Dip-dyed hair: Our favourite A-list looks

Jeanette | 31 March 2016
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Ready to dip your toes into this striking colour trend? Here’s some hair inspo from the celebs doing it best. 

Whether it be pretty pastels, natural sun-kissed blondes or intense rainbow hues, dip-dyed hair comes in many forms. But deciding on the right combination can be a daunting experience. That’s why we’ve made life a little easier for you with our gallery of celebrity muses to inspire your next trip to see the colourist.

So, if you’re looking for encouragement or just want visual references of A-listers that are nailing this popular colour trend, we’ve got your back with a star-studded, dip-dyed hair library.

9 Of our favourite dip-dyed hair looks

Abbey Lee Kershaw green blonde dip dyed hair
Abbey Lee Kershaw’s punky-chic take on the dip-dye trend. Credit: Getty Images

Abbey Lee Kershaw

The model’s light mint green ombre paired with dirty blonde layers made for a subtly punky and surprisingly sophisticated take on the dip-dyed hair trend. Well, you certainly won extra sartorial points from us, Abbey!

iggy azalea pink dip dyed hair
Iggy Azalea’s hot pink dip-dye is the perfect combination of striking and playful. Credit: Getty Images

Iggy Azalea

Understated isn’t a trait that we’d associate with rapper Iggy Azalea, so it’s no surprise that her dip-dye choice follows suit. The singer opted for a dramatic shade of pink along the bottom of her blonde hair, which perfectly complements her long bob cut.

Hilary Duff lavendar dip dye balayage
For a sophisticated take on the trend, why not try Hilary Duff’s subtle lavender dip-dye balayage? Credit: Getty Images

Hilary Duff

Let’s be honest, lilac hair isn’t really for the faint-hearted, but Hilary Duff’s violet tresses completely dispel this notion. After seeing this pic, you might want to consider working light lavender tones with flaxen locks for a soft romantic look.

Alexa Chung brown dip-dyed hair
Alexa Chung proves dip-dyed hair doesn’t have to be all about garish colours. Credit: Getty Images

Alexa Chung

Want to change things up hairwise without anything too extreme? Then copy Alexa Chung. The English model is the best at delicately changing her classic style with ombre, working light blonde underneath and at the bottom of her mahogany mane.

Caroline Flack dip-dye ombre hair
Caroline Flack’s strategically-placed ombre dip-dye frames her face brilliantly. Credit: Getty Images

Caroline Flack

Adding golden tones to dark hair can perfectly frame and slim a fuller face shape, and presenter Caroline Flack shows off a brilliant example of how this is done. Tip: request for lighter shades to be worked into your layers to help brighten up your complexion.

Rita Ora rainbow dip-dyed hair
Rita Ora’s rainbow dip-dyed hair has to be one of our favourite looks to date. Credit: Getty Images

Rita Ora

Rita Ora is another fearless dip-dyer. Over time the pop singer has played with pink, blue, and green. But her edgy rainbow experimentation with vivid purple, turquoise and saturated marigold yellow back in 2014 has to be one of our favourites.

Lily Allen dip-dyed hair
Lily Allen’s sunset-inspired dip-dye is definitely one for making a statement. Credit: Getty Images

Lily Allen

Dip-dye devotee, Lily Allen has changed her hair more times than we can remember! Ok, we know it’s been a while, but her sunset-inspired hair really caught our attention. She even managed to dip-dye her fringe! Now that’s what we call dedication!

Kylie Jenner green dip-dyed hair
Kylie Jenner puts pastels to shame with her sea green dip dye. Credit: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner

If pastels aren’t quite your bag, then you might want to draw some hair-spiration from Kylie Jenner. Never one to shy away from a statement, she’s successfully rocked an intense emerald dip-dye with her dark bob.

Nicki Minaj blonde blue dip-dyed hair
Still not sure about dip-dyed hair? Why not test out the waters like Nicki Minaj? Credit: Getty Images

Nicki Minaj

This is another fun option if you don’t want to actually dye your hair. Take a leaf out of Nicki Minaj’s book and experiment with dip-dyed wigs, instead. Candy-inspired stripes, rainbow hues and other quirky patterns can all be yours without having to undergo a gruelling colouring process – win, win, right?

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