Hottest Temporary Hair Color for 2016

Find your best color. At least temporarily. 

Tickle us pink or purple or gray! This year we have seen literally every color of the rainbow grace its way on the streets of NYC to the catwalk. And while we are all about hair color as a way to mix up your look, we also get that trying a permanent color may not be your thing. Because, well, it’s so permanent. The beauty of color is that there are tons of options when you want to change things up, but ever so subtly.

The past few years has been all about temporary hair color, and we’ve seen gray, pink and purple reigning pretty hard core. We love the variations from light to really dark that have been seen on the streets of NYC to countless places across America. There have also been blues, greens and a mixture of all of these colors as seen on rainbow hair. Whatever color you fancy, 2016 is going to be your year to try one or all of them, at least temporarily. Read on to discover some of the hottest temporary hair colors that we have been digging this year:

Hottest Temporary Hair Color Ideas

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Gray hair is all the rage this year. Photo credit:

1. Gray Hair

Millennials are flocking to the salon to go gray. Not gray strands that come with age, but all-over gray with a whole new swarm of silver foxes hitting the scene. Before you fork over the big bucks, consider trying out gray hair temporarily. The best hair color that will adapt to gray is blonde where you can try temporary hair sprays, chalk, or powders. If you do happen to go the permanent hair color route, stock up on purple shampoo like Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo whose formula works to banish brassiness while cleaning your hair.

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Think pink this summer. Photo credit:

2. Pink Hair

Side by side with the grays are the many shades of pink hair that are making the rounds amongst the street set. From subtle rose gold to bubblegum pink, a lighter shade, like pink, is a fun color to temporary try in the summer. Try a pink color-in conditioner that allows you to try the color as it slowly fades and washes out. This also looks stunning as an all-over pink or where you dye the ends and create a modern pink ombré. Make sure to use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner like Nexxus Color Assure Step 1 Rebalancing Shampoo and Nexxus Color Assure Step 2 Restoring Conditioner.


Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo

Nexxus Color Assure Rebalancing Shampoo
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Try out some purple strands this year. Photo credit:

3. Purple Hair

For a bolder color, try out a deep shade of purple. This color works better on dark hair, where you can try a spray or a leave-in option.

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Test out multiple colors with rainbow hair. Photo credit: Dvora

4. Rainbow Hair

For those of you that are a bit more daring, try all-over color with a combination of colors. For a temporary look, try two to three colors, with an emphasis on coloring the front of your face or maybe just the tips.

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Try out some temporary blue hair this year. Photo credit: Dvora

5. Blue Hair

Like pink, there are tons of variations on blue hair that we have been seeing around. One of our favorites is steel blue, a combo of black and blue that gives off a bold and defined look. As a temporary option, you can try a few streaks in your hair, or maybe something a little more dramatic with rich blue bangs.

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Go bold with orange hair. Photo credit:

6. Orange Hair

A fun way for blondes to experiment with a new color, temporary orange hair. Spray on a few streaks or go for an overall look that you might just turn into something permanent.

Which temporary hair color are you going to try this year?

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