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May 20, 2022

The Biggest Hair Color Trends Of Spring & Summer 2022

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Every Hair Color That’s Trending This Season

Remember when our clients requested “expensive brunettes” for 2022? Fast forward—it’s almost summer, so get prepared to brighten up those darker tones with shimmery strands. Copper tones, luxe brunettes, light browns, golden blondes and brondes are all on our trend radar. 

 

Keep scrolling for the full BTC Spring/Summer Hair Color Trend Report, plus get the pro tips and education you’ll need to succeed this season. 

 

Learn 2022’s biggest color trends. Included in the BTC-U Membership: Expensive brunettes, foiled blondes. balayage & best-selling courses!

 

1. Penny Copper 

Zendaya, Barbie Ferreira, Sydney Sweeney (aka our fave “Euphoria” girls) are amongst the long roster of celebs opting for copper hues this season. We know that reds can be tricky, so learn how to add depth when balayaging red hair and how to prevent reds from browning out. Then, snag pro tips for achieving copper highlights clients will love

 

Do your clients want to try on a copper shade before committing? Try the Moroccanoil® Color Depositing Mask so they can experiment with color (temporarily!) while conditioning their hair. 

 

Tap the beaker for the color formulas & click here the full how-to from @chrisweberhair!

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  • Formula A (balayage)

    L'Oréal Professionnel Blond Studio 9 Lightener + 30-volume developer + OLAPLEX No.1 Bond Multiplier 

  • Formula B (roots)

    L'Oréal Professionnel Majirel 7/43 + 5/4 + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (mids to ends)

    L'Oréal Professionnel Majirel 7/43 + 7/4 + 20-volume + 30-volume developer 

Photo Credit: Instagram via @chrisweberhair

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @jessthebesttcolor

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @danielmbeauty

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @jhair_stylist

 

Copper hair is summer’s hottest trend—read the complete guide!

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @colorbymattrez

 

 

2. Warm Copper Brunette

Is there anything dreamier than a warm, glossy brunette? We’ll wait. But if you’re transitioning a blonde client to dark, spicy hues—be prepared to fill the hair with a few key steps, or check out this “no-filler-necessary” transformation (color formulas included!)

 

biggest hair color trends spring summer 2022 warm copper curls

Photo Credit: Instagram via @amaka.ae

 

biggest hair color trends spring summer 2022 warm brunette hair

Photo Credit: Instagram via @chrisweberhair

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @sabrinathehairwitch

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @hairbymickk

 

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3. Strawberry Blonde

We all have those clients who want to “go red”—but a few weeks later, they want their blonde back. This is the perfect opportunity to offer a warm strawberry gloss service. The reality is: Reds fade fast. That’s why Nikki Lee (@nikkilee901) preps the hair with Joico Defy Damage Protective Shield before heat styling to protect the color. 

 

Tap the beaker for Sydney Sweeney’s color formulas & click here for the how-to!

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  • Formula A (gloss)

    Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid ¾ oz. 8NC + ½ oz/ 10NG + ¼ oz. 6CCR + 1 ½ oz. 5-volume LumiShine Developer

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @hairbykaitlynbrown

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @salsalhair

 

 

4. Warm Golden Blonde

The trend radar is showing WARMTH—and that’s not just the summer heat, warm golden blondes are back on our clients’ request lists. While you lift them light and bright, avoid over-foiling blondes for more impact and less work

 

The secret to bright, even blends is simple—it’s all about the base. If you struggle with swelling foils and uneven lift, watch this tutorial from Danilo Bozic (@danilo.bozic) using Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME® to achieve a perfect base for bright balayage. 

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @chadkenyon

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @yogacolourist

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @mrs_tahirah2

 

biggest hair color trends spring summer 2022 warm golden blonde face framing balayage

Photo Credit: Instagram via @jmalonehair

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @hairandbeautybyjen

 

Balayage vs. Foilayage: Master both techniques with @ashleenormanhair—included in the BTC-U Membership!

 

4. Platinum 

This spring’s Met Gala’s official theme may have been “Gilded Glamour,” but for us… it was platinum hues! Before you sprint for your favorite lightener and call up your loyal blondies, read common mistakes when lifting platinum blondes and how to fix them. When it’s time for a touch-up, get prepared with the steps you should never skip before bleach retouch

 

PSA: Hair always appears warmer when wet! Here’s why you should ALWAYS dry your blonde clients’ hair in the salon. 

 

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5. Dirty Blonde

A lived-in—or “dirty blonde”—may look effortless, but it often requires a lot of time in the salon (and a LOT of foils!). Gone are the days of full vs. partial, and the reality is that modern foiling techniques evolve and require more education. Here are three reasons why today’s highlights are more expensive. 

 

Pro Tip: Are your foils slipping and swelling? Read this!

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @sukiwaterhouse x @traceycunningham1

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @saramay_level10

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @lo_wheelerdavis

 

Smart Blonding: Foil + placement techniques with @the.blonde.chronicles—included in the BTC-U Membership!

 

6. Bronze Balayage

Your clients can’t live without the bronzer in their makeup palette—so think about glossing brunettes with that same shiny effect. Enhance their brunette tones with some sparkle (and without brass!) and read foil placement hacks for dimensional brunette tones

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @bel_pipsqueekinsaigon

 

biggest hair color trends spring summer 2022 brunette highlights curly hair

Photo Credit: Instagram via @jhair_stylist

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @sierrakener

 

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7. Honey Bronde 

It’s not brunette or blonde—but it lives somewhere in between. Brondes have been on our radar for awhile now, and we’re seeing a shift into warmer natural tones. Love this look but don’t know where to start? Here’s how to transition blondes and brunettes to bronde. Then, get five tips for the perfect bronde formula

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @mathilde_heather

 

Tap the beaker for the formulas & click here for the full how-to by @jessicascotthair on BTC’s very own @chrissylan!

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  • Formula A

    30g Moroccanoil® Blonde Voyage Powder Lightener + 30g 20-Volume Moroccanoil® Oxidative Cream Developer + 15g 30-Volume Moroccanoil® Oxidative Cream Developer

  • Formula B (root shadow)

    1 part Color Calypso Demi-Permanent Gloss 4G/4.3 + 1 part Color Calypso Demi-Permanent Gloss 3N/3.0 + 2 parts Color Calypso Demi-Permanent Gloss Activator

  • Formula C (glaze)

    2 parts Color Calypso 9VB/9.21 + 1 part Color Calypso 8G/8.3 + 1 part Color Calypso Clear + 4 parts Color Calypso Demi-Permanent Gloss Activator

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @chelseahaircutters

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @sabrinathehairwitch

 

Balayage 101: From basics to advanced—learn it all with @jackhowardcolor on BTC-University!

 

8. Frosting 

We’ve heard the buzzy term “frosting” all over the internet—but what is it? This look requires painting tiny strands or skinny highlights for a bright, naturally sun-kissed finish. From Halle Berry to Sofia Richie, frosting is becoming the cool-girl trend for summer. 

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @sofiarichie

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @saramay_level10

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @halleberry x @traceycunningham1

 

Included in the BTC-U Membership: Learn how to highlight curly & textured hair with @haircolorkilla!

 

10. Light Baby Brunette

A light brown shade that reflects light and is blended to perfection—that’s what clients want. Hailey Bieber is the poster girl for this trendy shade that embraces the model-off-duty look with an effortless vibe. We know that days spent in the sun can shift our client’s color, so before embracing this shade, read these fast toning cheats for brunettes

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @bel_pipsqueekinsaigon

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @colorbymattrez

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @taviabonetti x @biancacolour

 

11. Luxe Brunette 

This is officially the year of the expensive brunette—but we’re seeing lighter, shimmery pieces for the spring and summer months. What actually makes a brunette look luxe and expensive? We’ll give you a hint: It’s all in the details—read the complete guide!

 

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biggest hair color trends spring summer 2022 dark brunette with highlights caramel

Photo Credit: Instagram via @chadkenyon

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @andreahenty

 

Tap the beaker for formulas & click here for @cassiskovic’s how-to!

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  • Formula A (base color)

    Alfaparf Milano Color Wear Cream color 5 + 10-volume Alfaparf Milano Oxid’o developer

  • Formula B (colormelt watercolor toner)

    Color Wear Cream 10g 7.32 + 5g 6.53 + 5g 7 + 3 pumps Bronze Pigment + 10-volume Oxid’o developer (1:2) 

  • Formula C (overall watercolor toner)

    Color Wear Gloss Toner 5g 08.32 + 5g 08N + 3 pumps Bronze Pigment + 9.5-volume Oxid’o developer

 

Spotted at the BBMAs: Luxe brunette tones—watch the IG Reel!

 
 
 
 
 
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12. California Brunettes 

For our boho clients who want natural, sun-drenched looks but they have a darker base—California brunette is the moment. The keys are: Achieving dimension with foil and balayage placement, adding brightness and leaving depth where it counts

 

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Photo Credit: Instagram via @gabcurrent x @biancacolour

 

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13. Two-Toned 

Is it us… or is Miley Cyrus’ style peaking (again?!). Miley has had a long run of iconic hair moments: The Tumblr bun era, the pixie, the mullet, the shag—and now we’re living for her two-toned color that contrasts with bright platinum and jet black. 

 

Celeb colorists Cassondra Kaeding (@ckaedingcolor) and Aleksey Bishop (@alekseybishop) teamed up for the look and shared Miley’s blonde gloss formulas: Redken Shades EQ 010T +09T + 09N. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Photo Credit: Instagram via @lilliankaymusic x hair by @shmeggsandbaconn

 

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