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35 Trendsetting Pastel Hair Ideas for Any Taste

Pastel hair has already found its way to our hearts, and it’s not going to leave any soon. It got on our radar because it exuberates confidence and joy, and depending on the shade, it can become an option for any skin tone.

So, if you have pale skin, opt for a shade that doesn’t make you look washed out.  A teal, blue or green pastel hair will gorgeously suit you, while a cotton candy pastel look will work its magic for women with darker skin.

Pastel Hair Color Ideas

One of the big perks of dyeing your hair pastel is its versatility because you can play with the hue and enlighten it as much as you want. The opportunities are limitless, from watermelon pastels to pale teal nuances.

Even if pastel hair looks so brilliant, it comes with a downside. It is high maintenance, and you’ll need to refresh the color quite often. Besides that, if you want to obtain pastel shades, you will need to bleach the hair and go for a white or platinum blonde base.

If done wrong, the procedure can irremediably damage your hair, so use our advice and go to a hair salon if you want to pull off these pale hues.

1. Pastel Pink Hair with Curls

pastel pink hair

When styling a pastel pink hair, it will look tremendously cool with dark roots. The nuance won’t make you look washed out, and those long bangs will gorgeously frame your features. Also, opt for waves and curls to gain more dimension.

2. Purple Pastel on Short Hair

pastel purple hair

Pastel purple hair is romantic and, at the same time, channels your rebellious side. A pixie haircut will be an excellent option for you if craving for a hairstyle that doesn’t need a lot of styling.

3. Long Pastel Teal Hair

pastel blue hair

When you are searching for a hairstyle that makes everyone say WOW, pastel blue will certainly have that effect on people. Cut the hair in a V shape and let that hue work its spells.

4.  Pastel Rainbow Hair

pastel rainbow hair

Pastel rainbow hair is one of the most vivid and full of life hair you will ever see. If styled on long hair, you get a mane that will never pass unnoticed. Opt for yellow, teal, red, purple, and pink colors and beautifully blend them.

5. Green Pastel Hair for Pale Skin

pastel green hair color

A pastel green hair can make any woman look mesmerizing, and if you go for this color, you’ll never want to replace it. Slightly wear the bangs on one side and opt for a few messy curls that will fall on your back in a cascade.

6. Pastel Lavander Hair

pastel lavender hair

Every time you see pastel lavender hair, you can picture yourself in the middle of a gorgeous flower field. If you have blue eyes, this color will suit you like a glove. Style a bob haircut and opt for curls that will give the mane dimension.

7. Pastel Orange Ombre Hair

Pastel orange hair is quite fastidious, and it requires your full attention and commitment. Go for an ombre and keep the roots in your dark natural shade. Complete the look with a pair of retro-rounded glasses.

8. Pink Blue Pastel Ombre Hair

pastel ombre hair

When you think about pastel ombre, you never imagine it can look so ravishing. Start from a pale purple and end up with a blue shade for the tips. Style waves and tousle the hair.

9. Pastel Red Hair for Bobs

pastel red hair

Pastel red hair is ideal for women who want to make an unforgettable impression wherever they go. Get a bob haircut and style the tips inwards and outwards to obtain a classy yet sexy hairstyle.

10. Short Pastel Bob

short pastel hair

Get a short bob and opt for pastel red and pink hues. Draw a part on one side and wear the fringe on the other. You will get one of the most amazing short pastel hair colors, and everybody will complement your bold look.

11. Pastel Blonde Hair

pastel blonde hair

Pastel blonde hair might seem familiar, but if you take a closer look, you will see that it uses such fabulous hues of platinum and honey or champagne bright blondes. Style layers and part the fringe in the middle and to obtain a hairstyle that is ideal for women with round faces.

12. Short Pastel Peach Hair

pastel peach hair

Pastel peach hairstyles look so delicious, and it would be such a shame not to try this fabulous hue. Style a pixie haircut with bangs that can be tossed on one side, and the outcome will certainly be marvelous.

13. Pink and Purple Pastel Ombre Hair

pastel pink and purple hair

To recreate this fantastic look, all you need is a lot of confidence and the desire to explore the world of pastel and electric colors. Start with platinum blonde roots and create an ombre that will get you a gorgeous pastel pink and purple hair.

14. Pastel Rose Hair with Bun

pastel rose gold hair

When you want to look ravishing,  go for a pastel rose gold hair that can be tied up in a messy bun. Pull off a few strands from your bangs, temples, and sideburns to obtain an excellent face frame. Opt for an eye shadow that will make your eyes look hypnotizing.

15. Pastel Green Hair with Locs and Braids

pastel green and yellow hair

When you have pale skin, pastel green and yellow hair will undoubtedly make you look extraordinary. Style dreadlocks and braids and pin the top into a high bun. Spare your bangs and part them in the middle. Use an electric green shade for the eyeliner.

16. Pastel Silver Blue Hair

pastel silver hair color

Pastel silver hair makes a great team with short pixie cuts. Opt for an asymmetrical fringe that you can flip on one side. Lift the top hair to create a small mohawk, and you’ll get a gorgeous rebel look.

17. Pastel Unicorn Messy Hair

pastel unicorn hair

Pastel unicorn hair is something to go for because it will inspire happiness and confidence. Gest a short bob haircut and opt for three pastels: candy pink, blue, and teal. Use a straightening iron to make the hairstyle look flawless and chic.

18. Medium Long Pastel Pink Hair

light pastel pink hair

If you adore colors, play with more hues to obtain the perfect light pastel pink hair. Use fuchsia eyeshadow for the lids and glue a few colored sequins under your eyes. You will be the main attraction at any party or festival.

19. Pastel Teal Hair for Pale Faces

pastel teal hair

Pastel teal hair is an ideal choice for women with pale skin. A dark eyeliner line on your lid will draw attention to your ocean blue eyes and the hair will beautifully complete your look.

20. Pastel Pink Blue Curly Hair

pastel curly hair

This pastel curly hair is totally ravishing! Go for tight curls that will provide a lot of texture and volume and use more pastel color shades: candy pink for the top, watermelon hues, and blue and purple shades for the tips.

21. Short Pastel Rainbow Hair

pastel grey and blue hair

Pastel blue-grey hair will work so well with some peekaboo rainbow highlights and an undercut. You can obtain a dreamy look by also applying some glitter on your temples and upper cheeks.

22. Deep Cotton Candy Hair

pastel cotton candy hair

Go for a pastel cotton candy hair, braid a few thin strands and use a crimping iron for a few other locks. Opt for a hippie headband on the forehead and tousle your hair to create a messy Woodstock-inspired look.

23. Pastel Pink + Blue Balayage

pastel balayage hairstyle

When you have pale skin, blue eyes, and freckles, a pastel balayage hairstyle that uses vivid green and pink shades is a superb option for you. By keeping the roots in their natural shade, you won’t have to visit the salon every four weeks to refresh the color.

24. Pastel Highlights and Lowlights

pastel hair highlights

Pastel hair highlights will make you look really astonishing if you also style a few lowlights. Your bouncy curly hair will offer the mane texture and dimension and the riglets will have their own personality.

25. Pastel Yellow and Pink Hair

pastel hair color for pale skin

When you have pale skin, not all pastel colors will suit you, and by choosing the wrong one, you might end up looking washed out. Yellow and cotton candy shades are ideal pastel hair colors for this skin, and you can get a gorgeous look by mixing them with your long hair.

How to Dye Pastel Lavender Hair

Almost all girls who want pastel lavender hair should use an expert because it can be hard to get things right. You cannot dye dark hair a pastel shade without bleach. You need to apply bleach carefully before you add light purple dye.

You may need to wait 24 hours before adding any dye to your hair after a bleach session. However, it is a good idea to use bleach on your hair because it will give you a stronger purple shade.

Mixed Braid and Quiff Hairstyle

Lavender hair with quiff hairstyle

Lavender hair deserves more than just a ponytail. Pull up your locks into a dynamic quiff and show off your highlights with a beautiful braid detail at the back of the head.

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Novelty Anime Hair Ideas

Anime lavender Hair Ideas

You’re already giving major whimsical inspiration by rocking colorful hair, so why not step it up with playful accessories? Clips, bows, and even novelty anime headpieces enhance your look to make your personal style pop.

Soft Wavy & Casual Lavender Hair Ideas

casual and soft wavy Lavender Hair

We love this icy take on pastel locks. No warmth here! You can adjust your purple hue according to your skin tone for the best effect. Soft waves are so easy to achieve and are perfect for events, both formal and casual. 

Purple Ombré with Gorgeous Flower Crown

purple ombre hairstyle

Ombre highlights provide the perfect way to wear pastel hair, so it suits your look. Your natural color sits at the root and helps to frame your face so your style looks relaxed and grounded. Add a flower crown and you’ll appear straight out of a fairytale. 

Light Soft Waves on Pastel Lavender

Waves are not only trendy but are probably the most accessible way to wear your hair. Give your purple-hued tresses a luxurious feeling by creating soft waves with your favorite hot tool. Done right, they can last for days.

Long Beach Waves

Purple and Teal Braid Mix

Create gorgeous unicorn hair by incorporating a pop of teal into your lavender hair. This look can be tricky, so consult your stylist before attempting these highlights. A gorgeous braid is a perfect way to show off dimensional color detail. 

Lightly Layered

If you’ve dyed your hair lavender, chances are, it’s seen a few other dye jobs. Hide damage and breakage with lots of layers that look great when styled and create a sense of thickness on thin or fine hair types. Create short layers at the front to frame your face.

Frizzy Flyaway Pastel Lavender Hair

Don’t worry about keeping your hair tame, texture is always a plus. These frizz flyaways make for a great editorial look but can translate into everyday style if you’re going for a sexy vibe. Use your fingertips to separate hair in the most delicate manner.

Thick Blonde Ombré Bob Hairstyle with Pastel Lavender

pastel lavender in bob hairstyles

This style is super fresh and perfect for the blonde who wants just a touch of lavender to bump up her style. Ombre or artful balayage are the perfect ways to do this. The blend should be soft, so enlist the hands of a professional for this job.

Luscious Long Smoky Lavender Locks

long lavender hair

Lavender hair has been on the map for a while, but a darker, smokier look has become popular most recently. It’s perfect for natural brunettes who are used to darker tones. It contrasts with pale skin best.

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Pastel Ombre Hair Ideas

Short Grey Ombre

 Gray Pastel Ombre

If it is your first time trying a pastel ombre hairdo and you’re still not sure if you’re going to like it, you can always go for a safer option where the color of the ombre would blend with the natural color of your hair. For example, if you have cool-toned brown hair, you can try a dark grey ashy hair ombre.

Bleach the tips of your hair just like you would for a blonde ombre. When adding the gray toner, add it randomly to different strands so that it would stay longer on some parts than on others. That way you will get natural highlighted ombre that blends into your hair.

Strawberry Pink Pastel Ombre

Strawberry Pink Pastel Ombre Hair

A gentle shade such as strawberry pink can look great and elegant even on brides on their wedding day. Use a toner to tone your ombre into strawberry pink. Then create a messy topknot that would emphasize the texture of your ombre. If you want it to be even more decorative, use an elegant hair accessory.

Pink and White Ombre

pastel pink ombre on blonde hair

A great way to enhance the typically dull tips on bleached white hair is to do an ombre in a pastel color. Apply the baby pink dye to the ends of your white hair. If your hair is really long, curl the ends ever so gently to enhance the texture of the ombre.

Frenzy Rose Pink Hair

rose pink pastel ombre hair for women

A rose pastel pink ombre that starts with black roots mixed with deep purple highlights in the middle and ends with pastel lilac is absolutely mesmerizing. If you have black hair, add deep purple highlights to it. Then bleach the roots and tone them into a nice lilac color.

Space Buns

ashy pink pastel ombre

Being original and playful when it comes to your hairstyle really doesn’t require as much effort as you would have thought. For example, this pastel ombre hair is not that hard to achieve on brown hair, and it blends so nicely.

If you want to mix soft colors such as pastel pink ombre with brown or black hair, it is important that you use an ashy pink color so that it would blend well with the rest.


Pastel hair can be the perfect statement if you choose the right color and maintain it correctly. Pastel colors will not make you look good if you forgo any care routine. Read on to find answers to common questions about color choice, color care, and style tips.

What are pastel hair colors?

Some popular pastels for hair include pastel pink, yellow, blue, lavender, and green. There are different shades and undertones to adjust the color to match your eyes, skin tone and preferences.

Are pastel hair colors good for pale skin?

There is a pastel hair color suitable for every skin tone, and if you choose the wrong one, it may make your face look too pale.

If you have a lighter complexion, colors that are too cool can make you look washed out, while warm colors can make your complexion look yellow. Try to use text strips when buying a color at a beauty store.

Can I dye my hair pastel without bleach?

No. Unless you have naturally light hair, the first step of obtaining pastel hair will almost always involve bleaching your hair. If you do not bleach your hair, your pastels will not be bright or clean.

Can I dye my dark hair pastel?

You can dye any hair color pastel, but you must bleach it first if it is not naturally lighter. Make sure to follow the FDA safety instructions for dying your hair.

Are pastel hair colors hard to maintain?

Yes. Pastel colors can be tough to maintain without proper, constant care. Frequent washing or dyeing of unbleached hair can lead to quickly-fading pastels.

Do pastel hair colors fade fast?

Pastel hair colors will fade if you do not take the proper precautions to maintain them. You will have to frequently touch up your roots to ensure even coloring.

How long will pastel hair color last?

How long your pastel hair will last depends on several factors, including how you choose to maintain it. A common benchmark is about six to eight weeks.

Will adding conditioner to hair dye make it pastel?

Adding conditioner to hair dye can dilute the color and make it appear pastel. However, using extra conditioner is not recommended for all hair dye types because it can lead to uneven coloring.

Can I use oil pastels as a hair dye?

You should not use any oil-based products because they can stain your hair. However, you can utilize oil pastels and soft pastels to temporarily achieve fun hair colors.

What to wear with pastel hair?

Pastel hair can look great as a pop of color with an all-white or dramatic all-black outfit. You can also pair your pastel hair with matching tops or outfits of the same color in different shades.

Make sure the colors of your outfit do not work with the pastel to make you look washed out.

Celebrities adore pastel hair and you can see it in so many videos, appearances on the red carpet or events they are attending.

To create this gorgeous hairdo, you will need to bleach your hair, but if you don’t want to damage the mane, there’s always an option. Wigs and weaves can help you obtain that look in no time, so what are you waiting for?