5 Hot Hair Color Trend Inspirations


Heat Up this Spring with the Hottest Hair Color Trends!

You don’t have to go with a total hair style change to get a new look for spring. Instead, consider adding a small twist to your usual hair color–with some of the hottest color trends of the season! Hair pros agree that spring is the season to lighten up; whether it’s your ends for a subtle ombre, or some face framing highlights, lighter and more vibrant colors can compliment skin and open up your face.

Blended Ombré

Debi Dumas of the gorgeous Byron Salon in Beverly Hills, summed up the concept of the new ombré look, “if the old ombré was a scream, then the new ombré is a whisper.” Without a doubt, Jessica Alba is whispering something sexy with this gorgeous and subtle ombré look. While 2012 featured a more drastic contrast between root and ends, the new blended ombré “is all about bringing the lighter color strands closer to the roots, creating a blended, softer look,” Dumas explains. If you’re looking for a soft, understated look for spring, then let your hairstylist give you a whisper of ombré that will scream sophistication.


Blunt bob with bangs and orangey red haircolor

Orange(y) Red

Gingers everywhere can get excited as “orange(y) red” colors make a fierce come back for spring 2013. International Aveda Color Specialist, Gary Pellici confirms “fiery red hair is most definitely one of the stand out hair color trends of 2013.” Whether you’re a natural ginger, or have ginger envy, now is the time to embrace your fiery side with this bold and red-hot color.

Shaggy bob with bold streaks

Bold Streaks

Pastels were a fun and sweet interlude for the winter months, but hair color is heating up for spring and summer with bold, warm colors. Dumas says, “The washed out, pastel shades really only work on icy or baby blondes, but bold color is a great option for a brunette who wants to try something fun.” From vibrant red and rich copper to more exotic colors like purple and magenta, bold streaks are a great way to add flair and style to any look.

Blonde Hair with Chocolate Low Lights and blonde bob with bangs

Hello Lowlights

Blondes can get a taste of color with compliments of bold chocolate lowlights. Lowlights can add dimension and depth to an overall look, while still embracing your beautiful blonde. You can opt for more dramatic panels of chocolate brown, or a more subtle weave, to achieve a dynamic look for spring.

Warm brunette with long waves and middle part

Brazen Brunettes

Brunettes don’t have to stay in the dark! Dark-haired girls are favoring warmer colors for spring, adding dimension with touches of caramel, copper, golden, and cocoa undertones to their locks. Celebrity hair colorist and Redken color consultant, Tracey Cunningham, explains,”This effect creates the illusion of hair that has been naturally lightened by the sun, and opens up the face.”

Whether you’re looking for drama or a more natural change, there’s a color trend for you for Spring 2013! So what are you waiting for? Heat up your spring look with one of these sexy new trends: they have a seal of approval from all the hottest hair pros!

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and FaceBook.