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Top Summer Hair Colors for Teens

The teen years are all about change. You’ll experiment with fashion, music, make-up and, of course, your hair. Hair is so versatile that you can quickly and easily transform your entire look in a matter of hours. Teen hair colors are a top priority.

The results will last a lot longer so, let’s not rush for that box of hair color just yet. Coloring your hair is an art and science; it requires regular maintenance and you’ll need a budget for this new expense.

The best way to start is to select a shade that’s within one to three levels of your natural level and tone.

Staying within your ‘hair color family’ will also amp your hair’s ‘cuteness factor’ without looking over-done. Ask your stylist for subtle highlights, a face-framing balayage, ombré, or color-blocking techniques versus an all-over color change.

These methods will allow you to gently grow your hair out without the fuss of frequent touch-ups. After all, teen life is stressful enough; your hair shouldn’t be.

Goldilocks

Perk up buttery blonde with a soft, flaxen shade. This cool champagne tone is the perfect accent for light blonde hair. Face-framing and color-blocking techniques give super fine locks a boost with added depth and dimension.

Light blonde hair color with ponytail

Light blonde hair color with ponytail angle

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

Light colored hair is typically paired with fair skin and light-colored eyes. This hair color combination works easily on straight, wavy or curly hair.

Tip:

Add soft waves to enhance the dimensionality of this shade.

Pastel Peony

Platinum tresses get some flair with lilac peek-a-boo streaks.  This peony-inspired shade is a great way to add a temporary splash of color to your ultra-light shade.

A medium blonde summer hair color for teens

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

This super-cool toned hair is best with fair skin exhibiting pink or blue undertones. The hair color combination is great for straight or wavy hair.

Tip:

Warmer skin tones should try adding copper or coral streaks.

Ginger Tea

Spice up strawberry blonde with copper and blonde highlights. This multi-dimensional color will certainly create ‘hair-envy’ at your next formal. Strategic highlights draw attention to the fringe and the ends of your hair.

Teen with red hair color & blonde highlights

Teen with red hair color & blonde highlights second angle

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

This warm toned shade is perfectly suited for a ‘peaches and cream’ complexion and works well on any hair type.

Tip:

Keep your color fresh and lively with multi-tonal shading.

Awesome Auburn

Heat up your naturally warm locks with this lovely red hue. This radiant auburn shade is a perfect complement for brown-eyed girls who wish to stand out from the crowd.

Teenager with long wavy red hair

Teenager with long wavy braided hair

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

This gorgeous auburn red is delightful against a fair complexion and works for any hair type.

Tip:

Maintain this color at home with a color-infused shampoo and conditioner.

Mahogany Maiden

Rev up brown hair with a decadent two-tone look. This mahogany hue is a nice complement for brunettes. Color blocking techniques keep the focus on your crown and face-framing lengths for an easy to maintain ‘do.

Brunette hair color for teen girls

Brunette hair color perfect for teen girls angle

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

While this color works best on fair to medium skin, a cool toned red-violet hue can enhance deeper complexions. This style is best on straight to wavy hair.

Tip:

Adding panels of color just below your parting will create a peek-a-boo effect.

Pixie Perfect

Polish up mousy brown hair with subtle golden highlights. This soft summer blonde shade adds instant sparkle to dull hair. Balayage coloring techniques draw you into the drama of this asymmetrically-colored haircut.

A short haircut with cute blonde color

A short haircut with cute blonde color angle two

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

This style can work well on any complexion and for any hair type from straight to curly.

Tip:

For a bolder look, try adding bigger streaks or by simply concentrating color on the fringe area only.

Honey Delight

Liven up honey brown hair with rich, golden blonde and apricot strands. As your hair grows, these delicate shades will softly cascade into the perfect ombré.

Long blonde hair on young girl

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

This color and style is versatile enough for any complexion and works on any hair type from straight to curly.

Tip:

For an easy maintenance ‘do, try lightening only the ends of your hair.

Cashmere Chic

Pair sleek, sable brown with soft, sandy tones for a classy look. This stylish shade benefits from elegantly placed fine highlights.

Teen with uneven bob hairstyle

Back view of Teen with uneven bob hairstyle

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

This color works well on cool-toned and deep complexions. This look is best on straight hair.

Tip:

Stick with super-fine highlights for a blended, natural look.

Plum Love

Enhance chocolate brown with sweet plum undertones. This delectable hue offers the best of both worlds; rich tones with a super-reflective sheen.

Dark hair color in short bob with thick bangs

 

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

This color works best on cool and deep complexions. This style suits any hair type from straight to curly.

Tip:

Try a color glossing treatment for a subtle change with high shine.

Raven Maven

Dark, espresso brown is beautifully mixed with rich caramel swirls. This delicious shade remains deep with subtle yet refined dimension.

Teenage girl with long wavy brown hair color

Side view of teenage girl with long wavy brown hair color

Best Skin Tone & Hair Type:

This color works best on any complexions as well as any hair type from straight to curly.

Tip:

Place highlights in the interior of the hair to minimize touch-ups.

It’s great fun when you can express your personality through your hair. While you may crave an extreme change at first, your hair may not be up to the challenge and you may not be pleased with the results either! Take things one step at a time and proceed with any color change in a gradual manner. Stick with what works for you and your lifestyle. Remember, less is more!