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13 Earthy Hair Colors To Pay Homage To The Planet

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Earth day is right around the corner and with this year being the 50th anniversary of the annual event, we’re going bigger than ever before. If you're trying to be more eco-friendly this year, we’ve already rounded up a ton of ways you can go green with your beauty routine. Recycling beauty products? Check. Supporting sustainable brands? Check. If you’re looking for another fun way to pay tribute to the planet this year, however, why not give an earth-inspired hair color a try?

While you might not be able to book your appointment right this minute, here are 13 earthy hair colors to try when salons open back up.

The Best Earthy Hair Colors To Try Now

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Just like a gorgeous golden hour sunset, sunset hair color is a perfect combination of red, orange, yellow, and pink. If you opt for sunset hair color, you’ll want to keep your hue vibrant and fresh for as long as possible. Pick up a shampoo and conditioner formulated for fast-fading hair colors like Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Shampoo and Conditioner. 

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Sunshine Yellow

Fact: A little bit of vitamin D makes everything better. If you’re looking for a hue that’s light and bright, sunshine yellow is a great option—particularly if you have a tan!

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Fire Red

If you’re looking to heat things up just before summer, look no further than fire red. This fiery blend of bright red, orange, and yellow is the perfect way to spice up your ‘do.

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Mushroom Brown

While it’s true that trends come and go, mushroom brown hair is here to stay! Named after the popular pizza topping, mushroom brown is an earthy, neutral brunette hue that flatters every skin tone. To keep brass from ruining your mushroom hue, invest in a shampoo and conditioner system like Redken Color Extend Brownlights Shampoo and Conditioner. This progressive toning system is ideal for preventing and neutralizing brass on both highlighted and naturally brown hair.

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This year, we’re taking going green to a whole new level! From forest green to emerald, there are a ton of ways to make the green hair color trend work for you.

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Ocean Blue

Got beach days on the brain? Give this oceanic blend of vibrant blue and teal a try. Apply a few spritzes of texturizing spray like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Next Day Hair Dry Finishing Spray to give your mane the ultimate beachy effect.

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Whether worn as a muted pastel or vibrant and bold, seafoam is an earthy hair color we can always get behind!

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If blues and greens aren’t your vibe, there’s a whole other spectrum of sea-inspired hues to choose from—case in point: coral hair. Just like the coral reefs that live in the ocean, the hair color is bright and punchy—which is perfect if your goal is to make a statement!

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If you’re looking for a more neutral beach-inspired hue, dip your toes into sand hair color. This dimensional, dirty blonde shade is perfect for any complexion.

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If you love the sweet scent and taste of honeysuckle, use the popular flower as inspiration for your next hair color change! Similar to honey blonde, this warm-toned hue is flattering across the board.

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Stormy Skies

If you’re someone that loves to watch a lightning storm from your window, you’re going to be obsessed with this moody, storm-inspired silver hair color.

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No matter how warm the weather gets, ice hair color will always be cool. This extra-pale and reflective take on platinum blonde looks stunning on fair skin tones.

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Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of the most beautiful sights in the world, but what if we told you that you could channel the prismatic view into a stunning hair color? Ask your colorist for a blend of vibrant blue, green, purple, and yellow hues for a hue everyone will be talking about.

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