hair color trends 30 Hair Color Ideas for a Winter Hair Transformation
An at-home hair color kit is all you need for a stunning winter hair makeover.November 02, 2022
An at-home hair color kit is all you need for a stunning winter hair makeover.November 02, 2022
The changing of the seasons marks the perfect time for a winter hair makeover. From dimensional, warm browns to icy pastels to rich auburn hues, there is no shortage of gorgeous winter hair color trends that are sure to provide just the right amount of spice to your beauty routine To help you decide on a color (because isn’t that the hardest part?), we’re sharing 30 gorgeous, winter hair colors worth cozying up to this chilly season.
Winter is a great time to play with color in your beauty routine. Whether that be with an icy blonde hue or warm, apple cider tresses, a new hair color comes just in time for the new year. Check out our favorite winter hair color trends for your next hair makeover.
This toasty hue always reminds us of warming up by the fireplace. Think of a rich, medium brown color with golden undertones. A chestnut brown shade brings dimension and warmth to your color and it’s a great way to switch up your hair for the winter. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Medium Chestnut Brown to get the look.
Bright copper is a warm and rich tone that has a bit of a zing — like a penny. The color features a mix of blonde, golden red-brown hues and auburn highlights to create a beautifully vibrant winter hair color. For a copper hair color with ribbons of blonde, red and strawberry blonde color, we recommend heading to the salon.
If you are a DIY pro, the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Créme Permanent Triple Protection Hair Color in Medium Reddish Blonde can give you all-over copper color at home.
Combine two hair color trends, jet black and navy blue, by trying a black sapphire hair color. The black hue features blue undertones for an overall eye-catching look and a high-shine finish. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Black Sapphire to bring this inky hue to life.
Gunmetal, slate, or cool creamy dove — no matter what you call it, any variation of silver hair color is a great upgrade for the winter season. Whether you’re naturally salt and pepper or jumping in on the gray hair color trend, this metallic marvel suits all skin tones.
If you’re a seasoned at-home hair dyer, use the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Silver. This at-home hair coloring kit is special because it delivers a super shiny, luminous hair color.
To give this look a quick spin, try the L’Oréal Paris Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Silver, which washes out in just one shampoo.
For a shade that shows off your festive spirit, ruby red hair will not disappoint. This bombshell color is equal parts chic and versatile, serving as a flattering option for flaunting a vibrant hue with plenty of warmth. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Reds - Medium Auburn/Cherry Crush to DIY the look at home.
While you may not be reaching for a cup of cold brew during the winter months, you can still use it as inspiration for your hair color. This balayage hair color mimics the blend of colors that occurs when a splash of milk and ice is added to your cup of joe. We recommend heading to the salon to achieve this customizable hair color.
For a straight-up cold brew hair color, grab the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Deeply Brown to get the look at home.
Rose gold was once the must-have metal for all types of accessories and now it’s the latest hair color obsession. Think of rose gold hair as a super-chic pink-blonde hair color that complements all skin tones thanks to its blend of cool and warm hues. To get this metallic, rosy-blonde hue at home, head to the drugstore to get the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rose Gold.
This hot cocoa-inspired brunette shade looks beautiful on all skin tones. Wear it long or short, curly or straight — no matter what this rich, medium brown hair color is guaranteed to flatter. Indulge in its decadence using the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Medium Brown.
Pastel shades may be a springtime staple, but that doesn’t mean that they’re a no-go for the winter. A pretty, soft lilac shade is a fabulous option if you’re game to go bolder with your color. You can hop on the trend with temporary hair color, like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Pastel Lavender.
Warm cinnamon strands, much like auburn hair and copper hair, are the hottest color family this chilly season. This cinnamon hair color mixes red, buttery blonde and crimson tones to create an overall warm hue that adds dimension and vibrancy to any base hair color, while highlighting a variety of skin tones. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Auburn Brown to try it out.
Ash blonde hair color can bring a hint of summer vibes to this much colder time of year. The trick to making it winter-approved is to keep your color icy and cool. Use the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Light Ash Blonde to DIY this winter hue.
Editor’s tip: We recommend keeping some purple shampoo like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Shampoo on hand to maintain your icy blonde.
Let your love for coffee go to your head by flaunting this espresso-inspired hair color. This coffee-colored hue combines notes of brown and black to create a cool-toned masterpiece. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Cream Créme Permanent Triple Care Hair Color in Dark Brown.
We love a warm-toned brunette mane and adding caramel balayage really helps to spice things up. Head to the salon to get this sugary-sweet, blended hue or try the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Balayage At-Home Highlighting Kit when it becomes available in December 2022.
There’s no better way to score an intense, dark hair color than with jet black hair. This versatile ever-so-slightly bluish-black hue pairs well with darker skin tones, but if you have paler skin and are looking to really make a statement, it can be equally as stunning. To give this color a go, opt for the L’Oréal Paris Féria Midnight Bold Multi-Faceted Permanent Hair Color in Twilight Haze.
Picture a dark, black base that transitions into rich, purple and navy blue balayage highlights. It’s nothing short of gorgeous and that’s exactly what blackberry hair brings to your look. This hair color can be customized for a more blue or purple hue and you can even mix both shades to put your creativity on full display.
For vivid blackberry tresses, use the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Midnight Violet. To momentarily test out this look, try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Blue and Purple.
A true auburn hue is a warm, crimson hair color that we love for winter. It’s vibrant without being over-the-top, which is perfect for the holidays. Not to mention, it’s also a foolproof pick for those who want to give a red hair color a try. Use the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Rich Auburn True Red to get the look.
Sugar plum hair plays perfectly with the moody tones of winter. This dark purple color boasts pink undertones that demand major attention with a festive twist. Pick up a box of the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Violet to DIY the look.
For temporary sugar plum tresses, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Lavender and Purple.
Mahogany hair is the true definition of a multi-tonal masterpiece. This wood-inspired shade offers a range of espresso, chocolate brown, red and deep purple hues that are painted throughout your strands. It’s ideal for anyone that adores a rich and warm hair color.
Head to the drugstore and grab the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Deep Burgundy Brown to get the look.
Baby blue is a gorgeous hue with icy, cool undertones that make it a top winter hair color. Get the look at home with the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Smokey Blue.
Red velvet hair color boasts a gorgeous blend of red, violet, burgundy and maroon tones that come together for the ultimate dimensional ‘do. This dessert-inspired hue can be customized to suit different undertones, making it a universal shade that all skin tones can rock. Get the delicious look using the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Intense Deep Auburn/Red Velvet.
Shake things up with a gorgeous brunette hue, like mushroom brown hair. This ashy shade embodies subtle notes of brown and gray that resemble the delicious fungi it’s named after. It also consists of a combination of lowlights and highlights that are ideal for adding dimension to your mane without a drastic makeover.
For an all-over mushroom brown color, try the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Dark Ash
Brown meets blonde with this combination color to create stunning bronde hair. This trend isn’t new by any means, but it’s certainly worthy of being worn this winter, especially if you want to darken your blonde tresses for the season. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Cream Créme Permanent Triple Care Hair Color in Light Ash Brown.
To go darker with your color for the winter season without going blue-black, try a soft black hair color. It provides richness with a blend of cool brown and deep black colors that truly flatter all skin tones. To sport the look, we love the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Cream Créme Permanent Triple Care Hair Color in Natural Black.
If you prefer to go to the extreme with your icy blonde hue, a white blonde hair color will meet your needs. Nothing short of dramatic, this shade gives strands a super-light hue that won’t go unnoticed. Achieve the look with the L’Oréal Paris Féria Hyper Platinum Advanced Lightening System Bleach in Hyper Platinum.
When it comes to hair color, pumpkin spice hair is anything but boring. If you’re looking for a burnt orange undertone to jumpstart your adventure into a red hair color, this could be the ideal shade for you. As with all dye jobs, it’s important to realize that not all pumpkin spice hues will look the same because it all depends on your skin tone.
Honey pumpkin spice hair looks stunning on tan skin, whereas copper pumpkin spice hair flatters fair skin. Get the look with L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Lightest Auburn. To keep your pumpkin spice hair looking vibrant, once a week, add an at-home toning gloss to your routine like the L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss in Auburn.
You know the unwritten beauty rule about going darker with your hair in the winter and lighter in the summer. While this isn’t a one-size-fits-all rule, we think that jet black hair color is a stunning winter pick on the darker side of the spectrum. Grab the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Ultimate Black and color away.
You may traditionally think of bronze as coming in third place, but it’s a hair color that’s a real winner. A rich, metallic bronze shade looks simply striking for winter, especially if you’re tired of a plain brown hue. Shake things up by coloring your mane with the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Hi-Lift Browns Downtown Browns.
This violet shade has a mix of pink and gray for the perfect subdued pop of color. Think of it as a more subtle take on sugar plum hair. Try the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Dusty Mauve to get the look.
Do the copper hair color trend with your own twist by adding a pink, strawberry hue into the mix. For a color with notes of pink, red, blonde and copper, try the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Coral Pink.
Winter blonde works wonders to provide depth, dimension and contrast for a head-turning look. So, transport yourself somewhere warmer for the winter season by going with a warm-toned, golden blonde hair color. To DIY the look, use the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Golden Blonde to color your mane.
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Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Digital Tech: Paul Yem, Photo Assistant: Matt Licari, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi , Wardrobe Stylist: Alexis Badiyi, Wardrobe Assistant: Jazmine Alzado, Model: Shann Hitch