Summer is here, and girl, are we ready for it. This year, we are ready to be cute, bold, and just have fun with our look.
From warm to cool, from bold to classic. No matter what your summer hair color vibe is, we've got the best of the best rounded up for you. For the top summer hair colors for 2021 (celeb edition), plus all of the perfectly matched bobby pins that will support your hair goals no matter which color you choose, keep on reading.
The 12 Best Summer Hair Colors of 2021
1. Inky Jet Black
Love for the classic black shade is strong this summer! After a long year of uncertainty in 2020, the power of an inky black mane can give us back that sense of authority and autonomy that we've been missing.
The jet-black shade is perfect for giving the hair a rich, glossy monotone finish and highlighting hairstyles with solid shapes (think one-length hair or curtain bangs) with its strong, dramatic color. Black hair typically flatters most skin tones. On paler skin, it will help define the face, giving a Snow White effect. On darker skin tones, it can bring out rich complexities and make the skin pop.
When going to the salon, discuss getting a gloss treatment to make the black shine bright like the summer night sky. When styling this summer, those with inky black hair should opt for Magic, our black bobby pin set that is color-matched to blend seamlessly into even the darkest shades.
Lana Condor - [Photo credits: JB Lacroix via WireImage]
H.E.R. - [Photo credits: Getty Images]
2. Champagne on Ice
Good news for all those platinum blonde babes out there, you can have the best of both worlds this summer (and stay on top of the trends). This summer, you can get that silvery champagne shade by mixing cool blonde with slightly warm accents. It's not too golden, thanks to the pearl and silvery tones, but it's warm enough (thanks to those visible roots) that you'll look summer-ready all season long.
You can cool off this summer by styling your champagne-colored locks with Sugar, our lightest blonde bobby pins that are the perfect match for you ashy blonde babes.
Karlie Kloss - [photo credits: Getty Images]
3. Red Hot Sunset
Summer is all about bright, vibrant colors—and what's brighter and bolder than fiery red? And you don't have to be born with natural red hair to rock this summer hair trend.
A dark coppery auburn, like that seen on Keke Palmer, reminds us of those beautiful summer sunsets. It's bold, beautiful, and perfect for those with darker skin tones who are dying to give red hair a try. But if you aren't ready to go full red hot, you can ease into this summer hair color by getting a red gloss or tint over your current shade.
For styling this sunset shade, opt for Cinnamon, our darkest red bobby pin perfect for any fiery redhead rocking this summer trend.
Keke Palmer - [Photo credit: @KekePalmer via Twitter]
4. Warm Platinum Blonde
A warm platinum blonde, like that seen on Anya Taylor-Joy, looks healthy, dimensional, and summer-ready. These warm, summery colors brighten up your look and work best on those with light skin tones who want to go lighter but don't want to look washed out. Style with our warm blonde bobby pins in Cali all summer long.
Anya Taylor Joy - [Photo credit: @anyataylorjoy via Instagram]
5. Iced Espresso Brown
Dark and glossy always look good (no matter the season). And we're here to remind you that just because it's summer doesn't mean you need to go lighter.
Chocolatey brown, almost-black shades look stunning on those brunettes wanting to go darker and get out of their comfort zone. For seamlessly tucking away bobby pins in those near-black tresses, we've created Espresso, our darkest brown bobby pin for those glossy, espresso-brown brunettes.
Dua Lipa & Mila Kunis - [Photo Credit: Getty Images]
6. Babylight Blonde
The highlighting trend of this summer steers away from the chunky highlights we've seen in the past, and leans into thin 'baby-like' highlights. They're exceptionally versatile and can work in nearly every hair color. But if you want to brighten up your blonde, adding a few babylights can do just the trick.
To rock the sleek pulled-back look we see Vanessa Kirby rocking, you're going to need a few of our blonde bobby pins in Bubbly. The shade is perfect for those bright blondes sporting the babylight trend this summer, and it will still look good even when those highlights grow out.
Vanessa Kirby - [Photo Credit: Getty Images]
7. Toasted Acorn Brown
This trendy summer shade takes its inspo from nature in the warmness of hazelnuts, acorns, and maple. The tone is rich and dimensional, with hints of gold, light brown, and a bit of red. To tie up your toasted toned locks or experiment with fun summer hairstyles like we see Gigi Hadid sporting, you're going to want our medium brown bobby pins in Acorn for a seamless look.
Gigi Hadid - [Photo Credit: @gigihadid via Instagram]
"Twilighting" is a celeb-beloved summer hair trend that is youthful and low maintenance. Your stylist will add warm, golden highlights to the ends of naturally brown hair for that perfect sun-kissed look. These soft, barely-there pops of gold create light, shine, and dimension.
Plus, it's great for someone who wants to highlight their hair once a year and forgo the maintenance of highlighting upkeep. For these brown hair babes, we recommend styling with Caramel, our medium brown bobby pin that won't distract from your gorgeous twilights.
Jennifer Garner - [Photo Credit: Getty Images]
9. Sweet Honey
Honey blonde hair is the perfect summer hair color for those who don't want to go too blonde but still want to have a light, warm shade. For golden honey hair, you need to be more warm than cool—a lot warmer. Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé are queens of this golden honey hue, but it has many variations, and with the right tweaking to fit your personal skin tone, eye color, and hair goals, it can look great on anyone.
To style this golden shade, we've designed Honey bobby pins with the ideal mix of dark blonde and light brown.
JLo & Beyoncé - [Photo Credit: Getty Images]
10. Dark Chocolate Brown
A dark chocolate brown is rich, timeless, and gorgeous in the summer sun. You can keep it all cool-toned like Rosie Perez or have the best of both worlds like Priyanka Chopra, who gave her cool chocolate shade warm undertones for a sunshiny feel. Our dark brown bobby pin in Chocolate will blend perfectly into those dark brown shades, whether you have cool or warm tones.
Rosie Perez & Priyanka Chopra - [Photo Credit: Getty Images]
11. Embrace the Gray
Over the past year, we have seen more and more women embracing their grey for a more natural look. Mostly because quarantine forced us to forget about going to the hairdresser. The road to embracing your gray isn't always easy and is often filled with unsure moments. But with an experienced, helpful stylist that will empower you and your new hair, the end results mean that you're going to feel and look amazing.
No matter your age, gray hair can look absolutely stunning. Especially on those women who are older and already getting those gray hairs, transitioning to fully gray adds dimension and chicness. And celebrities like Andie MacDowell love it, "I don't know what will happen in five years. I may color my hair again. But I'm enjoying it right now," she said in an interview with Drew Barrymore.
And we love these silvery moments too! Because honestly, this summer hair color trend is here to stay. That's why we created Storm, our everyday gray bobby pins that were designed for dark gray shades or to stand out against those lighter silver tones.
Andie MacDowell - [Photo credit: Getty Images]
12. Summer Whites
White hair isn't just a wintery shade; it brings an edge of coolness in the summer too. And there are endless styles for this timeless shade. Celebs like Zoe Kravitz have been seen sporting a super short bleached white blonde pixie cut, while others like Lady Gaga love a bleached white updo (especially in the summer).
To get those pretty summer styles, our lightest bobby pin shade in Smoke will blend seamlessly into any style, whether that's a complicated updo or just pulling your bangs out of your face.
Zoe Kravitz & Lady Gaga [photo credits: Getty Images]
And that's a wrap! Searching the Internet for these gorgeous summer hair color trends has been such a blast, and we've loved sharing them with you. Let us know if you try any of these hair colors and styles with our seamless, color-matched bobby pins by tagging us on Instagram @thebobishop. Happy summer!