Whether you prefer to have ash blonde hair, to have them a seductive chocolate brown, to have a flamed ombré or colour your hair in fantastic colours from pastel to dark violet – there are so many hair colour trends to choose from that you could be tempted to try a new one every month! Prepare yourself to see tons of inspiration for long and short hair, whether you are looking for a rainbow dye or a deep brown, a platnum blonde, or a fiery red. Here are 30 hair colours trending for summer 2019.
1. Blonde with a hint of pink
Stylist Presley Poe calls this colour “butter’d Rose Gold” because of the light metallic pink and yellow blonde tints. “For this colour, I mixed the current base of her previous colour (a bright pink) with a faded pink as a base”, declared Poe to Allure. The result is a softer pink.
Have you ever hesitated to dye your hair because you needed to discolour them first? Dyeing them violet can, in this case, be perfect for you. A deep blue violet needs no discolouration. You can even do this colouring on your own.
3. Peanut butter jelly
Created by hair colourist Megan Schipani for a client who wanted to “keep a natural colour” but who also wanted “something fun”, this two-toned and clever colour presents a golden blonde inspired by peanut butter and the violet tones evoke jam.
4. Millennial pink
Since millennial pink became trendy (we see it on clothes, on kitchen appliances, on home accessories, etc.), this pink has also found itself in salons. This pink is between a blush pink and a real pink and it is very modern. Make sure to hydrate your coloured hair with a hair mask at least once a week.
5. Navy ombré
Are you looking to add some colour to your hair but you don’t want to discolour them? With minimal bleaching, this amethyst navy coloured ombré is gentle for the hair, and in terms of colour, it lives up to its namesake.
These bordeaux braids, decorated here in a royal bun, will be extremely trendy for the 2019 festival season.
7. Amethyst roots
If you are looking to have a little bit of fun and you’re already a blonde, amethyst roots are something you should consider. Note that incorporating colour at the roots extends the time between your touch-ups – which is much healthier for your hair.
8. Red balayage
Can you hear “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys when you look at Joely Fisher’s reddish balayage? The crimson ends, perfectly blended throughout a deep brown base are audacious and flambloyant.
These naturally curly hair are beautiful in dyed eggplant tints. Whatever your eye colour, this colour will make your features stand out in a gorgeous way. Don’t hesitate to try it, especially if you have dark hair.
Plants are taking over beauty salons for summer 2019. This many shade look is everywhere on Instagram, where it is interpreted in various degrees of intensity. Some people opt for darker colours whereas other try lighter ones. Whatever you choose, what is important is to create your colouration layer by layer from the base.
11. Smoky violet
Pastel violet hair was very trendy these past few years, but this smoky violet style is the more modern way to try this colour. Ask your hair stylist to colour your hair with many cold violet hues, by giving dimension and movement to your hair.
12. Elegant pink ombre
You can have fun with your hair and still look professional at work, as this style demonstrates. To do it, you just need to pay close attention to your style.
13. Blue mermaid hair
Blue never seems to be trendy, this coloured look is however everywhere at the moment. Combining turquoise, aqua, navy and cobalt, this dyeing job inspired by mermaids can totally change according to your style. Also, it goes well with pratically every skin colour.
14. Fluid hair painting
Here is a trend to try right away. Fluid hair painting is a process that hairdresser Pravana and owner of the Cheeky Strut salon KL Christoffersen describe as “an overlap of at least 2 colours or more by section to create a luminous multi-tone result.
15. Denim coloured
We have seen tons of neon colours in salons and on the red carpet but this new blue is truly unique. Unlike pastel or bright shades, denim coloured hair is a subtle dusty blue.
16. Rose gold like Emma Roberts
Ready to try the trend of the moment? Rose gold hair is a pretty, ethereal hue of rose tinted blonde that is loved by celebrities like Emma Roberts. This colour is so radiant that it illuminates your whole look – even if you don’t wear any makeup.
17. Delicate purple
This pastel hair colour is audacious, but gives the impression that you were born with it, which is the impressive part. Achieve this look by keeping things simple: “More colour means more care, which means you need to give your hair a weekly hydrating mask specific for coloured hair”, explains Daniel Moon, Matrix stylist of SOCOLOR StyleLink.
18. Faded pastel
If faded and discoloured colours make you think of damaged and messy hair, you live in the past. Wait until you see all the pretty pink, violet and blue hues.
19. Ashy blonde
A bit darker than gray, Jane Fonda’s ashy blonde hair seen at the 2018 Oscars is an incredible option if you’re not ready to fully embrace gray hair just yet.
20. Soft beige
There is little variation in this soft and light blonde which is what makes it special. There is an even more dramatic effect created because the hair colour is only slightly different from the skin colour, like you can see here on Nicole Kidman.
21. Dare a contrast like Selena Gomez
The surprise hair transformation of Selena Gomez will certainly inspire many women to do the same: go from brunette to blonde, but what differentiates her from other celebrity blondes is that she kept her dark roots and her dark eyebrows. The intentional contrast is pretty and practical, since she won’t need to care for her hair as often.
22. Buttered colour
With so many platnum blonds trying to keep their hair impeccable, it’s refreshing to see a blonde with this colour looking so great. It is a butter blonde and not a copper blond.
23. A mix of balayage and ‘babylights’
Los Angeles colourist Chrissie Plisky mixed two hair techniques – balayage and ‘babylights’ – to create a luminous and voluminous look “so her clients can wear it longer without retouching their locks as often”.
Call it whatever you like, Evan Rachel Wood’s hybrid gray blonde is out of the ordinary. With the deep, almost black roots, this modern look requires little maintenance.
25. A lightly gold blonde
Allison Williams found the perfect balance with this blonde hue: it is rich and warm without being copper. It is light and textured without looking too groomed.
26. Ice queen
If you are thinking of trying platnum hair (seriously, it’s a commitment), it is important to take the time to think about what this implies in terms of treatment and hair care. “If your hair is already coloured or has been discoloured, make sure to do a deep treatment at least a week before your colouration”, explains Elizabeth Hiserodt, Cutler Salon colourist, Teen Vogue.
27. Carob brown
This rich brown is warm without being reddish – like so many brown colours do – which makes it very flattering on all skin colours.
28. A dark brown with highlights
The majority of Kat Graham’s hair is dark brown but she has lighter lighlights that frame her face.
29. A orange-ginger fade
This incredible ombré starts with luminous colour, a natural orange-ginger, and melts into a strawberry blonde and peach. Her locks are both intense and soft.
30. One part brown, one part blonde
Selma Blair’s glowing and golden highlights are so abundant on her dark brown hair that it looks as though she was a blonde as well as a brunette!