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Cherry blonde hair is the perfect new shade to go bold with this summer

And there's a version of it out there for everyone.

05 Aug 2019

It's around this time of summer that we're looking for a way to shake things up a little bit (kind of like that February beauty rut, but make it hot and humid). And although finally going to that new brunch place or trying a yoga class are great, there's not a lot that can compare to the "new hair, new me" rush switching up your hair colour gives you. And while the jury still might be out on what will be the song of the summer, there is one contender and one contender only for hair colour trend of the summer, and that's cherry blonde hair.

If you haven't seen it on your Instagram feed already, let me explain: Picture rose gold hair—but up the saturation on the red and have the blonde as the accent, rather than at the forefront, of the shade. It's vibrant, bright, multidimensional, definitely unexpected, and it's fun. Plus, there's a version of it out there for everyone. In other words, it's the perfect summer hair colour.

Check it out:

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HelloGiggles, which noted the trend, also called out one of its early adopters: Maisie Williams. The Game of Thrones actress went for a lighter version of the look, with more of a pinkish-red shade that used her base colour to add dimension.

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You don't have to do a solid colour, either: Weave the shades throughout your hair as highlights instead.

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/AMBER ROSE/ 🍑 Hope everybody had a great long weekend and are feeling rested ☀️Another angel with heavenly hair💫done and dusted on Friday and didn’t have time to post as I was running towards my campsite 🏃‍♀️.Full head of @guytang_mydentity on pre lightened hair,glossed with demi for shine and @olaplex for protection🙏Can we take a minute to say how beautiful this is😇☝🏻🥰Have a great first week of Summer everybody! . . . . @thehavenhairlounge #cochranehairstylist #mydentity #biolageraw #olaplex #ghdplatinumplus #prettyhair #rosegoldhair #beautifulhairyyc #letsgetreal #nofilter #mytribe❤

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Or go with an ombré look, which is gorgeous on darker shades.

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And you can go super-multidimensional, too—I can't even count the number of shades my eyes are seeing with this look.

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Aveda Congress Pink in the Sunlight ☀️seen on @abigailkim ⭐️ I love the way lighting influences tone ✨ hair color is so magical. • • • • • #crafthairdresser #diazhair #crafthaircolor #aveda #congresspink #avedacongresspink #avedaartist #nychaircolorist #pinkhair #muse

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Should you be nervous about making a bold leap when it comes to colour, try a gloss to start. Last time my hair stylist bleached my hair, we decided to add in a wash of pink with one, just to switch things up a bit from my normal blonde. Reader, I loved it. And although we went for a watercolour level of saturation over my hair (I called time when my hair was, confusingly, the colour of a carrot), it helped get me comfortable playing with a different colour—and imagine how I might look as a cherry blonde.

If you're ready to go all in? Bring pictures of the looks you love to your hair stylist. Because there are so many different variations on this trend—and a lot of it has to do with what base colour you're working with—it's best to have a visual aid to show your stylist for inspo. (P.S. Don't forget the Olaplex on your way out the door!)