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Hair Coloring Ideas for an Exciting New Look

One of the best things about hairstyles in the past few years is that it’s become more commonplace to experiment with interesting colors. Salon colors used to focus on natural colors, and bright and out-of-the-ordinary colors were often left to the underground kids who colored their own hair with anything they could get their hands on.

But these days, pink hair is just as normal as brown hair, and salons all around the country are perfecting funky colors. Today we’re going to go over some of the hottest color trends of the times, which you can try if you're looking for a great new do.

Getting Creative with Grays

Gray hair used to be something that people tried to cover up, but these days young women are actually coloring their hair gray on purpose. At the moment, some of the most popular gray shades include silver and gunmetal, but women are also rocking natural grays, gray with blue highlights, and silver with indigo highlights.

Popular hair style pairings: curved bobs, lobs, and bouncy waves.

Blonde Accents

Blonde hair is always in, but there are some super cute and trendy blonde color styles happening right now that you have to know about. You can try ash blonde on top with a chocolate brown shade for the under layers, bright blonde tips on brown hair, or go for a gradient dark blonde to light blonde look.

Best-matched hair styles: messy beach waves, curly bobs, and long hair with barrel curls.

Punching Up with Pinks

Pink hair first came onto the scene as a major trend last year, and since then it has exploded in popularity and morphed into new trends. Right now, hot pink is a great option to try—as opposed to the soft pink that was popular when this trend first started—and so too are pink-tinted brown shades, or using bright pink peekaboo highlights in blonde or silver hair.

What hair style? Try a bob, a curly lob, or a graduated bob.

Fun Things to Try with Ombre and Balayage

Ombre and balayage are both enormously popular color trends right now, and there's no end to the color combinations you can play with. Here are a few options you might want to consider (colors listed from root to tip):

  • Gray to blue balayage
  • Black to red ombre

  • Brown to caramel balayage

  • Dark to light blue balayage (can also work with pink or seafoam green)

  • Chocolate brown to natural gray ombre

  • Dark brown to light brown ombre or balayage

Styles to try: V-cut with straight long hair, beach waves, straight hair with flipped ends, layered waves, or a curly lob.

Hair coloring these days is fun and creative, and even if you want to stick with natural colors, you still have plenty of options and room to play around. You don’t have to opt for pink or green hair to be trendy these days, though those colors are definitely in right now.

Here are some of the main takeaways if you're looking for a new color to spruce up your look: grays are in, pinks are hot, blues are cool, blondes are always bombshell, and balayage and ombre with any color combination is hit list. Just remember: whatever colors you choose, make sure you get them done by a professional colorist who can formulate the colors properly for your hair.

Color TrendsTami Daniel