Everything You Need to Know About the Metallic Hair Trend

Miriam Herst | 25 January 2018
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These metallic hair colors will have you running to your stylist for a major color change.

The metallic hair trend is back for a second wave, and we can’t get enough of this variety of glossy and bright hues. No matter how tied you are to your natural hair color, we can guarantee you’ll be considering a major change after flipping through this gallery. Metallic hair lets you play around with bold and bright hair colors in a slightly toned down and more grown up way. If you’re thinking about giving metallic hair color a try and you’re looking for some inspiration, then by all means read on and get your shine on:

The Metallic Hair Trend is Back

metallic hair swooped pink short hair
Go for a bold shade of pink with a metallic hair dye sheen.

1. Neon Pink

This bright shade of neon pink is definitely eye-catching and complements both light and dark skin beautifully. The slight neon and metallic effect soften the look without taking away from the integrity of the color.

metallic hair spiked white silverA bright shade of white hair is always a bold statement.

2. Silvery White

By opting for a bold shade of hair color like this silvery white, you’re investing in a built-in beauty statement. No matter what you’re wearing or how much time you spent on your makeup, you can always depend on your hair to look on point with a style like this.

metallic hair soft purple
Take the metallic trend down a notch with a soft purple.

3. Soft Purple

This soft and smooth shade of purple is a more subtle way to wear the metallic hair trend.

metallic hair silver waves
This metallic shade of silver is strikingly beautiful.

4. Silver Waves

This striking shade of silver works with any hair texture and length. If you want a no-heat and no-damage way to get the waves pictured above, then simply spray your damp strands with Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, scrunch and go.

metallic hair purple long layered
Incorporate a smooth shade of purple into your long layers.

5. Purple Layers

Consider dyeing just some of your hair a soft metallic shade of purple. This is a great way to try this trend without sacrificing all your hair to the cause.

metallic hair purple light blue
Why stop at one color when you can go for two?

6. Blue and Purple

Mix light shades of metallic blue and purple together for a cohesive blend of two bright and beautiful colors.

metallic hair pink long straight
Color your straight strands a bright shade of metallic pink.

7. Metallic Pink

Go all in with a full head of metallic pink hair. Straighten your strands for a touch of sleekness but don’t forget to prep and protect your hair first. We suggest spraying TRESemmé Get Sleek Heat Protection Spray onto your locks before styling.

metallic hair deep blue purple
Dark blues and purples are the perfect match.

8. Deep Colors

Go for deeper and darker colors, and try a dark blue and purple metallic ombré.

metallic hair blue purple pink long curls bangs
Three shades of metallic hair color blend into one another seamlessly.

9. Colorful Ombré

If you’re really feeling this trend and you want to incorporate a few metallic colors into your style, then this is the color for you. Mix blue, purple and pink for a rainbow of metallic hair color.

metallic hair bleach white blonde
This white shade of hair color has a beautiful metallic sheen.

10. Bleached White

Nix the color altogether for a metallic shade of white hair. Be sure to wash your strands with Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo to keep the color fresh and ashy.

BED HEAD BY TIGI DUMB BLONDE PURPLE TONING SHAMPOO

Looking for more fun hair colors to try out? Learn how to get pink ombré hair at home.

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