2017’s Latest Hair Color Trends

Ready for the latest scoop on the hottest hair colors for 2017? Here goes.

1. Sunset Blonde

If rose gold hair was 2016’s universal favorite, the sunset blonde hair color trend is its newer, warmer, more sophisticated version. We’re talking honeyed gold tresses with the softest cast of warm, sunny orange. The color is similar to the strawberry blonde hair trend, but with an apricot tint instead of that reddish-pink hue.

2. Grungy Platinum

Irrefutable proof that the Nineties are back and here to stay? The sexy platinum hair color trend gets a bit of a grunge makeover with the return of the bleached blonde base paired with dark roots. We recently saw the look on Jessica Brown Findlay at the 2017 BAFTAs. Dark roots in pale hair aren’t just a statement: they allow for a more natural transition between the skin and the platinum/ blonde hair color, they’re a great anchor for tying in your brow color and of course, they guarantee that lived-in sexy, smoldering vibe that is Nineties Rocker-Chic.

3. Bronzed Rose

What do you get when you blend blonde, rose gold and brunette tones? The prettiest gilded bronze in town. Ask your stylist to add a wash of rose gold tint over a brunette-and-blonde ombré. If you've got a monotone base going, I do advise getting an ombré done first: it’s just so much more dimensional and vibrant than a monotone base. Pick warm buttery blondes and brunettes, to be followed with the rose gold wash. The end result is a glistening bronze that works beautifully on all skin tones and all year round.  

4. Mulled Mahogany

Another 2017 hair color trend coming hot off the BAFTA block is the dark, delicious chestnut-and-cranberries hair color we saw on Thandie Newton. If the other lighter hair colors in this list aren’t your thing, this mulled mahogany is flying the flag for brunettes this year. It’s a statement hair color that definitely checks the ‘natural glam trend’ box as well.

5. Smoky Sage

We’ve talked about how hair color trends in 2017 are going to mostly fall under the natural category: blends that will emphasize and uplift, while looking as ‘real’ as possible. But if you do want something more more, the smoky sage trend is one of my favorites. Think of it as a blend of grey and green: a cool, silvery minty hue. Ask your colorist for darker, more natural roots to tie the look together. It’s a surprisingly wearable look if you balance out both the green and the grey. And if you want to play around with the concept even further, take a cue out of Dascha Polanco’s book and ask for charcoal roots and ends along with, concentrated pigment placement at specific places. This creates a starker, more differentiated color palette while still keeping true to the trend.

Hair color trends in 2017 are sexier, stronger and more sophisticated than we’ve seen in a long time and there really is something for everyone.