With each changing season comes new skincare products to balance the climate, hair offerings to do the same, and novel outfits that must be scouted. As the season coming up is spring (our favorite one, if we're being honest), it's time for all those things plus a new rebirth of sunny dispositions and warm evening strolls. Nothing puts a bit of a pep in our step like a springtime breeze. That, and a new hair color to match our brand-new mood.
That's where colorists come in. To find out exactly what shades will be everywhere this season—from your morning commute to practically every scroll on your Instagram—we reached out to a few of our favorites. Below, find the top four hues they're predicting will explode come spring.
Warm Caramel and Browns
After a season of icy white blonde and ashy color palettes, it's thrilling to see something new come through for spring. This time, it's a golden, caramel, chocolatey mix that offers dimension and subtle sunniness to your hair color.
"Don’t be afraid of the warmth," celebrity colorist Sheenon Olson says. "It can really soften your look and stand out among the sea of brunettes. Be sure to ask for warm chocolate, caramel, and honey colors from your colorist when you go in for your appointment."
As the weather warms our skin, and our springtime disposition runs full tilt, red is consistently a color we're looking to for a hair-shade switch-up. Its rich tones are exactly the bold, hearty fix we've been looking for during a bleak winter season.
"Rich auburns are making a comeback come spring," Olson notes. "The color to watch for is violet-based reds. Of course, you should choose a color that will complement your complexion. I just saw this color done on Julianne Huff."
Yes, you guessed it. Rooty, shaded, smoky blonde is still on the menu come spring. Though, we're not exactly complaining. The color adds a punky, grown-out (cough, easy to care for) vibe to our already highlighted hair.
"That longtime ombré client is now coming in for bright blonde—but with a twist," says Olson. "Ask your stylist for bright highlights but then to smudge the root. It'll give it that slightly lived-in look."
Though pink hair has been through the trend cycle for the last few seasons, Kim Kardashian West's fuschia reveal in Japan is bound to impact the next few months.
"Once you go pink, you'll notice it warms your skin immediately—giving you a glow no matter your skin tone," says Streeter’s Artist Tina Outen. "At the salon, you'll need to lighten your hair to its palest shade, so, be prepared. Check that your chosen salon has Olaplex or a similar bond multiplier to protect your hair as you lighten it."
She continues, "If you have light brown hair, I would recommend going for a brighter fuchsia shade to keep its health intact. Or, ask for pieces, tips, or panels so you're not bleaching all of your hair."
So, there you have it. And while we're not saying you have to try any of these four color trends (you do you), we do think you'll have fun doing it. Which shade would you try? Let us know in the comments below.