Hair Color Trends for Spring 2022

March 25, 2022

Hair Color Trends for Spring 2022

Spring — the perfect season to usher in a new you. What better way to celebrate its arrival than by changing your hair color to match the lighter, sunnier vibe?

While fall and winter were all about warm comfortable tones with hints of edginess, spring will shake things up with new and vibrant colors for everyone!

What colors will dominate spring this year? Read on to learn everything there is to know.

Copper Reds

This gorgeous deep hue that’s soft and edgy is ready to hold its own against a range of different tones. Copper reds go perfectly against a backdrop of the season’s fresh blooms.

Brand ambassador for Matrix George Papanikolas boldly declares that copper shades will be a huge hit. “Slightly hotter than your typical ginger, copper auburn hair is a medium red-brown tone with a hint of spice that's perfect for those who prefer a natural-looking red hue that's just a touch bold,” he says.

Indeed, it’s easy to see how this warm, intense, and flaming red copper will dominate this year’s spring trends. Redheads, it's your time to shine.

Copper reds can be seen on celebrities like Barbie Ferreira, SZA, Gigi Hadid, Sydney Sweeney, Phoebe Dynevor, and Kendall Jenner.




Pastel Pink

From red carpets to fashion runways, this shade of pink is making waves everywhere — and for good reason! As Barry Lee Moe, Emmy-winning hairstylist puts it, “It represents the freedom of expression and self-identity that is more important now than ever before.” This makes the delicate-looking and skin-friendly hue perfect for everyone. It doesn’t hurt either that this swoon-worthy color fades into the most gorgeous rose-gold tone as it grows out.

Make a pastel-toned entrance this spring by opting for candy floss and marshmallow shades. You can either go all out with a full head of color or add pops of color with face-framing highlights. Experiment and explore the many possibilities it offers!

Pastel pink has been seen on celebs like Cardi B, Helen Mirren, Salma Hayek, and Lana Condor.



According to celebrity colorist Shelley Gregory, this iridescent brown hue will dominate salon requests this spring: “All it takes is adding some baby ‘lights to brighten up [brunettes] and add tones to brown.” She adds, “Blonds can be toned to a light brunette that reflects violet tones.”

It isn’t hard to imagine that this hue will hold its appeal all year. Even if you only change your hair once a year or prefer to keep your hair color subtle but trendy, this is a safe choice for you to explore.

To achieve this hair color, get inspiration from Hailey Beiber and Amanda Stanton, two of our all-time favorite celebrities.


Bombshell Blondes

How can we say anything but “yes” to 50 shades of blond? You can go for a dazzling platinum or a near-platinum look ala Pamela Anderson from the Baywatch era or try pastel hues that look softer and more natural.

Whichever way you do it, both look remarkably great in spring. If you’re torn between these two options, remember that a near-platinum shade will cut down on touch-ups from the salon since it wears off beautifully.

Pair your new look with backcombed volume and a bouncy blow-dry to create waves wherever you go.

Alternatively, you can also go for a natural 1970s-inspired blond look. “It sparkles a lot, but it’s not overly done,” observes Juliana Ohlmeyer, bi-coastal hairstylist and colorist. “They’re blonds that look really natural and like it could be yours, but not filled with tiny little highlights everywhere.”

This trend can be seen on Lucy Boynton and the iconic Euphoria star, Sydney Sweeney.




Ring Lighting Balayage

Ring lighting balayage gets its name from how gorgeous locks appear in well-lit selfies. Also admirable is its ability to create flattering face-framing highlights devoid of harsh lines. We’re loving how lighter, face-framing strands look delicate from the roots and become progressively brighter and thicker towards the ends.

Celebrity hair colorist Rachel Brodt is understandably a fan of this style. “These strong face frames give you the blonde moment without having to bleach your whole head, and they are easy to maintain,” she says. Rachel also predicts that strong face frames will be around for quite a while.

Admire this look on Beyonce and Eva Langoria.




Peek-A-Boo Colors

If spring has taught us anything, it's that bright hues will always reign supreme. If you’re looking to experiment with bold colors without fully committing, this look with streaks of bold colors will let you have the best of both worlds.

In the words of celebrity colorist Richy Kandasamy, “Overall, we'll keep color natural, but we'll add a hidden, bright placement as an accessory that you can see when hair is pulled up or styled in a specific way.”

Keep an eye on how JoJo Siwa wears this trend.

What trend are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments below.