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?
Check out our list of 48 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: Bright Green
A lovely shade of green for a man who’s into surprising others! Not for the faint-hearted, but the color is worth attention. It will also attract a lot of attention, so you may want to prepare yourself.
#2: Muted Green
An intriguing shade of green – achieving it will definitely require a very talented hair stylist! However, a definite hair color option to think about if you’re into standing out.
#3: 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.
#4: 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!
#5: Multicolor Hair
Awesome hair color for those who are in two minds over which one to pick! Why not simply combine both? The more, the better!
#6: Purple Tones
Purple tones are so in right now! And even if they weren’t, who cares? You’re the one who decides what your hair looks like – and we fully support your choice!
#7: 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.
#8: 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?
#9: 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?
#10: 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.
#11: 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.
#12: 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.
#13: 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.
#14: 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.
#15: 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.
#16: 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.
#17: 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.
#18: Awesome Blonde Highlights
If you’re a man with dark hair who is looking for a way to jazz up his hair color, then how about adding some cool, honey blonde highlights? They’ll lighten the look immediately – and add playfulness to dark, monotonous hair color.
#19: Ashy Tones
It used to be that gray hair was a sign of aging, but things have totally changed! Gray hair is one of the trendiest hair colors right now, whether it’s dark or light.
#20: Light Blonde
A light and trendy shade of blonde here. If you’re not afraid of bleaching your hair, then you should totally give it a go! Remember that hair will require special treatment afterwards – bleach is not your friend.
#21: Blonde Top
For someone who would like to add a touch of “cool” to their hair without going completely blonde, dying the top of their hair blonde may be a great option.
#22: Bright Red
Red hair is something you either love or hate. Which camp are you in? We love it – but that’s because we love a bit of experimenting!
#23: Neon Green
Admit it – you’ve always wondered what you’d look like with neon green hair… Well, this the universe sending you a sign. Don’t miss your chance!
#24: Pink Braids
A fantastic way to express your personality! Choose any color you like – the brighter, the better.
#25: Ashy Spikes
We’re loving this spiky hairstyle – as well as its ashy, neutral color. The short sides make the color stand out even more.
#26: “Leopard Head”
A cool and quirky hair color for those who were born not to fit in, but to stand out! It’ll take some time to achieve, but a talented and creative stylist will be able to create the magic.
#27: Cool Gray
Another example of an incredibly cool gray hair color. Trendy, elegant and unique – what’s not to love?
#28: Brighter Than Ever Yellow
If you’ve ever felt like you’re missing sun in your life…this may be a pretty good solution! Do tell your mum first, though – otherwise she may faint.
#29: Fire Hair
A wonderful hair color and hairstyle, inspired by fire. We’re digging the vibes!
#30: Purple Spikes
Achieving the perfect spikes isn’t always easy – but when you’ve got purple hair, it becomes paramount. Attention, guaranteed!
#31: Purple and Blue Spikes
If you can’t make up your mind, then mix it up. Why not experiment with many hair colors – looking like everyone else is so dull!
#32: Baby Blonde & Blue
A nice hair color combination for someone who wants to experiment with softer, lighter tones. Ideal option for the summer.
#33: Cool Blonde
Another strong hair color choice for a man who isn’t afraid to stand out. Pair it with a pompadour, and you have yourself a winner hairstyle!
#34: Cool Purple
A beautiful purple color, which will suit both – a man with a fair complexion, as well as someone who is a little more tanned. The shaved design adds a bit of quirkiness to the style, making it even more unique.
#35: Green and Orange
Who knew that these two colors go together so well? We’re pleasantly surprised and inspired!
#36: Platinum White
Awesome style for a brave, outgoing man!
#37: White and Purple
A nice and punk culture-inspired option for someone who likes to look a little different. We’re loving the volume that he has been able to achieve – not just the hair color!
#38: White and Pink
A brave option for the young ones – but why the hell not? We’re loving their boldness, and the kid is sure going to stand out from the rest…
#39: Multicolor Top
A fantastic combination of colors for the cool tones-loving guy! We’re into the blues and the purples. It may not be for everyone, but it does show personality and style – and that’s what hair is all about!
#40: Purple Hues
A wonderful hair color for someone who has naturally light hair!
#41: Hot Ginger
A more natural hair color option for someone who is looking for a change – but wants to maintain the natural look.
#42: Cool White
Looking uber cool there, cool white! We’re jealous.
#43: Fiery Red
Another option for a man looking to channel fire through their hair!
#44: Hot Pink
A lovely, unique shade of hot pink for a man who loves a bit of bright color!
#45: Dark Pink
Pink hair don’t care – isn’t that how the rhyme goes?
#46: Pink & Blue
Girl or a boy? Who cares, they go perfectly together!
#47: Simple Orange
A nice and slightly toned-down orange hair color. Why not?
#48: Mustard Brown
And now – if you’re not into any of the more daring shades (the likes of orange, pink, blue, purple), then how about a nice and more natural-looking mustard brown?