Rose gold hair | How to get the look at home.

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Rose gold hair is a shimmering deep pink shade that everyone’s falling in love with. It’s simply this year’s on-trend, all-season, must-have hue. But can you get rose gold hair at home? Let’s find out!

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What is rose gold hair colour?

Rose gold is part of the fabulous family of metallic hair colours like copper and silver that are filling our hearts and our homes (rose gold kitchen utensils anyone?) with their edgy fabulous vibes.

Rose gold is an ashier shade of pink than warmer tones such as strawberry blonde, gold or copper, so it’s more suited to those who have slightly cooler undertones.

That doesn’t mean it can’t be warmed up – it’s a hair colour shade that both blondes and red heads love playing with for its multi-dimensional look.

Check out the latest looks and ideas for inspiration.

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Do I have cool undertones?

Use our checklist below to find out your undertones and check that rose gold hair will suit you.

If you have cool undertones:

  • Your skin colour has a pale or pink tone.
  • Jewel and pastel colours look great on you.
  • You would never wear yellow, it washes you out.
  • The veins in your wrist are blue.
  • Pearls and silver jewellery look awesome on you.
  • You blush easily!

If you have warm undertones:

  • You naturally have red or golden shades in your hair.
  • Your skin tone is golden, tan or olive.
  • You prefer to wear bright or rich shades of colour.
  • You might have freckles.
  • You have green veins in your wrist.
  • Gold jewellery looks awesome on you.
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Which hair colours suit me?

You can also find out which hair colour suits you by taking our quiz! Just answer a few quick questions to find out what hair colours most suit you! Click on the image below.

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You can also try on some virtual hair colours with the Best hair colour changing apps you need to use in 2021!

Can I dye my hair rose gold at home?

Rose gold is an easy enough colour to dye your hair at home. Thanks to this being a hot hair colour trend this year, there are a load of rose gold hair dyes available to buy to get the look at home. The colour you’ll achieve will depend on the colour your hair is now.

If your hair now is medium-blonde or lighter – you have a good base for getting the rose gold look. Make sure you match your base colour to the chart on the side of the hair dye box to get the right results.

If you’re a brunette or darker – you’ll need to pre-lighten your hair to get the right base for rose. Colour cannot lighten colour. This means using bleach to lift your base colour to one that’s light enough. Ask your hair dresser if you feel unsure.

You can also check out our guide, How to bleach your hair at home, DIY style.

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Which are the best rose gold hair dyes to use at home?

Here are some of the best ravishing rose gold hair dyes you can buy off the shelf to get the on-trend metallic look at home!

You can read more about them in our in-depth, Best Rose Gold Hair Dyes reviews.

Best rose gold hair dye at a glance.

Hair dyeLooks likeBest forBuy it now
Clairol Natural Instincts Dark Rose Blonde.

Clairol Natural Instincts Semi-Permanent No Ammonia Hair Dye, 7RG Dark Rose Gold Blonde

Darker rose tones that last.
Garnier Olia Rose Quartz Hair Dye.q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B07KJQDVM4&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=colouredhairc 20&language=en USir?t=colouredhairc 20&language=en US&l=li2&o=1&a=B07KJQDVM4Soft, pinker tones.
L'Oreal Superior Preference Dark Rose Gold

L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying + Shine Permanent Hair Color, 7RB Dark Rose Blonde, Pack of 1, Hair Dye

Cool pink hues.
Garnier Olia Medium Rose Gold Hair Dye Permanent

Garnier Hair Color Olia Ammonia-Free Brilliant Color Oil-Rich Permanent Hair Dye, 8.22 Medium Rose Gold, 2 Count (Packaging May Vary) (Pack of 2)

Cool rich rose.
Clairol Colour Crave Rose Gold.

Clairol Color Crave Semi-Permanent Hair Dye, Rose Gold Hair Color, 1 Count

Subtle rose gold tints.
L'Oreal Paris Colorista Permanent Rose Gold Hair Dye Gel

L'Oréal Paris Colorista Permanent Gel Rose Hair Colour - Rose Gold

Brightest rose gold.


L’Oreal Preference Infinia Rich Rose Gold

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Best rose gold hair dye for: Cool pink hues.

This rose gold is on the list as our fave for giving a strawberry blonde shade to cooler tones.

This one was so easy to apply, it didn’t drip and dye our sink! We tried this on mid-dark blonde hair and the colour came out subtle and shimmery. It’s not total coverage, but it means that our natural blonde highlights shine through which gives it another dimension. This is an ashy rose gold on ice.

How can I care for my rose gold hair?

Rose gold hair is like pink hair dye in that it will fade fast if you don’t give it a lot of love. Look after it with colour-kind products to keep the colour vibrant and locked in for longer.

The best way to stop it fading fast is to use a shampoo and conditioner that’s specially formulated for coloured hair – like the awesome Bleach London Rose Shampoo & Conditioner.

Bleach London Rose Shampoo & Conditioner

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Once a week, use a really nourishing deep conditioning mask to help remoisturise and repair your hair, like this one we’re all in love with Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Mask.

And don’t forget to always follow our most excellent advice in How to look after coloured hair and keep it luscious for longer.

This article was written by:

  • Nicola Freeman, Creative Director & Content Lead
    Creative Director & Content Lead

    With over two decades of passionate hair dyeing experience, I've experimented with nearly every shade imaginable. My journey began long before blogging; as an award-winning copywriter in London and New York, I shaped narratives for iconic brands. However, when friends sought advice during lockdown for at-home hair dyeing, I realized my true calling. Beyond being your hair color expert, I'm a mom of two girls, wife to artist Tony, and an avid soccer player!