Sienna Miller recently rocked the rose gold hair trend, and because it’s been seen in Hollywood, we all want a piece of the action. Lauren Conrad opted for a rose gold dip dye, Ellie Goulding went a more pastel / pinky shade of rose gold hair, and even Katy Perry has had a go at it.
It’s time for you to take the leap. If you’re looking for a little more rose gold hair inspiration, you might want to take a peek at some of these …
1. ROSE GOLD BALAYAGE
The rose gold balayage look is one of the easiest. You get to rock the newest on-trend shade without committing to the colour all over your locks. The spiral waves help to show off all the shades in your new ‘do, and it’s a super easy look for when you don’t want to mess around too much with heavy-duty, high maintenance roots.
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When you head to your hairstylist, make sure you ask for a ‘brunette to rose gold balayage’. Give it a couple of hours with a talented stylist and you could have a beautiful new look like this one.
2. ROSE GOLD HIGHLIGHTS
When you don’t want a balayage, why not opt for rose gold highlights? Highlights work more at the top than at the bottom like you’ll see with a balayage style, but they are more recognisable when you’re growing them out.
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Roots with highlights are harder to maintain than with the darker, more natural balayage dip-dye. The latter is also easier to achieve with a more natural, hand-painted finish.
3. ROSE GOLD HIGHLIGHTS ON LIGHTER HAIR
If you’re looking for an all-over rose gold look you should be aware that this colour won’t last as long as some of the other shades you may have worn. This rose gold lob is a prime example – it’ll fade a lot quicker.
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It’s a pastel shade which means it automatically fades much quicker. You’ll probably be looking at re-doing your shade every 5 to 7 washes. This will all depend on how well your hair takes to the new shade.
4. ROSE GOLD LOB
Before you go ahead and put your rose gold hair color ideas into practice, do your research. If you do, you’ll learn that you should be applying deep conditioning treatments to your hair for at least three or four weeks before the appointment is booked. That bleaching and lightening won’t be good for your hair. By making sure it’s in good condition to start with, the negative effects will be minimal.
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The healthier your hair is when you start, the healthier it’ll look when it’s finished. Everyone knows that bad-condition colored hair just looks awful. Do your prep work, ladies!
5. CURLY STYLE
Just because you have crazy curly hair doesn’t mean you can’t play around with color too. In fact, there’s nothing we love more than this curly style of rose gold, one that some people might find too unmanageable. Luckily we’ve got some tricks up our sleeve…
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Coconut oil is great for everything these days. If you apply a deep-conditioning coconut oil hair mask to your hair BEFORE you decide to have lightening treatments, you’ll find your hair will be much more manageable afterwards. Coconut oil is now a beauty staple as far as we are concerned.
6. ROSE GOLD OMBRE ON DARK HAIR
Dark hair looks amazing with a contrasting pastel shade, and this rose gold ombre on dark hair is literally #hairgoals!
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The good news about this is that you will only be lightening the ends of your hair. The even better news about this is that it doesn’t matter when your roots grow out. In fact, in many cases, the roots just add to the appeal. Have a look at the celebrities these days – they’ve all got dark / alternate / contrasting colored roots these days. It’s the ‘in’ thing!
7. LIGHT ROSE GOLD HAIR
Just because Emma Roberts has a bright shade of rose gold hair doesn’t mean that you need to. Sometimes you may need to play around with new shades and tones, especially if you have a particular dark or light complexion. You should be working with your hair colourist to find a shade that matches your skin tone, not one that means you need to slap on a few extra layers of makeup just to make it work.
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This is quite a light color of hair to pick, and with a light complexion you may find that you look a little washed out. If this is the case for you, warmer tones and slightly deeper shades might work better.
8. FALL ROSE GOLD
This look is perfect for Fall – subtle, discreet, beautiful, and combining all our favourite colors of the season – russet browns and reds with caramel blondes. This might just be the ultimate September / October shade …
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If you want to recreate this look, ask your hairstylist for a subtle balayage rose gold blend at the bottom, leaving the roots natural and dark. When your natural roots come through, they won’t be so obvious (especially if you have darker hair anyway), and it’s a style that will last. You can get away with leaving it an extra couple of weeks between salon appointments.
9. DUSTY ROSE GOLD
Rose gold hair is beautiful, so it’s no wonder that every celebrity is jumping on the bandwagon. Incorporating mixes of red, blonde and pink together has never been so much fun. Although you should probably be wary of the ginger-factor when it fades.
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Peachy-pink shades will look more orange as they lighten and fade, although there are things you can do to stop the fade from happening so quickly. Starting with a good colour, and a good colourist, is always a good idea. You can top the colours up yourself at home, but getting that initial perfect first look is often the hardest part.
10. BLONDE & ROSE GOLD
Blonde and rose gold hair is the perfect combination as far as we are concerned, and blonde hair is actually the perfect base for any pastel pop. This peachy-pinky one is an absolute winner, natural enough to fit in, but beautiful and bold enough to stand-out, all at the same time.
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Fading out this rose gold look is easier when you go for a more pastel-pink than red/orange tone. We would also suggest using a silver shampoo as you’re trying to fade it out too – it makes the ‘pastel-ness’ last a little bit longer.
11. BOB STYLE
Short hair also rocks this rose gold beauty on a brand new level. If we were to describe this look in one word, it would be FIERCE! It’ll fade wonderfully to a dusky-pink shade, and the darker roots will just add to the intensity over time.
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The edgy cut just adds to the appeal, of course, a ‘Lob’ (long bob) with length at the front and kept shorter at the back. Flicking the hair over to one side like you can see helps to make it more ‘asymmetrical’, a very modern and edgy look.
12. SUBTLE ROSE GOLD HAIR
If you want to achieve these beautiful rose old hair looks yourself at home, there are a lot of things you’ll need to bear in mind. That’s why we would always suggest going to a hairdressing salon to achieve it. The pre-treatments will include bleaching and lightening, and this will have a detrimental effect on your hair – drying it out and causing it to become brittle and broken.
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Conditioner will be your best friend with a look as bold and bright as this, and a spray-on / leave-in conditioner can work wonders. May we suggest one containing an ingredient called Argan oil? We’ve had great results with it!
13. ROSE GOLD HAIR PAINTING
One thing you should definitely bear in mind when trying to achieve these rose gold hair ideas is that the colors you buy on the high street are usually just temporary colors. They are designed to wash-out over time.
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A look as bright and beautiful as this one will need regular maintenance. You will need to take into consideration the amount of time you’ll need to spend revitalising your ‘do. You may even want to consider throwing some of your color into the shampoo and conditioner you’re using. This trick works in much the same way as using a color-build up product such as pink shampoo or conditioner, or any other color.
14. DUSTY ROSE GOLD BALAYAGE
A great way to rock these rose gold hair color ideas is with a look like this one. The natural blondes and deeper browns have been cleverly hand-painted alongside sparkling rose gold sections, bringing together a subtle look that has a bunch of different shades thrown in. Beautifully bold, but it still looks natural enough to wear on a daily basis.
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It’s like ombre but with an oomph, and what’s not to love about that?
15. TOUCH OF ROSE GOLD
When it comes to taking care of your rose gold hair color ideas, you will need to take a good look at the ingredients within the products you’re using. For example, if you see ‘sulfates’ in your shampoo, avoid using it and instead look for something that says, “sulfate-free”.
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It won’t take long for this shade to fade, especially if you’re a regular hair-washer, but sulfates in your shampoo and conditioner will cause your color to fade much quicker. Over time it’ll cost you a fortune in touch-ups and salon trips.
16. DARK ROSE GOLD OMBRE
If you’ve had a blonde balayage at the bottom of your dark hair, why not liven things up for a while? If you’re bored of the blonde, and you’ve had enough of caramel balayage looks, adding a pop of color might just be the trick to bring a brand new spin on things.
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Simply add a toned down red mixed with the pink to the blonde at the ends of your natural balayage look, and you’ll have something that definitely rocks! Everyone will be asking where you got it.
17. ANOTHER GORGEOUS BALAYAGE WORK
Once you’ve gone to the salon and you’re happy with your rose hold hair color, it’s time to go shopping for some brand new hair products. You’ll need to use a shampoo and conditioner that is specific to coloured hair if you want it to last for a while. It’s always a great idea to buy one specific to your hair colour.
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This is actually getting easier with pastel shades. There are plenty of toners and shampoo / conditioner products that help to ‘build up’ the product over time, giving you an added boost when you need it.
18. TEXTURED LOB + ROSE GOLD BALAYAGE
Before you opt for a great color change, such as looking towards these rose gold hair color ideas, make sure you have hair that is in good condition. If your hairdresser suggests a good cut or trim beforehand, listen to them.
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Having those dead ends may add a few inches to your locks, but it’ll also suck the good stuff out of your hair. The good quality hair won’t get as many nutrients because the bad quality hair is sucking them all out. What’s the point in that? It’s a much better idea just to cut those dead ends off first. It’ll also help your hair to grow longer in the long-run too!
19. BEAUTIFUL HIGHLIGHTS
One thing that’s shown to be very good at revitalising colored and heavily treated hair is a protein mask. There are plenty on the market these days, and when you consider that hair is made up of proteins, it just makes sense to throw some nourishment into the mix.
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When your hair feels scratchy and like straw after a bleach or color session, the protein in the mask can help to make it feel softer. It’ll also help to boost hydration levels, something necessary for colored hair.
20. PEEKABOO ROSE GOLD HIGHLIGHTS
When you consider that many of the peach and pink dyes you can get these days are either temporary or semi-permanent, a peekaboo look like this is much more easily achieved. You can put this in your hair on a Friday night, have a great time at whatever occasion you wanted the hair for, and then wash it out thoroughly on Saturday and then Sunday, for it to be faded enough to head back to work on Monday.
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These temporary and semi-permanent colors are a great way for you to experiment with looks you wouldn’t normally be brave enough to try. You can also incorporate your new tones and shades in with your existing natural color, making these rose gold hair color ideas easy to wear on a daily basis.
21. ROSE GOLD HAIR WITH RIBBONS OF BABY PINK
This baby pink / rose gold look is like adding highlights, but instead of subtle blondes or light-bouncing brunettes, a touch of color really brings the look to life. You’d certainly look at this look twice in the street if it were to pass you by.
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Having vertical stripes like this can also hep to give the illusion of longer hair when you’ve gone for the chop. You can also add some textured layers at the end to add a 3D feel. That’s what highlights are meant to do after all.
22. SHORT BOB STYLE
We love bobs, and we love braids. We also love rose gold hair colors, so when you think about it, this look is simply perfect.
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Going for the chop is a really brave move, too brave for some women, although there are a lot of benefits to having your hair cut super short. It gives you a chance to ‘start again’ – chopping the dead ends and split-ends, allowing the healthy hair at the top to soak up all the nutrients and hydration it needs.