25 Trending Summer Hair Colors to Try in 2022

The year 2022 has given us a lot of things so far, and some of the most exciting include a fresh new pool of trendy hair colors to choose from. If you’re looking to switch up your hair hue for the season, one thing you don’t have to worry about is not having enough options. So, what is summer hair all about? Icy blondes, glossy locks, copper tones, and more. Whether you want to stay natural or match your tan with a bold statement, care to go high maintenance or low, anyone who wants to can refresh their style for the summer. And why not? With the warm temps rising, you’ll be out all day and night and that means ample opportunity for oohing and aahing over your summer hair color. Yes, summer fun is finally here, so book an appointment with your colorist ASAP, they’re only going to get busier!

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    Copper tones

    A tried and true color, copper tones have evolved from Disney Princess to a celeb favorite and found their way onto our list of trendy summer hair colors. While there still seems to be something innocent and fantastical about it, that can certainly be mitigated with a smokey eye and some leather pants (unless you want to pair it with a yellow princess dress at the Met Gala.) Totally up to you!


    Icy blonde

    You know how wearing white makes you look tanner? Well, icy blonde hair has the same effect. There’s nothing like a bright blonde with blue or gray undertones to contrast sun kissed skin and make literally everything about you pop. While it’s one of the higher maintenance summer hair colors on the menu, with some intermittent toning between salon visits, it’s a small price to pay for a look so white hot.


    Curl lights

    Curls are most loved for their dimension and personality, and curl lights enhance both of those. With warm highlights strategically placed around the face and towards the ends of your locks, curl lights bring out the best in an already super fun style. With curl lights, it’s all about bringing out the shape and adding warmth to an already vibrant look.



    In case you missed it, SteamPunk style is back, but not in the exact way it was before. While we might want to leave the mustache tattoos and own necklaces in the past, pastels are one aspect of this aesthetic we happily welcome to our list of summer hair colors. Pastel pink, we all know and love, but there are plenty of other beautiful pastel options to explore this summer.


    Natural but glossed

    If you’re skeptical about permanent dyes or bleach that does not mean you should miss out on refreshing your look with a new summer hair color. A hair gloss is a long-lasting conditioner that coats your hair in well, a gloss. Glosses are ammonia free, meaning that your hair cuticle is not penetrated like dyes. The result is your natural color but enhanced: super shiny locks that retain their gloss for about 10 washes.


    Golden brown

    Soft brown, honey brown, caramel brown, the best way to describe this shade is warmly rich without being too heavy. Perfectly nestled in between a true blonde and brunette, golden brown is the warmest of all the summer hair colors, and is a true summer approved shade. The proof is in the way the honey tones glow in the sun.