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10 Dreamy Colors Perfect For Your Winter Hair Transformation

The year may be coming to an end, but winter is just getting started. As temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, many of us plan to stay bundled up all season long. It’s easy to feel like you can slack off on your hair care routine when you’re spending so much time indoors. You may be able to hide your dark brown hair under a hat when you’re walking down the street, but sooner or later the hat has to come off—and we think you should have a flawless winter hair color to show off.

If you’re looking to spice up your hair color for the drab winter months, you’ve come the right place. These are the hottest winter hair color trends of the year and once you see them, winter may just become your favorite season of all.

Reverse Balayage

If you love the look of balayage but are looking for a color that’s a bit more low maintenance for the colder months, consider reverse balayage. Instead of the traditional balayage (in which your colorists hand paints lightener on your strands), your colorist will use a darker shade to bring depth to your color.

Living Coral

It’s still 2018, but living coral already has the much-coveted title of Pantone color of the year for 2019. This sea-inspired hair color will remind you of the warmer months and has the added bonus of looking absolutely stunning on everyone.

Smoky Hair

Smoky hair is perfect for anyone who wants a statement hair color, but would rather not go the brightly colored route. Your colorist will blend your color of choice with blues and grays to create a hue that has a smoky vibe.

Chocolate Cherry

Chocolate-covered cherries are two treats that go great together—and chocolate cherry hair is no different. This masterful blend of rich chocolate brown and deep cherry red will be the center of attention at all of your holiday parties.

Dirty Brunette

Dirty brunette hair is the latest hair color trend we just can’t get enough of. This new take on bronde is the perfect way to bring warmth to your brunette locks for the winter months.

Ice Blonde

Icy platinum locks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon and for a good reason—the color is absolutely spectacular. Ice blonde maybe a high maintenance color, but it’ll be well worth it when you have a mane that is just as gorgeous as freshly fallen snow. Swap out your regular shampoo and conditioner for the Matrix Total Results So Silver Shampoo and Conditioner system to help keep unwanted brassy tones at bay.


This isn’t your grandmother’s gray hair. Gray hair popped on the scene a few years ago, and it has remained one of the hottest hair color trends. We love all shades of gray, but we think this blue-gray is particularly perfect for the winter months.

Pop Of Color

If you love vibrant hair colors but aren’t looking to switch up your whole look, ask your colorist to give your strands a pop of color. Whether you opt for technicolor highlights or aqua-dipped ends, you’ll have all of the fun of a fantasy shade without the tedious upkeep.

Red Velvet

You may not be able to eat dessert every day, but red velvet hair color allows you to satisfy your sweet tooth without hitting the gym. This deliciously sweet color is the perfect mix of depth and vibrancy making it a dazzling shade for the winter months.

Dark Hair With Highlights

You don’t need to completely change your look to upgrade your winter style. All it takes is a few strategically placed highlights. Dark hair is a wintertime staple, but sometimes you want to liven up your dark locks. Face-framing highlights are one of the biggest trends of the year (hair contour anyone?) and an easy way to elevate your hair color.

Interested in having a professional give you a flawless winter hair color? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.

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