8 Dreamy Hair-Color Ideas to Start Planning For This Summer

Summer is a great time for beachfront vacations, rooftop hangs, and trying a dreamy new hair color you found on Pinterest. Should the former make you (or your wallet) tremble, planning a trip to the salon is an easy, low-pressure adventure that will still give you something to look forward to.

Even better, all the coolest trends you’ll see this summer are fittingly low-key. We’re talking soft, buttery “teasy” highlights; cool blond hues; hybrid hair (but in that pretty, intentional way); and hair color that’s easy as hell to maintain. Because at this point, who has the time for all the fuss? Of course, if you’re looking to make a bold color change, don’t stress: we’ve got some options for you there, too.

“Summertime always inspires people to go a little lighter with their color,” celebrity hairstylist Tom Smith tells SP. “Summer holidays and a more relaxed attitude during these months mean longer between appointments.”

Translation? You can expect the following “easy” summer hair colors ahead to trend from now until the foreseeable future — and dammit, if that’s not a win the world could use right now, we don’t know what is. Keep scrolling to see more.

Experts Featured in This Article
Tom Smith is a celebrity hairstylist and international color creative director for Evo Hair.

Matt Rez is a celebrity colorist based in Los Angeles.

George Papanikolas is a celebrity colorist and Matrix expert.

Jamie Mazzei is the creative director of NuBest Salon and Spa in Manhasset, NY.

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Stephanie Brown is a colorist based in New York City.

Ryan Dickie is a colorist at IGK Salon Miami.

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