIGI 🤍 GLAM 🤍,” Sulcer wrote, tagging NYC-based hairstylist Panos Papandrianos.
Anyone else feeling the itch to go blonde? Check out Glamour’s list of blonde hair ideas to take to your next salon appointment.