It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to go the edgy way or make a post-breakup change, rocking a new hair color is an electrifying way to change your look.
However, as much as a good hair transformation excites us, sometimes your wallet and schedule beg to differ.
While hair color transformations require maintenance, some require constant upkeep like regular root touchups and occasional brightening treatments.
And when it’s all said and done, the time and coins spent caring for your sexy new shade can rack up quickly.
Since we can’t all afford $$$$ touchups, we rummaged through the web for low-maintenance hair color ideas that will you service for months and look even sexier when grown out.
Here are some of the trendiest and most revered.
You can never go wrong with a classic look. It gives you that edgy look you need for a quick vacation and still looks profesh for your office day.
What’s more, classic highlights, when done naturally, can go without a touch for two, four, or even six months.
Babylights are thin, fine highlights subtly placed throughout your strands. They help add color while keeping it low maintenance and natural-looking.
Even better, the more Babylights are grown out, the softer your hair looks. And, you can tailor the look by opting to get lighter or darker Babylights to either brighten or darken your look.
Balayage on naturally dark hair? Sexy. Seamless. Unmatchable. Hello, red carpet. Plus, it’s as low maintenance as they come, so yaay!
If you’re looking to rock a new hue but can’t bother with touchups, go the ombre way.
Thanks to the effortless transition from lowlights and highlights, ombrés grow out naturally without the need to use color-correcting shampoos or conditioning treatments.
If you’ve ever walked the pastels path, you know this is a major bonus.
Shadow rooting is the way to go if you have dark hair and are looking to give your strands that summer glow without giving your natural color the boot.
The laidback, low-maintenance color is all about embracing your dark roots with added touches of dark brown or blonde to create dimension.
Looking to rock a bold mane without committing to a full-color job and regular touchups? Try the demi-permanent tips or dipped tips.
The ammonia-free dye-free job is an excellent way to get creative and experiment with colors without causing irreversible hair damage.
The current trend is to rock quirky tints like dark blue, pink, or purple, which tend to last for up to 24 shampoo uses, fading in a gradual but picture-worthy way.
Have you ever wanted to rock a bold, fun, and mysterious color trend but felt you couldn’t commit to such a vibrant hue? Well, the peek-a-boo hues might be what you need.
Much like the childhood game, this shade involves a game of hide, then show off – you keep the top layer of your mane natural and hide colorful hues underneath.
So, when you wear your hair down (at the office), your nemesis won’t be able to see the vibrant hues.
However, you reveal a bold, colorful, and stylish surprise when you rock a bun or do a side sweep.
It’s totally customizable, you can get away with rocking pastels, and since you’re just dying the base layers of your strands, you can get away with skipping a touchup or two.
Ever looked at a Pinterest-worthy head of hair and couldn’t describe the hair shade? Is that blonde, is it brunette, or is color blindness finally catching up on you?
More than likely, that hue is what millennials dubbed as ‘ bronde.’ Given life by supermodel Gisele Bündchen, the sultry and sophisticated shade is the ultimate all-year-round color thanks to its low-commitment nature.
Go the tortoiseshell way if you have jet-black or dark brown strands but still want to get in the balayage wave.
Subtle streaks of caramel and honey melt highlights are woven throughout your hair, with most color concentrated at your ends.
The hue looks exceptionally stunning when paired with some curls.
If you want to rock edgy, statement-making hues that effortlessly fit into your Instagram feed, halfway hues should be your go-to.
These allow you to play with color without worrying about constant upkeep (you color your hair from underneath, making root touchups unnecessary).