Honey-tinged caramel blonde
The usual sunny blond suspects like Gigi Hadid are choosing a moodier hue. Slightly darker lowlights around the face (and nape of the neck) help make this now summer classic colour feel fresh (#JLoDidItFirst).
This cut and colour go hand-in-hand – mostly because the colour requires so much maintenance (one week at the cottage and you’ve got roots – sad face). Plus real talk: down-to-there platinum can look, at its best, fake, and at its worst – broken and in desperate need of a cut. Bottom line: Cropped and cool is the way to go.
If you are going for the SoCal vibe, opt for slightly warmer golden tones. This shade is especially good for fine hair types because a shot of colour all over will make fine hair take on a bit of extra oopmh (a little bleach damage plumps hair, giving it grit and texture). Just be sure to do a blast of humidity resistance spray to lock frizz out and moisture masks are your friends – all summer long.
Maybe it’s the Wonder Woman effect but we are feeling this hyper-shiny chestnut shade for summer. If Selena Gomez is your muse, ask for a few lighter, hand-painted pieces around the face for a subtle two-toned effect.
Red hair is front and centre for Versace’s fall campaign so get a jump on the trend and go fiery for summer.
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