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One of the biggest hair color trends of the last few years has been ombré hair. Traditional ombré hair consists of a darker hair color on top with lighter (typically blonde) ends. Of course, there’s no reason why you have to stick with the basics. Rainbow hair colors are all the rage these days, so why not give one of these bright hues a shot? One of the prettiest hair colors you can try is pink. Here, learn how to get pink ombré hair at home for a look that can’t be beat.
Before whipping out your hair dye, consider which shade of pink will complement your features the most. Not exactly sure? Consult our guide below.
If you have fair skin or light hair…either keep your ombré toned town with a soft blush pink or try a bright pinkish red to create contrast with your hair and skin.
If you have olive skin or dark hair…you’re in luck. Just about every shade of pink will look gorgeous on you, from peach to magenta.
If you have dark skin…stick to super-vibrant hues, like hot pink and fuchsia, as these will really make your features pop.
Ready to take the plunge and get pink ombré hair? The good news is, this is one hair color trend that you can totally do at home. Just keep in mind that depending on which hair dye you choose, you may need to bleach your hair first before adding pink color to it. And the darker your starting shade, the more sessions it may take to achieve your desired level of pink ombré hair.
We have three pink hair dyes that are perfect for creating ombré hair. The L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color comes in pink, soft pink, and hot pink. Each of these three shades work on light blonde, bleached, or highlighted hair. That means if you don’t already have blonde hair, you’ll need to bleach your hair first—and you can do that with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach Ombré. Once you’ve bleached your hair, apply your pink color of choice to desired sections of hair, wait 15-30 minutes, then rinse out and style as usual.
Once you’re done coloring your hair pink ombré, make sure you’re caring for it properly to help keep your color from fading so quickly. Reach for a system of shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask formulated for color-treated hair, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair Remedy Balm. Use the hair mask once or twice a week in place of the conditioner. You can even use it as a pre-shampoo mask for added conditioning.
With pink ombré hair, you won’t have to worry about frequent touchups. After all, one of the best parts of having ombré hair is that it is a very low maintenance hair color option. That being said, it’s a good idea to keep a box of pink hair dye on hand so that you can touchup your color once it does start to fade.
To style pink ombré hair, spritz some of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray onto damp hair, then let your hair air dry, scrunching it to help create beachy waves. Another great hairstyle to pair with pink ombré hair is a braid. A fishtail braid looks fancy, but it’s actually pretty easy to do. All you have to do is split your hair into two sections and take a small section from one side, cross it to the other, then repeat the process on the other side. Keep going until you reach the ends of your hair, then secure with a mini clear elastic.
For another hair color tutorial, check out How to Do Dusty Lilac Hair next.