The spring and summer hair trends you’re going to want to know about

What you’ll be asking for come December

We know lightening your hair for summer is just about as non-groundbreaking as florals for spring, so to keep you in the know and your hair looking fresh for the season ahead we spoke to the experts to get the official word on what you should be asking for as the weather warms up. From the haircuts to the hair colours, plus the celebrities that are doing them best – here is all your summer hair inspiration.

Low maintenance

While low maintenance hair is trending all year round, it’s particularly great for summer. “Wearable, effortless hair is the clear trend,” says Elyston Hayden. “My clients are loving blunt base lines with minimal textured layers,” he says. Simon Bright from Jonny + June adds that the best celebrities to look to for inspiration are Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Selena Gomez. Layered or blunt, the low maintenance lob isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Selena Gomez lob

Selena Gomez

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna Dewan Tatum

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Go light

For those who are keen to play it a little safer this summer when it comes to colour, Anthony Nader from RAW Salon assures that balayage will always be a good go-to for a lighter colour that is a bit subtler. Hayden adds that “lived-in sun-kissed hair painted accents” are also a new season go-to. However, “less is more,” explains Nader, “as you don’t want to end up looking like Cadbury’s Top Deck chocolate”.

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Go bold

If you’re feeling adventurous, Bright reveals that crystalline platinum is about to be huge. Tarryn Cherniayeff from MOB HAIR adds that pastel shades such a baby pinks and champagne are also the perfect way to mix up your hair colour for summer. Bold is certainly better.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

Now that you’ve got your haircut and colour covered, here is exactly how to combat your biggest summer hair dilemmas.

Will you be trying any of these upcoming hair trends? Share with us your summer hair makeover plans below!

Image credit: Getty; @kristeness; @chadwoodhair