New Season, New Hair Color? The Hottest Trends You Need To Try



We’ve all heard the expression “new year, new me,” or the age-old breakup solution of a total hair transformation, but seriously, nothing says “hello summer” like a new hair color.

Seriously, after spending two years cooped up with limited access to hair colorists, it’s officially time to embrace that new color you’ve been itching to try, from a daring icy blonde to THE most coveted hair color of 2022, spicy copper. Get your salon on speed dial, STAT.

1. Spicy Copper

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There’s no denying fiery red hair is having a moment right now – all the It girls are loving it, from Joan Smalls and Kendall Jenner to Kaia Gerber and Adwoa Aboah to Serena Williams and Winnie Harlow to Emily Ratajkowski… We could go on all day. And we totally get it, red hair is hella-unique – she’s a standout shade.


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According to MATRIX Brand Ambassador Rachel Bodt, we’re going to see a wide array of red hues, “ranging from soft tangerines to bold redheads.”

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Rachel adds, “there will be creamy blends of soft to dark to light with lots of movement and lightness throughout.” Excuse us, while we call our colorist…

2. Pamcore Blonde

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The world’s obsession with Pamela Andeson has reached new heights this year; since her initial breakout in the 90s. And the one thing that everyone is copying is her iconic blonde hair, from her updo to her shade of choice. Enter: pamcore blonde, THE blonde hue of summer 2022.

The unmissable shade is super bright and typically involves lifting the base color with two to three shades, oh, and tons of highlights and lashings of sex appeal.

3. Strawberry Ginger 

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We weren’t lying when we said red is THE color of the season. One variant of the stunning shade that’s uber-popular is strawberry ginger. Think peach-meets-ginger – there are pink strawberry strands coming through complemented by warm orangey tones.

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According to MATRIX Global Artistic Director Michelle O’Connor, “There’s also going to be a huge emphasis on apricot, ginger, and copper hues. Within these tones, adding a hint of gold will be popular.”

4. Expensive Brunette

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As many of our fave faux blondes return to their natural color, chocolatey brown shades and warm rich tones are beginning to trend. Thanks to the lack of bleach required, the brunette energy is glossy, expensive, and hella-luxe.

Once again MATRIX Global Artistic Director, Michelle O’Connor, comes through with the inside deets, “Seamlessly blending hair color from a deeper-rooted color into a lighter middle and ends will be popular this spring. Dark brunettes and those with deeper chocolate shades love this option because it provides a very natural grow-out while allowing you to play with some great tones towards the middle to ends of hair. Having deep roots and a melted situation will create the lighter tones in brunette bases – imagine an expresso and a cream look.”

5. Jet Black


Alongside the fiery red hues and cool blondes is the ultimate classic: jet black. Similar to the expensive brunette trend, thanks to the intensity of the color, when the hair is in good condition, it’s sleek, sexy, and super glossy.

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 6. Iced Out Blonde 

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It kinda feels like we write the sentence “platinum blonde is back” every couple of years, and TBH, we do. But we get it, the icy blonde hue always feels super edgy, modern, and fresh. Right now, the particular hue of choice is hella ashy with cool undertones. The leader of this revival? None other than Gigi Hadid, whose 27th birthday glam will be forever filed under our “must-try” list.

7. Vanilla Almond Butter

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When a hair color goes viral on TikTok, you best believe it has a super cute Gen-Z name. Case in point: vanilla almond butter. Coined by colorist Chrissy Rasmussen, the TikTok has amassed hundreds of views and collected 1.3 million likes. The DL on the color? It begins with rich nutty tones and cascades into golden, neutral, and cool hues. Delicious.

Which hair color is your fave? Let us know in the comments below.