For 2016, Cunningham predicts brunettes will take the leap to blonde, lightened ends will brighten up complexions and rich, all-over color is the answer to all the current highlighting trends.
When thinking about lightened ends, Cunningham cites Chrissy Teigen as a prime example.
"The blending of highlights and balayage together allows Chrissy Teigen to wear her highlights without having to frequently touch up in between appointments and creates a seamless look without an obvious line of demarcation between the roots and the ends," Cunningham says. "Using the new Free Hand Creamy Lightener from Redken's Blonde Idol Professional Haircolor Collection 2.0 creates beautiful, lightened ends that help make her appear brighter without compromising her long locks.
Natural level 4, dark brown
1 scoop Flash Lift Maximum Power Lightening Powder
1 oz. 20 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer
1 oz. Blonde Idol Oil Booster
2 packettes Blonde Idol Customizable Blue Powder Activator
2 oz. 30 vol. Pro-oxide Cream Developer
1 oz. 09N Vanilla Creme Shades EQ Gloss
1 oz. 09NB Cayenne Shades EQ Gloss
2 oz. Shades EQ Processing Solution