2017 Hair Trends: Colors and Cuts for Summer

Hair reflects the identity of an individual through personality, creativity and beauty. Here is the latest scoop from three local salons on hair trends that will help you get your glow on for the summer. 



Amber Berry, owner of Aberry Hair at Sola Salon Studios is stocking up on toner because at the top of our trend list is blonding. Blonde is no longer a pale yellow; it has become a kaleidoscope of colors from warm to cool tones. On the cool side is platinum blonde, and summer is the perfect time to make the classic change. With the addition of pastel and gray undertones, and new trends like blorange (pretty peach tones added to blonde locks), there are options to achieve any look. 


Brunettes and the Tiger Eye

Jessica Amos of Hair Studio 52 & Day Spa says, “Brunettes are looking for a yummy all-over dark chocolate or a tiger-eye inspired mix of golden and dark.” Tiger-eye is the perfect balayage for brunettes using golden, caramel highlights in dark brown hair. 


Tired of the same old shade of natural hair color? Tones of red from fiery to auburn can give you the bright, fresh look you need to change things up. Reds compliment different complexions and eye hues. 



Universally flattering on all hair types, the long bob is a favorite and the perfect balance between short and long. It’s also a good start for anyone afraid to cut their hair too short. Other bobs include the classic chin-length bob and the shaggy bob. Bobs work on a variety of face shapes and tend to be effortless and casual, while at the same time edgy and sexy. 

Short Pixies 

With a fun, short pixie you will spend half the time styling your hair. While pixies are traditionally short all over, the contemporary pixie tends to be choppy and texturized with a longer bang giving you a cute, sexy or sophisticated look. 


Layers create shape and volume for any hair. Layers create endless styling options including a bouncy blow-out, loose waves or even a sleek look. 


Whether you want a whole new look for the summer or just a slight update, get a head start with a variety of local options here in Rochester. 

Aberry Hair at Sola Salon Studios – Amber Berry 

Why did you become a Hair Stylist?
“Art. My love of art started at a very young age. I love creating and being challenged. Most of all, seeing a client smile and their whole presence lighten after seeing the result.”

What is the favorite part of your job?
“Anything from coloring, cutting, makeup and styling are on the list. Most importantly, I love my clients; they are like family to me.” 

Rocco Altobelli Salons & Day Spa – Richard Wendt

Why did I become a Hair Stylist?
“I love art and creativity.”  

What is the favorite part of your job?
“Making the world beautiful one haircut at a time. Leading an amazing group of talented people is just a bonus.”

Hair Studio 52 & Day Spa – Jessica Amos

Why did you become a Hair Stylist?
“I enjoy connecting with people on a personal level and the technical scope of cosmetology is a natural fit for me.” 

What is the favorite part of your job?
“I love my job and my staff is amazing. Our clients are loyal and enjoyable. Oh, and I get to make people look and feel awesome.” 

Chateau de Chic, Spring Valley – Jenn Slifka

Why did you become a Hair Stylist?
“I always loved playing with hair, whether it was traveling on sports teams doing braids, or doing hair for prom and coronation. When I was in high school my first job was at JC Penney’s Salon as a receptionist.”


What is the favorite part of your job?
“The creative energy, my clients, and my team at Chateau de Chic. Being a hairstylist in a small community like Spring Valley allows me to build special relationships with all of my clients.”