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20 Shades of Hot: Hair Colors for Spring 2017

Spring is here, and the need to change up your hair color seems to follow right along! Check out these new and beautiful ways you can brighten up your locks this spring.

  • #1 Bronze Beauty

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Soft specks of copper run through beautiful golden brown to create a lovely springtime glow.

    Bronze Hair Color for Spring with Copper

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in warmer colors like rose gold, orange, and rich browns wear this best. Hair that is starting at a light brown or dark blonde is the perfect base.

    Tip:

    Bring pictures of colors that you love to your appointment. Your stylist will be able to let you know which ones will work best for your hair.

  • #2 Bold Blonde

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Soft yet bold describe this blonde hue perfectly! Pair it up with beautiful curls for a head-turning look.

    Bold Blonde Hair Color for Spring

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium skin tones with soft pink undertones are best for this bright blonde. Hair that is naturally medium to light blonde is best for creating this light of a blonde tone. If your hair is darker, it can still happen, it just may take more time.

    Tip:

    Light blonde hair can dry out easily. Make sure to talk to your stylist about the best treatments and products to keep you hydrated and looking fabulous!

  • #3 Deep and Dark

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    You don’t have to go lighter just because it’s spring! This amazing wavy asymmetric style will brighten up a room even in a beautiful dark hue.

    Beautiful Dark Hair Color for Spring

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones with warmer undertones are best for this dark hue. Hair that is naturally wavy makes it easiest to style, but straight hair can easily be curled with a curling wand to achieve these coveted waves.

    Tip:

    Keep dark locks shiny. Ask your stylist about glossing treatments in between color appointments.

  • #4 Mahogany Gem

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Rich and sultry mahogany locks give a new look for spring. This color is brighter out in the spring sunshine, but softer under those office lights.

    Rich Mahogany Hair Color for Spring

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones with pink undertones are best paired with this color. Hair that is naturally straight and thick is best for her shaggy layered cut.

    Tip:

    When you have a haircut that requires using a flat iron, remember to keep the heat set at the lowest for your hair type. Ask your stylist for a heat protecting styling product too.

  • #5 Buttery Blonde

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Soft and buttery blonde gives skin a richness that makes it wearable for more beauties.

    Soft Buttery Blonde Hair Color

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light skin tones that look great in soft, warm tones wear this rich blonde best. Hair that is full of body and starting at a dark blonde to medium blonde is best for achieving this blonde.

    Tip:

    At home care is so important with blondes. Finding the right shampoo, conditioner and styling combo is like heaven! Read reviews, ask your stylist and other blonde friends.

  • #6 Golden Flow

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Warm light brown with brighter pieces framing the face brighten and create interest this spring.

    Warm Light Brown Hair Color for Spring

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones with a soft warmth to them look best in this rich hue, while hair that is colored or naturally light brown is the best starting point for recreating this color.

    Tip:

    Save some time on curling your hair. Check out techniques that need no heat to create beautiful curls. Rollers and headbands can create beautiful looks that help to keep the heat off your locks.

  • #7 Blunt Highlights

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    A blunt bob gets texture and interest with fine golden highlights with in a rich brown base.

    Blunt Bob Hairstyle with Golden Highlights

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium skin tones that have a warm undertone wear this color best, while hair that is naturally straight and thick is best for this blunt bob cut.

    Tip:

    Highlights are a great way to add texture and change up a short haircut without removing any length.

  • #8 Face Framing Fringe

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Soft highlights framing your face is a great way to add a soft pop of color and bring your dark brown hair into spring.

    Dark Brown Hair Color with Soft Highlights

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium to darker skin tones are the perfect candidate for these soft fringe highlights. Hair that is already dark is a good starting point.

    Tip:

    Are you a different tonal palette? No worries because these highlights look amazing with any color palette. Red and gold, violet and lilac, or sandy blonde and platinum are all ideas for color combinations.

  • #9 Cherry Pie

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    A mix of different shades of cherry make this red jaw dropping! Get used to saying thank you for all the compliments you will receive.

    Spring Hair Color with Different Shades of Cherry

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones with soft pink undertones are best for this cherry pop. Hair that is naturally or colored light brown makes it easiest to achieve this color. Previously highlighted hair helps cut a step for the brighter red highlights.

    Tip:

    Try using a red tinted conditioner to maintain your bright hue. Use it once a week, or twice if you wash more frequently.

  • #10 Golden Goddess

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Beautiful, rich golden blonde is a classic look that is a star this spring. Reflective golden tones will have you shining all season.

    Rich 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 golds, soft yellows, and pinks are the perfect match for this golden hue. Hair that is naturally dark to medium blonde is the best base for recreating this color.

    Tip:

    Another fun part of changing up your hair color is switching up your makeup, too! Ask at your salon or hit up a top makeup counter to get some new ideas for your eyes, lips or cheeks.

  • #11 Bronze Pick Me Up

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    These rich and thick bronze flips give a new fun look for spring. Paired with slick side bangs, it creates the perfect look for day or evening.

    Rich Bronze Hair Color for Spring

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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:

    Flippy hair is lots of fun, but it can take some practice. Ask your stylist for a styling lesson and don’t give up!

  • #12 Blonde Pixie

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    This whimsical longer pixie cut paired with cool beige blonde is perfect for spring.

    Cool Beige Blonde Pixie Hairstyle

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in greens, teals and violets wear this shade of blonde well. Hair that is naturally wavy to straight and starting at a light to medium blonde is the best starting point to recreate this look.

    Tip:

    Upkeep is key to this look. Regular trims and touch up appointments are a must. Chat with your stylist on what they recommend.

  • #13 Copper Spark

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Bright copper sparks excitement and fun in this asymmetric cut. A bold fringe and face framing layers showcase the eyes and cheekbones.

    Bright Copper Hair Color for Spring

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light skin tones with warm undertones look fabulous in this copper color, while hair that is naturally thick and straight is best for this haircut.

    Tip:

    Keep your color looking fabulous with a tinted conditioning treatment weekly. These deposit a small amount of color each time you condition and keeps your color from fading.

  • #14 Blonde Sweep

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Here is the hot color for spring that we can’t get enough of! Maybe blondes will be having more fun this season…

    Blonde Hair Color for Spring

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Lighter skin tones that look great in teals, pinks and purples wear this platinum color best, while hair that is starting out a dark blonde or lighter will be the easiest to achieve this color.

    Tip:

    If you are starting out with color already in your hair and wanting to go platinum blonde, you may want to consult with your stylist before making the appointment (especially if you do not see them regularly). They may need extra time, or need to perform color removing services before the actual color. It is always better to meet for a consultation than to be told there isn’t enough time today!

  • #15 Ginger Spice

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Rich, gingery copper hair with subtle sparks of red make for a natural looking color that will turn heads everywhere you go!

    Rich Gingery Copper Hair Color for Spring

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair to light skin tones that tend to look best in pinks, greens and corals wear this color like it’s their own. Hair that is naturally straight to wavy is best for creating this style.

    Tip:

    Red and copper hair are the hardest to keep and to change to a cooler hue. Consult with your stylist on shampoos and conditioners that they recommend to keep your red bright and beautiful!

  • #16 Red Hair Don’t Care

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Bright red highlights in a deeper red base is a traffic stopping color this spring! Paired with a flower inspired updo, it will be a favorite among wedding parties.

    Deep Red Hair Color with Bright Red Highlights

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones wear this bright hue beautifully, while hair that is already lighter on the ends will help you achieve these brighter ombre’ highlights.

    Tip:

    To keep your red bright, skip the daily shampoo! Invest in a good dry shampoo and switch to an every other (or every two) day shampoo.

  • #17 Apricot Beauty

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    This soft blushed copper with golden highlights screams spring!

    Soft Blushed Copper Hair Color with Golden Highlights

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light skin tones with soft pink undertones wear this creamy color best, while hair that is starting in the lighter blonde family is ideal.

    Tip:

    Picking the correct color will take bringing pictures into your appointment. This will ensure that you and your stylist are on the same page for creating this apricot-inspired hue.

  • #18 Soft Auburn

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    Want rich hair without being too over the top? This soft auburn is just for you. It creates a stunning base for curls, waves, and flowing straight hair too!

    Soft Auburn Hair Color for Spring

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in green and violets look great with this color. Wavy hair that is medium to thick will achieve this style easily.

    Tip:

    Creating a darker shadow at the base of this hair color gives depth and an easier grow out. Ask your stylist for their recommendation.

  • #19 Soft Blonde

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    These beautiful blonde highlights that give a natural feel are paired with the perfect asymmetric haircut. This look can be soft and sweet like the picture, or roughed up and edgy with just a little product!

    Natural Blonde Hair Color for Spring

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light skin tones that look great in softer pinks, blues and creams wear this pretty blonde highlight great. Hair that is naturally light brown to dark blonde is the perfect base to create the soft highlights.

    Tip:

    The key to the natural looking highlight is to not have too many and to make sure they are not too perfect. They should start at varying points in the hair. Talk to your stylist about creating a naturally beautiful blonde highlight in your hair.

  • #20 Soft Golden

    Written by Sarah Nitz

    This soft, sweeping ombre’ with a honey-gold tone looks fabulous with rose gold (colored or natural). Adding more blonde on the longer side of an asymmetric haircut adds extra fun!

    Soft Honey Gold Hair Color for Spring

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    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Natural redheads, or those of us that should be, look amazing in this color. Hair that is wavy to straight will hold the soft waves best.

    Tip:

    Keeping your blonde on the golden side is best when pairing with this shade of red. If it gets too blonde, have your stylist apply a glaze to give you a golden glow and mega shine!

    There you have it, 20 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.