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These Hair Color Trends For Summer Have Me Ready To Hit The Salon

Of the many things you can do to update your look for summer, changing your hair color is one of the simplest. And if you’ve been keeping up with the coolest celebrity hair changes of 2023, you know there are plenty of gorgeous options that’ll transform your hair this season. 

This past year, it’s been all about red wine-colored locks and copper hues. Whether it was Lily James showing off her auburn hair at the Emmys or Kendall Jenner rocking a copper pony during Paris Fashion Week, red hair has been one of the most popular transformations for celebs, influencers, and all other fashionistas. Luckily, the trend isn’t going anywhere in 2023. But if red hues aren’t your thing, there are a few hair color trends you can try this year. According to Cynthia Romero, senior hair stylist at Dolce Salon Studios, “2023 is going to be all about subtle hair colors while making a statement.” So, check out these three hair colors that are perfect for summer 2023!

All About The Bayalage

Sure, you’ve probably heard of balayage hair, or maybe even tried it — but in 2023, it’s definitely one of the biggest hair trends, according to Romero. The customizable hair color technique involves creating a smooth transition between your colors of choice. There is a huge variety of  colors used in the balayage technique, but this year is focused on the softer, natural hair shades. Of course, if you’re going for a pop of color, you can still use the balayage technique. Think Shay Mitchell’s red wine balayaged hair or Lizzo’s bright blue strands for reference.

Soft Blonde Blowouts

Soft blonde blowouts, inspired by Sydney Sweeney’s stunning look during the premiere of her film Reality, are definitely on my radar for trendy hair colors this summer. According to the actress’ hair stylist, the choice for a more muted tone of blonde was inspired by Sweeney embracing her natural hair color. So if you’ve been bombshell blonde for a while, now is the perfect time to switch it up and go for a more natural tone!

Strawberry Blonde

Torn between going blonde and going red? Then strawberry blonde is your answer. The hair color can come in many different shades, including light, medium, and dark red. Personally, I’m obsessed with medium shades like the one Ice Spice rocks, or lighter shades similar to Sydney’s Sweeney’s strawberry hue she wore for her role as Penny Jo in the crime thriller Americana

Madison Bailey

App State '23

Madison Bailey is a national writer at Her Campus Media focusing on all things style, beauty, and lifestyle. She works closely with the style and lifestyle verticals at Her Campus, including reviews, roundups, sustainable style, and pop-culture. After graduating from Appalachian State University in May 2023 where she was Campus Coordinator of Her Campus at App State, Madison has written for Teen Vogue, Modeliste Magazine, Global Garbs, and more. Her time as Head Writer for The Collective Magazine, Appalachian State’s fashion and culture magazine, sparked her passion for the exciting world of fashion. She is currently in marketing at Modeliste Magazine where she’s able to celebrate her favorite things; fashion, beauty, celebrities, influencer style, and travel. In her free time, you can find Madison soaking in all the beauty that the blue ridge mountains have to offer. Or, when she’s not writing, you can find her thrifting, sipping a raspberry matcha, or cooking her favorite vegan meals!