If you’ve been finding it hard to narrow down what should be your next hair hue, maybe you’re not giving unique hair colors enough consideration. Instead of choosing yet another shade of blonde, brunette, black, or red, have some fun and flaunt something more creative. It’s the perfect way to make a statement if you’re feeling ready to break away from classic hair colors for a new look. Since fun hair colors come in all shades and varieties, there’s something for every skin tone, comfort level, and personality. Keep in mind, that if you work in an environment where a certain hair hues can’t be on full display, you might want to opt for a hidden hair color application technique, like hidden rainbow roots or peek-a-boo hair. Now, onto those fun hair color ideas to take your tresses to the next level!
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #1: SUNFLOWER HAIR
You can always count on sunflowers to brighten up your day, especially as we approach spring and summer. And with the combination of green, red, yellow, orange, and brown, we can’t help but notice that they also make for a unique hair color idea. Sunflower hair is definitely a thing, and if you’re all about adding some sunshine to your look, this hair color won’t fall short. Check out How to Get a Sunflower Hair Color, for everything you need to know.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #2: TEAL
Fun hair colors don’t have to be super-bright or oh-so-light—you can step outside-of-the-box while keeping your hair color dark. If that appeals to you, then a deep teal might be right up your alley. For a semi-permanent option try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Teal.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #3: DUSTY MAUVE
Mauve hair is most definitely different from what you were born with, but it won’t look quite as out there as you might assume. The dusty, grayish-purple color is surprisingly easy to pull off in everyday life. For a permanent option try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Dusty Mauve.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #4: EMERALD
Step into the world of gemstone hair color with emerald hair. This jewel-toned hue will give your strands a sensational pop of color along with some edge for the perfect timeline-worthy mane.
For a temporary option try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1–Day Hair Color in Green.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #5: BURGUNDY
Dark red fun hair colors are eye-catching, and burgundy hair is no exception. It’s a nice change of pace for those who want to add a bit of mystique and edge to their look. We also dig that it looks beautiful on a wide range of skin tones. For a temporary option try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Burgundy. For a permanent option try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Deep Burgundy.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #6: DARK VIOLET
Violet hair should definitely be on your radar if you’re feeling bold enough to rock a rich, purple hair color. This vibrant hue offers a gorgeous burst of color without a super-bright finish. For a permanent option try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Violet or Power Violet–Intense Deep Violet.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #7: MIDNIGHT BLUE
If you have a sultry look in mind, it’s time to get acquainted with midnight blue hair. This hue offers deep blue pigment in various dark tones to give your mane a little extra oomph. For a semi-permanent option try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Midnight Blue. For a permanent option try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Downtown Denim.
Want to check out these gorgeous hair color ideas before you take the plunge? Use the L’Oréal Paris Hair Color Virtual Try-On tool to get a glimpse into what each color will look like on your mane.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #8: TURQUOISE
If you’re game for taking big color risks, turquoise hair may be the ticket. This rich, fluorescent hue will definitely brighten up your look and add depth to your strands, making it a fun hair color that you won’t be able to get enough of. For a semi-permanent option try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Turquoise. For a permanent option try the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Turquoise.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #9: NEON YELLOW
While brassy strands may be your first thought when it comes to yellow hair, there is a way to rock the color flawlessly. We just so happen to be smitten over neon yellow. It’s a look that’s not for the faint-hearted but this hair color will surely make your ‘do the talk of the town, thanks to its bright and vivid hue. For a temporary option try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color in Neon Yellow.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #10: MINT
It’s easy to see why you might want a mint hair color—the shade is just as refreshing as a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Not to mention, mint hair is the ideal mix of edgy and sweet. You can even do a mint money piece for a look with dimension and depth. Try it at home with L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Pastel Mint.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #11: GOLD
Want to take a jewelry-inspired approach to your next look? Consider gold hair your next move. This gilded shade will help you match your strands to your jewelry and make your locks the star of the show. Get the look using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Gold. This temporary spray is perfect for all hair types and textures and washes out with just one shampoo.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #12: ROSE GOLD
Rose gold is one hair color that continues to get a lot of attention in the beauty world. This jewelry-toned hue adds just the right amount of shimmer and glam to your strands for a standout mane. For a temporary option try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Rose Gold. For a permanent option try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rose Gold.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #13: GOLDEN COPPER HAIR
Blend two hair color trends into one with golden copper hair. This look is the combination of red and blonde tones that sports a shimmery effect to warm up your complexion. As a result, you rock a reddish-blonde hue without having to opt for strawberry blonde hair color. Click through to our article, How to Get Golden Copper Hair, to get the ball rolling.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #14: SILVER
Silver hair has become one of the most sought-after hair colors for a good reason. After all, this hair color offers a cool-girl aesthetic that can elevate any look. Try the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Soft Silver Blonde or the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Silver.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #15: INDIGO
Trendy and edgy, this deep, jeans-colored hue is a combination of blue and purple that creates the ultimate level of dimension throughout your mane. Not to mention, you can totally customize this color to get your desired intensity. Try a semi-permanent option with L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Indigo. And read our article, How to Get a Gorgeous Indigo Hair Color, for more information.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #16: DULCE DE LECHE HAIR
Take a peek at dulce de leche hair to brighten up your mane with dimension. This popular trend consists of a warm-toned brown base with caramel blonde balayage highlights throughout to create stunning dimension. You can learn all about the trend—and how to get it for yourself—in our article, Sweeten Up Your Strands with a Dulce de Leche Hair Color.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #17: VIOLET SOFT BLACK
Dark colors can add some serious style to black locks. And adding a tinge of color into the mix is always a great idea if you’re an edgy gal flaunting a shorter length. This number puts a chic twist on the traditional dark hue that will help you make a lasting impression. For a permanent option try the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Violet Soft Black.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #18: PINK VIOLET
Mixing hair colors is a fun way to hop on the unique hair color trend, and pink violet hair makes a great case for it. This hot hue adds a playful and feminine touch to your look that will elevate your hair color game with gorgeous dimension. Head to your favorite colorist to get a custom color with precise application.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #19: LIGHT LAVENDER
We understand if a vivid violet seems a little too wild for your first foray into colorful hair, but don’t rule out purple strands all together. A wearable, soft lavender shade is an option, too.
Take a temporary spin with the shade using the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Pastel Lavender.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #20: RAINBOW
Take the guesswork out of choosing the perfect unique hair color by hopping on the rainbow hair trend. This pick consists of different colors juxtaposed into an unforgettable look. We also appreciate that there are tons of options you can try to complement your style. Here are 31 Rainbow Hair Color Ideas for Your Most Magnificent Mane.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #21: PINK AND GREEN TWO-TONE
For those in the mood to rock a two-tone style with some flair, opt for a pink and green combo equipped with design. Head to your colorist to get a totally Instagram-worthy style that channels your creative flair. Not only does it look fun and unique, it might get you some brownie points with our current VP one day!
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #22: CHILI CHOCOLATE HAIR
Chocolate is always a decadent snack to indulge in, and the rich color makes a fabulous option for fun hair. Chili chocolate hair offers the rich, brown color you love with tinges of red balayage for a warm look. This sun-kissed hue flaunts a deep earthy tone that will draw people in. Visit our article, Spice Up Brown Hair with this Sweet Shade: Chili Chocolate Hair, to learn everything you need to know.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #23: CHOCOLATE LILAC HAIR
Another chocolate-inspired option we adore is none other than chocolate lilac hair. This offering is a chic spin-off of the vanilla lilac hair trend that consists of a cocoa-colored base with lilac balayage highlights throughout. Get the lowdown on this unique hair color trend with our article, Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Chocolate Lilac Hair.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #24: TOASTED CARAMEL HAIR
Calling all brunettes! If fun hair colors with a tinge of dimension are on your mind, count on toasted caramel hair to meet your standards. This hair color makes for a tasty pick, thanks to a unique combination of caramel highlights throughout your brown base. For a permanent option try the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Light Golden Brown.
FUN HAIR COLOR IDEA #25: UNICORN HAIR
Magical hair color can never be beat, and unicorn hair is beautiful proof of the fact. This trend is all about mixing a variety of pastel hair colors together for a multi-colored masterpiece. Ideal for anyone looking to test the waters with pastel hair color, this vivid look is a surefire way to brighten up your mane and give pastels a try. Here’s How to Get a Unicorn Hair Color.
Remember, if you’ve permanently colored or bleached your hair, stock your shower with a system consisting of a nourishing products formulated for color-treated hair, such as the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm. Swap out the conditioner for the hair mask once or twice a week to give your unique hair color the extra love it deserves. Wash with lukewarm water, and ease up on the hot tools to prevent heat damage.
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