The best hair colors of summer 2021

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A new season is upon us. Summer is the season of warm, long days, fewer layers of clothes, and copious amounts of ice cream. What better way to celebrate the bright season than to try out a new hair color? You don’t have to go crazy! Even a few highlights or balayage can make a difference to your usual color, but at the same time give you that new-look confidence to take on the day. If you’re looking for hair color ideas for summer 2021, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look at what some of the hair color trends for summer 2021 are set to be:

Reverse Balayage

Balayage has been the biggest trend of recent seasons and it shows no sign of slowing down. But due to its popularity, you might have already tried it out on your willing locks. This is why we’d like to introduce you to reverse balayage. Instead of your roots being darker than the rest of your hair, it’s the opposite – opt for a root color that’s one shade lighter than your natural color. As well as looking great, this style is also low maintenance and the grow-out is easier.

Red alert

We’re not necessarily talking about fire truck red here, but about all the many different shades of red that are possible. Red is such a versatile color so it’s no wonder that it’s in the list of hair colors for summer 2021. What’s great about red is that is can be tailored to complement your natural beauty depending on your eye color and skin tone. For example, very pale skin tones suit strawberry blonde or copper shades, medium skin tones suit dark or golden copper, brown skin tones suit auburn browns, and black skin tones suit purple-red tones. We recommend Simply Color 4.68 Chocolate Cherry or Simply Color 7.47 Medium Natural Copper to get heads turning.

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Sun-kissed hair is within your reach thanks to Simply Color!

Honey blonde

Many different blondes are in this summer, such as platinum blonde and mushroom blonde (which is a combination of dirty blonde and brunette), but our favorite amongst the blondes is honey blonde. This color is the perfect way to liven up your locks in preparation for the warmer months and you’ll be pleased to know that it’s low maintenance too! This sun-kissed look enables you to get that blonde glow you’ve always wanted, but without having to maintain highlights. By adding curls or waves to your hair, it’ll add more dimensions to the gorgeous honey blonde color. Colors that would work perfectly to achieve this shade include Simply Color 9.0 Light Blonde and Simply Color 8.0 Medium Blonde.

The money piece

If you’re in the mood for a change but don’t want to go all out just yet, why not consider streaks at the front of your hair aka the money piece? It’s a great way to accentuate your features and liven up your hairstyle, but without coloring your whole head. This time around, the 90s highlight has been given a chic and contemporary upgrade. And what’s extra great about this summer 2021 hair color trend is that you decide how much you want to stand out. If your hair is blonde and you want a subtle difference, then have the streaks colored dark blonde, maybe with Simply Color 7.0 Dark Blonde. If you want something more eye-catching then color them dark brown with Simply Color 3.65 Dark Chocolate for a total contrast to the rest of your blonde mane.

A splash of color

Isn’t summer just the perfect time to experiment with color? According to hair color summer 2021 trends, practically anything goes if it’s colorful. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go full color right away (unless you want to) because bright highlights and colored tips are also in this season. Or what about coloring a few strands? Yes, the 90s trend is back for the summer! For an even bigger wow factor, the hottest colorful looks this summer include denim hair and mermaid hair for that ‘by the sea’ feeling göt2b Metallics M67 Blue Mercury. and M75 Cosmic Teal are just two stunning colors to try. Add some wind-blown waves with göt2b Beach Trippin' Texturizing Finishing Spray.

 

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