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How To Try Pink Hair, The Color Trend That Never Goes Out Of Style

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When salons first closed over three months ago, we started seeing a lot of wild hair trends from people shaving their heads to DIY dye jobs. While salons around the country are preparing to reopen their doors, there’s one quarantine color trend that we predict will stick around: pink hair color.

Whether with temporary hair color or box dye (gulp), celebrities, social media influencers, and people bored in their houses have been experimenting with all shades of pink. While pink hair is nothing new (and never truly seems to fade from the spotlight), now might be the perfect time to get in on the trend!

Wondering which shade of pink hair color is right for you? From pastel hues to vibrant and bold, read on for 10 ways to try the trend for yourself.

How To Care For Pink Hair Color

We get it: It’s tempting to go pink the second you lay eyes on your dream shade. When it comes to fantasy hair colors like pink, however, you’ll need to be prepared to make a few changes to your hair care routine. First, you’ll need to swap out your regular shampoo and conditioner for a system formulated for color-treated hair. Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Shampoo and Conditioner helps protect the vibrancy of fast-fading hair colors.

If you decide to go pink, your colorist will likely need to use bleach to lift your current hue before applying your chosen pink shade. It’s important to note: Bleach will always cause a bit of damage, but your colorist can work with you to improve the look and feel of your strands before you leave the salon. As far as post-bleach care at home, we recommend adding a weekly hair mask like Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Nourishing Strengthening Mask to your routine. This formula instantly nourishes, revitalizes and strengthens hair in just 60 seconds.

Ready to discover which shade of pink is right for you? Keep Scrolling for 10 of our favorites.

The Best Pink Hair Color Ideas To Try Now

Photo Credit: @leo.valencia.

Bubblegum Pink

To kick things off, let’s begin with the sweetest shade of them all: bubblegum. Like the pack of sugary gum you would beg your mom for as a kid, this sweet pink shade can be worn muted or vibrant depending on your preference. It’s entirely customizable for every skin tone!

Photo Credit: @beautyby_sabs .

Neon Pink

If you’re not afraid to make a statement, neon pink is calling your name. While neon shades require a lot of maintenance, the color payoff is 100 percent worth the effort. Not to mention: neon shades look amazing with a summer tan.

Photo Credit: @chelseabrebeauty.

Pastel Pink

If you’re edging into fantasy hair colors for the first time, there’s a chance you won’t want to dive straight into neon territory. That’s why we love pastel pink so much! This soft, muted take on pink hair is the ideal choice for anyone looking to make a dramatic change (but not too dramatic). While pastel pink is customizable for every skin tone, it’s particularly striking on fair skin tones.

Photo Credit: @sita_zoroa.

Pink And Blue Roots

Why settle for one fantasy hair color trend? If you want to get creative with color (and placement), ask your colorist for pink and blue roots. This unique blend of pink and blue is the cotton candy creation you’ve been craving.

Photo Credit: @liz.colors.

Face-Framing Pink

Fact: You don’t need a full head of pink hair to make an impact. If you’re a low-maintenance kind of gal, ask your colorist for face-framing highlights. This technique will instantly brighten your complexion and accentuate your facial features.

Photo Credit: @edgypynkgirl.

Pink Buzzcut

So, what’s all the buzz around buzz cuts? So many women are choosing to lose all of their length and try something completely bold and exciting in 2020. Pair your buzz cut with a vibrant pink shade to take your new look up a notch.

Photo Credit: @vividhaircolors.

Chunky Pink Highlights

Feeling nostalgic? Take a page out of your favorite ‘90s popstar’s book and opt for chunky pink highlights. Chunky highlights give your hair tons of dimension—particularly if you have a darker base color.

Photo Credit: @shmoakin_hair.

Fruit Punch

Punchy, bold, and bright, this fruity hue has all the makings of the perfect summer hair color—one that works for every skin tone!

Photo Credit: @m.hairbeauty.

Peekaboo Pink

If you’re interested in a pink hair color that’s not so obvious, why not try peekaboo color? Peekaboo color goes on the bottom layer of your hair, so your chosen pink shade will “peek” through every time you run your fingers through your hair.

Photo Credit: @hairbykatierose.


Who could forget about balayage? If constant root touch-ups make you wary of committing to pink, opt for this hand-painted highlight technique that softly blends your chosen pink hue to your natural color.

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