It's around this time of summer that we're looking for a way to shake things up a little bit (kind of like that February beauty rut, but make it hot and humid). And although finally going to that new brunch place or trying a yoga class are great, there's not a lot that can compare with the "new hair, new me" rush switching up your hair color gives you. And while the jury still might be out on what will be the song of the summer, there is one contender and one contender only for hair color trend of the summer, and that's cherry blond hair.
If you haven't seen it on your Instagram feed already, let me explain: Picture rose-gold hair—but up the saturation on the red and have the blond as the accent, rather than at the forefront, of the shade. It's vibrant, bright, multidimensional, definitely unexpected, and fun. Plus, there's a version of it out there for everyone. In other words, it's the perfect summer hair color.
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HelloGiggles, which noted the trend, also called out one of its early adopters: Maisie Williams. The Game of Thrones actress went for a lighter version of the look, with more of a pinkish-red shade that used her base color to add dimension.
You don't have to do a solid color, either: Weave the shades throughout your hair as highlights instead.
Or go with an ombré look, which is gorgeous on darker shades.
And you can go super multidimensional too—I can't even count the number of shades my eyes are seeing with this look.
Should you be nervous about making a bold leap when it comes to color, try a gloss to start. Last time my hair stylist bleached my hair, we decided to add in a wash of pink with one, just to switch things up a bit from my normal blond. Reader, I loved it. And although we went for a watercolor level of saturation over my hair (I called "time" when my hair was, confusingly, the color of a carrot), it helped get me comfortable playing with a different color—and imagine how I might look as a cherry blond.
If you're ready to go all in? Bring pictures of the looks you love to your hair stylist. Because there are so many different variations on this trend—and a lot of it has to do with what base color you're working with—it's best to have a visual aid to show your stylist for inspo. (P.S.: Don't forget the Olaplex on your way out the door!)
Originally Appeared on Glamour