58 Hottest Pink Hair Color Ideas – From Pastels to Neons

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Pink hair is a fashion hair color that blends lighter shades of red on lighter hair. It’s what every millennial girl craves nowadays. This bubblegum hue won’t be going anywhere off the pink hair trend list anytime soon!

With pink hairstyles, one important thing you need to consider is the shade of your skin. Tan to dark skin tones are the luckiest because any shade of this dreamy color looks amazing on them. Women who have lighter complexions tend to look stunning in bright or pastel shades.

The darker your hair is, the more coloring sessions it will take to get to a light pink color. Play with this funky hue, or choose from a vast spectrum of pink. A pink’s hint can range from vibrant and bold neon to subtle and muted pastel. If you’re unsure if you want to dye your entire head of hair, ask your hair colorist about a dip dye to get started.

Pink hair can fade quickly without proper at-home maintenance, so be sure to speak with your stylist or hair colorist about which products to use, how often you should wash your hair, and the dos and dont’s about styling.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these popular and pretty pink hair color ideas!

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Icy Pink Hair
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#1: Icy Pink Hair

Icy pink hair, like all shades of pink hair color, is so popular right now. This color is combined with hints of magenta, creating that icy and luscious tone. Use dry shampoo, hairspray, and texture powder for at-home maintenance to lock in the icy pink and preserve your hair.

Vivid & Edgy Hot Pink Style
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#2: Vivid & Edgy Hot Pink Style

If you want bold and vibrant hair ideas that will make you stand out from the crowd, hot pink hair may be just the ticket. This vivid shade makes a daring statement and works best for those with cool, fair skin tones. Ask your colorist to add highlights or lowlights to create dimension and make the color pop. It’s important to care for your hot pink locks properly. So be sure to use color-safe shampoo and conditioner. Limit heat styling to maintain the vibrancy of the color.

Vivid Pink Balayage Tones for women with short hair and blunt fringe
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#3: Vivid Pink Balayage Tones

Try this vivid pink balayage! This is such a fun look if you love pink. This pink balayage will require more salon visits, so try to be prepared for that.

Messy Layered Pink Hair with Dark Roots for women with choppy ends
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#4: Messy Layered Pink Hair with Dark Roots

A messy layered pink hair color with a root shadow is trendy. One of the best things you can do when creating fun pinks is to create the perfect pale yellow canvas. Unless you want more rose gold, a warmer blonde works better. Plus, it helps with the longevity of the color staying. Ask for a root shadow or to start the blonde further from the roots to create a low-maintenance color. You’ll want to get some at-home color deposit conditioner to maintain vibrancy.

#5: Pink Curled Mid-Length Haircut

Check out this pink curled mid-length haircut. One of the best ways to add dimension to pink hair is to add a few shades with the same tonal value. Try a darker root shadow pink to lighter pinks throughout the mid-lengths and ends. Invest in a color-safe cleanser like Oway Color Protection Veil. It will ensure your color will last much longer.

The Prettiest Pink Long Hair with Waves and a Center Part with Dark roots
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#6: The Prettiest Pink Long Hair

Pink with long hair with dark roots is a high-fashion look that will boost your confidence. Pre-lightening your hair to the palest blonde is super important to get the look. Choose a pure pigment color that’s subtle enough to appear pastel. When selecting a shade of pink, opt for one with a light to medium pink that will pop with your dark roots. Give your hair color longevity. Use the celeb luxury viral color wash light pink between hair color appointments.

#7: Dark and Muted Pink

Dark and muted pink hairstyles will be trending all year. They are a tasteful break from a brighter pink and rose gold version. Be aware that you must book an 8-10 week color refresh on your jewel-toned hair. They will wash out quickly without proper care. Always wash in cold water with a color-safe shampoo!

#8: Dark Fuchsia Pink

Deep dark fuchsia that will make hair dreams come true. You could add dimension by adding a deeper root and lighter ends for a beautiful look. The number one thing you’ll want besides dark towels for washing is a toning conditioner. The toner will help to upkeep your color.

Blunt Bob with Pink Highlights and Dark Roots
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#9: Blunt Bob with Pink Highlights and Dark Roots

A blunt bob with pink highlights and dark roots is the ultimate ombre’ when you’re bored with your blonde. Blunt cuts can make your hair look fuller. My best advice is to schedule every four to six weeks. This helps you avoid your cut flipping out once it reaches your shoulders. Apply some mousse so you can blowout it out with a round brush. Twist your brush on the ends for an effortless style.

Ultimate Cool-Girl Pink Hair
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#10: Ultimate Cool-Girl Pink Hair

If you’re looking for a more vibrant color, I suggest trying pink. Plan to ask your stylist for recommendations for maintaining your color. If you’re a stylist, add a diluted red pigment over your pink color for the last 5-7 minutes of processing.

Vibrant Long Pink Hair
Instagram @hair_by_love

#11: Vibrant Long Pink Hair

Try vibrant long pink hair to stand out in a crowd. Vivid colors such as vibrant pink are fun but require more maintenance. Ask your stylist what at-home care is necessary to ensure optimal longevity.

Black Hair with Pink Balayage
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#12: Black Hair with Pink Balayage

A pink balayage compliments black hair so well and is fun yet wearable on all skin tones. Remember to ask your colorist to send you home with a toning conditioner. It will help to maintain the hues between salon visits. A great product to refresh this tone is Keracolor Cleanditioner. It comes in pink and rose gold.

#13: Soft Pinkie Bob with Bangs

Your hair will be the topic of conversation when you go for a soft pink bob with bangs. Fashion colors of pink are always fun to experiment with, but they are a lot of maintenance. Pre-lighting your hair to a blonde has to be achieved to get a light pink hue. Your hair colorist should inform you about maintenance to make sure a fashion color is the right fit for you.

Deep Electric Pink Hair Color
Instagram @colorbycromer

#14: Deep Electric Pink

While it’s not for the faint of heart, this deep electric pink hair colour is one of the hottest hair trends. Bright, vivid shades will turn heads whether you’re a risk taker or searching for a new look. Remember that flashy, fashion forward colors are high-maintenance. To keep your color vibrant, it’s helpful to wash it no more than once a week and avoid the regular use of hot styling tools.

Tousled Shoulder-Length Lighter Pink Hair
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#15: Tousled Shoulder-Length Lighter Pink Hair

Try shoulder-length lighter pink hair if you want a cute change to your blonde hair! Pink styles are trending; you can enjoy this color anytime. You will love your new look, whether worn straight or with some waves.

Light Muted Pink Hairstyle
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#16: Light Muted Pink Hairstyle

The light muted pink hairstyle is a beautiful color that suits cooler skin tones. Ask your colorist to tone your freshly done highlights with a muted pink toner or a direct dye. Booking four-week toner appointments are the most effective way to upkeep the color. Also, it would be best to use proper color-safe hair cosmetics at home. Pureology Nanoworks Gold shampoo and conditioner are a good option.

#17: Light and Dark Pink Hues

Spice up your hair life with light and dark pink hues. With pink being one of the best colors for a broad range of skin tones, it’s a top choice if you’re looking for a vibrant hue. Vivid colors are slightly harder to maintain. It helps to wash less often and in cold water if you can.

Pink Hair with Bright Pink Dip Dye
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#18: Pink Hair with Bright Pink Dip Dye

Try combining your pink hair with a bright pink dip dye for a drastic transformation. Fun fashion color is your solution to get rid of your traditional boring locks. Bleaching your hair will be necessary to obtain a bright, bold pink. All you need is some color-safe shampoo and conditioner to keep your locks looking bright and fresh.

#19: Pink One-Length Lob Cut with Fringe

Rock a pink one-length lob cut with fringe if you love the color pink and want to feel like you’re living in a barbie world! Pink hair is always my favorite color choice for women who love vivid hair but might need help figuring out where to start. I also like how doing one solid color is easily manageable. I always like to send my clients home with a custom color conditioner. This way, they can refresh their vivid hair color at home in between washes.

Muted Long Pink Hair with Dark Roots
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#20: Muted Long Pink Hair with Dark Roots

If you’re looking for a fun, vivid hair color, but want a color that will give you a more “lived-in” style, try muted, long pink hair with dark roots. If you can keep a darker root and melt it into your muted pink color, this will give you a much more natural and lived-in appearance rather than just coloring all of your hair pink. Remember that doing this will look much more graceful as your hair starts to grow back in, making it less noticeable that you have regrowth.

Short Pink Bobbed Hair
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#21: Short Pink Bobbed Hair

If you want a hair color that will make you feel empowered and feminine, short pink bobbed hair is exactly what you need! Dyeing your hair pink will first require you to lighten your hair and could take multiple sessions depending on your starting hair color. Be prepared to invest time and money into keeping up with this hair color. You can use a color-depositing shampoo or conditioner to freshen up your color at home between salon visits. Still, it’s best to ask your stylist which brand they recommend you use because not all will fit your exact color pink hair.

Edgy & Vivid Pink Hair
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#22: Edgy & Vivid Pink

An edgy and vivid pink hair color will practically glow and have all eyes magnetized to you. Dyeing your hair a vibrant color will require more maintenance than a natural color, but if you have the time and budget, this hair color will give you the edgy, electric style you’re going for. Throwing another color, like grey or silver, into your vivid pink will add some softness and neutrality to your overall appearance. It helps to add another color as a “color melt” effect as it blends in seamlessly, but remember. You’ll want to be careful when shampooing, as the vivid pink will likely rinse onto your other color. Avoid this by rinsing your hair in cold water and trying to rinse out the two colors as separately as possible.

#23: Dark Pink Bob with Bangs

Opt for a vibrant, youthful color that is fun to rock when pairing it with a cute bob. Adding a fringe helps frame the face, adding more texture. Keep your pink hair fresh by using a viral toner shampoo.

#24: Messy Long Bob with a Deep Side Part

Consider a messy lob with a deep side part if you enjoy a bold hairstyle with lots of texture and volume. Adding loose bouncy curls will create shape and volume and pairs well with a brighter or lighter color from your root color. Let your curls set before combing them out, and finish with your favorite hairspray.

Stunning Medium-Length Pink Hair
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#25: Stunning Medium-Length Pink Hair

Ombré pink hair is something to try when looking for a new style. Considering these tips, suppose you need help deciding if this is your dream hair. Pink hair is high maintenance as it will fade much faster than many shades, longer salon appointments to create this piece of art, and your wardrobe and makeup must match well with your new vibrant hair.

#26: Cotton Candy Pink Hair Dye

This cotton candy pink hair with beach waves creates volume and texture. Everything about these color pieces is pretty!

Two-Toned Pink
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#27: Two-Toned Pink

This two-toned pink hair color offers a dashing, flirty finish. Achieve a seamless blend of tones by using peach and rose hair dyes. The trend suits fair skin complexion the best.

#28: Violet-Tinged Pink Hue

A beautiful shade of violet-tinged pink hair hue allows a woman to show her style and edge. When considering a pastel pink fashion color, women can always start by adding the color of choice with pink highlights first and then eventually going all over if that is the end goal. With any fashion color, an appointment every 4-5 weeks is recommended to maintain vibrancy and richness.

#29: Blonde Hair with Pink Streaks

Adding pink streaks to your normal highlights is a fun way to switch up blonde hair. The porosity of hair plays a big role in how well a fashion color holds up. The healthier the hair, the better color will stay in! To keep your color looking fantastic, use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner and a heat protectant to avoid fading.

Demi Lovato's pink pixie hair
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#30: Pink Pixie Hair

A short pink pixie with shaved sides is edgy and a great way to show your personality. When maintaining a cut with shaved sides, schedule an appointment with your stylist every 3-4 weeks to ensure the sides stay dry. You can trim the top every appointment or let it grow longer for even more versatility!

#31: Unicorn Baby Pink

These dramatic unicorn baby pink rose hues on long waves are to die for, and it’s time to try ’em! This unicorn hair is perfect on a warm skin tone! Amp it up on a half updo with waves and a moon hair clip to stand out.

#32: Pink Bangs

Play with pink bangs to freshen up the area around the face. The fringe makes a chic pairing with any ashy blonde hair color with a pinkish undertone.

The combination of hair colors is similar to the one worn by A-lister Mary Charteris. It’s a creative way to see if brighter shades of tresses can look great on a woman.

Short Light Pink Hair
Instagram @halohairphilly

#33: Short Light Pink Hair

Go a full-on light pink for short hair, especially with a bob cut like this one! It’s ideal for neutral to cool skin tones. Doesn’t it remind you of Ashley Tisdale’s pink hair?

Lavender Pink
Instagram @fameho0ker

#34: Lavender Pink

This lavender pink almost looks like a wig. I love this fading ombre finish that starts lilac and then washes out adorably to her wavy ends. Using the best hair care products is key to achieving this smooth and shiny hair.

#35: Bubblegum Pink Color

Bubblegum pink color is a soft and sweet candy pink hue painted on pre-lightened hair. To keep this vibrancy, it may require more maintenance at home. Another option is to let it fade out to a dusty rose version and still get the best of it.

pink magenta with dark roots
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#36: Pink Magenta with Dark Roots

Pink with dark roots looks more dramatic on straight short hair. It’s such a flirty and creative way of perfectly coloring your hair! Your natural hair will grow out easily and blend in the color of the roots to save you weekly visits to the salon.

Pink Mermaid Hair
Instagram @lestatty_

#37: Pink Mermaid Hair

Pink mermaid hair is a great way to end your boring dark color. Ask your stylist to dye your hair in this unicorn rosy pink shade. This shade of pink blends into a purple ombre on lengthy and layered straight hair. The depth in the roots lets the tones shine even brighter, which also resembles model Irene Kim’s dark-rooted pink locks.

#38: Dark Pink for Curly Hair

Liven up the hair by adding pops of delightful pink, purple, and coral hues all over. Just make sure to moisturize to keep your pink-tinted locks healthy and strong.

#39: Copper Rose Pink

The copper rose pink color and vibrant mocha look amazing when combined. It complements smoothly waved hair and creates a dimensional appearance that’s enhanced beautifully.

pink lemonade hair color
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#40: Pink Lemonade Hair Color

This refreshing, pink lemonade color is a thirst-quenching shade of pink. This super soft and light carnation hue is done on long-length hair, ending in peachy pink tips with an orange undertone.

#41: Neon Pink Hair

Neon pink hair isn’t for just anyone. It takes a lot of maintenance to handle this hot pink electrifying color. This gradient pink hairstyle complements any hair texture and length.

metallic rose pink hair
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#42: Metallic Rose

This metallic rose color with a pastel cotton candy pink tone works if the hair is lightened up properly. This rosy pink hair color looks amazing on smooth textures to show off that shine, so find the best colorist to get your hair pink.

Hot Pink Hair
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#43: Hot Pink Hair

This deep hot pink color is one idea for women wanting a mermaid princess vibe. It’s a bright, stunning hue that looks good on any skin color. It takes a lot of patience and effort to achieve this solid rich pink result, but it’s worth it in the end.

Lilac Pink
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#44: Lilac Pink

A lilac pink tint is a demure hue sought after by millennials right now. It combines metallic and dusty pink in one shade of pink. These pink hair ideas can only be achieved on pre-bleached hair.

#45: Watermelon Pink

If you want to be cool for the summer, this sweet watermelon pink color with dark roots is for you. Show off this pretty color with some layers, streaks, and texture for a dimensional result.

Pink Champagne Hair
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#46: Pink Champagne

Pink champagne makes a romantic hair color, which radiates a playful impression. Use a fuchsia shade to darken the roots. It helps the champagne tone to pop out. Feel free to upgrade the locks with waves to create a subtle texture.

#47: Pink Platinum

Pink platinum combines a metallic tint and a pale reddish hue. Straighten it, add the bangs, and you’ll pass Nicki Minaj’s pink hair vibe. It’s a perfect hair color for glamorous ladies who love fashionable, vibrant trends. Make sure the mane is healthy to keep its shine.

#48: Soft Pink Hue

“Faded fashion colors, like this soft pink hue, fade out quicker than other hair colors,” explains colorist Yasmeen Osman of Boston, MA. “So the right products are essential to helping you maintain your pink-haired look. Dry shampoo allows you to go longer between washes, keeping your pink color vivid. Also, ask your colorist to mix you up a pink colored hair conditioner. Using that with every wash will help restore a little of the pigment you’re losing with your washes.”

Osman says you’ll need to lift your hair to a fairly light base to get a vibrant color. However, this can compromise the integrity of your hair.

Styling products and heat protectants keep your soft pink hair healthy and shiny.

Osman says, “if you’re thinking about dabbling in the pink but are not yet ready to go all-out pink, you can always play with pops of color in your light brown or blonde highlight or balayage. Pink is also a good gateway color if you’ve been considering fashion tones in general. Subtle enough to be worn in an office setting, but still a bold statement.”

#49: Pinky Rose Gold Hair Color

With the waves mixed with the pinky rose gold color, I picture a beautiful mermaid-like Hailey Baldwin Bieber. While doing a fun color, ensure you have fresh ends. This will tell you whether or not your bright pink hair is healthy. Use the color line Goldwell for the best results in achieving rose gold hair. Listen up, pink hair girl, use cold water when washing your hair. Use a viral light pink shampoo and conditioner. The most important key to rocking this color and style is confidence.

#50: Rose Quartz Hair

These rose quartz pink tresses are edgy yet wearable! This particular hue was created by color specialist Felicia Jean of Williamsburg, VA.

“The blended placement makes it soft and gives it a natural feel while the tone is more spunky and vibrant,” says Jean. “The natural hair has a pink color blended in at the root.”

This dark pink hair can grow out for months and continue to look great, with the option of changing it slightly with the tone.

Jean says to remember that your hair needs to be pre-lightened to achieve these types of colors. “A blended balayage is perfect as it keeps it low-maintenance as it continues to grow out.”

With fashion colors, use a sulfate-free shampoo like Pureology as little as possible. Cool, cold water is best as it keeps the cuticle sealed closed and locks color in.

These practices will give you the most longevity for these semi-permanent colors. Embrace the fade! Be bold and layering different tones as it fades to your natural shade.

Purple and Pink Galaxy Hair
Instagram @brittni_perry

#51: Purple and Pink Galaxy Hair

This purple and pink galaxy hair was created by junior stylist Brittni Perry of Boston, MA. “Its purple and pink hair dye ideas are a fantasy color melt,” explains Perry. “Dyed pieces of hair in pink and purple are super trendy.”

Pick colors that marry together and blend into a beautiful transitional color. Finish your pink hair with a little twist to show off more colors.

Perry reminds us that cooler, blonde hair is easier to lighten than dark brown hair. “Trying this pink color out could be fun and new, but you may not get that ‘Pinterest perfect pastel pink hair’ on your first try.”

Rinse in cool water and use minimal heat. This will allow you to keep your pink hair colors bright and beautiful. Women of all ages can wear fantasy colors, and you can rock your pink look in different ways.

Dusty Pink Hair Color
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#52: Dusty Pink Hair Color

This perfect dusty pink was created by hairdresser Louise Keyvan of Sweden. “Very often, you see a dramatic coloring with an even more dramatic cut,” says Keyvan. “The loveliest thing is that the simple and straight cut makes the color speak for itself. The styling is clean, which emphasizes smooth coloring.”

If you’re bleaching your hair, Keyvan says to use Olaplex to keep it in good condition. “It’s a treatment that protects and preserves the texture of your hair.”

She goes on to explain, “use color preservative shampoo and conditioner. Don’t forget to use a hair mask. Book your hair appointments within 8 to 9 weeks to maintain the best results of your dusty pink hair.”

Faded Pink Ombre
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#53: Faded Pink Ombre

“Go for a faded pink ombre that is a soft pastel ombré,” says cosmetologist Julie Kathryn of Baltimore, MD.

“There’s a fluid transition between the vibrant pink root and platinum pink ends,” she explains. “This is a good first option for women wanting to color their hair pink or with a touch of pink. Pastels are much more involved than most women realize.”

Light pink hair dye takes longer to get right with darker hair strands. If you’re looking for pink hair inspiration, Julie suggests you consider an ombre to help you transition.

“Ask your stylist about pink extensions before making the change,” she adds. “Pastel tones have a shorter lifespan than other vivid tones, so go deeper than vibrant. You’ll get more out of your pink color as it fades.”

Vivid and pastel colors may not be for pink-haired women who must wash their hair daily. Looking for the gateway to the unicorn life? Pastels are concealable and easier to remove if needed.

#54: Barbie Pink, AKA The Millennial Pink Hair

This Barbie pink hair is also known as millennial pink. It was created by hairdresser Cortney Pinion of Salem, OR.

If you have blonde or platinum blonde hair, Pinion says to ask your stylist about adding pastel opal roots first. “Pair your simple hairstyle with a very current or edgy color to create a great dynamic. The simple cut makes the color pop, and the bright shade shows off the elegance of a classic cut.”

Pinion reminds us that this isn’t a low-maintenance hair color. “For pink hair styles, you must minimize shampooing and only shampoo in cold water. Use Olaplex treatments a week to care for your hair and your hair’s color,” she notes.

Pink is a universally flattering color. Pink hairstyles look great on all skin tones and complexions. Plus, it gives a healthy glow to both warm and cool undertones. Millennial pink is the new blonde. It’s more intense than pastel pink but paler than hot pink.

Dark to Bright Pink Ombre
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#55: Dark to Bright Pink Ombre

This dark to bright pink ombre hairstyle is bold yet minimal. It was created by hairstylist Cody A. Roussel of Prairieville, LA. “The juxtaposition of the bright neon at the base blends with baby pink. All while the pastel gives the blunt bob softness,” says Roussel.

When you choose to do a fashion shade, Roussel reminds us that it can bring out a personality you never knew you had. “Pink shades and purples are much smoother to transition. These shades usually turn into over-toned blondes and rose golds.”

Your stylist must thoroughly consult with you to ensure you are on the same page. Talk to your hair colorist about routine toning and treatments.

#56: Pastel Pink Hair

This pastel pink is simple and sharp. It’s a perfect option for women who want to try something colorful but nothing too bright.

It’s also fading beautifully from lighter pastel pink hair to blonde again. The greatest thing about this look is the soft light pink tone of the color.

To achieve this pastel color, use pigmented shampoo or conditioner. It will help to maintain the hair with pink tones.

#57: Smokey Pink Strands

Smokey pink strands and peachy pink locks on naturally black hair look almost like what Kim K would wear.

Flamingo Pink Hair Color
Instagram @hairtiste

#58: Flamingo Pink

This flamingo pink fashion color is fun and exciting. Enhance the appearance of the red and pink hair tones by styling your locks with waves, too.

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