8 new hair colour ideas to try before the year’s out!

There's still time for a hot new look!  

Let’s face it, when it comes to mixing up your look, working in a brilliant new hair colour is one of the best ways to refresh your style, without going for the chop. And, when it comes to tones, hues, and techniques, there are loads of colours to choose from, that are sure to help you finish 2016 in style!

So, if it’s a hot new ‘do you’re after before the year is out, you need to take a look at these 8 incredible hair colour ideas, that’ll have everyone in awe of your stunning tresses. Take a look!

8 new hair colour ideas to try now


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New hair colour ideas: Smokey lilac. Credit: Instagram.com/carriesapphire

Smokey lilac

This mystical colour has to be one of the hottest hair trends of the season. Bringing together grey tones and soft purple hues, the look perfectly toes the line between grunge and ultra-glam.

What’s more, this super-cool hair colour also happens to be incredibly versatile – with cool, almost icy finishes, to warmer tones of grey and purple – there’s definitely a shade to suit you! Credit: @carriesapphire 

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New hair colour ideas: Rose Gold. Credit: Instagram.com/pitchblackout

Rose gold

It’s fair to say that rose gold hues have caused quite a stir in the hair world this year – and it’s still not too late to jump on the bandwagon, either.

This new hair colour offers a softer, prettier take on the #pinkhairdontcare trend, with the delicate pink tint making it perfect for blonde ladies looking to mix up things up! Credit: @pitchblackout

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New hair colour ideas: Cinnamon swirl. Credit: Instagram.com/kolorbykat

Cinnamon swirl

This bronde-influenced look is a mix of light and dark shades, creating the same effect as a delicious cinnamon swirl – after all, who wouldn’t want their hair to resemble one of those little swirls of heaven? The look brings together warm shades of honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon, to blur the line between blonde and brunette hair.

But what makes this look so special, is that with its hand painted pieces of colour, it’ll instantly enhance both your facial features and your haircut. We seriously can’t wait to try it! Credit: @kolorbykat

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New hair colour ideas: Ronze. Credit: Instagram.com/francesca.salier


Ronze brings together red and bronze tones to create a glistening, almost metallic look. Not only is this the perfect shade for autumn – with hues of classic copper red, and rich bronze brown – but it’s also a hair colour that looks flattering on every skin tone, as well as leaving your hair with a healthy-looking shine!

Oh, and it’s already been spotted on numerous Fashion Week runways, and on countless celebs, too. Credit: @francesca.salier

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New hair colour ideas: Babylights. Credit: Instagram.com/nuri0zturk


Similar to balayage and ombre techniques, babylights incorporate subtle shades of blonde, that are hand painted onto the hair to create a soft, yet high-impact look.

Perfect for blondes and brunettes alike, the easy colours of this highlighted look blend seamlessly together, for an unrivalled, au natural finish! Credit: @nuri0zturk

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New hair colour ideas: Watermelon hues. Credit: Instagram.com/kiektumgoan

Watermelon hues

If you like your hair to be bright, bold, and colourful, then watermelon hair could be the perfect new hair colour trend for you!

Not for the faint hearted, this fresh and fruity look may seem like a summertime ‘do – with its combination of vivid greens and sweet pinks – but we’re here to tell you, that it’s an ideal way to shake up your look for winter, too. Credit: @kiektumgoan

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New hair colour ideas: Burgundy. Credit: Instagram.com/jordyatbelleshea


As of late, deep red hues have been all the rage. And with its perfect balance of beautiful deep red and purple hues, bold burgundy locks have become a huge trend this year!

This look may be suitable for lighter-coloured tresses, but we happen to think it looks especially great when worn with a naturally dark brown base. Quick, there’s no time to waste, which way to the nearest salon? Credit: @jordyatbelleshea

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New hair colour ideas: Platinum blonde. Credit: Instagram.com/jean_watts

Platinum blonde

As soon as Taylor Swift stepped out with her platinum blonde ‘do a few seasons back, we knew this would become one of the hottest hair trends for 2016 and beyond!

So, if you’re looking for a bold change, embracing this cool-girl look could be just what your new look needs. Or better yet, why not try white blonde hair for winter? It has to be one of the chicest ways to rock bleached hair!  Credit: @jean_watts

Editor’s tip: Whenever you dye your locks, don’t forget to switch your wash and care system for one that’s been specially formulated with coloured hair in mind. We suggest trying the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner, to keep your coloured locks looking vibrant for longer.


Still not enough of hot hair inspiration to satisfy your colouring needs? Well, in that case, you need the help our nifty little Hair Colours page, to bring you all the latest hues for the seasons ahead.

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