Be Bold, Be Bright: 40 Hair Colors to Try Now

0 0 1 54 309 Time Inc 2 1 362 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Arial; color:black;} If there’s ever a time to let your personal style blossom, it’s spring. Seriously, you don’t have to be a wallflower—especially when it comes to your hair color. Believe us, there’s a shade for every woman under the sun from subtle to statement-making hues. Here’s our edit of real girls (and celebs) to show you how it’s done. Get ready to taste the rainbow.

Janell Hickman Apr, 20, 2016

1 of 46 @oloriswank via Instagram

Rich royal hues like this one really make your melanin pop.

2 of 46 @blacchyna via Instagram

This head-turning shade looks stunning on the bride-to-be.

3 of 46 @tymetheinfamous via Instagram

Darker roots add rock'n'roll edge to turquoise locks.

4 of 46 @lonicely via Instagram

Inky midnight blue is a chic alternative to boring black.

5 of 46 @nqobiledanseur via Instagram

Spearmint blue is a refreshing pick-me-up to run of-the-mill hair hues.

6 of 46 @nickiminaj via Instagram

Nicki Minaj’s razor sharp platinum bob is all business—there’s no cutting corners here!

 

7 of 46 @neneleakes via Instagram

The Bravo multi-media mogul proves that she can pull of platinum with ease.

8 of 46 @beyonce via Instagram

The Queen B shows off her signature blonde shade, even while rocking cornrows. 

9 of 46 @zendaya via Instagram

To say our favorite CoverGirl is a hair chameleon is an understatement—what’s not to love about this tousled bob? 

10 of 46 @ciara via Instagram

Bone straight (and just right), Ciara lets her color do the talking. 

11 of 46 @mmmbuttah via Instagram

Multiple tones of blonde make color look natural (even when you’re faking it!) 

12 of 46 @boomkack via Instagram

What's not to love about a platinum pixie? It's guaranteed to turn a few heads.

13 of 46 @thejenniejenkins via Instagram

Dark chocolate fades perfectly into icy grey. Bonus points for voluminous buoyant curls! 

14 of 46 @sevyn via Instagram

Sevyn Streeter doesn’t keep a style for too long, but we hope she brings back this fierce charcoal soon. 

15 of 46 @kekepalmer via Instagram

We love KeKe Palmer’s experimental streak. Her graphic grey-meets-black bang is at the top of our list. 

16 of 46 @karrueche via Instagram

Karrueche has been slaying the hair game lately—and this Storm-inspired ‘do is no exception. 

17 of 46 @thejenniejenkins via Instagram

Dark chocolate fades perfectly into icy grey. Bonus points for voluminous buoyant curls! 

18 of 46 @badgalriri via Instagram

RiRi rocks red like a boss; soft waves make the often-intimidating shade super feminine. 

19 of 46 @zoezeigler via Instagram

 Make your natural coils pop with a bold, vivid red. 

20 of 46 @monicabrown via Instagram

Singer Monica makes bright red look effortlessly easy.

21 of 46 @kmichelle via Instagram

Can you imagine singer K. Michelle in any other hair color? We can't!

22 of 46 @karinjinsui via Instagram

Sombré (otherwise known as soft ombré) should be in your hair color vocabulary.  

23 of 46 @tiarramonet via Instagram

Afraid to go all the way? Dark cherry red (with a hint of brown) is an easy entrance to bold hair color.

24 of 46 @cynsantana via Instagram

Subtle mahogany is a classic that never goes out of style.

25 of 46 @kelisofficial via Instagram

Kelis' milkshake may bring the boys to the yard, but her wild reddish-orange curls make her our hair muse.

26 of 46 @donedo via Instagram

Make your 'fro look fantastic with a stunning deep ombré shade.

27 of 46 @heathersanders_ via Instagram

The ultra feminine hue looks super cute pulled up in a genie-inspired pony. 

28 of 46 @themartista via Instagram

Bubblegum realness is back—again, darker roots make the look more believable. 

29 of 46 @theicstyles via Instagram

Candy-colored curls channel sweet and sophisticated at the same time. 

30 of 46 @efikzara via Instagram

Mermaid hair has no signs of slowing down, and this pink lemonade version is perfect for sunnier days ahead. 

31 of 46 @miss.chrissyjaye via Instagram

Serious “My Little Pony” vibes are happening here, and we mean that in the best way possible. 

32 of 46 @africancreature via Instagram

A purple mohawk? This is a win-win look in any style playbook. 

33 of 46 @justineskye via Instagram

A traditional bob gets a major upgrade in a rich wine hue. 

34 of 46 @peakmilll via Instagram

Shades of violet help make strands look multi-faceted instead of flat.

35 of 46 @breenylee via Instagram

Amethyst locks look good on any block. 

36 of 46 @aleshaofficial via Instagram

Periwinkle complements touches of grey.

37 of 46 @serenawilliams via Instagram

Tennis star Serena Williams surprised us all when she debuted this forest green ombré look. 

38 of 46 @lilmama via Instagram

Lil Mama’s soft turquoise shade complements her beautiful hazel eyes. 

39 of 46 @teyanataylor via Instagram

New mom Teyana Taylor looks stunning with dark green waves. 

40 of 46 @keyshiacole via Instagram

Taking a departure from her well-known red hue, signer Keyshia Cole’s proves she can pull of any color. 

41 of 46 @msroshposh via Instagram

Go long or go home—tousled waves look super sexy in any shade. 

42 of 46 @sonjdradeluxe via Instagram

Shaved sides plus deep emerald locks are the perfect pairing. 

43 of 46 @zonniquejailee via Instagram

Juicy hues like Zonnique’s brightly colored locks make us long for warmer weather.

44 of 46 @amberrose via Instagram

It’s rare to see Muva Rosebud rocking longer strands, but these do her justice. 

45 of 46 @dgooods via Instagram

We have to say it—orange is the new black! 

46 of 46 @ronkeraji via Instagram

What’s not to love about this citrus-inspired ‘fro (and matching top?)