Refreshing Spring Hair Color Trends for 2024
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If you are scouting for your next hair color, spring 2024 ushers in a lot of trendy options. Although you can always count on natural colors like blonde and black, other dye options are just as refreshing.

Spring 2024 Hair Color

The spring 2024 hair color trends are all about refreshing, vibrant, multidimensional shades that lift the hair and bring a sense of renewal. These colors are lighter than winter tones but far from dull, using undertones and soft highlights to create dynamic looks.

From electric platinum blondes to flashy apricot reds and eye-catching blues, this season's colors are bold and exciting. Whether you are looking for a subtle change or a dramatic transformation, these spring hair color trends offer something for everyone to experiment and play with different hues.

Chantilly Platinum Blonde

Chantilly platinum blonde is a bright, fresh, and very cool shade, reminiscent of the lightest, fluffiest swirl of whipped cream with a pinch of lemon zest. Experts recommend it for warmer skin tones to make the bright blonde pop. 

However, it is a double-process color, which can weaken or loosen curls. Maintenance includes touch-ups every four weeks and using purple shampoo to tone between appointments. This platinum blonde trend, reminiscent of '80s icons, requires commitment, as it can be costly, drying, and damaging to the hair.

Caramel Balayage

Caramel balayage is a beautiful technique to add warmth and dimension to your hair, and it is great for those wanting a lighter look without going full blonde. This technique involves hand-painting caramel-colored highlights onto sections of your hair, creating a natural, sun-kissed effect.

It is a versatile option that works well on various hair lengths and textures, making it a popular choice among many. Whether you are looking to enhance your natural hair color or try something new, caramel balayage can provide a subtle yet stunning transformation.

Shades of Red

Deep, rich shades of red are all the rage for the upcoming colder months. These tones, perfect for winter, complement deeper skin tones beautifully. They enhance warm tones in brown eyes and create a striking contrast with blue or green eyes. 

For a stunning look, ask for a rich red or auburn shade without violet undertones. Semi-permanent hair colors are ideal for this style, as they condition and add brilliant shine. Whether you are going for a playful cherry cola vibe or a deep brunette with a mahogany-purple tinge, these red shades offer a unique twist on classic colors, perfect for the season.

Butter Blonde

Butter blonde offers a softer, more natural alternative to platinum, with creamy golden and honeyed tones. It requires less maintenance than icy blonde but still needs care to stay shiny. A hydrating shampoo and lightweight oil like Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil can help. 

For natural blondes looking to lighten, baby blonde with warmth is a great option. It grows out easily and needs minimal maintenance, with highlights only needed once or twice a year. This year, buttercream blonde is richer and creamier, with warm tones perfect for bright, shiny blondes. It reflects light beautifully and complements winter complexions, making it a muted version of warm summer blonde, ideal for the upcoming colder seasons.

The Blues

Blue hairstyles offer a subtle yet striking way to play with color. Adding cool blue undertones to shiny black hair creates a shimmery, almost translucent effect, like a veil of navy or denim blue over the dark base. This trend provides a flash of color without overpowering your look. Maintenance is key, with touch-ups recommended every six weeks to keep the hue fresh. 

As the blue fades, it transitions into a classic raven black, offering longevity and ease in maintaining your color.

Fantasy blue is also on the rise, poised to overtake pink as the go-to fun color. However, achieving this look requires care, as it can bring out redness in pale skin and may turn green if not lightened properly. An Olaplex treatment is recommended, especially when bleach is involved, to maintain hair health and achieve the desired vibrant blue shade.

Scandi Hairline

The "Scandi hairline" trend offers a fresh, sun-kissed look by lightening the baby hairs and hairline to a bright blonde shade. This technique mimics the natural, soft blonde hairlines often seen in Scandinavia, creating a halo effect around the face. It is a versatile look that adds attitude or cuteness to various hair colors while providing a lived-in, soft appearance. 

Unlike traditional highlights, the Scandi hairline is subtle and well-blended, enhancing your complexion with a fresh glow. To achieve this look, bring plenty of reference images to your colorist and ensure they're familiar with the trend to avoid any unwanted results.

Black is Back

If you are not into highlights or lowlights, the monochromatic black hair trend for 2024 might be right up your alley. This rich and shiny solid color is both lavish and timeless. Whether you're going for a pitch-black hue or a reflective midnight onyx shade, these deep blacks are making a statement. To keep your black hair looking fresh, experts recommend regular gloss treatments. 

Another take on this trend is the Black Diamond shade, which exudes power, authority, and charisma. This inky-black color looks incredibly shiny and healthy, flattering a wide range of skin tones. Whether you opt for the Wednesday-inspired goth glam or the empowering Black Diamond, your black hair will be sleek, shiny, and stylish.