Guys with colored hair look attractive and fashionable if done the right way. There’s no reason men can’t have as much fun with their hair as women, so it’s time to take a look at the trendiest hair colors for men and pick out a new ‘do. Colors are colors are colors.
Go for it if you like pale pink, blazing purple, or midnight blue. It takes confidence and an eye for style to step out with unexpected hair. That’s hot, manly, and unquestionably cool. What color on the spectrum are you leaning toward?
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Mermaid hair, unicorn hair, dragon hair, oil slick hair — all these trends work as men’s hair colors, too. You can opt for darker, dramatic colors that fit into the masculine ideal, or you can buck convention and choose a hue that makes you happy. Whatever you decide, it’ll be an eye-catching, statement-making conversation starter.
1. Auburn Curls
Want a subtle change in your hair that looks natural? Go for this auburn hair color that will brighten up your face. With a clean undercut along the sides to match the stubble beard, grow out your curls on top and dye them in an auburn-copper hue.
2. Blonde Top
A medium skin tone makes blonde hair stand out beautifully. This hair color is an inspiration for guys with spiral curls. Grow out the curls with a low undercut to give a disconnected feel. Add a honey blonde hue to the top only for a two-toned look.
3. Play with Pastels
Pastel hair colors look as good on men as on women. Grow out your wavy strands at the top with a neat undercut along the sides. Leave the roots natural and add a pastel pink which ends into pastel green tips. Tousle your hair and your look is ready.
4. Blonde Balayage
A balayage will make you look dreamy and handsome. Chop down the hair into a layered haircut at shoulder-length with a side part. Add a blonde balayage to contrast the darker brown hair and beard. This look will keep all the eyes on you.
5. Silver Hipster Look
Flaunt your curls by dying them in an icy silver hue to create this hipster look. This style is high maintenance and may require some visits to the hairstylist. Pair a faded undercut and a beard with the curly silver top to top off the look.
6. Apple Green Spikes
Ever thought about apple green hair? Why not? Men with thick hair can go for this hot hair color trend. Trim down the sides and spike up the top. Add an apple green hue to the hair with a natural ducktail beard to finish off this contrasting look.
7. Highlighted Front
If you do not want to color all of your hair, you can go for highlights. Buzz the sides and keep the top long enough to fall over on one side. Add blonde highlighted streaks in between the black hair to create an eye-catching front.
8. Unexpected Pink
Pink hair color is least expected from men. But if you are confident enough, this look is easy to pull off. Create a pompadour hairstyle with shaved sides. Add a hot pink color to finish off this monochromatic style.
9. Merman Hair
Show off your assertive personality with this fresh merman look. Paint your long wavy locks with shades of pink and purple. Add a touch of blue and green too. Grow out a facial stubble and leave your hair loose to watch everyone’s eyes getting on you!
10. Rock Star Amber
Experiment with a shade that lies between copper and auburn. Trim down your hair in a neat crew cut with subtle bangs along the hairline. Get your hair dyed in an amber hair color to add to your hotness.
11. Neon Green
Green hair is always a favorite among the guys. After all, green is the color of so many cool things—money, the Joker’s ‘do, herbs … for real, though, it’s a vivid hue that’s on-point for summer and fall. A color this bright complements olive and dark skin amazingly well.
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12. Perfect Platinum
Pale platinum is out of this world sexy. You might not be able to bleach your hair so blonde that it appears white, at least not right away, but you can work your way up to a flawless flaxen ‘do.
13. Purple Peeks
Thanks to gents like Niall Horan, purple is more widely recognized as a perfectly acceptable men’s hair color. You know why? Because colors are colors and they know no gender. Your masculinity isn’t tied to a hair color, guys. If you look good in purple, then own it.
14. Pale Rose
Rose gold is the signature millennial color, with variations of pale pink being perfectly acceptable substitutes. Real men wear pink because it’s flattering to a whole spectrum of skin tones and colors. You can get in on the rose gold train, by the way, if you ask the colorist to throw in some subtle coral highlights.
Once upon a time, white blonde was the biggest trend in men’s hair color—in the form of frosted tips. That look isn’t coming back, thankfully. However, guys should feel free to help themselves to a few thoughtfully placed highlights. Look at how they brighten the hair and skin.
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16. Retro Orange
An orange this deep is eye-catching but almost natural. Granted, most ginger hues aren’t this extreme, but if you want to ease into the world of unexpected hair colors—and if you look good in orange—then this is a fetching shade to get you started.
17. Radiant Brown
How does brown become “radiant,” you ask? With extremely subtle highlights and lowlights, of course. Brown might seem like a boring hair color for men, but give it some dimension and natural facets of color, and brunette becomes a winner.
18. Vivid Violet
Bright colors were made for dark skin, and you’ll never convince us otherwise. The closely buzzed crop keeps the powerful purple from being overpowering, and you can’t deny how regal it is.
We are in love with this man and his masculine mermaid hair. See, fellas? That trend isn’t just for women. Mixes of blue and green are breathtaking. That dark green is especially on point. Love it! Try these buzz cut hairstyles.
20. Golden Highlights
Guys, never hide your natural hair from the spotlight. Never. Show off your curly coif at every opportunity. Call attention to it, in fact. Golden brown is a classic men’s hair color that blends seamlessly with dark brown. Those pops of gold are dazzling, like a blast of gilded champagne bubbles.
21. Color You Blue
You can spot every shade of blue in this flawless undercut, which we love just as much as the pompadour and the streaks of blue themselves. From robin’s egg to indigo, the whole spectrum flows through his hair. We’re fans. Are you?
22. All Orchid
Who can resist this dusky orchid shade? It’s tempered in comparison to other purples, and it complements dark hair exceptionally well. Notice the faint streaks running through the hair on the sides, too.
23. Ginger Revolt
Maybe it’s because of Ed Sheeran or Rupert Grint, but red is a stylish men’s hair color at the moment. You get all of the sex appeal and none of the jokes about how gingers have no souls. Seriously, though, think about becoming a redhead. We dig this trend.
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24. Roasted Almond
Notice how men’s trends veer from extreme to subtle? Even with natural hair colors, however, guys are stepping back from boring traditional hues. This isn’t just brown, you see. It boasts golden undertones and hints of almond color.
25. Too Teal
Teal is a way to wear a vivid shade without being too ostentatious. After all, it’s on the blue/green spectrum. It makes an appealing contrast with dark hair, too.
26. Chocolate Brown
Chocolate brown with subtle highlights is an on-trend hair color for men this year. Keep it from being too matte and bland with streaks of a lighter, more golden brown.
27. Sky Blue
Go big and blue or go home, right? You don’t have to dye your tongue to match, but dare to step out with your head in the clouds.
28. Silver Fox
Gray is always a good look—always. We’re never going to get tired of this trend. Whether it’s an undercut or an Ivy League, dye it silver. You’ll never have to worry about gray hairs, and honestly, just look at this guy. Just look.
29. Metallic Blue
Artful highlights and lowlights make this hot men’s hair color look almost metallic. Ask your stylist to pull off a very light ombre effect. Keep the blue mostly dark—the midnight shade is to-die-for.
30. Whatever You Want
Do what you want—seriously. Start your own trend. What color(s) do you love? What shades go well together and complement your skin and eye color? If all else fails, steal this red and pewter mix.
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31. Blonde Hair Color for Men
Mixing blonde hair color with caramel or black hair is one of the hottest pairings a guy can ask for. This textured haircut shows off the color well with the hair combed to one side.
32. Highlighted Hair for Men
If you have brunette hair, like dark brown or black, add blonde highlights. You’ll love the way the sun catches it, showing it off in a medium or long hairstyle for thick hair.
33. Long Hair Color for Men
Do you like the surfer look? Opt for blonde hair color to pull of summer vibes. On a long hairstyle, let your natural hair texture take over to rock blonde the best way.
34. Red Hair Color for Men
If your hair is naturally black, consider adding red highlights or a top color to easily add edge. You can choose a muted shade for subtlety or a brighter color for drama.
35. Short Hair Color for Men
Whether it’s a comb over or a style with a long top and short sides you choose for your next haircut, this icy blue will top it off well. With notes of white, this color is muted so you can still show up to work professionally.
36. Funky Hair Color for Men
Looking for a haircut that will have all eyes on you? Keep hair on top of the head long and spike it up – a blend of colors like blonde, blue, and maroon will look amazing and super artistic
37. Grey Hair Color for Men
Not happy with how your hair is turning out as you’re aging? Whether it’s an at-home dye job or a professional job from your stylist, add grey or white all over or as thick highlights to look hot.
38. Hair Color for Black Men
Just because you have black hair, that doesn’t mean you can’t add your own personal touch of style to it. Try this bleached wavy design that extends from temples to around the head.
39. Hair Color for Men with Brown Skin
Brown skin deserves a hair color as beautiful as it is – try this light brown shade that blends with a tinge of red for copper tint or just stick with a black base and brown for the top.
40. Brown Balayage for Black Hair
Bored with your long straight black hair? Men can try balayage too, as evidenced by the light brown at the ends of this haircut.
41. Brown Hair Color with Fade
While any haircut with a fade looks amazing, dark brown hair color looks especially handsome and sophisticated. This style features long hair on top smoothed back with plenty of volume.
42. Blonde Highlights on Dark Hair
Whether you have short hair or a style similar to this long curly do, add light blonde highlights to dark brown or black hair for a super masculine and rugged vibe.
43. Purple Hair Color
As if coloring your hair wasn’t a big enough deal, top that off with a shade of purple that not only graces your thick hair, but continues to your beard for something unexpected.
44. Ginger Hair Color for Men
The best way to pull off ginger hair color is by being born with it. It flatters pale skin and looks best if your hair is at least a couple inches long. If you’re really in love with the shade, blend it in with light brown hair.
45. Dreadlock Hairstyle for Men
Although some men get their dreadlocks to form the natural way – by not combing their hair regularly – it’s possible to have a stylist install them. These dreads mix light brown with blonde tips for a relaxed vibe.
46. Mohawk Hair Colors
Green and orange are certainly unexpected colors to choose for a men’s haircut, but they work great on a mohawk with a hide fade. To style, simply use a comb and some product.
47. Dark and Light Brown Hair Color
Like your current shade of brown but still want a fresh update? Try adding light brown either just to tips or from the mid-shaft to ends. This will look best on hair that is at least shoulder length.
48. Blue Hair for Mohawk Braid
A braided mohawk is edgy just on its own but add electric blue and a pop of color takes the look to the next level. You can keep all the hair braided or just some sections while leaving others loose.
49. Medium and Platinum Blonde
Platinum and blonde are not colors often seen on older men, but it can be pulled off. This longer style features hair smoothed back with platinum roots and medium blonde from the middle to ends.
50. Pastel Red on Light Brown Hair
Another color not often seen on men is this muted shade of red. It’s not harsh because it’s only highlights, but the style is still noticeable and work-appropriate.
In this section, we’ll address some of the most commonly asked questions regarding men’s hair color trends.
There is no single hair color that is most attractive on men. Taking into account your skin tone, eye color, and facial features will help you decide what hair color best suits you. Ultimately, you want to choose whatever color you feel confident in.
Yes, it is okay for guys to dye their hair. In the past, hair color treatment was viewed as a feminine practice. However, the beauty industry has evolved. It is now considered normal for men to dye their hair, especially when going grey.
There have been some concerns around the brand Just for Men. This product (along with many chemical hair dyes) contains PPD (p-Phenylenediamine), which can cause severe allergic reactions in some people.
Repeated use of products containing PPD can also increase the chances of an allergy developing. If you are concerned about a reaction to this product, look for plant-based hair dyes, as these do not contain PPD.
If you’d like to use this brand, start by testing out the product on a small area of your hair.
Yes, women can also use Just for Men hair color. The brand is marketed toward men. However, it works no less on women’s hair. Just keep in mind that, there will not be enough product in a single box for women with long hair.
Yes, you can use Rogaine on color-treated hair. With that being said, you should not use Rogaine the same day you receive a chemical hair treatment.
The time that your color will last depends on several factors—first, the type of dye you use. Permanent dyes will last longer than temporary ones. The brand can play a part in the longevity and quality of your color, so research your options before jumping in.
Second, the color. Some colors fade faster than others. Bright, vibrant colors will fade quickly compared to darker and more natural colors.
Third, your hair type and care routine. Coarse and thick hair doesn’t take dye as well as thin hair. And the more you wash your hair, the faster the color will fade.
Yes, men can color their hair gray. Gray color treatment is popular among men who have a gray beard or are starting to grow gray hairs on their heads.
Trendy men’s hair colors are evolving to fall more in line with the colors that trend for women. Know what that suggests? That popular hair colors are popular regardless of gender. Wear your hair the way you want!