Colorful Hair Looks to Inspire Your Next Dye Job

1. Blue, Green and Purple Hair

If you want a look that screams ‘under the sea’, this is pretty much it. Combining all the brilliant colors of the ocean, you’ve got everything you could possibly want in this look.

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The blues of the ocean with the bright greens and turquoise hand-painted blends work really well with the pastel pinks and almost mint-greens you can see too. A very brave blend of colors but one that works perfectly!
2. Pastel Blue and Purple Hair

We love this look too, an almost Frozen-inspired look with bright pops of lilac, bright purple, ice blue and a mint-green/baby blue mix.


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Pastel colored hair has been all the rage recently and this blue and purple mix inspires us to try so many different combinations of color. Starting with this one of course…

3. Gorgeous Rainbow Hair

For those days when you just can’t make up your mind, what about this gorgeous rainbow hair? If it’s colorful hair looks you’re on the hunt for, you won’t get much more colorful than this one.


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Dark purple to bright pink to electric greeny-blue, pastel yellow, toxic green, bright yellow, apple green, teal green and more. It’s a beautiful blend of colors that is definitely not for the faint hearted!

4. Teal Green Hair

We are 100% in love with this teal green hair look, one of this season’s hottest colors. A solid all-in-one color that catches the light in ways we can’t understand, it’s not difficult to understand why everyone’s raving about it.


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We certainly are!

5. Dark Purple Hair

This dark purple look graduates from a bright purple to a darker tone in a very clever and subtle way, and if you wanted a discreet way to wear some of this season’s boldest shades, this is definitely the way to do it.


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With a purple wash over the brunette, darker roots, the hair has been lightened towards the end to allow for those bright purple pops. All we’re saying is… It’s love!

6. Dark Blue and Light Blue Hair in a Braid

When you’ve got this many colors to show off in your newest look, why wouldn’t you want to show them off?


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The braid is a great way to display every single color in your crazy hair palette and as you can see from this light and dark blue look, the different mixes of color intertwine so prettily, it would be hard to keep your eyes off it.

7. Light Pink Hair with Dark Pink Roots

Another ombre look, this time we’re talking bubblegum pink. Who doesn’t love bubblegum pink?


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You’ve got a brighter, bolder pink at the roots, heading to a lighter, more pastel and powdery pink towards the end. A clever way to achieve this is to start with your bright pink dye and gradually add conditioner to the mix. The more conditioner you add, the more pastel and powdery your bright pink will become. Smart right?

8. Colorful Tips

Have you heard of hair chalks? Well, the wash-in/wash-out color sticks will help you to get a look like this – lots of different colors on the ends of your hair, without the need for lightning treatments, bleaching, or lengthy salon appointments.


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Simply dust the chalk over the areas you want painted and when you’re done with the look on Sunday night, ready for work on Monday morning, wash them out with a double-shampoo dose and you’ll be right back to normal with your regular shade.

9. Pink & Orange Hair

We think this colorful hair looks very much like a candy we enjoyed in our youth – the fruit salad. Pink and a coral-peach-orange color blended together, this is definitely a fruity look, and one that will get all the right looks for all the right reasons.


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A darker pink, almost purple at the roots, the color has been graduated with a hand-painted effect towards the bright ends. We love it. How about you?

10. Fairy Pink and Blue Hair

Blue and pink are not two colors you’d generally put together when you walk into a hair salon and ask your stylist for what you want but as this stunning and crazy-colorful look shows, sometimes color clashes really do work very well.


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Another fairy/My Little Pony-inspired look, this is one we’d like to call Aloe Blossom after one of the cutest Spa Ponies. Blue and pink, the colorful blend of colors here is so pretty, we can’t help but want it for ourselves. Right now. Please and thank you.

11. Jewel Tone Teal Hair

This jewel tone here is stunning, don’t you think? It looks a little bit like peacock hair but instead of a bright purple, a beautiful deep and rich blue instead.


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So cleverly intertwined that you can’t tell where one color begins and the other ends, we’re obsessed with this colorful hair look.
12. Galaxy Hair

We called it galaxy hair because it really is out of this world… There are simply not enough words to express the love we have for this crazy, colorful and absolutely beautiful look.


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Mixing bright and vivid purples with bright pink, turquoise, silvery-blue and paler and pastel lilacs, we’d be rocking intricate braids ourselves every day if we had the chance to show these colors off.
13. Colorful Split

I want it kinda blue and green. No wait, purples and pinks with peach too. Wait, in actual fact, just do half and half. Why not?


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We can’t think of a good reason NOT to get this hair to be honest. It’s so crazy and out-there, it just works. Plus with Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad rocking half-and-half hair (blue and pink pigtails), we reckon it’ll be a trend soon anyway.
14. Teal Blue Hair with Colorful Tips

Kept a simple and stunning blue-green at the roots, this pretty lady has opted for different colors on the tips, something we probably wouldn’t have chosen ourselves but actually works out pretty well.


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Heading from the deep and dark blue green to apple green, yellows, baby pinks, peaches, bright purples and even some electric green for good measure, this is a look that’ll get people talking that’s for sure.
15. Colorful Pastel Hair

This is how you do lots of colors subtly – pastel shades all blended together, created an almost opal/mother of pearl hair look that we would love to rock ourselves.


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Such an intricate blend, it all starts with that beautiful silvery-gray base. Add those pastel and beautiful shades over the top and you have yourself a wonderful and colorful hair look every girl will be envious of.
16. Purple to Lime Green Ombre

One thing you’ll definitely need to bear in mind with colorful hair looks like these is the amount of pre-lightening treatments and work that you’ll need to put your hair through before you can even start the coloring process.


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Sadly, colorful hair looks as beautiful as these aren’t a simple case of walking into the salon and walking out looking like your favorite My Little Pony character. A lot of dedication is required for a look this fabulous; dedication and the knowledge that color this bright and bold is very high-maintenance.
17. Fire Orange Tips

If you’ve had red hair and you’re thinking of getting rid of it for a different color, or maybe even head back to your original shade, why not do it this way – the fire orange tips way?


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Fading the red to orange and adding darker roots with lighter and brighter ends is a great way of gradually fading out the red whilst at the same time experimenting with a different shade. Orange hair is very difficult to wear (we’ve found) and this look provides a much simpler solution.
18. Dancing Rainbow Hair

If you’ve never heard of a hair painting technique known as “fluid hair painting”, there’s a good chance you’ve never had hair this beautiful.


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One of the best ways to achieve this multi-dimensional look is to lay the hair flat, spread it out and let your paintbrush do the work. Your hands will place the hair dye where it needs to be and the colors will blend as they should. That’s the aim of the game anyway, clearly not something you’ll get away doing at home by yourself. In fact, saying that, most of the looks you’ll see here are just much too complicated to attempt alone unless you’re working with hair extensions.
19. Blue Ombre Hair

Ombre hair like this is easily achieved with one very simple trick – adding conditioner to your bright color to make it more powdery and a pastel effect the further down you go. Start with the roots and keep things dark and the more you work down your hair length, the more conditioner you add until you get to the ends and you’re left with a beautiful light and icy shade.


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It’s sounds easy and it really is once you’ve given it a shot a couple of times.
20. Purple Lob

This looks like one color but it’s not. It’s different shades of light and dark purple subtly blended to give you a multi-dimensional look which also work with the curls and slight layers to add more volume and depth to your look too.


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Purple hair is actually one of the best colors to go for if this is your first time with bright and bold colors. When it fades, it’ll fade to a pretty lilac and pastel purple from the brighter start, giving you an easier way to grow it out and let it fade before deciding on your next masterpiece.
21. Sunset Hair

What a stunning blend – purples, yellows, reds and oranges all mixed together to give a look that replicates a tropical sunset. I guess that’s what gives it the name – sunset hair


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It was a big trend for 2015 and we predict its going to be an even bigger trend for 2016 with more and more hairstylists trying this colorful hair look for themselves. What about you? Would you be brave enough to rock it?
22. Purple and Teal Hair with Light Blue Tips

Another bold and bright hair look here – the blues and greens mixed together in this colorful blend is amazing, we can’t take our eyes off it. Not that we want to.


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In order to get color as bright, bold and shiny as this, and to ensure that the colors last for as long as you want them to, you’re going to need to ensure your hair is in excellent condition before you get started. If your hair is brittle, broken, damaged or over-bleached, it’s probably best to wait for a couple of weeks, try some hot oil treatments, take good care of your hair for a while, maybe get a good trim, and then come back to it later on when your hair is better equipped to deal with such an overhaul.
23. Deep Metallic Magenta and Deep Blue Steel Hair

We spoke earlier about Harley Quinn and that Suicide Squad movie and this hair makes us drool! It’s basically Harley Quinn hair and our inner geeks are totally in love with that.


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Half blue and half pink, blended together in a fishtail braid. What could possible be cooler? (And so bang on trend too!)
24. Purple, Blue and Pink Lob

It’s like opal hair with a kick up it’s backside, instead of a subtle pop of pastel pinks, blues and purples, much brighter hues are used instead, giving you a shorter and slightly more colorful version of the My Little Pony hair from earlier on.


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We love this look – it just goes to show that you don’t need length on your side when you want to experiment with color.
25. Teal Blue Short Bob

Sticking with the short theme once again, this teal blue/green short bob is definitely #hairgoals. It makes us want to run to the hair salon and get our extensions taken out and our locks lopped off.


Never have we wanted a greeny-blue hair look more!
26. Bright Purple Hair + Braids

We actually gasped when we saw this bright purple for the first time. Actually gasped – we were in total awe of how breathtakingly beautiful it is. And it really is too. Okay, we’re done swooning now.


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There are slight variations to the color in this look but for the most part, it’s a one-tone purple. It’s just super glossy and well-conditioned hair. You couldn’t achieve a hair design this awesome without great condition hair first.

27. Rainbow Sherbet Hair

Do you remember those flying saucer candies you used to get as kids? They were a little bit like polystyrene with some fizzy sherbet inside them? Well, those candies are exactly what this hair reminded us of and that sort of nostalgia is not to be sniffed at!


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We one hundred percent love this pastel prettiness, lots of pastel shades of peach, green, yellow, purple, pink and more all brilliantly blended together. Hands up if you want to try this look for yourself too!
28. Electric Mermaid Hair

It looks very mermaid’y, this beautiful blue, green and purple blended hair, blue at the top, purple in the middle and green at the ends, although this braided look helps to show off every aspect of the hair color design brilliantly.


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Very worthy of the name electric mermaid hair we feel. How about you?
29. Feather Design Hair

A slightly different look, and one that won’t be to everyone’s fancy, this feather design hair is another way of that fluid hair painting technique we told you about earlier on – laying the hair flat and using brushes and fluid washes of color on pre-lightened and bleached hair to create beautiful designs and looks just like this one.


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It’s a clever way of working with different colors if you’re willing to think outside the box.
30. Dark Blue and Dark Green Hair

Another ocean/water-themed look, there’s something very mesmerizing about this dark blue and green hair look, a brilliant hand-painted blend of the colors left natural and wavy.


When your color is this good, you don’t need curls, gimmicks or crazy updos to show it off, your hair will just speak for itself.
31. Candy Hair

Another beautiful pastel look, there’s something magical about this clever combo – lots of pastels blended together once again, this time purple at the roots with a combination of mint green and pink towards the ends.
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When you’re growing out a colorful look, why not consider just adding a different color to your roots rather than redoing the entire look? This look could easily be a faded color with a newer color used to revitalize up top.

And there you have them – the coolest and most brilliant colorful hair looks that you’ll totally want to rock for this year! Which one’s your favorite? We couldn’t pick, they’re all so beautiful!

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