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Best Hair Color for Green Eyes: 30+ Looks for Your Locks

by Sherri Owens

As green eyes are so rare, choosing the best hair color for green eyes isn't always a simple task.

This is where I come in - as a colorist, I have spent a lot of time choosing hair colors to make green eyes (and other colors) really pop. So, I can give you a complete list of all the shades that you can try out.

From light blonde hair to the deepest black, here are the shades that you need to know about!

Baby Blonde Hair

Now, when looking for the best hair color for green eyes, light blonde hair may not be the top of the list. On its own, this blonde hair color doesn't really help green eyes pop, especially if you have cool skin tones.

However, if you pair it with dark roots - black hair, in particular - then you have the perfect style. This look does work best with short hair - if you do have longer locks then you will be better off with a darker blonde hair color.

short Baby Blonde Hair

Image by @rischa70 via Pinterest

On the other hand, if you have an olive skin tone, you will be able to pull this combination off beautifully. As you will see here, the roots are a little darker to introduce some more warmth to really offset the green eyes.

blonder hair for olive skin tone

Image by @danielle_spencer_official via Instagram

green eyes and baby blonde hair

Image by @harleyelise9 via Instagram

olive skin and blonde hair

Image by @floriane_cirque via Instagram

Honey Blonde Hair

If you are looking for a blonde hair color, a warmer honey blonde is the perfect shade for green eyes. The brown undertones in this shade of hair color add neutrality, allowing your green eyes to really stand out.

kate hudson with honey blonde hair

Image by @katehudson via Instagram

Honey Blonde Hair

Image by @katcherry_blog via Instagram

Strawberry Blonde Hair

Red hair and green eyes is a winning combination but it isn't easy to commit to this high maintenance shade, particularly if you have a natural blonde hair color.

In this case, a strawberry blonde hair color is the perfect compromise. The red tint in the hair makes your green eyes glow. What is also great about this shade is that it doesn't just look good with fair skin.

While a cool skin tone will offer a more natural look, you will be able to make this hair color work if you have a neutral complexion as well. The key here is to find the right balance between red and blonde hair.

green eyes and strawberry blonde hair

Image by @alexsimwise via Instagram

curly Strawberry Blonde Hair

Image by @beyondtheze_greeneyez via Instagram

straight Strawberry Blonde Hair for green eyes

Image by @sydneymarie0803 via Instagram

Copper Hair

I don't like to say that there is just one best hair color for green eyes. However, if I did have to pick a champion, it would be copper-based colors.

We all know that red hair colors and green eyes are soulmates, but this is especially true of copper hair. It is such a bold shade that it demands to be noticed. This hair color also ensures that the eye is drawn to your green eyes too.

copper hair and green eyes

Image by @lisiczkaspodlasu via Instagram

copper hair and light green eyes

Image by @faefordays via Instagram

wavy copper hair

Image by @green_eyed_coug via Instagram

copper coloured hair

Image by @bloodravon via Instagram

Auburn Hair

Of course, not everyone wants to be quite so bold. You might love a red hair color for green eyes but may not be willing to commit to something quite so fiery.

Auburn is a deeper shade of red but it is still an undeniably beautiful and powerful hair color. It is also the top contender for the best hair color for green eyes crown.

Here, you can choose a slightly lighter color that is reminiscent of darker copper based colors. Or, you can lean towards a more russet shade.

dark auburn hair and green eyes

Image by @summer9610 via Instagram

short auburn hair

Image by @lucianazolotoi via Instagram

girl with straight auburn hair

Image by @jessicaashleyhites via Instagram

Reddish-Brown Hair

This is a great choice for someone who wants a color that is darker than red but brighter than brown.

Not only is this a great hair color for green eyes but the red highlights make it great for olive skin and warm skin tones alike.