Summer Hair Colors That Will Be Huge in 2019
Summer is the perfect time for a hair color refresh. Longer days and beach vacations have us in a fun mood for something new at the salon. One of the biggest trends hitting Instagram and Pinterest is warm, coppery shades of auburn, but you don’t have to be a redhead to pull this look off. With seamlessly blendable techniques like balayage and babylights, you can add a hint of summer warmth to your natural color. If you want to keep it cool for the summer, go with a glossy black (emphasis on the shine!) or some icy highlights for an updated take on winter’s frosty trends. Whether you have blonde, brunette, red, or black hair, this summer hair color inspiration is too good. So make use of these lengthy days and book a salon appointment to get one of summer’s trendiest shades.
Try One of These Summery Shades This Season
Scores of celebs have been stepping out with red tones since 2019 began, and the summer couldn’t be a better time for you to get in on the coppery fun. Whether you have blonde, brunette, or black hair, you can add some auburn warmth to get in on these rusty hues. This copper creation is from stylist Kimemily Pham.
Similar to the cream soda hair trend that the Internet fell in love with, this soft shade isn’t quite blonde or brunette, and the “nude” base will differ for everyone depending on skin tone. This hair color is low-maintenance, which is perfect for summer when you should be jet-setting instead of in a chair getting highlight touchups. We love this example from celeb stylist Justin Anderson.
There’s no better time to brighten up a tired blonde tone than the summer! Bright blonde, like this one from stylist Anja Burton, isn’t quite platinum, but it’s lighter than your traditional blonde. This shiny, seamless shade is energized for a summer refresh.
Want to wear the season’s red trend without going full-on auburn? A deep brunette base melts into burgundy and coppery tones for the warmest, richest finish from stylist Sue Tyrell.
Rich, creamy brunettes are going to be huge this year. Reminiscent of our favorite chocolatey desserts, these brunette color jobs have a deep base and added depth from balayage and toners. This dreamy look is thanks to stylist Tauni Dawson.
Shadow roots have been big on the scene for a while now, and they’re not going anywhere soon. They look especially amazing when the shadow root matches your natural eyebrow color, like this dye job by @slim_color, which creates depth for your overall look.
Cool For The Summer
Your first instinct would be to go warm-toned for the summer, we know. Warm hues are beautiful in the summer sun, but this color job by stylist Cherin Choi makes the case for keeping it cool. A deep mahogany with several babylights in complementing cool tones looks incredible if you’re not into the copper trend.
Warm up to summer with a sunny blonde that’s like 24 karat magic. With golden hues like this look, brought to you by stylist Anja Burton, your blonde will shine like the sun all summer long.
Creamy, warm caramel tones make for the prettiest dirty bronde summer shade. Blending darker brunette with warm blonde shades makes this look from stylist Sue Tyrell a caramel dream.
Dimensional highlights in a warm, super subtle auburn are the perfect spring refresher. This isn’t the type of color job that will make everyone go, “Wow! You changed your hair!” It will make everyone say, “You look so good today—what is it about you that’s different?” This perfect barely-there look is the creation of stylist Cherin Choi, whose Instagram is full of natural looking highlights we love.
Here’s yet another stunning way to wear the season’s favorite red hues. A deep mahogany tinged auburn, like this one by celeb stylist Nikki Lee, will look so gorgeous in the summer sun.
You know how everyone dreams of achieving the perfect no-makeup makeup look? Well that’s what this is for hair color. Nobody wants obvious, streaky highlights, but stylist Morgan Parks managed to take “natural looking dye job” to the next level with her blending abilities. To nail a “your hair color but better” look, you’ll need an experienced stylist who can work with painting techniques and blend colors to recreate the way your natural color would react in the sun.
Summer is the perfect time for a little highlight because you can keep it up naturally from spending time in the sun! This look by stylist Justin Anderson weaves several warm shades of highlights through a brunette base for a sunkissed look that will last through every beach trip.
Go big or go home! If you’re feeling the warm coppers of summer, why not go all out? If you’re a natural redhead or strawberry-hued girl, the summer is the best time to amp up the warmth and shine. This look by stylist Sue Tyrell is evidence the payoff is major.
This dreamy shade is the sweetest example of tone perfection. Stylist Carolyn Godina created this look that’s almost a nude, almost a brown, but caught in a buttery in-between.
If you can pull of jet black hair, there’s no reason not to absolutely rock it. Be sure your stylist adds a gloss, like stylist Justin Anderson did here, for the most wow-worthy result that will keep your stands shiny.
Celeb stylist Nikki Lee created this warm look that screams summer. If you have a naturally warm brunette, you don’t need more than a few sunny highlights to bring your look into the season.
If you’re looking for an easy summer update, you can never go wrong with some warm highlights that frame your face, which mimics the way the sun would naturally highlight your hair in the summer. These gorgeous caramel highlights are thanks to @slim_color.
Life in Pink
Although the rainbow hair color trends have waned in popularity, one color remains strong for celebrities and Instagram-famous hair stylists—pink! Subtle nods to pink, like a highlight here or an overtone there, are the most 2019 way to wear the trend. This look by curly hair expert Leysa Carrillo isn’t in-your-face pink, but it’s so much fun for summer.
What’s a better color for summer than a creamy blonde reminiscent of sandy beaches? This soft blonde creation by Miyera Camacho isn’t a cool-toned shade that’s an easy transitional color, too.
Southern summers are unbearably hot. Cool off with frosty highlights on a cool-toned charcoal brunette. This look is laidback but powerful. This gorgeous inspiration is brought to you by stylist Tauni Dawson.
Dark-as-dark brunette is complemented by a slight blend of warm tones that look so natural for summer. It doesn’t take a major change to have a major impact. This incredible color is a product of stylist Cherin Choi’s incredible blending.
This stunning blonde created by hair stylist and curly hair expert Leysa Carrillo isn’t quite so icy as some versions of platinum, and a subtle shadow root adds depth and dimension. The slightly warmer way to do platinum is perfect for sunny summer months.
If we had to pin down an amazing summer color for girls with a deep brunette or almost-black base, this amber-hued balayage would probably be it. This color job by stylist Raven Camacho (who’s also responsible for those amazing curls) has all the warm tones of a summer sunset, which complements her natural color perfectly.
These warm, honey-hued highlights are the perfect complement to a natural brunette. DevaCurl Stylist Ezmeralda used a painting technique called Pintura to achieve this glowing look, which is specifically made for curly-haired beauties. The Pintura painting method creates gorgeous dimension with several colors throughout.
Not as white as bright blonde, not as warm as golden blonde—pearl blonde is dreamy middle ground. From stylist Carolyn Godina, this almost iridescent blonde will wow against your summer tan.