Pink, that’s not a color you saw people adorning often, yet since Barbie, it is one of the most fashionable colors out there. Women, and men, everywhere now love pink bags, shoes, lipstick, you name it, so if you were looking for a sign to dye your hair pink, this is it!

However, when it comes to hair color, it all depends on your overall look and what YOU want your hair color to represent. For example, are you going for a bubblegum soft pink look, or do you want to use a hot pink hair dye?

Either way, Smart Beauty Hair Color + Plex has astonishing colors, from the softest pink hair dyes to the brightest hues for your hair. Not only that, the formula has +Plex perfectly mixed into it, giving you $$$’s advantage, as you don’t have to purchase Plex separately.

The Smart Beauty Plex formula helps nourish the microfibers in your hair and protects you against breakage and other types of damage during and after coloring. So you can expect a good, damage-free new look once you finish!

Remember that all Smart Beauty products are cruelty free and suitable for vegans. We do not test on animals and we only select ingredients that are vegan friendly. In addition we use environmentally responsible packaging where possible, as long as it keeps you, the user, safe. This is a factor we must consider when it comes to tubes and bottles in particular, and here we aim to use recycled plastic.

Let’s talk about what you can pick and why!

Shades Available

Pink hair dye comes in two different types of shades: permanent pink hair dye and semi-permanent pink hair dye. All the Smart Beauty permanent hair dye blends contain NIO-active technology that leaves your hair smooth, shiny, and looking its best.

If you want your color to last for 28 washes or a little more, you should go for a permanent shade. However, if you are unsure or want to wear pink for a while, then semi-permanent hair dye lasting for 4-5 washes would be best.

Permanent Pink Hair Dye:
Metallic Rose Gold Pastel Hair Dye

This vibrant Metallic Rose Gold pastel hair color is like eye candy and will definitely brighten up the surroundings wherever you go. If you are sure you want to strike pink, this color will look great on any fashionista ready to take the pink plunge. It is best for bleached blondes or those with very light-colored hair.

If your hair is dark, you can use the specially designed Smart Beauty bleach-it hair kit to lighten your hair easily. This will give a more vibrant result.

This is a light pink hair dye with a tinge of a highlight that makes it look flashier. It’s a unique color that is a mixture of rust and rose.

Metallic Rose Gold Pastel Colour Results
Metallic Rose Gold Permanent Hair Dye


Neon-Pink Vibrant Hair Dye

If you want to amaze, join the neon-pink vibrant craze. This is a bright, jazzy pink in which your tresses would look absolutely stunning.

To get this beautiful color, it only takes 20–30 minutes of application time on pre-lightened or blonde hair.

Neon-Pink Vibrant Colour Results
Neon Pink Semi-Permanent Hair Dye
Candy Pink Pastel Hair Dye

This pastel pink hair color is a lot like bubblegum pink and is a softer, more faded pink dye than others. It looks like cotton candy and would look great on people with pre-lightened hair or blondes. It adds that extra sheen and highlight to your already-light hair to give it a fun, pretty cover.

If your hair is dark, you can use the specially designed Smart Beauty bleach-it hair kit to lighten your hair easily. This will give a more vibrant result.

Carmine Pink Vibrant Hair Dye

Carmine pink vibrant hair color is also for blondes or those with pre-lightened hair. It looks fantastic, and you only need a zest for life to be able to show it off properly. This is a strong vibrant pink hair color that will really stand out.

If your hair is dark, you can use the specially designed Smart Beauty bleach-it hair kit to lighten your hair easily. This will give a more vibrant result.


Carmine Pink Temporary Hair Dye

If you think just dying a strand is enough or want to experiment with this vibrant color, just spray it for a day and see how you feel. It is likely to stun wherever you go.

Carmine Pink Temporary Colour Results
semi carmine pink hair colour swatch

Will Pink Hair Dye Suit Me?

Should you choose to dye your hair pink? Will it suit you? How do you take the plunge and go for a daring, pink crown?

Many people want to dye their hair pink as besides being calm and romantic, pink also makes people feel youthful and energetic. It also exudes feminism and playfulness. Pink has been a top choice in hair color during the pandemic years and will remain cool in the future.

Pink hair can suit just about anyone who wants to make a bold statement. However, lighter shades of pink can only be prominent on light hair, so either you must bleach your hair, or if your hair is naturally light or blonde, you can apply it directly.

People with light skin would look great in pastel colors. Those with olive skin or darker skin tones would look excellent in more vibrant hues of pink.

However, with pink, there are no boundaries, and you can do as you please. Here are some factors to consider.


Your age should not determine which hair colors you can carry and which you can’t. Salma Hayek is carrying pink, and so are several other older celebrities. However, if you want to steer clear of bold territory, you can stick to a few strands or highlight if you think you are past the age of sporting a full crown. 


Not every workplace would be happy with employees sporting such a vibrant hue, and you might want to check with your boss to ensure they are okay with you dying your hair an unconventional color.

Where there is a will, there is a way!


Pink hair looks great with all complexions, but which shade of pink hair dye you use can vary based on your undertone. Yes, it is that specific!

There are three skin undertones: cooler skin undertones, warmer skin undertones, and neutral undertones. Warm undertones consist of shades from peach to golden, while cooler undertones go from pink to blue hues. A neutral undertone suggests that your skin’s undertone is more or less similar to your skin tone.

How do you figure out what your undertone is? An easy way is to check your veins!

People with cooler undertones have veins that appear blue or purplish, and those with warmer undertones have green-looking veins visible through their skin.

You have a neutral undertone if your veins seem like a mix of both. However, your undertone is not the same as your complexion and may have nothing to do with it – so be careful!

If you have a warm undertone, you might want to choose a pink hair dye with an orangish or peachish tinge – a more pastel vibe.

If you have a cool undertone, use a pink hair dye with bluish or purplish shades such as magenta or neon pink. If you have neutral undertones, you can rock any shade of pink!

Who Looks Great in Pink Hair?

So, which celebrities have pink hair? Let’s start with the ever-popular Pink! She is probably the pioneer of the trend of pink hair, and she pulled it off so perfectly. Her hair was perfectly flamboyant, eye-catching, and oh-so-amazing.

Now, pink is all the rage among celebs, including Ava Phillippe, Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox, and so many others.

Kim Kardashian and celebs as classy as Salma Hayek couldn’t resist the pink pop culture. They said it made them feel ethereal, youthful, and just downright fun!

Pink is a fashion statement, and thousands of people are joining the squad. Check them out!

Why Dye Your Hair Pink?

Asking yourself why you should do something is good practice; however, some things do not have definite answers but are more matters of the heart and personality. Dying your hair pink is like that. However, if you want to lay it out, there are several reasons why you should dye your hair pink.

Here is why you should dye your hair pink.

Happy Color

Pink is a happy color – it naturally helps you feel elated. It gives you a very joyful, free feeling and can give you a natural surge in energy.

Fashion Statement

It’s a fashion statement and a very unconventional, unique hair color. If you dye your hair this color,  you will be sure to turn heads and attract attention. This color is a game-changer!

Feel in Control

Dying your hair pink helps you feel more in control. Many people dyed their hair pink during the pandemic to cope with the change. Dying your hair pink can also mean a positive mental shift.

Makes You Look Younger

Dying your hair makes you look younger – not that everyone wants to. However, youth is linked to exuberance and energy, and we put a lot of effort into reversing our years. Adding some pink to your hair automatically does that and gives you a youthful luster.

How to Color Hair with Pink Hair Dye

Dying your hair pink is not a long and difficult process. You can easily apply semi-permanent pink hair dye that you can keep in your hair for 4-5 washes with a few supplies and simple steps.

Your SmartBeauty pink hair dye pack includes a few things such as:

  • Protective gloves
  • 50 ml colorant
  • 75 ml developing lotion
  • Developer cream
  • Tube of SmartBeauty 
  • Pink hair dye

Here are the supplies you need:

    • Mixing bowl
    • Hair color brush or comb
    • Towel
    • Clock

Here is how you go about coloring your hair.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Carefully place a towel around your shoulders and divide all of your hair into sections – ideally 4 – from front to back and from ear to ear.
  2. Slip on your protective gloves and pour the tube of color into your application bottle.
  3. Shake the bottle to ensure the dye is properly mixed.
  4. Apply the dye to all sections you want to color with pink hair dye
  5. Comb the color through your hair to distribute it evenly and leave it on for 40-minutes.
  6. Rinse, wash, and style! Your hair is ready to flaunt!

If you are using a semi-permanent dye, keep it on for 60-minutes max until you feel your hair is adequately colored. 

Do I Need Bleach?

If you want pink pigments in your hair, you must use bleach. If you have dark hair, you need to completely bleach your hair and strip it of its original tone. That is the only way you will get a proper pink shade that is visible and won’t fade out as quickly. However, it is advisable not to bleach your roots to prevent damage.

You can use the Smart Beauty bleach-it hair kit to lighten your hair easily. This bleach kit can lighten hair up to 8 levels, so if you sport dark hair and worry about the pink dye getting muddy or not showing up right, use our bleach kits to get the exact shade of pink you want!

How to Maintain Pink Hair

Pink hair fades quickly compared to other colors. Therefore, you must take some measures to ensure your hair remains bright and colorful. Here is what you can do to maintain your pink hair dye:

  • Use a brighter pink shade so that even if it fades out after a few washes, it is still somewhat visible and vibrant
  • Use a color-protecting shampoo whenever you wash your hair
  • Use a color refresh hair mask to restore the pink look
  • Minimize use of heated equipment: blow dryers, straighteners, curlers, and other styling equipment
  • Stay out of the sun or wear a hat outdoors
  • Wash your hair less often – maybe twice or thrice a week, max!

Color Results

Pink hair does require some effort and maintenance. If you apply it to pre-lightened or blonde hair, you are likely to get better results, but darker hair may not show the actual shade of pink you are going for.

Once you apply the dye to light or pre-bleached hair, this is what you can expect as a result:

  • Lustrous, beautiful hair that is manageable and is far from brittle or damaged
  • Your hair will look slightly different outdoors compared to indoors as the sunlight will likely make your hair look brighter

Your color results will depend on the following factors:

  • The color your hair was before you dyed it
  • The condition of your hair
  • How long do you apply the dye for
  • Other products you used on your hair once you colored it

Doing a strand test before applying the dye to the rest of your hair is important. But, do you want to determine how long your hair will remain pink and perfect? Here is what will affect that.

  • How many times do you wash your hair
  • How many times do you heat/style your hair
  • Products you use on your hair
  • Sunlight exposure
  • and other factors!


We have established that pink hair fades fast. What shade pink fades into depends on the color. Brighter shades of pink can fade into pastel or pale pink. Pink can also fade into peachish orangish shades.

Pink hair dye doesn’t damage your hair itself, but to get the right shade of pink, you may need to bleach your hair first, which can be slightly damaging. However, using Smart Beauty Smart Hair Color + Plex can help nourish and repair your hair during and after coloring.

It is important to note that permanent hair dye includes Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) that, can cause allergies. Alternatives such as henna also include PPD. To test whether you are allergic to PPD, you should always do a patch test by applying a little of the hair dye to your skin for 48 hours. If your skin becomes inflamed, red, blistered, or irritable, you should avoid using PPD-containing dyes.

A safe bet is opting for Smart Beauty Smart Color semi-permanent dye, which doesn’t contain any PPD.

You do not have to bleach if you are a natural blonde or have naturally light hair. However, paler shades of pink come out on light-colored hair, so if your hair is dark, you may have to bleach it to get the desired results.

If you use a permanent pink hair dye, it can last up to 28 washes or a little more, so you can carry the color for approximately 2-3 months, depending on how often you wash your hair.

The semi-permanent dye lasts 4-5 washes, while temporary hair dye comes out in one wash.

Final Thoughts

Pink hair is in, and if you haven’t given it a shot yet, it’s about time you do. If you don’t want to dye all of your hair pink, go ahead and dye a few strands like Avri Lavigne.

Semi-permanent would also be an excellent way to try it out while you are on a vacation or for a party. Pink hair never fails – you just have to wear it correctly. Pair it with an outstanding outfit and some accessories, and you have a look to stun!

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