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Colored Hair Ideas {Unique Hair Dye Colors to Try}

Looking for new colored hair ideas to try? Today, I’m sharing the best hair color trends and hair dye ideas to try if you’re looking to try something different with your ‘do!

What I love about trying new colored hair ideas is that a new hair color can make a huge impact on how you look and feel!

A new-to-you shade, whether it’s subtle or bold, can help with your confidence, self-esteem and so much more.

Not only that, if you ask for a semi-permanent color it’ll grow out so the commitment is minimal!

So, today, I’m sharing some favorite and fun hair dye ideas for you to take with you on your next salon appointment.

We always recommend not trying these techniques at home, but enlisting the help of a trained professional.

Let’s get started….

Colored Hair Ideas

We’re sharing a BUNCH of unique hair color ideas here! Scroll down and leave a comment with your favorite!

Rose Gold Hair

rose gold hair
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Rose gold hair tends to be an interesting blend of reds, pinks and blonde shades that, when combined, create the perfect mix of contrast and interest.

This hair color complements almost any skin tone, and has skyrocketed in popularity lately. Whether you want to dye all your hair rose gold, or just add a few highlights to enhance your features— rose gold is exceptionally versatile. 

Rainbow Hair

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Rainbow hair is an extremely versatile and super fun look that can be customized to create a style that’s all your own!

From deep jewel tones to soft pastels to bold metallics, you can turn your hair literally any color of the rainbow!

No matter which color you choose, though, some amount of bleaching will be involved, as your hair needs to be pretty light before your hair stylist can start adding in your rainbow colors.

Pink Hair

pink hair
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One of the best parts of pink hair is all the options you can choose from!

Go light with a pretty pastel pink, aim for a medium shade with a watermelon or rose color, or go bright and bold with a raspberry or berry tone.

No matter your personality, there’s a pink hair shade perfect for you.

White Hair

white hair
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Personally, I love the white hair trend!

White blonde hair, like all colored hair, definitely needs to be undertaken with the help of a professional stylist due to the necessary bleaching.

It’s a gorgeous color though that works with so many skin tones!

White blonde hair is characterized by it’s very cool, almost-silver tones. Hair that is warmer is usually considered more platinum than white.

Ombre Hair

Ombre hair is characterized simply as hair that gradually blends from one color at the top of the head to another color at the ends. The trend is usually darker roots to lighter ends.

The word, ombre, is derived from the French word that means “shadow” and is currently one of the most popular ways to color your hair.

What Is the Difference Between Balayage and Ombre?


The difference between balayage and ombre is subtle but important!

Balayage is a technique (not a hair color), and ombre is the color (the gradual blending of one color into another).

Said another way, balayage is the method, and ombre is the style. Balayage doesn’t have to end up in an ombre style, but ombre has to be balayaged in order to achieve the effect.

Blue Hair

blue hair
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I love this gradient of brown to blonde to blue (with some darker blue pieces mixed in).

No matter what color you choose to color your hair (pink, purple, red, green, the choices are endless), there are so many ways to vary the look.

Dye your whole head one single shade, go for an ombre effect, or mix in various shades of the same color. There are so many possibilities.

As always, be sure to work with a qualified hair colorist to find the look and maintenance level that works for you and your lifestyle.

Red Hair

red hair
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It’s hard to fathom just how many shades of red hair there are!

From rose gold to shades of pink to auburn to more bolder hues, red is truly so versatile.

I love this colorblock look with shades of bright red and burgundy!

This look would also look cute with two shades of blue or purple, as well.

Purple Hair

purple hair
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And speaking of purple, I adore this subtle yet fun shade of purple.

There are so many options available to you if you want to go the purple route-anything from the lightest lavender to the boldest purple to shades of eggplant and plum.

It’s a truly versatile color that would work on so many skin tones!

I know I really only scratched the surface of fun colored hair ideas!

Please leave your favorite in the comments. I’d love to hear about them!

Thanks so much for reading all about our Colored Hair Ideas {Unique Hair Dye Colors to Try}.

Have a lovely day!