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10 Spring Hair Color Ideas (That Are Trending This Year)

Let’s talk about new spring hair color ideas!

Spring is finally here, and it’s the perfect time of year for a fresh start. As we shed our winter layers, what better way to embrace the new season than with a new hair color? 

From vibrant pastels to soft blonde highlights, this year’s spring hair color trends are about embracing individuality and making a statement. But with so many options, how do you choose the perfect color? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! 

In this blog post, we’ll highlight (pun intended) ten of the hottest spring hair colors that are taking over social media and salons across the world. 

So get ready to say goodbye to dull winter shades and hello to an exciting new look as we explore these gorgeous spring hair color ideas together.


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10 Spring Hair Colors That Are Trending: Find Out the Hottest Hair Color Trends of the Season

Buttercream Blonde

Gorgeous buttercream blonde hair color on long wavy hair.
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This delightful shade of blonde is characterized by its delicate blend of light buttery tones and hints of golden beige, which come together for a natural-looking finish. 

Unlike icy platinum blondes, buttercream blonde embraces a more subtle aesthetic, making it a versatile option for a wide range of skin tones and hair types. 

With its gentle, warm colors and dynamic shades, this hair color adds depth and dimension while maintaining a soft and feminine vibe.

Gorgeous buttercream blonde hair color on long wavy hair.
📷Credit: @blush.hair.lounge

Caramel Drizzle

Gorgeous caramel drizzle hair color on wavy mid-length hair.
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Sweet, creamy, and utterly delectable, caramel drizzle hair color is all about adding warmth to the natural base color. 

It’s perfect for brunettes looking to go a shade or two lighter without drastic change. Think golden ribbons intertwined in your hair, catching the sunlight in the most enchanting way.

Gorgeous caramel drizzle hair color on long wavy hair.
📷Credit: @hair.by.jessv

Apricot

This playful spring hair color features a warm, peachy-orange undertone with hints of golden hues reminiscent of ripe apricots in the sunlight. 

Depending on the desired look, apricot hair color can vary in intensity, ranging from subtle pastel shades to richer, more vibrant colors. It’s a versatile choice that complements a variety of skin tones and can be customized through all-over color, highlights, or balayage techniques.

Gorgeous apricot hair color on straight mid-length hair.
📷Credit: @hairby.salla

Cherry Cola

Dua Lipa with cherry cola red hair color.
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Have a taste for dramatics? Cherry cola is the deep, rich, darker shade you crave. 

This multidimensional color features a deep brown base with subtle red undertones, evoking the warm, sultry tones of the iconic beverage. It’s a great way to add depth without straying too far from your original color.

Gorgeous cherry cola red hair color on long wavy hair.
📷Credit: @hairbyvalerieo

Strawberry Blonde

Gorgeous strawberry blonde hair color on long wavy hair.
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Nothing says spring quite like the ripe, juicy sweetness of strawberries. 

Strawberry blonde is a classic, and it’s making a comeback this year. The luscious mix of blonde and red feels both playful and professional, making it a hit for any setting.

Gorgeous strawberry blonde hair color on long wavy hair.
📷Credit: @oanna_up

Baby Balayage

This subtle balayage technique is perfect for those who want low maintenance but high impact. 

Unlike traditional balayage, which often involves highlighting larger sections of hair, baby balayage focuses on painting fine, delicate highlights onto the surface of the hair. These subtle highlights are strategically placed to mimic the natural variations in hair color that occur from sun exposure, creating a soft and sun-kissed effect. 

Gorgeous baby balayage highlights on wavy mid-length hair.
📷Credit: @hair.by_laurenx

Mushroom Brown

Gorgeous mushroom brown hair color on long wavy hair.
📷Credit: @hairbykacie1

If you’re all about neutrality, mushroom brown hair is the shade for you.

This unique spring color features a cool blend of neutral brown tones and subtle hints of gray or taupe. Its multidimensional and muted appearance is inspired by the earthy tones of mushrooms.

The versatile and natural-looking aesthetic makes it a popular choice for those who want a low-maintenance yet stylish hair color. 

Gorgeous mushroom brown hair color on wavy mid-length hair.
📷Credit: @kaceys_top.knots

Lived-in Bronde

This popular hair color trend combines brunette and blonde hues to create a natural, effortless look. The term “bronde” itself is a portmanteau of “brown” and “blonde,” reflecting the blend of these two hues. 

This versatile look works with many different skin tones and hair types. It offers a natural, sun-kissed appearance, making it perfect for those who like a relaxed hair color that effortlessly transitions from season to season.

Gorgeous lived-in bronde hair color on long wavy hair.
📷Credit: @jamirayburghair

Marshmallow Pink

Gorgeous marshmallow pink hair color on wavy mid-length hair.
📷Credit: @john.n1115

This delicate color features pale pink hues with subtle hints of pastel cream, creating a dreamy appearance. It’s achieved by lightening the hair to a pale blonde hue and then applying a diluted pink dye for that soft, barely-there pink hair.

Gorgeous marshmallow pink hair color on long wavy hair.
📷Credit: @tiffanymhair

Rich Espresso

Gorgeous rich espresso hair color on long straight hair.
📷Credit: @lionsmane_815

Espresso hair color is a deep, luxurious shade inspired by the coffee’s dark, rich hues. It typically features a deep brown base with warm undertones that resemble the velvety hue of a freshly brewed cup of espresso.

Gorgeous rich espresso hair color on wavy mid-length hair.
📷Credit: @honeyandchrome

How To Find the Best Color For You

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When selecting a new hair color, looking for something that matches your skin tone and enhances your natural features is best. Warm undertones pair well with golden or caramel shades, while cool shades suit ash blondes or rich browns. 

Consulting with a professional stylist is the best way to ensure your new look fits your lifestyle and unique hair needs.


Maintenance Tips

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Maintaining vibrant spring hair color involves a dedicated hair care routine with less frequent washing, cooler showers, and UV protection. 

It’s crucial to use hair care products specifically designed for color-treated hair. These can include sulfate-free shampoos, conditioners that nourish and preserve color vibrancy, and heat protectant sprays to minimize damage from styling tools. 

Regular touch-ups are also essential. For full colors, you’ll want to visit the salon every 4 to 6 weeks, and for highlights or balayage every 8 to 12 weeks. Following these practices will help maintain your hair color’s brightness and health throughout the season.


Final Thoughts

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As the flowers bloom and we welcome warmer weather, it’s clear that this season’s hair color trends are all about embracing change and finding your unique style. From soft creamy blonde to pastel pink, these bright colors will rejuvenate your overall look and feel. 

Here’s to a season of beauty, creativity, and self-expression through the art of hair color! Who knows? Your next hair color could be the start of a whole new chapter.

Until next time,

Hollee
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MEET THE AUTHOR 🤩

Hollee is a licensed cosmetologist with over nine years of professional experience in the hair industry. With her unique insight and versatile experience, she’ll help you discover the latest hair trends or even crush your next DIY hair project.

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