To the indecisive girls out there, we understand your struggle! We know what it feels like to scroll through Instagram, bookmark a ton of hair inspiration photos, and mull over which of your top two shades of blonde you should actually commit to. Recently, however, women are embracing a unique type of dye job—one that allows you to wear two of your favorite hues at once (while embracing different sides of your personality).
If you like your hair color to be as unique and extraordinary as you are, half and half hair color is the trend for you. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know, including what half and half color is and 10 inspiration photos to take to the salon whether you want full-on fantasy hair or something a bit more subtle.
What is half and half hair color?
Half and half hair color (also known as split dye) is when your colorist dyes half of your hair one color and the other half a different shade. It’s perfect for people who love to stand out in a crowd and are maybe a little bit indecisive. The only thing better than one spectacular hair color is two!
If it sounds like half and half colored hair is just the hair color trend for you, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up 10 half and half hair color ideas you’re going to want to take to your colorist ASAP.
The Best Half And Half Hair Color Ideas To Try Now
Photo Credit: @hairhunter.
Pink And Green
If you’re opting for fantasy hair colors, add a shampoo and conditioner like Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Shampoo and Conditioner to your routine. This sulfate-free system gently cleanses and conditions to maintain the vibrancy of fast-fading hair colors.
Photo Credit: @voodouliverpool.
Pink And Peach
Your half and half hair colors don’t have to be exact opposites to make a statement. We love the way these two colors help each other stand out while blending together perfectly.
Photo Credit: @katiemc_beauty.
Ash Blonde And Red
There are plenty of photos of ash blonde hair floating around the internet but none paired with a crimson red hue. This half and half color creation is perfect for you if you’re searching for a look with extreme contrast.
Photo Credit: @hair_by_love.
Yellow And Gray
Parting your hair down the middle and dyeing each side a different color is the most dramatic way to achieve half and half hair, but it’s not the only way. Highlight your envious length by coloring the top half of your hair one color and the bottom half another.
Photo Credit: @hairbymandypavia.
Hot Pink And Orange
It’s called half and half hair, but that doesn’t mean your colorist has to execute it so literally. If you’re completely obsessed with one color, ask your colorist to paint it onto two-thirds of your hair while they color the remaining third a complementary shade.
Photo Credit: @gerilynghaisarzadeh.
Violet And Turquoise
If cool-toned shades are more your vibe, you can’t go wrong with this violet and turquoise half and half color combination. Vibrant shades like violet and turquoise look best with intense shine, so we recommend adding a shine-enhancing serum like Pureology Style + Protect Shine Bright Taming Serum to your routine. This lightweight formula smooths frizz and flyaways while adding beautiful, radiant shine.
Photo Credit: @selenathehairwitch.
Black And Green
Black hair is a statement all on it’s own but combined with neon green, it’s an out-of-the-box look that’s practically begging to be photographed.
Photo Credit: @geenasaur.
Green And Purple
We don’t know about you, but we’re already counting down the days until Halloween—and this green and purple duo screams Halloween hair vibes.
Photo Credit: @cryistalchaos.
Hot Pink And Rainbow
Don’t pick between two colors when you can have them all—literally! If you can’t settle on two hair colors, allow your colorist to create a rainbow effect with one half of your hair.
Photo Credit: @lorizabel.
Chocolate Brown And Auburn
Interested in trying half and half hair color for yourself? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.