The Biggest Hair Color Trends

TRENDY: PASTEL BLUE

Washed-out pastel shades, like this blue seen on Irene Kim, are a chic way to try the colorful hair trend on for size. We love how modern it looks with Kim’s blunt lob.

TRENDY: MULLED WINE

Megan Mullally’s deep shade of burgundy is all the rage right now. To really bring out the complexity of a shade like this and keep it vibrant, use a color-enhancing conditioner like Bain de Terre Raspberry Plum.

TRENDY: DEEP VIOLET

If you’re ready for something daring but don’t want to bleach your strands, go violet this year. You could end up with anything between a slight blue tint or full-on purple like Justine Skye depending on the brand of dye, how long you leave it in, and your hair type.

BLONDE: NATURAL ROOTS

Selena Gomez’s ice blonde hair took nine hours to complete, but she made her life easier and embraced a new trend by leaving her dark roots intact.

BLONDE: GOLD OMBRÉ

Lauren Conrad’s dark roots are a sharp contrast to her bright blonde ends, yet a subtle golden ombré manages to bring it all together. It takes a skilled stylist to pull off a job like this. Once you leave the salon, use a color-protecting shampoo like L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensity Shampoo to keep hair healthy.

BLONDE: HAIRLINE HIGHLIGHTS

Margot Robbie’s look is a must-try, and it doesn’t take much effort, either. “Add some delicate highlights around the hairline and shiny golden glosses in between,” says Alissa Frum, senior colorist at Blackstonessalons. “Also, getting a keratin treatment is a great way to help your hair rest in the summer. Healthy hair means shiny hair, and with color it’s all about the shine!”

BLONDE: BUTTERY

If you’re not into obviously dyed platinum blonde, something more natural can be just as striking. Achieving a buttery blonde look like Reese Witherspoon is easy to do, and will undoubtedly fool everyone into thinking you were born with golden locks.

BLONDE: OVERGROWN ROOTS

Overgrown roots are suddenly very fresh, especially when they fade as softly as Jennifer Lawrence’s do. Looking to make things less dimensional? Go for a root touch-up spray like L’Oréal Paris Root Touch Up Spray ($11, amazon.com) before committing to a full process dye.

BLONDE: CREAM SODA

If you’re looking to lighten up, icy platinum and golden blonde aren’t your only options. Cream soda blonde, seen here on Elisabeth Moss, is warm but still neutral enough to look good on almost everyone.

BLONDE: ICY

Going super, super platinum isn’t an easy feat: It requires frequent maintenance and upkeep. The color looks especially chic when cut into a pixie like Michelle Williams’. One way to skirt a few extra salon appointments is to keep a crayon like the Bumble & Bumble bb Color Stick in your makeup bag.

BLONDE: ROSE GOLD UNDERTONES

Second only to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s flawless sartorial sense is her long, blonde hair — and her color is one of the most requested from Ferrett’s clientele. She loves how this particular shade of blonde doesn’t have hints of white, but rather metallic flecks that catch the light in the sexiest way.

BROWN: BALAYAGE WITH BABYLIGHTS

The answer to stealing Gisele Bündchen’s gorgeous hair lies in combining a couple trends. “Balayage is still very popular, but now we’re adding fine highlights — aka babylights — into the mix, too,” says Mary Yalda, stylist at Fox & Jane in New York City. “Babylights allow for an all-over brighter look, yet you can still enjoy a low-maintenance do.”

BLONDE: GREY REDUX

Going grey is trending thanks to a crop of celebrities, like Evan Rachel Wood, who are ditching their signature colors for the neutral shade. It’s not like the grey you’d expect from your great-grandmother, though; Wood’s is a gradient hue that fades from black to grey. The result is chic, polished and refined — especially with a shorter cut like hers.

BROWN: ALMOST BLACK

Taraji P. Henson’s bob is dark, but look closely and you can see that the color is a touch softer than a full-on jet black. The shade compliments her skin tone — and looks incredible against her berry lipstick!

BROWN: BRONDE

Jennifer Lopez’s color is a cross between brown and blonde. Her honey-infused hue “is warm and has depth and dimension with subtle highlights,” says Ashley Ferrett, a colorist at Serge Normant at John Frieda NYC. Use a split end-mending serum as needed, like Frederic Fekkai Salon Blow-Out Sealing Serum.

BROWN: CARAMEL HIGHLIGHTS

Jessica Alba’s warm caramel highlights light up her whole face. To mimic her laid-back look, give your hair some texture with a product like R + Co’s Rockaway Salt Spray.

BROWN: WARM CHESTNUT

When you’re talking about a Pantene model, you know you’re dealing with a seriously shiny mane. Priyanka Chopra’s chesnut hue is what makes her hair so special, though. It’s lightened around her face to emphasize her features and brighten up her entire look. The deep part adds volume, making it a particularly great style for those with fine locks, says Ferrett.

BROWN: JET BLACK

Kylie Jenner and her sisters all have naturally dark hair, and they always look especially fierce when they go back to their literal roots. If you’re new to the dark side, keep your brown or black hair healthy and shiny with a color-enhancing conditionerlike Davines Alchemic Chocolate Conditioner.

BROWN: EBONY

Kerry Washington’s natural hair color is a single, incredibly rich shade of ebony brown that looks incredible in even the simplest updo.

BROWN: BABYLIGHTS

Thanks to the careful painting of blonde babylights, Chrissy Teigen’s hair has an otherworldly glow. Highlighting ultra-thin strands adds dimension to brown hair without looking too fussy, says Ferrett. Try John Frieda Multi-Tone Revealing Colour Protecting Conditioner to bring out the dimension of your color.

BROWN: COPPERY CHOCOLATE

Once temperatures climb, “It’s all about warmth,” explains Ferrett, noting that bright, lustrous hair color is a must. She loves Lily Collins’s brunette hue, which has rich copper highlights to add a glamorous touch.

RED: SUNSET

Great for summer and fall, sunset hair — beautifully illustrated by Rihanna — lets you have a little fun with brown while using some red hues to brighten up your look.

BROWN: AUBURN

Always dreamed of going red? If you’re a natural brunette you may want to try out an auburn shade like Zoey Deutch’s before plunging into full-on copper.

RED: CAYENNE SPICE

This copper-toned hue looks great on any skin tone, and it’s especially easy to transition to it from blonde, like Emma Roberts once did. When washing your newly-dyed hair, be sure to use a shampoolike Pureology Reviving Red Shampoo that specializes in protecting your rockin’ red color.

RED: CINNAMON

Want to spice things up? Go for something bold like Julianne Moore’s shade. “Reds are making a comeback. I feel like cinnamon and rose tones could have an end-of-summer moment,” Fugate says.

RED: SHIMMERING BURNT ORANGE

Keeping the warm-for-summer recommendation in mind, Ferrett suggests Emma Stone’s fiery red. In general, she says that redheads look best with rose-gold undertones or bright-orange reds like Stone’s.