Age is nothing but a number and while getting older means having to deal with unwanted gray hairs there is one perk that comes with it—an excuse to switch up your hair color! And there are no rules stating what colors you can and cannot use for those 50 and older. So embrace this new stage of your life by switching things up with your mane. If you’ve ever wanted to take the plunge and try a new hue, whether blonde, brunette, or burgundy, we’d say there’s never been a better time to do so. And while we know the decision can be tough (so many gorgeous colors to choose from), using the L'Oréal Paris Color Concierge to consult with a professional can be a total savior. Below, we’re sharing 20 gorgeous hair colors, complete with L’Oréal Paris hair color products you can use to dye your hair at home.
1. Smokey Silver
Who said you had to shy away from gray hair? Smokey silver hair is one of the most popular spring hair colors for 2021, and we can’t get enough of it. This is the perfect option for those who want to try a new color without having to embrace a bright, bold hue. Use the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Soft Silver Blonde, or the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Silver.
2. Ash Blonde
If you’ve ever wanted to rock blonde hair, now is the time! An ash blonde hair color is a great option for disguising grays, thanks to its cool undertones. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Ash Blonde to color your strands at home.
3. Medium Rose Blonde
Rose gold hues have been making their mark in the beauty world on everything from makeup to hair. And medium rose blonde hair is the perfect way to hop on the trend. Book an appointment at a salon so your colorist can perfectly blend rosy pink hues throughout a medium blonde base. Or grab the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Rose Gold and give your golden locks a short-term upgrade at home.
4. Chocolate Brown move this down to 4
Who doesn’t love chocolate, right? This rich, classic medium brown looks beautiful on all skin tones. Wear it long or short—no matter the length or hairstyle, this brown hair color is guaranteed to turn heads. Indulge in its decadence using the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Medium Brown.
If you think that getting older means you can’t experiment with vibrant and bold hair colors, we’ll be the first ones to say you’re wrong. One fun hair color we love for older women? A rich and bright burgundy hue! Add a fiery touch to your mane with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Deep Burgundy.
6. Golden Brown
Like we mentioned, dimensional hair colors are particularly useful for keeping a few pesky grays hidden. And this golden-brown hue features shimmering gold tones throughout to leave you with a gorgeous, glowing hair color. Get the look on your own with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Hi-Lift Browns Downtown Brown.
Copper hair color is another popular hue for the spring. Ranging from light to dark shades, this hue looks great on various complexions, thanks to its warm and rich tones. Get the color using the L’Oréal Paris Feria in Power Copper or the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Lightest Auburn.
8. Bright Platinum
There’s just something about platinum blonde hair that’s equal parts glam and laidback. If you notice your grays tend to be whiter, a platinum blonde hair color could be just the option you’re looking for. After all, you know what they say—if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! And a bright, near-white mane is a super chic way to let your mane age. Embrace your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Absolute Platinum Extreme Platinum.
9. Cream Blonde
If platinum blonde isn’t your thing, a warm, cream blonde hue might be a better fit. This option is ideal for natural blondes who are looking to keep things simple and restore a little vibrancy to their blonde strands. Give the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Natural Blonde a try.
10. Blue Black
While you may feel you need to stray away from dark hair colors to disguise your grays, we’re here to tell you that’s not the case. A blue black hair color can help disguise gray hairs because of the shade’s cool undertones. If you have an olive or deep skin tone, this color will look particularly beautiful against your complexion. To get the look, use the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Downtown Denim.
11. Silver Blonde
Known as one of the most popular hybrid hues, silver blonde hair works double duty to give your strands a metallic finish while flirting with the holographic hair trend. Due to the mix of colors, you might need to seek out a professional colorist to help achieve this look. If you're interested in trying it yourself, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Soft Silver Blonde.
12. Light Auburn
Want to take a walk on the red side? A light auburn hair color could be for you. This reddish-brown hue is a stunning shade that can be customized to complement various skin tones. Paint your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Lightest Auburn to give your mane a new look.
More of a brunette gal? A dimensional brown hair color for women over 50 is where it’s at. The shimmering tones throughout a bronze hue will seamlessly camouflage stray grays between coloring sessions. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Bronzed Brown to get the look.
14. Medium Ash Brown
Perfect for those looking to conceal the appearance of grays, medium ash brown hair is a color with cool, ashy tones. The end result is a unified, cool brunette look that you’ll love. Try it at home with L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Hi-Lift Ash Brown.
15. Champagne Blonde
Inspired by one of our favorite fizzy drinks, champagne blonde hair features cool tones for a refreshing take on blonde hair that flatters just about everyone. If you have a warmer skin tone, think about getting warm highlights added to your champagne blonde hair for a look that flatters your complexion. For cooler skin tones, add in some beige or sand-colored highlights. Get the look using the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Champagne Blonde.
16. Honey Blonde
Think of honey: warm, shiny, and totally delicious. Yep, that’s this hair color personified. Honey blonde hair can work to awaken dull complexions during any season. When going for this color, make sure to keep your darker roots intact. Recreate a look similar to this by using the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Medium Blonde.
17. Mahogany Brown
Can’t decide between red hair and brown hair? Then mahogany brown hair might be the perfect fit for you! This brown hue has the right amount of red undertones to satisfy your desires without going full-blown bright red. Create your perfect reddish-brown hair color using the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Dark Mahogany Brown.
18. Bright Auburn
Think natural redhead with a bit of flair, and you have a bright auburn hair color. This hue resembles a squeaky clean penny, and you can imagine just how stunning it is! it’s the perfect balance between subtle and bold. Color your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rich Auburn True Red.
19. Cinnamon Blonde
Spice up your look with a cinnamon blonde hair color. The shade features a mix of platinum blonde, gorgeous golden copper hues, and auburn highlights to create a mane that looks like it was sprinkled with cinnamon. Yum! Since this color involves a range of expertly blended shades, we’d recommend heading to the salon.
20. Espresso Brown Hair
With so many brown hair color shades available, it can be overwhelming figuring out which hue to go for. We recommend trying a beautiful, deep espresso brown. This coffee-colored hue is complete with notes of brown and black that come together to create a cool-toned look. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Cool Darkest Brown, or the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Dark Ash Brown to get the look.
After coloring your hair, you’ll want to make sure your new hue doesn’t go dull. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss to refresh your hair color and give it a glossy finish (like you just left the salon) right at home. Formulated with coconut oil, this gloss will leave your hair nourished and feeling soft after one 15 minute in-shower application.
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