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Colorful, dreamy ‘dos are everywhere you look—from the celebrities in your social media feeds to the woman you passed on the street this morning. The latest hair color trend to make a statement? Pink hair! While you may think that this bold hair color should be left to the trendsetters in your life, we’re here to tell you otherwise. The fact is, anyone can rock pink hair—it’s all about finding the right shade to flatter your complexion, whether that’s pastel or dark pink hair. Don’t believe us? Keep reading for 33 pink hair color ideas, broken down by the best pink shades for every skin tone.
Want to get in on the pink hair trend? Take your pick from the following, based on your skin tone.
Have a fair complexion? Here are 11 pretty pink hues that will suit you.
There’s no denying pretty pastels have been on our radar for quite a while, and if you have fair skin, pastel pink hair just may be the perfect way for you to get in on the trend! This soft pink shade won’t contrast against your light skin tone, and instead will add just the right amount of warmth to your complexion. Get the look at home with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Soft Pink.
Want to test the waters with a pink hair color? Consider a hue that’s slightly peachy. Rose blonde is the perfect combination of pink and peach tones, blending both into a blonde base to create a beautiful shade of light pink. Even better, it happens to look great on those with fair skin tones.
Peach not your thing? Perhaps you’d like to add a bit of purple into the mix. This pink hair color errs on the cool side with its lilac undertones, making it a great option for those who have cool, fair skin.
If you prefer a low-maintenance hair color but still want to give a pink ‘do a try, allow us to point you in the direction of pink balayage. These expertly placed highlights make it easy to extend time between touch-ups, as your base color will remain the same. To get the look, it’s best to book an appointment at your favorite salon, as your colorist will be able to perfectly place your pink balayage highlights for seamless, colorful dimension.
Think back to the carnivals you attended as a kid and the sugary sweet treat most of us used to eat between rides. Well, cotton candy pink hair looks just as sweet as its namesake tastes! This true pink shade is the perfect way for those with fair skin to rock a vibrant ‘do without creating a harsh contrast against their complexion.
You know what they say: Two hair colors are better than one! That’s how the saying goes, right? Well, it just so happens that two-toned hair is trending, and we can’t think of a better way to give it a try than by combining two hair color trends into one: pastel pink and platinum blonde. To get the look, color one side of your mane a pretty pastel pink shade and bleach the other to get an icy platinum hue.
Do you consider yourself the life of the party? Well, perhaps a confetti pink mane is just the pink hair look you’ve been searching for. Featuring a pink base with thin strands of green, yellow, purple, and blue toward the ends, this trendy hue looks as though a confetti popper just went off.
If you have cool undertones, allow us to point you in the direction of an icy pink hair color. This pale pink shade is borderline platinum—with a pink overcast, of course. If you choose, you can ask your colorist to add some platinum highlights throughout for icy dimension.
We mentioned combining peach and pink earlier, but perhaps you’d like to embrace the combo a little more. Where rose blonde hair is a subtle option, peachy pink is ideal for those who like to stand out. The bright color is sure to garner attention on your Instagram.
Do you feel as though you were meant to be under the sea? While we can’t help you in the fin department, we can help you achieve a beautiful mermaid pink hair color. This trendy pink shade features a pastel pink base laced with iridescent pastel blue highlights. Pretty, right? To DIY it, first color your mane with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Smokey Pink, then use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Moonstone to add temporary, shimmery blue strands throughout your mane.
Sometimes you need to go bold or go home. If you want to embrace a bold, vibrant pink hair color, rooted raspberry is the perfect color for doing so. This bright pink color has red undertones, making it the most standout shade for fair skin tones on our list. Combined with a shadow root, it’ll be easy to maintain between salon visits. If you aren’t sure you’re ready to commit to such a bold color, consider using a temporary raspberry pink hair dye, like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Raspberry.
If you have a medium skin tone, consider one of these pink shades.
Your skin has a natural golden glow, which can be beautifully complemented by a light pink hair color. Ideal for those who prefer a subtle approach to the pink hair trend, light pink won’t create an overly stark contrast against your medium skin tone, while a pastel pink would. DIY the color with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Pink.
Sure, we’ve been focusing on which hair colors complement which skin tones, but let’s take a second to talk about two colors that complement each other—and your medium complexion! Yup, a pink and purple hair color is a great way to rock a dimensional pink mane while still flattering your golden skin. For a blended ‘do, have your colorist blend purple balayage highlights throughout a pink base for a color that's reminiscent of the prettiest sunset.
Chances are, you know exactly what we’re talking about when we say bubblegum hair color. You know the hue—it’s a true pink shade that resembles what the name suggests. This pink hair color is vibrant but not too bright against your medium skin tone. Consider it an ideal option for those who want a classic pink mane.
Envious of those peachy pink hues we talked about for fair-skinned gals? Don’t worry, those with medium skin tones can pull off their very own peachy pink shade: rose gold! To color your own strands a rose gold hue, use the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rose Gold.
Want to go all out with your new trendy hair color? Look no further than a hot pink mane! This shade will let your strands do all the talking. Just keep in mind that such a bold hair color requires quite a bit of upkeep. If you think it’s worth the commitment, start with using a semi-permanent hot pink hair dye, like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Hot Pink.
Sometimes, you don’t need an all-over hair color change to get a beauty look upgrade. If you’re a fan of small changes that make a big difference, allow us to point you in the direction of dip-dyed pink ends. Yup, just the ends of your hair can be colored in the pretty pink hue of your choosing. When you’re ready to part with pink hair, simply head to the salon for a trim.
Another bold pink hair color option, fuchsia hair is a deep yet bright pink shade that features notes of violet for an overall gorgeous color. Even better, you can easily get the look at home with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Fuchsia.
Millennial pink hair is about as trendy as it gets. And the shade is just what you might imagine: a soft, warm pink color with hints of rose. If you’re a millennial looking to give the pink hair trend a try—and have a medium skin tone—you’re pretty much required to give this pretty hue a try.
Giving pink hair a shot in the summertime? Perhaps you’d like your mane to be inspired by one of your favorite summertime treats: watermelon! This bright shade will give your mane a juicy upgrade that’s sure to be catching stares—of envy, that is.
Prefer a darker pink hair color? Faded rose is ideal for those who want a subtle approach to the pink hair trend. The hue features notes of dusty mauve for a pink hue that’s extremely wearable and flattering against medium skin tones. DIY the color with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Dusty Mauve.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, there’s flamingo pink. Inspired by the beautiful creatures the shade is named after, this pink hair color is perfect for exotic trendsetters who want to give pink hair a try. You can temporarily rock a flamingo mane in a matter of minutes with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Hot Pink.
Have a deep skin tone? Here are 11 pink hair dyes and colors worth trying!
Can you imagine a hair color more complementary for deep skin tones than a dark pink hair color? Seriously, while dark pink hair is a beautiful option, it can be difficult for those with lighter skin tones to pull off, as it can create too much contrast. But if you have a rich, deep skin tone, you can rock the darkest of pinks without a worry.
Want a low-maintenance pink hair color? Allow us to suggest pink ombré hair. In case you’ve forgotten, ombré hair involves your base color seamlessly fading into a different hue at the ends—in this case, that hue would be pink. It’s ideal for those who want to go as long as possible without touch-ups as their roots grow in.
Remember that faded rose color we mentioned earlier? Well, blush just so happens to be in the same color family, but a few shades darker. Like faded rose, the hue features notes of dusty mauve that make for an eye-catching, smokey appearance.
Still not over adding a mix of orange hues to a pink base? Well, you’ll love copper pink hair. This shade involves your colorist adding copper highlights throughout a peachy pink base for a mane that’s full of dimension and movement.
Speaking of copper, perhaps you’d like to embrace the metallic hair color trend while trying out a pink ‘do. Yup—you can totally combine both colors into one! This edgy pink hair color features a metallic shimmer that’ll glisten in the sunlight.
Want a pink mane that’ll make a statement? Magenta hair is a hot pink shade with beautiful, vibrant purple undertones. While it certainly isn’t for the faint of heart, this color is a great option for those who want a serious mane makeover. Not to mention, it’ll create the perfect contrast against your deep skin tone!
Sometimes, it’s best to keep things simple. If that seems more your style, then adding a single pink streak (or two) to your mane is all you need! Trust us—you’ll still have all eyes on you.
If you want to ensure your mane doesn’t go unnoticed, perhaps you’re ready to do something more dramatic. Well, it doesn’t get much more eye-catching than a neon pink mane. Perfect for festival season, your strands will demand attention. Get the look with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Neon Pink.
For a pink hair color that doesn’t require much upkeep, you can give rooted pink hair a try. This hair color option features a pink shade of your choice, with only your roots left your natural color. Don’t worry, your colorist will use a smudging technique to ensure your roots seamlessly blend into the pink hue, so there’s no need to worry about a line of demarcation as your roots grow out.
Want a mane straight out of a fairytale? Look no further than unicorn pink hair! Featuring a pink base with a blend of pastel shades, including baby blue, lavender, and mint green, mixed throughout. Even better, this color is totally customizable based on the exact shades you want your colorist to use!
Who doesn’t love a cup of fruit punch on a hot summer day? That bright pink liquid has a distinct, fruity taste most of us can’t get enough of. Well, it should come as no surprise that fruit punch hair has the same traits: a distinct, fruity pink color you’re about to be obsessed with!
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