Cotton Candy Dreams: Why Light Pink Hair Dye Works on Natural Brunettes

Miriam Herst | 10 October 2016

Candy colored pink hair that complements your natural color. 

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest celebrity beauty transformations, you’ll know that light pink hair dye is making a comeback. And for good reason, too. This bold hair color is a sure way to make a statement while still maintaining a classy and girly vibe. Has dyeing your hair pink been a definitive no for you because you’re worried about the inevitable upkeep when your dark roots grow in? We think the contrast only serves to further expose the vibrancy of this trendy shade while still managing to showcase a little bit of your natural color. It’s the best of both worlds when it comes to hair dye – testing out something new and crazy while still staying true to your roots. No pun intended. Keep reading for four examples of why light pink hair dye complements natural brunettes.

Why Light Pink Hair Dye Works on Natural Brunettes

Light Pink Hair Dye with the half-shave look.
The ultimate boldness is achieved with a vibrant color and cut.

1. Rooted With an Undercut

Rock two trends in one with this cool hairstyle. Combine a shaved side with shoulder-length pink strands for a contrast that goes beyond rooted brown hair. The natural color draws attention to the undercut and gives you an edgy vibe while still playing into the softness of light pink hair. Be sure to wash and condition with products that will maintain the vibrancy of your color, like the Suave Keratin Infusion Color Care Shampoo and the Suave Keratin Infusion Color Care Conditioner

Light Pink Hair Dye
Natural hair is the perfect way to balance this bold shade of pink. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

2. Natural Meets Bold

Natural curls take on a whole new level of fierce when paired with this vivid pink hair color. The natural brunette roots add depth and dimension while the attention stays on the volume at the crown of your head. Be sure to hydrate your strands by using Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Step 3 Nourishing Hair Oil

light pink hair dye with a mermaid hairstyle
Mermaid vibes – all day, every day.

3. Soft Iridescence

The pearly shades of this particular pink shade add a silvery transition from the dark roots to the rest of the hair. The contrast is slightly diminished because of the smooth evolution of each strand of color. This is a good option if you’re leaning more towards the girly elements of this trend rather than the bold.

Light Pink Hair Dye that we love with some purple
The easiest fade from brown, to purple, to pink.

4. Shades of Purple

Pairing hot pink color with a harsher undercut allows for room for further color experimentation. This switch from brown to pink makes room for a purple shade in between. Think of this as the ombré that takes you from brown to bubble gum pink.

Looking for more light pink hair dye pink hair inspiration? Check out our tutorial on pink ombré hair.

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