15 Hair Color Ideas You'll Want To Try Immediately

As if you needed another reason to be pumped for summer.
PHOTO: (left) instagram/gigihadid; (right) instagram/ryanpearl23

Helpppp: I have this ongoing issue where every time I open Instagram I feel the urge to dye my hair. Only, like, a quarter of those urges turn into actual appointments with my colorist, but still, I can't help but have hair-color envy when there's a massive amount of celebrities and models trying out pretty new colors left and right. I mean, have you seen the summer hair color trends that have already started popping up? Bright, buttery blondes, shadow roots, golden highlights—ugh. Need. Them. All. But instead of dyeing my hair every color of the rainbow tonight, I decided to round up the 15 prettiest, coolest hair colors for your (and, fine, also my) viewing pleasure. Check 'em out, ahead, and don't @ me if you end up in a salon chair by the end of this sentence.

  1. Gigi Hadid's Bronde

    Not quite brown, not quite blonde, Gigi Hadid's golden "bronde" hair color is the perfect way to ease into the summer season. A few soft, natural-looking highlights and lowlights will brighten up your boring, blah color ASAP.

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  2. Dua Lipa's Shiny Black

    There isn't a hair color that Dua Lipa can't pull off (and her constantly changing look is proof), but one of my personal faves is this rich, shiny-AF black. 

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  3. Amandla Stenberg's Dimensional Blue

    Soft, barely-there pastels are a thing of the past, y'all. This spring, try out a bright, vibrant hue with tons of shade variation. Exhibit A: Amandla Stenberg's blue braids, which combine the prettiest blend of baby blue, royal blue, navy, and black. Just make sure you have a color-safe shampoo on hand for your new summer-ready color, okay?

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  4. Emily Ratajkowski's Classic Brown

    Sometimes you just can't beat a classic hair color, which is probs why Emily Ratajkowski has kept her signature brown hue for so long. If you aren't up for experimenting with something bold this summer, you'll love this smooth, easy-to-wear color that looks as "effortless" as good hair can be.

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  5. Sofia Richie's Shadow Root

    TBH, my favorite thing about the shadow-root trend for summer is that it's soooo easy to grow out. Unlike all-over blonde highlights, this Sofia Richie-approved hair color blends fairly seamlessly with your roots (aka you don't have to spend nearly as much time at the salon).

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  6. Kendall Jenner's Reddish Brown

    The coolest way to touch up your brown hair this summer? A shiny red gloss—Kendall Jenner style. It's the perfect combination of subtle and fun (like, not everyone will automatically notice it), and it's so easy to enhance if you decide you love it (and why wouldn't you?!).

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  7. Lucy Boynton's Baby Blonde

    Good luck looking at Lucy Boynton's baby-blonde hair color and not ordering some bleach online (wait, but don't though). Perfect for anyone who's over that warm, golden shade of blonde that was everywhere in 2019, this summer trend is as white blonde as it gets (without, you know, going totally platinum).

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  8. Dove Cameron's Lilac

    Okay, fine, I know I said soft pastels are about to be replaced by brighter hair colors this summer, but Dove Cameron's pale lilac is definitely the exception. Lemme just say my hairstylist had to talk me down from DIY-ing this color in my bathroom sink.

  9. Dua Lipa's Contrast

    Yup, Dua Lipa's hair colors are so strong she made the list twice. Just like Billie Eilish's green hue, this hair color trend is basically the anti-ombré. Think: Super-intense contrasts at your roots that really stand out. This color is definitely on the riskier-to-achieve side, so make sure you go to a profesh.

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  10. Hailey Baldwin's Buttery Blonde

    The current trend climate? Less of the icy blonde hues says New-York based colorist Ryan Pearl and more of the warmer, buttery-blonde shades you're about to see all over your Instagram. With golden highlights like these, you’ll get a color that looks much more natural than the cooler, icier tones (even if it’s not).

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  11. Madelaine Petsch's Coppery Red

    Make your red-hot hair even warmer this summer with a bright, coppery wash. As with all hair colors, Ryan stresses the importance of working with your skin tone when deciding on your copper shade. But with so many variations (rosy copper, golden copper, rusty copper, etc.), you'll definitely find a version of the vibrant hue that works for you—just ask your colorist, first.

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  12. Rich Brown with Blonde Highlights

    Don't feel like bleaching your whole head? Try lightening your look by adding some highlighted accents throughout your darker hues, says Ryan. To get this look, have your stylist add some subtle, brightened strips around your face and toward the ends of your hair to play up your natural texture. Note: To get the most natural effect, have your colorist choose highlights only a few shades lighter than—and in the same color family as—your base.

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  13. Bubblegum Pink

    Last "crazy" hair color, I promise. This bubblegum pink is a super pretty option for summer (which, BTW, will fade into the perfect rose-gold shade as it grows out). If you're a bit hesitant to dye your hair pink, start with a semi-permanent option (like a tinted hair spray) to test things out.

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  14. Dark Roots

    Yup, dark roots are back in fashion, regardless of what all of your instincts are telling you. Not only does the dark-light combo allow for a more seamless grow-out phase, but it also gives you more time between color sessions, says Ryan. Don't want to wait until your roots naturally show? Have your colorist shadow the root at your next highlight appointment to give it that lived-in look.

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  15. Dimensional Brown

    For deep brown and black shades, Ryan suggests adding very minimal highlights just around your face for a touch of subtle dimension in your dark hair. If you're not into highlights, have your stylist add a slightly lighter gloss all over to your hair to make your color look shiny and defined, not dull and flat.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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