14 hot summer hair colours to dye for

Amra | 13 June 2018

News just in: these are the summer hair colours to know…

Ready to welcome the warm weather with a gorgeous new hair but not sure what summer hair colours are hot right now? We’ve got you.

Whether it’s a subtle update on your natural shade or an entirely new look you’re after, there’s a sizzling array of summer hair colour ideas to take your fancy, below.

14 summer hair colours to keep on your radar


summer hair colours: close up shot of woman with candy floss pink wavy hair with yellow flowers in it, wearing sunset-inspired makeup with yellow top, posing in a bedroom setting
Candy floss hair, don’t care! Credit: Instagram.com/moodhairinc

1. Candy floss pink

Thinking about getting pink hair? We bet that this sweet, universally-flattering candy floss shade is inspiring you to take the plungeCredit: @moodhairinc

back shot of woman with long wavy peach coloured ombre hair at a salon
Smoked peach hair looks as delicious as it sounds! Credit: Instagram.com/kimwasabi

2. Smoked peach

There’s never enough sun during the day here in the UK, but you can be sure to brighten up your hair with this smoked peach ombre. Plus, it’s the perfect option to try if you’re afraid to dye your entire head of hair. Credit: @kimwasabi

Dove Colour Care Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Want to tap into one of the summer hair colours we’ve mentioned above? Then you’ll need to switch up your usual wash and care system for one specifically formulated for dyed hair.

We especially love the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner, which will help to maintain your hue’s vibrancy, plus keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.

summer hair colours: close up shot of woman with rose brown layered hair, wearing nude top and posing in a bedroom setting
Finally, a hair trend that’s brunette friendly. Credit: Instagram.com/kyleekinns

3. Rose brown

When it comes to summer hair colour ideas, rose gold always finds its way to the top. But now this previously blondes-only trend is being extended to brunettes this season — and we’re seriously excited.

Coined as rose brown, this subtle shade marries a brunette base colour with rosy pink woven seamlessly throughout. Credit: @kyleekinns

side view of a woman with silver blonde hair in a loose bun wearing sunglasses
Thanks to Khaleesi, silver blonde hair is the hottest hue to try. Credit: Instagram.com/happilygrey

4. Silver blonde hair

Calling all Game of Thrones fans! You’ll be happy to know that Khaleesi-inspired silver blonde hair is still one of the summer’s most coveted looks.

If you’re tempted but want a more office-friendly take on this striking look, take note of this trendsetter’s mane. She’s styled her hue into a loose, messy low bun that’s just the epitome of cool. Credit: @happilygrey

summer hair colours: nrussian fashion model natasha poly with vanilla blonde hair on Instagram
This delicious vanilla blonde hair colour is perfect for summer and beyond. Credit: Instagram.com/natashapoly

5. Vanilla blonde hair

Bold, bright blondes like the last look aren’t always going to be everyone’s cup of tea. So if you’re looking for subtle summer hair colours ideas, this ‘nude’ vanilla blonde is for you.

This creamy hue features a blend of buttery blonde and gold tones, creating the effect of a naturally sun-kissed shade that’s just gorgeous. Credit: @natashapoly

summer hair colour ideas: close up shot of instagram influencer tammy hembrow with ash blonde hair, wearing white top and posing against a wardrobe
This cool-toned colour can be tailored to flatter your skin. Credit: Instagram.com/tammyhembrow

6. Ash blonde

Another understated shade you can try this summer is ash blonde. It’s summer-ready but actually, it’ll help make you look glowing in the winter, too, so it’s a good all-rounder. Credit: @tammyhembrow

back shot of woman with bronde hair wearing yellow jumper at a salon
Here comes the sun! Credit: Instagram.com/christinesilvermancolor

7. Sun-kissed

Want a way to make dark strands radiate summer vibes? In that case, like this Instagrammer, you should try getting sun-kissed highlights put in.

Whether you choose to get ombre or go down the palm painting route depends on the result you want, but one thing’s for sure: you’ll look like a Cali-babe 24/7.  Credit: @christinesilvermancolor

summer hair colours: shot of ashley tisdale with golden brown shoulder length hair
Gold + brown = the dreamiest shade ever! Credit: Instagram.com/ashleytisdale

8. Golden brown

Can’t shake off your love for golden and brown hair hues? Well, you’ll be happy to know that golden brown hair does exist and it’s a dreamy combo.

With these warm, honey-toned highlights, you’ll be able to give even the mousiest strands a sunny new lease on life. Credit: @ashleytisdale

summer hair colour ideas: close up shot of woman with dark brown hair, wearing printed headscarf and posing on a street
Sweet like chocolate! Credit: Instagram.com/wolfiecindy

9. Chocolate brown

Thought rich brunettes were just for autumn/winter? A departure from the usual summer hair colours, this sophisticated chocolate brown shade immediately looks holiday-ready with the addition of a printed headscarf. Credit: @wolfiecindy

summer hair colours: close up shot of woman with strawberry red and peach hair, wearing red lipstick and red outfit
When you mix strawberry red with peach tones, you get this gorgeous hue. Credit: Instagram.com/eve.frsr

10. Strawberry peach

What says ‘holiday hair’ better than a cocktail-inspired blend of fruity strawberry and peach tones? Good enough to eat, this peachy pink bob also shows you don’t need to have flowing locks to make an impact with colour. Credit: @eve.frsr

Up next: Short ombre hair ideas.

summer hair colours ideas: emma roberts with red spicy hair wearing blue frilly shirt posing
Are you ready to add some spice into your life and your hair? Credit: Instagram.com/nikkilee901

11. Cayenne spice

Spicy shades of red like this cayenne-tinted auburn, are about as bold as you can go while still looking natural. Feeling hot hot hot? Credit: @nikkilee901

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Colour Smoothing Serum

Editor’s tip: Give your coloured tresses a major dose of TLC with the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Colour Smoothing Serumwhich is perfect for tackling frizz and boosting shine.

summer hair colour ideas: close up shot of woman with pastel blue wavy hair with dark brown roots, wearing black top and posing against a blue background
You won’t feel blue with this hair colour in your life. Credit: Instagram.com/sandrarileytang

12. Denim

There won’t be a cloud in sight with this pastel blue denim hue. We especially love the multiple shades of blue and lilac running through, which adds an extra dimension. Credit:@sandrarileytang

summer hair colour ideas: close up shot of woman with long, pastel mint green hair, wearing blue top and posing outside a hair salon
Ready to dip your toes into the green hair world? Credit: Instagram.com/artisanhairandspa

13. Mermaid green

Always wanted to live out your mermaid dreams? A minty, pastel green like the shade on this beach babe will allow to channel your inner Ariel and make your holiday selfies the envy of all your friends. Credit: @artisanhairandspa

summer hair colour ideas: back shot of woman with lavender sombre hair at a salon
Love subtle colours? Then you’ll love this lush lavender hue! Credit: Instagram.com/evalam

14.  Lavender sombre

Brown-haired beauties rejoice! Lavender sombre is another understated (and oh-so-Instagrammable) way to play with colour and enhance your natural hue this summer.

It’s softer and less drastic than getting an all over dye, but still offers up a big style change that’ll keep your locks looking unique. Credit: @evalam_



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