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These Are The 11 Hair Colors Men Need To Try

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There’s a ton of information out there about grooming, hair care, and styling ideas for men, but guys are often overlooked when it comes to hair color. While we’re always sharing on-trend shades of blonde, brunette, and fantasy hair color ideas for women, there’s no reason they should have all the fun—and men can also use a bit of inspiration.

If you’re searching for the best hair color for men, we’ve rounded up a list of 11 hues to ask your colorist for. You’re bound to find one that you love, no matter your skin tone or hair type.

The Best Hair Color Ideas For Men To Try

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Male celebrities couldn’t get enough of bleached hair in 2019, and the trend is still going strong! While platinum blonde is as high-maintenance as it gets (expect to book color touch-ups every four weeks or so), the payoff is totally worth it. You can also use a color toning shampoo and conditioner like Redken Color Extend Blondage Shampoo and Conditioner once a week to keep your hue brass-free between appointments.

Good hair day by @ryancullenhair.

Blonde Highlights

If you want to try blonde hair but keep your look low maintenance, blonde highlights are a great place to start.

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Light Brown

If you’re looking for a subtle way to switch up your naturally dark brown hair, light brown is the way to go. While it’s not the most drastic change on our list, it’s just enough to make you feel like you have a new hue without going overboard.

Good hair day by @barberbirdman.

Dark Brown

On the flip side, if you want a darker shade with maximum impact, try taking your light brown hue a few shades deeper. Dark brown is customizable to fit every skin tone, so we recommend working with a colorist to determine which shade is best for you.

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You don’t need to be a celebrity or internet personality to try neon hair color. Choose a neon shade like this bright, punchy green if you’re ready to make a serious statement. Keep your flashy hue in tip-top shape between appointments with a shampoo and conditioner system like Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Shampoo and Conditioner. This system protects the vibrancy and shine of fast-fading hair colors.

Good hair day by @moohammad_hamze.


For a shade that’s universally flattering on all skin tones, you can’t go wrong with caramel. If you have curly hair, caramel highlights can also add extra dimension and depth to your look.

Good hair day by @patman_barber.


Gray is a great option whether you’re going gray naturally or simply looking to test the waters of the gray hair trend. If you’re looking for an edgier way to embrace the look, we love this disconnected undercut with gray at the top and dark brown on the bottom.

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While auburn may have a reputation for being feminine, this dark red hair color can give men a cool, edgy appearance—particularly if you have a more daring haircut.

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Pop Of Color

Keep your fantasy shade office-friendly by incorporating a pop of color into your mane.

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Salt And Pepper

If you’re ready to embrace your natural grays, secure your silver fox status with a salt and pepper hair color. Let your salt and pepper hair grow out naturally or ask a seasoned colorist to blend gray with your natural hue softly. Keep your grays looking and feeling healthy with a shampoo and conditioner system like Baxter Of California’s Daily Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner.

Good hair day by @mjdeziel.


This icy blue hair color is the ideal choice for you if you have pale skin and an interest in vibrant shades. Pro tip: Adding some texture to your hair can help show off the dimension of your hue. Use a texturizing hair pomade like Redken Brews Texture Hair Pomade to add texture and separation to your strands with a controlled, matte finish.

Interested in trying a new hair color? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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