OTT Summer hair colours

Summer is here and it’s time to make hair statements. And what better way to do that than with a brand new, OTT summer hair colour? This is a great way to make a bold statement wherever you are, and it immediately changes up your entire look. If that sounds exciting to you — join the club. Here at All Things Hair, trying out new OTT hair colours is what we do best. So, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite, fun summer shades. Keep scrolling for our top ten.



woman with short peach-coloured hair tied into half-up space buns
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A universally flattering shade, this summer hair colour suits just about everyone. You can customise this colour to suit your skin tone and aesthetic — because peach is a mix of pink and orange, you can make it as warm or cool-toned as you like.


Pale blonde

Summer hair colour: woman with very short, pale blonde natural hair in a fade haircut
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A classic summer hair colour, pale blonde will always be a favourite to come back to. It’s just so bright and beautiful – perfect for the happy season.

The only downfall of going blonde is that the bleaching and dyeing process can cause damage. Give your bleached strands some extra TLC to help it get stronger and healthier with nourishing and repairing haircare products. One of our favourite repairing ranges is the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Shampoo and Conditioner.


Fiery red

summer hair colour: woman with bright red natural hair
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If you’re really looking to make an impact, you can’t go wrong with red. A bright, fiery red is the perfect summer hair colour to make a statement no matter where you go.



woman with long bob haircut with a fringe, dyed aquamarine blue with dark tips
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Cool tones more your thing? Go for aquamarine. This jewel-toned blue is a fun, eye-catching summer hair colour with an icy edge.


Frosty white

woman with long straight, sleek white hair
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Speaking of icy… have you considered an icy white for summer? It’s such a contrast to the hot weather, it serves as the perfect compliment to the summer season.

This summer hair colour looks amazing when the hair is shiny and healthy-looking. Spritz a bit of the Toni&Guy Finishing Shine Spray for the most gorgeous shine and smooth finish.


Hot pink

woman with her hair styled in long cornrows with bright pink ends
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Embrace the fun side of the silly season with hot pink hair. We love how this babe has created hot pink ombre cornrows, paired with bright orange eye makeup. Now this is getting ready for the December holiday!


Mint green

summer hair colour: woman with pastel green hair
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A summer hair colour with a mystical vibe, this mint green is not one to be underestimated.

Like all pastel hues, achieving this hair colour means that your hair will get damaged from the bleaching and dyeing process. This is because before it can be dyed mint green, your hair will need to be lightened to platinum blonde. Keep your hair strong, healthy and looking its greatest with a restorative hair mask. A great option is the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Treatment Masque.


Sunflower yellow

summer hair colour: woman with bright yellow hair cut in a bob hairstyle
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Become a (literal) ray of sunshine with this bright hue. After all, nothing screams “Summer” more than sunflower yellow.



woman with purple wavy hair
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OTT but kinda low-key, lilac is a great option for those who want that ‘out-there’ summer hair colour, without having to make a super bold statement. Instead, this shade will give your look a soft, romantic vibe.


Unicorn streaks

summer hair colour: woman with long colourful hair
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Do you know what we can never get enough of? Unicorn colours. Whether they’re pastels or bright shades, we love them all. And the best thing about unicorn streaks is that you don’t even have to commit to bleaching or dyeing your hair. This look can be achieved by using hair chalk.

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