The Best New Hair Colors For Summer
Hit the refresh button on your hair with these inspired new hues.
It's almost rosé season (cue praise hand emoji) and for beauty lovers that means one thing: it's time for a new hair color—or at least a refresh. We asked Michael Bowman, Rob Peetoom advance stylist, and Kate Reid, global design director for Color.Me by Kevin.Murphy, to breakdown the hair color trends we should be trying in the warmer months.
"Warmer tones will be everywhere this summer," says Bowman. "Think easy upkeep and non-committal looks." A warmer blonde hue (instead of platinum), like the one seen on supermodel Gigi Hadid, won't require bi-weekly salon appointments. After all, you shouldn't have to spend half the summer with foil in your hair.
Reid describes stone as "a grey slate edge with a new smoky balayage color through the ends." It is also a great alternative for men who are looking to refresh color.
Rose hair is still going strong. Reid says to pull off this look, go for a dusty rose if you have a cool skin tone. Rose-pink and rose-apricot will help warmer skin tones really glow.
Bowman says golden brunettes work with nearly every skin complexion from fair to olive. "It’s all about the placement of the highlights or balayage," he says. "Highlights heavier in the front will look better on darker skin tones. With fairer skin tones, your colorist should disperse the highlights all throughout the hair to avoid the potential of looking washed out."
Another bold color to try this summer: peppermint. The key to keeping color vibrant is good upkeep. "I like a refresh every six to eight weeks," says Reid. "Kevin.Murphy Colouring Angels has a line or warm and cool shades that work like a lip gloss to add beautiful tone and create amazing shine in-between salon visits. You just use them instead of your conditioner twice a week."