Changing your hair color is one of the most empowering and fun ways to change your look. Whether you’re going into your badass era, brightening up for summer or jumping on a trend because you saw all your favorite celebs doing it – there are few things like turning around in your salon’s swivel chair to see how you look out with a new hair color.
Now, don’t get us wrong—we love a trendy auburn shade and more classic-looking highlights, but it’s so much fun to think outside the box and go for a bold color. Think: green, pink, purple, etc. Blue is, of course, one of those perennially cool shades that is on almost everyone’s bucket list. There are so many shades to choose from and we love how much dimension it can add to any look.
Ahead, find 11 of our favorite blue hair ideas as seen on celebrities. From icy strands to deep-sea blue, there’s something for every skin tone and preference. And no, Smurfs didn’t make the cut.
This article originally appeared on instyle.com
#1 Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga channeled an ice queen from head to toe at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. Her icy blue hair matched her Valentino dress, woven between soft white and icicle blue.
#2 Megan Thee stallion
Navy blue hair is some really cool girl shit—just ask Megan Thee Stallion. We love how this dark shade looks in cascading curls and how it transforms depending on where the light hits.
#3 Karol G
The award-winning Colombian reggaeton singer is no stranger to blue hair – it’s been her signature for years. We love how effortlessly cool these bright turquoise strands look with her beachy waves.
Instead of going all-in with just one color, try two à la Kesha. We love how she leaned into both pink and blue pastel shades, and if you squint you’ll be able to see hints of purple as well.
#5 Amandla Stenberg
A fun way to play with color is by adding complementary shades of blue from the mid-shaft to the ends of your hair, like Amandla Stenberg.
#6 Demi Lovato
Once upon a time, Demi Lovato had blue hair dye. They wore different variations of the shade for years, but we’re particularly fond of this dark teal look.
#7 Winne Harlow
Winne Harlow’s reverse ombré is a lesson in edge and cool. If you look carefully, you can also see how the bottom layer of her head is dark blue, which contrasts her icy blue on top.
#8 Georgia May Jagger
Play with different shades of blue by color blocking two complementary tones. We love how Georgia May Jagger balances light turquoise with a greyish-blue hue – a true art in duality.
#9 Billie Eilish
Lest we forget Billie Eilish’s blue hair phase. She went through different variations of the shade and applied them to different parts of her hair, but we’re particularly fond of this grey-blue tone.
#10 Tati Gabrielle
Tati Gabrielle’s bright turquoise finger waves are a look for the books!
#11 Shay Mitchell
Jump on three trends instead of one, like Shay Mitchell does here. She skillfully combined the lob, wet look and blue hair for a total smoke show effect.