As the saying goes: new hair, new you — even if you’re Hilary Duff. So really, the new year is the perfect opportunity for you to break from the norm and finally try out that gorgeous rainbow hair ‘do you’ve been lusting after on Pinterest for months. Fun, vibrant hues are a great way to mix up your look and try something different, because when it comes down to it, #YOLO. Whether you’re on board to commit to a full head of color or just want a little flash of “secret rainbow” to add flair to your tresses, this list has it all. Take a peek below at 19 ways you can rock all of the colors on your locks into the new year.


1. Turquoise Braid: A braid is always beautiful, but in a turquoise color it’s really out of this world. The addition of pink and orange pieces adds even more depth and wow-factor for this crown braid. (via Xander Vintage)


2. Blue Highlights: For blue-hued spots on your locks, you can go semi-permanent, but it’s even easier to get this look with the use of colored hair spray or chalk. (via @trinivixen1127)


3. Highlighter Yellow: This unique chartreuse hair color is so striking, especially since it’s only along the ends of the hair. Guaranteed you won’t see anyone else on the street with a matching look. (via Madison Kaylynne)


4. Pastel Rainbow Sand Art: If you want to delve into the world of hair color but don’t want something totally in your face with pigment, this pastel look is a very delicate and subtle option. (via A Subtle Revery)


5. Color Blocked: If you’re looking to take your rainbow locks beyond traditional highlights, try a chunky color block. (via PRAVANA)


6. Green Dip Dye: For the person who doesn’t want to dive head first into the world of hair dye, a cool dip-dyed look is a great go-to. (via Kb/Flickr)


7. Electric Bob: Take your bob haircut to the next level with brightly colored peacock strands. With so many colors, you’ll never get tired of looking at your locks. (via @kenziethehappyfairy)


8. Split Dye: When you’re coloring your hair but can’t choose between two colors… pick both! A split dye job looks beyond amazing left down framing your face or in an intricate updo. (via @evelina.forsell)


9. Golden Touch: Brighten up your plain blonde mane with brassy and gold-dyed sections like on the underside of your head and your bangs. (via Become Gorgeous)


10. Green Ombre: Green isn’t a common hair color choice, so this look is ideal for the girl who really wants to stand out from the crowd. The teal-to-mint fade is beyond fly. (via @beauty_depot)


11. Oil Slick: Brunettes, you too can have magical colored hair! If you’re not looking to bleach out your whole head, this dyeing method still allows you to get pretty, subtle color. (via Brit + Co)


12. Bangs Only: Leave your tresses untouched save for your fringe, which will look super rad dyed in a bold pop of color like purple or hot pink. (via Tokyo Fashion)


13. Sunset Hair: Just peachy. This unique hue evokes all of those watching-a-tropical-sunset-with-a-fruit-bev-in-hand vibes. (via VPFashion)


14. Pastel Curls: Channel your inner Candyland princess with perfectly blended pastel-toned rainbow curls. (via @amythemermaidx)


15. Teal Pixie: Make some serious style waves when you dye your pixie cut in a stunning deep teal tone. The smokey highlights give extra dimension to this ‘do. (via Shakil Uddin)


16. Hypercolor: If those regular hair dye techniques just aren’t striking enough for you, hypercolor rainbow hair is the solution to all your dyeing needs. (via @pravana)


17. Dip Dye Bob: For a little switch-up to your locks, dye just the tips of your bob. Use a trio of colors such as purple, pink and turquoise to add even more intrigue. (via Tokyo Fashion)


18. Rainbow Double Buns: We all know double buns are having their moment in beauty. When you add layers of colorful hair dye to the mix, this trendy updo displays all of your hair’s hidden beauty. (via An Artful Life)

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19. Multicolor Braids: This hair will make sure you match any and every outfit you decide to rock — plus you’ll never have a bad hair day again. (via Maga Moura)

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