A pastel pink hair color is a soft and delicate version of pink that’s usually fused with other lighter fashion colors like blonde and even purples or worn on its own. It pairs with any type of hair and skin tone and is super wearable! All you need is the confidence to flaunt it!
Pastel Pink Hair Coloring Tips
Fantasy color specialist Emma Jean of Porte Noire Salon in Central Florida inspires many gals with her pastel hair color ideas and masterpieces!
Note that blonde would be the perfect canvas for this color to show its highest potential, so pre-lightening must be considered. To rock this gorgeous pale pink hue to the fullest, you must give your strands some love!
Like any other unnatural colors, pastels wash out quickly, but using color-safe products regularly will guarantee the longevity of your beloved cotton candy mane. Some hair dyes are great for adding a touch of pink at the tips or in some highlights, but for the best results, visiting a hair colorist for some chemical treatment is the best option for pastel pink tresses.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring photos of popular pastel pink hair color ideas!
#1: Candy Coated One-Length Bob
If you want to test the waters of fashion colors, try rocking a candy-coated one-length bob. Gorgeous shades of pastel pink are trending and are great for women with blonde locks and want who already have to spice it up. Pastel shades only last a few weeks before fading back to blonde, even with great at-home care. Be prepared to visit the salon frequently to upkeep your beautiful mane.
#2: Long Pastel Pink Fine Hair
If you want to add femininity to your fine hair, consider the allure of long pastel pink color. This delicate color is a top choice because it provides a playful vibe that can brightly elevate your look. The pastel pink shade adds a fresh and youthful feel to your hair and creates a captivating contrast against your natural hair color. It works wonderfully well with various skin tones and can particularly complement those with fair or medium complexions. To achieve the best result, consult with your colorist to ensure the perfect shade of pastel pink is selected.
#3: Pastel Pink Melt
If you desire a soft hair color, a pastel pink melt hair color is perfect. This shade blends beautifully with various skin tones and is ideal for women who want a cute hair color. Achieve the effect of a smooth color transition by asking your colorist to blend delicate pastel pink tones with your natural hair color. This soft shade complements fair and medium skin tones and adds a subtle, romantic touch to your overall look. For a more vibrant result, opt for pastel pink on hair that is bleached to a very light blonde.
#4: Dusty Pastel Pink
For a soft, edgy color, try a dusty pastel pink. This adds a pastel pink with some violet undertones. If your hair is naturally a level 7 or higher, lifting it to a level 9-10, blonde will be easy to get the best result. A global blonde will be the first step then, you will tone it with dusty pink. Maintain with a gentle cleanser like Hairstory New Wash Original.
#5: Global Pastel Pink Straight Hair
Opt for a pink global pastel straight hairstyle. When doing global coloring, this means all over color. You will want to see a blonding specialist do an all-over global blonde lifted to a level 9 to achieve this pastel pink. It needs to be a level 9. Too much yellow or brass will turn this color orangey instead of a pastel pink. Maintenance of this color will be every 4-6 weeks.
#6: Very Light Pink Shag
Try this shag cut with a very light pink tone all over. If you wear your hair with lots of texture, a shag cut is a great option. It’s got tons of layers and movement for a fun, tousled look that’s perfect to match with a light pink hair dye.
#7: Muted Pastel Pink Wavy Hair
Any blonde bored with the same old tone should consider diving into pastel. Pastel hairstyles have been hitting the runway and streets and have no sign of slowing down! This is great for a change without commitment, as it fades flawlessly. Plus, it will not compromise the blonde underneath tone.
#8: Pastel Orange and Pink Messy Hair
If you want to add some fun, bright colors to your hair, let your stylist get creative with pastels. The colors can warm up your skin tone. The placement can highlight or contour your face shape. Your stylist will know best. Pay attention to warm temperatures when washing. Lighter colors tend to fade faster.
#9: Glossy Pink Blowout with a Middle Part
When in doubt, go with pink! Pastel hues have been hitting the mark with trends as of late. The best part is they are low-maintenance, as they fade beautifully. You should pick up a pink toning shampoo or conditioner to prolong that fade out. This is because pastel tones will wash out in 6 weeks.
#10: Gorgeous Pastel Pink Waves
Blush pastel waves that will have everyone envious of your new style. I would tone this using a demi-permanent line instead of direct color. This is for longevity, as you would gain a few more weeks. Wear your hair curled to show off the different hues with this look, and use a shine spray at the finish.
#11: Dark to Light Pastel Pink Ombre
Steal that perfect pastel pink ombre balayage with this long and rich colored hair inspiration! Add beautiful beach waves halfway toward the end of your long, delectable locks.
#12: Pastel Bubblegum Pink
Bubbly and sweet, this vivid pastel pink hair coloring is a millennial’s dream. The right waves hit the sweet spot of cuteness. This is your sign to get your hair light and switch to brighter colors.
#13: Pink Hair + Dark Roots
Pink hair with dark roots is a vibe. This vivid color accents a medium-length textured bob, adding a cool, punk rock edge. The dark root allows the pink to grow without harsh lines making it a low-maintenance style. To add beachy texture to this hairstyle, blow-dry in some I Want Body Texture Spray by ELEVEN Australia, and you’re good to go.
#14: Baby Pink Hair Dye
Baby pink hair dye is a creative way to punch up those baby blonde locks if you feel a bit sassy. This fun, youthful color of a pastel pink hair dye compliments a short textured bob beautifully. Be sure to ask your stylist to create a custom color conditioner to keep that baby pink color from fading. Add a bend in your locks with a three-barrel curling iron for that extra punch. Amika carries a fantastic one.
#15: Hints of Rainbow on Pink Hair
Hints of rainbow on pink hair are perfect for women who want subtle pops of rainbow against their current bright hair hue. Ask your colorist for pastel pink hair and rainbow babylights to get this color.
#16: Pastel Pink Hair Color with Dark Roots
Use semi-permanent dye at home to get a wild pastel pink color on dark hair. Or, if you’re feeling pretty brave, have a professional do a permanent pink on your hair.
#17: Pastel Pink and Purple
Dare to try this exuberant pastel pink and purple shade? Colorist Jessie slayed this unicorn hair from root to tip.
#18: Pastel Pink Highlights on Brown Hair
Ever thought strawberry pink brunette would be a thing? Stylist Lauren shows you how to mix and match these highly different colors to create harmonious pastel pink highlights on brown hair.
#19: Faded Pink Tresses
If you have a vivid hair color and want to switch it up, try fading it to get a different pastel pink hue. Champagne strawberry pink and blonde hair tones look gorgeous, especially on kinky or medium curly locks.
#20: Silver and Pink Balayage
Ashy pink looks are equally luscious as any bold hair color. Colorist Lana has the hands of a master with this gorgeous pastel pink paint job!
#21: Soft Pink Shade
This is a stunning soft pink hair dye on a pixie cut. Colorists did the impossible, creating a shimmering pastel hair color on a shorter haircut.
#22: Cute Light Pink Hue
Carnation pink straight out of the garden! With this beautiful pastel pink hair color, you’ll look blooming no matter the weather.
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#23: Pink Pastel on Edgy Short Hair
Popstar Pastel Pink would be proud of this pixie pink style on short hair! Women with a fair complexion and warm undertones can pull off a pastel color like this better.
#24: Dusty Pink Hair Color
Gorgeous pastel pink-sprinkled hair on blonde and black-streaked hair. Full, blunt bangs on a mid-length cut make the look more excitable.
#25: Light Cotton Candy
Partner the delicate pastel pink color with a bold, chic jaw-length, straight bob. The contrast makes the look even more enticing and interesting.
#26: Petal Pink on a Braided Style
This stylish pastel petal pink hair is delicate and sweet. “My favorite thing about this is the pale pink color,” style creator Eileen Rindal states.
The Norway-based stylist shares a few tips before adopting this hair color.
“The hair needs bleaching to a white-ish color, which could damage the quality of the hair. This shade will not be sustainable in the hair for a long period of time. One would need a color shampoo/conditioner to use at home, so the budget is something to consider, too,” Rindal notes.
When it comes to skin tone, light pink will suit most ladies. It contains both warm and cold pigments. And as long as the roots are a little bit darker, it will not give a flat impression.
#27: Pastel Rose Gold Pink Hair
This light brown and pink hair features a cute pastel pink color in a rose gold shade that doesn’t need to be maintained very often. “The best thing about this color is that when the rose gold hues fade from the hair, you can have it blonde for the rest of the time and do not have to worry about growing roots,” stylist Hanna Paananen of Finland explains.
Paananen warns that pastel pink hair needs to be maintained frequently. These pastel tones fade very easily. This color isn’t the best if you don’t want to waste your time in the shower, maintaining the color, or the money you can easily spend on hair products.
Due to its short-lasting lifespan, this is good for women who want to try something new but want a more subtle look!
#28: Pastel Blue and Pink
A fantastic pastel blue and pastel pink hairstyle is bold while still being feminine and flirty. The best part about it is how it shines in the light, giving off an iridescent effect as it moves.
Colorful hair is becoming more popular, and it’s common for women to assume that they are easy to achieve and maintain. Still, it’s more difficult than it appears, which goes double for pastel pink hair colour.
Prepare for multiple sessions and find a stylist to get you to a healthy platinum blonde before trying pastels. Also, color depositing treatments such as Overtone and Joico color butter will become your best friend to help refresh the color in between appointments.
#29: Pastel Pink Highlights on Light Blonde Hair
Here’s a light-hearted pinky pastel by colorist Danon Christoffers. This is a fantastic spring color for blondes that want a little fun change. Its fade-out will look pretty until it’s gone.
The Illinois-based colorist has a few recommendations. “Know that fashion pink pastel colors fade within 25 washes, so tread lightly and gently. Cool water put money into your color-safe/sulfate-free shampoo, don’t shampoo daily. Make dry shampoo your friend,” Christoffers points out.
As far as the tone, it’s beautiful on most already light blondes! It has a kick of fun to it without being too out there and fades soft & pretty. The shadow root makes the outgrowth easier to manage too.
#30: Smokey Pastel Pink
A smokey pastel pink hair color offers the best of both worlds. If you can’t choose between light or dark pink hair, get this color. This is a must-try if you want darker hair but with a twist!
Made by stylist Gienny Nguyen of Canada, it blends cool tones, giving it the smokiness and warmth to bring in and catch the light. Similar to makeup in the highlight and contouring aspect but for hair! Coloring your hair pastel pink creates a real shine effect because the shade is brighter.
Her advice? Do lots and lots of research. “Save all the pastel pink hair color photos that catch your eyes and show them to your hairstylist. They should notice a pattern and see the tones they like. Don’t wash your hair. Use dry shampoo or go as long as possible, and wash in cool water,” Nguyen notes.
#31: Light Pink Metallic Pastel
This is the prettiest pastel metallic pink with a tinge of silver. Hair colors like light pinks will make you shine in a different light!
#32: Pink Roots on Blonde Hair
Blonde hair is beautiful, but add pink roots to spice it up. This unique look is perfect for you if you’re looking for a small change that isn’t permanent. Your stylist will use color-melting to get this seamless blend from pink to blonde.