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30 New and Exciting Hair Colors for Winter

If you are ones of those gals that loves to change your hair with the seasons, then this season is for you! This year’s winter hair color trends are all over the spectrum. From vibrant and bold reds to soft and rich blondes, there is truly something for everyone this season. Take a look at our round up of the 30 hottest hair colors for winter and prepare to be inspired!

#1 Mahogany With A Pop

This rich mahogany hue by Paul Kenneth Salon is set off by gorgeous pops of red right around the face.

Red Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Rosy to fair skin tones wear this color combination best. Thicker hair types can easily achieve the style seen here.

Tip:

To really dress up your overall red, try a lighter red highlight to accent your features as shown here.

#2 Caramel Dreams

These delicious caramel-inspired ribbons of color designed by Candy Shaw perfectly play into the texture of this fun and funky hairstyle.

Warm Brown Hair Color for WInter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The best skin tone for this color is warm. If you have a brown eye color and enjoy wearing browns or red lipstick, this hair color will really pop against your skin tone. Most hair types will work for this haircut. The finer your texture, the more likely you are to need  more volumizing product.

Tip:

Tease hair at scalp and apply lightener to the ends for a more ombre’ effect. This hair color works best when the energy is concentrated on the ends only.

#3 Platinum Texture

This cool platinum blonde by L Salon & Color Group is for those who really want to make a color statement this winter season.

Cool Blonde Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The best skin tone for this type of color is a cool skin tone. The bright pale blonde really compliments pink undertones. Any type of hair goes well with this color, but it’s the most flattering on shorter styles.

Tip:

Use a moisturizing shampoo that also has protein to replenish moisture lost in the bleach out process.

#4 Edgy Face Frame

Face framing highlights take an edgier position in this mod design by Paul Kenneth Salon. We love the ombre’ effect in the baby bangs!

Dramatic Winter Hair Color with Red Bangs

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Cool olive skin tones wear this bold color combination best. Those with medium hair types are ideal for pulling off the cut and style.

Tip:

These bold bangs are a red shine line to create drama with the dark brown. This look is not for a shy person!

#5 Bold Yet Subtle

If you ever wondered how you could pull off a fashion color in a beautifully subtle way, this mint-inspired blonde design by Douglas Carroll Salon is for you.

Blonde Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Fair to porcelain skin tones wear this minty blonde best. Normal hair types that are naturally light brown to blonde will morph into this color combo easiest.

Tip:

Preserve this color with an overtone mint color depositing conditioner.

#6 Rocker Chick

For those wanting their hair to pack a serious color punch in the new year, Xena Parsons has your inspiration right here.

Blonde Hair Color with a Pop of Pink

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

A soft pale blonde with a touch of gold works well on a light to medium skin tone without too much red in the skin.

Tip:

To add fun color like the pink shown here, use a hair piece or color a strip of your own hair with a bold pink, blue or violet color. It is fun to have a wardrobe of colored extensions to easily change your look!

#7 Rich Mahogany

We love the peek of brighter red tucked away in the bang area of this gorgeous mahogany design by L Salon & Color Group.

Dark Red Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This vibrant and rich red combo has true neutral red tones that look good on cool and warm skin tones. This red is a perfect depth to enhance even the palest skin tone. There is a very texturized bang that shows off the lighter and darker hues beautifully. For this color combo, you definitely want a textured style to show it off!

Tip:

Using a sulfate-free shampoo is a must to lock in these ruby tones for a long as possible.

#8 Hair On Fire

This stunning blend of fiery red hues by Candy Shaw is sure to warm you up this winter.

Red Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The best skin tone for this hair color is peaches and creme. Skin tones that have a pink undertone work best with red violet hair colors and blue eyes. Fine to medium hair types are best for this look.

Tip:

The texture of this haircut allows the light to reflect just right on the surface of the color.

#9 Not Your Everyday Brown

This gorgeous brunette get kicked up a notch with a punch of color by Xena Parsons.

Mahogany Hair Color with Red Highlights

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This combination flame and wine-toned red can be worn by anyone depending where the colors are placed. While the model shown here is fair skinned, if the skin is deeper or more olive, place some of the wine tones around the face and add fiery highlights just in the top front section.

Tip:

Don’t limit your color options! Only the color that is around the face matters when it comes to skin tone, so chose a color you like and then have your colorist do a face frame that compliments your skin tone as well as the background color.

#10 Double Process Blonde

Take the winter season by storm in this icy hair hue by Mouton’s Salon.

Double Process Blonde Hair Color

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Pale porcelains or with a slight pink tone (not reddish) wear this shade best. The double process blonde works best on hair that is dark blonde or lighter at the start. If the hair is darker, the process will require more maintenance and lots of conditioning.

Tip:

Always use a color-safe shampoo to protect the delicate nature of the color toner on double processed blonde. Double processed blonding is a high maintenance service. Pale blonde highlights are an option for those seeking fewer salon visits.

#11 Apricot Angel

This sweet, apricot-inspired hue by Paul Kenneth Salon is positively angelic.

Bright Copper Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Medium olive skin tones wear this apricot color best. Medium to thick hair types can rock this cool style.

Tip:

Added ginger to copper creates the high shine and uniqueness of this color.

 #12 Pearly Blonde

This almost-white hue by Candy Shaw is the perfect winter shade.

Pearlized Blonde Hair Color

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

All skin tones can wear pearlized blondes. Finer hair types work best as it is much easier to get blondes very light with finer hair.

Tip:

Balayage highlighting is a great way to achieve this overall blonde look. You may have to tone the hair with an ash to remove any unwanted brassy undertones, however.

#13 Copper Goddess

This coppery hue by Sam Brocato Salon is full of shine and dimension.

Auburn Hair Color with Copper

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

A lighter skin color with a pink undertone suits this coppery hue best as this beautiful auburn is a red base. Ask your colorist to avoid golden tones if you have a pink toned skin.

Tip:

Always use a shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair as reds tend to fade quickly.

#14 Ravishing Redhead

If red just isn’t red enough for you, try this candy apple red combo by Paul Kenneth Salon!

Red Brown Hair Color with Copper Highlights

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Neutral to yellow skin tones wear this candy apple red combo best. Medium hair types that aren’t too thick can pull this style off easily.

Tip:

Try a red brown base with copper highlights for brilliant shine!

#15 Multidimensional Red

The multidimensional color creation by Paul Kenneth Salon gives you the best of both the brunette and the redhead world.

Pixie with Red Hair Color

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Neutral to yellow skin tones wear this combination of brown and red tones best. Medium to thick hair types can rock this look with ease.

Tip:

A combination of browns and reds really flatters a pixie haircut like this one.

#16 Strawberry Pixie

This beautiful shade of strawberry blonde by Sam Brocato Salon looks exquisite placed into a piecey pixie cut.

Strawberry Blonde Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This strawberry blonde is beautiful on a natural skin tone with yellow undertones. It is almost monochromatic, but the dash of red gives contrast to even out the complexion.

Tip:

With a hair color so close to the skin tone, be sure to enhance the facial features with a dramatic eye and a coral or pink lip color.

#17 Copper Chic

This eye-catching shade of copper by Xena Parsons is about as divine as it gets.

Bright Copper Red Hair Color

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This bright copper red looks best on a fair complexion. Any hair type can try this look

Tip:

Red hair like this looks best when bright, so always use color safe shampoo. FRAMESI COLOR LOVER comes in five different groups, made for all hair types to smooth, add volume or enhance curl. Ask your stylist to select the right FRAMESI COLOR LOVER shampoo and conditioner for your hair type.

#18 Amber Waves

If you’re really looking for a new hair shade that won’t blend into the crowd this winter season, try this amber-inspired hue by Xena Parsons.

Golden Amber Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This golden amber color looks great on medium skin tones that have warm or neutral undertones. This tone is not recommended for dark or olive skin tones. Any hair type can try this look.

Tip:

This color needs to look rich and shiny, so using a color safe shampoo like BY framesi™  Shampoo for Color Treated Hair and Conditioner for Color Treated Hair is important.

#19 Waves Of Gold

Amber gold tones take center stage on this brunette design by Sam Brocato Salon.

Amber Gold Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This gorgeous amber-gold hair color suits a complexion that is neutral and has equal parts red, gold and a touch of coolness. A skin tone that tans easily would fit in this category. Any hair type can try this style.

Tip:

Hair that is long and highlighted needs maximum conditioning to show off the highlights and to avoid looking over-lightened and dry.

#20 Auburn Curls

Mouton’s Salon inspires you to play up your curls by giving them a boost of auburn for the winter season.

Auburn Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

A warm complexion (yellow and pink undertones) can wear this auburn red (brown red) well. This rich red works great on curly hair or hair that has a slightly dry texture by adding warmth, depth and richness to the ends.

Tip:

Red hair colors fade fast, so always use a color safe shampoo and every third or fourth shampoo, use a shampoo with red pigment added to refresh the ends that may have faded. Joico Color Infused shampoo in red is a great choice!

#21 Rose Gold

Take inspiration from your favorite jewelry and try this rose gold-inspired hue by L Salon & Color Group.

Beautiful Rose Gold Hair Color

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This rose gold hue looks beautiful on warm skin tones that have a slight pink undertone. Due to the rose gold tones having both warm and cool in them, a neutral skin tone will always benefit. This color is great with any cut, short or long.

Tip:

When choosing this tone, keep in mind that there cannot be more yellow undertone than pink, or the wearer will appear washed out.

#22 Pale Gold

This pale gold creation by Identity Hair Salons & Medical Spas looks amazing on hair with tons of texture.

Pale Gold Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Hair should be a light brown or darker blonde naturally to go this light, however the shade can be created on darker tones with a double process blonde application method. This pale gold works best with light to medium skin tones.

Tip:

A hair color toner can be added to enhance any skin tone by making it cooler or warmer. When you change your hair color, consult your hairstylist or a makeup professional, as your makeup shades will need to change to suit your amazing new blonde shade.

#23 Golden Copper

This golden copper design by Goertz Hair truly shimmers and shines.

Golden Copper Blonde Hair Color

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This beautiful golden and coppered blonde looks fabulous on pale skin tones. If the skin tone is deeper, more brown can be added to the formula to create a more neutral tone. Hair should be in super healthy condition when coloring the base and adding highlights like this. If your hair is dry or damaged, try a series of treatments or glosses first.

Tip:

To keep the blonde hair looking shiny and rich, use a deep conditioning hair masque designed for color treated hair every three to four shampoos.

#24 Plum Gorgeous

This beautiful mix of browns, reds, purples and plums by Douglas Carroll Salon is a serious head turner!

Beautiful Brown Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Fair to medium skin tone wear this color combo well. Any hair type can pull off this look.

Tip:

Color designs like this one need to be maintained often to keep the color’s vibrancy.

#25 Winter Ombre

Ombre is still trending and this beautiful color melt by Douglas Carroll Salon is perfect for the winter season.

Low Maintenance Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Medium to olive skin tones and any hair type wear this look best.

Tip:

This is a great option for low maintenance color clients. You can easily refresh the look with glosses in between color services.

#26 Geometric Red

If edgy is your thing, then this geometric design with pops of scarlet by L Salon & Color Group could be the look for you.

Cool Hair Color with Red Base

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This cooler red base with bright scarlet red panels pairs perfectly with a short geometric haircut. The bold panels enhance blunt lines in edgy haircuts. This color looks best on cooler skin tones. The scarlet red panels balance the deep cool violet base to create a visual masterpiece.

Tip:

A great way to break up a dark and intense base color is to use tone-on-tone highlights in the same color family. This helps to create dimension and break up the solidness.

#27 Sandy Blonde

Keep your blonde warm for the winter season with this sand-inspired hue by Identity Hair Salons & Medical Spas.

Sandy Blonde Hair Color for WInter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

A tanned, pale complexion or medium skin tone with cool (blue) undertones will be complemented by this golden sandy blonde. The base is neutral so it can work with most skin tones that are medium or light. Any hair type can try this look.

Tip:

Highlights are added to make the hair sparkle! A gloss can also be added at the end to add gold and warmth, and can be adjusted to cool or warm the skin.

#28 Pop Of Red

Jet black strands get a kick of color in this stunning design by Hair Benders Internationale’.

Cool Red Tone on Dark Hair

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This rich and cool dimensional red tone looks amazing on olive, tanned or darker complexion. The dark base around the sides and nape help to compliment the skin tone. Medium to thick hair looks great in this style.

Tip:

If you love the vibrant red tone seen here, have a red color gloss in between touchups to keep it looking red hot! Always use a color safe shampoo to protect this color as well.

#29 Auburn Brown Betty

Auburn brown strands glow with copper highlights in this design by Hair Benders Internationale’.

Auburn Brown Hair Color for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This auburn brown with copper highlights looks best on light to medium skin tones with a golden hue. If the skin tone is too pink, choose a color with less gold.

Tip:

A few highlighted pieces in the front add some fun and draw attention to the eye as well as enhancing the shape of this sexy short haircut.

#30 Punky Plum

Channel your inner punk princess with this plum-inspired color and cut by Goertz Hair.

Hair Colors for Winter

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Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

Medium to thick hair is needed to create this highly textured short crop. A light to medium complexion with pink and golden undertones wears this color best.

Tip:

When coloring your hair, make sure you have no product in your hair that could impede your color. One of the worst culprits is hair wax!

Your hair is your palette this season! Chat with your trusted colorist about the right hue for you and be inspired by one of these gorgeous hair colors for winter.