Feel a need for change? There’s no better way to give your beauty look a revamp than with a new hair color. And while you can’t go wrong with a classic hue like chocolate brown or honey blonde, why not use your mane makeover as an excuse to step out of your comfort zone with an edgy hair color? If you want locks with attitude, look no future than one of the following 15 bold hair hues.
EDGY HAIR COLOR #1: RUBY RED
The first color that comes to mind when you think edgy? We’d guess red. There’s just something about a bright, bold red hue that demands to be seen. Color your hair a ruby red hue, and you'll be able to plunge head-first into the edgy hair color trend.
Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Red, L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Intense Dark Red, or L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Reds - Medium Auburn / Cherry Crush
EDGY HAIR COLOR #2: SUNFLOWER HAIR
You may not be a sunflower, but you can have sunflower hair. This trendy color entails just what you’re likely envisioning: Brown roots than transition into shades of orange, yellow, and red—just like a real sunflower! The color is also customizable, making it flattering on just about anyone.
Get the look: How to Get a Sunflower Hair Color
EDGY HAIR COLOR #3: EGGPLANT
Food-inspired hair colors? We’re sure you’re familiar, but they aren't all sweet, dessert-inspired shades. Eggplant hair happens to be one of the latest hair trends that falls into the edgy hair color category. Taking inspiration from its namesake, eggplant hair is a deep purple hue. The color can be achieved with an all-over wash of eggplant or via the balayage highlighting technique.
EDGY HAIR COLOR #4: SILVER
Speaking of edgy hair colors that happen to be on-trend, consider trying the hue of 2019: silver hair! The year’s most coveted color, silver hair will certainly have all eyes on you when you enter the room.
Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Soft Silver Blonde, L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Silver, or L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Silver Blue
EDGY HAIR COLOR #5: HALF AND HALF HAIR
Have you ever been torn between two hair colors? Now you don’t have to choose! In case you haven’t heard, half and half hair color is a thing—and it’s exactly what you’d imagine. Picture two hair colors divided down the center of your head. It doesn’t get much edgier than that!
Get the look: How to Get a Half and Half Hair Color
EDGY HAIR COLOR #6: BLACKBERRY
Eggplant isn’t the only purple hue that’s edgy. Blackberry hair, one of the latest hair color trends, will give you some serious rocker chick vibes. The color consists of dark, black roots that transition into purple balayage highlights.
Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Midnight Violet, L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Purple, L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Purple, or L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Purple or Indigo
EDGY HAIR COLOR #7: PLATINUM
We’d consider platinum blonde hair the OG of edgy hair colors. This icy hue brings about an icy aura that seems to never go out of style. Just be wary of the fact that this color requires quite a bit of upkeep and bleach, so if you naturally have really dark hair, you may be better off trying out another edgy hue.
Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria Absolute Platinum Extreme Platinum, L’Oréal Paris Féria Ultra Cool Blonde, L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Extra Light Ash Blonde, or L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Extra Light Natural Blonde
EDGY HAIR COLOR #8: PEEK-A-BOO HAIR
Sometimes the edgiest hair colors are the ones you don’t expect. Surprise friends and strangers alike with a peek-a-boo hair color. This trend features a seemingly normal exterior with a solid, neutral top layer of hair and a hidden, colorful underlayer that shows when you rock an updo. How fun!
Get the look: How to Get a Peek-a-Boo Hair Color
EDGY HAIR COLOR #9: VANILLA LILAC
Who said edgy hair colors had to be bold and bright? Soft, pastel hues offer a totally different take on edgy—which is why vanilla lilac hair is a must for our list. Featuring a dark root, blonde base, and gradual fade to lilac ends, the muted color is anything but subtle.
EDGY HAIR COLOR #10: CHOCOLATE LILAC HAIR
Speaking of vanilla lilac, if you’re more of a brunette gal, look no further than chocolate lilac hair. Similar in tone, the color features a chocolate brown base with a blend of beautiful lilac balayage highlights.
Get the look: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Chocolate Lilac Hair
EDGY HAIR COLOR #11: COPPER
A metal-inspired hair color? It doesn’t get much edgier than that. Copper hair takes auburn to a whole new level with a bold, bright twist. This is a great idea for those who want to dabble in the realm of edgy hair colors without veering too far out of their comfort zone.
Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Copper, L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Lightest Auburn, or L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme in Medium Reddish Blonde
EDGY HAIR COLOR #12: PINK OMBRÉ
Pretty in pink? We prefer edgy in pink! While you may consider pink to be a girly color, pink ombré hair is totally fierce. Imagine it now: your natural base color, fading into a hot pink hue (you can also opt for a soft or pastel pink). You’ll be walking as if you run the town in no time!
Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Hot Pink, L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Hot Pink, or L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Raspberry
EDGY HAIR COLOR #13: BLACK CHERRY
Another red hue that’s totally edgy? Black cherry hair! This color involves a deep burgundy base with a pop of red throughout to brighten your mane. Give the soda-inspired color a try if you prefer a dark, edgy mane.
EDGY HAIR COLOR #14: MIDNIGHT BLUE
Midnight blue hair may just be one of our favorite edgy hair looks at the moment. The deep, nearly-navy color demands to be seen while still conveying a must-be-taken-seriously aura.
Get the look: How to Get Midnight Blue Hair
EDGY HAIR COLOR #15: PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY
While this hair color may sound like a yummy treat, we promise it’ll give you a look that’s more edgy than sweet. Peanut butter and jelly hair will ensure all eyes are on you, as the color features a grape or raspberry jelly base with golden highlights throughout. It’s totally bold and most definitely qualifies as edgy—even if it evokes thoughts of your favorite childhood lunch.
Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Purple and L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Rosegold and Gold