Meet "Vacation Hair": Spring's Big, Surprising Color Trend

Faith Xue

Remember the height of the ombré craze?  Never before had we loved the term “gradual fade” more, or screen-shotted as many photos of Rachel Bilson. Though we’re glad the trend is still going strong (mainly because we can grow out our hair and not have to immediately go back for root touch-ups), we’re also ready for something new, something different, something…vacation inspired.

We spoke with master colorists Rita Hazan of Rita Hazan Salon and Johnny Ramirez of Ramirez-Tran Salon, and asked for their biggest spring hair color predictions. Turns out, they both came to the same conclusion: basically, you want your hair to look like you just got back from sunbathing in St. Barths. Consider this “vacation hair” a warmer, sunnier take on balayage, with slim, subtle, face-framing highlights that instantly brighten your complexion. For inspiration, we’ve gathered the best instances of this spring trend ahead for brunettes, blondes, and redheads—keep scrolling, and bookmark this for your next salon visit!

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