Playful colors are all the rage for this year's hair trends. We encourage our readers to not shy away from color, and instead be bold and experiment with a glossy, multidimensional hue! We’ve rounded up 24 of the hottest hair color trends for the year; some are subtle if you are looking for a natural look, and others are statement-making! Kick off the season with a fresh, new do by trying out one of the trends below.
1. Holographic Hair
Holographic hair resembles a CD when you hold it to the light and refracts a rainbow of blue, yellow, purple and green hues. To achieve this colorful mane you will need to start with a blonde base and work with a stylist that is experienced at blending multiple colors seamlessly. All that time in the salon chair is worth it to achieve this cool, futuristic look. We suggest rocking a fishtail ponytail to accentuate the mix of colors in your hair.
2. Rose Gold Hair
Rose gold hair has been all the rage, and rightfully so! This pink tinted hue looks great on blonde or brown hair. You can rock all over color, highlights or just dye the ends of your hair. If you have ombre from last season this is the perfect upgrade to light up your look and ensure you look radiant this summer.
3. Peekaboo Highlights
We love how this look gives you a pop of color! If you are a fan of color but want to limit the hair damage, take a peek at our peekaboo hair extensions. These come in three playful colors and are made of 100% Remy human hair that can be styled and curled to achieve any look.
4. Color Melting
Color melting is when you combine multiple tones for a seamless hair color from your roots to tips. This fluid movement of colors is irresistible and would look glam with full, bouncy waves. Watch a tutorial to achieve this style here.
5. Watermelon Hair
This vivid color combo looks just as sweet as the juicy fruit! If you are feeling daring, try out this truly unique color combo on your tresses.
6. Fiery Red
This vivacious copper color is beautiful and impactful! To keep your fiery red hue, make sure to use shampoo and conditioner specifically for color treated hair.
Sandy blonde hair is elegant yet edgy, and this color is modernized to look more white/grey and less yellow. Brassy hair is out, and this icy hue is definitely in style! Make sure to use a deep conditioning treatment to prevent breakage from all that bleaching or try moisturizing your locks with baobab oil.
8. Geode Hair
This amethyst to navy ombre will have you looking just like a precious gemstone, and unlike platinum hair the geode hair trend doesn’t require bleach. Therefore the process is gentler on your tresses.
Eclipting is proved to be the next hot trend! To achieve this look you start with a darker base then place strategic highlights, which accentuate the cut of the hair and contour the face. No beauty blender required!
10. Smokey Lilac
The smokey lilac hair trend is a combination of deep, grayish purple to pale lavendar. This mystical combination offers a subtle hint of color that looks gray on darker hair colors and more vibrant on lighter tones. Style your smokey lilac hair in a boho twist braid for an effortless, textured look that is ideal for summer!
11. Pastel Pink Hair
Pastel hair is ultra femme and an easy to way to dip your toe into all these fun, playful hair color trends. Only problem is there are just so many to choose from, it’s hard to pick! Soft hues of pink, blue and lilac are quite popular and definitely look lovely styled with a flower crown. This trend requires you to bleach your hair thoroughly so the color is pronounced.
12. Strawberry Blonde
Shades of strawberry blonde include juicy hues of apricot and peach. This hair color flatters lighter skin tones and is a natural yet playful color to rock this year.
13. Dip Dye
Dip dye is a fun color trend where your hair looks like it was literally dipped in dye. Best part is having no hassle of having that awkward grow out stage. This trend looks particularly good on shorter bluntly cut styles. If this sounds like you, try out one of these fun summer hairstyles designed for short to medium length hair.
This trend isn’t going anywhere! Balayage is a classic as it’s easy to upkeep since you don’t color your roots. The highlights are softly blended throughout all your strands, which adds irresistible dimension.
15. Soft Blonde
Delicate blonde hues are forever popular. This soft, ultra light color sparkles in the light with the fine babylights placed throughout. This hair color trend is perfect for ladies with a feminine sense of style.
Just like the name suggests blorange is a hybrid of blonde and orange. This new take on the popular strawberry blonde and rose gold hair color is extra dreamy and vibrant! After all who could resist sunset peach hair? Try one of these festival inspired hairstyles for a fun summer look.
17. Denim Hair
This hair look joins the ranks of the other bold color trends in style this year. Denim hair is not too vibrant but also not pastel, this rich hue is like your favorite pair of Levi’s and will surely give you that ultra cool look you desire.
Ombre hair is a clear-cut combo of two colors, with typically darker natural roots and lighter bleached ends. This hairstyle is easy to maintain and you never have to worry about dreaded roots! Not convinced ombre hair is for you? Read our top 5 reasons why here and you just might be persuaded!
19. Deep Eggplant
Another perfect shade for fall is deep eggplant. This rich, jewel tone is bold and full of intensity. It especially looks great on darker complexions.
20. Streaks of Neon
Curious to experiment with unnatural shades but a bit nervous for the outcome? Start by getting a few neon streaks in your hair to see if you adore the vivid color. This trend is perfect for those daring few wanting to express their adventurous side.
If you have gray hair naturally, now is the time to flaunt it! Women are actually dyeing their hair gray as it’s the hot, new trend. This cool toned color can be maintained with purple shampoo to eliminate any brassiness. For extra care, follow these steps to keep your mane straight, silky and shiny and ensure your gray looks radiant, not dull!
Already sporting chocolate brown hair? Lighten it up for summer by going bronde! By adding in a few subtle blonde highlights your new do will shimmer in the sun.
This warm, rich color is just as luxurious as your favourite Bordeaux. This hair color is perfect for fall when you are tired of all the bright summer hues and want something to new to transition with the seasons.
With all these hair trends it’s almost impossible to decide which one to rock this year! We want to know which hair color trend is your favourite and the one you are dye-ing to try. Tell us in the comments below!
24. Amethyst Hair Color
Extend the life of your color between touch ups with fun, vibrant roots! Amethyst roots look amazing with platinum blonde hair, and this style keeps your hair healthier than bleaching it more frequently. Do you need any more reasons to try it out?