42 Rainbow Hair Color Ideas That May Just Define Your Summer

42 Rainbow Hair Color Ideas That May Just Define Your Summer

Emily Gold 04-14-2017 AM ET / 0 Shares

If you’re not afraid to experiment with hair color, rainbow hair is your next color to try. You’ll be feeling that summer music festival vibe every time you look in the mirror.

Don’t worry if you are not ready for this life changing hair color trend. Starting out with the “secret rainbow” or “hidden rainbow” styles can be more of a subtle way to get your feet wet. Try styling with a high bun or half-up braids, you can show off your magical hidden rainbow colors hidden underneath. If you’re not into vivid rainbow colors, try pastel rainbow tones that will make your hair look like shimmering unicorn hair.

Here, 42 amazing rainbow hair color ideas perfect for this summer’s festival season!

Rainbow highlights.

Rainbow highlights by Shelley Gregory

(Shelley Gregory)

Pastel secret rainbow.

Pastel secret rainbow by Kelly Woodford

(Kelly Woodford)

Neon rainbow blend.

Neon rainbow blend by Guy Tang

(Guy Tang)

Pastel rainbow.

Pastel rainbow by Leysa


Rainbow candy.

Rainbow candy by Shelley Gregory

(Shelley Gregory)

Rainbow and glitter sparkles.

Rainbow and glitter sparkles by Hair Gawdd Ess

(Hair Gawdd Ess)

Rooty rainbow.

Kasey O'Hara Skrobe by Kasey O'Hara Skrobe

(Kasey O’Hara Skrobe)

Unicorn braids.

Unicorn braids by Rachel Stefanik

(Rachel Stefanik)

Messy texture.

Messy texture by Sam Daly

(Sam Daly)

Rainbow pops.

Rainbow pops by Chrissy Rasmussen

(Chrissy Rasmussen)

Smokey opal.

Smokey opal by Alexis Thurston

(Alexis Thurston)

Festival queen.

Festival queen by Jeffrey Robert

(Jeffrey Robert)

Rainbow ombre.

Rainbow ombre by Sadie Gray

(Sadie Gray)

Confetti cupcake.

Confetti cupcake by Sam Daly

(Sam Daly)

Hidden rainbow.

Hidden rainbow by Taylor Rae

(Taylor Rae)

Pastel rainbow.

Pastel rainbow by Kimmy


Dusty rainbow.

Dusty rainbow by Hailey Mahone

(Hailey Mahone)


Prismatic by Jaymz Marsters

(Jaymz Marsters)

Soft rainbow highlights.

Soft rainbow highlights by Bailey


Vivid rainbow lob.

Vivid rainbow lob by Jaymz Marsters

(Jaymz Marsters)

Tropical twist.

Tropical twist by Jaymz Marsters

(Jaymz Marsters)

Rainbow bow bun.

Rainbow bow bun by Kelly Woodford

(Kelly Woodford)

Hidden Rainbow.

Hidden Rainbow by SVL Hair

(SVL Hair)

Rainbow french braid.

Rainbow french braid by Rachel Stefanik

(Rachel Stefanik)

Rainbow gradient highlights.

Rainbow gradient highlights by Caitlin Ford

(Caitlin Ford)

Undercut with space buns.

Undercut with space buns by Hailey Mahone

(Hailey Mahone)

Textured curls.

Textured curls by Shelley Gregory

(Shelley Gregory)

Blunt bob with rainbow roots.

Blunt bob with rainbow root by Kasey O'Hara Skrobe

(Kasey O’Hara Skrobe)

Rainbow tucked-in ponytail.

Rainbow tucked-in ponytail by Guy Tang

(Guy Tang)

Neon hair.

Neon hair by Guy Tang

(Guy Tang)

Messy curls.

Messy curls by Caitlin Ford

(Caitlin Ford)

Upside down braids.

Upside down braids by Nam Nguyen

(Nam Nguyen)

Fairy dust.

Fairy dust by Lindsay Feldt

(Lindsay Feldt)

Pink and rainbow.

Pink and rainbow by Kasey O'Hara Skrobe

(Kasey O’Hara Skrobe)

Twisted updo.

Twisted updo by Kelly Woodford

(Kelly Woodford)

Touch of rainbow.

Touch of rainbow by Kelly Woodford

(Kelly Woodford)

Mixed braids.

Mixed braids by Shelley Gregory

(Shelley Gregory)

Pack of Skittles.

Pack of Skittles by Kelly Woodford

(Kelly Woodford)

Mixed braid updo.

Mixed braid updo by Amanda Lyberger

(Amanda Lyberger)

Rainbow grunge.

Rainbow grunge by Caitlin Ford

(Caitlin Ford)

Side shaved.

Side shaved by Sam Daly

(Sam Daly)

Side rainbow.

Side rainbow by Kelly Woodford

(Kelly Woodford)

Melting rainbow.

Melting rainbow by Rachel Stefanik

(Rachel Stefanik)