43+ Bold and Subtle Ways to Wear Pastel Pink Hair

43+ Bold and Subtle Ways to Wear Pastel Pink Hair

By: Avatar photo Andy Jones Updated: Mar 10, 2024


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 color. 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, pastel pink tresses are definitely having a moment this year and it is an awesome time for you to try the trend.

43+ 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 dark brown hair, 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 pastel pink, so your strands will need some TLC and hydration to look their best!

1. Rose Gold Short Wave Pastel Pink Hair Color of the 80s

Rose Gold Short Wave Pastel Pink Hair Color of the 80s

These kind of short hairstyles for fine hair is an amalgamation of bold and cute. The rose gold hair strands fall to your shoulder blades and create a fuller look on your head. Shoulder length hair like this is one of the most demanded hairstyles. With long and bold bangs, sweep them to the sides from the middle for an 80s vibe.

2. Baby Pastel Pink Hair for Any Daytime Look

Baby Pastel Pink Hair for Any Daytime Look

This hairstyle is perfect for you especially if you love pink! The hair strands are longer towards the face, fading into shorter lengths as we move towards the back. It gives a slightly voluminous look to one side, as the other holds ringlets and waves comfortably. Go for gold nails for a truly glamourous look.

3. Muted Rose Gold Hair with Wavy Pointed Locks

 Muted Pastel Pink Hair with Wavy Pointed Locks for Semi Permanent Hair Color

If you have long hair and want to style them differently, the waviness of this pastel pink hair might work for you. The hair layers are pointed, angling the hair in a way that seems much longer than it is. The brownish and rose gold shade adds to the grace and elegance of the hairstyle.

4. Pastel Pink and Brown Interlocking Waves

Pink-Brown Interlocking Waves Pastel Pink Hair

If you are meaning to get a hairstyle that is simple yet elegant, this one might be for you. It starts with a shade of pastel pink, evolving into a mellow orange-gold color as we move down towards the shoulder. This style looks great with medium length hair strands and gives an interlocking wave effect from behind.

5. Brownish-Pink Shoulder fall Ripple Pastel Pink Hair

Brownish-Pink Shoulder fall Ripple Pastel Pink Hair

The hair strands in this hairstyle form waves that are not very curled up but give a volume to your hair from behind. It is golden in color and the hair change color to pink towards the bottom of the hairstyle. It gives you a chic look and helps you become the center of attraction in so many ways. This hairstyle is a total must-have!

6. Grunge Style Gray to Pastel Pink Hair Dye

Grunge Style Gray to Pastel Hair Pink Dye

This pastel pink 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. Optionally, ombre nails can make this hairstyle look even better.

7. Pretty and Vibrant Short Pastel Pink Hair

Pretty and Vibrant Short Pastel 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 pastel 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!

8. Voluminous Long Ombre Pastel Pink Hair Color

Voluminous Long Ombre Pastel Pink Hair Color

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.

9. Cute and Simple Baby Pastel Pink Hair

Cute and Simple Baby Pastel Pink Hair

This sassy cut and baby pink 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. Orange nails can make this look truly stand out.

10. Fabulous Rose Gold Hair Dye

Cute and Simple Baby Pastel Pink Hair

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).

11. Barely There Pastel Pink Hair Color

 Barely There Pastel Pink Hair Color

This color is so pretty! The hair has balayage ombre from dirty blonde natural roots to brighter blonde ends. The pink hair color is expertly placed to blend right in with the blonde, making it look almost like a naturally occurring shade!

12. Cotton Candy Inspired Pastel Pink Hair Dye

 Barely There Pastel Color

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.

13. Awesome Rose Gold and Pastel Pink Shades on Buttery Blonde

Awesome Rose Gold and Pastel Pink on Buttery Blonde for Lighter Skin Tones

Remember when we talked about pastel 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 pastel pink tresses! Get thee to a balayage guru for an expert color like this.

14. Reverse Ombre Pastel Pink Style

Reverse Ombre Pastel Pink Sjades

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 pastel pink that’s blended into peachy pink and honey blonde ends. It is totally fab and we love it!

15. Precision Straight Purplish Pink Hairstyle for Various Skin Tones

Precision Straight Pastel Pink Shades

Shades of pastel pink that are closer to purple hair 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.

16. Light Pink Hair With a Rosy Tint

Light Pink Hair With a Rosy Tint for Various Skin Tones

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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.

17. Short Cute Hairstyle With Pink Hair Color

Short Cute Pastel Pink Hair

Pastel 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 of the short blonde hair and muted pastel pink 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.

18. Long Sexy Layers With Pastel Pink Hair

Long Sexy Layers With Pastel Pink 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.

19. Shimmery Pastel Pink Hair in Choppy Bob

Shimmery Pastel Pink Hair in Choppy Bob

If you like a quick style this short bob haircuts are the winner. The lovely rose pink color is applied from roots to ends and takes advantage of the pastel pink 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!

20. Watermelon Light Pink Hair Color

Watermelon Light Pink 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.

21. Long Curly Blonde Hairstyle With Pastel Pink Ombre

Long Curly Blonde Hairstyle With Pastel 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.

22. Super Girly Light Pink Hair

Super Girly Light 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 side bangs would be cut) and a little tuft of curled ends is left out right at the crown. Now, quick, take a selfie!

23. Natural Brunette With Pastel Pink Hair Highlights

Natural Brunette With Pastel 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 hair color and rose blonde 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.

24. Beautiful Blush Pink Hair Ideas

Beautiful Blush Light 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 lightpink hair dye blend in with the base color to create a lovely, shimmery, rosy hue that’s just perfect for spring and summer!

25. Striking Platinum-to-pink Ombre Cute Light Pink Hair Colors

Striking Platinum-to-pink Ombre Light Pink 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.

26. Subtle Pastel Pink Hair Highlights on Easy Medium Style

Subtle Pastel Pink Hair Highlights on Easy Medium Style

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This is proof positive that cute hair colors in pastel 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?

27. Bright Pastel Pink Hair with Bombshell Waves

Light Pink Hair with Bombshell Waves

This is pastel 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 pastel 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.

28. Romantic Pastel Pink Hair in Long Curls

Romantic Pastel 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.

29. Sexy Dusty Pastel Pink Ombre Hair Dye

Sexy Dusty Pastel Pink Ombre Hair Dye

Best. Pastel 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.

30. Cool Trendy Creamy Pink Tresses

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.

31. Chunky and Pastel Pink Hair Highlights on Dirty Blonde

Chunky and Pastel 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.

32. Edgy All-over Vibrant Pastel Pink Ombre Color

Edgy All-over Vibrant Pastel Pink Ombre Color

When you’re a natural brunette pastel 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 pastel pink allover color. If you’re going this bold, make sure that you choose a shade of pastel pink that compliments your natural skin tone!

33. Charming and Soft Baby Pink Platinum Hair Color

Charming and Soft Baby Pastel 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 pastel 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!

34. Multi-Dimensional Pastel Pink Hair

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.

35. Just a Hint of Baby Pastel Pink Color

Just a Hint of Baby Pastel 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.

36. Cute Easy Hairstyles for a Pink Blonde Bob

Cute Easy Hairstyles for a Light Blonde Hair

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Do you want to grow out your pixie cut? 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.

37. Quick Effortless Waves for Pink Blonde Hair

Quick Effortless Waves for Pink Blonde Hair

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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 hair or dark blonde color.

38. Nice and Neat Pink Bubblegum Pink Bun

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.

39. Stunning Baby Pink Hair with Braided Floral Bun

Stunning Baby Pink Hair 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 hairstyle braided buns. As you move toward the outer braids they are pulled apart a little to create volume and “petals” for the floral look.

40. Blonde Long Bob With Pastel Baby Pink Hair Balayage

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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.

41. Nothing but Shiny Baby Pink Hair

Nothing but Shiny Pink for Darker 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.

42. Best Rose Pink Ombre Ever

Best Rose Pink Ombre Ever for Darker Hair

Yaaas! This is pink that’s work-friendly and drop-dead gorgeous. The rosy ombre is noticeable through the ash blonde hair roots and light blonde tips, but It never overtakes the color. The smooth waves are just wonderful and give big, bouncy volume.

43. Pretty Blonde and Simple Rosy Ombre

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.

44. Shimmery Violet Pink Ringlet Curls

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.

45. Awesome Pastel Hair Dye Balayage

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.

46. Perfect Easy Everyday Pink Hairstyle

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.

47. Warm Sunset Pink Color Idea

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.

48. Perfect Pastel Hair Color Ideas

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 long layered hairstyle is punctuated with pink highlights that complement the blonde just so.

49. A hint of Tint Pink Reverse Ombre

A hint of Tint Pink Reverse Ombre

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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.

50. Simple Sexy Rose Blonde Curls

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!

51. White Blonde With Neon Pink

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.

52. Blush Pink Chignon Up-do Hair Style

White Blonde With Neon Pink

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.

53. Reverse Blonde Ombre With Fuchsia Roots

White Blonde With Neon Pink

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.

54. Understated Gray Rose Ombre Color

White Blonde With Neon Pink

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!

55. Azalea Hair Color in Braided Up-do

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.

43+ 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!

50 Bold and Subtle Ways to Wear Pastel Pink Hair Color

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Andy focuses on getting readers familiar with the latest and trendiest hairstyles. There’s pretty much no style she has yet to try, and her mission is to help everyone find the perfect look they seek. When Andy is not gushing about hairstyles, she spends most of her time reading through her giant collection of sci-fi books or watching old Star Trek shows. See all articles from Andy.