PSA: These Will Be the 5 Hottest Hair Colors of Spring 2021

We're just days away from the official start of spring, but let's face it: The birds certainly don't seem to be chirping with the same carefree vigor as years prior. Times are weird, to say the least, but we're keeping our spirits high by setting our sights on all the impending beauty trends we're most excited to debut once the tide turns. And right now, we're gearing up for a much-needed seasonal hair color shift.

Spring is the perfect time to revamp your hair color, but selecting a hue can be tricky. We called in colorist and MyDentity brand founder Guy Tang—who you might also know as the resident hairstylist on Netlfix's Bling Empire—to give us his take on the spring hair colors that are about to blow up.

Tang informed us that he's sensing a shift toward soft blondes, dynamic browns, and some unexpected mauve hues. Ahead, check out the five spring-appropriate hair colors Tang is calling out and get his expert tips for making your color last longer, too.

Delicate Soft Blondes

"As people transition to spring, I love the idea of a soft, delicate blonde is so refreshing as we come out of a very dark and gray winter."


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Color-Care Priority: Heat Protectant

Muted Mauve Tones

"This spring season, instead of the usual pastels I think you’ll be seeing a lot more of these muted mauve-y tones. This color is great because it is easy to add as a subtle highlight for added dimension, or you can go bolder."


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Color-Care Priority: Color-Safe Shampoo

Color-Blocked Contour

"You will see more people continue to embrace fun fashion tones but doing it with a soft veil making the looks more subtle and wearable for spring. This technique is all about sectioning and color placement to best accent the face."


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Color-Care Priority: Sulfate-Free Conditioner

Dimensional Brunette

"2021 is all about dimension! This spring, it’s time to bring some brightness to these brunette tones. The backcomb highlighting technique is the perfect way to add brightness to your natural brunette color without going blonde. These tones can easily be adjusted to your complexion (warmer or cooler)."


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Color-Care Priority: Blue Shampoo

Bold Colors

"Over the past year, while in quarantine, people really started to experiment with bold, bright hair color! I find with my clients, that as soon as someone starts coloring their hair this way, they never go back. An important thing to know about going bold? Cold showers are in your future! Washing your hair with cold water is a must to keep longevity of your hair color."


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Color-Care Priority: Purple Mask

Up next, the spring hair trends fashion girls are already jumping on.

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.