50 Enchanting Metallic Pastel Hair Color Ideas

50+ Enchanting Metallic Pastel Hair Color Ideas | STYLESKINNER

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There are so many different ways you can wear metallic pastels. Ever since their inception, stylists have embraced a new direction in hair color which constantly creates magical dimension without the use of traditional colors. With so many different options, metallic pastels can be subtle, with soft hues that are only visible upon close inspection, or loud and attention-grabbing with vivid displays of color that always earn a second look.

Have you always wanted to experiment with metallic pastels but lacked the proper motivation? This comprehensive guide to metallic pastel hair colors is all the inspiration you’ll need to get started.

Metallic mixture.

If you’re looking for something subtle and gorgeous, soft complimentary colors are definitely the way to go. And when we say “complimentary colors,” we mean colors that work together to give the entire composition an elegant vibe.

Metallic mixture by Winnipeg Canada

(Winnipeg Canada)

Metallic braids.

When it comes to metallic pastels, metallics, and pastel colors, braided hairstyles are a common sight. While metallic pastels are equally impressive on their own, pairing them with braids gives everything an extra level of dimension which makes things all the more interesting.

Colorful metallic braids by Shelly Gregory

(Shelly Gregory)

Wavy winter pearl locks.

If you’re considering a single color, this metallic shade of lavender might just do the trick. Pair that with free-flowing curls and you have a truly gorgeous look that’s perfect for any occasion.

Wavy winter pearl hair by Neal Malek

(Neal Malek)

Subtle pastel waves.

Unicorns and rainbows are among the first things that come to mind when you first lay eyes upon these beautiful waves. Often referred to as “mermaid color”, this combination of color is perfect for any woman looking for something fun while still staying low-key.

Subtle pastel waves by Shelley Gregory

(Shelley Gregory)

Metallic balayage and ombre.

Here we have a sleek combination of balayage and ombre techniques that combine to form the perfect mixture of chic and subdued elegance. Metallic balayage color is one of the easiest ways to give long hair texture, while being incredibly fun to style.

Metallic balayage and ombre by Hiro


Strawberries & Cream.

An statement color is one of the easiest ways to make your short hairstyle stand out from the pack. Ask for a balayage application for a gradual, natural-looking effect with blown out tips for added depth.

Strawberries and cream by Vanessastylesyou


Pastel fishtail updo.

This complex hive of braids and color conquered every hair goal it set out to achieve. While it definitely looks like there’s a lot going on here, it actually isn’t quite as complicated as things appear. A diverse palette of color mixed with multiple pieced-together braids of different styles gives this hairstyle a lovely dimension of boundless color and glamour. But don’t go running to just any colorist, a design like this requires a skilled hand with plenty of experience.

Pastel fishtail updo by Shelley Gregory

(Shelley Gregory)


If you like to make a statement a walk the road least traveled, then aqua green metallic hair might just be the perfect option for you. When painted using the balayage technique to create shadowy dimension, this seemingly rave-only hairstyle works well for casual every day wear.

Aqua by Kirsten Zellers

(Kirsten Zellers)

Rainbow inspiration.

Don’t worry, the contrast setting on your computer screen is just fine, this rainbow of pastel color is really just that scintillating. Pastel colors don’t need to stand alone, if you have a little courage or an unbridled passion for color, this fairytale pastel blend will make you the talk of the town.

Rainbow inspiration by Shelley Gregory

(Shelley Gregory)

Rosy amethyst quartz.

If you’re looking for something simple and warm, look no further than this beautiful pink pastel color. The rosy hue does all sorts of things for your skin, complimenting all skin shades with a lovely flush appearance that will bring a smile to your face every time you look in the mirror.

Rosy amethyst quartz by Good Hair Vibes

(Good Hair Vibes)