Summer hair colors: 5 fun and bright shades to try this season

Summer 2018’S off to a bright start with these fun hair color trends that will definitely bring on the summer heat!

Few months in and 2018 is filling our Instagram feeds with iridescent hues that we just can’t seem to get enough of, from bright and vivid to softer, more muted shades. We realize this is the perfect time to try these summer hair colors because the rays of the hot summer sun will only make them look even more awesome, so we’re totally taking advantage!

We’ve seen everything from Unicorn Frappuccino-inspired pinks and purples to a geode hair color trend that became #hairgoals for the bold and daring. This summer, we’re turning it down a notch with equally bright yet easily wearable colors for those still not ready to commit to such vivid tints but still want to try something definitely on the radar.

Five fun and bright shades to try this season

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Summer hair color: Rose gold. Credit:

1. Rose Gold

This trend from late last year is still going strong. The romantic gradation from blond roots to pinkish ends is perfect for the summer. It’s fun but not too loud. Looks familiar? That’s because style icons including Kylie Jenner, Elle Fanning, Cara Delevingne and even the Hadid sisters have all sported this chic and trendy hue. By the way, each of these girls rocked it in their own way, which means you could, too!

Editor’s tip: This super light shade will require serious bleaching, and your hair will need serious TLC when everything’s done. Treat your mane to a weekly nourishing hair treatment by adding TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask to your routine. Its advanced formula cushions the hair cuticle and replenishes lost moisture, providing hair with hydrated shine and enhanced softness.

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Summer hair color: Millenial Pink

2. Millennial Pink

Rose not pink enough for you? If you’re looking for a brighter hue that isn’t overpowering or obnoxious, opt for a bold pastel that represents the color of the hipster: millennial pink. The modern shade looks great against other bright colors of today: lime green, banana yellow, just to name a few. And if you can’t commit to a full head of pink hair, try highlights to accentuate and soften stark blond hair.

Editor’s tip: Make that pretty pink shade last by washing it with products that are specially made for color-treated hair. We recommend Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner with Color Protect Complex. It’s designed to protect colored hair from dryness and dullness, enhances its vibrancy, and gives it up to 80% color protection.

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Summer hair color: platinum blonde

3. Platinum Blond

Complement the heat with platinum blond hair for a white hot summer. Platinum blond goes well with any length, whether it’s straight long hair or a layered bob. Instagram is exploding with dark skinned women sporting wisps of platinum or silver hair and it looks amazing! White, platinum, or silver hair also works well with darker colored roots if you want a multi-toned hairstyle.

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Summer hair color: Rainbow roots.

4. Rainbow Roots

Maybe you aren’t ready to go all-out and dye your hair a bright pink but still want to subtly sport fun colors on your mane. Opt to dye the roots in shades of the rainbow then let the rest of your strands flow naturally. Or if you want to attain a more striking effect, complement your multi-color roots with beach blonde locks.

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Summer hair color: Jewel-toned shades. Credit:

5. Jewel-Toned

Who would’ve know you can wear your birthstone on your hair? The geode trend may have come and gone but jewel-toned hair color is the next big thing. Sport ruby or sapphire hair on your natural hair color or on bleached hair for a lighter, more paste-hued look. You can even create a gradient by opting to sport two tones from the roots to the tips of your hair.

Go ahead and make your summer selfies more Instagram-worthy with these fun summer hair colors!

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