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Hair colours to experiment with this summer

Hair colours to experiment with this summer
Gigi Gordon
Beauty Writer16 days ago
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The days get longer, the sun shines brighter, things seem to get easier. Summer is the perfect time to let your hair down a dabble in something new. In keeping with the most laid-back season, why not try out a new hair colour, the one you've always dreamed of? Don't worry about commitment with your summer fling, just use semi-permanent hair colours that will fade as the nights start to draw in.

Here's our hotlist of the most sizzling shades this summer, from new and trending to cult classics.

Mermaid blue



Live your mermaid fantasy with the SHRINE Drop It Hair Colourant in blue. The temporary shade is vibrant and the surprisingly small bottle lasts for up to 30 applications.

Perfect for summer, this dramatic hair colour will compliment your lightened wardrobe, taking any look to the next level.

Both vegan and cruelty-free, the dye is housed in reduced plastic packaging for a smaller environmental footprint. To make things even easier, this semi-permanent hair dye simply mixes in with your conditioner, making it effortless to try a whole new look.

  • SHRINE Drop It Hair Colourant - Blue 20ml

    SHRINE Drop It Hair Colourant - Blue 20ml

    5 Stars 2 Reviews

Vibrant rouge



Channel Prince's fearless spirit with the Fudge Paintbox semi-permanent dye in the shade Raspberry Beret. More than just a dye, this formula is enhanced with hair-loving ingredients. Infused with bond-building Keratin and moisturising agents, the formula graces the hair with a splash of colour, leaving it smooth and shiny, rather than frazzled. Conditioning the hair while lifting the colour, this ammonia and peroxide free formula gives you all the fun of a new colour without any of the damage.

  • Fudge Paintbox Raspberry Beret (75ML)

    Fudge Paintbox Raspberry Beret (75ML)

    5 Stars 1 Reviews

Pastel pink


Moroccanoil's Color Depositing Mask provides all the benefits of a rejuvenating hair mask, while delivering temporary colour. When it comes to summer hair colours, we'd have to pick the pasted pink shade, it's the most iconic and seems to capture the freedom of the season.

The brand's signature Morrocanoil nourishes and softens hair, leaving the tresses with a natural shine. Although it can be used to try a new colour, the mask can also add depth to your natural shade, or help to conceal regrowth between salon appointments. What's more, it can also be used to keep your blonde hair ashy rather than brassy, helping to eliminate yellow tones.

With a selection of shades to choose from, this care-free formula lets you change your hair colour like the wind - without any of the usual consequences! As if that wasn't enough, the formula is housed in recycled material, helping to combat plastic waste.

  • Moroccanoil Color Depositing Mask 200ml (Various Shades)

    Moroccanoil Color Depositing Mask 200ml (Various Shades)

    4.08 Stars 24 Reviews

Platinium blonde



Do really blondes have more fun? There's only one way to find out!

Experiment with this natural-looking colour using the Wella Professionals Color Fresh Semi-Permanent Colour. Whether you want to have a blonde moment, or you're looking to freshen up your shade between salon visits, this semi-permanent treatment is solid gold.

Lasting for up to 10 shampoos, this colour also provides great grey coverage, while gracing the tresses with gloss and shine. Ideal for first time dyers, the instructions are easy to follow and the dye only needs 5-20 minutes to develop.

  • Wella Professionals Color Fresh Semi-Permanent Colour Mask - Pearl Blonde 150ml

    Wella Professionals Color Fresh Semi-Permanent Colour Mask - Pearl Blonde 150ml

    4.31 Stars 16 Reviews
  • Wella Professionals Color Fresh Semi-Permanent Colour - 10/39 Lightest Gold Cendre Blonde 75ml

    Wella Professionals Color Fresh Semi-Permanent Colour - 10/39 Lightest Gold Cendre Blonde 75ml

    4.33 Stars 3 Reviews


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Gigi Gordon
Beauty Writer
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As a haircare obsessive, I’m always on the lookout for new products and methods that will define my crown. I can never stick with a hairstyle for too long, and I love to pair minimal makeup with a bold lip. I specialise in haircare, with a mission to make all hair types and textures look and feel fantastic. If you’re after a new routine or product – I’m your girl, I’ve tried every haircare challenge and all the curl creams I can get my hands on. I couldn’t live without my wash-and-go routine, and I follow the Curly Girl Method religiously. Unable to find my perfect salon, I’ve always cut, braided and dyed my own hair, working as a freelance hairdresser since 2016. Although I’m a long-time fanatic, I’ve been writing about beauty since 2019, working with haircare specialists from Cantu, Boucleme and Mielle Organics to uncover the best tricks and tips. Felicia Leatherwood is my haircare guru, and Scary Spice is my all-time icon.