Ocean hair is the latest colour trend making waves on Instagram

Look what we found 'surfing' the internet! Yes, ocean-inspired hair is the summer trend that'll wash you away!   

With hair colour ideas a plenty (think tangy tangerine hues and marvellous marble hair) you may well have thought you had seen them all. But as we were casually surfing through our social media feed, we spotted ocean-inspired hues making some serious waves – pun intended.

So, what should you expect from ocean-inspired hair? Well, multi-toned colours in an array of shades and bucket loads of tranquil, ocean-like finishes. And as our minds turn to beach holidays, ocean hair arrives just in time for summer and all the fun, sun-filled events coming our way (yay)!

Ocean hair is our newest obsession


Ocean hair colour - Long bold blue hair with waves
Stand out from the crowd with this vibrant hue. Credit: Instagram.com/djvictorystyle

Let us first say, that ocean hair is not a trend for the faint-hearted. It’s a case of go bold or go home with this one – and boy-oh-boy did this Instagrammer go bold!

Stylists are adding various shades of deep navy tones with stunning teal finishes to their clients hair, giving the illusion of real motion when rocked with loose wavesCredit: @djvictorystyle

Ocean hair colour - straight rapunzel length hair with dark to lighter blue hue
This ocean hair inspired ‘do is straight to the point. Credit: Instagram.com/fashionisers

From light to dark tresses and long to short manes, anyone and everyone can give this hue a try – and totally slay, FYI!

Keeping it straight to the point is this beauty, who has had various tones of blue added her long locks, to give a flawless ombre finish. Oh how we envy thee! Credit: @fashionisers

Ocean hair colour - Naturally curly large afro with two toned blue hair
Ocean hair + masses of curls = serious hair envy. Credit: Instagram.com/makeupartistdrummergirl

For ladies with naturally curly hair, it’s not always simple to try out the latest hairstyles (we’re looking at you bow braid). So what better way to up your mane game than with a fantastic hair hue, like this one? Credit: @makeupartistdrummergirl

Editor’s tip: To keep your ‘fro in tip top condition, especially after colouring, we suggest washing your mane with the Dove Advanced Series Absolute Quench Shampoo and Conditioner, which has been specifically designed with curly and coily hair types in mind.

Ocean hair colour - Mid to light blue ombre hair colour on long wavy hair
Ocean hair has been making waves across Instagram. Credit: Instagram.com/cozmic.color

The best thing about this ocean hair trend, is that you really can make it your own. From deep and dark shades to this light and bright number, you can mix and match to create a look that’s tailored to your personality! Credit: @cozmic.color

Ocean hair colour - loose wave son mid lrngth blue hair with bead accessory
Jazz up your new hue with fun accessories. Credit: Instagram.com/roguehairstudio

When a fancy new hue just isn’t enough, we suggest sprucing up your look with some fun accessories. With the likes of glitter roots and hair foiling gracing our radar, as well as the latest festival-worthy accessories, you’ll never look more ready to take on the season in style. Credit: @roguehairstudio

Ocean hair colour - mid to long various toned blue hair with loose waves
Ocean perfection. Credit: Instagram.com/delatron-deltaforce

What better way to highlight the intricate colouring of your hair, than by adding some luscious waves to your tresses? Go for a highly textured look for everyday occasions, or opt for a full-on blow out for a fancy soiree! Credit: @delatron-deltaforce

Editor’s tip: Tempted to try out one of these ocean-inspired hues? Then remember to pick a wash and care system formulated especially for coloured tresses (like the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner) to help maintain colour’s vibrancy.


Like to switch up your mane on a regular basis? In need of constant inspiration? Then head on over to our Hair Colours page, for the latest celebrity transformations and viral trends to tickle your colouring tastebuds!

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