Summer is here, and there’s no better time than now to refresh your hair color or try a completely new shade. The summer season is a time for relaxation, laid-back fun, vacations and enjoying the outdoors, so why not have a little fun with your hair color as well?
The changing of the seasons seems to always make us consider life changes and goals, and it’s always a fantastic time to update your hair color for a fresh outlook on life or liven up your existing shade to take on new possibilities.
Let’s take a look at some of our favorite summer hair color ideas as inspiration for your next visit to the hair salon. Your favorite FS Stylist can help transform your hair color dreams into a gorgeous reality.
Sun-kissed and carefree
When you think of summer, you might envision yourself lazing in the sun getting a nice sun-kissed bronzed glow, or swimming so much that your hair naturally lightens a shade. Well, we all know that too much exposure to the sun and elements like salt water or chlorine can be damaging to our hair. Plus, getting those sun-kissed hair color results takes time and may not always turn out the way you’d hoped.
The good news? Your FS Stylist can help give you the sun-kissed look without damaging UV rays. Depending on your natural hair color, current hair color and degree of hair lightening you may desire, a hair professional can create that “spent all week in the sun” hair color shade or a more subtle glow, resulting in a carefree, effortless hair color that’s fantastic for the summer months.
Shades of sunset
Summer sunsets are later in the evening and can often be more beautiful with their shades of pink, orange and copper. Perhaps that’s not the case for all of us, but if you imagine the perfect beach sunset, those colors would certainly be in the mix. Instead of longing for those gorgeous views from the seaside, use a little of that inspiration for your summer hair color shade.
Whether you’re heading to the beach this summer or not, you can still incorporate some of those beautiful sunset shades into your hair color. Choose an all-over color like pale pink or peach, or if that’s too much of a change from your current color, opt for more subtle balayage or ombre ends to spruce up your existing shade with a pop of color. Even if you’re reluctant to try a non-traditional shade like pink, you can ask your FS Stylist about going with more of a strawberry blonde or toned-down reddish shade to extend the summer sunset a little longer.
Glowing chestnut brown
Many people choose to lighten their hair color shade during the summer months, and even if you’re not going blonde, you can still have fun with your hair. Medium and darker shades of brunette are gorgeous, and adding a little dimension with complementary colors can really make your summer hair glow.
One of our favorites summer hair color shades is chestnut brown. Verging on medium brown but with an ever-so-slight tinge of red, it makes a great duo with a rich, chocolate brown. Go for the natural, balayage look or all-in with a more dramatic hair color makeover during your next Fantastic Sams salon visit.
Have fun with blonde
Do blondes really have more fun? That question may be difficult to answer, but with the help of your FS Stylist, you can certainly have fun with your hair color.
Shades of blonde are most popular in the summer—we’ve covered how the sun lightens up your hair giving you that sun-kissed glow, and something about the laid-back vibe of the season makes people want to carry over the lighter feeling into their daily lives as well.
Platinum blonde, buttery blonde, golden blonde or ash blonde—so many blonde trends and combinations exist to truly make your hair color unique and express your perfect summer vibe. As beautiful as blonde can be, it can also be more challenging and could require more time to get to the shade you’re seeking. Your FS Stylist will consider many factors like your natural color, current color, any previous hair color applications and your desired level of maintenance in order to give you the ideal blonde for you.
The most important tidbit to remember this summer is to have fun, and especially with your hair!
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