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23 Trendy Hair Colors You'll Be Seeing Everywhere in 2022


With the start of a new year comes an impulsive urge to shake things up. While some are enthusiastically starting new habits—for a few weeks, at least—we're making an appointment at the hair salon. As soon as possible.


It's finally time to follow that itch to change up your look, starting with a trendy new hair color. We're predicting that 2022 is going to be all about subtle but statement-making color that doesn't require constant upkeep. That means low-maintenance color in extra eye-catching shades.


Between the creamy blondes and metallic brunettes, the zippy reds and toasty ash hues, these hair color trends are here to give inspo for your Pinterest boards and salon appointments all year long. You'll find more than one shade to rock for the winter, spring, summer, and fall. Kick off 2022 with one of these 23 hot-on-the-scene hair colors.

1. Ginger Brunette

Ginger Spice called, and she wants her name back. This toasted ginger color pops on warm skin tones like nobody's business.


2. Blended Bronde

Another easy-peasy pick: this color that gives cool-toned brunettes a chance to lighten up with blonde that will last months and months. Blending is the key.


3. Caramel Melt Balayage

Roots, who? You can caramelize up your entire brunette mane without risking any growing-out pains by asking for balayage that focuses on the ends and around the face.


4. Low-Maintenance Platinum

Think of this as a new and improved version of platinum blonde that starts with darker blonde roots and melts into all the bright color you could want—without risking major damage with constant touch-ups.


5. Strawberry Brown Balayage

Say hello to the coolest brunette color to grace 2022's lineup. Zhuzh up your dark brown base color with deep strawberry red for a look that makes plain brown look like child's play.


6. Statement Blonde Money Piece

Literally anyone with any natural hair color can make the leap into blonde-dom by going super, super subtle and focusing just on the "money pieces," which are the flattering strands right around the face. Minimal babylighting can work the blonde of choice into the rest of your hair to match.


7. Sunlit Honey Blonde

Think beach blonde, but more subtle and grown-up. Warm blondes like honey and gold work in harmony to create a multi-dimensional look that makes you look lit from within.


8. Robust Ruby Red

We're adding this dreamy redhead inspo onto the Pinterest board, stat. Rich and vibrant, this color is all about honing in on the darkest of ruby reds.


9. Mushroom Brunette

When everyone else is going warm with caramel and gold, go cool with a case of the mushroom brown. It might be the trendiest look in the bunch.


10. Soft Cool Black

Black hair color is often misunderstood to be harsh—when in fact, it can be striking in the most stunning way if you make sure to flatter your skin tone. This soft cool-toned black really pops on warm skin tones.


11. Peach Blonde

Say hello to the new strawberry blonde. More on the orange-toned side, it settles into the prettiest peach blonde shade and can be worked into natural blondes and redheads alike.