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There’s constantly an influx of new beauty trends emerging—but one that seems to have found a permanent place of popularity just so happens to be colorful, rainbow hair. From denim hair and succulent hair to unicorn hair and hidden rainbow roots, bright hues have made quite the splash on the manes of our favorite A-listers and bloggers—and we can’t get enough of their rainbow-inspired hair.
The latest must-have hair color trend to emerge on the scene? Let us introduce you to apricot hair! This light, orange-y shade is a little bit more subdued than some of the more vibrant hair color trends of the moment. Think of apricot hair as the little, paler sister to peach hair and you’re on the right track. Apricot hair encompasses three popular hair color trends—copper, pastel, and ombré—into one pretty look. Want to get an apricot hair color yourself? Below, we share everything you need to know about this light coral shade and achieving the look—you’re sure to be a trendsetter!
Keep in mind that anytime you dye your hair a vibrant color, it will require a bit of prep work to achieve. Unless your hair is already blonde, you’ll need to bleach your hair first in order for apricot’s washed-out pale peach tint to really stand out. And if you’re starting with a dark base, it may even take multiple sessions to achieve your desired level of apricot hair. Plus, it’s also pertinent to note that rainbow hair hues like apricot are not exactly the most low maintenance. If you’re going for allover apricot hair, then regular touch-ups will be necessary to keep your hair color looking fresh.
Now that you know what goes into getting apricot hair, it’s time to actually, you know, color your hair! There are two ways you can go about this. You can visit a professional colorist or you can DIY it. Since apricot hair is very unique and features a variety of different tones within it, it’s a good idea to visit a pro who can skillfully blend your custom hue for a look that flatters you. A pro can help guide you from start to finish through the process of coloring your hair apricot, which is especially important if you’re making a dramatic change (such as going from very dark brown to apricot).
Once you’ve taken the plunge and gotten apricot hair, it’s a good idea to switch up your hair care routine, as color-treated hair requires special care. Your hair care routine starts in the shower with a system of shampoo, conditioner, and mask formulated for color-treated hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Conditioner and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Ultra Recovery Mask. Once or twice a week, swap out the conditioner for the mask, leaving it on your hair for 3-5 minutes after shampooing, then rinsing out.
In addition to the hair care products you use in the shower, consider trying a new style along with your apricot hair. With the right arsenal of styling sprays and styling creams, you can create serious style without the use of any heat tools—and really, who has time for a blowout on a busy morning? Apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray, L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Ruffled Body Mousse, or L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Undone Style Cream to towel-dried hair, then let your hair air dry for gorgeous-looking shape and texture sans styling tools. Easy, peasy!
Want to learn more about another super-popular hair color trend? Check out our article, Purple Hair Is In! Find the Best Shade for Your Skin Tone.