32 Hottest Mermaid Hair Color Ideas (Pictures for 2024)

Avery Hunt
Avery Hunt Hair Colorist

Mermaid hair is a hair color trend that infuses two or more pastels or vivids onto long, beach-wave hair. Luscious lengthy hair plus waves plus a whole lot of magical fashion colors. Colorful hair dye is on track to becoming everyone’s next favorite hair color! Multi-toned pastels and vivids make this style intensely fun to wear, aside from all the attention that you’ll receive.

Tight, small curls to soft, big waves are the usual styling to complete the display of different fashion shades. Length can also allow you to create flawless transitions of color and intensity.

With gorgeous hair comes great responsibility. Be ready for multiple bleach procedures and a multitude of patience for your desired colors to appear on your strands. Post-coloring care, such as using protective hair products and occasional salon trips for upkeep, is a must!

Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring images of on-trend mermaid hair colors.

Perfect Mermaid Hair Highlights with red violet and brown
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#1: Perfect Mermaid Hair Highlights

This perfect mermaid hair color features beautiful red, violet, and brown highlights. It will leave you feeling like a true ocean goddess. If you’re looking for an eye-catching look, this is the one! To achieve this style, ask your colorist for a rich brunette base with red violet highlights. It will bring out the unique vibrancy of this shade. Use a deep conditioner once a week to keep your locks healthy and hydrated. Finish by using a shine spray from Unite 7SECONDS Glossing Spray. It will help lock in moisture and give you a nice shine.

Mermaid Long Blue Pixie with Green Fringe and Edges
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#2: Long Blue Pixie with Green Fringe and Edges

A pixie with a blue hue, green fringe, and piecey edges is a unique color and hairstyle combination, perfect for self-expression. Choosing a mullet-like pixie allows you to portray your personality while enjoying a low-maintenance style. If you want a pixie that complements your natural texture, opt for a soft razor cut. Using a razor can enhance your natural hair texture and create a lived-in shape.

Vivid Blue-Pink-Purple Mermaid Color for Medium Locks
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#3: Vivid Blue-Pink-Purple Mermaid Locks

The mermaid locks have a vivid shade of blue, pink, and purple. Mermaid hair goals can be achieved with various techniques, and using vivid colors is one of them. You must begin by dyeing your hair to a fresh, level-9 global blonde palette. After achieving that, you can choose from endless color combinations. These aqua, blues, green, purple, and pink shades create an ethereal mermaid vibe.

Wavy Mermaid Hair with a Barrette
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#4: Wavy Mermaid Hair with a Barrette

The barrette adds a special touch to this wavy mermaid hair! Adding clips made from various materials can completely transform your look. Adding waves to your hair helps to highlight the beautiful tones of its color. You can also use a shine spray for extra luster in your hair.

Mermaid Barbie Hair for girls with wavy hair
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#5: Mermaid Barbie Hair

For an appealing look to your wavy hair, you might consider a vibrant color inspired by mermaid Barbie hair. This mesmerizing shade features a beautiful blend of cool and vibrant hues reminiscent of the colors found beneath the sea. To achieve this look, ask your colorist for a mix of deep sea blues, greens, and shimmering pinks and purples that blend with your natural hair color. Though the mermaid hair color suits individuals with warm skin tones, it can also flatter lighter complexions by offering pastel variations. Lastly, avoid using sulfate-based shampoo and conditioner as these can fade your hair color quickly!

Sexy Blue Hair with Mermaid Waves for women with long hair
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#6: Blue Hair with Mermaid Waves

Give this blue hair with mermaid waves a try! A deep waver iron is the best way to achieve these waves. Do some research on stylists who specialize in fashion tones.

Colorful coral pink hues hairstyle
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#7: Coral Pink Mermaid Hues

Coral pink hues create such a chic mermaid hair color! Start this trend by wearing this hue with long-length hair and soft waves.

#8: Sapphire Teal Waves

Sapphire teal waves are a statement hairstyle. They are beautiful but finicky. Be prepared to see your stylist more often with any fashion hair color. Fashion colors aren’t permanent. They fade fast, especially if you follow only some of the rules. Here are some rules you should try and follow: wash in cold water, keep washing to a minimum, keep heat settings on hot tools lower, don’t wash your hair for at least 48 hours after having color done, and ask your stylist what shampoo and conditioner they recommend.

Gray to Teal Blue Ombre Mermaid Hair
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#9: Gray to Teal Blue Ombre

Treat yourself to an ombre look by transitioning your locks from deep gray to teal blue! Achieving this beautiful hue is easy with the help of a hair colorist or stylist. Use color-safe products for vibrant colors to maintain the vibrancy of your new hue. Try Matrix Color Me Vivid. It’s also important to avoid hot water when washing. Give your hair the total treatment using Redken’s new acidic bonding concentrate. It comes with shampoo, conditioner, and a leave-in. It heals any damage and adds moisture so your hair stays as vibrant as possible. Your mermaid-inspired ombre can turn heads wherever you go. It’s sure going to make that extra special statement!

Ocean Blue Mermaid Hairstyle
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#10: Ocean Blue

Match the sea with this beautiful ocean blue color. Perfect for standing out in a crowd, a fashion color is always on-trend. Vibrant mermaid colors fade quickly and require frequent visits to the salon.

Fishtail Braid on Mermaid Hair
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#11: Fishtail Braid on Mermaid Hair

Swim back to goodness with the ultimate Merpeople hairstyle. Fuschia and magenta hues interlocked into one fishtail to make you an under-the-sea native! Amp this long mermaid hair with beachy waves to boost the dimension and add dramatic effect.

Long Mermaid Hair
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#12: Long Mermaid Hair

Long mermaid hair is a hair color that has teal, purple and blue colors painted in. It’s a great option if your hair is naturally dark and can only lift to orange-yellow. Teal, dark purple, and deep blue colors will sit great on that canvas. Begin with the green-teal roots and melt into some purple, alternating with blue ribbons to achieve this beautiful mermaid hair blend.

Pastel Mermaid Hair
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#13: Pastel Mermaid Hair

The pastel mermaid hair is a gorgeous blend of a pastel baby blue with darker blue ribbons, pastel pale violet, and milky green. Pastel mermaid hair color is only achievable if the hair is bleached to at least a pale yellow canvas. Start with a darker hue of pastel blue at the roots melting it into a lighter baby blue and then into pastel green, purple, and blue ribbons.

Short Mermaid Hair
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#14: Short Mermaid Hair

Short mermaid hair is a shoulder-length hairstyle with blue, teal, green, and purple colors. The roots are colored in a dark blue or deep teal shade, and lighter, vibrant green streaks pop in between. Purple and rich blue locks are added to create the mermaid hairstyle in big curls with big barrel thongs to reveal the true beauty of the color.

Mermaid Curls
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#15: Mermaid Curls

Mermaid curls are loose waves that are best created with big barbell thongs. This type of curl beautifully complements and completes the mermaid hair color. An aquamarine color melt starts with deep blue through emerald and blue topaz mid-lengths finishes with vibrant neon green.

Colorful ombre on long mermaid hair
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#16: Colorful Ombre on Long Mermaid Hair

Dare to go different with a colorful ombre on long mermaid hair. This hue offers a wide array of color options. It allows you to decide the amount and shade of color you want to add. The final decision lies in you.

Deep sea aubergine on beach waves
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#17: Deep Sea Aubergine on Beach Waves

Deep sea aubergine on beach waves is a dynamic duo for color and style. Deep plum colors are rich and fun, but remember that purples and reds fade the fastest. Be prepared to get your hair colored much more often. Adding beach waves to a fresh hair hue truly shows the color and its dimensions.

Subtle mauve and purple mermaid hair
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#18: Subtle Mauve and Purple Mermaid Hair

Subtle mauve and purple mermaid hair require blending of 2-3 colors. Mauve and purple coloring can be worn straight, curly, long, or short and is a gorgeous way to embrace your inner mermaid dreams yet still be professional-looking.

Unicorn tones with mermaid waves
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#19: Unicorn Tones with Mermaid Waves

Unicorn tones with mermaid waves are the perfect color for women who want to try out rainbow tones. To get this look, ask your colorist for a mix of teasy lights, highlights, and foilyage.

#20: Blue and Teal Ocean Mermaid Hair

Mermaid hair now comes in mesmerizing turquoise shades! Seeing those lush seagrass and kelp underwater. If you want mermaid hairstyles, consider light shades like aqua and turquoise.

Pastel Green Seaweed Mermaid Hair
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#21: Pastel Green Seaweed Mermaid Hair

One word to describe this pastel green seaweed mermaid hair: mesmerizing! Live out your mermaid hair dreams with DIY kelp-colored hair that is obviously out of this world!

#22: Mermaid Hair in a Pixie

Short-haired girls look great in mermaid tones, too! Get in line for the hottest mix of faded pink and blue mermaid color tones this summer.

Colorful Ocean Ombre Mermaid Hair
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#23: Colorful Ocean Mermaid Ombre

A rich combination of blue roots and aquamarine ends makes a luscious mermaid shade like you’re wearing the ocean as your crowning glory! Additionally, mermaid hair done in ombre coloring techniques brings out a unique flair.

Mermaid pastels all-over
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#24: Mermaid Pastels All-Over

The shades of mermaid pastels all-over the hair give a vivid and exciting finish. It’s a great way to express yourself and get tons of compliments. The techniques used to achieve the look include split color and color melting. As for the upkeep, I suggest washing the hair with a sulfate-free shampoo in cold water.

Bold Blue and Purple and Green Mermaid Hair
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#25: Bold Blue and Purple Mermaid Hair

This is a mermaid hair color with a purple-y sunset hue and a beautiful blue ocean hue. The amazing thing about this is how you can formulate underlying pigments and still achieve the color for the desired tone.

My #1 tip for ladies who want to try this hair color is to go into a detailed consultation with the stylist. You have to talk about your wardrobe if you wear makeup, and how you style your hair. Furthermore, it’s also important to know your face shape to learn how your stylist can section and layout the color so you see that contrast when you look at it at eye level.

#26: Pink, Purple, Green and Blue Rainbow Mermaid Hair

This mermaid hair features a variety of colors, such as bright pinks, purples, greens, and blues, then rainbow tones at the ends.

“The color choice for the hair was beta fish-inspired,” says hair colorist Tori Briggs of Rocky Mount, NC. “The dark blue, light blue and minty green were chosen as the main colors with sections of pink, purple, and neon green riddled underneath and around the facial frame,” she explains.

When trying to achieve a color melt, the goal is to create movement within the hair that would be calming on top and then open into bold pops of color. The dark blue shadow root helps tremendously with how the hair transitions during the grow-out or fade-out stage.

If you want to opt for rainbow mermaid color hair, Briggs wants you to consider your personality and skin tone. “If you’re quiet, choose pastels and softer tones for that laidback vibe. And if you’re bold, then naturally go with vibrant colors.”

Sea Foam Green Mermaid Short Hair
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#27: Sea Foam Green Mermaid Short Hair

This sea foam green mermaid style by stylist and salon owner Rachel Ringwood of Florida is an elegant punk. The transition from a high upkeep regrowth line, aka bleach, and tone with magenta creates more of a low-maintenance, sassy dimensional color.

“Investing in good products is a game-changer for all your mermaid hair ideas! Use sulfate-free, paraben-free, sodium chloride-free products, less alcohol with styling products, and less heat, as you might melt your color right off,” Ringwood warns.

Bright colors have changed the game, and women are becoming more opening minded in different businesses. Art, colors, and self-expression flow so well together, so why not embrace them in all ways?

Wave-Crashing Silver, Blue and Purple Mermaid Hair
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#28: Wave-Crashing Silver, Blue and Purple Mermaid Hair

This blue-purple mermaid hair color features silver highlights to add a lighter shade to the middle, which gives hair a dimensional ombré look! The darker root and end color make the mid-area pop a little more!

“Fashion or vivid colors are a commitment,” says hair colorist Courtney Alexander of Lebanon, MO.

Low-heat settings on hot tools and a good heat protectant like the Kenra 22 spray before styling are important. Violet tones generally fade fairly well, so these tones aren’t required as much upkeep as others but prepare to be back in the salon in 6-8 weeks for a retouch.

Deep Blue Sea Mermaid Hair Color
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#29: Deep Blue Sea Mermaid Hair Color

This deep blue sea mermaid’s hair is bright and bold! It’s got a deep purple root blending down into a beautiful and dimensional blend of topaz shades. A seamless blend was created as the color traveled down the strand! It’s a statement piece created by salon owner and stylist Laurie Percoco of Pennsylvania.

To achieve the color, Percoco states, “Find a stylist who has developed their technique with fashion shades to give a killer color melt. Mermaid hairstyles are popping with color. Mermaid’s hair is a huge trend that is here to stay!”

Percoco points out that a mermaid hairstyle also takes a lot of maintenance. At-home care is super important, so ladies must use a sulfate-free color care shampoo and conditioner.

Light Clear Blue Mermaid Hues
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#30: Light Clear Blue Mermaid Hues

These mermaid tresses resemble a clear blue sky with a couple of wispy clouds.

Made by Virginia-based hairstylist Carrie Withers, this color is very high-maintenance and can be damaging if you don’t go about it correctly.

Withers suggests going to the salon every 6 weeks. “That makes for an easy and safe regrowth application with a lightener. Don’t opt for this type of color for women with dark hair. Likewise, for women who want more pastel tones, stick with naturally blonde/light brown,” she states.

For women wanting something on the blue/green side of the spectrum, Withers warns that it’s a little more commitment because the underlying green tones can be pretty difficult to remove.

Green and Blue Lagoon Mermaid Hair
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#31: Green and Blue Lagoon Mermaid Hair

This is a half-and-half color melt mermaid hair by licensed cosmetologist Karol Negron of Florida. For this masterpiece, the mermaid green hair color is the main attraction.

“You can see the different shades of blue and mint and then green. Ask your stylist to use Guy Tang MyDentity Mystic Blue, Arctic Blue, Mint of Steel, Pulp Riot, Absinthe, and Area 51 to achieve this color,” says Negron.

A color like this looks great on fair skin, but you can rock pretty much anything if you have a great personality!

“Things to remember when doing color like this is that you need to have a level 10 clean canvas,” Negron recommends. “Make sure to use a pH bonder to protect the hair from the damage of the lightning process. A good lightener to achieve a perfectly clean canvas is key to having great results,” she adds.

These colors take a long time to achieve, so be ready to spend the day with the hairstylist. Negron also points out that these colors are very expensive but worth trying.

pink, purple, and yellow mermaid hair
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#32: Pink, Purple, and Yellow Mermaid Hair

Try out a fun combo of pink, purple, and yellow mermaid hair for little pops of surprising contrast. Dark purple roots help blend regrowth and transition well into vibrant pink. Adding ribbons of warm colors like yellow or orange contrast against the cool pink and purple colors for exciting bursts of brightness in vivid hair.