20 Hottest Hair Colors Ideas for Winter 2017 – 2018

Although winter means cold weather and dark evenings for most of us, it also means more parties, family get-togethers and dinner-dance evenings!  From Thanksgiving through Christmas and the New Year celebrations, you’ll want to look your best, so take a few minutes right now to plan your winter hair color and style makeover.

Dazzling orange & yellow balayage

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

Get into the party mood with this glamorous, vintage wavy hairstyle! The deep side parting and lots of volume at the sides mean this is a great hairstyle to flatter narrow or long faces. And no man can resist a pretty wave falling flirtatiously over one eye!

Pretty beige-blonde with silver & white balayage

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

Perk up your long blonde bob with a subtle blend of trendy ash tones, plus silvery white blonde balayage.  This tousled, long bob for thick hair is edgier than long styles and stands up very well to windy and rainy weather!

Lighten up a little with subtle copper balayage

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

This is another good style for winter, with muted copper strands adding color depth and another layer of texture.  Chunky twist waves add a nonchalant air above straightened, sharp tips giving this modern bob a shaggy vibe!

Subtle fantasy in shades of purple & blue

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

Give your black hair a fabulous new image with this attractive mix of soft purple, gray, silver and blue shades.  The hair is cut in a long, slightly angled bob with long layers in twisty waves making it easy to create lots of volume and texture!

Fruity fantasy in orange peach and apricot

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

Ginger and orange hair colors can really spice up your look on a drab winter’s day.  The top layer is a soft, hazelnut shade which changers to lovely bright orange, peach and apricot in a beautifully blended ombré.  This is another good style for fine hair with waves adding volume.

Pretty pink and white ringlets with ash-brown roots

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

Long tousled ringlets are always attractive for a party, prom or any relaxed special occasion.  Pink, light ash-brown, beige and white-blonde curls in this look would make a really show-stopping hairstyle for a beach bride, or her bridesmaids!

Messy black & copper-brown long bob

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

Copper highlights always look great against brunette hair colors.  And this style mixes in black low-lights to accentuate the edgy texture of long layers, sharp tips and an edgy windswept finish!  It’s a great way to liven up the look of straight, dark hair.

Cute grown-up Goldilocks

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

I can’t help thinking this is what Goldilocks would look like as a grown-up!  These shades of golden-blonde and warm medium-blonde are the most flattering shade to a wide range of skin tones.  The roots are almost copper-blonde and the pretty, tousled ringlets are blended in perfectly!

Racy rainbow colors for knock-out party look

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

This beautifully-judged set of rainbow colors on long hair shows the range of pretty colors salons are offering for winter.  It’s a really stunning color palette that would look amazing in a braided up-style!

Radiate a hot look in XL red waves

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

I love the new trend for extra large, deep waves on very long hair – you can see so much texture, light and shade on this hairstyle!  This red-brown shade will warm up your whole look for winter.

Snow-princess waves in winter-white & ash-blonde

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

And in contrast, this mass of tumbling curls is more of a cool, Snow Princess hairstyle!  The roots are graphite grey, with white blonde around the crown gradually becoming silver and ash blonde ombré.  This color looks sensational against a fashionable red, black or purple evening dress.

Perfectly matched purple, black & red ombré

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

This lovely blend of black, purple and deep-red ombré, calls to mind winter treats like hot, blackcurrant juice, mulled wine and plum pudding.  I’ve never been a fan of blonde streaks in black hair, but this sophisticated color trend is a wonderful, new way to enhance black hair!

Smooth caramel with honey-blonde ombré

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

And here’s a chic and classy way to brighten long, mousey-brown hair.  The top is a medium golden brown shade, which changes very gradually to caramel and then a honey blonde ombré.  And with pretty, rippling waves this is a soft, feminine look.

Can’t decide? Go bronde!

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

If you’re indecisive about whether you should be blonde or brunette, (which a lot of us are), go bronde!  With the back cut in an attractive U-shape, this lovely, long wavy hairstyle is layered through with lots of fine neutral-blonde/ash-brown shades.

Glimmering gold glamor

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

This gorgeous wavy hairstyle has a lovely vintage vibe in the head waves above cute curls.  And if the latest neutral-blonde shades aren’t suitable for your skin-tone, you’ll probably find this medium blonde is a better shade for you.  I always think it looks natural and gently glamorous!

Choppy tips & twists for fine-hair balayage

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

Golden and copper blonde highlighting in dark brown or black hair add a touch of color that softens the look.  This medium long hair cut is suitable for fine or medium hair types, as the tousled waves and choppy blunt cut tips add lots of texture and volume.

Terrific texture from mixed blonde highlights

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

This model’s long blonde hair has lots of 3-D color depth from the mix of highlight shades, with eye-catching, white-blonde balayage.  The wispy tips and unique wave pattern form a pretty shape at the back, and a tousled, casual finish also makes fine hair appear thicker.

Stylish dark ‘wings’ on a center-part style in ash-brown

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

If you want to be ahead of the trends this winter, try this totally new highlighting idea.  Instead of a color change between the roots and the tips, the latest fashion is to have dark hair at the front and lighter ash-brown hair color moving towards the back!

Sophisticated gray glamor

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

Here’s a super new hair color idea in all-over gray, fading to white at the tips.  The trendy, convex waves and shorter layers add volume at the sides, which flatters a narrow face shape or pointed chin.

Soft beige-blonde with pearl-ombré

20 Great Hair Colors for Winter
Credit

This model’s hair is fine and to wear it long, without it looking thin, the stylist has used pearl-blonde with white-blonde balayage to make the hair look thicker.  To keep the colors soft, the roots are warm-beige, and waves with straightened, blunt cut tips create a trendy vibe!

There’s nothing worse than looking around at a party and realizing your hair looks ‘old-fashioned’, because you’ve been too busy with other things to notice.  Start your winter party preparations now to look fabulous (and relaxed) when you re-unite with family and meet new friends!