Coloring your hair opens up a whole new world of bronzes, coppers, reds, chocolates, violets, and more! With so many colors to choose from, here are some of the most popular hair color ideas right now. You can go soft, subtle, and natural — or bold, vibrant, and every shade of the rainbow!
Remember to always consult your stylist on what they think will look great on you too. They are trained to pair you with the most flattering color just for you!
So before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring photos of the hottest hair color ideas for 2022!
#1: Sunset-Inspired Pink and Orange Waves
#2: Black with Red-Orange Face-Framing Pieces
#3: Sexy Black Waves with Blonde and Yellow Tips
Try sexy black waves with blonde and yellow tips if you wear your hair wavy or curly often. You will want to have a really great shampoo and conditioner to keep the color beautiful and vibrant. Fashion colors are more temporary than permanent colors. So having a great hair care regimen will keep that bright vibrancy for longer.
#4: Gorgeous Pink and Yellow on Blonde Hair
This gorgeous pink and yellow color combo on blonde hair is out of this world! I highly recommend pairing 1-2 fashion tones with your blonde. My best advice when choosing hues is to aim for something that compliments your current blonde, as well as your skin tone.
#5: Long Pink and Navy Blue Waves
Long pink and navy blue waves are the new black. If you’re comfortable dyeing your hair and want to try something truly unique, go dark navy blue. When trying this color, don’t forget to wash your hair with cool water to keep your tones from running together.
#6: 2 Block Blonde and Brown
2-block blonde and brown hair is a bold, high-maintenance color. When it comes to the blonde side it will need to be retouched every 4-6 weeks. However, it’s easy to fill in whenever you are ready for a unified color. You can also change the blonde into other bold fashion colors, the light side opens up a ton of possibilities.
#7: Bright Peach
Bright peach looks beautiful on women with rosy hues! If you’ve been thinking about changing your color, don’t be afraid to try something bright and bold.
#8: Pink to Orange
Try a pink to orange hair color if you’re feeling creative. Dyeing your hair fashion colors requires maintenance. You could talk to your stylist about options. You will feel fabulous with your new color!
#9: Half White, Half Pink
Half white, half pink, or as I like to refer to it, color blocking, has become the hottest trend of this year. Color blocking is such an amazing way to display 2 colors in your hair when you can’t choose just one. It also gives you the opportunity to display the colors in different ways, depending on how you part and flip your hair. For these specific colors, from my experience, pink can fade out very quickly. In order to avoid a quick fade, it’s important to use a powder pink pigmented shampoo, on the designated area.
#10: Unique Hair Colors
If you’re bored with your hair and you are ready to make a big change, try uniquely vivid hair colors. You can customize the different shades to any color you’d like. You should find a colorist to create a custom color for you.
#11: Half Lavender Half Blonde Color Block
Really stand out with a fun color block that’s half lavender and half blonde. If you want to try something different and edgy a two-toned color is a great choice. To keep your tones looking extra cool and to keep the yellow at bay, use a purple shampoo once a week.
#12: Choppy Teal Pixie
Dyeing your hair is tons of fun with a choppy teal pixie! While we always recommend going to a salon for big color changes, fashion hues can be easier to keep up with at home if you need to. Opt for an in-shower color wash to keep your tone bright, and keep a bottle of Arctic Fox on your shelf whenever you need a refresh.
#13: Strawberry Champagne
A strawberry champagne hair color is a fantastic idea for anyone transitioning from dark to light as it works with the warmth of the hair while still keeping everything light and fresh. Colors along this spectrum tend to fade faster than others. However, because the strawberry champagnes color works with underlying pigment, it’s likely to stay longer and fade out nicer.
#14: Orange and Pink Long Straight Hair
Have the locks of your dreams with orange and pink long straight hair. Before taking the plunge, you need to know that bold fashion colors are big maintenance and money. Your hair will need to be lightened to a blonde shade to achieve such vibrant tones. Do conditioning treatments in case you need to prevent your hair from becoming damaged.
#15: Half and Half Hair
Half and half hair is perfect for women looking for a bold look. The darker side is compared to the lighter side, and creates a lot of contrast and allows you to have the best of both worlds!
A two-toned color look is a fun, on-trend way to make a statement. This color trend can work with many different hairstyles and haircuts. Keep in mind, if you’re going for bright fashion colors, it’ll likely involve a double process. This will be a longer and more costly appointment. Ask your stylist for ideas!
#17: Auburn and Walnut Blend with a Blonde Money Piece
Auburn and Chestnut tones blend so well together. Try adding a blonde money piece to really tie it all together for that classy and elegant color profile. The lighter blonde pieces give contrast to the chestnut and auburn colors. By blending auburn and chestnut you can achieve more dimension and longevity out of each maintenance appointments. The blonde money piece will tend to go warm and look warm next to the red undertones, so if you like a very ashy or cool blonde look, this may not be for you.
#18: The Color Block Trend
If you are looking for a fun and fresh way to stand out, the color block trend is just for you. Color blocking allows for a bold pop of interest in specific designated areas to accentuate or emphasize features that you love about yourself. Color blocking is completely customizable to whatever style and maintenance preferences you have. Color blocking can be done appropriately to work with all age ranges, face shapes, and body types. if you’re looking for a pick me up, this is definitely one to consider.
#19: Rainbow Prism
A rainbow prism is absolutely stunning and eye-catching when added to any color. In order to achieve this effect the hair has to be pre-lightened and requires frequent maintenance appointments. If you heat style your hair frequently or wash your hair daily, this might not be the best solution for you as those are both top culprits in causing the color to fade faster. If you love seeing your stylist and are willing to manage the upkeep and hair care regime, a rainbow prism makes a phenomenal color accent.
#20: Chocolate Caramel Dip-Dye
Try a warm chocolate tone with a caramel dip-dye effect for easy maintenance and grow-out. Dip dye is a fantastic way to try a color out without fully committing to it. Because there is no blending up close to the root area, a dip dye effect typically has a more seamless grow out process and is easier to cut off when you are done with the color. A caramel tip dye effect will typically involve lightening, so if you don’t take care of the caramel portion it can become very dry and damaged. For longevity, try using a color depositing hair mask on the dip dyed area.
#21: Dark to Light Buttery Blonde
A buttery blonde that transitions from dark to light is a perfect way to make the blonde look more natural. As hair grows, it’s exposed to more and tends to lighten slightly over time, so by creating that transition of a dark to light buttery blonde, you can create a really authentic and natural looking blonde. To avoid too much warmth make sure to use a purple shampoo as needed to keep your desired tone.
#22: Peachy Pink
Warm, soft, and punchy, or some great ways to describe the results of a peachy pink color. Peachy pink can warm up cool or pale skin tones and balance out skin with red or yellow tones as it compliments and works with multiple different undertones. Peachy pink works well because it isn’t quite a true pink and not a true orange, the combination of a soft pink with a punchy orange kick allows for a completely customizable color based on your personal skin tone and preferences. Keep in mind that fashion colors like peachy pinks are high maintenance and require a proper hair care regime and regular maintenance appointments for best results.
#23: Red Paprika Hue
Trying red hair with a paprika hue could be the perfect move for you this season. The richness of this color is unmatched, although the maintenance can be tedious. Red hair color tends to fade faster than less vibrant hues so make sure to talk to your stylist about this before taking the plunge.
#24: Modern Chunky Highlights
Modern chunky highlights are all the hype at the moment. Though bold, this style can be perfect to elevate and renew your look. Using a 1.5 inch curling iron, curl large sections in opposing directions while leaving the ends out for this tousled look.
#25: Blush Pink
Blush pink hair is everything. This color is so subtle and soft, yet very unique and different. Try this look if you’re looking for something fun but not too vibrant. Use a 1-inch curling wand to get beautiful waves.