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The Bold Hair Color to Try This Summer — Based on Your Current Shade

Small tweak, huge difference.

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If you're interested in making a runway-worthy change but don't know where to start, check out these so-summer-2018 ideas based on the shade you have now. From pastel glosses to a whisper of sun-kissed highlights, here’s all the inspo you need for your next easy (yet so high-impact) color move.

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1 If Your Hair's Dirty Blonde
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Go full-on platinum for an edgy vibe—and let a little root show for some lived-in effortlessness. When lightening at home, opt for a kit with cool tones and a blue-based conditioning cream to counteract brassiness.

Schwarzkopf Color Ultîme Fashion Series in 15.0 Extreme Lightener, $10


2 If Your Hair's Chestnut Brown
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Give cocoa hair flair with a few strategically placed caramel and sandy blond highlights. For a beachy look, consider getting balayage—a technique that involves hand-painting delicate streaks around your face exactly where the sun naturally hits.

3 If Your Hair's Mahogany Brown
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Time to bring the drama: Add dimension to an allover dark hue with bold ginger-toned highlights.

4 If Your Hair's Copper
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The chicest way to wake up scarlet hair? With “warm, multi-dimensional streaks of gold that glow in the sun,” says DeFelice. Paint them throughout for maximum light-catching effect.

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