Committing to a new hair color is, well, a big commitment. In lieu of that, we’ve got plenty of temporary options that now go beyond the box treatments that line drugstore aisles. From Manic Panic’s cult-favorite creams to Splat’s new vegan and cruelty-free brush-in formula, it seems brands are never done discovering new ways to test out shades, and quite honestly, it always keeps us on our toes.
And what better time for a refresher on the latest and greatest options than festival season, a time when concert-goers typically count temporary hair color as part of their festival get-up and summer beauty aesthetic? Ahead, we’ve gathered the brands making a colorful splash with their top-selling dyes. Take your pick.
Joico Color Butter
Nicole Richie and a slew of other celebs swear by this creamy concoction to temporarily add color to their hair without damaging side effects.
$19.99 at Ulta
Beyond the Zone Color Bombz
Available in bold, vibrant shades, this spray-on color is your best option for parties or simply trying something different.
$5.99 at Amazon
Beyond the Zone
Bb Color Stick
Cover up roots and/or simply experiment with a new, natural-looking shade using this applicator.
$26 at Bumble and bumble
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Hush Prism Airbrush Spray
Spray onto your hair and brush through to blend any of these bold rainbow shades.
$24 at Sephora
Foamo Meteor Holographic Hair Foam
Apply this foam to your hair and watch as the shades shift while you're in the sunlight.
$22 at IGK
Kristin Ess Temporary Tint
Best suited for pre-lighted or blonde hair, this rose-gold tint is the first of its kind to be made for in-shower application.
$12 at Kristin Ess
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair
A cult favorite in hair-color circles, Lime Crime's hero product comes in a hefty number of shades and is also a vegan formula.
$16 at Lime Crime
Loreal Colorista Spray
Festival-goers who want something they can wash out at the end of the day will love this easy-to-apply color.
$9.99 at L'Oréal Paris
Manic Panic Creamtone Hair Color
No peroxide required to transform your hair using this temporary cream color.
$13.99 at Manic Panic
OUAI Haircare Sun of a Beach Ombré Spray
Made with lemon-infused coconut water and pineapple juice, this spray-in lightener adds brightness to dull hair or kicks up an existing dye job.
$24 at Ouai
Punky Colour Mood Switch
You get two colors in one with this product. Temporarily change your hair to one color; apply heat, and it changes to another! Wash it out the same day so you can try another color combo tomorrow.
$14.99 at Target
Streaks 'n Tips Temporary Color Highlight Spray
This oldie but goodie is great for adding streaks or highlights throughout the hair.
$7.49 at Amazon
Streaks 'N Tips
Colorsmash Color Kissed Hairspray
A nutrient-rich hair spray that delivers color without the crunch.
$20 at Colorsmash
Splat Rebellious Colors 1 Wash Temporary Color
This brush-in formula is made with a conditioning base that's gentle and moisturizing so you needn't worry about the color leaving you with more damage.
$8.99 at Splat