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The Best Shade of Pink Hair for Every Skin Tone

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The Best Shade of Pink Hair for Every Skin Tone The Best Shade of Pink Hair for Every Skin Tone The Best Shade of Pink Hair for Every Skin Tone

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 great thing about colorful manes is that there’s a perfect shade for everyone. While you may have worried that rocking anything from rainbow hair to an allover wash of blue is best left to the trendsetters, with the right shade selection, you can rock a bold shade effortlessly. Don’t believe us? Keep reading to learn which shade of pink hair (one of our favorite hues of the moment!) will flatter your skin tone, as well as how to maintain your pretty pink ‘do.

How to Determine the Best Pink for Your Skin Tone

Want to get in on the pink hair trend yourself? Consult our guide to finding the right shade of pink to complement your skin tone and natural hair color.

If you have fair skin or light hair…you can go one of two ways. You can either opt for a crispy, bright pinkish red or keep it more toned down with a soft blush pink that looks like bleached hair with a pink undertone.

If you have olive skin or dark hair...we’re jealous because just about every shade in the pink family will look fabulous on you! Whether you want to don peach, magenta, mauve, or ballet slipper pink, you’ll look stunning.

If you have dark skin…the brighter the better! Ultra-vibrant hues like hot pink and fuchsia will look especially gorgeous contrasting against your skin tone to make your features pop.

What You Need to Know Before Coloring Your Hair Pink

If you’ve decided that pink hair is going to be your next look, keep in mind that you’ll need to bleach your hair first in order for the color to show up. And the darker your base color, the more sessions it may take to achieve your desired result. Plus, you’ll need regular touch-ups when your roots start to grow in to help keep your pink hair color looking fresh. For dramatic hair color changes, it’s always a good idea to visit a professional who can guide you through the process from start to finish. That being said, you can get pink hair at home if you’d prefer a DIY solution—just follow our tips below!

How to Dye Your Hair Pink at Home

So you want to color your hair pink at home? If you don’t have blonde or bleached hair already, then you’ll need to bleach your hair first. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach All Over. Then, determine which shade of pink you’d like to achieve, such as the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Pink or SoftPink, which are designed to work on blonde, bleached, or highlighted hair.

How to Take Care of Your Pretty Pink Hair Color

Completely in love with your new pink ‘do? Then show it the love it deserves by using hair care products formulated for color-treated hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Color Vibrancy Intensive Ultra Recovery Mask. What’s more, when washing your hair, do your best to turn the temperature down in favor of a lukewarm rinse, as hot water can strip your hair of essential oils. Sure, it may not feel quite as relaxing, but your pink hair will thank you!

How to Style Your Pink Hair

In addition to the way you wash your color-treated pink hair, it’s important to think about the way you dry it, too. Consider pairing your pink hair with your natural hair texture for a stylishly undone look. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray, L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Ruffled Body Mousse, or L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Undone Style Cream to wet hair to help add definition and shape to your pink strands.