Rose Gold Hair on Naturally Dark Hair: Is It Possible?

Has this pretty shade been filling your dreams lately? Find out if your dark-haired self can achieve the perfect rose gold hair color!

The rose gold hair color trend has been a permanent fixture in our all of our news feeds since last year, and if you’re a beauty junkie like us, it’s probably all over yours, too. Safe to say that we’ve been lusting for this shade for quite a while now.

Noticing how this hue is usually rocked by blondes, we wondered if it’s possible for dark-haired gals like us to achieve the perfect rose gold hair color, too. And well, the answer, as we found out, is TOTALLY! While it takes a few extra steps for brunettes to get this coveted shade, it’s definitely not impossible.

If you’re a brunette and seriously considering getting this shade, there are few things you need to know so you don’t get it wrong and you can happily live your rose gold colored fairy tale!

1. Make sure you’re really up for a drastic change

rose gold hair color for brunettes
Brunettes can achieve the rose gold hair color by bleaching their hair blonde. Credit: @lorietherrien

If you’re a brunette, the colorist will have to bleach your hair blonde to give you the rose gold hair color you want. It’s going to be a drastic change so you gotta make sure you’re up for it. You won’t be seeing your natural color for a long while and you would want to stay away from another dye job in the next couple of months at least to give your hair time to recover from the bleaching, so if you’re going to take the plunge make sure you won’t regret it.

2. Do not try it at home

how to get rose gold hair color for brunettes
The lighter your base color, the more vibrant the rose gold tone will be. Credit: @haiby.ebonyp

There are probably tons of YouTube tutorials on this which makes it really tempting to DIY this dye job, but while we are huge fans of how-to videos (heck we produce them!) we strongly recommend that you make an appointment with a proper colorist and have it done in a proper salon. Getting the perfect rose gold shade that suits you requires a professional, and if you don’t want to end up with orange hair, drop that box of hair color right now!

3. It involves bleaching

Your hair needs to turn into a lighter color before it can go that beautiful rose gold shade. This means your hair will have to undergo bleaching. The lighter your hair color, the more vibrant the rose gold tone will be. Once you’re blonde enough, a tinted gloss will be added to deposit the rose gold color to your strands. To make sure your hair is strong enough to stand the chemical process, start washing it with TRESemmé Platinum Strength Shampoo before you even schedule a salon appointment, and keep using it until after your hair is a pretty rose gold shade. It strengthens the hair and repairs up to two years’ worth of damage in just five uses by helping to reinforce hair’s natural protective barrier, restoring hair, and protecting it against future damage.

4. You gotta work at keeping the shade as pretty as when you first stepped out of the salon

This pretty pink shade fades faster than other colors. If you want your rose gold hair to last, switch out your traditional hair products for ones that are specifically formulated for colored hair. We recommend using Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. It’s specially designed to protect colored hair from dryness and dullness from the first wash, enhances its vibrancy, and gives it up to 80% color protection.

So to answer everyone’s question, yes, brunettes can also enjoy the rose gold hair color trend. But if you really want it, you gotta work for it. Make sure you have these tips at hand when you finally decide to go for it!

Changing your hair color to rose gold color is a bold move. And now that you’ve come to accept that, you must now be scouring through various hairstyles and shades to find the one that suits your hair. Read on and find out how you can stylishly pull off this unique hair color!

1. Rose Gold and Blonde

girl wearing a peach shirt is wearing a variation to the rose gold hair color
Look cool by combining two tones. Credit: Shutterstock

There’s never been any written rule about how you should color your hair. And there’s also been no rule that keeps you from combining two tones, so why not combine rose gold and blonde? This combination will definitely look cheery on a gloomy day.

2. Rose Gold Lob

girl is bring a backpack and is wearing rose gold color hair
Rose gold looks pretty under the sun. Credit: Shutterstock

Rose gold also looks pretty on shoulder-length hair and lobs. Its length and color give you a fresh, youthful look. You can part it in the middle or at the side for more volume.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair frizz-free and shiny by using Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream. You can even bring a small bottle of this leave-in conditioner for quick touch-ups.

3. Rose Gold Hair with Hat

Woman with long rose gold hair wearing a hat
Look hip with a bucket hat on rose gold hair. Credit: Shutterstock

You can also jazz up your rose gold hair by wearing a hat. Choose one that contrasts with your hair color. You can also wear a beret or beanie.

4. Wavy Rose Gold Bob

Woman with short wavy rose gold hair wearing a denim jacket
Short rose gold hair gives you a unique and trendly look. Credit: Shutterstock

If you love short hair, you can make it look playful by dyeing it rose gold. Add waves for more volume and bounce and you’ll like one happy and stylish gal!

5. With a flower wreath

girl looking like a goddess is wearing a flower wreath on her rose gold color hair
Rose gold + waves + flower wreath = goddess Credit: Shutterstock

Look like a Greek goddess by accentuating your rose gold color hair with a beautiful flower wreath. It’s perfect for weddings, beach parties, and summer music festivals. You don’t need extra accessories as you let the magic of your hair color and flower wreath do its job.

6. Half Up Braid

Back shot of a woman with braided rose gold hair
This half updo works great on rose gold hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Complement this dainty color with an equally dainty half up braid. Gather the upper section of your hair and create a simple three-strand braid or a fishtail braid. Secure the tips with an elastic. Then, pull the sides of the braid to make it look fuller. Easy, right?

7. Messy High Ponytail

Portrait of a girl with rose gold hair in a yellow dress
A messy high ponytail is perfect for working from home. Credit: Shutterstock

Having a busy day? Or is it too hot to leave your long hair down? Cop this effortlessly chic hairstyle by finger-combing your hair, gathering it up on your crown, and tying it in a high ponytail. Leave some strands loose to frame your face and add to the messy-chic vibe.

8. Messy Bun

Woman with rose gold hair in a messy bun wearing a pink sweater
This no-fuss hairstyle combined with rose gold hair color makes for an interesting ‘do. Credit: Shutterstock

Chillin’ at home? Let your hair sport a laidback vibe by putting it in a messy bun. It’s a good hairstyle choice for second-day hair as well, so go for this ‘do if you’ve skipped a hair wash (or two).

9. Rose Gold Hair With Curtain Bangs

Woman with rose gold hair wearing a pink sweater walking on the runway
Rose gold hair with bangs? It’s a yay! Credit:

Got a long or heart-shaped face? Adding bangs can help give you a more balanced face shape. Why don’t you try curtain bangs? It frames your face without looking top-heavy.

10. Simple and Straight

Woman with long rose gold hair
Let your hair down and show off your pretty hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

If you can’t think of a hairstyle (or you’re in no mood to braid or tie your hair), then just let it down. Simply brush it to get rid of tangles, and apply a drop of leave-on cream to keep it nourished and frizz-free.

Coloring your hair is not new but choosing this shade is bold. So, wait no longer and book that salon appointment stat!

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