“With every season comes a fresh start, and changing your hair is such an exciting and expressive way to do that,” says Guy Tang, hair educator and founder of #myidentity. So whether you’re thinking about trying an all-over color change or just a few highlights, there are plenty of options to choose from.
“After getting out of quarantine, people are wanting something easy or something fun,” says celebrity colorist Amber Maynard Bolt. “We’re seeing bolder color decisions at the salon.” To give you a head start on figuring out what color will work for you, Bolt and Tang share some hot hair colors that will be trending this summer.
1: Soft, Natural Beige
This cool shade is best described as the color of sand. The controlled warmth and ash undertones create a shiny, summery feel, especially when used to highlight dark hair.
“Bring light to dark hair by concentrating the natural beige highlights around the face and ends of the hair”.
2: Bold Highlights
Bold highlights are a big summer trend. Lighten your natural shade with high contrast placements to give a bright, bold result full of dimension.
“This type of blonde enhances a warm-medium skin complexion or adds brightness to a cool-medium complexion”.
3: Rose Blonde
The rich hue and metallic shimmer of this rose gold color makes a bold summer statement. Featuring a warm blend of golden blonde, pink, and red, this color accentuates peach and gold tones in those with a warmer skin tone.
“This stunning tone brings excitement to the hair”.
Pastel hair colors provide an instant cool factor and can be customized to suit anyone. From pink to green and every color in between, you’re bound to be spoiled for choice.
“Pastels work well for those who are already blonde and want an easy color change,” says Bolt. “Alternatively, if you’re willing to brave endless hours in the chair to live on the wild side of life, pastel color is for you.
This trending fusion of brown and blonde is perfect for lightening up darker hair.
“The combination works for all complexions and really awakens the skin,” says Tang. “I like this type of blonde highlight on curly hair because it really showcases the curl’s shape, texture, and dimension. When your hair is all a dark color, it’s hard to see curl definition.”
6: Opposite Tones
Create a unique shade and give your hair a burst of life by blending opposite tones together.
“This look is best achieved by using a color melting technique. Pick two shades close to the same level but opposite in tone,” says Tang. “Opposite tones tend to suit neutral skin tones as they can pull off both cool and warm combinations.”