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Subtle and reverse ombre, sunset shades and bright colors hot for spring and summer hair

Hair colors for spring and summer are far from boring. From traditional to reverse ombre to peek-a-boo pops of bright colors and all over shocking blonds, colors can keep your hair fresh and fun for the warm seasons.
by Heather Warlick Modified: April 10, 2013 at 12:35 am •  Published: April 10, 2013

Hair color trends for spring and summer are full of color play. Ombres, reverse dip-dyes and peek-a-boo pops of brights are the rage among celebrities. Will you be lured in by one of these trends?

Ombre, sometimes called dip-dyeing, is a coloring technique that looks like you bleached your dark hair blonde, then let the roots grow out several inches, resulting in several inches of dark hair that transitions into light ends.

But this season's ombre is more restrained than in the past, said hairstylist Jamie Roark, of DK Salon.

“I have noticed the trend growing more subtle but also transitioning a lot into clothes,” she said. The light-to-dark shading technique has indeed bled into apparel trends, nail art and even makeup — think lipstick that blends from a deep red on top through shades of red and pink, into an almost nude shade at the bottom. Or throw in sunset shades of yellow and orange.

These warm sunset shades are being worked in to ombre hair color techniques to take the edge off the transition, warm up the trend for the season and look more natural. Another twist is Jessica Simpson's reverse ombre with blonde at the roots slowly transitioning into butterscotch then a darker, caramel brown at the ends.

Equally popular are intensely colorful peek-a-boo color pops, Roark said. These colors are surreally bright hues of reds, blues and purples, with pastels another popular option. These colors can be applied in an ombre style, in rainbow fashion using several shades, as an allover color or temporarily with clip-in colorful hair extensions.

If the absence of color is more your style, platinum blond is also a huge trend for spring and summer.

by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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