Of all the bright hair colors that have gotten trendy in the past few years, nothing has the staying power for the versatility of pastel pink hair. It is flattering to most skin tones, looks fabulous with blonde or brunette hair, and it’s one of those shades that’s less “in your face” than, say blue so it is a little easier to pull off. It’s also one of those shades that works well for every style. Classic, preppy, punk rock, goth, grunge, urban chic, the list goes on! Whether you’re a bright hair color veteran or virgin, pink tresses are definitely having a moment in 2018 and it is an awesome time for you to try the trend.
50 Ideas for Pastel Pink Hair to Take the Salon Today
How did pink colored hair get so popular? Just think about the shade. Of all your friend’s skin tones and styles, you can probably think of a range of pinks that look awesome on them – the same goes for pink hair color! There are so many hair color ideas from rose gold to magenta brights, and because pink is closer to natural hair shades like blonde and brown it blends really beautifully.
While bold colors add some automatic edge to your look, pink is so feminine and soft that it is not as jarring. The really light shades of pastel pink and rose gold are almost imperceptible (and great if you work in a more conservative environment but still want to rock your pink locks). Stay in shades of pink that compliment your skin tone for the best look. If you have warm undertones go for reddish or peachy shades. If you have neutral undertones try rose or blush shades. If you have cool undertones try rosy, purplish, or magenta shades.
Invest in some good quality color preservation shampoo and conditioner, and a hydrating mask that you can do once or twice a week. Remember that rosy hair means that the color underneath was lifted (lightened) and then colored over with pink, so your strands will need some TLC and hydration to look their best!
1) Grunge Style Gray to Pink Hair Dye
This ombre color has about 4 trends rolled into one, and it pulls it off brilliantly! The hair color goes from gray roots to platinum tips with a pretty faded pastel pink in between. The undone waves and choppy lob cut give it some extra edge and a grunge rock look.
2) Pretty and Vibrant Short Pink Hair
There is not a hair out of place in this precision style. The blunt bob cut is sleek and straight. The ombre color goes from a bright pink root color to a warm but light shade of blonde at the ends. Cut and color like this will take serious maintenance, but we think its’ 100% worth it when it looks this good!
3) Voluminous Long Ombre Rose Pink Hair
Isn’t this style just yummy? The dark roots to blonde ombre color are punched up with a purplish-pink rosy hue that looks lush and shimmery when styled in those big waves. The way the ombre color is done with the real root color will buy you a little more time between touch-ups, which is nice.
4) Cute and Simple Baby Pink Hair
This sassy cut and baby pink colored hair are just adorable. The angled bob and curled style really show off where the pink highlights are placed. This is a great example of “barely there” pink color that gives you the vibrant effect but blends in really well with the bright blonde color, too.
5) Fabulous Rose-colored Pastel Hair Dye
This warm, peachy hue of rose gold is beautiful on long bouncy curls like this. The pink highlights blend nicely with the blonde to give the hair a lot of depth and dimension. The balayage built around your God-given roots makes this an easy, lower-maintenance style (as pink locks go).
6) Barely There Pastel Hair Color
This color is so pretty! The hair has balayage ombre from dirty blonde natural roots to brighter blonde ends. The pastel hair color is expertly placed to blend right in with the blonde, making it look almost like a naturally occurring shade!
7) Cotton Candy Inspired Pastel Pink Hair Dye
If you’re going for a romantic hair color like pink, you might as well have fun and lean into it with ultra-feminine styles like this gorgeous twisted ‘do. This is all-over baby pink color with long hair that is twisted and crisscrossed in the back to create this beautiful style.
8) Awesome Rose Gold Highlight on Buttery Blonde
Remember when we talked about pink color that’s barely noticeable? Case in point. The rose gold hue blends with honey blonde so well that you can hardly tell she’s got pink tresses! Get thee to a balayage guru for an expert color like this.
9) Reverse Ombre Pink Blonde Hair
Reverse ombre is a pretty high-maintenance endeavor no matter what colors you choose – so why not be bold? This is a light shade of hot pink that’s blended into peachy pink and honey blonde ends. It is totally fab and we love it!
10) Precision Straight Purplish Pink Hairstyle
Shades of pink that are closer to purple are a little more daring than some of the other looks here, but if you choose a pastel version then you can soften it up quite a bit. This pretty white blonde lob looks awesome with the reverse ombre that goes from violet roots to baby pink ends.
11) Easy Hairstyle With a Rosy Tint
If this is your first time trying a hair color that’s not on the natural spectrum, this is a fun “entry level” look. The rosy pastel shade is very subtle and blends in with the warm blonde hue really nicely. You may even be able to achieve this look with temporary color washed into blonde hair, just be sure to talk to your stylist first so you don’t accidentally ruin your blonde.
12) Short Cute Hairstyle With Pink Hair Color
Pink isn’t just for blonde hair! If you’re a brunette you, too, can enjoy some cute easy hairstyles in any shade of pink you choose. This version has ombre color with lightened ends and muted fuchsia highlights. The dimension of this color is amazing and it’s surprisingly easy to wear. It’s also perfect for this style of a choppy bob.
13) Long Sexy Layers With Pink Pastel Hair
Sometimes long hair can get…boring. Playing with color is a great way to mix it up! This style works off of a platinum base color and has a gentle gradient into a peachy pink shade from the middle to the ends.
14) Shimmery Pink Hair Color in Choppy Bob
If you like a quick style this one’s a winner. The lovely rose pink color is applied from roots to ends and takes advantage of the highlights already there underneath. The blunt cut looks chic and modern with a loose wave. Overall, you’re looking at less dye time and less styling time here – win-win!
15) Watermelon Pink Unique Hair Color
This brighter shade of pink is really fun and great for summer! There’s a warm blonde ombre color underneath that peeks through a little, but the top layers are mostly saturated with the watermelon pink. The waves really show off the dimension in the color and show off the pink by making it look nice and shiny.
16) Long Curly Blonde Hairstyle With Pink Ombre
This is so romantic and blissfully simple. A style like this would look amazing for a special event like a wedding. The pink is concentrated at the roots and blends into buttery blonde color throughout. To style this, use a wide barrel curling iron and start the curls below the ears. Twist two pieces from the front back and wrap them around a pin to create the rosette effect at the back.
17) Super Girly Pastel Pink Hair
Pastel hair and style like this is pretty much begging for Instagram. The pink hair dye is relatively low-maintenance since it is all over color with natural blonde roots. If you’re blessed with light blonde hair this would be very easy for you. The style is just a basic twist with two pieces at the forehead (where bangs would be cut) and a little tuft of curled ends is left out right at the crown. Now, quick, take a selfie!
18) Natural Brunette With Pink Hair Highlights
This is another great example of pink cute hair colors for brunettes. This starts with a medium-dark base and adds caramel and rose highlights. This uses a brighter shade of pink for the highlights, but you could also tone it down for a more subtle effect. As most highlights do, this looks superb when styled in waves.
19) Beautiful Blush Pink Hair Ideas
This blush, almost lavender color is a gorgeous way to mix up long blonde hair. Using balayage and ombre techniques you can have the pink hair dye blend in with the base color to create a lovely, shimmery, rosy hue that’s just perfect for spring and summer!
20) Striking Platinum-to-pink Ombre Cute Hair Colors
This woman has lovely porcelain skin, but a white blonde-to-pink ombre like this would also look amazing on women who are naturally darker or have a tan. Two words: high maintenance. White platinum and blonde ombre will take a generous amount of upkeep. But, c’mon, with hair like this it is totally worth it.
21) Subtle Rose Gold Highlights on Easy Medium Style
This is proof positive that cute hair colors in pink can look almost like a natural shade. The saturation of this blush hue is so light that it’s hardly noticeable, but it is just enough to inspire double-takes – does she have pink hair?
22) Bright Pink Highlighted Bombshell Waves
This is pink for the fine-haired ladies out there. You’ve got 3 elements coming to the rescue of fine or thin texture: lightened color, layers, and curls. The balayage color combines shades of blonde and pink that fatten up strands and give the illusion of thicker hair. The layers lighten up the weight on the ends and the curled style ads loads of volume.
23) Romantic Rose Pink Hair in Long Curls
Another charming style fit for a wedding or special event, and most likely achievable with temporary color to boot! This lady has got a lovely honey blonde color that is layered with piece pastel pink highlights that match her flower crown. The curls blend it all together really nicely.
24) Sexy Dusty Pink Ombre Hair Dye
Best. Pink. Hair. Ever. This is the Kate Middleton of pink hair, no joke. When you’ve got the thickness and texture like this you have basically got a moral obligation to try out fun hair color ideas that the rest of us can only dream of. Case in point, this reverse ombre masterpiece with dusty rose, blonde, gray-brown roots and killer waves.
25) Cool Trendy Creamy Pink Tresses
This cute style is great because it’s bright enough to really stand out, but the color is also warm enough that it has got a creamy finish to it. Sometimes deep shades of pink can look harsh, but this strikes the perfect balance between bright and soft. Add waves, braids, and a top knot and call it a day.
26) Chunky Pink Hair Highlights on Dirty Blonde
Ooh, we’re loving these chunky pastel pink highlights. This is yet another fine example of how unique hair color can spice up your regular look in a jiffy. These chunky pastel pink highlights are concentrated toward the face and get more spaced out around the back. It’s a cute, easy hair dye strategy that blends with your base color.
27) Edgy All-over Vibrant Pink Ombre Color
When you’re a natural brunette pink color can stand out on your skin tone even more than natural blondes. This edgy look dives right in with purplish roots blended into petal pink allover color. If you’re going this bold, make sure that you choose a shade of pink that compliments your natural skin tone!
28) Charming and Soft Baby Pink Platinum Hair Color
OK, we have hair envy. When pastel pink is done right it looks soft and shimmery and this bun is rocking all the best qualities one could hope for. You can see that a blonde hairstyle could easily be made pink with this look. The dark, natural roots show and the parts that would normally be light blonde are tinted with just a hint of pink. Love, love, love this!
29) Multi-Dimensional Pastel Pink Hair
If you’ve got the time and money for proper color maintenance, this look is a total knockout! Starting with long, straight hair you’ve got reverse ombre with bright pink roots down to platinum ends. The sleek, straight styling really shows off the precision of the color and it looks beautiful.
30) Just a Hint of Baby Pink Color
Is it platinum or is it pink? It’s both! When considering colorful hair ideas don’t forget that you can keep it simple and start with something that’s understated, like this rosy platinum shade that is more blonde than pink, but pink nonetheless! Styles like wavy hair are also forgiving when you’re trying a new hue.
31) Cute Easy Hairstyles for a Pink Blonde Bob
Short pink hair is so darn sassy and cute! It is soft and feminine but also really fresh and stylish. This pastel pink hair dye is applied in ombre style over a light blonde. A deep side part and finger-combed waves are hair ideas that suit this style perfectly.
32) Quick Effortless Waves for Pink Blonde Hair
Sometimes low-maintenance styles can seem to clash with high-maintenance color, but this is an easy hairstyle that looks great with baby pink hair. The ombre color is nice and simple to maintain since the pastel pink hair dye will grow out into the roots. This is the perfect shade for someone with naturally light brown or dark blonde color.
33) Nice and Neat Pink Bubblegum Pink Bun
When you have cute hair colors simple styles like buns and braids look fantastic. You can tell from her dark roots and highlights that this color was done with balayage. The pouf of pink in the big, high bun really sets off the style and it is freaking adorable.
34) Stunning Baby Pink Braided Floral Bun
…as we were saying, unique hair color really sets off unique hairstyles, like this floral rosette style bun. The color and concept are simple enough: a purplish pastel pink allover color wrapped into layered braided buns. As you move toward the outer braids they are pulled apart a little to create volume and “petals” for the floral look.
35) Blonde Long Bob With Pastel Pink Hair Balayage
If you prefer more vibrant shades of color but still need a more subtle look, this style strikes a nice balance. The blonde hair is highlighted with pink in the way that you would place regular color highlights. The result is a blended color with a vibrancy that pops.
36) Nothing but Shiny Pink Hair
Keep it simple with this allover bubblegum color. This requires just a little more maintenance than platinum blonde, and the result is bright, luscious pink tresses. If you have naturally straight blonde hair this is a no-brainer, but you can also achieve this with darker hair. If your hair texture is wavy this probably isn’t the best idea because straightening it to get the look would cause a lot of damage.
37) Best Rose Pink Ombre Ever
Yaaas! This is pink that’s work-friendly and drop-dead gorgeous. The rosy ombre is noticeable through the ash blonde roots and light blonde tips, but It never overtakes the color. The smooth waves are just wonderful and give big, bouncy volume.
38) Pretty Blonde and Simple Rosy Ombre
Shy about color? Start with your tips! Rosy highlights over balayage are the perfect way to sneak in some color without going full-tilt. This is a fun approach for testing out creative colors without committing to a full head of pink.
39) Shimmery Violet Pink Ringlet Curls
When done right, light, vibrant colors like this violet pink over blonde shine just beautifully when styled in curls. If you have naturally curly hair that probably means that you have naturally dry hair, so be sure to condition daily and use a lightweight hair oil to define your curls and color.
40) Awesome Pastel Hair Dye Balayage
A hint of color like this lilac in this short pink hair can really show off the best of balayage technique and add an interesting element to a basic blonde bob. This look uses the lilac around the crown giving a nice shape and lift to the overall style.
41) Perfect Easy Everyday Pink Hairstyle
This rosy ‘do is polished yet artfully deconstructed in a way that shows off the dimension of the color. A style like this – a simple twist half-up-do with volume at the crown and loose curls – would look graceful with any color, but it’s especially lovely with the soft pink highlights.
42) Warm Sunset Pink Color Idea
This color is made for summertime. It’s reminiscent of a perfect colorful summer sunset over the water, with lovely shades of peach and pink blending into one another. The sleek, smooth style and gentle waves really show off this masterful ombre.
43) Perfect Pastel Hair Color Ideas
This is another perfect example of how close certain shades of blonde and pink are so they just melt together. This light summery blonde layered style is punctuated with pink highlights that complement the blonde just so.
44) A hint of Tint Pink Reverse Ombre
This reverse ombre has the effect of a spotlight illuminating your crown and basking in a pretty pink glow! There’s a lot going on between the platinum and pink, so the cut is kept nice and easy with pretty medium length layers and curled ends.
45) Simple Sexy Rose Blonde Curls
This strawberry blonde is a little more strawberry than blonde, which is an amazing way to sneak some pink into your hair. A layered bob with bombshell curls never hurts, either!
46) White Blonde With Neon Pink
We don’t usually think of “neon” and “pastel” as being one and the same, but this look will change your mind. The ombre into white platinum strands quickly diffuses the neon pink roots to a soft effect.
47) Blush Pink Chignon Up-do Hair Style
Blush pink is very similar to platinum blonde. This is great news because nearly every skin tone can pull off platinum blonde, and the same goes for this pretty shade. You can see how a basic style like a chignon still looks chic and has an added dash of moxie with an unexpected color.
48) Reverse Blonde Ombre With Fuchsia Roots
Reverse ombre like this is a commitment to be sure, but the payoff is head-turning color! This style blends lively fuchsia into a light honey blonde for a unique burst of color in an otherwise straightforward style.
49) Understated Gray Rose Ombre Color
Ashy blonde meets dusty rose in this unique color combo. There’s a super-subtle reverse ombre happening that’s a darker blonde with a grayish rose toward the roots and a lighter ashy shade of blonde toward the tips. We’ll call this minimalist pink, and we’re fans!
50) Azalea Hair Color in Braided Up-do
This shade of petal pink is daring and bright, but soft and romantic. A cute hairstyle like these deconstructed asymmetrical dutch braids really shows off the shade quality and matches the daring of the color.
50 Distinctive Pastel Pink Hair Styles for Every Aesthetic
It’s time to go pink! As you can see, colors all along the spectrum of pink – from deeper shades that are closer to red, to cool purplish shades, to warm peachy shades – can look fantastic as highlights, allover color, balayage, ombre, and reverse ombre. If you are doing pastel pink hair on a one-time basis, you can go the ombre or balayage route to get a little more mileage out of your rosy locks. We cannot stress hair care enough when you’re doing these types of styles. Make sure that you’re protecting your color from the effects of styling, weather, and even hard water! Talk to your stylist about a good shampoo and conditioner, and which types of treatments will work best for your particular style. Also, be realistic about your daily styling, too. If you rely heavily on heat styling tools – which you may need more often to get your hair to cooperate when it’s dry and rough from coloring – you’ll need some additional hydration and finishing products to get your hair to look the way you like it. Happy styling!