We’re nearing the mid-point of 2016, and starting to take note of the hair colour trends that have emerged over the first half of the year. While some major hues have shined as 2016’s defining colours (hello, platinum) and Instagram has been a reliable point of call for your crazier colour ideas, the main theme coming out of Hollywood has been one of versatility. Here we outline 8 of our favourite A-list transformations, that run the gamut from bold to pastel, commercial and creative. Clients – watch and learn!

1. Brie Larson

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This rich new auburn hue for the Oscar-winning actress is ideally suited to your salon.

2. Hilary Duff


Hillary’s has transformed her blonde hair to a myriad of bright, pastel tones in he past couple of years, but this dusty pink bob is a particular winner.

3. Iggy Azalea


She’s experimented with unique braids and pink tips before, but the Aussie rapper went all out with this bright red colour.

4. Christina Aguilera

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Christina Aguilera attends the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

After switching to lilac (and pierced hair) just weeks ago, Christina seems to have a new hue every time she turns her chair on the voice, recently opting for this retro, auburn look.

5. Lily Collins


Inspiration for your brunette clients wanting to be a little bold. Lily’s bright pink is strong but wearable.

6. Cate Blanchett


The iconic blonde seems to ironically be having more fun with brighter hair, showing your clients the benefits in opting for an unexpected change.

7. Halsey


She’s gone blue before, so this turquoise pixie cut, debuted on Instagram (because, where else?) is trademark Halsey. Great to have it back!

8. Emma Roberts


Rose gold is #trending at the moment, and Emma Roberts is leading the way.

Which colour change is your favourite?