Turn Up The Color: The Best Unexpected Hair Dye Hues To Do At Home

We think summer is the best time to try a new hair color — yes, much better than right after a bad break-up, though we believe in that, too. And, it just so happens that this summer's coolest shades are unexpected twists on the classic colors we all know and love. By taking a natural hair color and giving it the kind of spin that only comes in a box, it says to the world, "I may not be born with it, but we both see how I am owning this hair hue like the boss that I am." Or something like that. After all, we don't need people to think we emerged from the womb with Black Cherry hair, we just need them to recognize how awesome it looks.
Click through to see our picks of the coolest hair dyes of the season, and don't be surprised if it gets your imagination started: When it comes to hair dye, you literally have the whole rainbow to choose from, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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Rose Gold

Rose gold jewelry is one of our very favorite things, so it's only fitting that rose gold hair make an appearance as well. Less red than a strawberry blonde, this color has just the tiniest hint of a blush.

L'Oréal Superior Preference Paris Couture Haircolor in Rose Gold Blonde, $9.99, available at L'Oréal.
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Deep Burgundy

The oxblood trend might be waning, but deep burgundy hair? We think it's awesome. Call it black cherry, wine, or whatever you prefer: This is one look we'll keep in our tresses for as long as possible.

Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme Permanent Haircolor in Deep Burgundy, $6.99, available at Walgreens.
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Honey Blonde

What could be better than hair the color of honey? We love this warm blonde, and think it will look especially gorgeous in the summer sun.

Clairol Textures & Tones Permanent Haircolor in Honey Blonde, $7.49, available at CVS.
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Pastel Purple

Why not take a leap of faith and dye your hair pastel purple? We love the chic, edgy look of pastel highlights, and summer is the opportune time to be a little bit sea punk, no?

Manic Panic Classic Cream Formula in Lie Locks, $13.95, available at Manic Panic.
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Light Almond

Lately, we've been pretty envious of shiny, multi-dimensional brunette hair. This product by John Frieda delivers a light almond color that's effulgent and eye-catching — miles away from a blah brown.

John Frieda Precision Foam Color Permanent Hair Color in Lightest Cool Almond Brown, $11.99, available at Drugstore.com.
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