Asian woman with a brown-and-green two-tone hair color

Two-Tone Hair Color Ideas for a Bold and Beautiful Look

Can't pick between two hues? Get them both! Here are color combos you can try.

Imagine this: You’ve scheduled an appointment at your favorite salon for a hair coloring session. You already know what color you want. But when you get there, you become undecided as you see another customer with a different (and pretty!) hair color. But you don’t have to panic, because here’s the solution: two-tone hair color.

As the name suggests, two-tone hair color consists of two hues in one look. It comes in different styles. You can use light and dark colors on each side of your hair to create contrast. You can also use different but complementary colors. If you’re into monochromatic looks, you might enjoy using two shades of one color on your hair. No matter your chosen style, you’ll get a two-tone hair color that gives you a unique look.

We’ve rounded up some ideas you can cop. Check them out.

Two-Tone Hair Color Pegs We Love

1. Black-and-Blonde Hair

Asian woman with short hair with two-tone hair color
Be a brunette and a blonde at the same time with this hair color combo. Credit: Shutterstock

You don’t have to let go of your naturally dark hair to try blonde hair color. Show off this combination by leaving the back half of your hair dark and dyeing the front half blonde. Choose a light blonde color, like platinum blonde or icy blonde, to define the contrast between the two halves of your hair.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Keep your blonde hair from turning brassy with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo. Its purple formula neutralizes brassy tones, leaving your blonde and bleached hair beautiful for longer. It also has jojoba oil for moisture and shine. 

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner

Pair TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner to get the best results. 

2. Black-and-Gray, Two-Tone Hair

Asian woman with short black and gray hair
Look fierce and edgy with black and ash gray hair. Credit: Jhefferson Santos from Pexels

Create an edgy, movie villain-inspired look by combining jet black and ash gray hues on your hair. Wear this color combo on short hair with bangs to stay true to the character’s hairstyle.

3. Green-and-Brown Hair

Asian woman with green and brown long hair
Leave your hair down to showcase both colors. Credit: Kakanda Yonik from Pexels

Try this earthy duo if you want something subdued but doesn’t lack personality. Green hair gives you a mysterious vibe, while the brown side anchors it and makes your whole look hip and street-chic.

Tub of Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Damage Repair

Editor’s tip: Colored hair can be high-maintenance, so you need to elevate your hair care routine. Complement your shampoo and conditioner with Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Damage Repair. This daily treatment has keratin to repair the structure of your hair, reduce frizz, and leave it smooth. It also has collagen, which binds water to your hair, making it stronger. 

4. Purple and Pink

Back of a woman with pink and purple hair with a white ribbon
You can be as adventurous as you want in choosing colors for your hair. Credit: Melike Benli from Pexels

In the mood for something whimsical? This bright pink-and-purple combo gives you just that. It’s also playful, livening up your whole look. If you want to wear hair accessories like hair clips, choose neutral-colored ones, so they won’t compete with your vibrant hair color.

5. Monochromatic Purple

Asian woman with a purple two-tone hair color.
Embrace the two-tone hair color trend with different shades of purple. Credit: Meng Media from Pexels

Wear two shades of one color for a monochromatic look. Experiment with the underlayer hair color trend by applying a dusty purple hue on the outer sections of your hair and a vibrant shade underneath.

6. Pastel Pink and Green

Woman with pastel pink and green two-tone hair
These pretty pastels give you a sweet, two-tone hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

Wear two pastels like mint green and cupid pink on your hair for a sweet and dainty look. Pair this combo with a short haircut to make your ‘do fresh and trendy.

7. Red and Moss Green

Asian woman with short hair dyed red on one side and moss green on the other
This two-tone hair color suits a grunge aesthetic. Credit: Cottonbro Studio from Pexels

Balance out your vibrant red hair by dyeing the other side moss green. The result is an edgy look that’s equal parts fiery and earthy.

8. Red Orange Underlayer Hair Color

Back of a woman with a two-tone, black-and-orange hair color
If you’re not yet ready to commit to a second hair color, try the peek-a-boo trend. Credit: Shutterstock

Peek-a-boo or underlayer hair color consists of hues placed in the inner sections of your hair. It’s a versatile look because it allows you to showcase or hide your second hair color. To flaunt your two-tone look, put your hair in a half-updo to reveal the hue underneath.

9. Ash Purple and Blue

Asian woman with purple and blue hair
Have fun with your two-tone hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

You’ll love this ash purple-and-blue duo if you like medium to dark hair colors. It’s edgy and moody—perfect for a rock star-inspired look.

Bottle of Dove Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Intense Repair Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Frequent coloring and bleaching can damage your hair. Use Dove Intense Repair Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo. It has keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients to repair damage, nourish and protect your hair deeply, and leave it extra beautiful. Its Keratin Repair Actives also repair and nourish damaged hair from the core to the surface.

Tube of Dove Keratin Repair Conditioner

After shampooing, use Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner to help nurse your hair back to its healthy-looking state. This conditioner has keratin-infused serum capsules that go deep into your strands to repair damage from within. With regular use, it leaves your hair recovered, beautiful, and resilient in just one minute. 

10. Two-Tone Hair, Three Sections

Back of a woman with pink and green hair wearing a black, low-back dress
Split your hair colors this way to create a unicorn-inspired look. Credit: Anna Shvets from Pexels

You don’t always have to dye your hair in halves to create a two-tone look. Why don’t you divide your hair into three sections: left, right, and back? Then, dye the left and right sides the same color, and choose a different hue for the back. Splitting colors this way lets you surprise your friends because they see another hue when you turn your back.

11. Blue and Green Reverse Ombré

Asian woman with blue and green hair wearing a newsboy cap
Look chic and unique with blue-and-green hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Nail this two-tone look by dyeing the upper section of your hair green and letting it transition to blue near the tips. Curl your hair to add dimension and help make the transition look natural.

12. Dark Ash and Blue

Asian woman with a blue-and-gray, two-tone hair color.
Enhance your two-tone look with a wavy hairstyle. Credit: Meng Media from Pexels

Create a striking look with bold blue hues popping against dark ash hair. This combination makes a bold statement, turning heads wherever you go.

13. Dark Green and Magenta

Asian woman with a two-tone hair color on her short hair.
Wear dark green and magenta on short hair for a fresh and youthful look. Credit: Meng Media from Pexels

If you love jewel tones, create a two-tone hair color with dark green and magenta. It’s equal parts edgy and whimsical, making you stand out.

With these two-tone hair color ideas, you will not only get a new look. You’ll make a statement. So be creative and express yourself with your hair color choices. Also, don’t forget to have fun!