Instead of buying a new pair of sandals or pricey shades for summer, invest in the accessory you wear at all times: your hair! It’s cliché to think that summer is the best time to go blonde, when in fact summer is a great time in general for a hair refresh. There’s something about the warmer months that inspires us to make a change and while summer time does see a few more blondes about town, there are plenty of other summer color trends on the rise too… get ready to screenshot!

CARAMEL

If you want to take your natural brown locks up a few notches without going for a complete overhaul, add caramel highlights. The great thing about caramel highlights is that you can gradually get lighter over time, so you don’t have a drastic change and put unnecessary stress on your hair in one go. Don’t worry about maintenance, much like Balayage, caramel highlights on naturally dark hair yields a great look.

Caramel Balayage

BLORANGE

Or Strawberry Blonde. It’s not quite blonde and not quite tangerine, we love the new term “blorange” for summer. Just be careful getting the tone right! Opt for a warmer hue on darker skin tones and cooler tone on fairer complexions. This is a warm tone and looks incredible on our naturally tanned client.
Strawberry Blonde
Brunette with Highlights

PEARLESCENT

Inspired by the shimmering neutral shades of the ocean’s prettiest jewel, pearlescent hair also known as oopalescent hair, is a cool style that works for virtually any shade of blonde. Pearly blonde hair can go warmer or colder, depending on what works best with your tone and the look you’re going for. If you’re not quite ready to celebrate the coming of summer, you can go colder; but if you can’t wait for some sunshine, work with your stylist to find warmer undertones.

PEARL BLONDE

SOMBRÈ

This is what we call a Somber Ombre, which is a less dramatic ombrè. For those who don’t know, ombrè is a dramatic, two-toned hair color effect that is typically darker at the top and lighter on the bottom. Sombre is a subtle ombre that typically blends higher up to achieve a more natural look. The ends are kept light, with only subtle hints of dimensional darkness going throughout.

Sombre Hair

WATERMELON

Your favourite summer fruit can match your hair this summer! This is a pretty and practical shade which can either be colored all over the hair of blended in with subtle licks of pastel locks on lighter toned hair. Not ready to commit, you can try out new KMS STYLECOLOR Sprays which are the the first temporary spray-on color that are washable giving you the chance to change your hair color like you change your clothes. It’s easy to apply and easy to remove and it won’t come off unexpectedly. There are 9 colors available and they are available in all 14 Brisbane salons.

Watermelon Hair

RAVEN BLACK

Just because it’s warm outside doesn’t mean you have to lighten your hair color. A deep black, like raven black, can look gorgeous on any skin tone, especially with a summer tan. Want long lush dark locks like a Kardashian? You can also add our Showpony Tape Extensions to amplify the look this season! They are quick and easy to apply and available at all salons! Book your consult today!

Raven Black Hair

BARELY-THERE HIGHLIGHTS

If you love your natural color but it needs a little something-something to create depth and dimension, then barely-there highlights are perfect! They are totally on trend and perfect for women who want a natural look. Adding a few baby lights to the bottom of hair and possibly around the face will give that natural ‘the sun could have done it’ vibe”. Where as highlights and lowlights throughout the body of the hair give incredible dimension and depth!

multi tone brunette

ROOT STRETCH

There is no doubt Blonde is always popular in the summer as it instantly brightens your look, but unfortunately, Blonde hair doesn’t work on everyone! This is where a root stretch comes in. If you want to go blonde but don’t have a bronze complexion to pull it off, leave your roots dark to soften the look and for easier maintenance. Does your hair take ages to grow? We can faux those roots with a “Root Stretch”. This of it like a reverse balayage in a way where we are color the roots to achieve a desired effect, rather than focusing on lightening the ends.

shiny blonde balayage

HOW TO KEEP COLORS VIBRANT

Does your color and tone fade quickly? We have the answer! Goldwell Soft Color cans are the quick and directly absorbing color foam which is available as salon service or take home can which you can do at home. There are 22 shades available and they are perfectly aligned with Epic Hair Designs complete GOLDWELL Color assortment. The Soft Color also acts as a mini treatment, brightening and extending the longevity of your color while treating your hair, leaving it silky smooth and shiny. Ask us today about which Goldwell Soft Color is right for you!

goldwell soft colours

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