Summer 2014 Hair Trends: Hair Colors and Summer Hairstyles

Summer 2014 Hair Color Trends

Summer of Hair: Hair Trends, Hairstyles, Hair colors – what’s next?

Summer 2014 is upon us, and no doubt many of you and your clients are looking for a new summer hair color or summer hair style to try out!

As experts in the salon industry, we are expected to continually give new hairstyle suggestions. And with that being said, we’ve compiled what we see as the most popular summer 2014 hair trends to come – enjoy!

Summer 2014 Hair Colors

Summer Hair Trend #1: Bombshell Bronde!

Summer 2014 Hair Trends
Clients tend to go for lighter locks in summer – we know this. However, instead of the same old boring blonde highlights, may we suggest going BRONDE? Meaning, the perfect and subtle combination of both brown and blonde hair color. This can be achieve with the bayalyage technique or and all over color with well-placed and blended highlights.

Summer Hair Trend #2: Peek-a-boo Pastels

Summer 2014 Hair Trends
Summertime is full of bright colors and fun. This is the season to put a few “peek-a-boo” highlights (or more) in your clients hair if they are looking for a unique, yet temporary change. We also suggest just a few pieces of pastel hair colors, because during the summer hair fades faster and is exposed to many elements that could turn an all over pastel hair color to a disastrous ‘chlorine-green’ color.

Summer Hair Trend #3: Ombré

Summer 2014 Hair Trends
Ombré hair color – love it or hate it – shows no signs of going anywhere this summer! It’s an easy transition for clients who normally go darker in the fall and want a subtle (or drastic – your choice) change. This versatile summer 2014 trend look can be worn worth both long and short, and comes in all shades and colors!

Summer Hair Trend #4: Sunkissed Strawberry Blonde

Summer Hair Trends
We’ve seen an overall increased demand in red hair color this year. Since red hair color is the fastest to fade and the hardest to cancel out, we suggest going for a strawberry blonde! This allows your and your client to tap into this already warm tones and brighten it up with some blonde pieces.

Summer Hair Trend #5: Golden Hues

Summer 2014 Hair Trends
Not everyone is looking to go blonde in summer. For those dark hair color clients, try suggesting warmer hues that will compliment their eye color and undertones of the skin. Look for those warm caramel and copper tones as an all over color or highlights.

Summer Hair Trend #8: Copper Reds!

summer 2014 hair trends
We said it was the year of the redhead and we meant it! Break out those orange hues, because copper red hair color is another summer 2014 trend! Feeling extra spicy? Try a blended combination of fiery reds and copper reds, for an all encompassing look!

Summer Hair Trend #7: Fiery Redheads!

summer 2014 hair trends
With starts like Carly Rae Jepsen and Megan fox opting for red hair this summer, no wonder 2014 has been nicknamed, “the year of the redhead.” Just because the summer sun will be quick to fade these red hair colors (without tip #1), doesn’t mean it won’t be requested a lot this summer. Stock up on your FR series (fiery reds), hair stylists, because it’s going to be a red hot, fiery summer!

Summer 2014 Hair Styles

Summer Hair Trend #1: Beach Waves/ Natural Waves

Summer 2014 Hairstyles
Summer hair styles should reflect the laid-back nature of summer, while taking into consideration the hair will be constantly fighting the elements of summer: wind, humidity, water, and heat. You know what they say, if you can’t bea them, join them. Embrace summer as a time for clients to wear their hair wavy and curly.

Summer Hair Trend #2: Messy Braids

Summer 2014 Hairstyles
Braids are a great way to get hair up and off the face and neck. Don’t think you need to have the perfect braid with no fly-aways! In fact, the concept of messy braids is a perfect summer hair trend, as the tousled hair look isn’t just exclusive to beach waves.

Summer Hair Trend #3: Dual-texture Hair

Summer 2014 Hairstyles
The idea of dual textured hair (like the slick backed look you see above) is ideal for summer as it allows the hair to be pulled back from the face, as well as take on many different styles. This look isn’t just for the runway, if you have client with the face structure to pull off this look, suggest it! As you know, all it takes a little bit of that hairdresser magic to have clients feeling as beautiful on the outside, as they are on the inside.

Summer Hair Trend #4: Textured Bobs!

Summer 2014 Hairstyles
Instead of the boring ol’ ‘summer trim’ we think you’ll see all different types of bobs demanded at your hair salon. However, we see various types of texturized bobs as your go to hair cut, as this type of cut will also embrace the weather elements of summer.

Summer Hair Trend #5: Short and Edgy Hair

Summer 2014 Hairstyles
Alright, you get it, clients will go shorter in summer. With celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Carey Mulligan, and Miley Cyrus showing off their short, edgy hairstyles this spring, expect those looking to imitate to jump on this summer 2014 hair trend.

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