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The 10 Best Hair Colors To Ring In The New Year

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As the new year approaches, we always start to feel a bit antsy with our hair color. Should you brighten things up for the new year, take your blonde a few shades deeper, or try that fantasy hue you’ve been contemplating for months? The possibilities are endless and if you’re indecisive about your next move, we totally get it, and we’re here to help!

Whether you’re looking to begin 2020 with a subtle change or a major transformation, these are the 14 best hair colors to try in the new year.

Champagne Blonde

If your 2020 color change is coming just in time for New Year’s Eve, opt for champagne blonde. This reflective creamy blonde hue, will be the real life of the party at any New Year’s celebration, like the bubbly party beverage it’s named after.

Ruby Red

Like it’s namesake gemstone, ruby red is a bright, reflective and punchy shade. If a standout hair color fits your new year’s vibe, usher in the new year with this vibrant red. Be sure to pick up a shampoo and conditioner formulated for fast-fading hair colors like Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Shampoo and Conditioner.

Brunette Balayage

Looking to make a minor change to your brunette strands but want to start small? Ask your colorist for brunette balayage. If your look requires lightening your brown base, be sure to invest in a blue shampoo and conditioner like Redken’s Brownlights Shampoo and Conditioner. This progressive toning system is ideal for preventing and neutralizing brass on both highlighted and naturally brown hair.


We’ve been obsessed with burgundy for years, and we’re predicting this unique blend of brown, purple, and red shades will be huge in 2020.

Icy Blonde

Kicking off a new year is all about taking risks. If you’ve never dared to go full-on platinum with your blonde before, there’s no better time than now! If you’re committing to platinum hair color, be sure to pick up a purple shampoo and conditioner system. We recommend Kérastase Bain Ultra-Violet Purple Shampoo and Cicaflash Conditioner for neutralizing brassy and yellow undertones in lightened blonde hair.

Peekaboo Vivids

Wearing a full head of a fantasy hair color is stunning, and all, but it’s not the only way. If you’re looking for a subtle way to take on fantasy hair color in 2020, ask your colorist for peekaboo highlights.


Thinking pink? With shades like hot pink, bubblegum, and pastel all hotter than ever right now, 2020 is the perfect time to edge into pink hair color.


Green hair took us by surprise in 2019, but we’re predicting the trend is going to maintain its popularity in 2020! If you’re not afraid to be bold with your hue, it’s time to go green!

Half-And-Half Color

Torn between two hues? We have the solution: Half and half hair color! To achieve this look, your colorist will color one half of your hair one hue and the other half a different one. Whether you choose two fantasy shades or a vibrant and neutral pairing, half-and-half color is sure to make a statement.

Classic Blue

Classic blue is cool-toned and calming—which is why Pantone dubbed it 2020’s color of the year! Whether you opt for a full head of classic blue or a pop of peekaboo color, there’s no better hue to begin the new year with.

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