13 shades of blue hair to try
From the celebrities who wore the trend best
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / March 26 2020
Like blue eyeshadow, blue hair is making a comeback. Perhaps it's because Classic Blue is Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2020 or maybe we’re all just craving a little excitement in our lives with all this social distancing. Either way, blue hair is here to brighten your day. And there are so many ways to give the trend a personal spin. From different shades to different ways to blend blue in with your natural hair, have fun with it! Here are our favourite celebrity blue hair looks to inspire your makeover.
The OG blue hair
Before any other A-lister started dabbling in blue, there was Gwen Stefani. This space buns half-up hairstyle from 1998 is one of her most memorable.
Keep your cool
Kylie Jenner has dyed her hair every colour under the sun (you can see her with pink, rainbow, rose gold and mint green hair looks here), but we’re big fans of this light blue shade with ash undertones. Those subtle hints of black complement her brows, which makes the shade look really flattering on her.
Hailey Bieber rocked an electric blue short hair look (which we’re pretty sure is the work of a wig) for a photo shoot. The look had serious grungy Fifth Element vibes.
Jaime King’s ombre ends added a punchy twist to her signature blonde hair.
Demi Lovato dyed purple and blue highlights throughout her black hair for added dimension.
In 2015, Hilary Duff stepped out with a turquoise rinse through her blonde hair and noticeably dark roots. Her tousled strands gave a soft feel to the bold hair colour.
Billie Eilish became known for her bright blue hair, which is ironic since blue is her least favourite colour. “Here’s what’s annoying: I hate the color blue — it’s my least favorite color. I don’t know how I ended up dying it blue,” she told BuzzFeed. She admitted she had a hard time getting rid of the blue, and rocked a washed out blue-grey shade before more recently going green.
Blunt and bouncy
Remember when Katy Perry had blue hair all the time? While she’s been favouring a platinum blonde look of late, her blue hair days are some of her most iconic.
Dua Lipa took her platinum blonde bob to the next level with a pastel shade dip-dyed through the mid-lengths to ends. We love the cool, undone vibe.
Dark and chic
If you don’t want to go bold, but still want to make a statement, blend a navy blue in with your black (or brown) hair for an edgy yet chic look like Nicole Richie.
Keen to give blue hair a go? We recommend Manic Panic Amplified Shocking Blue, which is a vegan semi-permanent blue hair dye that lasts up to six weeks, or L'Oréal Paris Colorista Washout Denim Hair for a low-commitment midnight blue option that washes out in four to 10 washes (bonus: it works on brunette hair so you don’t need to pre-lighten your locks). You may also want to check out these temporary hair dyes if you’re after other shades of blue.
Before you DIY your blue hair, here’s everything you need to know about colouring your hair at home.
Image credits: Getty; @kyliejenner; @haileybieber; @ritaora; @chrisappleton1
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.