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30 Bold and Bright Multi-Colored Hair Inspirations

Gone are the days when hair colors were limited to natural tones like brown, blonde, and red. Women of today have become bold enough to rock the brightest hues on their heads.

And just when vibrant hair shades became a norm, multi-colored hairstyles kicked in. The best thing about them? You can choose your favorite nuances and sport them all together in whichever way you want. 

Go wild with neon colors or keep it low-key with pastel-colored rainbows.  But before going through the following list of inspirations, keep in mind that all of them demand proper maintenance.  

Multi-Colored Hairstyle Ideas

You’re daring and incredible, so why not show it off with sensational multi-colored hair? Here are 30 stunning multi-colored hairstyles for you to try.

1. Color Splash Pixie

multicolored hair with undercut

Turn your edgy pixie haircut into one of a kind by adding streaks of yellow, orange, pink, and purple with subtle hints of blue and green on the top only.

Retain your natural hair shade at the front and along the sides to make the hues truly pop.

2. Unicorn Shag

multicolored shaggy hair

Add a girly touch to an otherwise punk shag by painting it in pastel tones of pink, purple, and blue. Add the colors randomly rather than following a definite pattern. A bit of yellow and teal will go a long way. Dreamy and wild!

3. Face Frame with Peekaboo Highlight

multicolored bob hair

Ladies who want to keep it more modern than wild can consider this eye-catching multicolored hairstyle.

Start with vibrant money pieces that turn pink to orange and yellow reaching the tips. Couple them with single-color earloop highlights that you can hide or flaunt whenever you want.

4. Multi-Colored Braids

multicolored hairstyle with braids

Reluctant to treat your precious tresses with bleach and chemical dyes? No need to worry as multi colorful braids are your way out.

Get synthetic extensions in your favorite shades and incorporate them when knitting down the hair. Box braids, cornrows, or classic pigtails. The choice is yours!

5. Pink and Blue Pop

multicolored braided hair

Multi-colored hairdos do not always require a plethora of colors as merely two shades are sometimes enough, just as depicted here.

Use varying tones of pink and blue, including raspberry pink and peachy pink, steel blue and powder blue, respectively. Just stay within the same color family.

6. Three-Toned Ombre

straight multicolored hair

Two-toned ombre hairstyles are quite common, but a three-toned gradient like this is sure to drop many jaws.

Pick out three of your most favorite shades and place them one after another on your mane. The key to achieving a seamless transition lies in blending all the colors perfectly together.

7. Mermaid Hair

short multicolored hair

Give off cool mermaid vibes by choosing the right hair shades. Light aqua blue and sea foam green will be an ideal color combination.

Throw in bright purple to set your new hairdo on fire, and you won’t regret it. Don’t forget the eyebrows!

8. Funky Curls

multicolored hair for black women

Here’s another funky multicolored hairstyle to show off those natural curls. Opt for a faux hawk featuring buzzed sides with a shaved design and long strands on top.

Pick out your main color, like purple as shown above, and complement it with two to three contrasting shades.

9. The Dip Dye

wavy multicolored hair

Sticking to the basics, keep it simple by dipping your ends in any hair dye of your liking. Make sure it contrasts sharply against your natural base shade.

Blonde tips with silver earloop highlights on a dark brown or black mane are worth a shot for sure!

10. Rainbow Underlayer

multicolored underneath hair

Hide a rainbow surprise beneath those natural tresses by separating an entire underlayer and painting it with all the shades you love.

Add separate solid-colored stripes, try an ombre look, or opt for a split color effect instead. Show off your new hairstyle with a chic half-up bun.

11. Cotton Candy Chunks

Multicolored Hairstyles for teen age girl

Usually, chunky streaks are something you want to avoid in your hair, but the multi-colored hair trending right now is the exception.

Thick hunks of different colored hues are just fine—more than fine, as you see here. The result is a rainbow of color.

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beautiful braid Multicolored Hairstyles

This beautiful braid is all over the Internet and has been forever now. It’s the goal, the end of the rainbow, the very epitome of ROY G BIV—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, that is. Multi-colored tresses practically beg for braids.

13. A Neon Rainbow

 Neon Rainbow Multicolored Hairstyles

Here’s a brighter, much more vivid rainbow. The neon shades remind us of old-school Lisa Frank school supplies, and we are living for it.

The blending up top, especially near her shorter layers/bangs, is particularly on fire. Protip: shades of yellow and green make neon palettes pop.

14. Pastel Perfection

 Pastel Multicolored Hairstyles you love

Much of the rainbow hair trending right now is fantasy-inspired. This? This is My Little Pony inspired. It’s fairy hair. What makes it even more magical are the periwinkle blue streaks, which explode from the pink and purple.

Pink Ombre Hair Colors

15. Pretty as a Peacock

Peacock Multicolored Hairstyles foe women

Talk about hair goals! Electric blue is the primary color in this mane of hair. In the middle, wild hues of chartreuse and aquamarine explode out, creating a stunning kaleidoscope of color.

At close look, it seems like the roots are a dark purple or indigo.

16. Rainbow Bright

Rainbow Multicolored Hairstyles foe girl

Every hue in the rainbow makes up this fabulous coiffure. The colors are extraordinarily pigmented, resulting in radiant splashes of color.

Dare to adopt a multicolored style like this, and the colors will fade to a lovely pastel, as well.

17. Shades of Blue

Indigo, ink blue, pale ice, deep purple—a lot of the multi-colored hair trending right now follows a monochromatic or ombre scheme that involves several shades on the same spectrum.

Does green complement you? How about red or pink? Orange? Go for monochromatic, multi-colored hair!

18. Multicolored Hairstyle: Teal and a Tease

combo Multicolored Hairstyles for girl

This isn’t a color combination that you see very often, but it’s to-die-for. Teal complements both the pink and coral interwoven through her braids. What unusual combo would you try?

Hairstyles With Red Highlights

19. Bird of Paradise

Something about this hairstyle is evocative of a tropical bird’s beautiful plumage. Maybe it’s because the focus is on the green and yellow at the crown. How do you feel about the jagged, asymmetric cut?

20. Bejeweled and Bedazzled

Lighter shade Multicolored Hairstyles for girl

Spend a few minutes observing the multi-colored hair in this photo. Can you pick out all the separate colors?

Midnight blue’s hiding in there, as are teal and turquoise. Lighter shades of navy and cornflower mix with deep purple and fuschia.

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multicolored layered hairstyles

multicolored double bun hairstyles

multicolored hairstyles

The multi-colored hair trending right now follows no particular pattern. The color combinations you choose are entirely up to you—what looks good on you? Which colors flatter your eye color and complexion?