Thursday, December 6, 2012

Deep Emerald Green is 2013's Color of the Year

by Melissa White
Licensed Hair Stylist
Certified Hair Extension Artist

News broke today that the fashion world has named deep Emerald green as Color of the Year for 2013. Fashion-conscious women across the United States are being encouraged to wear this color, not only as a sign of the holiday season, but as a fashion statement. We've already seen the color popping up on the celebrity scene, and it will be making a huge impact on upcoming fashions for us all very soon.

Emerald Green
Color of the Year 2013

The great news about this is that this is a very flattering color for so many. It looks great not only on fair skinned women, but can create an exotic look on dark and olive skinned women. It compliments a variety of colors and is generally easy to wear for most all skin colors and hair colors making it very versatile and undoubtedly very popular. 

Greens on the Red Carpet

The exact Pantone color selected for this year's award was PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald.  

According to Pantone's own site, Emerald green is, "Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."

Indeed, the perception of the color emerald has long been one of sophistication and luxury. Emerald colors actually dramatizes all eye colors. It enhances green eyes, is compatible to blue eyes, emphasizes the green undertones in hazel eyes. For those with brown eyes, it can and intensify the eyes to make them appear deeper.

Emerald green flatters wide range of
skin tones and hair colors 

Sephora and Pantone have announced a new beauty collection based on the new color of the year for 2013 - Pantone 17-5641 Emerald. This collection will be available at Sephora exclusively starting in March 2013. 

I've always thought that Emerald green is a great color because it works so effortlessly to make one look and feel glamorous. It looks great with a full head of long, luxurious hair no matter what the hair color. And, it works great with hair extensions! Some may even elect to make a statement and have a strand or two of emerald locks added to their regular hair extensions. The latest fad of using vibrant colors with hair extensions makes this a truly trendy offering to kick off 2013!

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Pantone - Pantone Color of the Year 2013
Wall Street Journal - Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year

Melissa White is an experienced, licensed hair extension artist and stylist whose passion is to bring out the natural beauty in everyone by enhancing their own individual features with the use of exquisite hair extensions. Melissa has over 10 years of extensive training with the industries top hair extension companies in the newest techniques. Originally from Boston, Melissa has been in San Antonio for the past 8 years. She believes that everyone should be able to access and afford the hair of their dreams . . . thus the creation of Extensions of Yourself, San Antonio's first salon which specializes exclusively in quality hair extensions.