you are in search of a bold new look this summer, or even a more sophisticated and subtle look, summer 2015 ushers in a new round of popular trends in highlighting. While not entirely jumping into a completely new hair color, highlighting offers an alternative, giving you the option to try out a new trend and brighten your appearance, without completely transforming your hair color and your overall look.
Some of the prettiest hair colors for 2015 are rich in color and rich in impact. There is no “right” answer when it comes to highlight trends for the summer, because there is no hair color that is simply right for everyone. It is up to you and your stylist to come up with the look that works the best for you, whether that means a subtle change or a more drastic one, when it comes to your hair color. From platinum blond to honey brown, from bright purple to pastel pink, the options are endless, and so are the techniques available to give you the unique look you are in search of this summer season.
At Barron’s London Salon in Atlanta, we understand the value of making you look your best, refashioning your hair so that you get the results you are after. We do not create a “whole new you” but rather capitalize on your own individual strengths when it comes to your appearance, helping present the world with the very best “you.” We offer a number of highlight techniques, aimed at giving you the results you want when it comes to a new and trendy summer hair color.
If you are ready to make the leap into one of the summer’s latest trends, we have 20 of the hottest trends for you to try right now. While one-tone hair color is limited when it comes to definition and volume, multi-tone hair color offers a hot look that’s not only trendy but also adaptable to the season. Whether you want to go platinum, or add in some distinctive and dynamic locks, we are sure one of these striking looks is right for you this summer season.
The first summer highlight trend has to do with color highlights. To make the strongest and most dramatic change, you have to ensure there is a really distinctive difference between your hair’s base tone and the highlight shade. For an eye-popping twist, try tints like bright blue, orange, purple, pink, or red. Although hardly subtle, you are sure to turn a few heads each and every time you enter a room. So, if you’re ready for a big change, break out of the rut and try a new bold color when it comes to adding highlights this summer season.
Along with the rich tones of red and purple, a lot of celebrities have been seen sporting pastel highlights, too. From streaks to dip-dye looks, this is really an eye-catching way to change your hair color, while still maintaining some of your original base color. Soft pinks and purples, even light blues, are a place to start, but your stylist can help you come up with just the right shade for you.
If you want just a peek or two of color, try some peek-a-boo highlights. This is a great way to add in highlights if you already have a dark hair base color. Try some peek-a-boo highlights of blonde, or even some purple, to mix things up. You can also go with some semi-permanent hair color, which is sometimes easier on your locks than permanent hair color is, but which doesn’t last as long. This is a good way to try out a highlight shade if you’re not too sure about the results.
More Natural Peek-a-Boo Highlights
If you want to look more natural, and you have a beige blonde base, try buttery blonde highlights. With long layers, this creates a fresh new look that will last you all summer long.
If you already have a dark base color, like espresso, you can add in barely-mocha highlights to achieve some contrast, without going to a bold new extreme.
If you want to stick with a more subtle look, go for blonde or brunette highlights for the summer. This is a mild way of starting out with highlights, but not going too drastic. You will want to start by adding in just a few highlights that won’t be too noticeable.
To do so, you will want your base tone to be close to the highlight shade. This helps add development and volume to your hair’s appearance.
Summer Brown Blonde
For a new and updated look, go for summer brown blonde. You can get stronger highlights in the front, and then toward the back an ombre-balayage look.
If you have brunette hair, go for nectar blonde or
brilliant blonde highlights. If you have blonde hair, you can include light tan highlights in with your original color.
Brunette with Caramel Highlights
If you’re naturally a brunette, one of the most beautiful looks right now is achieved by using caramel highlights. This type of look makes it appear as if you’ve been in the natural sun all summer long and have just let your hair grow out. It’s a great choice for the summer, giving you an effortless look with long beautiful tresses.
Caramel highlights offer the perfect solution for both a versatile and fashionable new look. It’s also a growing trend among celebrities, and looks great on women with a darker and richer base hair color.
Brunette Highlights with Bangs
Mix up the brunette highlights a little by adding in some summer bangs. There is nothing cuter right now than some long bangs, combined with perfect highlights and big summer curls to round out the look. Again, this is a great summer look that will take you into fall and beyond.
If you love dark hair,
but are ready for a summer change,
start going lighter than your normal
shade right now. This includes some blonde
highlights to lighten up your look when the days
are long and the summer sun is plentiful. The change
isn’t too drastic, but it does lighten up your overall color.
Loose curls have never looked prettier, pairing a brunette’s long A-line bob with balayage highlights. This is another perfect solution for summer hair, giving your hairdo an effortless look, along with a more dramatic contrast from the top of your hair to the tips of your hair.
With balayage highlights, the highlight color is swept on with a paddle. This gives your stylist more creativity in where the highlights go, unlike with foils, which end up looking much more precise when you’re finished. It’s a great solution if you are trying to cover just a few strands of gray, too.
Light Blonde Hair/
If your hair is light blonde, you can also get some great results by adding platinum highlights. Because your base color is already blonde, you can get away with adding in platinum highlights, because the contrast will not be quite so drastic as it would be if you had a darker base color to begin with.
If you’re hoping for a real low-maintenance type of highlight, consider just brightening up the ends of your hair. If you add in some honey blonde to the tips of your hair, you get a summer-look without the maintenance requirements of full highlights. This is a great solution for fabulous summer hair that looks great on the beach or in the office.
If you want to stand out, though, consider asking your stylist to give you a bright new look with an ombre spectrum. In this case, the tips of your hair become sunny blonde, while your roots are left as the darkest shade of your hair color. This hair coloring look provides a lot of contrast and gives you highlights that just can’t be missed.
For a softer ombre look, try bumping up your
natural hair color base a little, and then
matching it with highlights, which complement the color. This highlight provides a softer ombre effect by keeping your highlights just two to three shades lighter than your original base color. With this type of coloring, the highlighting starts about at your hair’s mid-length rather than at the root of your hair.
One big trend for 2015 is the under layering ombre.
This is a great look for those who have light
medium brown roots topped off with a caramel shade on the top layer, which ends just past the shoulders. It’s an updated version of a highly sought after hair color for the past couple of years.
To keep your highlights from appearing
too saturated, ask your stylist to
include some lowlights, too. For the
least amount of upkeep and the
most natural looking contrast,
have your colorist blend up a
dark shade, which is close to
your natural base color, along
with a brighter blonde for a more
sun-kissed look when you’re
To give your hair more movement, try mixing long layered locks with some subtle highlights. If you have dark hair, this is a great way to give your hair color a lift. You will want to use really thin streaks throughout your hair, and then give the tips of your hair some lighter coloring to add that extra lift.
For a unique highlight, without changing much of your base shade at all, consider adding in just a few wisps of highlighted hair color right around your face. Using face-framing highlights helps draw attention to your facial features, as well as provides a contrast to your original base color. This is a great look if you have red hair, too.
A natural way to keep your base hair color, but invoke a sun-kissed look, is using babylights. These natural-looking highlights make your hair look like it probably did when you were a child. When you stylists adds accent
highlights that appear “sun-kissed,” these delicate highlights make your hair look more dynamic, as well as healthier. This is also a great way to experience highlights without a lot of upkeep. A low-maintenance hair color is, of course, a great way to begin the summer.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the vertical highlight. In this case, the contrast is extremely vivid, so prepare to turn a few heads. In most cases the highlight color comes in blonde, brown, or red, but you can also incorporate other bolder colors for an even more drastic change.
At Barron’s London Salon, our team of color specialists has the experience needed to give you just the right look, no matter which types of highlights you are considering. Most of our clients come in search of natural-looking highlights, so we work to blend just the right tone to match your natural hair color.
Barron’s London Salon color specialists are also expertly trained in the techniques needed for more bold and vivid highlighting styles and services. We offer a number of colorists, ranging from levels 1-4, along with services provided by Salon Director David Barron. Barron is one of Atlanta’s premier hair stylists, trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, and lending his experience now to his award-winning team of color specialists and hair stylists.
To experience any of the newest trends in highlighting, contact the professional color specialists at Barron’s London Salon to cater to all of your hair coloring needs. We will work to give you the look you want and help present the best “you” imaginable.
If you are ready to change your hair color, adding in some beautiful and rich highlights for the summer season, now is the time to make an appointment at Barron’s London Salon. Let our color specialists help you transform your look by trying out one of the hottest summer highlighting trends for 2015.