Green hair is all the rage right now for fans of unusual hair colors, partially because it’s simply awesome, but also thanks to Billie Eilish representing with lime green roots at the Grammy Awards. If you’re looking for a new hair color in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we think green hair is the obvious choice!
From the lightest pastel mint to the deepest forest green, green hair color shades exist on a wide spectrum and offer a lot of room for creativity. That’s why we’ve selected 63 totally different examples of green hair to get you excited and inspired. From mint green hair to neon green and jewel-toned emerald green, these Instagram looks are here to inspire your next unnatural hair color experiment!
1. Mint and Silver Waves
This sophisticated take on green hair is perfect for pastel and metallic hair fanatics. The hair was first pre-lightened, so it could reach this silvery tone, and green was added along the top like a reverse balayage. It’s a shimmering look with a classy twist by Marcel wave styling.
2. Neon Green Hair Color Gradient
This is the kind of green hair color that will bring all eyes directly towards you. It’s a phenomenal hair dye gradient of warm green tones, starting with dark forest green at the roots, which gradually becomes lighter and lighter as lime at the mids and hot neon chartreuse at the ends.
3. Abalone Green Hair Dye
The shimmery strips of different shades of green hair dye in this look create a pearlescent effect reminiscent of the inner part of an abalone mollusk shell. Hair dye in both dark and light, cool and warm shades of green was applied in diagonal streaks to the hair, along with a central stripe of cool rose gold, making for an earthy, organic, and totally unusual look.
4. Ocean Weather Green Hair
This marvelous green hair color creation truly reminds us of the ocean. The dark blue at the top is like the ocean depths, while the seafoam and mint green shades at the ends remind us of the waves and surf. A thread of lavender hair color through the mids is a few gray storm clouds adding a complex, foreboding touch.
5. Witchy Green Streaks
There is something a little witchy and dangerous about combining dark hair with dense streaks of different green shades. The combination of cool teal with emerald green and just a hint of warm lime evokes the forest and the images of all kinds of natural magic, especially at such an incredible length.
6. Cool to Warm Green Hair Gradient
Green is one of those exceptional hair colors that work really well when its warm and cool iterations are combined. This flawless gradient starts out deep blue at the roots, and with each layer, it warms up a bit, turning teal, then forest green, then a rich, warm shamrock green.
7. Emerald Green Hair with Touch of Lime
We love the hint of warm and vivid lime green hair peeking from below the rich waves of emerald green in this long bob. The colormelt technique used to apply these colors only helps to bring out more dimensions from these healthy, thick tresses.
8. Grunge Tie-Dyed Green Hair
The best way to describe this variation on green hair is conceptual. It’s the kind of color combination that brings to mind tie-dye, though the particular shades chosen also give us some more industrial, grunge vibes. Navy blue hair melts into a warm forest green both at the roots and ends, while neon yellow contrasts starkly at the center, but is given depth by a few smokey forest green touches.
9. Purple and Green Complementary Ombre
Yellow-green and violet-purple are complementary colors, which means they seriously stand out against each other. This makes this ombre very loud, noticeable, and, to be honest, a little risky. If you are not afraid of dangerous colors that require expert balance and a lot of confidence, we can’t think of a better combination of hair colors to try.
10. Rich Emerald Balayage
Dark shades of green hair once again give us witchy vibes, so if your dream living situation features a cabin in the woods and a few cats, this hair might help you achieve that one day. It’s actually one of the easier looks on this list – natural roots make maintenance a breeze, with deeper emerald shades balayaged heavily over the mids and ends.
11. Mermaid Green Hair
You can absolutely live your mermaid fantasy with some ocean-inspired green hair colors and a thick fishtail-style folded-over ponytail braid that adds a fishy touch and lots of texture. The color here is intense, with a very light and warm pastel green at the ends and a deeper jade at the roots.
12. Two-Tone Vivid Green Hair
It requires a special kind of skin tone to rock neon green all over the head, while even the most vivid forest green is easier to pull off. This look is a great way of enjoying the brightness of neon green while still having balance from the forest green hair dye on top.
13. Natural to Neon Green Hair
It’s rare to see such combinations of natural-looking hair colors with extra-bright neons, but it really works! The blonde hair is naturally a little warmer, which combines nicely with the neon chartreuse shade of the ends. Wispy curls make the neon green hair color stand out even more!
14. Sleek Green Bob
Complex streaks of green hair dye combine in this look to create the image of a lush tropical jungle, with both cool and warm shades representing all the different vegetation. It’s an organic contrast against the extra sleek styling, which feels elegant and glamorous.
15. Hot and Cold Green Hair Shades
Teal and lime contrast beautifully in this stunning green hair creation. Instead of a gradient, this hair is giving us some subtle Billie Eilish vibes with extra dark roots, a shock of neon lime all over the mids, and then that stunning cool green teal at the ends.
16. Emerald City Hair
Green hair can allow you to transform yourself into a Wizard of Oz character, with a sumptuous combination of jewel green tones. This emerald city hair features a combination of neutral green shades for smooth depth and a ton of sheen, proving that fashion hair colors can keep the hair lush and healthy.
17. Spearmint Green Hair
Refreshing without being icy, this spearmint green hair really jazzes things up. The roots in this look were kept dark and natural, but the rest of the hair is a very light, nearly-pastel lime shade with hand-painted touches of cool green hair dye that add both depth and undertone variation.
18. Black and Emerald Sombre
Oh-so-glamorous yet shockingly simple! This perfect sombre relies on extra-long hair and naturally dark roots and mids for all that drama, while cool, jewel-toned emerald green hair dye punches up the ends with that luxurious touch.
19. Smokey Lime Green Hair
While the notion of Mountain Dew-inspired hair colors is horrifying, the result is surprisingly stunning! The smokey black to gray tone at the top is eternally chic and provides a suppressing edginess to the extra bright and loud neon lemon-lime ends.
20. Shaggy Emerald Lob
A shaggy haircut is one of our favorite things, and in this look, emerald green hair dye really kicks it up a notch! There are a few touches of black, both at the roots and as streaks, which give this style a bit more depth and contribute to the jewel-tone effect.
21. Lime Green Waves
Warm, bright, and complex – this is one of the best ways to experiment with green hair color, especially if your skin has warm undertones. These long tresses were dyed with touches of both yellow-green and lime green hair dye, which makes for a very shiny and dimensional look, only enhanced by perfect Marcel waves.
22. Green Apple Hair
This bright variation on green hair is extra appetizing, like a crisp green apple that is sweet yet healthy. The color is naturally very bright, but touches of lime amp it up and make it seem even shinier. It pairs well with the tousled styling and dynamic layered cut.
23. Electric Green Balayage
This balayage is electrifying! The bright, warm touches of green hair dye are super vivid against the dark black base of the hair. There are actually both bright lime tones and deeper grass shades that work together to make the hair look livelier.
24. Mint Candy Green Hair
It’s not just the confetti that makes this green hair color look fresh and sweet! It’s a truly neutral shade of green that is almost light enough to be a pastel, but it’s saturated enough to make an impact. It’s a color that’d look great styled any which way, but we do enjoy the pairing of waves and a blunt cut.
25. Blue and Green Sombre
This classic analog pairing of colorings is quite simple: green and blue are very close to each other on the color wheel, after all. The top half is a deep blue with a hint of teal that gets gradually lighter towards the center, where the green touched with lime takes over.
26. Greener Grass Sombre
This is another sombre, but a much subtler one – or at least, the transition is since the green hair color is very conspicuous! The top half is a deep and neutral grass green, while the bottom half is a slightly lighter neon shade.
27. Green Gradient Hair
This stunning dark to light, cool to warm gradient is a marvel to behold that really captures a spectrum of green hair colors. The roots are a deep, emerald green that leans towards cool and flatters most skin tones, which gives way to a more vivid grass green and ends with neon chartreuse ends.
28. Winter Green Waves
This extra-cool green hair is a little deeper than mint, but it still packs the same ice-cold punch. The roots are a little deeper, which keeps them healthy, and there are actually touches of lime right under them, which make this style feel more dynamic. The hair is styled in loose, unidirectional waves that give a romantic touch.
29. Mint Mojito Graduated Lob
This is another one of those green hair colors that will seriously cool you down. Like a mint mojito, this hair is refreshing and sweet, cut into a graduated long bob that is stylish and lightweight even when styled into breezy waves.
30. Golden Wattle Waves
The golden wattle is a type of acacia with deep green leaves and punchy yellow flowers, and this hairstyle totally embodies it. Natural roots give that earthy touch, neutral green waves are ever-flattering, and a hint of yellow near the front adds that floral brightness.
31. Green Aurora Tousled Waves
This all-over forest green hair color totally takes over your line of sight and is hard to ignore, like an aurora. The color is a perfect neutral that works all over long, tousled waves, but note that the roots were left a little deeper for that necessary easy grow-out and healthy touch.
32. Forest Vegetation Curls
These kinds of thick curls give us retro vibes, and they do a great job of making fashion hair colors softer and less edgy. They also add to the natural feel of these forest vegetation shades of green hair dye, which streak the hair, making it extra complex and multi-dimensional.
33. Sunflower Field Green Hair
Combining yellow and green hair dye always looks fantastic since the two shades are analogues. In this look, neutral and cool green streaks are like the stalks and leaves in a vibrant field of sunflowers represented by the yellow streaks.
34. Metallic Gradient Green Hair
You’ll feel like a goddess with this kind of metallic gradient green hair! This look features a classic dark to light gradient from the roots to the ends, but what makes it extra unique is that the very tips are dyed a warm, metallic green that has a bit of an olive tint to it, making it feel like oxidized metal.
35. Warm Pastel Green Hair
Just a little warm, this pastel green hair is shiny and bright with a lot of variation that gives it depth. Thanks to a half-ponytail, we can see that the roots were kept darker, which gives the style a bit more volume and ensures grow-out will be easy.
36. Tri-Tone Green Colormelt
We love subtle color changes, like in this tri-colored green colormelt where the transitions are seamless. Deep green, emerald green, and warm grass green tones are a fantastic combination that shows a few of the different shades green can come in.
37. Metallic Teal Waves
This teal green hair color keeps things cool, with an irresistible and highly coveted metallic tone that comes from high-quality green hair dye and lots of protein reinforcement. The roots in this look are dark and healthy, while the ends were hyper-lightened to a cheeky silvery green pastel.
38. Lemon-Lime Soda Green Hair
Mountain Dew continues to inspire (and to find strange ways to advertise), with neon green hair that looks surprisingly cool. Half lemon-lime, half emerald green with both lighter and darker touches here and there gives the best of cool and warm green shades, and makes for an out-of-the-box half-and-half look that anyone with avant-garde inclinations will love.
39. Green and Purple Half-and-Half Hair
Purple and green make a fantastic color combination, and we’re not just saying that because we love The Joker! The colors work well together, giving a punchy look, and they seem even more unique when applied in half-and-half fashion. With such an unusual color story, styling the hair into waves can help soften things.
40. Green and Silver Slytherin Hair
Regardless of whether or not you’ve been initiated into the house of Slytherin, you gotta admit that the green and silver color combination is magical! The silvery roots have a hint of a purple tint, which makes them look extra pretty against the length of multi-dimensional green waves.
41. Tousled Green and Black Bob
Tousled bobs are cute, flirty, and androgynous, and nothing is more fun than amping them up with some green hair dye! This is actually half-and-half hair, with one side dyed a stunning emerald shade and the other left natural, but side parting helps to hide that fact and make things look a little more complex.
42. Blue to Green Gradient with Bangs
This look brings a lot to mind, from tropical ocean tones to mysterious alien colors. No matter what you see in here, it’s obviously a fetching, vivid look with playful bangs and pretty styling, and a classy analog gradient of blue to teal to green hair dye.
43. Ocean Waves Green Hair
Now, this hairstyle gives us some serious vacation vibes! The deep blue top is like the depth of the ocean but with a reflective, metallic sheen, while the mids and ends are a lovely seafoam green that brings to mind the waves and some natural vegetation.
44. Watermelon Candy Hair
If you’re feeling lively and cheerful, watermelon hair will absolutely reflect your mood! The warm, light green at the top is actually quite vivid, with some darker green streaks running through it, while the pink hair ends give the candied vibes that, in our opinion, work better than a traditional red would.
45. Blue and Green Balayage
Yet another ocean-inspired combination of blue, teal, and green hair dye! The way the colors were balayaged over naturally dark waves gives us major tentacle vibes, but in the best way possible, and the transitions from blue to green in a single streak are major hair goals.
46. Natural to Neon Green Colormelt
This is another combination of natural hair with green hair color that keeps the roots healthy while still adding a lot of brightness to your look. The natural ash brown works well with the warm green colormelt, which features a few yellow streaks for even more glow and warmth.
47. Extraterrestrial Green Hair
This color combination looks like it came from a different planet! Neon lime green and iridescent metallic blue are not the typical green and blue combinations we’re used to, but they work oh-so-well together to make a dramatic, out-of-this-world impact!
48. Opalescent Green Hair
We love the opal effect that this hair dyeing technique gives to this blue and green hair color. It was achieved by adding a smokey pastel green balayage with both cool and warm tones over metallic teal hair, resulting in a combination of textures and tones that is reminiscent of the semi-precious gem.
49. Analog Green Tresses
The longer the hair, the better a canvas it is for gradient hair color creations, as this stunning wavy look proves. The gradient is an analog one, with blue-teal at the top that fades into a green hair color touched with yellow until it becomes a more intense yellow lime right at the ends.
50. A Sip of Absinthe Green Hair
This shimmery combination of streaks brings to mind the liquid shifting of absinthe, a green liquor known for its dangerous effects. It’s a stunning look that relies on light green micro streaks over a deeper emerald base. Sleek styling helps to emphasize how expertly each streak of color was applied.
51. Green Tourmaline Hair
This combination of light warm and cool streaks of green is surprisingly fetching, even with smokey black roots. There is an iridescent quality to this hairstyle that comes from pastel streaks at the mids that reminds us of the way light refracts through green tourmaline gems.
52. Wavy Jade Long Bob
These cool shades of green hair dye remind us of a jade stone, which, according to some superstitions, brings luck and fortune. With this kind of stunning hair, we’re sure you’ll get lots of that, too! This hair gets a jewel tone quality thanks to extra-slim streaks of teal and seafoam, which add a lot of shine.
53. Green Peacock Feather Hair
With the right streak thickness and a slightly more randomized placement of color, you can achieve peacock-inspired green hair! A streak of vivid, saturated blue is essential for bringing to mind the royal bird, while varying tones of green act as the base.
54. Lime and Teal Tendrils
Styling the hair into small waves gives it a tendril-like effect that helps to make even fashion hair colors feel a little more natural. It helps to really soften the electric combination of teal and lime green hair dye in this vivid look.
55. Green with Yellow Overlay
The bright and vivid combination of green and yellow continues to astound us! The yellow really does seem natural, like when a leaf just begins to turn, thanks to an overlay effect that starts a few inches away from the roots.
56. Radioactive Green Hair
This electrifying combination of lime green and neon yellow takes a lot of work to maintain (not to mention a ton of bleach beforehand), but it’s totally worth it for the radioactive result. This the most neon of neon hair colors, and it is not for the faint of heart!
57. Metallic Mint Waves
Mint green hair dye is probably our favorite for a softer and more innocent twist on green hair. It is easily the most adorable of the green hair colors, but it does require that the hair start out nearly silver. This lovely example features healthy dark roots and is probably the ideal way of implementing such a color.
58. Tropical Green Balayage
This is another classy combination of blue, yellow, and green hair dye that gives us real tropical vibes. Ocean, plants, fruit – it’s all in this stunning balayage of green and yellow over a blue base, which looks lush and voluminous thanks to perfectly tousled waves.
59. Sleek Streaks Green Bob
This heavily streaked variation on green hair is stunning, in large part thanks to the great haircut as well. This graduated bob has some nice razoring, which adds texture that is boosted by the perfect streaks of blue, teal, and lime green hair dye.
60. Romantic Avocado Green Balayage
This delicate balayage has an appetizing green shade that reminds us of avocado, and it was applied carefully over naturally dark brown hair, which makes it feel even softer and lovelier. The hair itself, with the lovely bangs and soft waves, is as romantic as can be, giving us a feminine take on green hair that is impossible to dislike.
61. Jade Green Sombre
The jade tones in this look are oh-so-classy, especially when applied as a sombre over a dark, nearly-black base. The transition part of the hair features a slightly darker shade of green, which gets lighter towards the end, making for a lovely, subtle jewel-tone gradient.
62. Pink and Green Hair
Pink and green might be the most cheerful combination ever, especially in thick stripes like in this look! There is something very lo-fi about this color combination, so it’s great if your tastes are extra conceptual, and your wardrobe is full of pastels. Naturally, this kind of hair looks best when straightened!
63. Dark Green Hair with Curtain Bangs
Emerald and lime come together beautifully in this green hair color, which relies on micro streaks to add an incredible amount of texture. The lush curls and long curtain bangs make this look soft, pretty, and feminine.
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