Pink Lemonade Hair Is The Color Trend You Need For Spring

Top Color Trends Of The Season and How To Get Them

Call Your Colorist: Pink Lemonade Hair Is Happening

22 February 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor,

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Before joining the team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

After pumpkin spice, mulled wine, and spiced cider hair, we didn’t think we could possibly be inspired by another one of our favorite beverages, but we were wrong. Meet pink lemonade hair, a sweet and refreshing hue that reminds us of our favorite summertime drink. What’s more, it has absolutely taken over social media.

People are ditching their icy winter locks and celebrating summer early with this fresh color. If the winter blues have got you down and you’re looking for a way to jumpstart summer vacation, this may just be the perfect color for you.

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What is pink lemonade hair?

Pink lemonade hair is a sweet and sugary pink shade that’s perfectly blended with hints of soft lemon yellow. To achieve this color, your stylist will begin by bleaching your hair to create a blank slate upon which he or she can add your color. It’s important to note that bleach will always damage hair, but a salon professional can help you restore the look of beautiful strands.

If you’re not naturally blonde, chances are it’ll take a few sessions to safely bleach your mane, lifting the color from your hair. Once your hair is a blank slate, your stylist will hand paint a combination of pink and yellow so delicious, it’ll give you flashbacks to running your own lemonade stand as a child.

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What kind of maintenance does pink lemonade hair require?

Like most pastel hues, pink lemonade is a high maintenance color. To ensure your color remains looking flawless as long as possible, you’ll need to stock your bathroom with the proper supplies and get comfortable at your salon.

Pastels colors like pink and yellow fade very quickly, so we suggest cutting back on washing your hair. When wash day does come around, you’ll need shampoo and conditioner that is not only going to clean your strands but also protect your color. We suggest Pureology’s Hydrate Sheer Shampoo and Conditioner.

Because your natural hair color is probably nowhere near pink lemonade, you’ll notice how quickly your roots begin to show. If you’d like to keep your roots from looking overgrown, expect to head to the salon every 4 to 6 weeks for a touch up.

Even though your final look isn’t blonde, it takes bleach to achieve your desired hue. While there is no way to prevent the damage caused by bleach, you can work with a colorist to minimize it. We suggest trying to incorporate a deep conditioning treatment like Pureology’s Strength Cure Restorative Masque into your hair care routine once a week.

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What’s the best way to wear pink lemonade hair?

Pink lemonade hair looks spectacular on everyone, but we think it looks absolutely stunning on ladies with long layers. Your long locks allow you to truly show off your color, while the layers create the perfect amount of movement to display the subtle hints of yellow.

Whatever you decide, we want to see your sweet color. Use the hashtag #hairdotcom to tag us in your posts.

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