Dark Blue Hair Trend: 15 Awesome Examples to Consider

Dark blue hair colors

Having dark blue hair is a high-end, fascinating fashion hair color that lets the rebel side of your personality be expressed! It’s a mysterious yet wearable color which miraculously converts your mane into a very individualistic, stand-out hair that’s as deep as the midnight sky.

It’s uniqueness and subtlety never hinder it from making bold fashion statements. That’s why it has been coming up the charts for the edgiest hair colors that celebrities and influencers are rocking right now! Beware though that some variations of dark blue hair are better applied with hair dye from a professional colorist.

It’s key to pre-lighten your strands first if you want a real vibrant result. Blue-black hair flatters every complexion there is with its customizable hues, and wearing this denim color with textures lets you brag about the natural highlights and dimension it possesses.

Take the dare and try a modish dark blue hair color from this recently updated and exclusive collection of photos for your inspiration!

Curly Dark Blue Hair

Curly Dark Blue Hair
Instagram @hairby_zoraima

What better way to flaunt your sea-inspired dark blue hair than with amazing texture?! This way you’ll catch the light and show off an incredible shine.

Dark to Light Lavender Ombre

Dark to Light Lavender Ombre
Instagram @constancerobbins

This amethyst-inspired tone on a chest-length wavy mane is hypnotizing! Keeping your roots a dark natural color makes it easier to grow-out and blends well with the silver ends for a nice contrast.

Midnight Blue Hair

Midnight Blue
Instagram @hairbybridget_m

This features a magnificent azure on a sleek bob that’s rounded at the back and goes blunt forward, giving you a mysterious and sophisticated vibe.

Dark Color on Long Hair

Dark Color on Long Hair
Instagram @dream_hair_0913

Own a one-of-a-kind color melt when you mix these shades of turquoise and black tresses together! The outcome is really shiny and defined on long wavy hair.

Brown to Dark Blue Hair Color

Brown to Dark Blue Color
Instagram @vibehairandskin

How about a bit of vibrant cyan to shake your layered brunette locks up? This blend is definitely unique!

Medium Length Dark Blueberry

Medium Length Dark Blueberry
Instagram @jomarie.artistry

Join the azure color cult with this admirable navy shade on layered chest-length strands. Keep your natural roots untouched for an easier grow-out!

Short Blue Hair

Short Blue Hair
Instagram @that_hairstylist_melissa

Who wouldn’t be head over heels with this magnificent ultramarine bob?! This sleek and high fashion look is ideal for women who have the confidence and elegance to wear it.

Dark Metallic Blue

Dark Metallic Blue
Instagram @hairbytessarah

We’re obsessed with these marvelous thick waves intertwined with midnight black and navy. Stylist Tessarah tips that patience is an ingredient needed to own this work of art, as all good things take time!

Dark Neon Blue

Dark Neon Blue
Instagram @caroline.anythingbutbasic

Get electric with this chilly mermaid ocean hair! If you’re willing to commit to maintenance, this funky look is sure to serve you best as long as you want!

Black and Blue Highlights

Black and Blue Highlights
Instagram @lioness3614

Q&A with style creator, Nomi Segafredo
Senior Artist @ Profiles Styling Salon in Butler County, PA

How would you describe this look?

This beautiful blue hair was achieved by Joico colors of Sapphire Blue and Cobalt Blue hair dye. The colors were done in panels so they would melt nicely on top of one another. The cut was done with a one-length haircut, a face frame to flatter the jawline of the client’s face and shattered layers to give as much body/movement to the hair as we could. My client has very fine hair, so we do as much as we can to keep the fullness at the bottom but still have lots of movement in the mid shaft.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for wearing this alluring look would be a bold, fun-loving, sassy personality that has an easy going job. A business that doesn’t mind having such a fun look represent their company. It requires the client to use a colored conditioner in between color applications to keep the vibrancy alive. Also washing with a color safe shampoo with cool water. This will help to keep the dark blue hair color from fading.

Dark Sapphire Hair Color

Q&A with style creator, Austin Campbell
Hairstylist @ SOK Salon On Kirby in Houston, TX


How would you describe this look?

This haircut is a long modern shag. Sabrina has a lot of very thick hair and I wanted to create a weightless style with a lot of movement.

The coolest part is the fringe area. It’s kind of a grown out version of curtain bangs, with the shortest point in the middle around her lip and fanning down around her jawline. I feel like this type of fringe is going to make a huge come back, it’s versatile, customizable, and can add a lot of style to a haircut without changing the overall shape.

I like to call this color midnight blue. This color works for Sabrina because she has naturally dark features with cool undertones. The key is that even though its technically a vibrant color, it’s still deep and saturated so it doesn’t wash her out.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Get on a good regimen of salon quality products. Even though the blue color is on the darker side we still had to lift her quite a bit to get the clarity of the tone, so quality products are a must. Talk to your stylist they will let you know if your hair is in good enough condition to handle a process like this.

Since Sabrina’s hair is naturally dark and she doesn’t mind darkness at the root as it grows out, the maintenance for her is very minimal. She uses Celeb Luxury Viral Shampoo in extreme blue once or twice a week to keep the dark blue hair color vibrant and shiny. As far as the cut and style this will work for almost anybody with medium to thick hair straight to wavy. The length of the layers, the length of the bangs, and face-framing can be customized to fit most shapes.

Navy Blue Hair

Q&A with style creator, Cheyenne Orozco
Licensed Cosmetologist @ JCPenney Salon in Yuma, AZ


How would you describe this look?

This style to me is edgy but elegant. The layering really gives movement to the curls and combined with the color makes me think of ocean waves.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This shade of blue pops but doesn’t scream, so I think it would be great for someone to test the waters of fashion colors. Any shade of the rainbow is not for the low maintenance person. It generally means longer appointments in the salon and more upkeep at home. That doesn’t mean it isn’t fun though! If you are looking for some hair to match your bright, outgoing personality then try it out!

Light Blue to Blue Ombre Color

Light Blue to Blue Ombre
Instagram @hairbykassieee

Q&A with style creator, Kassie Martinez
Owner / Hairstylist @ Hair by Kassie in San Antonio, TX


How would you describe this look?

This is called “blue ombré” or as I called it black charcoal to blue fire. I love this look because the dark of the black graduating into the vibrancy of the blue make this look “subtle” and vivid. Ombré is a great way to blend in you’re natural hair into a color that can easily grow out and be cut off later down the line.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Having vivid hair color is extremely high maintenance and require a lot of care. Professional products are highly recommended as well as a routine of cold water and infrequent shampooing.

“Vivids” are beautiful but they do bleed and fade, so white pillowcases white sheets, white shirts, will turn blue. If it’s summer you have to avoid swimming pools at all cost or say bye to the vivid hair and hello to green. The colors will stain your hands and you’re tubs/shower so be ready.

Also, a touch up in between appointments is highly recommended to maintain vibrancy. I think vivid hair is great on any person regardless of age and gender. It’s a fun way to change up your look.

Dark Grey and Blue Hair

Dark Grey
Instagram @hairbyangiela

Q&A with style creator, Angie Kim
Art Director @ Gila Rūt Aveda Salons in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a smokey blue balayage. The coolest thing about it is the dimension from my guest’s natural hair color contrasting with the blue. For styling, we curled with a 1 1/2 in curling iron to create an effortless beach wave.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Maintain the color by getting it refreshed about once a month. Also, it usually takes multiple sessions to get the hair to the desired level to achieve the smokey blue color. Maintenance at home is a must. Definitely use color safe shampoo and conditioners and some heat protection before curling.

Dark Purple

Dark Purple
Instagram @meowspurrfecthair

This midnight blue hair was achieved by initially brightening the hair to make a vivid cerulean blue.