Dust Hair Color Inspiration for Your Next Makeover
It's time to update your look with these trendy shades!
Want a different take on your beloved hair hues? Try dust hair colors. These are colors with cool, ashy undertones. They’re often grayish pastels, but some natural hair colors like brown and blonde have dusty versions, too. Dust hair colors give you an edgy look, and if you’ve had the same hair color for years, these shades can give you a fresh, new look.
To get these colors, your hair must undergo a few rounds of bleaching. Asian hair has naturally warm undertones, dark pigmentation, and a thick cuticle layer, so it may be challenging to achieve these dusty shades, especially if you’ve never dyed your hair before. However, bleaching may also be a no-go if various coloring and chemical treatments have already damaged your hair. Let a professional colorist assess your hair first before having your hair bleached and dyed.
Ready to get dust hair colors? Here are some ideas to inspire you.
Our Favorite Dust Hair Colors
1. Dusty Pink Hair Color
Editor’s tip: Experimenting with different hair colors is fun, but it can cause extreme damage to your hair. Use Dove Intense Repair Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo to treat damaged hair. This shampoo has keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients that instantly repair damage, deeply nourish and protect your hair, and leave it extra beautiful. It also has Keratin Repair Actives that nourish and repair damaged hair from its core to its surface.
Complement this shampoo with Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has keratin-infused serum capsules that go deep into your strands to repair damage from within. It leaves your hair recovered, beautiful and resilient to future damage in just one minute!
2. Dusty Purple
3. Light Purple Ash
It’s the lighter and paler version of dusty purple, but it’s just as chic and edgy. Keep your roots dark to give your look depth.
4. Medium Gray
Neither too dark nor too light, this dust hair color is versatile; you can wear it in different settings. If you want to make it look high-fashion, put this hair color on a chin-length bob with bangs.
5. Light Milk Tea Hair Color
Combine ash and platinum blonde, and you get this trendy hue! To style your light milk tea hair, give your hair a blowout for bounce and volume. This styling technique will also keep your hair from looking flat and lifeless.
Editor’s tip: Keep your bleached hair from turning brassy by switching to TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo. Its purple formula neutralizes brassy tones so you can enjoy your blonde and bleached hair colors for longer. It also has jojoba oil which moisturizes your hair and adds shine.
To get the best results, pair TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner.
6. Dusty Brown
This milk-chocolatey color blends well with dark roots. It’s a great option if you want to try a dusty hue while sticking to conventional hair colors. You can also get this color as highlights to give dimension to your dark hair.
7. Dark to Dusty
Sticking to your naturally dark hair doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with dust hair color. Keep the upper half of your hair untouched, then smoothly transition to dusty gray tips as you approach the ends of your hair.
8. Dusty Blonde and Brown Highlights
Another way to enjoy dust hair colors in small doses is by wearing them as highlights. They add dimension and character to your ‘do. Plus, dusty highlights effortlessly blend with naturally dark hair.
9. Light Ash Gray
It gives you the best of both ashy and light blonde hair colors. Try this hue if you want to lighten your tresses and create an edgy look.
10. Dusty Lilac and Pink Ombre
These hair colors give you a playful look. Meanwhile, the ombre coloring technique adds drama to your ‘do, making you stand out.
There you have it! Schedule an appointment at your favorite salon now, and show these pegs to your stylist. Enjoy your new look!