25 Beautiful Hair Color Shades to Bring To Your Salon Appointment

It's time to meet your (hair color) match!

Updated 03/16/18

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When it comes to your big-day beauty look, one thing's for sure: You're going to have an excellent hair day—trust us! And good hair days start with beautiful, shiny color, which, whether you're a year out or a few months away from your wedding, takes some planning.

A well-balanced base enhances hair's natural luster, flatters your skin tone, and makes you look radiant as ever. If you're going the highlights route, placement is key: Lighter strands around the face can illuminate skin, while thin pieces can brighten your natural color. Either way, the key is to steer clear of any dramatic changes. If you don't color your hair, then opt for a gloss to boost shine. You can work with your colorist to perfect the shade of your dreams, and luckily, we've got all the inspiration you need from platinum blonde and deep crimson to chestnut brown.

Bring your favorite photo to the salon to start your journey to the perfect hair color—and thus, the perfect wedding-day hairstyle!

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Midnight Black

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A pixie cut this cool demands a dramatic raven shade that borders jet black.

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Dark Ash Brown

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This isn't your average dark brown—the cool-toned hue serves up a high-impact effect.

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Espresso Brown

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A rich brown shade that's shiny to boot and royally stunning.

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Subtle Mid-Length Highlights

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This moody, dark color is juxtaposed with subtle highlights diffused through the ends for a warm finish.

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Chocolate Brown

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This versatile brown hue effortlessly compliments warm and neutral skin tones.

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Chestnut Brown

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A great blowout accentuates shine—especially a classic warm brunette shade like this one.

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Medium Brown

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Multi-tonal brown that goes from dark to sun-kissed never looked so good.

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Shimmering Brown

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Brighten up a brown hue with bronze highlights to play up hair's beautiful texture and shine.

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Honey Brown

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Really go for it and rock light brown locks with peeks of honey highlights.

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Bronde Ombre

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This summer is the perfect excuse to test the blonde waters with a brown-to-blonde ombre hue.

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Copper Red

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The slight gradient from deep cinnamon to bright copper is so vibrant and so, so beautiful.

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Crimson

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Go for bold with a dimensional ginger color that still looks natural.

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Warm Ginger

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Intensify strawberry blonde or naturally orange hair to achieve this vibrant shade of red.

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Strawberry

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If you have light lashes and brows, a strawberry tint like this one is totally calling your name.

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Bronde

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Multi-tonal chunky blonde highlights against brunette roots can be striking, but when done right, look glamorous.

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Chestnut Blonde

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A blend of bronze and blonde looks natural and compliments warm and cool undertones.

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Bronze Blonde

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Warm up those golden strands with soft hints of caramel to perfect the bronze blonde.

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Sandy Blonde

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With shine for days, this sun-kissed color looks effortlessly fresh.

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Amber Blonde

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The slight amber tint puts a spin on classic golden locks.

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Champagne Blonde

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Going for gold is all about perfecting the tone to ensure long-lasting brightness.

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Beachy Blonde

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This quintessential blonde color gives off a fresh and youthful look.

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Bright Blonde

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A golden base gets a modern update with bright baby lights and dark roots.

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Warm Platinum

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This classic platinum hue is more creamy beige than it is silver, making it a practical shade for natural blondes looking to lighten up.

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Ash Blonde

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With roots peeking through and shiny ends, this multidimensional color is ideal for cool skin tones.

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Platinum Blonde

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Your complexion will be as radiant as ever with an icy blonde shade this bright.

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