There’s no end to things to love about the winters- from the fabulous fashion to the holiday spirit. However, if there is one thing my years in the styling industry have taught me it is this: always keep looking forward. So, even if you are loving your deep, dark locks this season it is never to early to think about the warmer months. Whether you’re spending Christmas with family (and eggnog) or escaping to sunnier places, winter will be over before you know it. Spring and summer trends, by their very definitions, are lighter and breezier and bubblier than their deep and sophisticated autumnal and winter counterparts. Here’s a look at some of the colours that are going to be a definite hit for Spring-Summer 2015.
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of hair colour for spring and summer? Blonde tones, right? Well, we’re leading today’s list of trends with a hue that’s always been a summer staple but is already setting up to be one of the biggest hair trends in the coming year. The buttery blonde is really warm, almost-yellow shade that’s absolutely perfect for the warmer months. There’s a spun-gold quality to this particular colour and I think it makes for a fabulous transition from the more wintery reds and browns. If your natural hair colour doesn’t fall on the lighter end or you’re worried about not being able to carry off the trend a great trick is to keep darker roots, like this model from the Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2015 show. You could even keep a multi-tonal melange of buttery blonde with caramel lowlights to even out the effect.
We saw a really rad way of wearing colour without going all out at the Maxime Simoëns Spring 2015 show. Who knew just splashes of colour at the roots could look both quirky and wearable? I think this is a fun colour trend that’s especially great for those of you with dark hair: pops of unusual colour are usually the traditional territory of lighter-haired folks. However, this is one trend that could look just as fantastic in jet black or off-black hair. From a catchy cobalt blue to a shimmering shamrock green, there’s no limiting your choices with this one!
Pastels have been running strong for over a year now- surprising, isn’t it? Given how difficult daring colours can be it really is heartening to see that the pastel/ rainbow trend really found its place on and off runways. For Spring Summer 2015 we’re looking at a really exciting version of the trend: very soft, diffused and smoky colours. Instead of your usual streaks of bubblegum pink and electric blue we’ve got greys and mints and peaches. Think about dusty, antique washes of colour. There is something rather ethereal and magical about this particular trend and I’m hoping a lot of you are inspired to give this one a go.
The bronde trend is raising its pretty head again, but with a slightly cooler iced bronde gradient. Instead of the warm browns and golden hues running together to create a yummy dessert-like effect we’re now looking at a latte-and-caramel blend. Just as delectable sounding and just as easy on the eyes. The colour gradient is almost imperceptible: this is a really sophisticated way to rock the soft Ombre trend, which will definitely continue to be a rage in the coming months. Take the photo from the BCBG Max Azria Spring Summer 2015 show to your stylist for reference.
Interestingly enough, you might have already noticed how the colour patterns heat up and go darker for the winter months and have a noticeably cooler, subtler leaning in the summer. We’re still playing around with many of the same colour families but varying the intensity and the temperature.
I’m partial to the reds, as most of my readers already know. Now, red might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think ‘spring-summer’: the colour is typically autumnal. But kindred red-lovers can rejoice: there is a way to go red while still being season-appropriate. Take your cues from the Gucci Spring Summer 2015 show. This is a very light, soft copper colour. It’s dark enough to steer clear of the strawberry blonde category but light enough to be perfectly summery in its own right. I really like how the peachy, apricot undertones balance out the cinnamon while still maintaining the red character. With this kind of hair you never have to worry about dressing up: whether you’re wearing classic nudes or crazy prints, your hair will guarantee you’re always perfectly styled.
Remember, you might love your current dye and your natural colour will always look good, but there is a lot to be said for changing when the seasons do. You’ll look totally trend-appropriate and it’s always so much to pop up and surprise people with a new look. Send me photos if you do switch for summer: I’d love to see them!