More warmth, sparkle, and fantasy! After time spent thawing out from winter, the forecast for summer hair colors 2022 is looking especially bright according to some of the industry’s most in-demand pros.
To start, it’s out with the cool-toned hues and in with the warmer ones for blondes, brunettes, redheads and every shade in between according to Matt Rez, the pro behind Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, and Eiza González’s rich, glossy lengths. “Warmth in hair color creates a sparkle, which is something all of us have been yearning for for quite some time now,” says Rez. “I think warmer color requests are representative of how much everyone has been wanting to come out of the dark side of things the last few years.”
This feel-good spirit, teamed with the “playful feeling for summer ingrained in us from childhood”—as Angela Hazleton, colorist at The Marie Robinson Salon, calls it—means we’re all experiencing an instinctive need for change. “It’s also easier to switch up your hair color when you have a summer glow to your skin,” adds Hazleton. Fellow New York-based colorist Jenna Perry agrees: There’s nothing like a fresh set of highlights to add extra pop to your summer look. “The sun is out longer in the warmer months, which means that it reflects brighter on your hair and skin,” says Perry. “With everyone’s skin tone appearing more sun-kissed, it’s an excellent time to enhance your hair.”
And let’s not forget—nostalgia just hits different in the summertime. As Mauricio Bermudez, senior colorist at Suite Caroline salon in New York City says, “From the song of summer to our summer loves, the sunny season is a stamp of good memories in our year–and hair color is a great time stamp, too. A color transformation is an immediate energy boost with a long-lasting impact.” From shimmery raven to honey-gold blonde, here are the biggest summer hair colors, 2022 edition.
As the warmer months descend, Rez’s most in-demand hue is a shade he’s deemed honey-gold bronde. “It’s that perfect marriage of blonde and brunette,” he says. “The background and depths of the silhouette are created with a medium to light brunette shade. Light blended honey gold highlight ribbons accentuate the perimeters and run through the ends for maximum vibrancy and contrast. There’s a glistening effect with this color! The warmth of the highlights creates a sparkle.”