Pastel hair colors are a fun and playful way to experiment with hair color. Here are some popular pastel hair colors and tips on how to achieve and maintain them:
Popular Pastel Hair Colors:
- Cotton Candy Pink
- Lavender Purple
- Pastel Turquoise
- Pastel Watermelon
- Platinum Pastel Pink
- Mint Green
- Pastel Grapefruit
- Light Blue
It’s a new season, which means that it’s normally a time when we refresh our wardrobes. However, the changing of the seasons is also a brilliant time to tweak our beauty looks. After the dark days of winter, it’s always nice to have a spring makeover, and a new hair color can be just the thing. And there’s nothing more spring-like than pastels. Pastels are gorgeous in makeup and our wardrobes, but they’re equally stunning on our tresses. It’s the reason we’ve seen more and more people sporting pastel locks in the last few years. If you’re looking to join in, there are plenty of options for you to choose from.
Take a look at the pretty pastel hair colors that will refresh your look this spring.
If we’re not obsessing over rose gold, we’re obsessing over blorange. This pretty peach hair color will make your locks look like a Creamsicle.
2. Pink, Orange, Yellow, and Green Ombre
What is there to say besides “hair goals?” If you’ve already done a bright rainbow ombre, now is the time to give a pastel version a try.
3. Silver and Pink Layers
Are you looking for something that is a bit edgier compared to all of the macaron-hued pastel dye jobs? Take inspiration from these smokey gray sections. Look closely, and you will see that the color is only on the front layers. Underneath it, there is also a hint of rose gold.
4. Warm Pink
Introducing: Rose violet hair. It’s a bit deeper than rose gold, thanks to the hint of purple, but it’s just as pretty.
5. Soft Pink and Lilac
You really cannot go wrong with pink and purple hair. The pink highlights against the soft purple base make her hair look even thicker than it naturally is.
6. Purple and Blue Dip Dye
Here’s your proof that pastel hair can still be bold. These pastels are more saturated compared to some of the almost-white shades that we sometimes see.
7. Multicolored Ombre
If you like this look, bring the photo into the salon with you so they can try and recreate it exactly. Just describing it will not do it justice.
8. Pink and Purple Highlights on Blonde Hair
Are you not quite ready to dye your entire head? Get inspiration from these pink and purple highlights. While you’re at it, copy the half-up double buns.
9. Pale Purple
There are lots of gorgeous versions of purple hair dye, but a smokey lilac shade might just be one of the best. Also, note the touch of blue on the tips of the hair.
10. Dark Purple Roots with Pastel Rainbow Ends
Those ends, though. Going from a dark shade to very light pastels can be tricky, but this dye job has mastered it.
11. Rose Gold Ends
Don’t want to deal with regrowth? Take inspiration from this ‘do, which concentrates the color on the ends of the hair. You also cannot get more of a trendy shade than rose gold.
12. Baby Blue and Pink
Don’t be afraid to play around with two different hair colors, even if you think that they might not go together. The warm pink and the cool blue are oh-so-pretty.
Peach hair looks so fresh. It’s the perfect blend of pink and orange.
14. Purple, Blue, and Smokey Lilac Ombre
This look has a bit of everything: blue, purple, smokey lilac, and gorgeous curls. If you cannot decide on one hair color, this is proof that you don’t have to.
Tips for Achieving and Maintaining Pastel Hair Colors:
- Achieving a pastel hair color requires first lightening the hair to a very light blonde, which can be lengthy and requires maintenance.
- Use sulfate-free and cruelty-free products for at-home upkeep.
- Wash your hair in cold water to help the pastel hair dye last longer.
- Avoid heat styling to prevent damage and unwanted fading.
- Consider your skin tone and undertones when choosing a pastel hair color that will be most flattering.
- If you want to experiment with pastel hair color without a permanent commitment, semi-permanent hair color options are available.
Pastel hair colors are a fun way to express yourself and add a playful touch to your look. However, achieving and maintaining these colors requires a commitment to upkeep and maintenance.
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