5 Blue Hair Color Ideas Inspired by the Ocean

Colour Trends

Maybe it’s the surge of beachside photos splashed across our Instagram feeds, but blue hair color is trending once more. Think, oceanic shades of turquoise, seafoam and bold cobalt.

Blue manes never really went out of style, but, as the hue becomes more prominent, you’re bound to start getting more requests from clients for this ultra-striking look. The good news? Because there are so many shades of blue, you’ll find a hue for everyone. Look to clear, true blues (like powder blue or cobalt) for cool skin tones, and deep or green blues (such as teal, aqua and navy) for warm skin tones.

Then, choose a formula. Blue shades can be created with our semi-permanent range, Color Fresh CREATE, or with a demi-permanent color, like Instamatic by Color Touch. The latter comes in a stormy, matte gloss shade called Ocean Storm, while the former is so customisable, it lets you create almost any blue tone.

All you need now is some hairspiration. Before the blue hair requests roll in, scroll through these incredible looks for a soft and subtle or ultra-vibrant takes on the trend…

1

Blended Blues

Don’t limit yourself to just one shade of blue. Nikki at The Warren Salon mixed up four Color Fresh CREATE blends to create this multi-tonal mane. The formula is Super Petrol + Tomorrow Clear for the teal, New Blue + Tomorrow Clear for the turquoise, Ultra Purple + Tomorrow Clear for the lilac and Future Yellow + Pure Violet for the smokey grey.

2

Metallic Mane

This stormy ocean blue shows Instamatic by Color Touch in Ocean Storm at its best. The color is rich, boasts a matte gloss metallic finish and seamlessly blending from darker roots. Tell your clients to team the color with a loose, effortless curl to really enhance the shine.

3

Designer Denim

Matching the wash of your favourite denim blue jeans, this slightly-faded, slightly-metallic shade is perfect if you want to experiment with pastelizing shades of Color Fresh CREATE. To get the look, try blending New Blue or Super Petrol with Future Yellow and Tomorrow Clear, which will give the blue hues a cool, silvery look.

4

Bold and Bright

Weaved through a black base color, these shades of blue range from navy to neon, creating a multi-dimensional finish that shimmers under the light. If your client thinks pastel blue is too tame, show them this head-turning look.

5

Pearlescent Pastel

Opal meets pastel in this pearlescent look. It’s a dreamy color melt that combines navy roots with sky blue mid-lengths and slightly-faded, denim ends. Now, this is how you do pastel hair.

Find more hair color inspiration in our Wella Hair Lookbook, and follow @WellaHair on Instagram for the hottest looks. Make sure to tag us in your photos with #WellaHair #StylistsDoItBetter to show off your latest styles and be featured on our social channels.

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