Winter is slowly coming to the end. The snow will melt, flowers will bloom, and puffy coats and dark colored clothing will be replaced with pops of color. Spring is the perfect time for a fresh start—so why not start with your hair? These 10 spring hair color trends range from classic to daring, and from bold jewel tones to muted smoky shades. You won’t have any problem finding the perfect color to suit you, but you might have some trouble narrowing it down to just one.
#1: Try the Tiger’s Eye Trend
One of the biggest hair color trends for spring 2018 is inspired by tiger’s eye, a semiprecious rock with a gold, bronze, and dark brown striped pattern. The trend is flattering for all skin tones, and easy to maintain for those with dark roots. Color is applied using the balayage technique to avoid dated chunky highlights and create a subtle, blended effect. Gigi Hadid and Jennifer Lopez have been recently spotted rocking the look.
#2: Go Bold with Jewel Toned Hair
Spring 2018 brings some great news for those tired of maintaining their pastel hair: pastels are in the past and jewel tones are taking over. Bold, pigmented ruby, sapphire, amethyst, and emerald shades are much easier for people with naturally dark hair to achieve and maintain than pastel shades, though you will need to lighten your hair first.
#3: Create a Neutral Look with Nude Hair
While jewel-toned hair might make a big first impression, nude hair is a classic color trend that makes an impact over time. Cara Delevingne, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé all embraced this look at different times. The goal is to get your hair color close to your skin tone, and rather than aiming for a cool or warm tone, to achieve a neutral tone. Nude hair really lets your features shine.
#4: Add a Little Chocolate to Your Rose Gold
2017 was the year of rose gold, but in 2018 brunettes finally get to join in on the fun with the chocolate rose gold hair trend. The look is beautifully subtle, but actually requires several different tints crafted from reds, yellows, greens, and oranges. Despite the balayage and color melt that take place behind the scenes, brunettes can achieve this look without bleach, and it takes little maintenance.
#5: Skip the Salon Visits with Bronde Hair
For a lower maintenance color trend, bronde is the way to go. This brown-blonde color melt suits all skin tones and hides root growth. Zendaya, Sarah Hyland, and Jessica Alba are all fans of this color trend. It’s also the perfect way to transition from spring to summer—just add a few lighter highlights when the weather gets warmer.
#6: Try a Smoky Shade
Whether you’re rocking a full on grey look or toning down a pastel with a smoky shade, this color trend will make you look positively moon-kissed. Smoky shades work well with neutral or colorful wardrobes, and add a little edge to your look without committing to a bright, saturated color. Is there a better way to embrace May flowers than with a smoky lilac?
#7: Copper Redheads Have More Fun
If you’re looking for a sexy, sophisticated color that’s also bright, saturated, and fun, look no further than the copper red color trend for spring 2018. Copper reds, also called ronze (a mix of red and bronze), suit a number of skin tones depending on how light or dark you choose to color your hair. Julianne Moore and Christina Hendricks have been rocking this look for a long time. To avoid an awkward grow out, keep the roots slightly darker and more natural. Reds tend to fade quickly, so hold off on washing your hair for a few days after dying, use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, and skip daily washes. If you need an extra pop of color between salon visits, try Davines Alchemic Conditioner in red.
#8: Go Platinum Grey
The not quite grey and not quite blonde trend is taking over this spring. Evan Rachel Wood recently rocked this shade with darker roots at the Golden Globes. The tone is a lighter and even ashier version of an ash blonde, which adds a level of sophistication to blonde locks. It’s also the perfect color trend for blonde women who are noticing their first grey hairs.
#9: Rock a Rich Mahogany
Are you looking for the perfect spring 2018 color trend to transition from winter to warmer weather? It’s time to rock a rich mahogany. This color looks amazing on all skin tones, and it’s easier to maintain than an all-over red. A deep, chocolatey brown base with red tones blended in gives mahogany hair plenty of depth and dimension. The saturated color is sure to make your eyes pop. Lily Collins, Emma Stone, Sophia Bush, and Drew Barrymore have all sported this stunning shade.
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