Galaxy hair is a hair color trend that combines purple, blue, and magenta-colored hues. These celestial shades create a color melt that mimics the galaxy, hence the name ‘galaxy hair’. These cosmo hair colors are bold, beautiful, and bright. Galaxy hairstyles are a very popular trend right now.
What is galaxy hair?
Galaxy hair is achieved by coloring your tresses with the various blue, red, pink, and purple hair colors we see in distant galaxies. As you can see from space photos, there are many shades to choose from. Even though the photos are digitally colored, they’re what we’d see with our naked eyes if close enough.
Note that these are fashion colors, so they can fade quickly without the right care. Washing your hair with special color shampoo, using cold water, and washing as little as possible help.
Also, be sure to prepare yourself for a full day at the salon. It can often take 3-5 hours to get this galaxy color, so plan accordingly!
Before your next hair appointment, check out these trendy photos from the world-renowned hair colorists who’ve created some incredible galaxy hair colors.
Colorful Butterfly Cut
A butterfly cut is a 70’s hairstyle with a modern punch of vivid colors placed throughout. It might be helpful to use 3-4 colors in the same color family or tonal range. Your hair colorist should mention that this hair will be somewhat high maintenance. Expect to lighten your roots every 6-8 weeks. Vivid colors, being semi-permanent, do fade a bit quicker than permanent hair color. Make sure to only shampoo your hair 1-2x per week to prevent your hair color from fading too quickly.
Futuristic Galaxy Waves
Futuristic galaxy waves are fun and vibrant, and best for women who want to have a little bit of vibrancy, dimension, and texture in their hair. One of the best ways to add dimension and depth to your hair is by coloring your hair in multiple shades. Dyeing your hair a darker color on top and a lighter/different color on the bottom will create not only a beautiful 2-toned color melt but also give you the depth and dimension you’re searching for. By styling your hair with messy waves, will add the messy texture you want.
Aqua In Outer Space
The expertly painted galaxy colors in this stylish hair proves that having enough imagination can do wonders!
This wild mixture of shades of aquamarine and purple gives this outer space balayage a lot of movement and texture.
Cosmic Color Melt
This strong and deep galaxy balayage hair is truly attention-grabbing with its vivid colors that suit fair skin tones.
The aqua blue color starts off at the roots and ends into a bright teal, with purple as a transition shade.
Spiral Galaxy Lavender Magenta
There is no better combination in the galaxy than lavender and magenta, and this color melt has proven it.
These two colors were done with such seamless blending that it’s difficult to point out where they meet!
Hidden Galaxy-Hued Highlights
Hidden galaxy-hued highlights are achieved by bleaching the hair and then depositing the blue, pink, and purple to achieve a brighter color scheme. To achieve a peek-a-boo look, have your stylist place them on the mid to lower back part of your head.
Deep Dark Galaxy Hair
These multi-toned galaxy hues look beautiful with each deep shade seamlessly blending into each other.
The result is enhanced by the big waves and is sure to suit all hair types with the right upkeep. This is perfect for women with natural brown hair.
Interstellar Indigo Hair
We’re deeply in love with the creative blend of rich blue and purples in this galaxy hairstyle.
Colorist and stylist Jeni incorporated buns and stellar accessories to add a magical and unique touch to the look, creating a stunning galaxy-inspired ‘do.
This is definitely the latest hair color trend that ladies must go for!
Star-Gazing Blue Hair on Black Roots
This two-toned blue galaxy balayage is a magnificent mixture of cold shades of aqua that suit most skin tones.
Maintaining the dark roots saves you visits to your stylist, and the waves make an effortlessly easy look.
Milky Way Pastel Bob
This marvelous galaxy gradient begins in a vibrant purple and slowly fades into a lightened pastel blue.
It’s a super great galaxy hair dye for those with fair to neutral skin tones and for medium to lengthy hair.
Stratosphere Teal & Magenta
These galactic colors are so rich and blended to perfection that they make the hairstyle so unique yet versatile.
Starting with natural dark roots can lessen your trips to the salon, so you can keep this galaxy shade of teal and magenta for a long time.
This beautiful three-layered galaxy ombre defines movement by starting off with deep violet roots that fade to a vibrant yellow then to a cool pink.
If your hair lacks life and dimension, there is no way you can go wrong with a wavy style to match these jewel tones.
Galaxy Ombre of The Future
This seriously dreamy galaxy ombre hairstyle begins with a cool and rich purple with dark roots and transitions out into blue streaks.
The gradient is so subtle, you don’t even notice it without the brightening effect of those white highlights.
Galactic Purple Hair for a Short Layered Bob Cut
This is definitely the smoothest galactic purple layered bob cut you’ll ever see.
Taking on a cool purple base that transitions into a vibrant blue then a beautiful violet, all in all, creating movement and dimension in this gorgeous galaxy hair.
Unicorn in Space
You are sure to fall in love with these short color-popping galaxy tresses!
Infused with purple streaks on a rich blue base, this hair got a lot of texture with the messy wave.
A brilliant proof that braids and dyed galaxy hair are stunning together.
This look incorporates perfectly placed shades of purple and blue highlighted by a thick center braid and two cute loose braids at both sides.
Brunette-haired ladies will love this upgrade on their locks, for sure!
Braided Peacock Galaxy Hair
This vibrant peacock and galaxy hair color is sure to stand out with its aqua and purple blend.
Half of the hair was pulled into a wide loose braid which is a super easy and casual semi-updo that enhances the whole look.
Cosmic Bow Galaxy Hair Color
This truly magical galaxy hair is a unique blend of fashion colors from roots to ends!
It takes on alternating blue tones and purple to lavender ombre that is unraveled by that matching bow.
Photosphere Pastel Galaxy Shade
Stylist Maki Mak decided to have fun with these funky waves by painting pastel galaxy hues to tresses.
One side is pinker and the other is bluer, and it turned out mesmerizing!
You can never go wrong with these pastel hair colors if you have a fun imagination and, of course, a pro stylist!
Short Galaxy Waves
It’s totally possible for any hair length to have this magical galaxy color melt of purple, teal, and magenta.
This hair inspiration features electric, multi-tonal hair colors that will need high and regular upkeep.
Northern Lights and Galaxy Tones
This gradient teal is amazing for ladies with dark hair who want to experiment with galaxy tones.
It starts with a dark base and transitions into a vibrant lighter shade that is electrified by pieces of neon green.
Muted Milky Way
Spice up your shoulder-length straight hair with a super edgy purple lavender galaxy color melt like this one.
One trick to have easier maintenance and at-home hair care is to keep your roots dark, so you won’t have any problems with the grow-out.
Out of This World Look with Magenta Highlights
Paint and color hair with these funky galaxy vivid shades of purple, blue, and hot pink if you’re tired of your plain black hair.
Wearing hair color trends like this is a marvelous way to be unique with your galaxy style.
Neon Nebula Hair
Stun people with this galaxy-inspired look and you’ll also feel like a mermaid!
You don’t need to wear super stylish outfits as this hairstyle will do perfectly just by itself.
Feel all the vastness of the galaxy’s fashion colors right in your hair with this top-notch paint job!
It doesn’t matter if you have a short haircut. It only matters if you’re brave enough for a high-maintenance galaxy hair color like this!
Galaxy Hair Color for Men
This galaxy hair hue is a vivid hairstyle for guys looking to spice up their old boring haircut.
Work that fade with a blend of dark purple while keeping the top a cool icy blue for a really dimensional result.