Trends come and go, but Pinterest is forever (isn’t that how the saying goes?). The beauty-filled platform is a gold mine of tutorials and inspiration, but it also happens to be an amazing trend forecaster. With a (well-manicured) finger on the pulse of exactly what women everywhere are pinning and obsessing over, it’s the perfect place to see what’s next—or just what you should bring to your colorist at your next appointment.
With hair on the mind, we asked our friends at Pinterest to share some of the top trending styles and colors for summer. What’s the next balayage? Are lobs still everyone’s favorite hairstyle? (Yes.) Find these answers and more ahead.
Keep scrolling for the only six hair trends that matter right now, according to Pinterest!
Trend #1: Messy Buns
This model-off-duty style is more popular than ever, especially with the hot and humid season ahead. Invisibobble’s Power Hair Ties ($9) will keep your bun in place without any creases.
Trend #2: Braided Updos
Coachella may be over, but plaits live on. The version everyone is pinning involves a braid that morphs into a bun (or multiple buns).
Trend #3: Half-Up Buns
Not an updo fan? Try a breezy half-up bun instead—and if you’re feeling ambitious, throw in a braid for good measure.
Trend #5: Ash
Ash hues—which combine cool, gray-tinged shades with natural colors like brown or blond—are also trending in a big way. (Editor tip: To keep ashy tones bright and shiny, use a toning shampoo like Joico’s Color Endure Violet Sulfate-Free Shampoo, $18, once a week.)
Trend #6: Lobs Never Die
In case you were wondering, lobs are still going strong. In fact, our Pinterest rep even went so far as to say it “takes the cake” compared to all other cuts. Summer haircut, anyone?
Considering the chop? Here’s how to know if a lob will work for your face shape.