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The 15 Wild Hair Colors That Really Work In 2018

08 October 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor

2018 may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to enjoy some of the years hottest hair color trends. Let 2018 be the year you bid adieu to your typical single-process dirty blonde hair and say hello to a wild hair color that’s bound to dazzle your friends, family, and—most importantly—yourself.

We’ve rounded up seven wild hair colors that are trending right now and are guaranteed to help you look gorgeous all year long.


Peanut Butter And Jelly Hair

Many of the hottest hair colors for the year are inspired by our favorite foods and drinks, and everyone’s favorite childhood sandwich is leading the pack. Peanut butter and jelly hair looks exactly how it sounds: nutty gold and berry purple strands perfectly woven together to create a delicious final look.



Ice Blue

If you went with on-trendy platinum blonde hair last year and are looking to elevate your look for the new year, look no further than ice blue. The barely-there cool-toned blue looks edgy and flattering on most skin tones.



Pastel colored hair has been all the rage over the last few years, but it’s time for an upgrade. Sherbert hair color is like pastel colored hair in technicolor: vibrant and bright. Sherbet-colored hair takes your favorite pastel blues, pinks, and greens and kicks them up a notch with a slight neon undertone. Just like your favorite after-school snack, you won’t be able to get enough of your wild sherbert-colored hair.


Glitter Highlights

All of your fairy-inspired hair dreams are about to come true with this latest trend, because—let’s just be honest—who doesn’t want glittery hair? Stylists are using the same techniques they use to create highlights, lowlights, and balayage with glitter. The final results are breathtaking and guarantee you’ll be the life of the party wherever you go.

Unfortunately, the highlights are only temporary and will most likely be washed out after just one shampoo. Luckily, that means we’re that much closer to permanently-dyed glitter hair.


Root Beer

Yet another trend inspired by one of our favorite childhood treats! We know brown isn’t considered a “wild color” but root beer hair continues to prove that brunette colored hair is anything but basic and boring. Root beer-colored hair masterfully blends medium and deep-toned brown shades with warm highlights and lowlights. This insanely flattering color looks great on everyone and is perfect for anyone searching for a low-maintenance hue. 




Can’t decide between purple and pink hair? Why choose when you can have both? This wild hair color trend combines two of everyone’s favorite colors—purple and magenta—for a look that’s understated yet attention-grabbing.


Mulled Wine

Mulled wine isn’t just for enjoying in front of your fireplace, it’s also a hue that looks great on your hair! While we don’t recommend pouring mulled wine directly on your locks, your stylist can create a deep merlot-inspired hair color with undertones of cinnamon and orange that you’ll love all year long.


When life gives you lemons, make lemon hair! If you love blonde locks but are looking for a style that is a bit more dramatic, lemon hair is perfect for you. The citrus hue acts like an all over highlighters, bringing some much-needed brightness to your face.

Jewel Tones

We’re not all fortunate to go through life dripping in jewels, but that doesn’t mean they can’t inspire our favorite hair colors. Your hair will shine just as bright as a gemstone with this jewel-toned color service.


Green hair often conjures up images of unsightly slime, but there are other ways to pull off perfect green hair. Meet emerald green, a shade of green that's flattering on all skin tones and bound to turn heads wherever you go.

Cotton Candy

If you’re looking for hair color inspiration, look no further than the carnival. Cotton candy is easily one of the best carnival snacks around, in part because of its light pastel hue. Make your locks resemble airy strands of cotton candy with this pale pink and baby blue color combination.


Pumpkins aren’t just for spiced lattes anymore, they also the inspiration behind one of this year's hottest hair colors. Ask your colorist for this rich, gourd-inspired hue, and you’ll be everyone's #FallGoals all year long.


If you’re looking for a color that’s both subtle and dramatic, bright hair is perfect for you. Iridescent hair is a muted take on rainbow hair and we can’t get enough. Your colorist will expertly blend soft shades of blonde, pink, yellow, and blue for a final color that looks different every time you glance at it.


If you love nothing more than to end your day watching a dazzling sunset, bring the sunset with you everywhere. Your colorist will blend shades of purple, magenta, orange, and yellow for a final style that will look like it came right out of the sky.

Navy Blue

Muted hair colors have dominated this year, but look no further than navy blue hair if you’re searching for a shade that is bold as you are.

Interested in personalized advice about the best hair color for you? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.

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