How To Wear The Blue-Gray Hair Trend For Your Skin Tone

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How To Wear The Blue-Gray Hair Trend—No Matter Your Skin Tone

18 July 2018
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Over the past few years, the gray hair trend has dominated the hair world. From dark and sultry to icy and bright, gray hair color has become a go-to for women looking to make a drastic change.

Recently, a certain pop star known for her ever-changing ponytail styles stepped out with a brand new blue-gray hair color that we’re only slightly obsessing over.

If the recent change has you wondering if you should ask for the blue-gray hair color trend at your next salon visit, we’ve got you covered. Keep scrolling for some of the best blue-gray hair looks that work for every skin tone.

Blue-Gray Balayage

Like all fashion hair trends, blue-gray can be difficult to maintain. If you’re looking to go a bit longer between appointments, opt for a blue-gray balayage. Since balayage allows a bit of a natural hue to shine through at the top of your mane, we recommend it for women of any skin tone looking to try out blue-gray hair.

Charcoal Blue-Gray

On the lookout for a deeper variation or blue-gray hair? Ask your stylist for a charcoal hue. We love this look for ladies with medium to deep skin tones.

Platinum Blue-Gray

If you dream of icy, cool tones, opt for a platinum blue-gray look. Be warned: If your strands aren’t already super light, you’ll need to sit through a few salon sessions before you end up full-on platinum.

We think platinum colors look beautiful on anyone, but we particularly love them against pale skin.

Pastel Blue-Gray

Pastel hair has been trendy for years and it isn’t showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. For a more toned-down look, ask your stylist for pastel blue-gray hair that’s perfect for any complexion.

Candy Blue-Gray

If you have a sweet tooth, this vibrant take on blue-gray hair is perfect for any daring salon-goer (and any skin tone). To achieve this shade, your stylist will blend cotton candy blue with subtle hints of gray.

To help maintain your color, you’re going to want to pick up a shampoo and conditioner system formulated for color treated hair. We love the Matrix Total Results Color Obsessed line to help protect against fading and extend your color vibrancy.

Ashy Blue-Gray

Between mushroom brown and metallic silver, there’s been no shortage of ashy hair trends in the past year. If you’re looking to stick with ashy tones, try asking your stylist for a shadowy blue-gray look that’s stunning on lighter complexions.

To maintain your ashy color, we love the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver Shampoo. The neutralizing system, enriched with magnesium and anti-yellowing agents, counteracts unwanted brassy tones.

Blue-Gray Highlight

Looking for just a touch of blue-gray to brighten up your ‘do? As your stylist for blue-gray highlights. The best part? This subtle splash of blue-gray will look stunning paired with any skin tone.

To keep your highlights looking fresh, we recommend the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Lumino Contrast Mask to replenish highlighted hair.

Denim Blue-Gray

What we love most about denim hair is that it can be tailored to fit just about any complexion. To ensure you leave the salon with the perfect denim hair look for you, your stylist will blend together shades of silver, blue, and blonde.

Now that you’re all set with inspiration photos to bring to the salon, you’re finally ready to try blue-gray hair for yourself!

Looking for more expert color advice? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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