There’s something about summer that makes us want to lean into a new look. And if you’re not quite ready to let the stylist’s scissors near your length, it could be the perfect time to experiment with a new hair color instead! Whether you’re looking to go lighter, brighter, or get into completely new vibes altogether, there are a ton of fun options trending right now to choose from, ranging from pastel hues and platinum blonde to the deepest midnight black.
If you love switching up your hair color based on the season, and you’re getting ready to take the plunge, these nine summer color trends will tickle you pink. Or blonde, or bronze… you get the idea. Let’s get into it!
Keke Palmer’s deep brunette color with eye-catching tone-on-tone highlights effortlessly showcases that you don’t always have to go lighter for summer to look haute.
This season’s copper color du jour is a lighter, softer red; a muted set of shades ranging from the sweetest strawberry blonde to vibrant peach tones.
Warm Honey Blonde
Keeping slightly dark roots that wind down to a warm honey-blonde color can help make your post-summer color maintenance a much lighter lift.
We know Cardi B is the queen of the switch-up, but here she flawlessly models the right way to go dark for summer and that is to increase the contrast with a rich, shiny midnight onyx.
Major trend alert: dusting a pop of color onto the top of your hair, or weaving in under layers of pastels like soft green, blue, pink, and lavender with your natural color offers subtle but fabulous layers of hair-flipping fun.
Wine Colored Reds
From merlot to deep almost-purple shades, wine-colored reds are in. Halle Bailey’s hair stylist has been crafting the ultimate wine-tinted glam for the singer/actress from soft Old Hollywood curls for the Met Gala in NYC to long loose waves for The Little Mermaid premiere in LA.
Teddy Bear Blonde
Color blocking is an easy way to try out your ideal color this summer, by dyeing your hair two different, but complementary colors. Keep it subtle just to frame the face like Shawtysin’s look, or go for bold, blocked color all over your crown.
True to form, Barbie is setting trends for her fans everywhere—especially with the soon-to-be-released film hitting theaters this summer. We love to see her signature platinum blonde get a brown girl twist, like this super short and savvy cut on Danielle Young.
Are you excited to change up your look this summer? Let us know in the comments below!