Welcome back to new hair season, or as most people like to call it—summer. Instead of choosing between a new cut or a fresh dye job, though, why not get both this time around (or at least when you can finally see your stylist and colorist after ECQ)? You can save the small hair changes for later! To inspire you, here are some cool cut and color combos you can mix and match!
1. Micro Bangs + Dark Brown
The concept of having bangs that are shorter than normal would be less intimidating (not to mention faster to achieve) if you sport it with a natural-looking color.
2. Faceline bangs + Light Brown Balayage
Pair a K-beauty style fringe and a playful balayage dye job for a face-shape-flattering 'do that also gives you that beach babe vibe.
3. Blunt Bob + Blue
Nothing says breezy like a cool-toned hair color and a blunt shoulder-length chop!
4. Long Layers + Chunky Highlights
Chunky highlights are making a huge comeback for the summer. If you plan on getting some, try cutting it shorter than the rest of your hair to amplify its face-framing perks.
5. Shaggy Pixie Cut + Gray
Korean actress Lee Joo Young wore this exact combo in the hit drama Itaewon Class, and it's been on our mood boards since for being the perfect in-between of long and short. Think of it as the chic hybrid of a pixie cut and a bowl haircut!
6. Buzzcut + Pastel
Getting a buzzcut is already a major transformation, but we highly recommend adding a pastel hair color to the mix for the ultimate upgrade.
7. Bob/Lob + Blonde
If you're 100% over your dark, long hair, then a full 360 change in the form of a shorter length and a platinum blonde makeover is in order.