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15 Must-Try Ash Hair Color Ideas

Try these ashy hues and make heads turn.

Ash hair colors, known for their edgy and sophisticated vibe, have become popular in recent years. Featuring a grayish hue, they can be worn as stand-alone colors or as a base for balayage or ombré looks. From trendy ash gray hair colors to ashy versions of beloved browns and blondes, these hues offer versatility and style. Explore our curated ideas and find inspiration for your next makeover!

Ash Hair Color Ideas to Try

1. Ash Gray Hair Color

Asian woman with short ash gray hair wearing a one-piece suit
Be a head-turner with this trendy ash gray hair color. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This cool shade makes you look bold and edgy. Wear it with short haircuts like bobs or pixie cuts for a fresh and trendy ‘do. Add waves or go for a tousled hairstyle to give your ash gray hair more oomph.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Keep your ash gray hair color from turning brassy by using TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo. Its purple formula neutralizes brassy tones, so your ashy and blonde hair colors stay 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. Ash Gray Highlights

Asian woman with ash gray highlights on long dark hair
Jazz up your dark hair by adding ash gray highlights. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can wear ash gray hair color in small doses as highlights. The contrast against your naturally dark hair adds dimension and a bit of drama.

3. Light Ash Gray Hair Color

Back shot of a woman with long ash gray hair
Ash gray hair color adds oomph to long, wavy locks. Credit: Shutterstock

This hue is a couple of shades lighter than your typical ash gray hair color, but it’s just as edgy. You can add soft waves to your hair or go for a slightly tousled look so your hair won’t look flat.

4. Ash Bronde

Asian woman with ash bronde hair wearing eyeglasses
Ashy tones make bronde hair trendier. Credit: Kha Ruxury for Pexels

The ashy base tones down the bronde hair color, giving it a classy, matte finish. Try ash bronde if you love brown hair but want to elevate it and make it different.

Tube of Dove Keratin Repair Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Let your hair recover from bleaching damage by using Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has keratin-infused serum capsules that go deep into your strands to repair damage from within. Use this daily to help undo the damage and nurse your hair back to its healthy-looking state.

5.  Ash Blonde

Asian woman with short ash blonde hair
Want blonde hair that’s not too light? Get ash blonde hair. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Choose this ash hair color when you want to go blonde but don’t want your hair to scream this golden hue. Try this hair color to elevate a simple haircut like a one-length bob.

6. Ash Brown

Asian woman with short ash brown hair wearing a black top
Try this universally flattering hair color now. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

This ash hair color is flattering for almost all skin tones. It’s also one of the trendiest brown shades nowadays, so go ahead and try it.

7. Ash Pink

Asian woman with short ashy pink hair and eyes closed
Tone down the sweetness by mixing pink with ashy tones. Credit: Nothing Ahead for Pexels

Make this sweet color edgy by making it ashy. It also flatters morena skin tones, so consider this hair color the next time you feel adventurous.

Bottle of Dove Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Intense Repair Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Wash your damaged hair with Dove Intense Repair Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo. It combines keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients that instantly repair damage, deeply nourish and protect your hair, and leave it extra beautiful. Its Keratin Repair Actives repair and nourish your hair from its core to its surface. 

8. Greige

Back of a woman with shoulder-length greige hair
This ash hair color looks sophisticated. Credit: Shutterstock

Combine ash gray hair color and beige, and you get this hue. It’s a muted shade of gray that’s also moody, resulting in a sophisticated look.

9. Dark Ash Gray Hair Color

Asian woman with long dark hair wearing a black jacket
Dark ash hair is simple yet sophisticated. Credit: Paul Szewczyk for Unsplash

If you’re not yet ready to lighten your hair, this dark ash gray hair color is for you. It gives dimension to your naturally dark hair without drastically changing your look.

10. Ashy Unicorn Hair

Asian woman with long colorful hair
Add a fun element to your look by going for rainbow hair. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Can’t choose between ashy tones and bright hues? Go for unicorn hair. You get to enjoy multiple hair colors in one look. And with ashy tones toning it down, you get to wear unicorn hues more subtly.

11. Silver Ash Gray

Ash hair color: Woman with long silver ash wavy hair wearing a black top
Say hello to better hair days ahead with silver gray hair. Credit: Shutterstock

This silver gray hair color gives you an ethereal vibe. It’s fierce and edgy, making you look like a character straight out of a fairy tale or a superhero comic book. Maintain it by using purple shampoo to keep brassy tones at bay.

12. Purple Ash Hair

Ash hair color: Woman with shoulder-length purple ash hair smiling outdoors
Purple ash hair gives your look more character and lets you express your playful self. Credit: Shutterstock

Have you always wanted to try purple hair but are nervous it might be too bold? You can tone it down with an ash base. Purple ash hair is equal parts hip and playful, giving you a unique ‘do. Pair it with an equally trendy haircut like a blunt bob or lob for a young and fresh look.

13. Two-Tone Ash Gray Hair Color

Back shot of a woman with two-tone hair color
Combine any ash color with another color and be amazed by it. Credit: Shutterstock

If you can’t choose between two hues, go for two-tone hair color! Apply ashy hues near the roots and reds (or any color you choose) at the tips to create a dramatic and edgy combination.

14. Natural Ash Gray Hair Color

Gray-Haired Asian Woman Wearing Eyeglasses Posing with Laptop
In the world of hair trends, natural ash gray locks has now become the epitome of chic. Credit: Dean Drobot from Canva

There’s an undeniable allure to naturally ash gray hair color, turning heads as both a sign of wisdom and confidence. Natural is the way to go if good hair maintenance is your cup of tea – regular deep conditioning and the use of purple shampoo can help keep your tresses looking smooth and brass-free.

15. Smoky Ash Gray Hair Color

Asian woman with silver locks
Purple shampoo is the key to maintain this ashy color. Credit: Chandri Anggara from Pexels

Here’s a hair color that effortlessly blends edgy and elite. Whether you keep it simple or jazz it up with a trendy hairstyle, remember, nothing outshines the mysterious allure of your smoky ash gray hair.

Ash gray hair colors are versatile. Whether you want something quirky or rocker-chic, there’s a hue for you! Show these hair ideas to your stylist the next time you want a dye job, and get ready for your new look.