New year, new you—at least in the hair color department! As you prepare to welcome the new year with various changes and upgrades courtesy of your resolutions, why not give your mane some attention with a brand new cute hair color? Nothing complements your look better than vibrant strands, and we’re all about jazzing up your beauty look with a timely makeover. Of course, we’re not going to leave you hanging. We’re here to give you all the deets on the hottest hair colors for taking your look up a few notches. From gorgeous blue-black hair to warm chocolate shades and everything in between, consider this your guide to cute hair color ideas for 2020 and beyond!
1. TWISTED CHOCOLATE BROWN BALAYAGE
Balayage is where it’s at! The trendy highlighting technique easily spices up your look without forcing you to commit to a full-color job. In this case, chocolate brown balayage is perfect for giving dark manes a touch of warmth without all of the drama. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Dark Chocolate Brown to bring this look to life.
2. COOL CHOCOLATE BROWN HAIR
Speaking of browns, if you’d rather opt for a cool shade, it’s time to get acquainted with chocolate brown hair. Flaunting ashy undertones instead of warm tones, this look offers a subtle change of color for the perfect balance of dimension. Create this eye-catching look with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Cool Medium Brown.
3. BLUSH CHOCOLATE BROWN HAIR
In case you haven’t noticed, we have a thing for chocolate hair. And if you’re as obsessed with the rich hue as we are, blush chocolate brown hair color is worth a try. This color blends a super pretty blush shade with your brown locks for a look that’s playful, flirty, and seriously trendy. Get this look with the help of L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Pink and the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Medium Brown.
4. MOCHA HAIR
Who says you can’t add some pizzazz to your brunette mane? This mocha brown color instantly adds a smoky effect to your locks for a show-stopping finish. Perfect for those who love to play with various shades of brown, this color won’t steer you wrong. Pair the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Color Protection Hair Color in Mocha Ash Brown with your dark hair for rich locks that will turn heads.
5. RICH MAHOGANY HAIR
Instead of forcing you to decide between a cool or warm shade, rich mahogany keeps things stylish and simple. This rich, reddish-brown shade looks amazing on almost everyone since it sports neutral tones that work to complement all skin tones. Trust us, the combination of brown and red hues is simply a must-try. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Dark Mahogany Brown to brighten up your ‘do!
6. PASTEL PINK DIP DYE HAIR
For those who love to play with color, pastel pink dip dye may be your perfect cute hair color match. Clearly, pastel shades are here to stay, and this pink offering adds a sweet touch you’ll love. Get it by using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in SoftPink.
7. HONEY BLONDE HAIR
If you’re ready to test the theory that blondes have more fun, honey blonde hair awaits. This radiant hair color gives you the best of both worlds as it’s made up of both cool and warm tones. Super-flattering and great for highlighting your features, you can’t go wrong with this hair color. For more information on how to get a honey blonde mane, check out our article, How to Get a Honey Blonde Hair Color.
8. SILVERY GOLDEN BLONDE HAIR
For blondes that can’t resist a cool, icy hair color, silvery golden blonde hair is just what you need. This hue offers a blend of multi-dimensional colors that are wearable, stylish, and effortlessly flattering. Since this color has a subtle tonal change, you get to experiment with various shades without putting your mane through multiple dye jobs.
9. ROOTED BLONDE HAIR
Whether or not you’re skilled in the art of hair coloring, needing a root touch-up on blonde locks can be a bit annoying. So, why not level up with shadow roots? This technique not only looks natural, but it buys you time until your next touch-up. Since this method consists of intricate coloring techniques, it’s best to visit your colorist to get the desired result—but it’s well worth it. In the meantime, read up on the technique in our article, What is Shadow Hair? Introducing This Low Maintenance Highlighting Technique.
10. SANDSTONE BLONDE HAIR
Stuck on selecting the perfect blonde shade? Put your mind and tresses at ease with sandstone blonde hair. The true epitome of a twofer, this hair color blends honey and cool-toned ash blonde shades for a stunningly neutral finish. To get the look, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Ash Blonde and finish your mane makeover with honey highlights.
11. DIRTY HONEY BLONDE
You may picture one specific shade when dirty blonde hair is mentioned, but there are actually quite a few variants of this look. One of our favorites? Dirty honey blonde hair is the gift that keeps on giving. It adds warmth and dimension while helping you achieve a totally effortless (in appearance, at least) beauty look. Yes, please.
12. PASTEL LAVENDER BLONDE HAIR
There is absolutely no rule saying you have to play it safe when it comes to blonde hair. While highlighting with darker blonde and brown shades may be the norm, we think it’s time to step outside of the box and get playful with pastel hair. This trend has been all over social media, and you can easily get the look your own. Use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Pastel Lavender to play with color and experiment to see if this hair color is right for you.
13. GINGER BRUNETTE HAIR
This rich and vibrant color takes inspiration from Hollywood A-listers and adds a stylish pop to warm skin tones. Give your strands a spiced ginger upgrade with the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Hi-Lift Gold Brown.
14. CHERRY BROWN BAYALAGE HAIR
If you love the idea of reddish locks but can’t part ways with your natural brown shade, cherry brown balayage is here to save the day. This look is easily customizable and allows you to add a touch of red throughout your mane for a gorgeous burst of color. Simply use a box of L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Reds-Medium Auburn/Cherry Crush to spice up your strands.
15. BLOOD ORANGE HAIR
Blood orange hair sounds like a recipe for disaster, but when done right, it’s absolutely gorgeous! This vibrant hair color offers hints of red with a dark orange shade as the base, making for a cute hair color you’ll swoon over. Since this coloring technique is painted on, you may want to book an appointment with your colorist to get the right look.
16. SMOKY RED HAIR
A great color that pairs well with almost any skin tone, smoky red hair provides the richness you love sans the brassy look that comes with certain red hues. Give this hair color a go with the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Intense Dark Red.
17. RED VELVET HAIR
If you’re all about making a statement in 2020, red velvet hair will suit your needs. Flaunting a rich hue that’s reminiscent of your favorite dessert, this cute hair color will have all eyes on you. While red does have a habit of fading fast, you can turn to a color kit that will provide long-lasting color like the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Deep Auburn/Red Velvet.
18. MAROON HAIR
Deep, dark hair color on the brain? Take your look to new heights with a maroon hair color. This muted shade gives your strands a burst of color without flaunting a bright finish. Perfect for highlights or a full color job, maroon will become one of your favorites. Try it out with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Maroon.
19. TEAL OMBRE HAIR
Feeling blue—blue hair, that is? We have the perfect hair color in mind: teal ombré hair! A great match for blondes, brunettes, and dark-haired ladies, this hair color features a blue hue with hints of green for a sea green offering you won’t be able to get enough of. Pull this look together with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Teal.
20. RAINBOW HAIR COLOR
Tempted to blend multiple colors into your mane? A rainbow hair color may be just for you! This head-turning ‘do saturates your strands in various colors for instant dimension. If you’re ready to transform into a rainbow-haired beauty, check out our article, 7 Rainbow Hair Color Ideas for Your Most Magnificent Mane.
21. MIDNIGHT BLUE HAIR
If you happen to still have blue hair colors on your mind, midnight blue hair should also be on your list! This cool-toned color flaunts a variety of dark hues that you can rock as an all-over color, highlights, or lowlights. Best of all, most base colors don’t need to be bleached to get this look. If you’re game for trying out this super dark hair color, read our article, How to Get Midnight Blue Hair, for everything you need to know.
22. DARK BLUE BLACK HAIR
It looks like deep blue-black hair is the new black. Not to be confused with midnight blue hair, which offers multiple dark blue and black shades, this color leaves your strands with a more cool shade that has just a subtle pinch of color. A great first introduction to the hair color game, this trend allows you to play with color, sans the bold finish. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Deep Blue Black to get started.
23. TURQUOISE BALAYAGE
If you enjoy rocking pastel hues, turquoise balayage will tickle your fancy. This fluorescent hue is right on-trend as it adds major depth to your mane while complementing dark skin tones perfectly. A bright shade that takes your style meter to the next level, we bet that you’ll fall more in love with your mane every time you look in a mirror. Take the plunge with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Turquoise.
24. JEWEL-TONED HAIR
Jewel-toned hair colors have been gaining steam and will continue to do so through 2020. These vivid shades mimic your favorite stones, making for colorful hair that isn’t overly saturated. If you’re not afraid to step into jewel-toned territory, check out our article, How to Get a Jewel-Toned Hair Color, and get ready to transform your strands.
25. BLACKBERRY HAIR
Take a cue from your social media feed and try out one of the biggest hair color trends of the moment. While blackberry hair has been around for quite some time, it’s showing no signs of making an exit. This beautiful burst of color involves blending purple throughout your hair for the ultimate eye-catching look. Totally customizable, almost anyone can pull this hair color off. Read our article, How to Get a Blackberry Hair Color, for the full scoop.
26. DENIM HAIR
Thanks to denim hair, you can rock this ‘90s fashion trend as your next hair color. Paying homage to your beloved denim jeans and jean jackets, this hair color idea is all about painting your strands with rich blues. It’s an effortlessly cool and undeniably chic look, but best of all, it’s super flattering will work for just about anyone. Read our article, What’s the Deal with Denim Hair? Here’s How to Get the Look, for all the info you’re going to need.
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