23 Winter Hair Color Ideas & Trends for 2018

Winter is on it’s way! You may already be thinking about your winter wardrobe but what about your hair? As it is a change of season with new trends, it is the perfect time to try out the latest must-have hair colors. By mixing up your look, you can go through the winter in style. To give you some inspiration, we have found 23 winter hair color ideas for 2018. We have fiery reds, cool blondes and more. Take a look, you will soon be booking a hair appointment!

1. Icy Blonde Hair

Our first winter hair color idea is this platinum, icy blonde. Icy blonde is very light and bright, it almost looks white. It is a stunning color choice for winter and it will give you a stylish ice queen look. All over color like this is perfect for the ladies who want a dramatic makeover or you can also have platinum highlights for a subtler look.

2. Caramel Balayage Hair

During the winter months some prefer warmer highlights compared to the icy shades, and if this is you, then you will like our next idea. This hairstyle features warm caramel balayage with dark brunette hair. This color combination is stunning and is perfect the winter and other seasons too.

Caramel Balayage Hair Color Idea for Winter

Source: @hairbyamybee

3. Dark Grey Ombre Hair

Like to keep up with the trends? Then this next hair color idea is for you. Here we have smokey, dark grey ombre hair. Grey shades like this one are a must-have for winter 2018. It is perfect for the ladies who like to keep ahead of the fashion pack. Go for a beautiful blend like this one or choose grey highlights.

4. Copper Hair

When the winter comes around, red hair colors come back into the spotlight. Colors like copper become very popular. So, here is a gorgeous example of a coppery red you can try. It is a rich and warm color that will brighten up your look over the dark, colder months.

Copper Hair - Winter Hair Color Idea


5. Ash Brown Winter Hair Color

Next, we have a beautiful ash brown hair color idea. Ash brown is suited to brunette hair and it is a dark and cool shade. Its toned down color is perfect for the winter. It will give your hair a lift, just like blonde does in the summer. Hair coloring like this is great for the ladies who want a change without being too over the top.

6. Dark Purple Highlights

Purple is another popular color. In the summer, pastel shades are loved but in the winter, the darker tones are a must-have. Here we have a beautiful example. The hair starts off black and gradually blends into a dark purple. It is such a stylish combination.

7. Light, Cool Blonde Highlights

Now, we have a hair color idea for the ladies who are blonde. This hair idea features different shades of blonde but the main color is a light and cool tone. Hair like this is perfect for the blondes who want to give their hair a lift. It will also keep you looking stylish and bright during the winter.

Light, Cool Blonde Balayage Highlights

Source: @hairbychrissydanielle

8. Bold Red to Copper Ombre

When the season changes it is common for many of us to want a completely new look. If that is you, then you need to check out this hair idea. This hair color is a bold red! It is a step up from the popular copper and spicy tones, so you will stand out from the crowd! This look is a trendy choice for anyone who wants to change their hair to a vibrant color.

Vibrant Red to Copper Ombre Hair

Source: @off7thsalon

9. Dark to Blonde Ombre Hair

Our next idea features blonde balayage on dark hair. We love this hairstyle because usually balayage is light and summery but this one features warm blonde which will suit the winter season perfectly. Hair like this will look pretty on anyone and it will grow out so it is not high maintenance.

10. Rose Gold Hair

Next, we have another hair idea for the ladies who like to keep up the with the latest fashion and styles. Here we have rose gold hair. This hair uses a pink, rose blonde tone and it almost looks shimmery. This is a chic color choice that will suit you all year round.

Rose Gold Winter Hair Color

Source: @nealmhair

11. Light Caramel

Earlier in the post we featured a caramel hairstyle. Here is another caramel idea but this one is a little lighter. The bright caramel color used really lifts the dark hair. It has a coppery look to it which makes it even more stylish for the winter.

12. Dark Red Ombre Hair

We couldn’t have a winter list without mentioning dark red. This dark red tone is just stunning, You can see that the hair looks very dark and when the light shines on it the lighter tones come through. This is a vampy color idea that will look gorgeous through the fall and winter.

Dark Red Ombre Hair

Source: @off7thsalon

13. Cool Blonde Blend

Next, we have a cool blonde blend. The hair starts off as a dark tone and then blends into a light blonde. We love this hair idea because it wows. Hair like this would be amazing for the winter season. It is icy, cool and of course, super stylish.

14. Light Grey Curls

You may remember the trendy smokey grey we featured earlier. Well, here is another must-have grey hair color idea. Instead of being dark and smokey, this one is light and more silver looking. We love the grey color trend for the winter so had to show you another way to wear. You could even combine the two colors in a stunning blend!

15. Dark Coffee Tone Winter Hair Color

When thinking about coloring your hair, you don’t have to choose a dramatic color that is very different from your root color. You can choose something like this! Here we have dark hair that has a coffee color running through it. The colors are different but are still close in shade. This closeness gives the hair a more natural finished look.

16. Cool Blue and Blonde

Take inspiration from the cold and icy weather to create a stunning hairstyle like this one. Here we have a light blonde with blue running through it. This style combines two perfect winter colors. You can recreate a similar look or choose a lighter blonde, such as platinum.

17. Warm, Copper Balayage

Heat up your look this winter with a spicy tone balayage like this! The hair is quite dark and then it blends into red and coppery shades. Warm tone highlights like these will suit all hair colors. You can recreate a similar look to this or even add some honey or caramel blonde.

18. Pastel Pink Hair

What about if you don’t want popular reds or warm blondes? Maybe you want something bright and unique? If that is you, then this idea may be perfect. Here we have hair that has been dyed a light pink tone. It has a pastel look to it which will really brighten up your winter. Choose all over color or maybe use this color for highlights.

19. Dark to Light Brown Balayage

Next, we have a wintry balayage for the brunettes. The hair has a dark root color that blends into a toned down light brown. Two similar colors like these create stylish but subtler balayage. This method works for any hair color, just try and choose a similar color to your roots.

Dark to Light Brown Balayage Hair

Source: @_edwardsandco

20. Dark Grey to Silver Hair

Our next idea is a stunning dark grey to silver blend. The hair starts off as a dark smokey grey, then to a silvery grey and then finally to platinum. It combines three of the must have shades for the winter. Hair like this will make a statement and give everyone hair envy!

Dark Grey to Silver Hair Color Idea

Source: @glamiris

21. Amber Winter Hair Color Idea

Like blonde and copper but can’t decide which shade to try? Then this hair color is for you. Here we have amber hair. This amber tone looks like a light blonde with a subtle coppery redness. It is a stunning color that will warm up your hair ready for the winter.

22. Fiery Copper Red

Looking for a hot new hairstyle for the season? Then this fiery copper red could be just what you need. It is a gorgeous red hair color that is vibrant and statement making. You can choose all over color like this or maybe try highlights if you like the color but don’t want to be too bold.

Fiery Copper Red Hair Color Idea

Source: @supvalerie

23. Warm Winter Hair

Last on our list is this warm brown hair idea. The hair is dark brunette at the top with lighter brown running through it. Hair like this is beautiful and low maintenance. It is a color idea that will suit everyone and you can wear it all year round.

We hope you have found a new hair idea to try this winter!

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