Think you know your babylights from your balayage? Well, Jenna Norman, Senior Colourist at Hershesons gave us the lowdown on which shades will be dominating the trends this summer.
From butter-blondes to candyfloss-tinted tips, these are set to be the most-wanted hair colours of the season...
1. Rooty Butter Blonde
If you fancy going bombshell blonde but can't be bothered with the maintenance, opt for a rooty butter blonde. The darkness at the crown allows for the colour to grow out fuss-free. "To get this look ask your colourist for a balayage that's beautifully blended" explains Jenna. "Tip - if you're starting from scratch, understand it will take a few goes to get the lightness needed for the ends."
2. Caramel-Kissed Ends
"A firm favourite with brunettes wanting to play with lighter shades", caramel-kissed ends are the perfect way to lighten up your locks for the sunny season.
"Ask your colourist for 'sleeves of balayage' to create the look, then mix it up with different toners throughout the summer to warm it up or cool it down." Says Jenna.
3. Washed-Out Candy Pink
"Pastel pink hues are the look for summer" Jenna says, and we're 100% on board.
"It's fun to pump up the pink, plus, super-bright colours will wash out gradually so you'll get a great diversity in shades."
4. Toffee Blonde
Warm, toffee-toned hair is always a winner for summer..."It's the babylights that make this look so pretty" says Jenna, "it looks like an all over colour but the blend gives definition without the streaks."
"Tip - if you have dark hair, babylights are a great way of getting rid of unwanted copper/orange tones."
5. Scattered Highlights
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"I love this look, highlights are concentrated on the top layers, keeping the underneath darker." Explains Jenna. "If your hair is on the lighter side, get your colourist to paint through some darker, natural tones underneath to modernise the look."
6. Peachy Keen
Aka, blonde-meets-peach. "You'll see a lot more of this colour come summer, blondies can try it at home with a wash in/out dye" says Jenna. Simples.
7. Halo Highlights
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Brighten up your face with some clever colour placement, where do we sign up?
"We saw face-framing highlights sky-rocket last year, and the trend isn't going anywhere" says Jenna. "We still have lots of people asking about it, it's super quick and a great way to change up an all over tint without too much commitment."
8. Candyfloss-tinted tips
Weave a subtle rosé-pink hue through blonde highlights to add a whole new depth to your mane. "Summer is the time to play with pastels and fades" says Jenna.
9. Biscuit-Bronde Highlights
"This hair colour has been every girl's dream for the past few years, and I can't see it going anywhere."
If you want to recreate the look ask your colourist for 'foiled highlights' says Jenna. "It's the gloss that really does the trick though. Something slighter darker at the root blended out to a sheer gloss at the tips."
H/T Cosmo UK