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60 Best Hair Color Ideas For Men in 2024 – The Manly Shades

Finding the perfect hairstyle may look like a hard task for some men and most will try different things in the pursuit to get a perfect look.

However, what most fail to realize is that perfect hair comes from very simple styles. You do not have to have a great haircut or wear a complicated hairstyle to look good.

In fact, a simple hair coloring may be all you need to get that perfect look that you are always dreaming of. And the best part is that there are endless color ideas to choose from.

Despite the existence of these ideas most men will have trouble choosing the right one but if you have some ideas in mind, this will be easier.

Take a look at the following 60 amazing hair color ideas for insight on some colors that you should try.

# 1 Copper Brown

Copper brown will always look great on people with a warm skin tone. This is mainly because this type of skin tone contains yellow or olive undertones.

A copper brown is perfect for men who have curly hair as it is known to bring out the texture of every curl and hence to make any curly hairstyle look more detailed and appealing.

However, anyone with a naturally straight hair or flat ironed hair can still wear this color and look fabulous, but they would have to cut their hair shorter and make it a little bit messy.


# 2 White Lightning

As age catches up and your hairs start turning gray you should not hide this color because it can be a beautiful color on your head.

In fact, some people go to great lengths to get this color and so you should rock it with pride. It looks good on men with medium, neutral or thick complexions and thick hair.


# 3 Medium Grey

Medium gray is a naturally occurring color and some people who are lucky enough get to have this color without having to use any hair dyes.

This color brings about a perfect combination of gray and white hairs that are a result of genes or aging. It is also very stylish, and so you can wear it to enhance your look. It is suitable for cool and neutral complexions.

Medium and coarse textured hairs also look best in this color, but you can always use it for any other type of hair provided you choose a good cut or hairstyle to go with it.


# 4 Neutral Dark Blonde

Neutral hue or dark blonde is ideal for hair that is short on the sides and longer on the top section.

Blonde strands look better on light skinned men or those with a cool complexion, and so the neutral blonde will also look good on males with similar complexions.

If you have dark brown eyes, this will be an added advantage for the look since this eye color will stand out against a dark blonde mane.

The best hair texture for this color is medium because fine or too thick hair will not look very attractive.


# 5 Neutral Medium Brown

Neutral medium brown is a very versatile color because it can complement many skin tones, but it is more suitable for people with a neutral complexion or fair to medium cool.

A neutral complexion, in this case, means that you do not have underlying red or olive tones on your skin.

This color works well with any strand texture, but it is important to know that fine hair texture will look even finer in this color. And so a short spiky cut will look extra good when worn in this color.


# 6 Deep Red

Short, close-cropped hair that is left long at the top section will look best in a deep red undertone. Men with medium and fair complexions are the best candidates for the deep red hair color.

However, men with warm and slightly darker skin tones can still wear this color, but the red tone they chose has to be deeper to make their hairs stand out.

Thick and medium textured hair is probably the best for this color mainly because it forms a good base for the short cut that goes with deep red, but you should not let your hair texture prevent you from wearing this color.

You can play along with different hairstyles till you get one that will go well with deep red.


# 7 Neutral Brown

Men with a medium warm complexion should think of giving their hair this interesting color. This is especially so if they have a layered and side swept hairstyle.

However, due to the nature and appearance of neutral brown, it will be more suitable for thicker hair. This is because using this color on your tresses will make thinning or fine hair look finer.

And if the mane is too long it will look thinner. This color cannot be used to conceal thinning hair and so if you have this type of hair it will not be a good idea to wear neutral brown.


# 8 Dark Brown

Dark brown will give your hair some warmth or a hint of caramel, and you can easily see this by looking at the appearance of the tips of the strands when wearing this hue.

The effect of this color especially at the tip of the hair bring out an unmatched beauty and so if you are thinking of trying this color then you should give your hair a good length to expose the tips better.

The warm dark brown hair color works well on men with yellow, olive and tan complexions. Medium to thick hair is also the best for this color because it looks better on fuller hair.


# 9 Golden Blonde

Gold is not only good as part of your jewelry as you can also use its color to make your hairstyle look more attractive.

The golden blonde color works well with fair or medium complexions and will look extra good for men with light eyes.

Wavy thick hair is perfect for the golden blonde color, and it can be used on hairstyles such as the angled fauxhawk. However, you should use some styling gel to hold your fauxhawk in place to showcase your new color.


# 10 The Green Hair

Green hair is a very good idea especially for people who like to keep the top section of the head longer or those who like to wear hairstyles such as the pompadour and the Mohawk.

You can use any green tone, but light green seems to work much better especially if you are wearing a pompadour.

The sides and back should be faded and left in their natural color. Medium to dark complexion men will look best in this color.


# 11 Orange Hair Color

Brighten up things with this orange hair color. Orange is very bright, and so you have to be sure with the particular look you want to pull otherwise you will not like the attention that you draw to yourself with this color.

Due to its brightness, it can be used to conceal or draw attention from a haircut, hairstyle or from any facial features you do not wish to expose. The good idea is to go all orange from top to back and sides.


# 12 The Rainbow

If you want something that will draw some attention to you or make you stand out from the rest, you should try the rainbow color combination.

As the name suggests, this hair color is a combination of numerous colors, but you do not have to use all the seven rainbow colors.

You can have three or more colors on your hair with each color occupying a particular section of the head, or the colors can be used to form some pattern on the head.

However, it is important not to overdo things because you can end up looking like a clown.


# 13 Two Color Curly Hair

If you have curly medium or long hair, then you can try the two color hair idea. Choose two colors that blend in well like two shades of brown or gray.

You should then color your hair in layers with each color occupying its layer. For a more detailed look, you can also use contrasting colors.

Two color idea works well for men with thick curly hair, but those with dreads can also pull it off.


# 14 Pure Blue for Black Men

Men with a dark complexion and skin tone do not like experimenting with bright colored hairs because they think that it will not suit them well.

This might be right to some extent, but if you choose a color wisely then you can still look amazing in a bright color for men with a darker skin tone.

A good example is the deep blue that is mostly used in the top section of the head. To wear this color, you should have the sides and back short and a longer top.

Dye the top section blue and once the color is in place, you should comb the top section into an afro-like style to finish this style.


# 15 Long Grey Hair Color

Grey works particularly well on the long strands, and it is known to bring out a unique look by making your hair look great no matter what style you are wearing.

Although you can go all gray on your long hair, it will not look as good as it will when you blend in the gray with some patches of natural black hair.

This color seems to work well for light skin tone, but men with an Asian look and long wavy hair look best with this color.


# 16 Black Magic

Most men don’t pay much attention to black when looking for hair color ideas. Black is, in fact, one of the most popular hair colors, and this is not out of nothing because it always goes well with any face and hair type.

Even if you do not have any idea on the best hue to use on your mane, you can always play it safe by using black.

However, black hair color is best for men with dark or medium complexions who like to wear close cut fades.


# 17 Pink Purple Hairs

Pink purple hair color will give you a gothic look that is quite incredible if you know how to style your hair to go with the style and also know how to dress the look.

The only shortcoming with this hair color is that many stylists do not know how to combine the colors well and so in most cases it will look like plain purple or pink. If you get the right color, then you will look fabulous.

Men with round and oval faces with medium thick hair texture are best suited to this style.


# 18 Cool Blonde – Light Blonde

Light blonde is a naturally occurring hair color in some men, and it’s gorgeous by all definitions especially when combined with a nice haircut.

However, with a little creativity and some color combinations you can also get this color and make it look similar to the natural light blond hair color.

A cool fair complexion best suits this hair color. Medium to thick hair texture will look best since the color tends to look see-through.


# 19 The Blackest Brown

This is a very deep brown, and it almost looks like black, and it would be difficult for most people to know that your hair is brown.

Deep brown is a nice color for men who want to wear a professional look, and it goes well with deep complexions and neutral skin tones. Black-brown can be worn on any hair texture.


# 20 Short Grey Colored Hair

Closely shaved hair can be made more detailed with a gray hair color at the top section.

Although the hair should be closely shaved the top hairs should be slightly longer than the sides as this is where you will apply the hair color.

Grey hair color at the top hairs will look good on Caucasians due to their skin tone and hair texture.


# 21 Blue Ombre Hair Color

Blue is a very attractive hair color, and it can brighten even the dullest hair.

However, to make things even more eye-catching, you should use the ombre technique to color your strands whereby your hair tint moves from light to dark.

Use light blue on the lower section and edges of your hair and a darker blue tone on the base of the hair. The blue ombre hair color works best for medium tone people with curly hair.


# 22 Dark Blonde

Most people are used to the light blonde as it is more prevalent than the other blonde shades. But men can also look great in a lovely dark blonde color.

Unlike the light blonde the darker shade makes the hair shinier, and it brings out the natural texture of the hair better than the lighter one.

Dark blonde is suitable for men with fine hair as it makes their hair finer. It is also a good color that can be used to complement a spiky hairstyle as it will make the spikes more visible.

Use some quality hair product with this color to make things more detailed if you want to wear a more professional look.


# 23 All Out Hair Color Idea

If you are a daredevil, you should try going all out with your hair. This can be done by giving it a new color totally different from your natural mane.

The most popular all out hair colors are white, gray, red and, of course, blue but you can go with any color you wish.

An all out color idea will look nice if you give the hair a uniform tone, but some people have also experimented with different shades of the same color put in layers and they look pretty well.

However, you should make sure that the color you chose blends in well with your skin tone. For example men with a very light skin tone will not look nice if they go all out with a white hair color.


# 24 Red Hairs with Bangs

Bangs are good for hiding extended foreheads or adding some style to a rather dull hair, but you can make things even better by giving the bangs a red color.

However, avoid very bright or deep red colors as they might make your hair look exaggerated.

Beside from living the bangs long, you should also taper the sides to make them more visible. Red bangs look better on thick hairs as they tend to be firmer.


# 25 Platinum Blonde Hair Color

Platinum blonde is a color for classy men who like wearing professional but stylish look.

What makes platinum a lovely shade of blonde is the fact that it is not as light as the normal blonde color as it has a somewhat whitish appearance, but it is also not white.

This color looks better when the hair is side parted and swept to one side of the head. Platinum blonde goes well with fine hair, but it can also be used on thinning hair to make it less visible and more attractive.

However, make sure that you explain to your hairstylist what you want because you may end up getting a light blonde or white without realizing.


# 26 Highlights

Highlights give men an easy way to get a brand new look without having to take too much risk with their hair.

Besides from this, highlights also add some much-needed texture to any hair type and also have a unique, stylish appearance.

Rather than experiment with a huge part of your head with a bright color you can give it brown or dark blonde highlights if your mane is dark and platinum or light blonde for a lighter colored hair.

There are many ways to wear highlights, but the idea is to color a small section of your head particularly at the top part.


# 27 The Modern Blonde Hair

The modern blonde hair combines well with a short haircut to give a man a formal look that he can wear to the office and for official functions.

The modern blonde is a unique shade of the blonde color but what makes it special is that everything is in moderation.

To wear this color, you should get a medium blonde hair dye and avoid living it on for long before washing it off. Style the hair with some gel or pomade to complete the formal look.


# 28 Top Only Colors

Riskier men that want to rock a brighter color and wear a fauxhawk or an undercut should consider dyeing the top section only.

By adding some color to your faux hawk or the top part of an undercut design, will not only make it more visible but will also make it more stylish.

Somehow brightly colored fauxhawk designs and undercuts look much better than plain ones and in most cases you will not even tell that they are similar haircuts when doing a comparison unless you are very keen.

This is because brightly colored tops add a whole new element to these already cool haircuts.


# 29 Ash Brown

Brown only comes second to Black concerning the most common natural colors. Naturally brown hairs are thicker than fair hair but not as thick as the red hair.

If considering giving your hair some color then ash brown is a perfect idea since natural colors are very fashionable.

With ash brown, your choices are unlimited as there are many variations to choose from, and so you simply have to let your imagination do everything for you.


# 30 Faded Dark Hair Color

Men with a naturally dark hair color do not need any additional color to look great since all they need to do is work with their natural hair color.

Of all the ideas available to make this type of hair stand out one of the best ones is fading the sides and back of the head.

Fading the hair will create different levels with each one appearing to have a different color shade, and this makes it an attractive hairstyle. Men with longer and thicker hair can also taper their hair to achieve the same look.


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Giving your hair, some lovely color will help you avoid the trouble and stress of trying to come up with a perfect haircut.

However, you should choose a hair color that will enhance your hairstyle and one that blends in perfectly with your skin tone and complexion.

If you are not sure of the hair color you would want to use on your hair you can try out a few but you should use semi-permanent hair dyes as they are easier to remove.

From the 60 hair color ideas above, you will find something worth trying out. And the only way to know if a color will look good on you is by wearing it.