If you're looking to switch up your look ahead of summer, we have just the hair colour to help you do just that: an 'Aperol Spritz' copper.

Taking inspiration from the vibrant tones of the summer-ready drink, celebs like Tasha Ghouri, Ella Thomas, Billie Piper and Khloe Kardashian have all opted to try out the look for themselves in recent months, to incredible results.

To help you nail the look, and to explain why this tone is set to hit it big over the next few months, we've been chatting to celebrity hair pro Samantha Cusick, founder of Samantha Cusick salons, to get her take on the hot new hue…

Tasha has ditched her blonde hair in favour of a trending copper colour

Love Island's Ella keeps coming back to this summery hair shade

"Aperol Spritz Copper is how to do copper hair this summer. This tone is all about keeping the copper punchy, opting for a shade that doesn’t have a red undertone, just copper to keep all the summer feels," she says, adding: "Influencers and celebs alike are embracing this trend by employing various techniques such as balayage, highlights, or even full-on copper colour applications to achieve the desired effect.

"The goal is to create dimension and depth, mimicking the multi-faceted tones found in a perfectly mixed Aperol Spritz. But the appeal of Aperol Spritz copper extends beyond just its visual allure. It’s a colour that embodies the spirit of summertime fun, offering a refreshing twist on traditional hair trends."

Get the look in the salon

"Unlike traditional copper shades that may lean towards red undertones, this iteration embraces pure copper, ensuring that every strand radiates with the warmth and vibrancy of the summer sun," explains Samantha.

"It’s all about finding the right balance and working with your natural base, keeping the copper tone punchy and vibrant. For those with lighter hair, achieving this tone may be relatively straightforward, requiring perhaps just a touch of toning to enhance the coppery brilliance. However, for darker hair, the process may involve lightening or bleaching to create a canvas that allows the copper tones to truly shine."

Billie Piper just debuted her own take on the Aperol Spritz hair trend

Enhance your copper at home

If you just want to dip your toe into the trend without the commitment, Bleach London’s Semi-Permanent Proper Copper Super Cool Colour, £6.50 here, gives you a temporary auburn shade, perfect for brightening up already ginger hair, or for applying on top of lightened hair.

For those of you less skilled with at-home dye, the Garnier GOOD Permanent Hair Dye 7.43 Turmeric Copper, £9 here, is ideal for fool proof at-home applications thanks to its thick, creamy formula that applies more like a hair mask than a dye, so you have less chance of missing a section or dripping it all over your bathroom.

By Editor