5 Sizzling Summer Hairstyle Trends

Ready for a summer hairstyle refresh? The Team Matrix trendspotters offer these hot weather updates.


  1. Chop, Chop: Even though they cut their hair for movie roles, the cropped looks sported recently by high profile celebs like Anne Hathaway and Charlize Theron have boosted the glam quotient of short hair styles. Ready to take the pixie plunge? Ask your hairstylist to keep the tips nice and choppy for a modern edge, and use a styler like Matrix Design Pulse Messy Couture Molding Paste to create separation and definition.
  2. Bedhead Bob: Looking for something less radical than a boy crop? Try the long bob or “lob.” The key to keeping this chin-length look fresh is the texture—think messy, tousled, beachy-keen waves.
  3. Ombré 2.0: Even if your busy summer schedule prevents you from lounging by the sea, the lightened ends of ombré haircolor evoke the carefree, sun-kissed vibe of summer. The modern ombré look is subtler than in past seasons—ends should be just a shade or two lighter than your roots and in the same tonal family.
  4. Summer Fruit: Summer’s hottest color is the perfect blend of blonde and red—think apricot or peach. Inspired by the beautiful hue sported by actress Jessica Chastain, the shade is soft, pale and cool. Search for a salon that works with the new Matrix COLORINSIDER—this revolutionary new no-ammonia haircolor leaves hair massively shiny and healthy.
    New Twists: Three-strand or fishtail, braids rule this season! Create a deep side part, boost top sections with a bit of Matrix Vavoom Take Me Higher Root Riser and gather the lengths in a plump plait below your ear on the side that’s opposite the part. Or, create two tiny braids at your temple on each side and connect them in the back for a music festival-style braided headband.