How would you like to try pretty pastel hair colors? In case you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve got the yummiest shades right here!
You probably wont see us with cotton candy pink hair, but it doesn’t mean we don’t swoon over the pretty pastel hair colors Instagram girls are able to pull off! Sometimes they make us wish we’re brave enough to go for this bold move. Well, we guess, while we’re being cowards, the best we can do is share some of the most charming unicorn shades we could find, in case you happen to be searching for inspiration because you’re actually about to go through this dreamy makeover. Ugh, we envy you!
Pretty pastel hair colors to inspire you
1. Pastel pink
It’s pink. And it’s pastel. What’s not to love? While pastel hair colors generally make a style statement, this pretty pink hue is not too loud, so it lets your girly, kikay personality to shine through.
Editor’s tip: As with other bright hair colors, you can’t slap pastels on your dark hair and expect a yummy ice cream shade to instantly appear. You have to get your tresses bleached first for it to work. Question is, can your hair withstand the harsh chemicals involved in the coloring process? Make sure your hair is in tip-top shape before and after you get that dye job done, by washing it with Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Dove Intense Repair Conditioner. Not only does this pair repair your hair’s surface damage, it makes it stronger, more resilient to future damages, too.
For a pastel hair look with a bit more edge to it, pick a lavender shade like this one. You can easily manipulate your look by playing with different combinations. Pair it with a blunt cut if you want to turn up the sharpness, or go for a feminine style like luscious waves for a sweeter vibe.
Editor’s tip: Always use hair products that are specifically formulated for colored hair so your shade doesn’t fade easily. We recommend Cream Silk Color Protect—it’d protect your pastel hair color and enhance its vibrancy.
If you’re not a fan of pink, this beautiful peachy hue is a sweet alternative. Actually if we were ever to jump on the pastel hair wagon, we’d probably get this wearable shade. It’s very tasteful, adult-appropriate, and doesn’t stand out too much—perfect if you want to be trendy but subtle.
Green seems to be the most popular color here right now—there’s the girl in the office, the rocker chic at the train station, and the green-haired girl in that Dove Shampoo commercial. We see it more often than any other shades, actually. For a fresher, more youthful take on the green hair trend, try a minty hue like this one.
For another variation of this trend, check’s out our gallery of rainbow hair here. It’s a combination of these pretty pastel hair colors, styled in three different ways!