We’ve already seen some seriously inspiring hair color trends make headlines this year, from expensive blonde to strawberry brunette to off-black. However, according to TikTok, there’s only one shade you need to know about for summer 2022: vanilla almond butter.
OK, so it may sound like something you’d order at Starbucks or a sweet treat you’d likely enjoy at afternoon tea, but vanilla almond butter is the ultimate hair color that strikes a beautiful balance between cool, icy blonde and warm, multi-dimensional tones that’s perfect for summer and beyond.
The shade was coined by hair colorist and TikToker Chrissy Rasmussen, whose videos showcasing the look have amassed tens of millions of views. Followers were quick to express their approval of the shade, with one TikToker commenting, “Omg almond butter,” and another exclaiming, “PLEASE OMG,” while many others tagged friends they knew would love the look.
According to the clips, vanilla almond butter starts with darker, nutty tones at the roots of the hair and cascades into an intertwined mix of golden, neutral, and icy highlights throughout the mid-lengths and towards the ends.
While the shade is certain to be a popular reference for salon transformations, Rasmussen originally used the name to describe a particular shade of her popular hair extensions, Habit Hair Extensions by EasiHair Pro.
The range of extensions has been crafted using 100 percent Remy Cuticle Intact hair to provide volume, length, or color (or all of the above), so if you’re not totally sold on vanilla almond butter just yet, you could consider testing it out without the commitment with an easy-to-use clip-in extension.
As for other hair colors that make for a perfect update for summer, check out our round-up of the best ones to go for, as well as the hairstyles to choose for anyone who fancies a chop.
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This story originally appeared on glamour.co.uk.
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