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There’s something about summer that makes us want to change our hair up. Maybe it’s the excess rays of sun shining down on us or the bright colors, whatever it is–we are summoned to hair change-ups during this season. If you’re hankering to lighten up your locks this summer, look no further. Below are three ways you can do so according to your natural color. If you’re jealous of your horse’s mane now, just wait until you see what you can do to yours this summer!

For Brunette’s Looking To Lighten Up

As a natural brunette myself, I understand the yearning to want to lighten your hair. It’s not the easiest if you tend to have densely dark hair, but a lightened up look can be accomplished without ruining or using bleach. On the other hand, if you’re a light brunette then achieving a light look could be a cinch for you! Check out the photos below for some healthy hair-spiration!

Honey Highlights With Red Lowlights

Sandy Blonde Highlights

Balayage Highlights For Brunettes

For Blonde’s Looking to Lighten Up

If you’re naturally a dirty blonde looking to really lighten up your look, then these photos below will work as perfect summer hair inspiration. Because your hair falls in the middle range of lightness to darkness, the options are almost endless. Don’t be afraid to have fun with it!

Pastel Balayage Highlights

Photo courtesy of XO Jane

 

Cool Blonde Balayage Highlights

Warm Blonde Highlights

For Redhead’s Looking to Lighten Up

Lightening up red hair can be so versatile, fun and creative. You can add some bright blonde or warm blonde or strawberry blonde highlights for a lighter effect. You could add some lighter red if your hair is more of a darker red. You could add some lowlights if you have dark red hair of light brown. The key is to just go with it and have fun!

Strawberry Blonde Highlights

Blonde Peek-a-boo Highlights

Balayage Highlights For Redheads