The Coolest Winter Hair Colors in 2023

The Coolest Winter Hair Colors in 2023

Winter is here, and we are all about its fashion, style, and statements, including a fresh hair color to warm up the cold weather. From striking snowy streaks to shiny and pink, this year's winter hair trends are inspired by the season's landscapes, weather, and vibe. They pair perfectly with your best fluffy coats, boots, and scarves, and will make you want to leave your woolly hat at home when you head out! 



What better place to start our roundup of winter color trends than the quintessential color of winter: snow! There’s nothing quite like waking up on a winter morning to a blanket of snow outside your window, but how about waking up to a blanket of snow on your pillow? With hints of silver, this look goes further than platinum blonde to truly give you cool undertones and major shades of ice queen (in the best way).

Dark Brown with Blonde Highlights


Brighten up the natural color of your brunette hair with twinkling blonde highlights this winter. Make sure your stylist knows that you need to create a stark contrast between a dark base and beautifully blended blonde highlights. It’s more subtle than going for a full-color change, but just as impactful. 

Cowgirl Copper


If you want a versatile color that’s going to look just as good in spring 2024 as it does in winter 2023, then mosey on down to your stylist and ask for the cowgirl copper blend. This hot hair color will warm up chilly winter nights no matter how far temperatures drop. It combines the colorful hues of copper with the beauty of browns found in nature and looks great on curly girls. And don't forget to give your cowboy copper curls an extra pop with Lu's Freedom Collection. Not only is Freedom tailor-made for curly hair, but it also provides the nourishing hydration your locks need during the winter months.

Cinnamon Spice

It’s time to indulge in cinnamon spice and all things nice this winter. Hailey Bieber is just one celebrity who has gone for this spicy look recently, and the trend continues to grow as we approach the end of the year. Marrying the beauty of deep red and brunette, this stunning and subtle look brings out the best in any brunette's natural undertones.  

Emerald Green


Holly and mistletoe are common in any Christmas wonderland, proving that even in the winter season there is growth and prosperity. Embrace this perfect shade of holiday green to be the life of your office party and snap the most unforgettably festive family photographs. If you don't want to go full emerald, consider opting for highlights to accentuate your natural hair color.

Honeyed Caramel Balayage


Balayage remains a popular technique for creating natural-looking dimension in hair, and this winter sees the rise of honeyed caramel balayage. This trend involves incorporating different shades of warm honey and caramel tones in a hand-painted technique, creating a sun-kissed effect even in the coldest months. It's a good choice if you want a low-maintenance yet stunning look that adds a touch of brightness to your winter days.

Blue Black


From the blanket of white snow in the day and finding inspiration to the blue-black appearance of snow on the ground through the window at night, this exciting and unique hair color is a gorgeous way to pay homage to the coziest season. Head to your trusted colorist and ask for a blue-black blend that will give your naturally dark hair a whole new level of ooh la la. 

Velvety Mulberry


Step into the enchanting world of velvety mulberry hues that echo the rich red color of winter berries. This trend incorporates shades of plum, burgundy, and deep violet, creating a mysterious and alluring aura. Whether applied as highlights or as an overall color, the mulberry mystique adds a touch of drama and sophistication, perfect for those who want to make a bold statement this season.

Caring for Color-Treated Hair

A photo of Lu's Rescue Collection featuring Rescue Shampoo, Rescue Conditioner and Intense Therapy Leave In Cream.

The best winter hair colors need the best hair products, starting with a color-safe shampoo, conditioner that moisturizes your mane in the dry, brittle cold, and styling creams that keep your style in place no matter how frightful the weather gets. Lu's Rescue Collection is custom-formulated to help nourish color-treated hair back to its natural strength and shine, Rescue works at the microscopic level on all hair types, all year long.