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Bright and Bold: Unicorn Hair Color Ideas That Will Make You Stand Out

Make your unicorn hair dreams come true with these hair pegs.

Unicorn hair goes by several other names: mermaid hair, multicolored hair, and rainbow hair, to name a few. Whatever you call it, you can’t deny how hot this particular trend is in the beauty scene. Unicorn hair exudes a magical vibe, and it adds fun and excitement to your look. Getting it is also one way of showcasing your personality and expressing yourself through your hair.

There are a lot of ways to rock this trend. The color spectrum is wild! The hues may range anywhere from the softest pastel hair colors to vivid and bright and bold hues! To get you started, here are some pegs for your unicorn hair color.

Unicorn Hair Ideas That Will Spice Up Your Look

1. Ashy Unicorn Hair

Asian woman with ashy unicorn hair
This ashy version looks sophisticated and chic. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

If you want a more toned-down color, combine ashy blues, purples, or pinks in your hair. The overall color looks more subdued but it’s in any way less appealing.

2. Hidden Unicorn Hair

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Unicorn hair – Tousled lob, hidden unicorn
Credit: Shutterstock

You can opt to choose another hue as your hair’s main color. Then, add the unicorn hues in the inner sections. This way of coloring gives your look a bit of variety, depending on how you style your hair for the day. You may leave your hair down and showcase just your blonde or brown hair, or create a half-updo or a tousled hairstyle to allow the hidden unicorn to peek through.

3. Light to Dark Unicorn Hair

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The transition from pastels to darker colors add drama to your unicorn hair. Credit: All Things Hair Team

A lot of unicorn hair includes purple and blue shades, but these aren’t the only colors you can play around with. You can color the top section of your hair with pastels like peach or light pink, then transition to blues and purples starting at ear level.

4. Pastel Hair and Dark Unicorn Tips

Fond of light hair colors? Keep the dark unicorn hues on the tips of your hair, and leave the rest of your mane with another pastel color of your choice.

5. Dark Unicorn Hair and Bright Tips

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If you love bold and bright colors, try this hair color combo. Credit: Jessie Dee Dabrowski from Unsplash

You may also jump on the unicorn trend by coloring your hair with a solid blue, indigo, or violet hue and adding bright accents to the tips like yellows and oranges. The result is a bold hair color combination that gives you a super unique look.

6. Split Hair Dye

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Accessorize your half-and-half unicorn hair to make your ‘do even more playful. Credit: Melike Benli from Pexels

You can rock unicorn hair even if you only choose two bold colors. Try this vibrant purple-and-red combo, placed on each side of your hair, and get ready to turn heads with your statement-making ‘do.

7. Split Hair Dye With Three Sections

Back of a woman with green and pink unicorn hair
Prepare to hear “oohs” and “aahs” when you show this look to your friends. Credit: Anna Shvets from Pexels

If you want to try something different, choose two hair colors but divide your hair into three sections. Dye the left and right sides the same color, and choose a different one for the back portion of your hair. How’s that for a unique look?

5 Things to Remember Before Getting Unicorn Hair

You can totally see its appeal! Rocking unicorn-inspired hair all day, every day just seems like so much fun. But before you head to the salon and have your hair colored, there are a few things you must be aware of. Here they are.

1. You have to bleach your hair.

Because Asian hair is generally dark, you’ll have to bleach your locks before achieving the unicorn hair of your dreams. If you’ve never bleached your hair before, we have to warn you that this process can take a long time. It might even take multiple appointments for your dark hair to be bleached properly. Bleaching can also cause a lot of damage if done incorrectly, leaving you with brittle and extremely dry strands.

2. Switch to hair products made for colored hair.

Bleached hair has the tendency to turn brassy over time. So, this means that you have to tweak your hair care routine in order to maintain your hair and preserve its color. Start by changing your shampoo-and-conditioner duo to ones that are designed for colored hair. We recommend TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo and TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner. These products have purple formula, which neutralizes brassy tones, so you can enjoy your new hair color for longer. They also have jojoba oil to help keep your hair moisturized and shiny.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo


3. If it’s your first time trying this trend, go for darker shades first.

Sorry to ruin your dream of perfectly pastel tresses. You’ll be putting a ton of stress on your hair if you’re transitioning from jet black to multi-colored hair in one day. Make it easier (and less damaging) on your tresses by initially opting for darker tones, gradually lightening your locks over time. Trust us, your hair will thank you for it.

4. Colored tips are also an effective way to try the unicorn hair trend.

Ever heard of dip-dyed hair? It’s a coloring technique where you only dye the lower portion of your hair and leave the rest sporting your natural hair color. You can get unicorn tips instead of having your entire head of hair turned colored. It’s a good way to try this trend for the first time, and it’s less damaging, too.

5. Add hair repair products to your beauty arsenal.

Your hair is bound to get damaged with all the bleaching and coloring it has to go through. So, it would be good to invest in hair repair products to nurse your hair back to its healthy-looking state. Try Dove Intense Repair Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo, which contains a combination of keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients that repairs damage, deeply nourishes and protects your hair, and leaves it extra beautiful. It also has Keratin Repair Actives that helps in repairing your damaged hair from the surface down to its core.

Bottle of Dove Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Intense Repair Shampoo

Complement this shampoo with Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has keratin-infused serum capsules, which go deep into your hair fibers to repair damage from within. With regular use, it leaves your hair recovered, beautiful, and resilient in just one minute.

Tube of Dove Keratin Repair Conditioner


With all these hair pegs and hair care tips, you can rock unicorn hair and have fun trying out this exciting look!