There is no better way to kick off the New Year than with a hair makeover. The New Year is all about starting fresh, and switching up your shade in favor of a brand new, pretty hair color is a great place to start. After all, you may be considering tweaking your hair care and skin care routines a bit, so, why not show your strands the same attention. Whether you’re ready to go for a bold hair color or like to play it safe with a natural shade, pretty hair should definitely make your 2020 must-haves list. Ready to ponder over a few pretty hair colors? Below, we’re sharing 21 hair color ideas you can try to start 2020 off on the right note.
1. COOL BLONDE
Blonde hair, don’t care! They say that blondes tend to have more fun, and if you’re ready to test out the theory, cool blonde hair awaits. It’s perfect for those who are interested in maintaining a neutral color but want to add a chic touch. Get the look with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Ultra Cool Blonde.
2. RICH MAHOGANY
In case you haven’t noticed, red hair received tons of attention in 2019, and it’s set to continue well into the New Year. To start your red hair journey, color your hair a rich mahogany hue. Since this shade boasts cool and warm undertones, it makes for a universally flattering option. Bring the look to life with the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Permanent Triple Hair Color in Richesse Collection Dark Mahogany Red.
3. ROSE GOLD
Rose gold is much more than a finish for your jewelry. This glamorous burst of color works to illuminate your strands for an ultra-luxe finish. Best of all, this hair color looks great in the form of highlights, or you can level up with a full-color job. To experiment with this trendy hue, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Rosegold and spray on temporary, rose gold highlights. If you find that you fancy the shade, grab a more permanent option like the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rose Gold.
4. VIBRANT COPPER
For those who are interested in blurring the lines between two rich colors, vibrant copper hair won’t steer you wrong. This beautiful shade blends orange hues with reddish tones for a pretty hair color that will no doubt turn heads. It’s seriously stunning and works to brighten up your tresses for a chic color lift. Try the trend for yourself and add some pizzazz to your mane with the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Copper.
5. SOMBRÈ CHOCOLATE
Chocolate hair looks as good as it sounds, and when you add sombré into the mix, it instantly takes things to the next level. The trend features the ombré color you already love but with an added subtle and soft touch. This hair color is great for dark-haired gals that are interested in switching up their look without too much drama. Give it a try with the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Dark Chocolate Brown. You can also opt for the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Medium Brown if you’re seeking a lighter chocolate brown hue.
If you ask us, coffee makes the world go around, and we think it’s time to share the love with your strands. This hair color has been seen on A-listers and all over your social media feed, and now’s your chance to jump on the bandwagon. After all, this seriously trendy hair color looks great on almost any complexion. Give your mane a taste of the delicious drink with the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Dark Ash Brown or the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Cool Darkest Brown.
7. TOASTED BROWN
Staying on the topic of brown hair, toasted brown may be the hair color you need. This rich shade offers hints of light brown to your locks for a fun color you’ll love. Providing the benefits of a highlight job without the hard work, toasted brown hair will easily become your new favorite. Get the look with the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Medium Golden Brown.
8. RONZE HAIR
Bronze hair has become a hair color staple, but ronze hair is giving the trend a run for its money. This stunning metallic color involves a mixture of copper red and bronze brown hues, making for a head-turning hue. A nice change of pace for those looking to branch out from a classic bronze dye job, you can’t go wrong with this hair color. Since getting the look requires blending two shades, we recommend visiting your colorist to pull this transformation off.
For an at-home option that doesn’t require any mixing, grab the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in BronzeAuburn and make this color your own—at least until you wash it out.
9. SILVER BLUE
Looking for a hue that blends cool shades with a burst of color? Look no further than silver-blue hair. This trend works to give your hair an edgy, super-chic look that will make quite the statement. Upgrade your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Silver Blue.
10. METALLIC UNICORN
Dare to go bold? Sounds like you need a mixture of fun hair colors to liven up your mane. And by the looks of it, metallic unicorn hair may be up for the job! Taking things a step further than the traditional unicorn hair trend, this variation adds shimmer into the mix for luminous strands. The color requires a healthy mix of multiple hair colors, so you can feel free to book an appointment with your colorist or take matters into your own hands. If you choose the latter, pick up the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Pastel Blue, Pastel Lavender, Rose Gold, Pastel Mint, and Purple to create your color.
11. GOLDEN BLACK BRUNETTE
Calling all brunettes! This hair color trend was made just for you! We know that you love your brown strands and may pause when it comes to incorporating color; however, adding a touch of gold and black can only make things better. When blended with brown strands, the gold and black tones create a beautiful gradient of color that’s perfect for achieving a fresh out of the salon look with every style. Spice up your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Hi-Lift Gold Brown and the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Soft Black.
12. COOL CRIMSON
Cool crimson hair is a top choice for red hair lovers. It offers a nice pop of color without adding too much warmth to your mane, making for a shade that can complement cool skin perfectly. Also, if you’re new to being a redhead, the crimson trend serves as an excellent opportunity to try out a red shade without going the fire-engine red route.
13. PLATINUM BLONDE
While it seems like platinum blonde hair has been around forever, this is a color you probably wouldn’t mind taking into the New Year. See, platinum blonde offers hints of metallics with a super cool hue, resulting in the perfect blend. One thing to keep in mind, chances are you’ll need to bleach your strands to go platinum—possibly quite a bit—so it’s best to put your tresses in good hands and visit your colorist.
14. THE MONEY PIECE
We dig a color trend that looks great on all hair shades, and the money piece trend is no exception. This hair color trend flaunts a strip of color at the front of the hairline that's meant to highlight your features. Best of all, you can select any color of your choice to put your own spin on the trend. What’s not to love?
15. SOFT PASTEL
Pastel shades come right in handy for those who like pretty hair colors of the soft variety. A great way to add a playful vibe to your look, pastel hues can serve as a chic highlight or all-over color for equally-pretty results. If pastels sound like a great match for your locks, get acquainted with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Purple, Pink, or Soft Pink.
16. TURMERIC LATTE
Coffee-inspired hair colors are clearly on-trend, and turmeric latte hair is the latest to join the pack. This unique blend provides blonde hair with hints of gold and apricot for a sweet contrast. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Dark Gold Blonde and the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Reddish Blonde to revamp your blonde locks.
17. DEEP VIOLET
Purple hair is effortlessly cool and always on-trend. A great way to steer away from traditional black, brown, and blonde shades, this color makes a serious statement. For a look that blends sophistication and edge into one, grab the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Violet and level up your mane.
If you’re all about adding reddish tones to your naturally brown locks, cinnamon hair is worth a try. This hair color adds warmth, depth, and dimension for a spicy hue that looks amazing on almost everyone. Whether highlights, bayalage, or a full-color job appeals to you, this shade will add an extra oomph to all of your hairstyles.
19. ICY SILVER
Ready to step outside of the box? Silver hair will definitely take you there. This hair color boasts an icy, yet neutral hue that’s supremely flattering. Want to take this trend for a test drive? Go ahead and spritz your locks with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Silver for an unforgettable look.
20. INKY BLACK
Black hair is one of the most universal hair colors. It looks good on pretty much everyone and will always be a stylish choice. However, in the spirit of enhancing your hair color for the New Year, consider a slight update with inky black hair. This trend offers a rich and deep shade with hints of blue for a standout look. It also provides your hair with a natural shine. Get the look with the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Black Sapphire.
21. COGNAC BROWN
Ready to add a subtle change to your brown strands? Cognac brown hair may become your new go-to. This hair color adds effortless shine and stylish hints of light brown to your mane. Trust us, you’ll never look at your brown strands the same. To give this color a go, pick up the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Light Amber Brown.
Now, do you have your perfect pretty hair color in mind? Next, think about upgrading your makeup look, too. Click through to our article on the Best Eye Makeup and Eye Shadow Trends for 2020 to do just that.