Why this pretty pearl hair colour trend is our latest beauty obsession

If you're aiming for an under-the-sea hue,  you need to get acquainted with this pearl-escent hair trend!  

Have you been keeping up with all of the sublime colourful hair trends from Instagram lately? Then you’ll have seen geode hair, rainbow roots and even magical unicorn manes taking over your social feeds. But just when you think you’ve seen them all, an even dreamier colour trend has stolen the Internet’s heart: pearl hair.

Just like the pretty, pearly jewels themselves, the hair colours range from platinum to silvery blondes (that have a mermaid-worthy sheen about them!). And trust us, when you get a glimpse of these incredible hues, you won’t be able to look away.

Pearl hair: The latest trend we can’t get enough of!


backshot of model with silver pearl hair
Shimmer with pearly silver hair. Credit: Instagram.com/montereyhairbynicole

Pearl silver

When you mix grey hair and pearl hair together, you get the dreamiest hue ever: pearl silver. And when this mega-babe debuted her unique, shimmering colour on Instagram, everyone (including us) became obsessed!

We love the subtle yet ethereal nature of this icy shade and think it oozes tonnes springtime freshness. Looks as shiny as it sounds, right? Credit: @montereyhairbynicole

backshot of model with silver pewter pearl highlights
Go all out with pewter pearl highlights. Credit: Instagram.com/leysahairandmakeup

Pewter pearl highlights

Calling all aspiring mermaids! If you’re aiming for an under-the-sea hue, you’ll need to opt for these breath-taking pewter pearl highlights, which we spotted on this Instagrammer!

Mermaids are renowed for having brightly coloured locks, so if you really want to look the part, you know what to do. Credit: @leysahairandmakeup

backshot of model with pink peachy pearl hair
Femme fatale: Peachy pearlescent hair. Credit: Instagram.com/lorietherrien

Peachy pearlescent hair

Can’t shake off your love for pink-tinted hair hues? Well you’ll be happy to know that pink pearlescent hair does exist!

And this stylish lnstagrammer’s mane is the perfect example! We love how her juicy colour has pops of pearl tones in it, and how’s she’s paired the look with lush, loose curls.

This gorgeous hue works especially well on blondes or lighter-shaded redheads. And thanks to its soft metallic sheen (which keeps things sophisticated rather than over the top) it suits most hair lengths, too. Credit: @lorietherrien

backshot of model with pearly blonde babylights
Be subtle with pearl blonde babylights. Credit: Instagram.com/hairbymisskellyo

Pearl blonde babylights

Love pearl hair but think it’s too bright to wear to work? Opting for pearl blonde babylights, like the picture above, will make you think again!

This illuminating hue strikes the perfect balance between statement-making and subtle, making it ideal for office wear. What more could a girl want? Credit: @hairbymisskellyo

Editor’s tip: If you do decide to go for this pretty pearly shade, we recommend using a specialist shampoo and conditioner for blondes, such as the TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner. This illuminating shampoo will enhance blonde shades and help reduce brassy tone effects.


Tempted to get pearl hair after scrolling through these stunning hair looks? We don’t blame you! Check out our dedicated Hair Colours page for even more inspiration!

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