The Editors
Published on March 31, 2023
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Thinking about making a subtle or bold hair color change for the warmer months ahead? The spring and summer seasons are excellent times for changing up one’s hair.

Check out these spring and summer hair color ideas, which range from natural-looking babylights to gorgeous pastel dye jobs, to pick the option that will make everyone notice your stunning makeover!

1. Sun-Kissed Blonde with Shadow Root

Butterscotch Blonde Hair for Summer

Instagram / @jaydnmeier

Rich strawberry blonde hair color is perfect for those with warmer skin. It also complements the volume and thickness of your tresses, so if you wish to bring more dimension to your long straight hair — rose gold, strawberry, or honey blonde hues are at your service!

2. Tempting Toffee Brown Hair

Even the tiniest addition of honey can warm up your skin and eye color, which is why the golden or honey blonde balayage is a real godsend! Use it to spice up your look without overbleaching your gorgeous brunette hair.

3. Pastel Pink with Golden Tones

This pastel peach shade is very sexy, so out there — you can call it alien hair. We love this alternative to pink summer hair. Take this vibrant hair color to the next level with a fun cut this season.

4. Platinum Highlights on Strawberry Blonde Hair

Mixing cool and warm shades of blonde hair color is a marvelous idea as, this way, your hairstyle will work equally great for spring and summer. Seek a color specialist to get a shade that will suit your complexion best.

Light Copper and Platinum Hair

Instagram / @envied.ends

5. Peachy Blonde Style

Delicate blonde shades work great for this spring, especially paired with this feminine half-up half-down hairstyle. Go for platinum blonde, then throw on some peach tones for a monochromatic look that’s sure to melt hearts!

Peachy Blonde Summer Hair

Instagram / @nealmhair

6. Mesmerizing Rose Gold Hair

Pink hair is so pretty! Especially for spring and summer. If you’re thinking about trying a pastel these next couple of months, go for pink, as it will highlight your features and elevate your style in an instant.

Berry Spring Hair Color

Instagram / @hair_one_tino

7. Hand Painted Honey Blonde Blend

Rachel Maltais, a New Jersey based colorist, says, “Warmth is IN! Golden and honey blondes are the most requested this spring!” The shine and brightness these colors embody is so gorgeous plus, these tones are closer natural lift of the hair which makes for an enjoyably lower maintenance color, she adds. “This blend was created with leaving her raw lift alone. The warmth enhances her features and skin tone and brightens her up!”

8. Soft Bronde Balayage

Highlights rooted in the natural color you were either born with, or just got inspiration from a baby you know (they have the best natural color, don’t they?). This coloring technique steps up the lived-in, natural color.

Layered Light Brown Balayage Hair

Instagram / @riawna

9. Blonde Highlights on Light Brown Hair

Do you know what gives that special volume to this carefree-looking hairstyle? Bright blonde babylights! Perfect for ladies with all skin tones, it may soften your appearance and deliver those summer vibes you strive to achieve.

Beige Blonde with Root Melt

Instagram / @garagenisantasi

10. Bronde Summer Hair

Blonde and brown mixed together make for the ultimate bronde. Throw in loose beachy curls, and you’re all set for the summer months. Perfect for casual walks, romantic dates, and fancy events.

Brown Hair with Caramel Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @rodrigocintra

11. Warm Blonde Locks and Shadow Roots

Tempting and alluring, this shade of blonde can be a symbol of the hot summer season! Of course, it may be challenging to keep the color in its initial look, but with the right hair color products — you are all set! Besides, smudge roots allow you to do the dyeing job less often.

Warm Blonde Hair Color for Spring Season

Instagram / @maxgourgues

12. Blended Red Highlights

Fall hair colors usually involve various shades of copper, red, and auburn, but warm red balayage might be an excellent solution for spring hair too. Play with shades based on your own natural color, or start with a fresh new palette of red tones to create one of those sassy spring hair colors you’d love!

13. Black Hair with Purple Blue Tips

A rich dark base with bursts of color makes for killer mermaid hair. Long, luscious locks are all the rage this season mixed with pastel or neon hues perfectly blended to compliment your hair and skin color. Play with rich colors weaved in throughout the length of your hair or stick to color bursts towards the ends. Either way, mermaids don’t get to have all the fun!

14. Golden Peach Loose Waves

Be the ultimate surf girl — or just look like one — with sun-kissed, rose gold hair color. Further, emphasize your gorgeous summer hue with voluminous waves to come to this ultimate cool-girl chic look!

Rose Gold Spring Hair Color

Instagram / @chris0712

15. Natural Brunette and Platinum Mix

Arijana Arci sees the mix of platinum blonde with natural brown hair as one of the most trending hair colors for 2023. “Maintenance for this color is high with a retouch every 8-12 weeks and a use of professional shampoo for color protection. But it’s so much worth it!”

Dark Brown Hair with Bright Blonde Highlights

Instagram / @hairby_arci_

16. Rainbow Highlights

Here’s a beautiful solution for girls who want everything at once. Silver blonde hair as a base for rainbow highlights which include both the most popular pastel and neon hues of the season.

Ash Blonde Hair With Rainbow Highlights

Instagram / @djvictorystyle

17. Bright Copper Balayage

Go for bold, rich colors! Try a vibrant red by bringing a picture of your favorite celebrity to your colorist or a swatch of your favorite red! Have your colorist try and match the color. Bright reds are no longer a thing to shy away from. Girls in the know are running towards bold, rich spring hair colors and making them their own!

Copper Red Hair Balayage

Instagram / @deli_maris

18. Icy Blonde Hair for Warm Skin Tones

Looking for an idea for upgrading your hair for the upcoming summer season? Go for bright blonde in the warmer months to stay cool in summer. Be sure it will go well with your neutral skin tone.

White Blonde Hair Color for Summer

Instagram / @hairbycarlyk

19. Root Smudge on Medium Blonde Hair

Creamy blonde shades look amazing on hair of any length. Yet, if you are worried it may be difficult to maintain the intensity of the color, a short or medium haircut will be a great idea, as shorter hair is easier to take care of.

20. Caramel Honey Brown

A warm chocolate brown is gorgeous for summer. For natural brunettes, try adding dimension and warmth with subtle highlights in rich toffee brown or golden blonde hues to frame the face and liven up olive or tan skin tones.

Copper and Caramel Tones on Naturally Curly Hair

Instagram / @jhonyveiga

21. Face-Framing Blonde Color

Beach summer hair colors bring on the bliss and a penchant for wanderlust. Focus your blonde towards the front to frame your face and accentuate your beautiful appearance!

22. Shiny Chocolate Brown Hair

If you are looking for a hair color to complement your tanned skin this summer — there’s no better option than this delightful caramel mocha hue. Emphasize the deepness and dimension of your new shade by slightly curling your locks, and don’t forget to apply texture spray!

One Process Chocolate Hair Color

Instagram / @maxgourgues

23. Dimensional Color

Going lighter in the summer is ultra alluring when you mix your natural shade with lowlights for dimension. The overall effect is sun-kissed and subtle, just what you need for your fresh summer hairstyle addition!

Brown Hair with Summer Highlights and Lowlights

Instagram / @hairbyydani

24. Pastel Purple Hair with Peach Lowlights

Feeling noncommittal when it comes to color? Try a pop of color in a few strands to bring out your wild side for summer, or experiment with a bolder shade and go all the way. This peachy and pastel lilac combo is spectacular!

25. Light Blonde with Dark Roots

Coachella may be over by the time you read this, but the look still rules among summer hair colors. Get that easy California-chic look with blonde hair and dark roots.

Half and Half Hair Color Trend

Instagram / @bescene

26. Creative Two-Toned French Bob

The trend towards vibrant color isn’t winding down, but instead of dyeing the whole mane in a solid hue, place the two shades side by side for a trendy twist. Captivating and eye-catching!

White Blonde Hair Color

Instagram / @romeufelipe

27. Trendy Brown Balayage for Black Hair

Want to go for a lighter hair color but can’t commit to bleaching the whole mane? Then think about getting those ash brown and dark blonde highlights all over your hair. Leave darker base color underneath and at the roots to make the shade low maintenance.

Ashy Balayage on Natural Black Hair

Instagram / @kierrastaylor

28. Dirty Blonde Hair Color

Summer hair color trends of 2023 are all about luxurious warm blonde shades and unexpected pastel tones combinations. But if cool ash blonde color works better for your skin undertones, it can be an excellent classy solution.

Ash Blonde Hair Color for Brunette Hair

Instagram / @alihan.capan

29. Toffee Brown Ombre

Caramel brown hue is easier to maintain when it starts mid-shaft, just like this gorgeous balayage. It creates a lovely contrast and keeps the pieces around your face brighter, thus highlighting the radiance of your summer glow.

Low Maintenance Brown Spring Hair Color

Instagram / @yakupcaankarahan

30. Dirty Blonde with Subtle Face Framing

Ash-blonde tones, shadow roots, and vanilla front highlights blend just perfectly! We suggest it best suits skin with cool undertones, so if it sounds like you — go for it this summer! The best part it, darker blonde shades don’t get a yellow tints as fast, so you may enjoy your cool-toned color all summer long.

Dirty Blonde Hair with Soft Framing Highlights

Instagram / @maxgourgues

31. Butterskotch Blonde Summer Hair

Warm buttery blonde shades will bring you this impression of a soft, relaxed look and allow you to fit anywhere, regardless of where you go. This hair color will pleasantly shine under the sun, drawing much attention to your charming summer hairstyles.

Strawberry Blonde Hair Color for Spring and Summer

Instagram / @kort.sandystrands

32. Complex Red Brown Shade

If you’re thinking about the best spring hair colors you can implement this season, don’t skip the option of custom-blended red brown shades that will be created with your style and complexion in mind. Blend in subtle shades for face-framing highlights to rock 2023 hair color trends.

Soft Unique Hair Shade for Spring

Instagram / @megumicolor

33. Iridescent Pink Gray Hair

Gray and purple manes are all over Insta for their magical and beautiful appeal. Look like you just stepped out of a fairytale with some pastel magic this spring. This look is taking the silver hair trend to the next level and updating it for this season.

Silver and Lavender Block Colored Hair

Instagram / @theneonblonde

34. Charming Summer Beach Hair

If you’re an admirer of natural hairstyles, neutral blonde hair color will help you achieve this soft balayage effect on your long wavy locks. Ask your colorist for face-framing highlights and lowlights to get this charming balayage look.

35. Dark and Mysterious

Dark brown hair color is very old Hollywood glam and never goes out of style. Pair it with wispy bangs and long wavy locks, and stun everyone with your expensive brunette look.

Subtle Highlights for Spring on Dark Brown Hair

Instagram / @victorkeyrouz

So, does warmer weather have you itching to try a new style? Give one of these spring and summer hair colors a try in 2023. Have fun this season, and don’t be scared! Color is everything, but it can always be adjusted to suit you perfectly. Don’t stop until you’ve honed down on a color that’s perfect for you!

Layered Light Brown Balayage Hair Ash Blonde Hair With Rainbow Highlights Black And Pastel Blue Undercut Pastel Purple Hair Color With Highlights Black To Purple Ombre Black Hair With Blue Ends White Blonde Hair Color Pastel Blue Hair Blonde Balayage Highlights For Brown Hair Brown Hair With Golden Blonde Highlights Orange Red Wavy Bob Pastel Pink Hair Color Long Pastel Purple Pink Hair Cherry And Blue Peek-A-Boo Highlights Silver Blonde Hair Color Blue, Magenta And Teal Hair Color Pastel Blue Blunt Bob Black Bob With Bangs Subtle Balayage For Brown Hair Long White Blonde Ombre Hair Auburn Hair With Orange Highlights Brown Hair With Rosewood Highlights Black Hairstyle With Brown Highlights Flaxen Blonde Hair Color
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