Hair Color for Men: 40 Examples Ranging from Vivids to Natural Hues

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Hey guys, don’t let the women have all the hair coloring fun! Take a look at these hair color ideas and find something new to try. Switch it up completely or go easy at first with a few highlights or lowlights.

Before your next hair adventure, check out these images of the best hair color for men ideas!

Blonde Highlighted Curls for Men
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#1: Blonde Highlighted Curls

If your hair is textured and you want to try a natural color, consider blonde highlighted curls. The look consists of highlights all over your structured, curly cut. After this, we choose a toner to blend naturally with your skin tone and overall style. When discussing a new look with your stylist, it’s helpful to create a mood board. Pick hairstyles you think will suit you best. Also, listen to your stylist’s ideas on how to achieve this style best while preserving your natural wave.

Orange and Peach Color Melt

#2 Orange and Peach Color Melt

This orange and peach color melt looks very New Orleans boho. The best thing about this look is how the bright orange into yellow ties the whole look together. Choose a color that fits well with your lifestyle. Your everyday style plays a huge part in what kind of colors will suit you best. If you are a guy who wears lots of bright colors, you may want to choose a softer pastel hair color that won’t clash with bolder pieces.

Peacock Bright Purple Hair Color Melt for Men

#3 Peacock Bright Purple Color Melt

The purple melt is a fun color if you want something different. It’s unique and allows you to stand out from the crowd. This peacock-looking melt looks best if you have a cooler skin tone. It’s high-maintenance but is easier to maintain with the Vivids shampoo. I only recommend this to men who are willing to use shampoos every time they wash their hair. It’s harder to get this look with dark, coarse hair, but it’s still possible. It just takes a little bit more time to prevent damaging your hair. Men with lighter hair get this look a lot easier with less damage.

Natural Black and Green on the Side

#4 Natural Black and Green on the Side

If you’re searching for hair color ideas for men, a green-colored hairspray on a round and layered haircut with medium fade creates a look inspired by the 70s. I recommend this kind of look to all guys, particularly if you don’t want to spend a lot of time brushing because the look is casual and adaptable. No matter what your hair type is, all you need to create this look is a dry effect product. Frizzy or matted hair is actually the best for a cool, messy result.

Yummy Chocolate Brown Hair Color for a Man
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#5: Yummy Chocolate Brown Hair

How dreamy is this medium, slightly warm brown look worn to just a bit to the side? This hair color looks great against all skin tones! For this style, your hair should be thick. If you have fine hair, use a thickening serum to pump up the volume in your hair before applying a styling cream or mousse for hold. For fine or thinning hair, try Nioxin products. They create an optimal scalp environment and provide thicker, denser-looking hair.

Icy White Platinum Hair Color for Men
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#6: Icy White Platinum Hair

Men looking to make a bold statement with their hairstyle can opt for icy white platinum hair color. This trendy hair color, similar to the sparkle of frozen silver, gives a stylish and modern touch to any look. The icy white platinum hair color suits men with fair to light skin better, which improves their overall appearance. Getting this color often requires many bleaching sessions to change the hair to a light blonde shade before applying the platinum toner. This process can harm the hair, hence, proper maintenance and care are crucial to keep the hair healthy.

Kpop-Inspired Dark Grey Steele Hair Color for Men
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#7: Kpop-Inspired Dark Grey Steele

Consider adopting a K-pop-inspired dark grey steel hair color – it’s a unique hair color trend that’s popular due to its sleek and modern appeal. The dark grey steel hair color lends a cool, edgy vibe to your style, making it an apt choice for those keen on making a statement. It works best on men with shorter hair lengths as the color pops out more, creating a dramatic contrast.

#8: Textured Green Top

The textured green top hair color is a unique and eye-catching style for men that combines a vibrant green shade with textured hair on top for added dimension and interest. The green color adds a bold and adventurous touch to the hairstyle, making it a perfect choice for those looking to make a statement. The textured hair adds volume and movement, giving the overall look a trendy and modern feel. Use matte clay on dry hair for the best outcome with this easy-care hairstyle.

Icy White Blonde Hair Color for Men
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#9: Icy White Blonde Hair

Icy white blonde hair color is a striking choice. It completely transforms your look, giving a cool and edgy vibe. You may go for icy white blonde all over your head or just as highlights. You can tailor this hair color to your style. However, achieving and maintaining icy white blonde hair requires proper care and maintenance. To keep the color looking fresh, regular touch-ups may be needed. Purple shampoo can stop your hair from going brassy.

Natural RedHeaded Hair Color for Men
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#10: Natural RedHeaded Hair

Check out this natural redheaded hair with a textured fringe! You’ll need little daily maintenance on this hairstyle. Use matte clay distributed evenly through the roots to ends for a textured, edgy style.

#11: Blonde Highlights with a Sharp Line Design

A popular style is a blunt crop, and this one has been coupled up with blonde highlights with a sharp line design. When you ask for the style, you do need to mention that you want a blunt fringe. As always, the best way to explain is with a picture. You can style this quite easily without too much work. I would recommend using a good styling powder to give you texture and a natural finish.

Amazing Platinum Blonde Waves for Men
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#12: Amazing Platinum Blonde Waves

Platinum blonde hair dye paired with waves is for the cool fans of anime! Big batched pointy spikes, with full thick bodies, all pointed forward and white-colored at the top. Something to consider if you’re a t-shirt kind of guy. It’s the trendiest hair color men love.

Hot Pink Top with Designs for Men
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#13: Hot Pink Top with Designs

If you’re looking for mens hair color ideas, go for a style that makes a statement, and pair it with designs and a hot pink top that will make you stand out. The cut has been faded down to the skin and kept low to make the designs stand out. The top has been textured and styled. I recommend a sea salt spray and styling powder to hold it. This will require maintenance as the pink will fade and the designs will grow out quickly.

Handsome Blonde Curls for Men
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#14: Handsome Blonde Curls

Coloring for men is becoming ever more popular as can be seen with these handsome blonde curls. For best results, I recommend seeing a coloring specialist. Home dyes can go drastically wrong. When dyeing your hair blonde, it can take a few attempts to reach the end goal. Be patient and always follow your professional’s advice.

Purple & Pink for Men's Hair
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#15: Purple & Pink for Men’s Hair

A pink and purple hair color for men looks exceptional! It starts off with quite the conservatory skin fade and is full of bright colors all around the top with wavy hair.

Platinum Mohawk for Men
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#16: Platinum Mohawk

If you are trying to step out of your comfort zone, a universal rule is to go big or go home! A platinum mohawk definitely follows this rule. And, it’s a great option if you’re looking to be bold in your cut and color. Ask for tips and tricks from your stylist to create this naturally textured look!

Multi-Color for Medium to Long Hair on Top
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#17: Multi-Color for Medium to Long Hair on Top

A daring cut plus multiple colors on dark hair makes a fashion statement. You get the medium to long hair on the top, pointing daringly forward, a mix of bright colors, and a bald fade on both sides of the skull.

Blended Turquoise and Blue Color for Men
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#18: Blended Turquoise and Blue Color

These shades of turquoise and blue on a medium haircut with shaved sides look fun and edgy! If you want a certain dyed hair, go for it! Of course, make sure that it’s right for whatever job you have and be aware of the upkeep it requires. Make sure you have all the right products, like a color protector to prolong the vibrancy and anything hydrating to prevent your hair from becoming dry.

Highlighted and Disconnected Combover
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#19: Highlighted and Disconnected Combover

This highlighted disconnected combover is for you if you are considering this look. However, you must have flexible hair that can be pulled to the back. Otherwise, it will fall down. Also, your hair has to be straight or just a bit wavy but not too curly. Know that you’ll have to use a blow dryer to smooth your hair after washing to give it direction, and you will also need to apply a styling product at the end.

#20: Purple, Green, Salmon Aged Metal

With men hair color, the possibilities are endless. Like this, the combination of purple, green, and salmon colors resembles aged metal. Contrasts emerge in organic patterns and are muted with matte effects. The more intense colors are at the base of your hair, and a softer pastel shade is at the ends.  To give your colored hair a matte effect, use Sebastian Dry Clean Only and spray it into the roots of your hair, and massage it in. This will also allow you to skip a day of washing your hair, allowing the color to last longer. If you’re a guy considering this look, you should express what you would like to see in terms of more than just color. Where do you want the color? How long do you want it? And you willing to give your hairdresser an open mind to design it?

Smokey Grey Curls
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#21: Smokey Grey Curls

Bleach your hair and tone it to achieve a slate, smokey grey color on the tips.  They almost look like frosted tips. Though grey can look matte, it still shines almost metallic-like to complement every curl that is diffused. This look is great for the guys who want to completely change their look. This smokey color will fade into a subtle and soft blonde which can create a more undone, rough, and gritty look. Maintaining this look can be easy by using a slate grey shampoo or a platinum blue shampoo. The texture of your hair can change with bleaching, making it hard to get that lovely soft finish. You might need to use more oil to get that finish. I recommend Label M Radiance Oil because it works well on most hair types.

Hot Silver Ashy Blonde
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#22: Hot Silver Ashy Blonde

This silver ashy blonde is great because of its more natural side of the creative color spectrum. Men looking to explore the fun and creative side of hair tend to lean toward the silver and ashy blonde first rather than diving in headfirst to bold blues or greens, for example. I don’t recommend this hair color if you have naturally very curly hair because it’s more fragile than any other hair texture and can be easily damaged during the lightening process. The great thing about short hair is that if you don’t feel like keeping up with the maintenance of your color, you can easily just cut your hair, and it will be cut out in no time.

Silver Hipster Hair Color
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#23: Silver Hipster Hair Color

Go for a trendy silver hipster hair color. However, you should know that this look is high-maintenance. To achieve this color, you’ll undergo a heavy lightening session with a hair color lightener to lift your hair to almost platinum. I suggest using a deep conditioner and most definitely a purple shampoo. I also recommend a flexible matte pomade to get this messy look.

Trendy Ash Grey Hair
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#24: Trendy Ash Grey Hair

This smoky grey color is trendy and fun and requires a trip to the salon every 4 weeks. I highly recommend using Eufora products because they’re sulfate and paraben-free. I recommend Eufora Moisture Intense shampoo and conditioner, along with their Color Lock. These products will add moisture and shine because they seal your cuticle, keeping your color vibrant for longer. Shampoo and condition your hair every other day with lukewarm water. If you feel that your hair is oily, using dry shampoo helps. Don’t use hot water because it dries out your hair and makes your color fade faster.

Slicked Back Straight Blonde Hair for Men
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#25: Slicked Back Yellow Blonde Hair

A blonde shade on slicked back hair looks fun, adventurous, and edgy while still looking professional and clean. Hair color can be higher-maintenance or low-maintenance when you use it for different looks as it grows out. Once it grows out a little, it can take on a whole new look with some roots. Dare to be different. Change is fun!

#26: Blue and Green on Natural Black Hair

This is a men’s version of the smoky color that melts on black hair that we’ve been seeing a lot on women lately. It’s a combination of a classic cut and some bold oil-slick colors. It’s unexpected, stylish, versatile, and allows your personality to shine! When looking for men hair dye ideas, I recommend Davines hair color and styling products. They’re eco-friendly, sustainable, and plant-based. The color line contains no ammonia, which is especially good if you have sensitivities or allergies to chemicals.

Neutral Icy Silver Hair Color
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#27: Neutral Icy Silver Hair Color

Opt for a color that is a neutral icy silver. It’s on the verge of being cool, but there is only a hint of ashy tones, so it’s more silver-grey than a pale blue silver. It’s a silver statement without that fashion blue or violet pop that could be over the top. Silver-blonde is a high-maintenance color, and it requires a healthy canvas to begin. Lightening hair can increase its fragility, so if you have a low natural level, getting to a 9 or 10 (required for this look) can be a journey.

Edgy Brownish Grey
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#28: Edgy Brownish Grey

Brownish color on an edgy cut? Why not! Keeping your hair longer on top allows for a color that would last longer than three weeks before cutting it out. As for the maintenance, a toner every 6 weeks is crucial to maintain your grey tones. In addition, use the Colorproof violet wash shampoo once a week.

#29: Trendy Copper Brown

The vibrant hue of this copper brown brings out the texture of each curl. If you’re a guy with warm skin tones, you will look great in this color! Warm skin tones contain olive or yellow undertones. Men’s hairstyles like this are perfect if you have naturally curly hair. Men with straight hair can wear this color as well but would benefit from a shorter, slightly messy style.

Men's Dark Warm Brown Hair
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#30: Men’s Dark Warm Brown Hair

A dark espresso brown color has a hint of caramel, or warmth, as seen in the tips. Get some serious height with this cut and color, which is great if you’re a man with olive, yellow, or tan complexions. Texture spray or wax used on your dry hair is the best product for this style!

Neutral Dark Blonde Hair Color for Men
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#31: Neutral Dark Blonde Hair Color

A neutral hue looks great with a style that is short on the sides and slightly longer on the top. Light-skinned guys with cool complexions will pull this color off really well! Dark brown eyes will stand out against this color. The ideal hair texture for this style is medium; not too fine or too thick.

#32: Stylish Warm Dark Copper

The dark color with a hint of copper seen here is cut close on the sides and left slightly longer on top. Check out this color if you have light skin with slightly warm undertones. This color really brings out blue eyes, which will leave great first impressions! Fine to medium textured hair is perfect for this style.

Warm Medium Brown Hair Color for a Man
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#33: Professional Warm Medium Brown Hair

Caramel tones can be seen throughout a brown color, really giving it some added texture and dimension. Warm tones, such as caramel and others with hints of gold or copper, look fantastic against neutral and warm skin tones. If you have a cool eye color, such as blue or green, your eyes will stand out against this hair hue! Keep warm browns bright with gold or copper-based color-depositing shampoo.

#34: Bright Copper Hue

A copper color really complements a shaggy, short-length layered cut. Try this color if you’ve got a daring streak! It works best on dudes who have a light to medium complexion with warm undertones. If you have fair skin and a neutral complexion, you can pull this color off really well, too.

Red hair color for a young man
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#35: Edgy Dark Red Tone

Keep it cool with a short cut left slightly longer on top in a deep red tone. Deep, cool reds look great on cool-toned fair and medium complexions. If you have a darker and slightly warm skin tone, you can pull this color off too. If you’re a guy with really thick medium textured hair, it’s a great base for a super short, yet very full, style. Don’t let your hair texture stop you, though; reds wear well on any hair type! If you’re not sure which tone of red hair you’d look best in, consult your closet. If you wear dark red shirts, go for a cool deep red. However, if you like bright red, you’re most likely a great candidate for bright reds or reds with a hint of copper.

#36: Popular Golden Blonde Shade

Warm things up with a golden blonde hue. Gold doesn’t have to stay in your jewelry. Golden blonde hair complements fair to medium complexions very well. Usually, if you have light eyes, you are a dead giveaway as the perfect candidate for this color.

Low-Maintenance Golden Highlights
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#37: Low-Maintenance Golden Highlights

Medium brown hair with golden blonde highlights can really enhance the texture of your style. Opt for highlights whether you have natural texture in your hair or not! Highlights will enhance existing texture or add texture to otherwise flat hair. Thick, curly hair is seen here, but men with medium to thick straight or wavy hair can pull this look off as well. The golden blonde tone of these highlights works best if you have a medium-warm complexion.

Steel Grey Hair Color for Man
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#38: Hipster Steel Grey Color

Mostly dark grey with a little white peppered in, this hair is styled forward and flicked up in front for an edgy feel. The combination of whites and greys is probably the most desired since there’s little white to be seen. If there was color left, it would look almost like a dark brown with highlights, so this grey is worn best if you have a medium complexion that has either warm or cool tones.

#39: Awesome Blackest Brown Hair Color

A very deep brown, almost black, hair is styled up and off your face for a cool and professional look. The black-brown hue of this hair color perfectly complements guys with medium to deep complexions. The dark nature of this color is best for men with cool or neutral skin tones. This color is great for any hair texture! If you have a dark complexion and finer hair, you will benefit from a dark color since dark hair color has a thickening visual effect.

#40: Classic Blended Gray Hair for Older Men

If you’re an older man, the blended gray hair is perfect when you want to rock your natural color. To blend the natural grays, adding lowlights would give you a dimensional edge. Another way to amp up your gray hair color is to pair it with a modern pompadour. To do this, blend your sides and back with a taper, and cut your top with shears. To style your top, apply a matte flexible hold pomade along with a volume zing powder.