Hair Color Ideas That’ll Make This Summer Feel Totally Fresh for Blondes, Brunettes, and Redheads
Temperatures are rising, days are getting longer, and chilled drinks on the beach are looking pretty good—summertime has arrived, and you know what else that means. We’re all itching to hit the refresh button on our hair color to make our locks feel as bright and fresh as a sun-kissed summer glow. This season is all about capturing brilliant shades of gold, caramels, coppers, and chocolates with a livened-up, but lived-in, finish. Summer isn’t the time to settle for boring, and these summer hair colors for blondes, brunettes, and redheads alike are providing plenty of bold inspiration. From the stunning flecks of honey to the rich shades of mocha, you’re going to want to bottle up these gorgeous hair colors for summer ASAP.
If you’re naturally dirty blonde or bronde, your locks will love some fresh gold, honey, and caramel balayage to create bright, warm color for summer.
It looks like this chocolate brown mane has been dipped into a vat of honey or gold, creating a shade that will catch the sunlight like a blonde without having to stray from your brunette roots.
A gold-flecked copper makes for a vivacious summertime pick for redheads—because when the season kicks off, the last thing we want is dull color.
While rich, monochromatic chocolate brown never goes out of style, natural-looking strokes of caramel will make it look like you’ve been spending plenty of time outdoors before summer even hits.
This luminescent shade looks like a sparkling glass of champagne. Cool pearl blonde seriously glimmers against a butter base for a glowing finish.
Enhance a deep brown base shade for spring and summer by layering it with subtle touches of toffee and caramel. It especially strikes an ultra-flattering note on corkscrew curls like these.
This rosé-inspired pastel pairs with light blonde shades flawlessly, and who wouldn't love to match their hair color to their favorite lipstick shade?
Create this dynamic color by blending a few different hair shades, such as golden blonde, rich caramels, toasty chestnuts, and darker brown, for a natural result that grows out flawlessly. Adding a little extra honey blonde makes it spring and summer-approved.
This fire-engine red shade is inspired by your spice cabinet. The vivid cayenne red brings out fair skin and eyes like no other. Keep it fresh and bright between highlights with a gloss.
These dark locks might look deceivingly simple, but the rich raven-blue undertones keep the ultra-dark hair looking enviously lush. For naturally dark-haired ladies, a gloss can get the job done.
For deep blondes, rich honey and amber shades will add such a bright and zingy touch for summer when you want to embrace a sun-kissed style without going incredibly light.
Nothing gives a punch of spice to dark mocha or cool raven base shades than warm cinnamon balayage. The rich brown gives flair to already dark hair, making it a no-brainer for the warmer months.
This trend feels as romantic as a fairytale. A muted rose gold strikes the perfect balance—not totally blonde, not super pink, not solely gold.
This vibrant warm-weather color isn’t for the faint of heart—but it'll bring out your bold side in no time. Orange-red ginger is given a bright twist with pronounced gold touches.
There might not be a brunette shade that's going to catch more of the summer sun than this metallic take. From metallic copper-rose to soft blush-rose, rose brown makes us swoon every time.
The multi-dimensional blonde marries neutral beige brown with warm blonde shades to give us one of the most flattering, transitional colors we’ve seen for summer.
This purple-brown shade looks amazing on cool skin tones, and leaving the ends chocolate brown keeps it wearable and fun. The eye-catching color makes a statement without going too bold.