26 Spectacular Men’s Hair Color Ideas to Try This Season

Hey guys, don’t let the women have all the hair coloring fun! Take a look at these color ideas and find something new to try. Switch it up completely or go easy at first with a few highlights or lowlights. If you’re grey and you want to keep it that way, there are color tips here for you too!

Purple & Pink

Instagram @jarredsbarbers

If you would pull a curtain on this cut it’d be a rollercoaster ride. It starts off with quite the conservatory skin fade and with no warning whatsoever and BAM Lady Gaga! Full bright colors all round on top and wavy free hair.

Multi-Color

Instagram @tote_barber

A daring cut, made up of almost all things that make a statement. You get the medium to long hair on the top, pointing daringly upwards, a mix of bright colours and lines on both sides of the skull.

Platinum Fire

Instagram @mr.7_t7barbershop

For the cool fans of Anime. Big batched pointy spikes, with full thick bodies, all pointed forward and white coloured at the top. Something to consider if you’re a t-shirt kind of guy.

A Side of Greens

Instagram @aleb_barber

A touch of youth should come with a touch of color, every time. Couple that with a loose, wild cut and you get a haircut that embodies teenage spirit.

Edgy Grey

Edgy Grey hairstyleInstagram @bangsandboujee

Q&A with style creator, Rachelle Good
Hair Colorist / Hairstylist @ Winning Image Salon & Day Spa in Stafford, VA

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as edgy and clean cut. I love that it’s not your typical men’s cut/color and it’s got this client’s personality written all over it. Keeping his hair longer on top allowed for a color that would last longer than three weeks before cutting it out.

What products do you recommend to create and maintain this look?

He will come in for a toner every six weeks to maintain the grey. In addition, he will use the Colorproof violet wash shampoo once a week.

On a daily basis, he can blow dry it with a round brush and use Keune Fiber Wax. It shouldn’t take more than ten minutes to style. Having shaved sides allows for a styled look with low maintenance.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for someone who wants to have a style for their hair, but doesn’t want to invest too much time into it. This look can be fun but also professional and super versatile, and that’s why I love it. The color adds all the style you need.

I would only do this cut on someone with thicker hair to keep the look of the fullness. It is perfect for anyone who likes to get up and go.

Peacock Melt

Q&A with style creator, Jennie Rasband
Cosmetologist / Stylist @ Forget Me Knot Salon and Day Spa in Centerville, UT


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

The blue purple root melt is a fun look for anyone who wants something different. It’s unique and allows you to stand out from the crowd.

I love how flawlessly the blue melts into the purple and how easy it is to maintain.

What products do you recommend to create and maintain this look?

I bleached out the mid shaft of his hair first with Lanza Healing Color Decolorizer, then used blue and purple vibes Lanza color for the melt.

To maintain the look, I sent him home with blue and purple Vivids shampoo.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The “peacock” melt looks best on people with a cooler skin tone. It’s high maintenance, but is easier to maintain with the Vivids shampoo. I only recommend this to people who are willing to use the shampoos every time they wash their hair.

It’s harder to get this look with dark coarse hair, but is still possible. It just takes a little bit more time to prevent damaging the hair. People with lighter hair get this look a lot easier with less damage.

I 100% suggest this look (or one similar) for anyone wanting something unique that sets them apart from everyone else!

#1 Rooty Blonde

Written by Irene Bredthauer

You’ve got to have a big personality to pull off this wild hair color. Natural black roots pop into bleached out tips for a bright blonde burst!

natural-black-hair-color-with-blonde-endsPhoto Credit J.E. Grimes Photography

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Bleached out tips have been around forever and look great on all skin tones and hair types as long as you have a fun personality to match.

Tip:

Match your color to your style by using a fun gel to spike your blonde tips up. Don’t go big on the color and skimp on your styling – they go hand in hand and complete the whole package.

#2 Medium Neutral Brown

Written by Renee Summa

This spiky short cut is extra sexy when worn in a natural medium brown shade.

Medium Neutral Brown Short Spikey CutStyle by Simply Swank Salon, Hudson, OH
Men's hair colorStyle by Simply Swank Salon, Hudson, OH

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Neutral medium brown complements many skin tones, but goes best with those who have a fair to medium cool or neutral complexion. Neutral means you don’t have any strong underlying tones of olive or red in your skin. Those with just a hint of cool red tones will look great in this color as well! Opt for this style on any hair texture, but remember that fine hair will look even finer on the sides when cut this short.

Tip:

Run a nickel to quarter-sized amount of styling gel through dry hair to create this look.

#3 Copper Brown

Written by Renee Summa

The vibrant hue of this copper brown brings out the texture of each curl.

Copper Brown Hair Color For A ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Guys with warm skin tones will look great in this color! Warm skin tones contain olive or yellow undertones. This style is perfect if you have naturally curly hair. Anyone with straight hair can wear this color as well, but would benefit from a shorter, slightly messy style.

Tip:

Work a bit of curl defining cream through hair after towel drying to keep curls in check.

#4 Dark Warm Brown

Written by Renee Summa

This dark brown color has a hint of caramel, or warmth, as seen in the tips.

Dark Warm Brown Hair Color For A ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Get some serious height with this cut and color, which is great on those with olive, yellow and tan complexions. This guy’s hair is on the medium to thick side, which gives the style fullness and movement.

Tip:

Texture spray or wax used on dry hair is the best product for this style!

#5 Neutral Dark Blonde

Written by Renee Summa

This neutral hue looks great with a style that is short on the sides and slightly longer on the top.

Neutral Dark Blond Hair Color For A ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Light skinned guys with cool complexions will pull this color off really well! Dark brown eyes will stand out against this color. The ideal hair texture for this style is medium; not too fine or too thick.

Tip:

This style was spiked with gel for lift and separation.

#6 Dark Neutral Brown

Written by Renee Summa

Ladies will swoon over this long and layered dark brown ‘do, worn styled mostly away from the face.

Dark Neutral Brown Hair Color for a ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Try this color if you have a medium warm complexion. Thick hair is best for this style! Hair that is fine or thinning will look even finer and thinner when worn too long.

Tip:

Styling cream works great on longer hairstyles! It gives soft control for a touchable feel.

#7 Warm Dark Blonde

Written by Renee Summa

The dark blonde with a hint of copper seen here is cut close on the sides and left slightly longer on top.

Warm Dark Blonde With Hint Of CopperPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Check out this color if you have light skin with slightly warm undertones. This color really brings out blue eyes, which will leave great first impressions! Fine to medium textured hair is perfect for this style.

Tip:

Work a nickel to quarter-sized amount of medium to firm hold style cream through dry hair to achieve this look.

#8 Chocolate Brown

Written by Renee Summa

How dreamy is this medium, slightly warm brown look worn to just a bit to the side?

Chocolate Brown Warm Color For A ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This hair color looks great against all skin tones! For this style, hair should be thick. If you have fine hair, use a thickening serum to pump up the volume in your hair before applying a styling cream or mousse for hold.

Tip:

For fine or thinning hair, try Nioxin products. They create an optimal scalp environment and provide thicker, denser-looking hair.

#9 Medium Grey

Written by Renee Summa

Embrace your greys and rock them by opting for a modern cut and style.

Medium Grey Hair Color For A Professional ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Medium grey, the almost-perfect balance of white and grey hairs, looks stunning on medium to light neutral and cool complexions. This is a naturally-occurring color, so consider yourself lucky if you scored these genes! This cut looks best on those with medium to coarse textured hair.

Tip:

Keep grey bright by using a silver or violet-based color brightening shampoo twice per week. Sometimes you’ll find these shampoos marketed as being for blonde hair too, since they help get rid of yellow or brassy tones that show up over time.

#10 Warm Medium Brown

Written by Renee Summa

Caramel tones can be seen throughout this brown color, really giving it some added texture and dimension.

Warm Medium Brown Hair Color For A ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Warm tones, such as caramel and others with hints of gold or copper, look fantastic against neutral and warm skin tones. If you have a cool eye color, such as blue or cool green, your eyes will really stand out against this hair hue!

This style can be achieved on those with a medium to thick hair texture by using a bit of ¾ Cream by Gage for Men. Place product on fingertips and work through dry hair.

Tip:

Keep warm browns bright with a gold or copper-based color depositing shampoo.

#11 Copper

Written by Renee Summa

A copper color really complements this shaggy, medium-length layered cut.

Copper Hair Shade For A ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Try this color if you’ve got a daring streak! It works best on those who have a light to medium complexion with warm undertones. Those with fair skin and a neutral complexion pull this color off really well too. You can easily achieve this style if you have thick hair; just ask your stylist for a razored cut.

Tip:

Bring photos with you when you get a haircut! Descriptions mean different things to different people, so pictures are handy when trying to help your stylist or barber understand what look you’re after.

#12 Red

Written by Renee Summa

Keep it cool with this short, close-cropped cut that is left a bit longer on top in a deep red tone.

Red Hair Color For A Young ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Deep, cool reds look great on cool toned fair and medium complexions. Those with darker and slightly warm skin tones can pull this color off too.

This guy has really thick medium textured hair, which gives a great base for a super short, yet very full, style. Don’t let your hair texture stop you though; reds wear well on any hair type!

Tip:

If you’re not sure which tone of red you’d look best in, consult your closet. If you tend to wear dark red shirts, go for a cool deep red. If you like bright red, then you’re most likely a great candidate for bright reds or reds with hint of copper.

#13 Golden Blonde

Written by Renee Summa

Warm things up with a golden blonde hue and an angled fauxhawk.

Golden Blonde Hair Color For A ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Gold doesn’t have to stay in your jewelry. Golden blonde hair complements fair to medium complexions very well. Usually those with light eyes are a dead giveaway as being the perfect candidate for this color. This guy has a slightly wavy thick hair texture, which makes hair easy to style.

Tip:

Use a matte finish styling gel to get this fauxhawk to stand up to the elements all day.

#14 Cool Blonde

Written by Renee Summa

This natural, light blonde is parted deep and styled to one side using the fingertips.

Cool Blond Hair Color For MenPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

A cool and fair complexion is best for this ultra light cool blonde. It’s a difficult color to achieve at home, so if you’re anything but this color naturally, book an appointment at a salon to be sure you get the best result.

Medium to thick textured hair looks best with this color since the blonde tends to look see-through. Fine hair would look even finer with this color, so those with fine hair should opt for something a bit darker.

Tip:

Emulsify a matte finish styling pomade in fingertips and run through hair, parting it to one side as you style.

#15 Golden Highlights

Written by Renee Summa

A medium brown with golden blonde highlights really enhances the texture of this style.

Golden Highlights Stylish Look For A ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Opt for highlights whether you have natural texture in your hair or not! Highlights will enhance existing texture or add texture to otherwise flat hair. Thick, curly hair is seen here, but those with medium to thick straight or wavy hair can pull this look off as well. The golden blonde tone of these highlights works best on those with medium warm complexions.

Tip:

OSiS Twin Curl is a two-phase curl cream that gives definition and a medium hold to curls. Work it through towel dried hair for best results.

#16 Steel Grey

Written by Renee Summa

Mostly dark grey with a little white peppered in, this hair is styled forward and flicked up in front for an edgy feel.

Steel Grey Hair Color For A ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This combination of whites and greys is probably the most desired, since there’s little white to be seen. If there was color left, it would look almost like a dark brown with highlights, so this grey is worn best by those with medium complexions that have either warm or cool tones.

Tip:

Work a quarter-sized amount of Woody’s Mega Firm Gel through wet or dry hair for the best firm hold you can find.

#17 Blackest Brown

Written by Renee Summa

This very deep brown, almost black, hair is styled up and off the face for a cool and professional look.

Blackest Brown Hair Color For A ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The black-brown hue of this hair color perfectly complements those with medium to deep complexions. The dark nature of this color is best on those with cool or neutral skin tones. This color is great for any hair texture!

Those with dark complexions and finer hair will benefit from this dark color since dark hair color has a thickening visual effect.

Tip:

This style was achieved with a firm hold gel on thick hair, but those with fine hair will want to choose a firm hold styling cream with a matte finish. Too much shine can make fine hair look even finer!

#18 Cool Blonde Highlights

Written by Renee Summa

Channel your inner surfer dude with a dark blonde base color and cool blonde highlights.

Cool Blond Highlights Look for a ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Cool blond colors look best on those with neutral or cool complexions. Highlights add the look of texture and fullness to this otherwise fine, straight hair. Thick and naturally wavy or curly hair can be highlighted too which will give it a more defined look.

Tip:

Matte texture cream can be used for this style. Try American Crew Fiber, which provides a strong, pliable hold with a matte finish.

#19 White Lightning

Written by Renee Summa

Can you say silver fox? Ladies love a natural medium grey with streaks of white throughout the hairline.

White Lightning Medium Natural GreyPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Don’t hide this awesome grey color! Few are lucky enough to get this natural highlighted effect. Since the overall look is dark, this type of grey looks best on those with medium complexions and neutral or warm complexions. If you have been blessed with thick hair, then you have all the more reason to opt for this medium length, which lends itself to an easy styling routine.

Tip:

Apply a quarter-sized amount of medium hold styling cream to fingertips and rake through dry hair. Try American Crew Boost Cream, formulated to enhance natural definition and separation for healthy volume and shine.

#20 Black Magic

Written by Renee Summa

The darkest you can go, this black color looks great on a close-cut fade.

Black Magic Hair Color For A ManPhoto credit: Shutterstock.com

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Black is best left for those with medium to dark complexions that contain warm undertones. Tanned skin looks great paired with black hair. Light eyes will especially pop when set off by such a dark canvas of hair. Thick hair, whether it’s fine, wavy, or straight, is a must for this deep hue.

Tip:

Be sure to go to a great stylist or barber since the dark contrast of this hair color will show any imperfections in the outline of your cut.

By now, you’ve probably got a good idea of which color suits you best! Now print out that photo and description and head to your nearest stylist or barber to get moving on creating that hot new you.