Live your best hair life with these head-turning long hair colour trends

Leona | 22 January 2018

Keep scrolling for all our fave hair colour ideas for long hair…


Are you looking to give your long tresses a colour update? With new hair trends coming at you almost every day, it can be difficult knowing what shades are popping and what hues are, well, flopping. But there’s no need to get into a tizzy, as we’ve hand-picked our top 2018 long hair colour trends just for you!

So if you’ve been rocking the same shade for some time now, find out which long hair colour ideas will make your Rapunzel lengths stand out in our gallery above, and for all the need-to-know deets on the styles, read on…


Hair colours for long hair to try in 2018


back view of woman with long wavy brown balayage hair
Balayage hues look amazing on long tresses. Credit:

1. Caramel melt balayage

If you’re looking for hair colour styles for long hair, you can’t go wrong with the much-loved balayage technique. Perfect for all hair colours, a balayage is one of the most popular ways to update your look.

The hand-painted technique is brilliant for those who like a natural-looking finish, as you can go as subtle or as bold as you like. Credit: @sadieface

back view of woman with long straight hair in candyfloss pastel pink shade
Candyfloss hues are a great way to show off your long tresses. Credit:

2. Candyfloss hues

From Little Mix’s Perrie to Rita Ora, everyone has been wearing their tresses in a pastel hue lately. Whether you go for periwinkle blue or this iridescent candyfloss shade, pastel hues are without a doubt one of the most popular hair colour styles for long hair this year. Credit: @hairbyasla

woman with long blonde highlighted wavy hair
Cream soda tresses have been taking social media by storm. Credit:

3. Cream soda

The sweet treats keep on coming, this time in the form of a delightfully bright, cream soda hue.

The ideal colour update for blonde-haired ladies and, as luck would have it, it looks amazing on those with longer tresses too! From Jennifer Lawrence and Gigi Hadid, cream soda is one of the most wearable hair colours for long hair – sans the cavities. Credit: @vivalablonde

TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Don’t forget that if you’re colouring your tresses, you should switch your wash and care system to one formulated with coloured tresses in mind.

We love the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Vibrance Protection Shampoo and Conditioner for keeping your colour looking vibrant for up to 40 washes, so it’s well worth it if you want your colour to last.

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Give your tresses a makeover with an ombre finish. Credit:

4. Ombre

Although a great colouring option for all lengths, those with longer tresses have the advantage of making their ombre look extra amazing.

From golden brown hues on dark hair to bleached tones on blonde hair, and ombre finish could be the stylish update your mane has been waiting for.

Don’t do anything unless it’s celeb approved? Then see how the stars are wearing the ombre trend, hereCredit: @marciooliveira-oficial

back view of woman with long purple ombre hair
Well it is Pantone’s new hue for 2018. Credit:

5. Fantasy colours

When looking for hair colours for long hair, the world really is your oyster, with colours and tones galore to choose from. Yet if you really want get in on one of the hottest 2018 colour trends, we suggest going for purple hues – which just so happens to be Pantone’s colour of the year. So if not now, when? Credit: @colorbymichelle

back view of woman with light copper blonde hair
Blondes can update their shade with the hygge trend. Credit:

6. Hygge

The best way to warm up your hue in 2018 is with hygge hair. Never heard of it? Deriving from the Danish art of hygge, it’s all about using the right shades and tones to create a cosy atmosphere. And how better to channel it than in your hair?

Get the hygge look by asking your stylist to use warming tone, either as an all over colour or using the balayage technique. Either way, you’ll be feeling toasty and on-trend all year! Credit: @coyote_hair

woman with long straight dark red hair
Everyone remembers the girl with the red hair. Credi:

7. Warm red tones

We’ve seen a huge rise in warm red tones on ladies with long hair these past few seasons (think Melisandre from Game of Thrones for inspiration) and it is clear to see why. The glossy colour is perfect for any hair swishing moments that may arise. Credit: @hairbydamaris

woman with long denim blue hair colour
If we had this hue we would want to show it off to! Credit:

8. Denim shades

Looking for a total colour transformation? Then you will appreciate the denim hair colour trend as much as we do.

Taking Instagram by storm in 2017, denim hair hues are what all the stylish IG girls are wearing – and who better to wear it than those with long locks to show it off?! Credit: @pulpriothair