Get excited for orange hair, one of the most dramatic hair colors around! When thinking about orange hair color many things come to mind, although for me the most immediate thing is the X-Men cartoon theme from the ‘90s and the beautiful yet fierce Jean Grey a.k.a. Phoenix. However, orange hair dye won’t always transform you into a super heroine.
Are you still unsure if you’d like to go orange? If that’s the case, we think some photos of orange hair color ideas will convince you! Now is the perfect time for orange hair color inspiration! Scroll on down to discover the most gorgeous photo examples of orange hair to get you inspired. Skim through these orange hair photos and choose the look that perfectly captures your soul!
1. Golden Orange Hair
This light orange-gold shade is a great way of warming up and updating a blonde look, while keeping the roots naturally darker ensures easy grow-out and seamless maintenance. Orange glitter along the hair part gives a festival, autumnal vibe.
2. Waves on Fire
This is the color people talk about when they say red-hot, just like the color metal takes on when you heat it up. This shade of orange hair is extreme and memorable, though these gentle waves do help to soften it.
3. Phoenix Fire Orange Hair
We’re going crazy for this intense blend of red and orange hair dye in one of the most sophisticated and ambitious balayages we’ve ever seen. This is exactly the kind of hair you should aim for if you want to feel like a superhero!
4. Muted Orange Hair
Orange hair color doesn’t always have to be bright and intense, and this style proves it. The muted tones of orange and pink in this sophisticated colormelt are soft and elegant, nicely complementing darker roots.
5. Crushin’ on Orange Hair
We love a subtle hair gradient, and doubly so when it gleams metallically. This expert dye job features natural brown roots, and an orange hair color that gets progressively more golden as it reaches the tips.
6. Tangerine Dream Hair
This is another muted, ultra-blonde take on orange hair that gives us lots of rose gold tones. The roots are dyed a darker auburn, which blends seamlessly into a combination of orange and rose gold highlights.
7. Copper Orange Hair
Metallic orange hair dye, when it is imbued with some brown touches, has an irresistible copper effect. This look is vivid and healthy, with light brown roots adding a grounding touch.
8. Fire Rainbow Hair
Orange hair tones are awesome to pair with other unnatural hair colors, for a vivacious rainbow effect. Combining orange hair dye with yellow and violet leads to an incredible nearly-analog color scheme that is flattering yet unique.
9. Half and Half Fruit Sorbet Hair
Seeing this hair immediately makes us imagine a split tub of raspberry and orange sorbets, the two flavors sitting next to each other and complementing each other deliciously with a blend of sweet and tangy. It’s a unique take on orange hair color that is reserved for the truly colorful!
10. Electric Fire Orange Hair
Electric fires are dangerous and difficult to put out – much like the woman who opts for an electric variation on orange hair. This delightful bob is painted with an intense mixture of blood orange at the root, yellow-orange as a base, and a peachy orange for a soft accent.
11. Burning Phoenix Orange Hair
You can always trust a professional hair colorist to create a look that is complex, vivid, and utterly mind-blowing. This fiery look brings to mind a regenerating Phoenix, burning with flames of yellow-orange, red-orange, and magenta that were created through cleverly dyeing streaks of hair in layers.
12. Sunset Gradient Hair
Is anyone getting tired of the magenta and orange hair dye combinations? Because we never will! This unique take on the neutral and warm combo is an exquisite gradient with dark magenta roots that gradually fade towards a muted yellow-orange at the ends in an effect that echoes the sunset.
13. Neon Flame Streaks
This look is what hair would look like if you could just take your favorite neon highlighters and paint your hair with them. Unfortunately, that’s not how school supplies work, but fortunately, expert hair colorists know how to take hot pink, yellow, and orange hair dye and combine them into something astounding.
14. Flamin’ Hot Curls
This curly ‘do makes me crave some hot cheese curls, because it looks so spicy. The blend of a gold-heavy orange with a bit of true orange is ultra-warm, with deeper copper roots adding a lot of depth to the look.
15. Analog Fire Colormelt
An analog color scheme is a sure winner with orange hair, because it is warm and natural while still being firm fashion. The roots in this colormelt start off maroon, and gradually fade into red and orange tones, until ending in a gorgeous yellow orange at the ends.
16. Cool and Fruity Colormelt
This is cool as orange hair colormelts can get, with deep blackberry roots that transform into the most delicate pink grapefruit tone, which also shows up at the ends again, with a splash of a tangerine orange in the center.
17. Fire Orange Bangs
Everyone will admire the complex red, orange, and yellow-orange balayage in this hair until they notice the totally unique baby colormelt in the bags. The deep red roots make an appearance at the top of the fringe and then become a bright orange hair color following a technique that requires expert precision.
18. Chocolate Orange Hair
Chocolate and orange make one of the best flavor combinations, so no wonder the combo also works for hair! In this style, chocolate brown hair was heavily balayage dyed with a gorgeous shade of muted orange hair color.
19. Blood Orange Curly Pixie
We love orange hair on pixie haircuts, because the two playful elements work so well together. This take, however, features a deep blood orange hair color that also gives fierce drama.
20. High-Octane Orange Hair
This extreme combination of electric violet at the top of the hair and hot orange at the ends is as extreme and dynamic as things get. We love this combination of cool and hot even more with the subtle change and soft-looking waves.
21. Retro-Futurist Orange Hair
We love when stylists combine an old school style like the Marcel wave with a modern fashion color like orange hair. It brings this hot gradient a retro-futurist vibe totally worth obsessing over.
22. Peach Perfect Hair
If you’re feeling a little softer, and are more drawn to pastels then peachy orange hair is definitely worth a try. This princessy take features lush waves, with deeper roots for easier maintenance.
23. Ginger Orange Hair
There is something particularly airy and light about these ginger colored babylights, and how perfectly they soften the deeper orange tones of the hair. A feathery wave finishes off the look gorgeously.
24. Sleek Analog Orange Hair
We’re digging this orange hair, complemented by a subtle touch of cool cherry red at the roots. The base of the hair is a vibrant blend of yellow-orange and true orange hair dye, which all come together in a gorgeous analog style.
25. Crimped Green and Orange Hair
Crimping is normally frowned up, but with hair so fashionable you might be able to get away with it! This intense combo features an under layer of cool green hair that contrasts to the extreme against the outer layer, which is a vivid orange tone.
26. Intense Coral Curls
This is a clever way of wearing an orange hair color, with roots just lightly washed with red for a maroon tint ensuring an easy grow-out. The rest of the hair has an under-the-sea coral vibe, with twisty curls and lots of cool reds mixed with orange and copper hair streaks.
27. Hot Orange Curls
Orange hair colors look beautiful even with tightly coiled hair! This blend of lighter and darker orange hair dye keeps the curls looking voluminous, while darker red at the roots adds complexity and keeps the follicles healthy.
28. Two-Tone Orange Hair
If you simply love the idea of rocking fiery orange hair, but are nervous about how it’ll look framing your face then here is an idea! Keep your bangs and roots colored a shade you are comfortable with (a deep burgundy in this case), and let that shade melt into a striking orange.
29. Sunburst Orange Hair
Orange hair takes on a gorgeous glimmer when you augment it with yellow babylights. Keeping the roots a little darker is also a great idea, especially if you do so with a vibrant pink or magenta shade.
30. Contrasting Orange Balayage
This wavy bob haircut gives us a much more extreme take on the previous look, with deep magenta roots kept pretty long, which means they contrast even more with the hot yellow orange hair color that was used to balayage the ends.
31. Fire and Ice Hair
If you’re finding yourself caught between two fashion hair trends, why not do both? Icy gray and lavender hair tones act as the outer layer in this hairstyle, with a fiery blend of yellow, red, and orange peeking from below. All it takes is a cute horizontal Dutch braid to show off both layers.
32. Piecey Hot Orange Waves
The blend of light and dark orange hair dye in this look leads to a super shiny long bob that will truly catch the eye. Red tones in this look act as lowlights, while a splash of yellow-orange along the center of the hair gives a metallic effect.
33. Midnight Fire Orange Hair
If your flare for the dramatic knows no bounds, you are going to love this ultra-high contrast orange hair colormelt. Neon yellow roots require bravery, while the way they melt into orange followed by midnight blue simply requires a desire to be different.
34. Orange-Tinged Copper
If you prefer a more natural look, you might love turning your copper hair up a notch with some orange hair dye! This natural take on orange hair features dark roots, and yellow-orange streaks over copper locks for a gleaming effect.
35. Citrus Streaks
In a refreshing citrus twist, this look combines different orange hair shades in a vibrant streaking technique. A deeper orange grounds the look at the top, while festive tangerine warms things up below.
36. Ombre on Fire
With all of the balayages and colormelts, it’s nice to see that orange hair color works well in an ombre as well! The top half of the hair is a warm red, the bottom is a light orange, and we get just the barest hint of the mixture of the two colors in the center.
37. Pastel Peach Long Bob
Another take on pastel orange hair that makes our heart go aflutter! Deep roots are a clever choice when your color requires so much bleach, and they do work well with the soft, fruity color.
38. Candied Citrus Hair
Hair this sweet really gets me hyper! This neon combination of tangerine and orange hair dye is soft yet vivid, like candied fruit.
39. Chocolate Pumpkin Treat Hair
This pumpkin orange hair is perfectly autumnal, and gives us a take on orange hair that is heavy on the yellow without being too light or bright. It blends nicely with chocolate brown roots, and is a perfect way to update a mid-length or long haircut!
40. Fiery Ombre Balayage
Things are getting really hot on the ombre front! We really appreciate how this style really lets the natural brunette hair shine, while also still letting orange hair take front and center. The bulk of the hair is dyed a warm orange, with just a hint of red-pink balayage making things interesting.
41. Tousled Citrus Sorbet Hair
This tousled and banged bob haircut is the perfect canvas for chunky streaks of various shades of orange hair color, giving us a half-eaten sorbet effect. This look combines peach, orange, and blood orange tones expertly.
42. Orange Babydoll Curls
While long curls are quite lovely with orange hair color, it’s a fashion color so why not get a little creative with the cut and style? We’re really loving this hair shade, as it’s combined here with a short bob, baby bangs, and bottle curls.
43. Melon and Blood Orange Hair
The ultra-soft shade of orange hair dye that stars in this style is like the flesh of a sweet ripe melon. Below it, there are blood orange and grapefruit touches, making for a very fruity look!
44. Dual-Sided Sunburst
All of the colors in this unique balayage are so much fun, from the hot pink touched with magenta to the light and dark shades of orange hair dye. What makes it truly unique, however, is the way color was distributed throughout the hair, with pink streaks only on one side.
45. Molten Orange Gold Waves
If you want a really warm, solid hair color for summer, then consider this gleaming golden orange. We cannot get over how brightly it shines over these springy curls!
46. Sleek Golden Orange Hair
The same orange gold shade also works when hair is straightened. In this look in particular, it gives bright warm contrast against near-black roots.
47. Peach Bonanza Hair
Some purposeful wildness is a great way to offset the girlishness of peach orange hair. Don’t be afraid of tousling fashion hair colors, and letting them go in every which direction!
48. Pumpkin Orange Waves
Pumpkin is a great shade of orange hair to choose if you prefer something that is more muted and natural. It’s not a great departure for brunettes, as you can see from how nicely it pairs with the roots!
49. Magenta and Orange Half and Half Hair
Half and half hair doesn’t have to be just black and white – color blends like magenta and orange hair dye are already striking, but when used to dye each side of the head the effect is simply unique and unexpected.
50. Grape and Orange Colormelt
This hair has the effect of combining orange and grape soda in the same clear glass, and watching them flow into each other before they combine into one dirty brown shade. If you’d like to preserve that fleeting beauty of the mundane, then definitely consider combining these shades in your hair.
51. Hair Too Hot to Touch
Don’t get too close to this sleek straightened bob! Something about the way this style mixes golden orange hair color with deeper orange-red tone makes it look as though just touching it will burn your hand.
52. Maroon and Orange Balayage
This sophisticated take on orange hair is great for brunettes. The maroon roots are quite dramatic, but they still have that red tint, which means they blend with the yellow orange hair dye without contrasting too much.
53. Blood Orange Graduated Bob
A graduated bob is the perfect cut for a woman who is ready to take charge, but that doesn’t mean that the colors have to be severe or boring! The dark roots lend an edge to the look, but the tangerine and orange streaks that make up the bulk of the style show feistiness.
54. Warm and Smooth Balayage
Just a simple, perfect take on orange hair that utilizes the subtlest balayage technique! One thing that stands out in this style on a second look is a small wash of blood orange hair dye close to the shift from brown roots to hot orange hair.
55. Peaches and Cream Hair
A creamy peach shade like this one can look like a flat pastel, but the vivid orange lowlights do a great job of adding dimension without taking away from the creamy softness of the look. It’s a look that works great both straightened or curled.
56. Orange Mermaid Hair
Something about long orange locks always brings to mind a certain Disney mermaid. The curls are lush and healthy, as befits a princess, with some yellow at the ends adding a cheeky touch.
57. Dancing Fire Orange Hair
The vibrancy of this yellow orange hair color is like a big, dancing fire complete with a circle of people roasting marshmallows and telling scary stories. Red roots look like the heart of the flame and complement the orange well, and the waves keep things extra dynamic.
58. Soda Can Orange Hair
Inspired by the orange crush can, this style combines yummy tangerine orange with refreshing lime green in a loot that is all citrus joy. It’s a bright, colorful take on orange hair perfect for someone who likes sugary beverages.
59. Sepia Orange Bangs
This type of muted orange works well if you prefer a more understated take on orange hair. It works well with more retro styling and these kinds of babydoll banged haircuts.
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