The key to having a youthful soul and sparkling eyes is to keep stepping outside your comfort zone. You can be just like these fabulous women in their 60s, 70s, 80s and even 90s, who rock unicorn hair in so many different ways! Professional hairstylist Bianca Rose offers 20 hair ideas here for older ladies who want to add color to their lives.
#1: Pretty in Lilac at 93
This 93-year-old great-grandmother is rocking her new color and showing that it’s never too late to become a unicorn! Lilac tips frame and freshen her face, softly blending into natural silver roots. Waves add volume and playfulness to the look.
#2: Rainbow Fairy Godmother!
She is glowing with envy in her new pastel rainbow hair. This placement is bold, yet soft, by diluting your rainbow formula. Always remember that you’re never too old to let your true colors shine!
#3: Bold in Primary Blue
This bold placement of blue not only makes the color pop and gives the hair a focal point, but it’s also a beautiful contrast that plays off her natural white locks.
#4: Ribbons of Color
Adding back-to-back slices of color in the front, and keeping a darker, more natural root, really adds depth and dimension to this existing bold look!
#5: Bold Fringe Is In!
What better way to add high-impact color to gorgeous white hair than to add some bold fringe color!? This really gives some punch to this look and is super trendy. And, purples fade so beautifully into silver and white locks.
#6: Split-Color Hair
Why choose just one color when you can choose both?! The first thing you’ll notice is the obviously-cool half-violet, half-periwinkle hair colors. Look again, and woah! You’ll see that she’s even covered in tattoos! It’s safe to say that she’s the coolest grandma on the block.
#7: Dusty Pink
Not all unicorn hair has to be bright and bold. You can also play around with super-pastel colors by simply diluting the formula. This dusty pink is just enough of a color change to make you do a double-take.
#8: Funked-Up Faux-Hawk
The best way to show off your new cut is with a fun, bold color! Not only does she have a bright color scheme through her faux-hawk, but there’s even a little color on the side as an accent piece, while leaving her natural color throughout the rest of her hair. Unique and chic!
#9: The Green Lady
We know what her favorite color is! Why limit it to clothing and accessories, when a natural white canvas is perfect for adding your fave hues to your head? She is radiant in green, and her smile is infectious!
#10: Cool-Curled Hues
What better way to enhance beautiful curls than bright colors? This makes the curls really pop! By adding a few pieces of red in the front to play off the magenta and violet nicely, they help these curls remain the focal point.
#11: Dusty Mauves
Maybe your client isn’t into something super bold. This is the perfect way to dip into vibrant color by playing with dusty hues, such as mauve. Diluting your formula and adding a little silver is a great way to introduce color to an older clientele.
#12: Pastelized Reds
Reds are super high impact! But they can be a little harsher on lighter skin tones. Play around with this color palette by pastelizing your formula. Just keep in mind that the more diluted the color, the quicker it will fade. Making it a perfect choice for those who want color without commitment!
#13: Peach Hair
Peach is HOT for summer! This in-season fruit gives us lots of inspiration for color. Perfect for natural redheads, this color is natural, yet striking.
#14: Mermaid Colormelt
The mermaid-inspired color trend has been super in-style for awhile now, but we love how this look is effortless and bohemian by embracing the natural texture of her hair. The way the blue melts into the green at her ends really gives emphasis to her beautiful curl pattern.
#15: Take a Dip by Adding Tips!
Need a seemingly safe route to adding a little color to your do? Adding some pigment at the tips of your hair is super fun and a fail-safe try. If you love it, you can always add more at a higher placement. Ready to part with it? A quick snip, and the color will be gone without trying to remove it with a color remover.
#16: Luscious Lilac
Color-depositing shampoos and conditioners are a simple and easy way for your clients to experiment with color at home. In three to five washings, the color will fade back to the previous color they had prior to adding color. For stylists, this is a great add-on service behind the chair before a cut or wash & style!
#17: Opposites Attract
What better way to make your outfit really pop than to pair it with a bold color? This coral pantsuit, paired with the light blue hair, really makes this look stand out. Why? Because orange and blue are at the opposite ends of the color wheel, which is why this look is so striking and chic!
#18: Bold Look Without Color
Not ready for a color commitment? How about a far-out design?! Barbers are having so much fun by cutting fun designs into the hair. You can add emphasis to these designs by outlining in black or blue-black hue to make this design really pop!
#19: Bold Peacock-Inspired Fringe
Get bold with your color placement! This fun, fringe color is the perfect way to make your color pop around your face without making the commitment to coloring all of your hair.
#20: Split Personality
Want some bold color, but not ready to part with the natural locks? We’ve featured split hair earlier in the article. However, leaving one side natural really helps this color stand out!
For young and old women, the bold color trend is taking over across the board. Why should the young have all the fun? It’s a super creative and enjoyable way to express yourself and not take life too seriously. If you enjoy fantasy colors, you can find looks like these on my Instagram @hairbybiancarose.