Rose gold hair colour looks are very popular right now, and this is definitely because they’re one of the most flattering colour choices you could make. There are so many examples of this colour look that you could take inspiration from, from mixed blondes with strawberry red shades, to more bright pops of pink, and even more sophisticated and classy rose gold tones. With so many ways to wear it, and so many ways to customise it too, it begs the question – why aren’t you looking at these rose gold hair colour looks more closely yourself?
Don’t worry, if you’ve been on the hunt for looks to rock for a while, we’ve got a few that might jut save you some shopping around. Whether you’re looking for something bright and bold, or muted and discreet, there’s a look for everyone. We can’t wait to hear which ones you fell in love with too!
21 Rose Gold Hair Colour Looks
1 – Red-Rose Gold Glow
If you’re already blonde, rose gold hair colour looks are perfect for you, because you already have the perfect starting point to build up on. If you had a darker shade of hair – black, reds, and even dark browns, you will need to go through a lengthy lightening / bleaching prices before you can even begin to think about adding any kind of rose gold hue over the top. Most people aren’t aware of that, and can usually all out of the hair salon rather upset when their rose gold hair colour looks don’t turn out quite as they had planned.
2 – Rosy-Gold Blended Ends
Pink is a rather cool shade. Gold, on the other hand, is a rather warm shade. When you mix the two together, you have colours that suit almost every skin tone. Isn’t that the good news you were hoping for? (We knew it!) What does this mean for you? It means that you should be saving these rose gold hair colour looks to your phone so that you can show your hair stylist exactly what it is you’re looking for. The more pictures you have to show him or her, the better an idea they’ll have of what you do and don’t want, and the happier you are likely to be when you walk out of the salon.
3 – Satin Rose Gold Balayage Blend
The shades have been so wonderfully blended in this look, you have no idea where one starts and the other begins, and that’s a great sign of a brilliant balayage. Balayage is the term used for hand-painting hair, highlighting it in a natural way. If you think of all the places on your hair that the sun would hit, and therefore highlight, in the natural sunlight, that’s where you’d want to paint the hair. The lighter shades are more natural, regardless of what shade you’re adding.
4 – Rose Gold Slanted Bob
We’ve seen lots of looks with long hair and this beautiful rose gold shade, but now we’ve decided that short needs to get it’s own little feel of the limelight. If you were looking for an excuse to cut your hair short, this rose gold slanted bob is definitely the one you were looking for. It’s simple and effortless, all rolled into one. A look as simple as this is easily recreated in the morning with a few hair products and a tousling with your fingers. It’ll just look more peachy and pastel-pinky as it fades too, making it even easier to rock.
5 – Rose Gold Ends with Dark Roots
If you’re unsure whether you want balayage or ombre rose gold hair colour looks, always opt for the balayage. The ombre can look rather harsh if this is your first time playing around with brighter and more unnatural pops of colour, and a balayage is often easier to grow out too. If you are going to opt for an ombre, go softer to start with. You can always build up more colour as time goes on. It’ll be much harder to take the colour away if you pile too much on.
6 – Quartz + Rose Gold Ombre
We keep seeing quartz cakes all over Facebook and Instagram, so it was only a matter of time before the stunning look made its way onto hair too. There’s something very beautiful about this quartz and rose gold ombre, a beautiful blend between the two. You’ve got a pastel pink-purple at the roots, but still quite a muted shade. If you’re doing this at home, you could easily recreate the lighter, pastel tint by adding more conditioner to your dye. It’ll also give your hair a good nourishing while you’re there! That purple pup then blends into a wonderful rose gold, giving you a rich colour that anyone would be envious of.
7 – Rose Gold + Autumn Lavender Balayage
If you’re looking for rose gold hair colour looks that really think outside of the box, we would love to suggest to you this rose gold and Autumn lavender balayage look. It’s easy, stylish, simple, and oh so pretty. We can’t think of a single reason why you wouldn’t want it. These lighter shades are often suggested for blondes to play around with, mostly because darker hair takes a long time, and a lot of lightening, before you can opt for lighter, brighter pops. This natural, Autumn brown shade looks great with rose gold and lavender, hand-painted balayage blends. It’s one of our favourites, what do you think?
8 – Pretty in Pink Gold Ends
Pink is a very fun colour, and definitely works if you’re young, fun and full of vitality. Of course, just because you’re not young doesn’t mean you can’t rock this hair shade too. It’s all about working out which shades better suit your skin tone, maturity, and the kind of look you want to achieve. These pretty pink shades really do make a statement – is it the kind of rose gold statement you’re trying to make?
9 – Peach Rose Gold
This is a really cute look, one of the rose gold hair colour looks that we’re definitely adding to the lust-list. There’s something very cute and innocent about it, and definitely very feminine too. You have rose gold mind with peach to achieve these locks, all applied over a wonderful golden blonde glow. It’s fresh and pretty, and definitely one of the best we’ve seen. Wouldn’t you agree?
10 – Rose Gold Colour Wash
If you have blonde hair, feel free to let a little loose in your bathroom to try and recreate these rose gold hair colour looks. If you have darker hair, however, think again. The lightening and bleaching action is likely to leave your hair look spotty and patchy, and you’ll wish you’d gone to the hair salon in the first place.
11 – Rose Gold + Grapefruit Pink
How do you feel about grapefruit pink? Not quite bright, but not quite dull or dusky either, it’s a beautiful blend of in-between, especially when you throw these rose gold hair colour looks into the mix too. If you have blonde hair naturally, you have so many more options open to you when it comes to playing around with colour. We all know that dark locks take a lot of work to get bright, light, and just right, so you should definitely play around with it if you can. Here you can see a beautiful grapefruit pink shade applied over honey, golden-coloured locks, giving you a wonderful rose gold multi-shaded tint.
12 – Pink Gold Melt over Blonde
After you have been brave and gone for a look like this one, make sure you know how much maintenance is going to be required to keep it looking this good for as long as you need it to. These rose gold hair colour looks will fade quite quickly, and you will need to be prepared for the regular salon appointments afterwards. You’ll need to make sure you keep up to date with those touch-ups.
13 – Rose Gold Ombre + Fishtail
We’ve been looking closer at braided looks recently, mostly because they’re always in trend. People are getting creative now, bringing fishtail, waterfall, and lace braids into the mix, and we love how the fishtail has been used to show off all the shades within this look. What’s the point in going for these rose gold hair colour looks if you’re not willing to show them off? Whatever way you twist to braid it, you should definitely get creative. And then come back and show us what you did … obviously.
14 – Pastel Pink Gold Beauty
As well as making sure you have time and money set aside for regular hair salon appointments with rose gold hair colour looks such as these, you may also want to reconsider what kind of hair products you’re using. Your shampoo, for example, should be substituted, either for one specifically designed for rose gold hair, or at the very least, one that has been designed to treat and take care of coloured hair. If you use your regular hair shampoo and conditioner, you may find that they cause your hair to fade very quickly.
15 – Bubblegum Pink Curls
There’s just the hint of rose gold in this more bubblegum beauty, a slightly cooler take on the warmer rose gold trend. As far as rose gold hair colour ideas go, this one might just be one of our favourites. The rose gold shades have been towards the roots of this look, with the brighter, pastel / baby pink pops left to get brighter towards the bottom. A great look if you’re naturally blonde underneath it all, but it can be achieved with the right pre-lightening treatments if you have darker hair.
16 – Shiny + Glossy Rose Gold Hair Colour Looks
Shampooing and conditioning your hair every day isn’t a good idea as it is if you want to take care of your locks, but this is most definitely the case when you choose rose gold hair colour looks such as this one. Opt for dry shampoo where you can, and also make sure you’re leaving it at least two or three days between washes. If you wash your hair any quicker than this, your rose gold hair will fade in no time at all.
17 – Copper + Rose Gold Balayage Waves
If you’re a big fan of metallic hair, this one’s a winner, a beautiful blend of rose gold and copper shades. The loose waves help to show off all dimensions of the colouring within the look. Those darker roots always make life a little easier. When you leave the roots this darker shade, you can go a few extra weeks between salon appointments. Doesn’t that make life sound great? Dark roots are a big thing right now. What better time to rock them than during the winter, especially with these beautiful rose gold hair colour looks.
18 – Short Bobbed Rose Gold Hair Colour Looks
Rose gold hair colour looks like this one are very pretty, but can sometimes require longer length hair. If you don’t have longer length hair already, don’t be afraid to fake it a little with some hair extensions. If you buy decent quality ones, you can dye them. This means that you can dye them to your regular hair shade, or this new rose gold one (if that’s the one you have chosen), and get longer lengths without waiting for your locks to grow. Smart, right?
19 – Dark Rose Gold Locks
At the same time as not washing your hair regularly, you should also turn down the temperature on those days you DO wash your locks. Hot water can cause the colour to run quicker, and the cooler water will shrink the hair follicles and prevent the colour from pouring out. We know a chilly shower doesn’t seem like a great idea first thing in the morning, but your hair will thank you for it.
20 – Freehand Balayage Rose Gold + Natural Roots
Peaches and warm gold style rose gold hair colour looks are better all-round. This is most definitely the case if you’re not sure what shade will suit your skin tone, eye colour, etc. These warmer tones work well for both cool and warm undertones to the skin. Also: they won’t clash with cooler tones, as is the case with most other pink hair styles.
21 – Light Pink Rose Golds over Blonde
If you don’t want to go for an all-over look, a balayage rose gold blend is a great place to start. You’re not coating the hair all over, giving just a hue or a wash-over, rather than a solid block of colour. This is often easier on your hair, requiring less in the way of lightening and bleaching treatments. It is also much easier to maintain as it fades too, and often allows for darker regrowth.
And there you have them – 21 rose gold hair colour looks that we are definitely obsessed with right now. Which ones have rocked your boat? Are there any you’re tempted to try yourselves? Which picture will you be frog-marching into the hair salon to copy on your own locks? We can’t wait to find out, and we’d love for you to send us in your beautiful hair snaps. If we’ve inspired you, shout about it. We would love to feature you and your locks on CherryCherryBeauty.
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