Summer is here and you can say that we are mildly excited. Ok, we are in full-on freak out get us to the beach mode, but I digress. While fun in the sun is on our to-do list, we also love this time as a way to experiment with our hair by testing out new styles and hair colors. While a color change isn’t for everyone, we think that even the color shy can dabble (even ever so slightly) into trying out a new hair. Read on to discover some of our favorite looks that may just inspire your next summer hair color.
Summer Hair Color Ideas
1. Blonde with a Twist
Go lighter is typically seen as a must-try summer hair color. And going blonde is certainly one of our favorite ways to lighten things up a bit. If you are going for lighter hair (or happen to have light locks), why not enhance your hair a bit with a streak of your favorite color? There are tons of semi-permanent hair color options out there, where you can dabble in this trend a bit without having to commit to it past Labor Day.
2. Rainbow Hair
For those that are full-on into color, the rainbow hair look is calling your name. Opt for some of your favorites as your colorist works with you to figure out where the rainbow hair colors will be placed. If that is too permanent for you, try some spray on solutions to see how new hues will look on your hair.
3. Chocolate Hues
And there’s the other camp of color for those that just want one color process. We love the rich look of chocolate and bold hues that can be dramatic for a blonde or red hair to try, and something subtle if you have lighter brown hair.
4. Two-Toned Red
Another cool way to color your hair this summer is to try out dyeing your natural hair. This looks particularly incredible on natural hairstyles as the black hair looks fierce set against the red. If you are going for this look, be ready for some heads to turn your way.
5. Deep Red
Another all-over color idea we love is deep red. This could be an excellent transitional shade for brunettes or those with brown hair as they up the ante for a fire engine hue. Bonus: this look can take you into fall.
6. Icy Blonde
As we mentioned, blonde hair is the it color for the summer. One color we have been loving is the icy, almost white hues that can really ‘pop’ on those who have previously dark hair. If you are going for this look, be sure to get regular root touch-ups to maintain its vibrancy throughout the summer.
7. Subtle Highlights
Sometimes only simple highlights will do. And that’s totally cool, especially since the right highlight can bring out the tones of your hair without having to add that much color. This looks particularly stunning with sun-kissed highlights that frame and illuminate the face. Bonus: They can grow out with your hair if you happen to get sick of them.
What summer hair color are you going to try?