Surely you’ve caught wind of the budding metallic makeup trend, but did you know that it actually stretches beyond your face? That’s right, it’s official: Metallic hair colors are in. From sleek silver ponytails to gunmetal grays, you’re going to fall in love with these beautiful shades. So, if you’ve been toying with the idea of a hair color change—especially one in the “ronze” (red + bronze) or rose gold hair category—now is as good a time as any to take the colorful plunge. As soon as you catch a glimpse of your gleaming strands, you’ll be in hair heaven. Keep reading to learn about the prettiest metallic colors, how to get a metallic hair color at home, and how to take care of your newly color-treated hair.
THE BEST SHADES OF METALLIC HAIR
Need some hair color inspo? Hop on the metallic hair color bandwagon by trying one of the following shades.
Metallic Hair Color Trend #1: Copper hair
Seen on some of Hollywood’s hottest celebs, this penny-like hair color can take your mane to the next magnificent level. Want to really amp up your metallic hair look? Leave some of your natural, darker root showing so you can showcase enviable cool-girl style one hair flip at a time.
Metallic Hair Color Trend #2: Rose gold hair
Who said rose gold was only meant for accessories? One of the most popular of the metallic hair colors, rose gold is ideal for those with blonde hair who want to spice up their hair color. And hey, who doesn’t love to look pretty in (shimmery) pink?
Metallic Hair Color Trend #3: Ronze hair
One of the latest metallic hair color crazes is a cross between red hair and bronze hair. This super-wearable rendition of metallic hair is perfect for brunettes. With the right balance of red and bronze, you’ll be able to find your most complementary hair color yet.
Metallic Hair Color Trend #4: Silver hair
Yep, silver hair is trending—and if you’re all about a subtle shimmer to accentuate your locks, look no further than a striking silver shade.
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, and L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color in Silver Blue
Metallic Hair Color Trend #5: Platinum blonde hair
Combining cool silver and white, icy platinum blonde is one hair color trend that’s been around the block a time or two—and it’s showing no hint of slowing down.
Get the look: L’Oréal Paris Féria Absolute Platinum Extreme Platinum
Metallic Hair Color Trend #6: Gold
Everything’s better in gold! If you’re looking for natural-looking color with a hint of shimmer, consider rocking a gold mane.
Metallic Hair Color Trend #7: Bronze
Plain old brown hair just not up to par anymore? Instead of straying super far from your brown base, up the ante with shimmering, bronze tones. This subtle, shimmery metallic hair color will give you a stunning, sun-kissed look.
HOW TO GET METALLIC HAIR AT HOME
If all of our product recs didn’t clue you in, getting a metallic hair color at-home is totally doable. You can use a permanent at-home hair color kit, a temporary hair color spray, or a wash out hair makeup—it’s up to you. Once you pick the metallic hair color trend you want to rock, pick the product that suits your fancy, then follow the instructions on the packaging to ensure switching up your shade goes off without a hitch.
HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF METALLIC HAIR?
After you’ve achieved your metallic hair color masterpiece, it’s a good idea to use a system of shampoo and conditioner that are suitable for color-treated hair to help keep your new hue looking its best. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair and Defend Conditioner. After shampooing, apply the conditioner and leave it on for one to two minutes, then rinse. Additionally, once or twice a week, swap out the conditioner for the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm. After shampooing, apply the hair mask and leave it on for three to five minutes, then rinse.