Somewhere between full-on pink, strawberry blonde, and the redhead is our new favorite color: rose gold hair. Whoever figured out that shimmery gold and soft pink blended together this perfectly deserves hugs and chocolate. The amazing thing about rose gold as a hair color is how surprisingly natural it can look. The golden undertones are so close to many natural colors that the pink blends right in! You can get a little bolder by upping the intensity of the color and placement, but the bottom line is that it’s gorgeous and can look almost like the color your mama gave you.
50 Amazing Rose Gold Hair Ideas That You Need to Try
Rose gold hair is the bold color trend of 2018, just flip through any fashion magazine and you’ll come across celebrities from Kylie Jenner to Rita Ora rocking the look. Like going blonde vs getting highlights, there are many variations on this trend that involve more or less bleach (read: damaging chemicals). You’ll be “taking away” the color and replacing it with rose gold hair dye which requires some chemical processing. Definitely leave the color to a professional. You could try to DIY, but you may end up with hair that’s more orange than rose and have to pay to get that fixed anyway. Why not pay someone who knows what they’re doing and get awesome hair from the jump?
Finally, let’s talk about maintenance. Get and use color protecting shampoo and conditioner and a weekly color-safe hydrating mask or treatment. This should really go without saying, but use a heat protectant on your hair before styling. We know it’s summer but try to stay away from chlorine and saltwater which can damage your color.
With the right maintenance, your rose gold locks will stay in tip-top shape. 2018 is already halfway over, let’s get to that color!
1) Modern Day Barbie Style Light Pink Hair
Between the volume and the bouncy curls and the rose, gold hair dye layered over blonde, this style is totally delicious. The color has a tiny bit of ombre to the natural roots but otherwise its rose gold everything. With this much color, make sure you’ve got mega-moisture in your hair routine to keep your strands from drying out.
2) Cute Reverse Ombre Blonde and Pink Hair
This quick sassy style is perfect for a day at the beach. Because the pink goes all the way to the root it has a reverse ombre effect which is really fun and will be lower maintenance as it grows out. Stubborn face-framing pieces that don’t hold style? This is a cute way to wrangle them without added heat.
3) Red Hair With Gorgeous Pink Balayage Highlights
As if the red hair weren’t gorgeous enough on its own! This is the best of both worlds – red and rose gold. The underlying red gets some rosy highlights that look absolutely stunning and pop perfectly in those bouncy curls. This style is great because you could also tuck away your rose gold as needed with a simple twist or bun.
4) Warm Sunny Blonde with Highlights in Rose
If you have rich, warm blonde like this, mixing in rose gold with your standard dose of sunny highlights will make the color even more luscious. The rose gold adds some really nice luster and depth. Braids are a great way to let the rose gold peek through and the curves really highlight the shine of the color.
5) Wavy Simple Blonde Hair With Pink Highlight
If you thought the pink hair was not suitable for work, think again honey. This incognito color proves that pink can be professional. The key here is to start with warm strawberry blonde color and sprinkle in some light balayage style highlights in the mid layers of the hair. The result is barely there pink that still means business.
6) Yummy, Shiny Strawberry Blonde Rose Pink Hair
This blonde hairstyle is so beautifully highlighted that you can hardly tell where the blond ends and the pink begins! Rose gold and strawberry blonde are such close neighbors that this color looks (nearly) natural. Use plenty of hydrating treatments and daily hair oil or serum to get that pretty shine, and try braids and buns for waves sans heat.
7) Blonde Beach Wave Highlights in Rose Gold
Swap out your everyday platinum highlights for rose gold to get this easy, effortless style. It is a great option when you get a little bored with the same old highlights and want to try something more daring. The pink blends in effortlessly with the blonde and the beachy waves blend it all together for a beautiful warm color!
8) White Blonde and Rose Gold Hair Color
So, this style and color are not what you might call “low maintenance,” but if you are into the upkeep it is totally worth it. The base color is right between platinum and gray. Rosy hair highlights are painted throughout and seamlessly blend in with the rest of the color. Keeping this shiny and healthy requires serious hydration. Condition often!
9) Layered Blonde and Warm Rose Gold Balayage
The color and texture of the highlights are just incredible. The rose gold is a nice warm, almost coppery hue that perfectly offsets the bright sandy blonde. The highlights are just chunky enough to add some dimension but blend together just right. In this case, darker ends and lighter roots are natural reverse ombre which will grow out beautifully!
10) Cute Hairstyle With Rose Highlights and Curls
If you want to do some rose gold for a special occasion like a wedding, this is one of those cute easy hairstyles that lets you play with color temporarily. You could easily get this look with some temporary or spray in color on a few small sections of hair. Then curl, crown, and go!
11) Blonde Unique Hair Color With Rose Undertones
Isn’t this the best? What gorgeous style and color. The deep, warm honey blonde has rose gold undertones that just light up the style. Styling is nice and smooth like this will really catch the light and let the color shimmer and shine through. With balayage touch-ups, this could also be an easy grow-out.
12) Subtle, Sweet Rosegold Hair Highlights with Blonde
This is a nice way to just dip your toe into the trend of blonde hair with a pink highlight. The rose gold is blended into the highlights and lowlights of the blonde that let the pink peek through, but it doesn’t dominate the look. It is a great first step if you’ve never done a bright color before.
13) Easy Hairstyle With All-Over Rose Color
If you’re ready to jump into the rosegold hair trend with both feet this style is cool and simple. All you need is a classic bob, full color, and a little bit of moxie. This is full color so you’d need to do root touchups as it grows out. Use hair oil or shine spray to get that awesome shine.
14) Dark Brunette to Rose Gold Hair Ombre
If you are starting with a darker shade of brunette or sandy blonde hair, ombre is a really great way to wear cute hair colors like rose gold. This look blends warm strawberry blonde and rose to achieve that pretty fade to pink. This particular shade can easily turn orange if not toned correctly, so go to a pro!
15) Bright, Beautiful Rose Gold Blonde Hair Highlights
Classic balayage highlights are anything but boring when you add a splash of pink. When you have very light, cool blonde like this using a pale pink like this blends in perfectly. The pink combines with the shimmer of the blonde to create that golden look, and those big, loose curls really bring out the highlights and multidimensional color.
16) Beautiful Soft Red With Rose Gold Highlights
Looking for some hair color ideas to elevate your red to the next level? Try this beautiful shade on your tresses! This full color is right in the sweet spot between rose gold and redhead. It is lively and fun, and it’s natural enough that even if you have lots of hair like this model it won’t be overwhelming.
17) Daring Gray and Rose Gold Ombre Hair
Wearing too many trends at once can be…a mistake. This is a rare exception. Three of the hottest hair trends – ombre, gray, and rose gold – blend together in utter perfection. Expect a few hours in the salon (yes, the salon, do not try this at home) to achieve this and schedule your follow up appointment on site. Upkeep, ladies!
18) Cute Blonde Style With Rose Gold Roots
Shake up your go-to style with colorful roots! Depending on the technique, you could do this with permanent or temporary color. It is like having your very own lighting everywhere you go! If you do go with permanent color, be prepared for regular touch-ups or to replace the pink when the roots begin to show.
19) Silvery Dark Rose Gold Hair in Waves
If this doesn’t inspire hair envy honestly we do not know what will. The base color is somewhere between sandy blonde and silver, and rose balayage is applied throughout starting at the roots. The effect is rose gold color with natural dimension and depth, and the loose waves are the perfect canvas for the whole shebang.
20) Bright and Saturated Rose Gold Long Layers
Get ready to turn some heads! This is undeniably, unapologetically PINK. Rose pink hair is a softer way to wear bright colors. This color and a good toner have been applied perfectly to keep the color true (not orange or brassy) and the sheen of the hair shines through. Use plenty of conditioners to keep your pink hair healthy.
21) Subtly Rosy Hair Highlights in Choppy Layers
Skip the lowlights and go pink instead! Light pink hair highlights are perfect with cool blonde color like this. Approaching the color like lowlights keeps it subtle and lets the color peek through the lighter pieces on top. You can see that the pink on top looks lighter than on the bottom, which is a cool dimension you get from the light.
22) Soft Rose Gold Lob Hair Color Ideas
Lob with light pink hair? Yes, please! The soft rose gold color is ultra-flattering – like wearing pretty pink blush on your cheeks. It’s only a little more upkeep than platinum blonde but definitely requires home and salon maintenance. This style is a great candidate for dry shampoo – get a couple days of wear from a single heat styling session.
23) Wavy Dirty Blonde Hairstyle With Rose Highlights
This is a really pretty way to do subtle face-framing highlights with pink color. You can see her base color is sandy blonde and she has sunny blonde balayage highlights. The pink is strategically concentrated around the face and gets more sparse toward the back, providing a subtle pop of color that adds shape and dimension to the style.
24) Rose Gold Color Correction Done Just Right
So, let’s call this a cautionary tale. LEFT: what could happen when you try to DIY ombre color. Instead of pink or blonde, it ends up brassy, uneven orange that’s not exactly “golden”. RIGHT: color done properly. The perfect shade of pink with color that transitions evenly from root to tip. This is why we leave it to the pros!
25) Natural Blonde Ombre Bun, Rose Gold Tips
As your rose pink balayage grows out it will still look great (as balayage does) and you can play with different styles like this bun. It’s also worth mentioning that a bun is a wonderful, heat-free style to give your hair a break. Put in some leave-in conditioner before pulling it up and it doubles as a treatment!
26) Silky Blonde and Pink Ombre Glamorous Hair
If you have the time and patience to maintain this color and style, you owe it to yourself to rock this look! The color is a beautiful, smooth ombre from sandy blonde roots to rose gold to cool blonde tips. Those big smooth waves are the perfect way to show off the color and glam up the style even more.
27) Pink and Blonde Highlights in Beachy Waves
Are you more of a low-maintenance color and style type? Not to worry, you, too, can have a cute hairstyle with rose gold color. Just check out this choppy bob with lowlights, highlights and a handful of pink pieces sprinkled in. Add some heat protectant and style into those effortless waves for a rose gold look that’s easy peasy!
28) Brunette to Rose Gold Blonde Hair Transformation
Think your hair is too dark for rose gold balayage? Think again! This gorgeous transformation from nearly black brunette to perfect, golden and rose-colored curls is all the proof you need. The colorist can lift the dark color from your hair and replace it with a combination of warm caramel, honey, and rose balayage pieces to achieve this effect.
29) Sleek Medium-Length Ombre Rose Gold Hairstyle
If your base color is a deep brunette or black it creates an awesome effect with balayage rose gold. It produces a dark rose gold hair that’s almost lavender as it transitions from the roots to the pink color. Add styling cream and heat protectant, then style it smooth and straight to show off your rosy glow!
30) Cute Hair Colors, Natural Roots, Rosy Balayage
Rose gold is just strawberry blonde turned up a few notches! Just look at this lovely and unique hair color. From the roots, the rose color is peppered with blonde highlights that peek through. Combined with the choppy layers and loose waves, this color is perfectly modern, warm, and ultra flattering.
31) Rose Gold Curls With a Glossy Shine
What could be sweeter than rose gold hair and girly curls? The shiny golden pink color is perfectly complemented by finger-combed curls. The effect is soft and shimmery. Some darker blonde is left in the under layers which creates depth and contrast. Use daily conditioner and weekly moisturizing hair treatment to keep up with that shine.
32) Subtle Rosy Gold Highlights on Natural Blonde
There is nothing like a blunt bob. It is the epitome of easy style, and this one has just a hint of rose gold with subtle light pink highlights mixed in with blonde lowlights and highlights. A colorist who specializes in balayage can deliver this kind of unique hair color.
33) Vibrant Reverse Ombre With Bright Pink Roots
We can’t decide if this is punk rock or pop diva, but we’re on board either way. When you get more highly saturated color that means that the pink is brighter and bolder. That’s what you see here with reverse ombre with bold pink roots blending into blonde ends. Just make sure to do plenty of TLC to prevent breakage.
34) Rose Gold Highlights in Warm Honey Blonde
On the spectrum of rose gold hair, this is close to strawberry blonde. It’s a more organic look that still lets you be pretty in pink! Word to the wise: strawberry blonde is a version of red, and that can go very, very wrong without the right color and toner. Go to a salon to make sure its done right.
35) Light Auburn Hair Color With Rose Highlights
Auburn with its shimmery red tones is another perfect complement to rosegold hair. This light auburn has rose balayage hair dye used throughout with a nice deep shade of dusty pink. It blends together absolutely perfectly and, as with most highlights, styling in waves really show off the color.
36) Light Strawberry Blonde With Subtle Rose Balayage
So by now, you’re getting the idea that blonde and pink hair go together really well. This is another great example of how easily rose highlights blend into buttery golden blonde. You have so many options with the concentration of the color and the ratio to the blonde that you can really have fun to try different ways to wear this style.
37) Beautifully Blended Rose Gold Redhead, Subtle Highlights
Is she a redhead or a rose gold-head? Who even cares when your hair looks this fabulous? This is full dark rose gold hair color in a strawberry blonde hue. The roots will not be forgiving so you will have to go in for touch-ups, but come on. It is worth it when you have hair this pretty.
38) Curly, Cute Easy Hairstyles With Rose Streaks
Whenever you’ve got great highlights you just cannot go wrong with curls. These rose gold blonde hair highlights are perfectly balanced and you can see how they blend into one another effortlessly in all those cascading curls. A curling iron and a half-up pony is all you need to look this good!
39) Brunette With Rose Gold Ombre Curled Tips
Do you have blonde tips lingering from a past dye job? Why not make them pink? If you are bored with growing out light ends and looking for some new hair ideas, add in a dark of pink. The balayage technique blends in the dark roots perfectly with the light ends and adds a new interesting feature.
40) Sexy and Messy Almost Violet Wavy Highlights
When you add rose gold over a darker color like brunette it really brings out the bluish undertones in the color and makes the pink nice and rich. In this case, the hue is almost violet. Choppy layers and mussed waves are a great way to show off that color!
41) Simple, Work-Safe Blonde With Rose Gold Lowlights
This easy hairstyle is the perfect way for someone who works or goes to school in a more conservative environment (or is a bit shy about bright color) to sneak in some pink hair under the radar. This lovely lady has warm honey blonde hair and some very light rose lowlights. Go ahead, get a little rebellious!
42) Awesome Platinum and Rose Hair Dye Combo
We’re suckers for big, glamorous waves and this style certainly does not disappoint. The platinum blonde is crowned with reverse ombre rose color from the roots. A sleek blowout and big, glamorous waves will show off the beautiful color and shine of this rose gold ombre hair. Moisture treatments are an absolute must to keep this color shiny and healthy.
43) Tawny Rose Blunt Bob With Light Ends
This cute blunt bob has rose gold with a tiny bit more yellow than some of the other hair ideas here. The effect is a warm tawny pink that nicely compliments the warm brunette base color. If you have naturally thick, straight hair this is a perfect look that is super-easy to style. Just don’t forget the heat protectant!
44) Perfectly Straight Strawberry Rose Blonde Hair Color
If you have this kind of naturally straight blonde hair you owe it to yourself to try this rose gold look because it will look perfect on you! Basic strawberry blonde is elevated with some rosy highlights just a shade or two lighter that peek through and give that glorious pink glow to the hair.
45) Vibrant Bright and Bold Rose Gold Highlights
If you’re looking for quick color and style this is a great option. The rose gold is set into blonde highlights, blending in easily with the rest of the color. The style is blown straight and curled with an iron, then tousled to loosen the curls up. Use defining paste to really bring out the individual pieces and you’re done!
46) Naturally Light Redhead With Rose Gold Balayage
We cannot get enough of these beautiful redheads with rose gold hair highlights! This red would look fab all on its own, but the subtle face-framing rose highlights make it even more playful and fun. As usual, get thee to a curling iron to really make the highlights pop.
47) Soft Rosy Full Color with Balayage Roots
Transform sandy blonde into rose gold with some allover color that softens the face and makes your skin look amazing. Blending into the roots balayage softens the grow out really well. Just treat it like platinum blonde as far as conditioning and upkeep and your rosy locks will stay lovely week after week.
48) Soft and Subtle Allover Rosy Strawberry Blonde
Isn’t this stunning? Just like sandy blonde has naturally cool blonde highlights, this kind of red color pairs up perfectly with rose gold highlights. It is so effortless you can hardly tell the pink is in there, but if you look closely the lighter strands are actually a beautiful shade of rose gold. Amazing!
49) Dusty Rose Gold Crown Reverse Ombre Color
Flip that ombre upside down with some rosy roots. Lightening the hair to the roots and adding rose gold ombre from the crown to around the cheekbones casts a beautiful pink glow onto your hair color. And, really, who doesn’t want to walk around with their own custom lighting? Just be ready for regular touch-ups with this style.
50) Rose Gold Soaked Ombre Tips Hair Color
Don’t be afraid to just go for it with some fun pink color. This ombre is pink and proud! Color like this looks so cute when it is worn down in waves and in styles like buns and twists. You can tone it down or ramp it up by adjusting the color with lowlights and highlights as it grows out.
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As it turns out there’s a color of rose gold hair for everyone! Whichever style of rose gold hair you choose, remember this: go to a professional colorist. If you want your hair to look like it does in your head, seek out a stylist who can make your dreams come true. While you’re there, do yourself a favor and make follow up appointments for trims and root touch-ups. When you’re putting your hair through this much processing you need to show it a little extra TLC, so stay on top of it and get back to the salon every 4-6 weeks.