Copper Balayage Is the Biggest Hair Color Trend for Spring: 13 Ways To Try the Look

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Copper has remained one of the most popular hair colors over the last year. We've seen countless celebrities trade their natural color for the fiery shade—from Sydney Sweeney to Ciara. And after assessing their stunning looks, we've learned there are many ways to wear the high-maintenance hue. One of the most popular approaches is copper balayage—think: copper hair with natural-looking, handpainted highlights. Ahead, we've rounded up 13 celebrity-approved copper balayage examples to inspire your next look.

Money Pieces

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Marsai Martin is sporting her copper balayage right. Although she may have reddish-brown hues all over, she didn't skimp on the brighter money pieces that frame her face. Those bright highlighted pops are a signature trait of balayage.

Effortless Copper Color

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Anitta's hair is a textbook example of copper balayage. Her hand-painted highlights are each placed in the perfect spot, adding vibrancy and dimension to her overall look.

Soft Swept Balayage

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Chrissy Teigen's side-swept hairstyle isn't the only sweeping effect we're seeing here. She has beautiful, hand-painted copper highlights draped throughout her hair. When balayage adds that level of dimension to the hair, it's easy to see why so many celebs have signed up for the look.

Gorgeously Grown Out Curls

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The biggest perk of balayage is its lifetime. When your hair begins to grow out, there are no harsh highlight lines calling your attention for a touch-up. Those soft hand-painted hues seamlessly work their way down your strands— like Emma Stone's does here— and still read as fresh and purposeful, which can buy you a lot of time between salon appointments.

Mermaid Waves

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Karwai Tang/WireImage

Talk about swoon-worthy. Jess Glynne's waves are swimming in a sea of gradient copper. Her extra-long length, sun-kissed copper color, and cascading waves are mermaid chic.

Subtle Contrast Blowout

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When changing your natural brunette base to a lighter color, you're bound to wind up with some copper tones. As Sarah Rafferty shows us, throwing balayage highlights into the mix makes that contrast feel more subtle and natural.

Vibrant Updo

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There are so many ways to tailor copper balayage to suit you. For screenwriter and producer Our Lady J, opting for a gradual fade between vibrant copper and lighter tones works best.

Seamless Waves

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Yes, copper is typically a high-maintenance color. Balayage, however, makes the transition between hair colors totally seamless. Sophie Turner kept her roots dark and let her light, copper highlights hit near her ends. Creating a balayage effect below her dark roots makes the whole thing appear natural.

Carrot Top Copper

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When choosing a bright, carrot-colored copper, dimension is the name of the game. Adding a brighter stain over old grown-out highlights will give the copper balayage effect like the one we see here. Keep color-safe shampoos and conditioners within reach to maintain vibrancy on a copper this bright.

Cowboy Copper Curls

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Shay Mitchell's cowboy copper is a rich, deep take on the trend. Just because you want to go lighter doesn't mean you have to opt for a bright shade. With balayage highlights underneath a new base color, you can really extend your color's longevity and give your copper a layer of natural dimension.

Heavy-Handed Highlights

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Expect to take some time to get heavy-handed copper highlights like Ciara's. Going lighter in any color requires a few appointments' worth of effort. However, the results are worth it. Just look at the singer's voluminous sandy copper curls as proof.

Voluminous Curls

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There's no hair color Rihanna can't pull off—and this copper and brown mix looks gorgeous on her. Adding vibrant streaks of copper throughout her chocolate brown curls makes this look feel so cool and edgy.

Wavy Lob

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Lily Collins' lob is the perfect canvas for copper balayage. The smooth transition between her darker roots and vibrant copper ends makes her medium-length haircut even more stunning.

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