Summer 2016 Hair Hues

Women have been changing up their hairstyles for summer ever since new hair hues and fancy cuts became an option. Now that beach season is finally here, you may be yearning for the perfect new ‘do. This summer, its all about going lighter, brighter, and intense with those locks. Check out our list of summer 2016 hair hues, and get ready to heat up your look!

When it comes to fashion and makeup, nude tones are all the rage right now; it was only a matter of time before nude hair started gaining popularity. Nude is created through a balance of warm and cool tones. The opposing tones sort of “cancel” each other out and create a flattering natural color that looks great on all skin tones.

Pewter Blonde

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Pewter Blonde
Blonde is always a safe summer color but this summer, light blonde is turning up a notch! Pewter blonde is great for those who are already rocking beach-bum colored locks. Your stylist will likely make this look work for you by adding a full set of platinum highlights, then throwing in a few silver streaks. You can even request that your stylist to add in some honey or gold streaks in the front to help frame the face.

That’s right, your favorite summer snack might just be your favorite hair hue of summer 2016. Perhaps the most adventurous color trend of the season, watermelon hair is created through a double process. Your stylist will start by lifting or bleaching the hair so that it a ready for color, then (s)he will combine vivid greens  in the upper two-thirds, which will melt into sweet flirty pinks in the bottom portion of the hair.

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Creamy Blonde
For those of you who love blonde hues, but aren’t digging the rock ‘n’ roll vibe of pewter blonde, you might be interested in going for a creamy blonde color. Your stylist will add a mix of golden hues and white blonde hues, for a sexy, sophisticated, creamy blonde look that flatters just about every skin tone.

Color Bleed
The color bleed trend can be done with virtually any two hair colors, although we think the trend looks best on those with already-dark hair. Similar to an ombre, your stylist will gradually blend the vibrant color of your choice from the roots all the way down. When done correctly, it should not look like over-due new growth, rather the colors should just melt into each other.

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Snow Lights
The trend of “snowlight” highlights began this spring and is getting more and more popular.  This new trend that every blonde girl should try is easy to achieve. Your stylist will take your hair to the next level by adding pale blonde highlights all throughout your hair, creating the illusion of lifted, shimmering locks.

Auburn Balayage
For all the girls who are in-love with Selena Gomez’s hair, but not to sure why, here’s your answer! Selena has been rocking her layered auburn balayage, and you can rock this look too! Ideal for longer-layered styles, your stylist will add dimension to already dark hair by strategically placing auburn colored streaks throughout the middle and end portions of the hair. You’ll leave the salon with locks that look like they’ve been kissed by sun.

Celebrity Inspired Hair Colors

When we are thinking about changing our hair colors, sometimes we need to turn and look for a bit of inspiration from the stars – and we aren’t talking about astrology, here. Celebrity hairstyles are one of the most searched things on Google, and it’s no wonder – everywhere, every day, there’s someone looking to replicate a style from their favorite stars. Today, Lionesse points out a few celebrities whose color we love and believe you should check out as well.

Olivia Wilde

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Olivia Wilde – Ombre Brown to Golden
Olivia Wilde always looks stunning, and has a gorgeous face that everyone loves – but can we just for a second talk about the fabulous hair she’s donning currently? If anybody thought the ombre hair style was over, think again. Ms. Wilde currently has a lovely brown hue, which could be likened to a medium brown, with plenty of golden ends and tips as the hair fades to an ombre style about midway down. It looks stunning for the summer! Get the look yourself with golden ombre tips and a brown hue throughout.

Sarah Jessica Parker

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Sarah Jessica Parker – Chocolate Brown with Golden Highlights
Ms. Parker looks beautiful this summer as she can be seen spotted with her new chocolate brown locks and golden highlights (which we have to wonder, is it foliyage instead?) to debut as the new face of Jordache jeans. This bubbly, sweet star looks oh-so-summery this season with this hair look. Get the same look to be right on trend for summer.

Sharon Osbourne

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Sharon Osbourne – Cranberry Red
Sharon Osbourne is one of those who has been around for quite some time, but we have to love and respect her for the person that she is. She’s also had the same color hair for quite some time, sometimes changing it up between red and black. Her bright, vivid cranberry-red hair color is perfect for her loud personality – but it’s toned down enough to be sweet at the same time.

Salma Hayek

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Salma Hayek – Black
Salma Hayek isn’t a name we hear too often, but we have to give her credit where it’s due – she is absolutely beautiful, and she has quite the head of hair, if we do say so ourselves! Her gorgeous, rich black hair always looks so flawless. We wonder if she needs to touch it up, or does it naturally stay so black even still? Nonetheless, opt for a rich black hue to get her look.

Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan – Auburn
Though Lindsay Lohan hasn’t been in the media much lately (shocking, but maybe it’s a good thing), we still love to follow her style, beauty, and of course, her gorgeous hair. Lindsay’s gorgeous natural reddened auburn hair has always been beautiful – and we love when we see her play it up with a nice style for the evening. Medium auburns work best to recreate the look of Ms. Lohan if you were to create the style yourself.

Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera – Platinum Blonde with Rainbow Colors
Christina has been seen sporting many different hair colors over the course of her career, from platinum, to green, to purple, to pink, to brown, to black and beyond. Currently, this judge from ‘The Voice’ is rocking a platinum style with rainbow colored dip dyed ends to her hair. It looks so incredibly summery, bright and beautiful, it just may be one of our summer favorites!