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30 Shades of Hot: Hair Colors for Spring 2016

Spring always brings the feelings of starting over, freshening up our lives, and livening up our hair. Maybe you’re just craving a little something different, or maybe you want a whole new look!  Let these 30 trendy hair colors for spring to help you decide.

#1 Pink Waves

This stunning look created by Goertz Hair boasts a burst of pink through a textured short style.

Hair Color for Spring with Pink Highlights

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light skin tones that look great in purples and pinks wear this shade well. Hair that is naturally wavy will make styling a breeze!

Tip:

To keep bright colors bright, wash your hair with cool water and use a dry shampoo in between to extend your washes.

#2 Apricot Dream

Rich apricot blonde paired with no fuss curls makes this look by Douglas Carroll Salon both on trend and easy to achieve.

Rich Apricot Blonde Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light skin tones that look great in warm colors such as yellows, corals and warm brown wear this color beautifully. Hair that has loose natural curls or waves will make it easier to attain this style.

Tip:

Keep the light apricot blonde more towards your ends and pick a rich copper brown for the sides and scalp area to make upkeep a breeze.

#3 Red Splash

L Salon and Color Group created this amazing look with the perfect pop of vivid red.

Hair Color for Spring with Pop of Red

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light skin tones with pink undertones carry this color fabulously. Hair that is naturally straight will help in recreating this style.

Tip:

Not ready to commit to a bright red (or other color)? Ask your stylist to create a custom clip-in extension for you!

#4 Blonde Bombshell

This cool blonde created by Douglas Carroll Salon is sure to turn heads everywhere you go!

Cool Blonde Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Cool skin tones that are light to medium are best for this blonde. Hair that is kept shorter is ideal for upkeep on this all over blonde.

Tip:

Be committed to touch up, trims, and conditioning treatments to keep this color looking its best.

#5 Pastel Roots

L Salon & Color Group has captured this pop of color in the scalp (or root) area perfectly with this look!

Blonde Haircolor with Pink Color at Scalp

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light skin tones with a soft pink undertone wear this color best. Hair that is already light blonde will make achieving this look easiest.

Tip:

Pink not your color? Try any pastel you so desire — blue, lavender, coral, or even mint!

#6 Bronde Curls

Goertz Hair created a beautiful head of curls to pair up with this trendy bronde hair color.

Bronde Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones that have neutral coloring look great in this bronde color, while hair that is starting off at a light brown is a perfect canvas to recreate this color.

Tip:

The secret of bronde hair color is to not have too much of a drastic difference between the brown and blonde highlights.

#7 Beachy Highlights

Hair Benders Internationale’ designed this pixie cut with organic beachy highlights to give this classic look a little edge.

Blonde Pixie with Beachy Highlights

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones that look great in blues, violets and cool reds wear this color beautifully. Hair that is straight in texture and medium density provides a great base for this effortless style.

Tip:

Experiment with different ways to style this pixie cut — forward, side or center parted, curled, or tousled!

#8 Minty Accent

Douglas Carroll Salon shows us it doesn’t have to be bold to add a pop of color to your look! We’re obsessed with this mix of soft pastels.

Beige Blonde Hair Color with Pastel Highlights

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light skin tones with cool undertones wear this beige blonde and mint accent best, while hair that is naturally curly and very strong is needed to get this shade of blonde.

Tip:

The best way to keep mint green in your hair is to cut back on shampoos! Ask your stylist for a recommendation on a dry shampoo to get you through those off days.

#9 Warm Gold

Rich and warm golden highlights in this soft copper hair by Paul Kenneth Salon gives a redhead options for a stunningly softer look this spring.

Copper Hair Color with Warm Golden Highlights

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones with soft pink undertones are best for this color, while hair that is naturally red makes the perfect canvas.

Tip:

Bring pictures to your next color appointment to make sure you and your stylist are on the same page.

#10 Warm Copper

Paul Kenneth Salon created this rich, copper-toned cropped bob that will turn heads at every corner.

Warm Copper Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones with soft pink undertones are best for this rich copper tone. Hair that is straight and medium in density makes styling this cropped bob a breeze.

Tip:

Try using a golden or copper-toned color conditioner to help keep your copper hue rich longer!

#11 Ultimate Ombre’

Don’t be fooled that ombre’ is just for long hair. This short ombre’ and asymmetrical style created by Hair Benders Internationale’ is beauty at its best.

Ombre Hair Color on Short Asymmetrical Cut

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

To wear this ashy ombre’ best, having skin that is neutral with olive undertones will work in your favor. Hair that is medium to thick in texture provides the perfect canvas for creating this style.

Tip:

Talk to your stylist about how much contrast you want for your color. This look can be kept soft and subtle or super high contrast!

#12 Shadowed Blonde

Douglas Carroll Salon gives us this beautiful blonde look with a soft golden brown shadow at the scalp.

Blonde Hair Color with Golden Brown Shadow

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones that look great in soft blues, greens and neutrals wear this color fabulously. Hair that is starting at a light brown to lighter will make achieving this light color easier.

Tip:

This is a great look to try if you are already blonde and looking to change it up!

#13 Red Samba

This rich and beautiful red by Sam Brocato Salon is not for the shy girl. Expect attention everywhere you go!

Rich Red Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones that look great in reds, pinks and corals wear this color well.  Hair that is medium in thickness and is straight or wavy is best to recreate this style.

Tip:

Getting reds to stay requires a regimen of color-safe shampoo, conditioner and weekly color enhancing treatments. Ask your stylist which game plan is best for your hair type.

#14 Blonde Ambition

Short, sassy and oh so blonde! Paul Kenneth Salon gives us a great example of a perfect blonde crop.

Blonde Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light skin tones with a soft pink undertone are perfect for this bright blonde, while hair that is straight and medium to thick is best for this cropped cut.

Tip:

For cropped, bright blonde hair, be prepared to make touch up appointments every three to four weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows.

#15 Red Splash

Give your brunette locks a serious kick with a splash of red highlights through your fringe and side. This color design by Douglas Carroll Salon gives the hair interest and great texture.

Brunette Hair Color with Red Highlights

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Medium skin tones with an olive undertone wear this shade of red well. Hair that is medium to thick and straight creates the perfect canvas for this angled bob.

Tip:

Keep that red bright by not shampooing every day! Grab a dry shampoo for those in between days.

#16 Multi Tonal Brunette

This sleek brunette masterpiece created by Goertz Hair incorporates different shades of dark browns to keep your hair looking amazing.

Multi Tonal Dark Brown Hair Color

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones that look best in corals, warm browns, and greens wear this color well. Hair that is medium to fine in texture and straight is best for this haircut.

Tip:

When choosing a tone on tone hair color such as this, don’t expect there to be a huge difference in the tones. This will be a soft and subtle transition.

#17 Copper Locks

This amazing red copper braid by Mouton’s Salon is beautiful design for those beautiful spring days or romantic spring evenings.

Copper Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light skin that has a soft pink undertone wears this red copper best. Hair that is naturally a light brown or naturally red is a great base to recreate this warm color.

Tip:

To keep your red copper hair bright, try a weekly color conditioning treatment.

#18 Copper Penny

These bold, light copper highlights from Hair Benders Internationale’ give this style both texture and brightness.

Hair Color with Copper Highlights

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones that look great in pinks and oranges will look fabulous in this color. Hair that is starting at a medium to light brown/red base color will compliment these copper highlights well.

Tip:

This is a great way to transform your existing blonde highlights! Ask your stylist about options for giving your blonde new life with light copper tones.

#19 Butter Blonde

This soft, rich butter blonde created by Mouton’s Salon is perfect for spring!

Rich Butter Blonde Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light skin tones that have a warm undertone look great in this blonde. Hair that is straight and on the finer side will work best for this beautiful cut.

Tip:

This shade is perfect for those who love to be blonde, but an ashy or platinum blonde just doesn’t work with their skin tone.

#20 Magenta Madness

Adding magenta highlights to you dark brown hair brings not only a pop of color, but also more compliments than you can count! This design by Hair Benders Internationale’ is truly inspiring.

Dark Brown Hair Color with Magenta Highlights

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Medium skin tones that look great in pinks and purples wear this color like a rock star! Hair that is dark brown will really make this color pop.

Tip:

Colors like magenta require the hair to be lightened first. Prep your hair by using a weekly conditioning treatment and keep the routine up even after your highlights to keep them looking great.

#21 Butterscotch Brunette

Mouton’s Salon brings us this multi-tonal butterscotch brunette. The richness and shine are perfect moving into the spring and summer seasons.

Butterscotch Brunette Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin types that look great in beige, rich browns, and warm oranges look fabulous in this shade. Hair that is naturally wavy or loosely curly will make styling a breeze.

Tip:

Keep your color fresh by using a specific hair color shampoo. Ask your stylist for a personal recommendation.

#22 Fire Red

Bright red hair is always fun! Bring the compliments in with this combination of lighter bright red with deeper mahogany by Paul Kenneth Salon.

Bright Red Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Beauties that have a fair to light skin tone with a pink undertone wear this color best, while hair that is starting at a light brown to natural red is the best base to achieve this fun red.

Tip:

Reds are the hardest colors to keep bright, so try using a dry shampoo and skipping a few shampoos a week and use a color-enhancing conditioning treatment weekly.

#23 Copper Pop

Bright copper hair and a pixie cut are not for the timid! This look by Goertz Hair exudes confidence and grace.

Bright Copper Hair Color on Pixie Cut

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to fair skin tones that look great in oranges, yellows and greens wear this copper well.  Hair that is straight and medium to fine is best for recreating this pixie haircut.

Tip:

Experiment with different ways to wear this pixie haircut. Try a headband, bringing hair all forward, or wearing it more cropped to your head!

#24 Two-Toned Undercut

Undercuts are a great way to wear a trendy two-toned style like this one by Hair Benders Internationale’. This makes it easy to maintain and have a fabulous color!

Two Toned Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Medium skin tones that look great in rich greens, yellows and oranges wear this golden blonde combo best. Hair that is thicker in texture and straight is easiest to recreate this undercut style.

Tip:

Not sure about an undercut? Ask your stylist about trying it out on just one side or underneath with hair over it to give it a test run.

#25 Crimped Ombre’

Adding some fun crimped pieces and a yellow clip-in extension gives this ombre’ color by L Salon & Color Group an updated touch of the 80s!

Ombre Hair Color for Spring with Crimps

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones with a neutral undertone wear this ombre’ shade best, while hair that is naturally wavy and starting at a light to medium brown is the best canvas to recreate this look.

Tip:

Yellow not your thing? That’s ok! There are clip-in extensions that you can add to your look in an assortment of colors! Or you can  ask your stylist to create a personalized color just for you.

#26 Violet Wine

This deep violet with a pop of a wine-inspired hue on the ends by Paul Kenneth Salon is both beautiful and one of the top colors this season!

Deep Violet Hair Color with Pop of Wine

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones with a soft pink undertone wear this color wonderfully. Hair that is medium to thick and naturally curly or wavy will make styling this asymmetric cut easy.

Tip:

Remember to use a shampoo and conditioner regimen that is specifically for colored hair.  Your stylist is the best person to recommend the perfect one for your hair type and color!

#27 Shaded Copper Root

This beautiful golden blonde with a shaded root in copper by L Salon & Color Group puts this gorgeous spring look over the top!

Golden Blonde Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light to medium skin tones that look great in blues, greens and oranges wear this color best, while hair that has been previously highlighted creates the perfect canvas for this shaded look.

Tip:

Need a quicker trip to the salon this time? Ask if this would be an option. No foils means less time!

#28 Copper Red Punch

This short shaggy hair cut paired with a bright copper red tone from Mouton’s Salon is perfect for spring!

Bright Copper Hair Color on Short Shaggy Haircut

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Skin tones that are light to fair and have a pink undertone are perfect for this bright base.  Hair that is naturally wavy and on the finer side will make this haircut a breeze to style.

Tip:

Messy hair requires the right products. Ask your stylist for recommendations and give a few a try.

#29 Bright Blonde

Bright platinum blonde will never go out of style. Sam Brocato Salon pairs this beautiful color with a fun and perfectly messy cropped haircut.

Platinum Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light skin tones that look great in just about any color wear this platinum blonde best, while hair that is medium to fine in density and straight is the best to achieve this style.

Tip:

To maintain this bright blonde, plan on touch-ups for both your color and cut about every four weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows.

#30 Natural at its Best

This sleek ponytail by Xena Parsons showcases the soft shadowing at the scalp as it melts into bright, beachy blonde ends.

Bright Beachy Blonde Hair Color for Spring

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Medium skin tones that have a cool undertone look great in this beigy root, while hair that is long and straight (or flat ironed) is best for this sleek pony.

Tip:

To get the perfect sleek ponytail, try misting hair with water and using a smoothing brush.

There you have it, 30 amazing color ideas for spring! Whether you are looking for a drastic change or just want to spruce up the color you already have, spring is the perfect time to go for it.