Watermelon Hair: The Latest Food-Inspired Hair Color Craze

Miriam Herst | 16 March 2018
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The hair color trend that’s taking the spring and summer seasons by storm. 

Watermelon hair, the latest food-inspired hair color trend, arrives just in time for the spring and summer months. This bright and bold watermelon-inspired color combination is eye-catching in the best way. If you’re thinking about trying watermelon hair color yourself, you’ll want to check out then best of these styles from some of our favorite Instagram hair color experts:

Watermelon Hair

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Go literal. Photo credit: Serah Shirley of @SerahDoesHairahh

1. Watermelon Undercut

Serah Shirley, hair stylist, colorist and self-titled Fantasy Color Specialist, is the mastermind behind this watermelon undercut. This watermelon undercut incorporates the signature pink and green colors in the longer portion of the style while also including a literal piece of watermelon in the undercut.

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Pair your fresh color with a fresh cut. Photo credit: Serah Shirley of @SerahDoesHairahh

2. Edgy Bob

Shirley created this look, as well, and we can’t get enough of these edgy layers she incorporated into the style. The bright shades of green and pink complement each other perfectly.

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Go with a very literal watermelon pattern. Photo credit: Serah Shirley of @SerahDoesHairahh

3. Classic

Is there such thing as a classic watermelon-inspired style? If there is, we found it. Shirley mimicked a watermelon pattern on this lob and colored the hair so it transitions from pink, to white, to green.

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Take some inspiration from this color combination. Photo credit: Liz Cordis of @Liz.Colors

4. Watermelon-Inspired

If you’re looking for a watermelon hair color style that isn’t quite as literal, this is the look for you. Liz Cordis created this watermelon-inspired look by incorporating the pink and green colors into long classic waves.

If you’re looking to recreate the color and the waves featured in this look, don’t forget to prep your hair with Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting Mist before you style your strands. Then, use a 1 1/2 inch curling iron to create these loose waves.

NEXXUS PROMEND HEAT PROTECTING MIST

Editor’s note: No matter which style you choose to go with, be sure to swap out your usual shampoo and conditioner for a color protecting duo. We love Suave Professionals Color Protection Shampoo and Suave Professionals Color Protection Conditioner.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS COLOR PROTECTION SHAMPOO
SUAVE PROFESSIONALS COLOR PROTECTION CONDITIONER

Looking for more food-inspired hair color trends? Check out the pumpkin spice hair trend.

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