If you’re looking for something special to do to your hair, one of the biggest hair trends to hit Pinterest is sunset hair. It’s a rainbow hair trend that captures the stunning colors of the brightest sunsets and puts them right into your hair.
Sunset hair will often feature deep purple or blue bases, while the ends will range from orange to pink or yellow to red (or all four). What we love most about sunset hair is that there’s plenty of room for customization. After all, no two sunsets ever look exactly the same.
Since this look has a ton of highlights and color melting going on, it’s best to go to a salon, unless you’re a pro at dying your hair rainbow hues at home. If you do try this at home, you’ll need to bleach your hair to the lightest blonde (if applicable), and then apply your different shades of fashion color dyes like Manic Panic to the appropriate strands. Use hairpins or foil to separate out the chucks of different colors and keep the colors from mixing.
Whether you do this at home or head to the salon, you’ll need some inspiration to get started. Here are several ways to wear this statement trend.
The multilayered color melt is the most common look of sunset hair. The hair starts deep purple at the roots, moves into a fiery red in the middle, and ends in bright orange tips.
Purple Sunset Ombre
This look melts a bright purple into pink and orange highlighted ends. We love using the Color X-Change Semi Permanent Hair Color to achieve this gorgeous sunset ombre!
Dark with Peekaboo Streaks
If you have long hair, this stunning look is the one for you. Apply midnight blue at the top of your roots, and then get pops of pink, orange, and red neon peekaboos throughout the bottom of your hair.
Dark Sunset Ombre
A more subtle option for sunset hair is to have blue, pink and orange in a color melt pattern at the bottom and use a natural black or brown on top.
Natural Sunset Ombre
To capture a slightly more natural look, start with dark roots that melt into red around the top of the ears. The red then ends in a golden blonde at the tips. Try the ARCTIC FOX Semi-Permanent Hair Dye in the shade RITUAL for a perfect burgundy base.
If you love warmer tones of the sunset, another beautiful burgundy look uses a dark pink to bright red color melt.
Sunset Highlights for Short Hair
If you have short hair, sunset colors look great as chunky highlights in purple, pink, red, orange and yellow. It’s a true rainbow look everyone will love!
You can also go for the brightest shades of a sunset starting in bright pink, melting to bright orange, and ending in yellow and faded pastel pink highlights. The Keracolor Semi-Permanent Hair Color Depositing Conditioner has rave reviews and is perfect for achieving this look!
Red and Gold Sunset
For another slightly more natural look, start with a deep red and fade that into gold and rose gold highlights at the bottom of the strands.
As the boldest look on the list, this neon sunset hair melts a brilliant neon pink into neon orange with additional neon pink highlights.