Watermelon hair: The sweetest colour trend around

Because, why just eat the fruit when you can be the fruit?

Have you been keeping up with all of the colourful hair trends? Then you’ll have seen rose gold, blorange and even unicorn strands taking over. But just when you think you’ve seen them all, an even sweeter hue is upstaging them all: watermelon hair.

Just like the tasty summer staple itself, this fruity trend incorporates shades of pink and green that you can ombre or try all-over. Want to see? Keep on reading.

7 watermelon hair colour ideas to try

close up shot of woman with watermelon hair, wearing grey top and black shorts and standing against a brick wall
Look sweet enough to eat with this hue. Credit: Instagram.com/merpiremusic

1. Watermelon ombre

This beauty has opted for pastel pink ombre and green hair, giving the #mermaidhair trend a serious run for its money. Plus, we’re loving how her hair is lightly tousled to create a laid-back beach vibe. Credit: @merpiremusic

Up next: How to get perfect beach hair for every hair length.

close up shot of woman with wavy neon watermelon ombre hair, posing to the side in a studio
This neon watermelon hair colour isn’t for faint-heartened. Credit: Instagram.com/serahdoeshairahh

2. Watermelon + neon hair

We’re a sucker for anything bright and beautiful, and that includes this neon watermelon hair colour. Couple with bouncy curls to really make a mane statement. Credit: @serahdoeshairahh

Editor’s tip: Thanks to a powerhouse of hair-friendly ingredients, you can nourish your colour-treated strands and give them a glossy boost with the Dove Advanced Hair Series Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner.

close up shot of woman with green roots, pink hair and green ends, wearing white and posing in a studio
Love shadow roots? Try watermelon roots! Credit: Instagram.com/hairbykotay

3. Watermelon roots

Are you living for the shadow roots trend as much as we are? For a fruitier take on the trend, try getting gorgeous green roots done, allowing them to fade out to pastel pink for a striking effect. Credit: @hairbykotay

close up shot of woman with chin length green and red two tone hair wearing a headband
Short watermelon hair is a thing and it’s beautiful! Credit: Instagram.com/pisces_r_mermaid

4. Two-tone watermelon bob

Confidence is key when pulling off this fashion-forward bob hairstyle, which features vibrant green roots and fades into a fierce fire engine red. Just don’t forget about the matching lipstick! Credit: @pisces_r_mermaid

close up shot of woman with mint green and peach two-tone hair with matching make up, wearing black and posing in bedroom
Live for the pastel aesthetic? Try this. Credit: Instagram.com/ articfoxhaircolor

5. Split watermelon

The idea behind this sublime two-tone look? To vertically split the hair colours right down the middle, instead of them fading into one another.

Just imagine how chic this pastel ‘do will look in a French braid and then you’ll be as obsessed as we are… Credit: @arcticfoxhaircolor

close up shot of woman with a watermelon dyed curly mohawk, wearing sunglasses, a blue top and posing outside
Who else is double tapping this beautiful ‘do? Credit: Instagram.com/kymonet

6. Watermelon curls

So, this is what happens when you try the ever-popular watermelon trend on gorgeous natural hair. Can we please take a moment to appreciate this chic combo? Credit: @ky.monet

Next read: Ombre hair colours natural-haired beauties will want to slay.

backshot of woman with a low ponytail that has a watermelon hair bow accessory on it
Not ready to get in on the trend? Try getting a watermelon hair bow. Credit: Instagram.com/katecreatesau

7. Watermelon hair bow

Not sure if the watermelon life is for you? Don’t worry, we got you. All you need is a watermelon hair bow and you’ve got the retro pin-up look down. Credit: @katecreatesau


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