Springtime promises a few constants: warmer temperatures, chic trench coats, and the undeniable urge to dye your hair a brand new color. Fortunately, there is no shortage of seasonal shades to inspire your new look. The only problem? It can be difficult to narrow down which one is right for your hair type and your lifestyle. Thankfully, the spring 2023 hair color trends have the latter sorted, as many of the biggest shades are low-maintenance and easy to maintain at home.
In that vein, George Papanikolas, Matrix celebrity colorist and brand ambassador, has “rooty platinum” on his radar, an easy take on a traditionally high-maintenance shade. In the brunette family, Min Kim, L’Oreal Professionnel global ambassador, envisions all-over color and for blondes, she sees “champagne and honey tones” making a return. And red tones will continue to be popular going into spring 2023. “Red has roared into the new year and is taking on a bigger stage with even more variations of red for all bases versus the just coppery red that was all the rage at the end of 2022,” Kim says. Keep an eye out for multidimensional shades featuring copper, cinnamon, and auburn.
Regardless of the shade you choose, Kim emphasizes the importance of properly caring for your hair in-between color appointments. “Getting your hair care regimen on lock will be majorly important to keep hair healthy, shiny, full of moisture, and to boost color vibrancy between salon appointments,” she says.
To help parse out all of the options for your spring 2023 hair color refresh, TZR chatted with top colorists for their expert insight on the eight shades that will reign supreme this season. Bonus: They also share their key tips on how to maintain each one.
Similar to the “expensive brunette” trend that made its rounds on social media last year, this rich, chocolatey brown is categorized by its shine more than anything else. “Candlelit Brunette is a great example of rich, high-shine color that’s amplified with soft dimensional highlights that range from ashy and cool to rich and warm for easy customization,” Kim says. In order to achieve this look, Jamie Mazzei, creative director for NuBest Salon & Spa in Manhasset, NY recommends asking your colorist for an all over color or work with your own natural base and soft balayage around the bottom.
To keep the color fresh, schedule gloss appointments approximately every four to six weeks to maintain ashier tones or if your lengths tend to fade quickly (especially if you use hot tools on a regular basis). If you are attempting this look at home, try washing your hair with a color-depositing shampoo such as Celeb Luxury GEM LITES Colorwash Shampoo in Brown Diamond. For curly hair, Kim recommends treating hair with L’Oreal Professionnel Curl Expression Rich Mask for extra hydration and definition.