20 Awesome Hair Color Ideas for Men in 2018

by Updated on May 14, 2018

Who said that experimenting with hair colors was an activity exclusively for the ladies? No-one, ever – and even if they did, we’d probably tell them to shut their dirty mouth.

In fact, there’s nothing better than waking up one day and knowing that today is the day you’ll be giving your hair color a long overdue make-over. Or, that today you’ll be hiding those greys that have been poking out of your trendy fade fohawk and getting on your nerves lately.

The good thing is that the trends of 2018 allow you to be as creative as your heart desires – and that includes not being creative at all. From fantasy highlights to dark and serious color tones that look so natural you wouldn’t even know it’s been dyed, your hair is your blank canvas. Let’s have a little fun, shall we?

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Check out our list of 20 awesome hair color ideas for men in 2018 below. We’re hoping that you’ll spot one or two you could experiment with soon – and maybe you’ll even let us know how it went?

#1: Purple Highlights

Let’s start with the milder color tone and ease ourselves in. If you’re looking for a way to add a bit of quirkiness to your hairstyle (but going for bring purple seems like something you might regret in the future), then how about these awesome purple highlights? Ideal for platinum blondes, or any kind of silvery blondes – purple is bound to make your hair stand out.

Purple Highlights
Purple Highlights

#2: Blue + Green Top

Nothing jazzes up a fade haircut more than dying the top of your hair a mix of blue and green! Yes, it’s tropical (and yes – it may be inspired by parrots), but there’s something quite charming about a man who has the guts to dye his hair this color. If that man is you – kudos!

Blue + Green Top
Blue + Green Top

#3: Bleached Blonde

If you have brown hair, and are looking for a more summary ‘do to enhance your appearance with – then how about taking your hair on a bleaching session? If done properly with the help of good haircare products, the change in color won’t damage your hair massively – but it’ll defo make you the star of the show.

Bleached Blonde
Bleached Blonde

#4: Beige Tones

Meet this charming tone of beige – don’t you want it in your hair? These beige tones work really well with tanned skin and do wonders with bringing out your features. Plus, this is a darker shade of blonde, meaning that it isn’t as attention-grabbing as some of the other shouty shades out there. Perfect for those who would rather take the compliments – and leave the stares for someone else.

Beige Tones
Beige Tones

#5: Chocolate Brown

Not all colors have to be light or attention-seeking, of course. This shade of chocolate brown is ideal for those looking to hide the greys, yet maintain a subtle, natural-looking hair color. If you wouldn’t be a fan of people knowing that you’ve dyed your hair – then this is a good option to go for.

Chocolate Brown
Chocolate Brown

#6: Caramel & Honey + a Hint of Purple

A lovely color for those looking to freshen up their look for the summer. A combination of caramel and honey – with an addition of purple tones that make the look slightly more modern.

Caramel & Honey + a Hint of Purple
Caramel & Honey + a Hint of Purple

#7: Dark with Blue Tones

Purple tones are so in right now – and the good thing is that they don’t only look good on blonde hair. Those of you who have dark, chocolatey locks can rock purple shades just as well – and here’s your proof!

Dark with Blue Tones
Dark with Blue Tones

#8: Ash Blonde

Ash blonde hairstyle isn’t just stealing the spotlight in women’s fashion world. The color is such a perfect combination of urban and cool that it has entered our world, too – and its sophistication tells me that it’s probably here to stay.

Ash Blonde
Ash Blonde

#9: Purple and Blue Highlights

Isn’t this look simply awesome? These purple and blue highlights might bring out the teenager in us, but as long as they don’t cause breakouts – we don’t care. After all, what’s the fun in having hair if you can’t match it to your outfit every once in a while?

Purple and Blue Highlights
Purple and Blue Highlights

#10: Smokey Silver

What a fantastic hair color! If you’re not someone who experiments with hair color much – then this may be a little ‘out there’ for you. That said, if you’re still lusting after it – why not start with non-permanent color? You can wash it out when you’ve had enough of it. Fun without the commitment – sounds good, right?

Smokey Silver
Smokey Silver

#11: Fiery Red Cut

Channel your inner fire with this incredibly striking red. What makes it appear less ‘old school’ is the blonde highlights that have been added, which create a less monotonous effect. The hairstyle isn’t one that’ll blend in easily, too – but we won’t blame you if you only go for the color. One step at a time, they say.

Fiery Red Cut
Fiery Red Cut

#12: Mushroom Brown Hair

Heard of mushroom brown hair yet? If no, then we’re a little surprised – because the world has been going on about this new hair color trend non-stop. Inspired by portobello mushroom, this hair color has an ashy base with cool, silver tones. We’re in.

Mushroom Brown Hair
Mushroom Brown Hair

#13: Platinum Blonde Ends

Fantastic color choice for those of you who want a change without causing a stir. It’s a delightfully fresh color and it’ll give you a make-over which you’ve been seeking, but it won’t stand out so much that you have to buy 15 hats to hide your hair under, because you can’t bear the attention anymore.

Platinum Blonde Ends
Platinum Blonde Ends

#14: Subtle Blue

If you’re after adding a fun vibe to your locks, but not willing to go for full-head color, then this might be the solution you seek. Go for a few bright highlights in your dark hair, and you’ll achieve some urban vibes – without having to spend hours in a barber’s chair.

Subtle Blue
Subtle Blue

#15: Light Silver

For those of you who have been thinking about going blonde but are not into the yellow tones that often come with it – silver hair provides a great alternative.

Light Silver
Light Silver

#16: Platinum Hair

But if silver hair doesn’t do the trick for you – then this awesome, platinum hair with purple tones will. Have you ever seen a color that’s more striking than this? We definitely haven’t.

Platinum Hair
Platinum Hair

#17: Dark Mocha

Colors that stand out immediately aren’t the only way forward. We absolute dig this dark mocha tone for those who are looking to go darker, without becoming the centre of attention.

Dark Mocha
Dark Mocha

#18: Light Brown

Simple light brown is also in at the moment – maybe more than ever. It looks so natural that no-one will even question whether your hair has been dyed. Even if they did – none of their business, right?

Light Brown
Light Brown

#19: Yellowy Blonde

Yellow tones do get a bad rep sometimes, with many people using violet shampoos to get rid of them. Hey – that doesn’t mean that everyone hates them! To each their own. We think this color is kinda cool.

Yellowy Blonde
Yellowy Blonde

#20: Dark Brown

What an awesome shade of brown! Ideal for hiding greys, as well as for those who have sun-kissed skin, this dark brown shade should be on the list of colors to try in 2018.

Dark Brown
Dark Brown

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