Cleanses to help protect against fading and extend your color vibrancy.
New year, new you. What better way to kick off 2019 than with a hair color change? The great thing about hair color these days is you can do a little, or you can do a lot, depending on where your mood takes you. Whether you’re dreaming of some trendy balayage highlights, a purple hair extravaganza or a striking red hair design, here are 16 hair color ideas that can transform your natural blonde hair or brown hair into something truly special. There’s something new for every month of the year!
Hair Color Credit: @cbensonhair
Transform your bob haircut into something memorable with this wintery mint and iced grape color combination. The unique, “peek-a-boo” design places darker panels underneath the mint and offers a variety of effects, depending upon how you style your hair!
Hair Color Credit: @asil
Can’t get enough pink? This vibrant hair color should satisfy your appetite for rosy hues! Talk to your hairstylist about using vibrant, demi-permanent hair color formulas that last and also offer conditioning benefits.
The secret to fashion hair colors is to blend a variety of tones for natural-looking highs and lows. Here, it’s a mélange of violet, lilac and lavender that play off each other in a lively and realistic way. To keep fine, color-treated hair, like these pastel hair colors, looking full and vibrant, use a lightweight, oil-free, gel-based conditioner.
Hair Color Credit: @al_chabot
Hello emerald. Hi sapphire. How’s it going, pink ruby? You may not have the budget to sport these precious gems on your earlobes or fingers, but you can certainly incorporate them into your hair color! Try a single jewel tone or create a jewel-box blend. Keep your precious color bright by dialing down the temperature on your hair styling tools. Or, apply a conditioning styling crème and experiment with air-dried hair styles.
Hair Color Credit: @hair_by_love
If you think you’ve tried every hair color shade under the sun, it’s time for something truly unique. This cotton candy ombré combines fuchsia, bubblegum pink, blue and teal in a striking color melt hair look. Not sure if you can pull it off? The new Matrix Virtual Try-On Tool lets you test drive every shade and every palette.
Incandescent pearl meets rose gold in this stunning, flattering hair color mash-up. It features a deeper root and pale ends, and the result is as delicate as a rose petal. According to Matrix color pros, the slight metallic finish is what makes this hair color completely on-trend!
You’ve been buttery blonde, platinum blonde and balayage blonde. Now there’s a new blonde hair color in town and it’s stunning. Opalescent, cool white tones create an ethereal effect that’s almost otherworldly. To achieve this clean, white blond hair color, it will be necessary to get your natural hair as light as possible before overlaying the final demi-permanent hair color tones. Have your stylist add a bond repair product to your color formulas to prevent hair breakage and damage.
This shade is #hairgoals for anyone with brown hair! An artful combination of pearly and smoky grey and brunette tones brings this brown hair color up to a whole new level of sophistication. It’s a gorgeous shade if you have cool-toned skin and green or blue eyes—the combination will be intensely striking!
This isn’t grade-school unicorn—it’s an “all grown up” blend of muted and sophisticated quartz, peach, berry violet and sapphire hues. The result is subtle hair color that will cast a soft and lovely glow on every complexion!
Hair Color Credit: @frances_hairartist
This lovely neutral shade of beige highlights adds incredible dimension and sophistication to chocolate brown hair. Not too warm, not too cool—it’s just right! The beauty of balayage highlights is they can be applied lightly or heavily, depending on the desired effect. Here they’re applied in wide panels to frame the face and brighten the overall hair color.
Hair Color Credit: @omareskini8
For the ultimate in blended highlights in brown hair, upgrade your look with a combination of balayage highlights and babylights. The thicker, hand-painted balayage lights “live” on the mid-lengths and ends, while the finer babylights are placed off the part and around the face for a beautiful glow. Keep your hair silky and frizz-free with a daily, moisturizing leave-in tonic that also strengthens locks.
Hair Color Credit: @constancerobbins
Rose gold hair color can skew toward a peachier warm tone, or a cooler rose tone. This one falls into the latter category, thanks to its polished, metallic sheen.
Hair Color Credit: @hairbymarcofellner
Jazz up your red hair color with copper and yellow. The result is as spicy as extra-hot salsa. Auburn hair color “anchors” the look at the roots, while the lighter shades serve as ombré accents.
Hair Color Credit: @jaymz.marsters
Red hair color gets a juicy twist with this cool red hue. It’s perfect for a natural redhead who wants to intensify her hair color, or a natural brunette in search of something unique and vibrant. Keep rich hair color like this on-tone and healthy with shampoos and conditioners that prevent premature faded hair color.
Hair Color Credit: @juliocolor
Toast the beauty of your beige blonde hair with a splash of rosé! Sparkling pink ombré highlights provide a subtle and cheerful pop of unexpected color. Keep your color looking fresh with a leave-in, shine-enhancing spray designed for color-treated hair.
Cleanses to help protect against fading and extend your color vibrancy.
Conditions to help protect against fading and extend your color vibrancy.
Maximizes natural body, tames frizz, smoothes and tames hair and helps restore shine.
Deposits blue-violet pigments to neutralize brassy tones.
The natural curly texture of ethnic hair makes it supremely important to care for this hair type properly. Whether your hair is natural or relaxed, it may be delicate and it may be dry, which means it requires lots of TLC! One question that occurs most frequently among curly girls is, “How often should I shampoo?” And it’s an important question. That’s because shampooing too often can lead even more dryness and damage, due to harsh detergents in certain shampoo formulas and the friction caused by sudsing and rubbing. But the styling creams and lotions that help make curly or relaxed hair look their best—soft, shiny, frizz-free—may also build up on the hair and require thorough cleansing to remove. Once solution that strikes a perfect balance for many women with ethnic hair? Co-wash with a cleansing conditioner!;Read Now
Have you ever thought about dying your hair red? Maybe you were a redhead as a kid, or maybe you’ve always just loved red hair. Red is a high-impact hair color—it grabs attention immediately! So if you do opt for a red hair color shade, get ready to turn heads! To help you decide on the right red hair color for you, here are some great options, along with tips for going <a href="https://www.matrix.com/hair-color/red" target="_blank">red</a>, from the pros at Matrix.;Read Now
Sometimes it seems like your hair stylist is speaking a foreign language. Balayage. Ombré. Sombré. Foilayage. Translation please! Here’s how to understand the difference between <strong><a href="https://www.matrix.com/hair-color/ombre" target="_blank">ombré</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.matrix.com/hair-color/balayage-and-ombre" target="_blank">balayage</a></strong> and everything in-between, and how to figure out the best hair color solution for you! ;Read Now