A light pink hair color is a soft and muted shade of pink. Common variations of this softer pink include bubblegum, cotton candy, pastel pink and rose gold.
With such a bright color, a professional hair colorist should be sought out to do the job because most home hair dyes won’t last as long. After finding the perfect light pink tone that matches your complexion, the next step would be to have your hair pre-lightened to a blonde to get a splendid vibrant result.
According to Elk Grove, CA hair colorist Shi Anton, the best thing you can do when getting light pink color is to “wash way less than normal with a sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo.”
You’ll want to always condition it as well “because it seals the hair shaft back down,” she adds. When washing your hair, Shi says it’s very important to do it with the coldest water you can stand to make the color last longer.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these pictures of the best light pink hair color ideas!
#1: Sexy Long Hair with Light Pink Balayage
Sexy long hair with light pink balayage is a fun way to change up your routine hair appointment. Make sure you ask for extra time if you’re considering a color like this. This color is soft yet bold and super easy to change or try again.
#2: Light Bubble Gum Pink
A bubble gum pink hair color is a popular choice for teens right now. Coloring your hair light pink is sure to offer a chic, flirty style.
#3: Short Light Pink Hair
Here is a trendy way to get a dyed light pink hue for short hair. This shade of petal pink is perfect if you have a very fair or light skin tone.
#4: Pale Pink Hair Dye
Pale pink hair dye needs a clean platinum blonde canvas to sit on. The light pastel pink hue is extremely non-committing and is a perfect option if you want a bit of a change. It suits most skin tones and eye colors. Don’t forget to use color-safe shampoos and masks like Olaplex, for instance, that will seal the cuticles and your hair will be healthy, shiny, and soft.
#5: Baby Pink Hair Dye
Baby pink hair dye is a subtle warm pastel pink color. It suits fair skin tones better, and for darker skin, a deeper pink is the shade to go to. Almost every hair dye brand has a baby pink color and its variations in their charts. Take for example Wella, which has come up with a take-home mask that moisturizes and nourishes hair and at the same time deposits pigments.
#6: Light Rose Gold Hair
Light rose gold hair is the perfect light hair color if you’re looking to add a dash of pastel pink into your hair. Rose gold hues add brightness and shine to warm up blonde hair. These pale pink tones shimmer in the light and are a subtle way to change up your blonde highlights.
#7: Sunset Pink Hair
Sunset pink hair beams with radiance and vivid coral tones. Bubble gum pink hues blended into peachy, coral colors gives a beautiful ombre of deep pink into light, pastel pink tones. To live this color to the fullest, ask your stylist to make you as blonde as possible, giving you the perfect light canvas to make the sunset pink color vibrant and luminous.
#8: Light Metallic Pink
Light metallic pink hair combines soft pink tones with cool undertones to give an icy light pink hair. Metallic pink hues reflect light and are filled with shine and brightness. Women with blonde hair are the perfect canvas for a light metallic pink color. Ask your stylist to use a light pink toner and cool additives to keep the pink looking glowing and shiny.
#9: Peachy Pink Tone
A peachy pink tone is subtle and elegant. Light peachy pink hair reflects warm rose hues that look beautiful on fair skin tones. A pastel, peach pink tone is a fun makeover for blondes looking to brighten and revamp their hair color.
#10: Purple to Pink Ombre
A purple to light pink ombré is on the border of becoming a unicorn. With a lavender base and candy pink ends you will want to have a naturally level 7+ base and pre-lighten for the easiest process. Darker tones will typically take multiple sessions and a bond protector is always recommended to maintain the hair’s integrity.
#11: Light Pink with Brown Roots
Make your grow out easier by asking your hair colorist to give you a rooted light pink balayage. Feel free to pair this rose-tinted pink hair with a messy long bob cut for easier styling.
#12: Brown Hair with Light Pink Highlights
Light pink highlights work well with light brown hair. This is the kind of pink that gives darker hair a radiant hue.
#13: Blonde Hair with Light Pink Highlights
If you have a natural blonde hair color, then adding bright pink highlights is typically cheaper and faster to do. Looking pretty and chic—these pink-dipped ends and mid-lengths would be accentuated even better with a wavy style.
#14: Subtle Light Pink and Blonde Hairstyle
If you are a workplace professional, then considering getting subtle light pink highlights.
#15: Very Light Cotton Candy Pink Hair Dye
You can get a very light cotton candy pink shade as long as you have naturally light hair or you’re willing to invest in bleaching your hair first. Combining blush pink hues with bleached hair can get you that beautiful pastel hair.
#16: Dark to Light Pink Ombre
Dark to light pink ombre hair is a popular choice for fashion-forward millennials.
#17: Faded Light Pink
If you want a more subtle look for the summer, consider choosing a faded light pink hair. Just note that this hue will more easily wash out from time in the pool.
#18: Black and Light Pink
Adding a light pink color to black hair can be a very strong hair color choice. The hue is perfect for ladies with dark hair that want something fun and extra. Be prepared to invest in more expensive hair products to preserve your color.
#19: Light Pink and Silver Balayage
Light pink and silver is a trendy hair color combination right now.
#20: Light Pastel Pink Hair
If you have a natural strawberry-blonde hair color, then request light pink highlights to create a seamless blend of orange to pink tones. This pastel pink hair would look very stunning on long hair with waves.
#21: Blue to Pink Hair Ombre
Wearing blue to light pink ombre is adding a funky element to your style. Stylist Nisha Popat of India teaches us how to achieve this light pink hair color.
Balayage is the key technique here. Popat explains, “Get the hair pre-lightened (bleached) to a very light blonde. Use blue and ultra purple tones on mid-section from Wella, and on ends, use magenta pink.”
#22: Hints of Pink on White Blonde Hair
The hints of light pink on white-blonde hair make a statement color without being too extreme. Color specialist Emma Falkensjöof of Sweden tells me how to achieve these light pink tones.
“What we did here is a full bleach. To neutralize the warmth on the hair, we used a toner containing violet pigments. We also added pink pigments to create an iridescent blush light pink hair color,” Falkensjöof explains.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pink hair does fade fast due to the way it gets locked into the hair cuticle. It will start off by looking vibrant and bright, as each wash, it will start to look more pastel, and eventually, it will fade back into the pre-lightened shade it was before toning.
Pink hair suits women with fair, cool skin tones. The reasoning behind this is light pink hues will give the complexion of your light skin that extra pop of color it was lacking. Fair skin and light hair go hand in hand.
Pink hair is definitely back in style, seems to be the go-to color for many celebrities lately. Pink hair is extremely trendy, so many hues of pink to choose from that will fit your complexion, wardrobe, and lifestyle.
Pink hair is definitely high-maintenance. Upkeep for pink-toned hair would be every 6 weeks. It’s truly a tough style to maintain. Put this into consideration before committing to this lifestyle.
Pink hair symbolizes gentleness, love, feminism, etc. It brings fun, youthful, playful vibes into someone’s life. You definitely want your hair color to match your personality.
You can get pale pink hair by completely lightening your hair to the lightest blonde almost white. Then you would use a light pink toner to achieve this look. The lighter the hair the lighter the pink hue will be.
The less you wash your pink hair the longer it will last. Try going 2-3 days between hair washes. Use dry shampoo in between to keep your hair looking and feeling fresh.
Pink hair should be touched up every 6 weeks. Darker pink tones will last a little longer, touch-ups may be needed every 8 weeks. These colors fade quickly keep that in mind before committing to this high maintenance style.