Hair Color for Short Hair: Best Hues for You in 2022!

Liven up your bobs, lobs, and pixie cuts by trying out these hair color ideas for short hair.

Have you ever experienced having your short hair dyed, only to go home and realize that the color isn’t seen? Have you also gotten highlights, only for them to look like random patches of color on your hair? Hair color for short hair involves a different approach from dyeing long hair. Choosing the right hue and coloring technique is key. This way, the color will frame your face beautifully and complement your haircut. Here are some suggestions.

1. Chestnut Brown

Asian woman with short brown hair with bangs
You can wear chestnut brown as highlights for your short hair. Credit: Dennie Ramon

This hue consists of a deep shade of brown with a reddish undertone. Chestnut brown adds warmth to your face and it’s flattering for any skin tone, too. Consider this color if you love dark brown hues.

Editor’s tip: Keep your dark brown hair color fresh in between salon sessions with a few spritzes of TRESemmé Root Touch-Up Spray (Dark Brown Color). This lightweight, temporary hair color conceals your roots and gray strands in seconds. Just hold the can 6 to 8 inches away from your hair, spray to your roots and gray areas, blend the spray into your hair, and let it dry for a minute. 

2. Burgundy

Asian woman with burgundy hair color for short hair
Love rich, deep hues? Try burgundy. Credit: Shutterstock

This beautiful hair color consists of reds and browns and a hint of purple, resulting in a rich, wine-like shade. Burgundy is a great option if you want to try a deep, red shade instead of a bright, fiery hue.

Editor’s tip: Make your dark hair sleek, shiny, and frizz-free with a drop of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Shine Serum. It has keratin and marula oil, giving your hair five benefits in one system. This serum calms frizz, adds shine, detangles knots, makes hair soft, and tames flyaways. 

3. Ash Gray

Asian woman with ash gray hair color for short hair
Add texture to your gray bob by curling the tips of your hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This edgy hair color is made edgier when you get it for your short hair. It’s flattering for any skin tone as well, so try it if you want a new hair color that suits your morena complexion.

Editor’s tip: Bleached hair tends to get brassy over time, so we recommend using TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo to help preserve your new, bleached hair color. This shampoo’s purple formula neutralizes brassy tones, so you can enjoy your blonde and bleached hues for longer. It also has jojoba oil for added moisture and shine. 

For best results, complement TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner

4. Blonde and Ombre Pink

Hair color for short hair: Asian woman with blonde and pink long bob
Mix edgy and sweet with pretty pink ombre hair. Credit:

If you have a one-length bob, you can effectively pull off an ombre hair. Light shades of pink like champagne pink and rose gold can seamlessly transition to blonde. The result? A unique look that’s bound to turn heads!

5. Caramel

Asian woman with short hair with caramel highlights
A textured hairstyle looks more interesting with caramel highlights. Credit: Natasha Estelle

We love this gorgeous, summer hair color, but of course, you can wear it all year long. Get it as highlights to add dimension to your hair and make your layers look more defined.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair color from fading by using TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo. It has an anti-fade technology, which works by creating a waterproof film that coats and binds to your hair fibers to seal in and lock the color inside each strand. This helps the color last up to twice longer. 

For best results, pair TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Shampoo with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Color Radiance Conditioner

6. Bright Pink

Asian woman with bright pink hair color for short hair
Liven up a layered bob by dyeing it bright pink. Credit: Shutterstock

Take your look up a notch by going for a vibrant pink shade. It’s perky and cheerful, and it’s just what you need to create a fun and exciting look.

6. Strawberry Blonde

Asian woman with strawberry hair color for short hair
Yes, we’d love to see your selfie that shows off your strawberry blonde hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Strawberry blonde is the lightest red shade with blonde tones thrown in. It’s a sweet, happy-looking hue, so try it in your next makeover for a fresh look.

Editor’s tip: Bleaching and coloring your hair can cause extreme hair damage, so use Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner if you often change your hair color. This conditioner has keratin-infused serum capsules that go deep into your hair to repair damage from within. It leaves your hair recovered, beautiful, and resilient in just one minute. 

7. Blue Highlights

Hair color for short hair: Woman with black short hair and blue highlights
Turn heads with a sleek, black-and-blue hair combo. Credit:

Add depth to your dark hair by getting blue highlights. They add an edgy, sophisticated vibe to your short hair. Nail this look by keeping your hair shiny.

Editor’s tip: Say bye to dull and dry hair by using Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Color Revive Ultra Conditioner. It has keratin relaxers that tame frizz, keratin serum that restores shine to extremely dull hair, and keratin essence that revives hair from intense damage. It helps replenish nutrients that were lost during the coloring process, leaving your hair beautiful and vibrant. 

9. Purple

Asian woman with short purple hair
Be pretty in purple by getting this color for your hair. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Create a youthful, trendy look by getting purple hair. This medium ash purple shade works with any skin tone, and it adds oomph to a casual look.

10. Money Piece

Asian woman with short hair with blonde face-framing highlights
Face-framing highlights are perfect for mini-makeovers. Credit: Cotton bro from Pexels

The money piece consists of face-framing highlights that create a stark contrast against the rest of your hair. It’s also popular among Kpop stars, so go for it if you love Kpop-inspired looks.

Now that you have these ideas, share this page with your friends so you can all go to the salon together to get a new look. Have fun!


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