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7 Wild Hair Colors To Try In The New Year

03 January 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Hair.com. Before joining the Hair.com team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

As the new year begins, many people adopt the “New Year, new me,” mantra. And, while many of us apply that sentiment to our lifestyles, why not consider switching things up with your look instead? Let 2018 be the year you bid adieu to your typical single-process root touch-up and 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 wildly amazing all year long.

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Peanut Butter Jelly Hair

Many of the hottest hair colors for the new 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.

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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.

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Pastel colored hair has been all of the rage over the last few years, but it’s time for an upgrade. Sherbet 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 sherbet-colored hair.

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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 only this time 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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