Eager to change up your color, but not looking forward to constant trips to the salon? With summer weather in full effect, it’s time to unleash your inner lazy girl and dial back your coloring routine. Not sure what shades can last with minimal effort? Read on to find out the top low-maintenance hair colors trending at the moment.
Good news: Ombre’s low-maintenance sister is as popular as ever, and it’s no wonder why: You don’t have to constantly worry about regrowth and can touch up your ends when necessary, about once every 3-4 months. Because balayage strands are painted in natural, fine strokes, growth is less noticeable and the colors blend into your natural hair. Plus, a balayage appointment is much shorter than a traditional foil application, lasting anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.
Barely-there highlights, aka babylights, are an easy way to inject some color into your hair without the need for constant touch-up. Inspired by the natural highlights children get in their hair when they’re out in the sun, babylights are a great way to break up a solid hue without adding stripes of contrasting color to your hair. Because babylights are much softer than traditional highlights, you can allow them to grow out and basically fade into your natural color.
Dying to go lighter, but not ready to commit to salon visits every 4-6 weeks? Opt for a dreamy bronde hue, which only needs to be touched up every 3-5 months. A hybrid of blonde and brunette, this color looks natural, but still sunny and fresh for summer. A match for most complexions, the color can be customized to your liking in order to remain close to your natural shade. Plus, the hue can carry you through fall.