There’s no bad time to change up your hair color. But if we had to pick a best time — it’s the spring. The season of new beginnings and fresh starts is the perfect time to embrace new trends. We’re moving away from the darker shades that got us through the long winter. Whether you try a drastic new shade or a simple warm up of your current style, it's time to ditch your dull winter locks for a new look. From bold pastels to natural highlights, we’re breaking down the hottest spring hair colors of 2023, plus all the colorist tips to keep your color bright.
These are the best hair colors to try this spring. Get inspired before booking your seasonal makeover at a Davines salon near you!
The new brunette for spring is ultra rich and super shiny. And like many trends coming back round, it speaks to the return of a big ‘90s moment. The season’s hottest brown hair color is multidimensional and flattering on most skin tones.
If you’ve been rocking blonde or brown hair all winter, switch it up for spring with the season’s best red. It’s a rich, sultry shade and it’s having a big moment. It’s not a bright orange, but more of a burnt red, with cinnamon and sienna tones thrown in.
If you’re thinking of transitioning to gray, you’re in luck because this is a hot shade for spring 2023. A shimmery pearl gray is uplifting and makes your complexion and eyes look brighter. Ask your colorist for a cool-toned overlay on very light platinum, or enhance your natural gray with a purple shampoo.
Pastels are always a classic spring hair color and this season it’s all about muted pink. An ashy, toned pink is a fun color for the warmer months, without being too bold. You can add muted pink to your already blonde hair with a color depositing conditioner, or see a colorist in-salon.
When it comes to Spring hair colors, blonde is always trending. There are literally dozens of blonde shades to try. From dirty blonde hair to ashy blonde, there’s something for everyone. Just remember that the darker your natural hair color, the harder the upkeep will be if you go blonde.
Reinvent your look this season with an inky, jet black hair color. This shade might seem like an unlikely choice for spring but that’s exactly why we love it. Plus it’s a great way for brunettes to bring the drama. Keep it shiny with hair oil.
If you want to try the blonde hair trend for Spring but you’ve got darker strands, ease into it with blonde highlights. Ask your colorist for highlights in a super bright shade that start close to the root around your hairline. They’ll grow out nicely as they blend in with the rest of your hair.
If you’re looking for a hair color that makes you look younger, this trend for spring 2023 is it! Strawberry blonde is so in right now and the peachy undertones make it flattering on every skin tone. You can go a little darker for an almost strawberry brunette, or lighter for the classic strawberry blonde.
Of all the blonde looks trending this season, platinum is one of our favorites. This shade will never go out of style and spring 2023’s version is no exception. This blonde is as platinum as it gets. It’s not golden or ashy, but a true, neutral blonde.
Honey blonde or bronde is the perfect way to get a bright color without sacrificing the health of your hair. For a low maintenance hair color that’s trendy for spring, try honey blonde. With warm, golden tones it’s this season's version of “bronde”. Honey blonde is an effortless, easy to maintain hair color that’s perfect for a sun-kissed update.
Somewhere between caramel and chocolate lies our next hot hair color for spring. We’re talking about mushroom-hued light brown. We recommend this trendy brown for those with warm undertones in their skin. Ask your colorist for light brown with ashy blonde highlights.
A foolproof way to change up your natural color without making a major change this spring is with the balayage hair trend. The highlights will add brightness and warmth for the season. See our previous post for tips to maintain your balayage.
This low-maintenance color trend for spring 2023 looks especially pretty on natural or curly hair types, where the line of delineation between colors isn't as clear. Less is more with this trend, so ask your colorist for partial painting and subtle pops of color.
Regardless of what color you decide to dye your hair, it’ll need some upkeep to keep it from fading. Follow these tips to keep your hair healthy, shiny and vibrant.
Twice a week for at least two weeks leading up to your color appointment, prep your hair with a deep conditioning treatment in the form of a hair mask. This will deeply moisturize and reinforce the structure of your hair.
You should never try to bleach or color your hair at home — unless you’re a professional stylist using professional products. A professional takes several things into account before putting together a very specific formula to get you the result you want.
The products you use on your hair make all the difference in the longevity of your color and the long-term health of your hair. Use only high quality products formulated for colored hair to protect color and add shine, volume and luster.
Heat from blow-dryers, straightening irons and curling tongs aren’t just damaging to your hair, they also strip the moisture from your strands and compromise your color. As often as you can, air-dry your hair.
The most important thing you can do to keep your colored hair healthy is keep it hydrated. Do this by minimizing the heat it’s exposed to. Shampoo with lukewarm water and keep your heat tools on a low setting.
A shower filter helps reduce the presence of chlorine, sulfur, bacteria, iron, rust, copper, and lead — all things that can buildup in tap water and make your color look dull Especially if you have bleached hair, using a shower filter is a must.
Sleep on a silk pillowcase or wrap a silk scarf around your hair before bed so that your color-treated strands slip around rather than snagging and breaking as you toss and turn through the night.
One of the best ways to keep your dyed hair looking its healthiest is to get it trimmed every 3 to 4 months. And while you’re at your appointment you can confer with your stylist on how often you should dye your hair to keep it looking healthy.
These are a few of our favorite stylist product picks for your best color-treated hair care regimen.
This shampoo for colored hair gently cleanses strands, protecting the color and keeping it shiny for longer.
This protective conditioner for colored hair is designed to untangle and make hair soft and silky, while keeping color vibrant.
Anytime you heat style your strands — especially with colored hair — you absolutely must prep with a heat protectant. This spray is Ideal for protecting all types of hair from stress caused by the straightener or blow dryer.
This repairing hair mask for bleached, permed or relaxed hair restores hydration and body to hair nourishing it for silky strands.
This multi-function hair oil adds shine and softness to hair while also detangling and fighting frizz, working especially well on coarse or dry hair.
If you’re ready for a new look, get inspired by one of our favorite trending hair colors for spring and make an appointment with a colorist at a Davines salon near you. Keep your hair healthy, shiny and vibrant with the right hair care habits and only the highest quality products. All Davines formulas are free of harmful toxins, use natural ingredients, and are made with renewable energy and packaging that minimizes the environmental impact. Our hair care isn’t just good for your hair, it’s good for the planet.
by Jaclyn LaBadia, featured contributor