It's time for a color change.
Among the many hair color trends for 2018, hues with a little smoke are on the rise to the top. Traditional blondes and brunettes covered with a veil of gray are the ultimate cool-girl hair color now. These ash blonde hair colors are all over Instagram and Pinterest too. If that color sounds a little too out there for you, there are some subtle ash blonde trends that might surprise you too. Take a peek at a few of our favorites.
Barely There Ash Blonde
These gorgeous locks are creamy blonde with just a hint of moody gray. This color eases into the ash blonde trend without going totally silver.
Ash Blonde Highlights on Brunette
Ash blonde isn’t off-limits to brunettes. With balayage highlights, the trend isn’t too overwhelming on darker hair.
Rose-Tinted Ash Blonde
Rose gold hair and ash blonde are both popular right now, and this muted, ashy rose is a perfect mix of the two trends.
Platinum Ash Blonde
Traditional platinum blondes were all over Hollywood the past few years, and now that ashen colors are in, it was only a matter of time until the two combined for this icy platinum.
Ash Blonde Babylights
Ash blonde might seem like too daring a move for some, but with delicate babylights, anyone can rock the trendy color.
Chocolate Ash Blonde
This gorgeous chocolate-based ash blonde is a great transition color if you’re going gray and aren't ready to fully commit.
Buttery Ash Blonde
This color maintains a traditional buttery blonde with a hint of iciness and ash blonde.
Ash Blonde Ombré
Ombré looks can be intense, but they’re also easy to grow out. This one fades from dark gray hues to platinum ash blonde.
This moody hue is a striking combination of blonde, brunette, and ashy tones. The ombré effect between the colors is smoky and sultry.
Coppery Ash Blonde
This balayage job combines ashy blonde with notes of copper for a shiny, multi-faceted look.
Silver Ash Blonde Highlights
These shiny highlights are silver enough to be noticeable but demure enough to keep it classy.
Ash Blonde with Gray Undertones
This color at first appears to be ash blonde platinum, but underneath rest darker gray tones for added dimension.