17 Incredible Teal Hair Color Ideas You Have to See

Best teal hair color ideas

A teal hair color is a mixture of blue and green colors, often referred to as mermaid hair. There is no other perfect time to experiment with your hair color and follow Kylie Jenner’s footsteps than today. All you need is the confidence to show your personality and channel your creativity!

Going with this anime-girl hairstyle will make you a stand-out whether with just a hint or ribbons of this color or with a solid teal shade on your mane. Whatever style you do to your hair – long, short, straight, or wavy – it will always be selfie-ready with this magical hue!

Natural shades of make-up are preferred to match with blue-green hair, so you wouldn’t look over the top. When it comes to clothes and accessories, mermaid hair looks pretty much gorgeous with any neutral and cool-toned colors.

Believe me when I say that products will be your best friend once you own this shade. Unless you’re already blonde, bleaching is required to make the teal pop up, and this can cause damage. Fashion colors like this one are also known to fade fast.

Although, if you look at how magnificent Kehlani, Sharaya, and Rita Ora’s hairs turned out after joining the teal movement then you’ll know that it’s super worth the work!

Browse through this updated list and hop onto the trend of teal hair now!

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Black Hair with Teal Dip Dye

Dip Dye Teal
Instagram @kristinadoesmuah

Bring out your vibrant skin tones (and undertones) with this toned-down teal green hair color.

Rooted Teal Blue

Rooted Teal Blue hair color
Instagram @hairbykatierose

This rooted teal blue hair could be one of the things that a brunette would ask for. The dark roots don’t only allow the teal blue hair dye to pop, but they also allow a low-maintenance color trend. Those roots also add a subtle depth, creating a teal ocean dimension.

Black and Teal Balayage

Shoulder-Length Teal Balayage Hair Color
Instagram @masterpiecehair

That’s what’s exciting about these teal hair colors. You can basically get the same style but get very different results like this teal balayage job here.

Dark Teal

Dark Teal Hair Color
Instagram @rubydoo4247

This dark teal hair is radical and raved about! That’s what street fashion is. School them pretty hard on this kind of deep teal hue.

Teal Mermaid Hair

Q&A with style creator, Samantha
Color & Vivid Specialist @ Alchemy Color Lab in Royal Oak, MI

How would you describe this?

This is real life beachy teal mermaid hair. The hair is curled in a boho style that will last for days, and the color, of course, is to die for. When it comes to fashion colors try Arctic Fox Hair Color. They’re cruelty-free, vegan, and they donate to help homeless animals.

What’s your best advice?

These colors are amazing but they take a bit of a lifestyle change. Try Pureology because they have a built in anti-fade complex that works perfectly. Use a heat protectant, and go longer between washes to help the color last longer. Also, stay away from white sheets and pillow cases. The color can potentially spread when it’s fresh!!

Pastel Teal

Pastel Teal hair color
Instagram @colorbyloreee_

Pastel teal is a loud, vibrant shade between green and blue. It shows a cooler tone that matches fair and pale skin complexions. Whether wavy or straight, this teal-blue hair exhibits an exciting and unique masterpiece.

Purple and Teal Blue

Purple and Teal Color
Instagram @hair_by_jessiem

Using an analog teal color combination like these purple and blue tones has a really put together look that does not bore.

Teal and Royal Blue

Blue and Teal Color
Instagram @ginger.rooots

Steal the show and make heads turn with this serene teal shade.

Greenish Teal Blue

Greenish Teal Blue hair color
Instagram @__gabby_11

Q&A with style creator, Victoria Burnham
Hair Stylist @ Hair by Victoria in Billings, MT


How would you describe this?

The different ocean tones throughout the layers create depth in this greenish teal blue color.

What’s your best advice?

To maintain the vibrant teal colors, there are a lot of products that go along with it even after the salon. Creative colors tend to wash out quicker than natural colors and lose vibrancy. Use cool water on your hair during showers. Use non-sulfate shampoos, or color depositing shampoos like Viral. They tend to keep these tones longer between salon visits.

Short Teal Hair

teal hair color on short hair
Instagram @thejessicacline

This short teal hair is for babes who are looking for a real dramatic transformation! The boldness of the jaw-length chop and the radiance of the teal hue complement each other. It’s a trend that looks oh-so better with voluminous waves. To make the vibrancy last longer, choose a sulfate-free shampoo to wash your hair with.

Bright Teal

Bright Teal Color
Instagram @al_chabot

If the ice gods don’t take you in as one of their royalties then I don’t know where to put all that glory you radiate. Give this stunning bright teal hair dye a shot.

Teal Highlights on Dark Hair

Teal Highlights on Dark Hair
Instagram @justjane1x

Teal highlights on dark hair are looking fun and edgy! The dimensional teal tone complements either a sleek or wavy hairstyle. In regards to the at-home care routine, hair masks can prevent the teal hair color from fading. Masks add moisture to dry locks, too!

Q&A with style creator, Jane Ziemer-Hernandez
Co-Owner and Lead Stylist @ The Owl & The Pussycat Salon in Brooklyn, NY


How would you describe this?

These teal highlights on dark hair are vibrant highlights for naturally dark hair. Refresh your highlights, first. Then apply a pre-toner to cancel out warmth and finally apply Pulp Riot – Absinthe and Aquatic. If your hair is already dark, apply the color all over while maintaining the dimension of dark and light.

What’s your best advice?

This teal hair color looks great on naturally dark bases. It’s also fairly low maintenance. Refresh your tone every 2 months, and highlight twice a year.

Use Redken Color Extend Magnetics to keep the color vibrant and only shampoo once a week. Also, deep conditions with the Redken All Soft deep conditioning mask.

Teal Ombre Hair

Teal Ombre Hair Color
Instagram @mackpaintedthat

Opal-emerald teal hair is such an aristocratic look. Say playful and cultured with just your teal ombre hair.

Teal Highlights on Brown Hair

Teal Highlights on Brown Hair
Instagram @salonshearenvy

Teal highlights on brown hair create a fantastic combination of tones that can start a trend! Its dimension is a true masterpiece. These teal highlights are perfect for adding life to dark tresses. Natural brunettes will love it no doubt!

Light Teal

Q&A with style creator, Yesenia Davis
Hairstylist @ Paloma and Friends Salon in Whittier, CA


How would you describe this?

This light teal is whimsical, and the color is really vibrant but soft at the same time. It’s a bold color to have, but you can’t help but smile when looking at it.

Light teals genuinely complement everything surrounding the color, from skin tone to lipstick! There’s a uniqueness of the teal color hair and the curls give the style dimension.

What’s your best advice?

Buy the best products to prevent fading – color protectant shampoo and conditioner that are sulfate-free, maybe a shine spray or glosser to always keep it vibrant. Also, shampoo the hair with cool water. Vivid colors can be high maintenance.

It’s a process to achieve this teal blue hair, so be prepared if you are not blonde. Overall, it’s a really fun color to have and experience. There’s nothing like feeling beautiful and bold at the same time!

Blonde and Teal

Q&A with style creator, Sara Penfold
Licensed Cosmetologist @ To Dye For East Wing Suites in Modesto, CA


How would you describe this?

This blonde hair with teal highlights is a mermaid blonde. This same ribbon placement can be done with other colors as well to have a shade of blonde with a pop of color.

What’s your best advice?

The placement of the teal hair highlights is a great way for women who are used to being blonde to try a pop of color. Sulfate-free products must be used to maintain the teal color. As it fades, it becomes pastel in about 3-4 weeks, then back to blonde in about 6-8 weeks.

Faded Teal

Q&A with style creator, Marley Jackson
Salon Owner / Hairstylist @ Marleys Hair Tattoo and Piercing Studio in Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada


How would you describe this?

This teal hair color is a faded teal. From the baby blues and teal to the slight icy white hues, the steel grey shadow root gives it depth and contrast. This allows the lighter colors to pop, looking almost as if they were glowing.

What’s your best advice?

As for deciding when this type of aqua teal hair color will be a good fit for your look and lifestyle, a thorough consultation is important. This way you have accurate expectations of a high fashion color. Make sure you fully understand the proper care and products necessary to ensure the longevity of your teal hair color.

Tips to helping the vibrancy last would include: minimal shampooing with cool water and when washing to make sure you’re using a professional color-safe shampoo and conditioner such as L’Oréal Professional Enforcer. This product contains biotin, it’s color-safe, and it’s formulated to keep the teal hair strong and soft.

Using a heat protectant is also a big deal, as extreme heat without a protective layer can instantly affect both the color and the integrity of the hair, from the crown to the teal tips.

Blue tinted teal hair can look great on fair, medium-toned, or dark skin. If you wanted to take it a step further, makeup can really enhance your features allowing you to have fun adding more colors to your look or even keeping it on the soft side so your hair takes center stage.