Fantasy colour is any hair colour that are not found naturally—think indigo, mermaid blue, rose gold or scarlet red. If you’re a bit hesitant to do anything drastic, you may want to start out with something very subtle—perhaps just a few highlights or maybe a shade not too different from your current colour—to create a “does she or doesn’t she?” effect.

After that, you may be ready to take the plunge to a whole new level of vivid and vibrant colour. Fantsy colour for hair is a fun way to change up your look and show off your unique personality! If you’re thinking about dyeing your hair a fantasy colour, you may feel overwhelmed by all of the options available. Factor in the cost of upkeep and your hair’s current condition, then select a shade you love that flatters your skin and eyes and works for your lifestyle.

Here are how to choose a trendy and fantasy colour that works for you to give off a vibrant, healthy, balanced and potentially more youthful glow.

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Picking a Fun and Flattering Colour

Choose a flattering shade of your favorite colour. If your favorite colour is blue, dye your hair a unique shade of blue that stands out to you and complements your skin tone. If you wear the same colour of clothing on most days and you want to try out a monochromatic look, dye your hair to match your clothes.

For example, if you wear lots of green, choose a shade of green to complement your wardrobe. Go with a fantasy colour that reflects your unique personality. If you are loud and bold, you could go with an eye-catching colour such as red, orange, aqua, yellow, or neon green. If you are creative and artistic, you might try green, orange, blue, purple, or even a rainbow look. If you prefer something more understated, try a muted colour like light pink, dark blue, or royal purple.

Dye your hair a bright, fun fantasy colour for the summer

Summer is the brightest season and many people tend to go for warm colours like orange, red, and yellow. However, cooler shades of blue and green can also work great for summer. If you’re a student, summer may be a great time to experiment with bold fantasy colour.

Dye your hair a cheerful or pastel colour in the spring

If spring is in the air, you might want to follow suit with a fantasy colour to celebrate the end of winter. Spring colours are typically bright, natural colours or pastel colours, similar to an Easter palette. You might consider colours like: coral, Turquoise, Peach, Cobalt Blue, Lavender.

Choose a fantasy colour that looks flattering with your eye colour

If you want your hair and eye colours to play off one another, consider matching your eye colour closely or choosing a complementary colour on the colour wheel to create a striking contrast. For example, if you have blue eyes, you could try a matching shade of blue, or go with a complementary colour, like yellow or orange, to create contrast.

If you have green eyes, try a matching shade of green for hair colour. If you want to create contrast with a complementary hair colour, consider red or purple. Brown is neutral, so it’s harder to create contrast if you have brown eyes. Brown eyes usually have warm, yellowish undertones, so consider dyeing your hair a pale blue or violet shade to create contrast. If you have hazel eyes, think about shades of red, pink, or purple to create contrast.

Go with an appropriate colour for your daily lifestyle

Not all hair colours are appropriate for work and school. Keep in mind that unconventional hair colours will make you stand out in a crowd and stick around for quite a while, so think carefully about whether your colour is appropriate for all situations before you take the plunge! Colours that are found in natural hair, like red, black, and blonde, are generally appropriate for most situations.

Dramatic colours, like hot pink, may not be appropriate if you work in a highly professional setting or if your school has strict rules about appearance. With certain creative jobs, an unconventional hair colour may not be a concern.

Experiment with bold colours using an app to see how they look first

There are many apps out there that allow you to upload a photo of yourself and play around with different fantasy colours. If you need inspiration or want to confirm that a colour is right for you, search the app store for a free hair colour app you can use. Try search terms like “hair colour change” or “virtual hair colour salon” to locate an app.