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21 Stunning Summer Hair Color Ideas

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We’re all excited because spring and summer is on its way. What we’re more excited about than the prospect of sun, late nights and lapping up the hot rays, is summer hair.

You need to see these 21 stunning summer hair color ideas that we predict will be HUGE this summer!

1. Beige Blonde Balayage Colourmelt

Did you know that the word balayage is a French term and it means ‘to sweep’? That should give you some idea of the kind of hair style you’ll be getting when you opt for a look that ‘sweeps’.

Beige Blonde Balayage Colourmelt

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This beige blonde balayage colourmelt is great because it enables you to keep some of your original, natural hair color in whilst changing things up at the same time.

2. Melting Copper Hair

Everyone loves a redhead but just because you’re going red, doesn’t mean you need to go for bolshy, one-toned reds like Rihanna loves to rock from time to time.

Copper Balayage Long Bob

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This stunning melting copper hair is a balayage-ombre look which allows you to gradually float from your natural browny-red to a more bold and dazzling shade. Just like the blonde before, it’s a great way to play around with a new color if you don’t want one-tone all-over locks.

3. Caramel Blend

And here we provide you with another classic example of playing around with soft tones. We showed you the blonde, the redhead, and now we’ve come to the brunette.

Caramel Balayage Highlights on Dark Brown Hair

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If you want to go blonde but not too blonde, or you don’t want the damage associated with all-over blonde hair, this caramel blend is a beautiful idea, taking you from dark and glossy shades of brown to almost strawberry blonde hues.

4. Apricot Balayage

In fact, that’s what makes these beautiful summer hair color ideas so great. Designs that are balayage or hand-painted allow for more errors, and they also allow for a little longer between salon appointments too.

Apricot Balayage Hair for Summer

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This beautiful apricot balayage is such a bold color but think about it… It could easily have been a much brighter red than this and this could have been the process of the grow-out. The darker roots certainly indicate that and more than that, the darker roots look great.

5. Blonde Ombre Hair

Growing out much blonder hair? Perhaps you just want to go from lighter back to your more natural darker shades but you want to do it gradually rather than all in one go? Ta-dah! Blonde ombre hair!

Blonde Ombre Hair Color Idea for Summer

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Start with a balayage and work your way up from there. You can add more color (or less) over time giving you a much easier, less drastic way to make a big change.

6. Honey Blonde Balayage Highlights

If you want to try going a little lighter but aren’t sure whether or not it will suit you, this lets you play around with light at the ends while still keeping things simple around the face.

Honey Blonde Balayage Highlights for Brunettes

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The color changes are so subtle here but the three-dimension of tones and shades bring it together into a thicker, more volume-infused mane.

7. Hair on Fire

We’re totally singing the Alicia Keys song right now but this bright hair on fire look is not only stunning, but super lust-worthy too.

Fire Hair Color Idea

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If you’re trying to go from red to blonde again, or maybe you’re just stuck in that strawberry blonde phase, don’t try to brush it under the carpet.

8. Dark & Light Beige Tones

Balayage looks give you much subtler looks which makes them great for using those really brave and daring colors you wouldn’t have been brave or bold enough to try before just like this mix of both dark and light beige tones.

Dark and Light Blonde Beige Hair

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Using more hand-painted techniques over foils and other methods gives you the opportunity to be in completely control of the color mix – the blend, the gradient, everything.

9. Chocolate & Caramel Highlights for Dark Hair

Just like balayage, ombre is a slightly different affair, still with the hand-painted theme, but instead shading or graduating the color, normally with lighter on the bottom and darker on the top but it can vary between styles and designs.

Chocolate Caramel Balayage Highlights for Dark Hair

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There are plenty of celebs who’ve rocked a look just like this one over the years and it’s becoming more and more popular. With the likes of Miley Cyrus, Drew Barrymore and Giselle going for hair just like this, we think it’s the next one to add to our list.

10. Light Blonde Highlights

Adding light blonde highlights to your hair, whether it’s blonde or darker browns, you’re going to add a summery, happy glow to it. When these balayage highlights are done properly by a hair stylist, the look can life your hair, making it look lively and full of bounce, something you may have struggled with before.

Light Blonde Highlights for Blonde Hair

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Here’s a little trick for you – if you have thin hair, or want to add some ‘oomph’ to lifeless hair, go with highlights. It helps to add more dimension.

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