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10 Ways to Add a Pop of Color to Your Hair

Hair Color Ideas

10 Ways to Add a Pop of Color to Your Hair 10 Ways to Add a Pop of Color to Your Hair 10 Ways to Add a Pop of Color to Your Hair

It’s no secret that rainbow-hued ‘dos are having quite the moment. From the runways to the everyday—encompassing everything from pastel pinks to bold denim blues—pops of color are just about everywhere. Do you want to get in on all the colorful action? There’s never been a better time! And that doesn’t mean you have to dye your entire head of hair. There are plenty of subtle ways to incorporate color into your daily life. With inventive highlights, dip dye techniques, and ombré approaches, we’ve rounded up the top 10 ways to embrace a colorful look without going overboard.  

1. Bold Bangs

Whether you have straight across or side-swept bangs, adding the perfect pop of color can make all the difference in the world. With just a smidge of color, you can frame your face and bring out the colors in your eyes. Pick a hue that’s complementary to your skin’s undertones. If you have warm undertones, opt for cool pops of color and if you have cool undertones, choose warmer hues.

2. Black Magic

Who said light-haired girls can be the only ones having fun on the color train? Sure, it may take some bleaching and a bit more time at the salon if you’re starting with a darker natural color—but it’ll totally be worth it when you see the end result. Whether you want to go bold with a vibrant turquoise or keep it low-key with a muted lavender, your hair will be on point—and we’ll have serious hair envy!

3. Dip Dye

One of the best ways to add a pop of color to your hair is to dip dye the ends. The best part about dip dyeing is that—much like a messy bun—it’s not meant to look perfect. So, whether you want to dip some sections higher than others or use different colors altogether, the end result will be nothing short of eye-catching.

4. Go for Gold…Rose Gold, That Is

If a headful of highlights and lowlights or an allover classic dye isn’t your idea of being creative with your hair, then why not switch up your color palette a bit? If you’ve scrolled through your social media feeds recently, then there’s a good chance you’ve seen that rose gold moment is trending. With a subtle pop of redheaded bliss that takes a turn for a more pinkish finish, this color option is a stunningly unique alternative to traditional color choices. Get the look with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Peach.

5. Hair Chalk

Not ready to make a major color commitment? No worries—you can still add a pop of color to your tresses. Just head to your nearest beauty store and pick up some hair chalk. Perfect for experimenting with color, hair chalk will wash out in the shower. And, hey, you might even find you love the look and be inspired to try something a little longer lasting.

6. Hidden Hues

If you work in an office, an allover vivid dye job may be out of the question. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! Instead of dyeing your full head of hair, simply head to the salon and ask your colorist for a hidden dye job. The color will live within the under-layer of your hair, so it will only be visible during excessive hair flips and when you pull your hair up. Hide it on the weekdays and show it off on the weekends!

7. Pastel Blonde

White blonde hair is pretty alluring on its own, but imagine the statement you could make when you incorporate a series of pastel highlights or an allover wash? Perfect for showcasing super-pale hues, white blonde hair will be the base of your bold—but not overstated—new ‘do.

8. Rainbow Roots

Once upon a time, a harsh line between your roots and the rest of your hair color was a big no-no. Not anymore, though! Nowadays, street style looks are teeming with ROYGBIV-colored roots that make a bold statement.

9. Random Streaks

Perfect for the girl who loves an avant-garde approach, random color streaks can add the perfect amount of color—not to mention dimension—to your strands.

10. Super-Subtle Ombré

Why not get creative with a slightly-more-than-dip-dyed ends approach? With the right ombré painted onto your strands, you’ll be able to gently transition between your natural color and a series of others without any harsh lines of demarcation.

How to Add a Pop of Color to Your Hair

For a more complicated look, it’s best to head to the salon for a session with a professional colorist who is trained in the technique you’re interested in trying. Want to DIY it? Try the L’Oréal Paris Colorist Semi-Permanent Hair Color, which is available in a variety of shades ranging from pink to teal to indigo.