Bright sun showering all its rays on me while I am lying on the sands of the beach and sipping coconut water. This wish comes to my mind first as summer approaches. At that time, instead of covering my hair with a hat, I would love to let them shine more under the sun. And, to see more envious eyes, I couldn’t go wrong with my hair color. For inspo, I started looking for summer hair color ideas. Summer hair colors are different from winter hues. My in-depth research on this topic has made me pick several colors, which I would love to share with you.

If you’re like me who want to follow the seasonal trends of hair color, check out the list.

1. Espresso Summer Hair Color

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Bring some life to your dull hair with espresso color. Espresso is for those loving dark brown colors. This color looks glossy and as such can add more shine to your mane.

2. Face – Framing Highlights

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If you want to go blonde without actually going blonde, face-framing highlights are for you. The face-framing money-piece highlights further enhance the features of your face. From subtle blonde shades to vibrant hues, you have a plethora of choices.

3. Pop of Color 

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When it comes to color your hair, are you confused? To experiment with a bolder shade or to bring your wild side of summer, try a pop of color in a few strands and go all the way. 

4. Dark and Mysterious 

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The old Hollywood glamour is dark rich color as it is always trending. With a short bob or short bang, you can pair it so that your look is retro-fresh forever. 

5. Nude Hair (AKA Neutral Blonde)

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For every skin tone, nude hair suits the best. It is the easiest way to go blonde this spring and summer. Neutral blonde contains an equal amount of both warm and cool tones making it flattering for everyone.

6. Honey Chestnut 

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Issa Rae’s skin tone perfectly matches the honey chestnut hue of her hair. Honey chestnut is a rusty and warm color reflecting the positive vibes of the summer season.

7. Cinnamon Swirl 

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Inspired by cinnamon rolls, this color is a mix of dark and light shades. It is a multi-dimensional shade that decreases the difference between blonde and brunette.

8. Living Coral Hair 

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Coral hair works in medium or lighter hair. This color is suitable for all skin tones.

9. Mocha Latte Hair

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When it comes to hair color, take ideas from things around. What would you like to have on a rainy day? A cup of coffee? Mocha latte summer hair color is a combination of the dark brown color of coffee and chocolate. The reddish undertone this color has looks awesome regardless of your complexion.

10. Margarine Hair 

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Trying to keep the hair cool-toned with so many platinum blondes, it’s refreshing to see a yellowy blonde that looks so fabulous. It’s not brassy, it’s buttery. 

11. Goth Brown Hair 

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Goth hairstyles reflect a mysterious and dark vibe. By forgoing the part of an undone style, commit to the goth style and add a smoky cat-eye to finish the dramatic look.

12. Light Auburn Hair 

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Why always try two common colors- brown and red? To complement the beachy waves perfectly, switch to light auburn. You’ll look completely chic and sexy in this shade.

13. Really Ronze Hair

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As George Papanikolas, the celebrity hairstylist of Matrix StyleLink told Good Housekeeping, “Ronze is a mixture of bronze brown and copper-red.” The shimmery effect of this new summer hair color trend will keep you inspired all year long.

14. Carob Hair

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Ultra-rich and a mix of black and brown, this is one of the hair colors that require low maintenance. The best way to get this color is by using a semi-permanent hair dye.

15. Warm Chocolate Tones 

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With a deep brown undertone, get a clear shine glaze or lowlights. Try a “gloss” treatment at home and add depth by painting on thin lowlights a shade darker than your base or look for a color like “chestnut” or “caramel “.

16. Baby Blonde 

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Try baby blonde if you want to go light without verging into the full-on platinum territory. This shade is extremely light and makes you resemble a blonde girl.

17. Warm Dimension 

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On the roots and ends of your hair, add varieties of warm shades. This looks superb and pretty as both colors are on the warm sides. Here’s ash blonde hair with platinum lowlights.

18. Quarantint

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It is fun to play with color during the lockdown period which is known as quarantint. Play with bold shades, those who are still working from home. The easiest one to DIY is Pink, but for summer purple or blue looks the best.

19. Glowy Apricot 

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Want to refresh your red color after quarantine? To get a breath of new life in your faded red hair, go for a bright, sunny shade this summer as this color works great on red. Ask your stylist for a light auburn hue with peachy tones for this similar shade.

20. Sandalwood Strips 

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Without an extreme change, if you want to add dimensions to your curls, this color works great for those having thicker dark hair. These sandalwood strips give separation to highlights creating beautiful and natural textures. 

21. Lots of Color for Summer 

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Get a bigger change in your hair color by applying two to three bright colors. Being at home is safe for playing with different colors such as purple, pink, and even green which you never have thought before. 

22. Mermaid Hair Shades 

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From last year till now, we have seen bolder shades of various hair colors – pink, green and purple. To uplift everyone’s mood and to have fun, go for mermaid hair shades.

23. One – Dimension Hair Color 

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To give your hair dimension, we normally prefer highlights and lowlights. But people who can do colors themselves at home, mostly select a one-dimension color.

24. Caramel Highlights 

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In summer, when we’re under the sun, our hair naturally gets a bit warmer. But most often being at home you can highlight your hair. If salons are open in your area, then try for caramel brown so that it can make your hair color look luxe but still natural. 

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