Rainbow Hair Roundup: Blues & Greens

Rainbow Hair DIY Tips: Cool Colors

July 28, 2018

 

 

 

Welcome to my portfolio series! I love wild, colorful, unnatural, magical hair colors so much. Here's a roundup of some of my favorite cool rainbow hair color looks - and how to recreate them at home -  that I've created for myself and others. Keep scrolling if you love pastel and vivid blue, green, and cool purple hair! 

 

I use a lot of different fashion color lines - usually Manic Panic and Pravana. I've included a few product links throughout that I love to use and would recommend for DIY hair color jobs.

 

Most of the colors below are straightforward to recreate. However, there are 3 looks that are more in depth and require color blending, so I've recommended hair color product combos for easy reference. 

 

Bonus! Make sure to download your free accompaniment to this post, the Magic Hair Cheat Sheets: Cool Colors Edition, a beautiful hair color guide book I created for fellow rainbow hair fiends. It includes all of the tips and products listed in this post, and then some! 

 

If you're looking for pink, orange, and peach hair, click here: Rainbow Hair DIY Tips: Warm Colors edition.

 

Some of these links are affiliate links and if you choose to buy any, I'll make a commission at no extra cost to you - if so, thank you for supporting my blog!

 

 

 

 

MERMAID HAIR: TEAL COLORMELT

 

Vivid teal / blue colormelt hair color

 

 

 

GET THE LOOK AT HOME

 

Roots:

 

 

 

Lunar Tides Hair Dye - Nightshade Dark Purple Semi-Permanent Vegan Hair Color

 

 

PLUS

 

 

Mid-length and ends:

 

 

 

Lunar Tides Hair Dye - Teal Turquoise DIY Ombre Hair Dye Kit 

 

 

 

Vivid Colormelt Tip: When creating dark-to-light colormelts, apply the lightest color first, then your midtone - in this case the Teal Turquoise duo - to the hair. Saturate your hair really thoroughly! And then apply the darkest color to the root. When you rinse, hold the lengths of your hair out of the water as much as possible, then rinse the roots first so they don't transfer to the lighter ends.

CHARTREUSE / LIME GREEN HAIR

 

Chartreuse-lime green hair color

 

 

GET THE LOOK AT HOME:

 

 

 

Manic Panic Amplified Electric Lizard

 

 

DIY Cool Hair Color Tip: If you've started lightening your hair so you can do a cool pastel, but it's still a little too yellow to pull it off, try green! Shades of green - like this chartreuse above, or even darker greens or blue-greens, are a great place to start. This is because all greens are made up of blue and yellow, so the pre-existing yellow in your hair will actually work in your favor.

 

LILAC SMOKE

 

Silver-purple-blue double braid crown / Photo by Jee Jing

 

 

GET THE LOOK AT HOME

 

 

Roots:

 

 

Lunar Tides Hair Dye - Iris Pastel Purple Semi-Permanent Vegan Hair Color

 

 

PLUS

 

 

Mid-length and ends:

 

 

 

Lunar Tides Hair Dye - Silver Lining Semi-Permanent Vegan Hair Color

 

 

DIY Silver Hair Tip: Silver is one color you absolutely need a perfect platinum white canvas to create successfully. Please, please see a professional, especially for your first bleach and tone, and make sure to find someone who uses Olaplex to protect the integrity of your hair.

 

PS: Wow, I love Lunar Tides. I'm not sure why their reviews are so low on Amazon but I think they're great for DIY hair color enthusiasts. Yes they fade quickly but so do all pastel semi-permanent colors! Their colors are super on trend and easy to use. Love!

 

 

TURQUOISE HAIR

 

Turquoise blue hair color

 

 

GET THE LOOK AT HOME:

 

 

 

Lunar Tides Hair Dye - Sea Witch Pastel Turquoise Semi-Permanent Vegan Hair Color 

 

 

DIY Pastel Hair Color Tip: Pastel colors are by nature semi-permanent, so you need to protect your hair to keep the color lasting as long as possible. First, avoid water - especially hot water - at all costs. Dry hair powder is great if you struggle with greasy roots - I love Lulu Organics. Second, look for products with UV and heat protection, like my all-time favorite product for healthy, shiny hair of all textures, R&Co High Dive

PARTLY CLOUDY SKY BLUE

 

 Blue hair color / Photo by Jee Jing

 

 

GET THE LOOK AT HOME

 

 

Roots:

 

 

 

 

Manic Panic Semi-Permament Haircolor Rockabilly Blue

 

 

PLUS

 

 

Mid-length and ends:

 

 

 

 

Manic Panic Classic Semi-Permanent Vegan Hair Color Dye 4 OZ Color Blue Steel

 

 

DIY Pastel Hair Color Tip: I've recommended several color products that are easy to use right out of the jar, but it's actually more economical to buy concentrated colors like Rockabilly Blue and blend them into your ideal shade. Mix a tiny drop into conditioner and test it before applying!

 

 

 

 

Which hair color is your favorite??

 

Don't forget to check out the first part of this series if you love pink, peach, and rose gold hair! 

 

If you love this post, be sure to sign up for the Magic Hair Cheat Sheets - a deluxe little PDF I put together that you can bookmark, download, or print out to guide your way on your rainbow hair quest!

 

Here's the cover preview! Click here for your free download.

 

 

 

 

 

Follow me on Pinterest for more hair & beauty inspo ♥︎ And tag me in your rainbow hair color pics! 

 

 

 

XO,

 

Kiki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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