40 Ideas of Pink Highlights for Major Inspiration

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Hairstyles with pink highlights are quite popular, and honestly, we love them all! Ready to give one a whirl? Well, here are our top 40 – all just ready and waiting for a daredevil like you! Wear all year round for a warm fuzzy feeling, even on the coldest nights!

Pink Highlights – Romantic, Funky, Delicate and Sophisticated…

Thinking of pink highlights, one usually pictures an image of saccharine Barbie hair, but pink in highlights or ombre can make very different impressions. It all depends on the hues you pick and how you blend them into your base color. Want to see how it can be? Check the pictures below!

#1: Pink Duster

The brown hair dyed blonde with pink highlights is adorable. There are layers, like those in Neapolitan ice cream, and this delicious combination has all the elements of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Though it’s a two-step process, this look can be yours as soon as you schedule your appointment!

#2: Beige Blonde with Rose Accents

When you’re going for just a subtle pink, search no further! This look incorporates a very light shade of pink that is barely noticeable but is definitely still there. Perhaps you have a family gathering, and you want to stand out, but not give grandma a heart attack..? Ok, then, this is it!

blonde to pastel pink ombre

Instagram/ @bescene

#3: Punkin’ Pink Patty

Searching for the ideal pink hair color means not settling for the first appealing hue you lay your eyes upon. This look is achieved by dyeing the top layers of hair, leaving some of the natural darker color at the top. Blunt bob cut looks great in this color, doesn`t it?

#4: Just the Tips, Please

When you want color, light pink is a great accent. It makes those behind you wonder about you, and think, “Hmmm… I may have underestimated her level of coolness!” It’s a matter of perspective, of course, but those of us who will use these shades often have a different view of things.

#5: Hidden Reds

Peek-a-boo highlights of red hair are buried under this relatively unassuming darker burgundy-brown. The red highlights really bring out the natural red tones present in the main hair color, and if you share a similar shade, you’ll definitely want to consider this look!

#6: Peach Blonde Lob

Blonde hair is inarguably the best canvas on which to paint. These strands of peach blonde and pastel pink are expertly placed to create fabulous golden pink glow. They are staggered further from the scalp, giving the hair a more dimensional look. Beautiful, to say the least!

#7: Pink and Brown Coloring

Pink highlights can be aptly mixed with your natural hair color, and we like this style so much! With a magenta tone at the top and a bubble gum hue at the bottom, this is a great way to show off a classy multi-colored look, with a T-shirt or a gown!

#8: Dusty Rose Waves

Black hair takes dye differently, and results will vary. This almost violet pink looks amazing, and reminds us of a certain Lip Smackers lip gloss from the 90’s. Richer shades are always possible, but this one is so delicate and sophisticated, that you may never want to go brighter after seeing it.

#9: Bubble Gum Ombre

This cute ombre is a gorgeous example of what happens when a stylist is also an artist. The blending is great, and the shades compliment her natural color quite well — so when it grows out a bit, it’ll remain a fabulous hairstyle!

#10: Brown Hair with Rose Highlights

Brunettes have an advantage when incorporating pink, as their natural color already has red undertones. Medium brown tones flow seamlessly into a dusty rose finish. This gorgeous combination allows an otherwise unnatural shade to be quite subtle.

pastel pink balayage for brown hair

Instagram / @hairbynoora

#11: Blonde Hair with Pink Highlights

Blondes really do have more fun, especially with a splash of pink highlights! The spacing of the color allows it to be noticed without completely stealing the show from the lighter shade and deeper undertone. Keeping the pink heavier at the ends can make stringy hair appear full.

blonde lob with pastel pink highlights

Instagram / @off7thsalon

#12: Heavy Pink Highlighting in Black Hair

Black haired beauties need to be ready to pack a punch when going pink. You deal with a stark contrast between the two shades, so don’t be afraid to go all in. This example shows a heavy handed highlight where the base color eventually goes away altogether at the ends.

dark brown hair with pink balayage

Instagram / @hairbyac_alcorn

#13: Rose Gold to Pink Hair

Rose gold is all the rage since it has made its debut in the hair world. It is a lovely and unexpected shade on its own, but also pairs beautifully with pink. Notice how the added sheen gives the illusion of metallic tones to the tresses.

pastel pink ombre hair

Instagram / @thefoxandthehair

#14: Face Framing Magenta Highlights

Pink hair highlights will get attention no matter what. Be strategic and draw that attention to your face by creating a colorful frame. You’ll want to maintain this look diligently as it will be very obvious when you’ve gone too long between treatments.

pink balayage for brunettes

Instagram / @mizzchoi

#15: Lob with Pink Ombre

This is truly a trifecta of trendy goodness. Take a long layered bob (so in right now), pair it with an ombre effect (the look of the year), and throw in some slammin’ color (rose pink) for the ultimate Pinterest worthy style! The key here is a transition shade that compliments your natural hue as well as the pink.

dark brown bob with pastel pink balayage

Instagram / @salon202

#16: Blonde Hair with Subtle Highlighting

Pink and blonde can be almost indistinguishable when toned correctly. The highlights blend perfectly when placed all over in a natural pattern. Really work with your stylist on finding the right shade when creating this look.

bronde hair with pastel pink highlights

Instagram / @buddywporter

#17: Two-Toned Shaggy Hair

Balayage is a technique where the color is painted into the hair to create a more natural finish. This would work great when blending similar colors such as red hair with pink highlights, or can also be used with contrasting colors as shown with blonde and pink.

subtle pink highlights for blonde hair

Instagram / @soraverly

#18: Layered Bob with Magenta Streaks

When thinking of short pink hair, one may immediately envision a punk rocker gal with a sharp edge cut. However, a softer side does exist with the combo. A shoulder length blonde bob with chunky pink highlighting finished with lots of curls creates a great ying and yang blend of sweet and sassy.

blonde and pink bob

Instagram / @candicemarielv

#19: Varying Pink Toned Highlights

Pink comes in so many lovely shades that it can be difficult to hone in on just one. Luckily, you don’t have to! This style shows a sunset medley of orange pink, pastel pink, rose gold, and purple.

brown hair with subtle pink highlights

Instagram / @jeffreyrobert_

#20: Fuchsia Balayage for Black Hair

Matching color intensity is so important for a cohesive look. This proves to be true especially in the situation of black hair with pink highlights. Black is very rich on its own, so make sure you match that with hot pink, fuchsia, or magenta.

magenta balayage for black hair

Instagram / @chrisweberhair

#21: Copper and Baby Pink Combination

Copper makes a great transition shade when working with hair that’s a medium brown and pink highlights. The golden hue draws the eye from the natural base color to the pink ends and serves as a buffer to keep the change looking graceful. It also becomes less obvious when you need a touch up.

#22: Multi-Colored A-Line Cut

A peach and pink combo is a fun and girly option when wanting to add some flair to your style. A darker shade underneath makes the highlights pop and creates a gorgeous blend of color. Use a heavier hand with the color towards the bottom for a more dramatic effect.

brown and pastel pink lob

Instagram / @glamiris

#23: Long Layers and Subtle Balayage

If long blonde hair with pink highlights doesn’t make you feel like a fairy princess, nothing will. Incorporate lots of layers to keep the look light and airy. Finish with some loose barrel curls for the optimum girly style.

long bronde to pastel pink ombre hair

Instagram / @notanothersalon

#24: Angled Lob with Purple Ribbons

Purple and pink are shades that can make their own unique statement or at times basically blend into the same color. Lighter versions of either are worked easily into blonde hair. This combination of highlights plus an edgy cut keeps straight thin hair from looking anything but bland.

straight blonde hair with pink highlights

Instagram / @hairhunter

#25: Balayage Ombre for Medium Hair

Color melting is a technique that blends the highlights into the base color to avoid any dramatic lines. The transition from the brown to dark pink creates a lovely auburn shade in the middle of the hair. It’s a great way to incorporate the color while avoiding a style that screams pink hair.

brown to pink ombre bob

Instagram / @jamiekeikohair

#26: Black to Pink Dye Job

When using pink highlights in brown hair or black hair, you can achieve a more moody style by going with a deeper shade. Start this ombre look with your natural dark hair at the top, a medium warm shade in the center, and a rouge rose at the tips. Ombre is a perfect option while you’re growing out your roots as it looks intentional versus unkempt.

black hair with caramel and pink balayage

Instagram / @chrisweberhair

#27: Feminine Pink and Blonde Curls

Blonde hair with pink highlighting can go punk or pretty depending on the shade of pink and the haircut. For the latter, go with a mix of medium toned pink and extra light blonde tones worked into a medium length cut. Complete this pretty in pink style with lots of curls.

pastel pink hair with blonde highlights

Instagram / @cryistalchaos

#28: Angled Bob with Holographic Highlights

Holographic hair is a relatively new idea that uses highlights to basically make the hair look like it’s changing colors. It often gives a heavy sheen or even a metallic look to the hair as well. The subtle blue, purple, and pink streaks make a statement while still allowing the stylish cut to shine through.

#29: Black Hair with Neon Pink Highlights

Black and pink hair makes quite a bold statement when combined correctly. Light pink highlights will not work well here, so your best bet is to go with a vibrant option to really stand out against the dark base. The positioning of the highlights creates a unique color band around the head.

#30: Pinkish Purple Lob

If you are into the pastel hair trend, light pink is a great hue to diversify any pastel shade you prefer as your base. Pink pairs well with lavender and teal. With lavender, you get no contrast, just a soft compliment to the base color. Great choice!

#31: Pastel-Toned Color Melt

Pink ombre involves at least two colors, and they can be both unnatural. This lovely combination with purple up top keeps you guessing what her natural color is, while loving her bright shades all the more! A total standout for sure!

#32: Long Layers with Coral Streaks

Beautiful red hair is a dream for many, and a reality for seemingly few people. That is why it’s so much fun to dye your hair red. It also gets you more attention, which can be fun! This overtone of red on black is quite attractive and is definitely a departure from the normal redhead color!

#33: Layered Bob with Chunky Higlights

Pink highlights against black hair are excellent, because they really give your hair more visual complexity. Some of them are hidden underneath and are only exposed in movement. These black and red stripes are sure to be a favorite!

#34: Cotton Candy Bob

Pink hair + purple hair = a desire for ice cream…at least over here! We love this shorter, half-and-half color pattern, and how softly the pink stands out against the purple! Wear casually, wear formally… just wear it!

#35: Pink-Stained Bowl Cut

This artistic pastel pink combines with magenta to emulate a bright and colorful bird. They often have bright spots on their heads to indicate to the members of the opposite sex that they are potential mates. This hairstyle doesn’t miss the mark either!

#36: Raspberry Dip Dye

Here is another take on pink dip dye hair. The dark brown hair is finished with magenta tips, with a hint of raspberry rather than pink. This is for variety!

#37: Subtle Face-Framing Streaks

Not all pink highlights are created equal. As you’ve already seen, pink is a subjective color, much like green or blue. There are endless shades, millions of them, truly, and these are just peachy examples in our book!

#38: Jumbo Victory Rolls

Black hair can really showcase contrasting colors when dyed correctly. Here is a very interesting set of Victory Rolls, enriched with purplish pink shade and light pink highlights. Blunt heavy bangs tie this look together and send you in a time machine to a slower, different time.

#39: Coral Pixie Cut

These blood-orange pink highlights are so perfect for any occasion — they are setting you apart from the crowd in a good way! You’ll probably have to say “thank you” 50 times before the night is through, as everyone will want to comment on this not-so-regular shade of pink!

#40: Curly Hair with Colored Bangs

As we’ve shown you, pink hair has many shades, and we love the variety! This peach pink hue works as an accent for the natural color. It also brings innocence to your look, while showing that you’ve got a fun side, too!

Hairstyles with pink highlights are on the rise, and we are truly in love! Get your creative juices flowing with our suggestions, and make sure to add your own inspiration. Your family may or may not have something to say, but no matter what, you’ll be fabulous in PINK, baby!

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