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65+ Teal Hair Color Ideas to Revive Your Look!

by Sherri Owens

It doesn't matter if you want your whole head dyed teal or just a few strands - there are so many looks to inspire you. From bold to subtle, the options are endless.

As a colorist who has worked on hair for years, I am here to help you navigate these tricky waters. Not only will I introduce you to the various shades available, I can help you figure out which will look best on you as well.

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The Best Teal Hair Color Ideas

Here are all the ways you can play around with the teal hair look:

Full Teal Hair Color

If you love everything about teal, you may want to dye your entire head in this gorgeous hue.

Keep in mind that you will likely need to bleach your hair first. This is true even if you have blonde strands.

Teal is a pastel hue and to achieve the right pale shade, you will need to get your hair down to a very light blonde.

In case you have dark brown or black strands, you will have to go through several bleaching sessions before your hair is light enough to dye.

The other thing to keep in mind is your skin tone. Lighter shades of teal hair color and metallic teal will be better-suited to those with lighter complexions and cool undertones.

Bright teal and vibrant teal will work well with those who have darker skin tones as well as warm undertones.

If you want a teal hair color that is as close to the real thing as possible, this is the shade you should aspire to. It is almost the perfect blend of blue and green. This hue is ideal for anyone looking for a light teal hair color.

Minty Mermaid Teal Hair

Image by @evilhair_ via Instagram

Looking for a bright teal hair color instead? Then here is some inspiration for you:

Aqua and Teal Combo Hair

Image by @purehair_toowoomba via Instagram

If you want a teal blue hair color, here are the shades you should be looking at:

Teal Highlights on Black Short Hair

Image by @color_by_rosa via Instagram

Full Teal Short Bangs Hair Color

Image by @missi__marie via Instagram

If you're looking for a dark teal hair color or want an emerald green tinge to your teal locks, these are the hues to consider:

Full Teal Green Hair Color

Image by @copper.wild via Instagram

Full Teal Long Hair Color

Image by @unionhillsalon via Instagram

If you have short hair, you don't have to miss out on this trend at all. Just remember that the shorter layers are a lot more visible here. So, you will need to make sure that all angles of your hair are completely covered for a more uniform look.

Yellow and Teal Green Hair Color

Image by @lalalasushi via Instagram

Full Teal Short Hair Color

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Short Haircut with Teal Color

Image by @katicutsandcolors via Instagram

Teal Hair with Highlights and Balayage

Do you want your hair to be mostly teal but have other colors and shades woven in? Well, there are lots of way to achieve this.

Teal is such a versatile color. As such, it works with blue, purple, green, yellow, pink, and everything in between.

Here you have a very subtle but absolutely gorgeous teal hair ombre look. It starts off with a deep teal hue at the base and gets progressively lighter further down the hair shaft.

In this case, the shorter layers are dyed a very light teal. They are so light that they are closer to sky blue or even blonde:

Long Teal Hair with Balayage Bangs

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This is such a cool and innovative look! You have a light teal hair color for the bangs and slightly longer face framing layers. Then you have the dark teal hair for the rest of the hair.

Teal Hair with Highlights Bailage Bangs

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There is a lot of talk about mermaid hair, but what about peacock hair? Take a look at how this aqua teal hair color is blended in with emerald green teal hair highlights for stunning locks!

Short Hair with Teal and Green Highlights

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This is another way to achieve the look. The teal gives way to a slightly darker blue before transcending into a deep purple.

Teal Velvet Hair with Highlights

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As teal hair color contains components of both blue and green, playing off these shades is a wonderful way to put a fresh spin on the teal ombre hair style. Here are some ideas:

Teal Green Long Hair with Highlights

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Teal Hair with Highlights and Balayage Greens

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Teal Green Hair with Highlights and Balayage

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Are you someone who loves playing around with bold color and shades? Then, here are some ways you can take your teal hair color style to the next level with all the colors you could hope for.

Here, the teal blue hair shade is blended in with a darker hair and topped off with tufts of pink.

Teal Hair with Highlights and Red Balayage

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In this case, the bottom layers are bright pink with the blue teal on top. This is a different and fun way to pull off a dual tone look:

Teal Blue Hair with Highlights and Pink Balayage

Image by @kristajbeauty via Instagram

This is a bold yet slightly softer look. You have vibrant pink at the top, followed by purple and teal hair highlights at the bottom. It has a very candy-esque vibe.

Pink and Teal Hair with Highlights

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This is such a cute take on the teal ombre hair look. The soft teal base gives way to a peach pink that is absolutely gorgeous.

Teal Hair with Light Rose Highlights

Image by @color_me_vivid via Instagram

This is an stunning teal look - the hair here looks like a flame. The roots are dark blue, followed by teal with just a hint of yellow. All brought together, it is a unique style.

Teal Hair with Highlights and Yellow Balayage

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Black and Teal Hair

Although you wouldn't think it, dark hair and teal color go well together. This means that if your natural hair color is black, there are lots of way to pull this style off.

While lighter shades of teal work well, it is best to keep the color vibrant here. A vivid color like metallic teal or blue based teal really pops against the dark strands.

Sometimes, you just want a hint of the teal hair color. If this is the case, here is some excellent inspiration.

Here you have face framing teal highlights, followed by some teal ombre sections. It is interwoven into the black hair beautifully - it is subtle but still freshens up your look.

Black Hair with Teal Bangs

Image by @_byrkelly via Instagram

Blanched Teal Hair

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Check out how great this aqua teal hair color looks on curls! This is quite interesting as the stylist has only dyed the top layers and tinted small strands. Once again, this works well if you want subtle teal highlights.

Aqua Teal Color on Long Curly Hair

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If you want your teal hair color and natural color to stand out, here is a look to consider:

Short Bob Blanshed Teal Hair

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Mid Length Dark Teal Hair

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Teal Balayage with Long Black Hair

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Blond Blanched and Teal Hair

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The best way to pull off dark and teal hair is teal balayage. All you need to decide on is how much or little you want your natural roots showing:

Long Curly Teal Hair Bailage

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Long Minty Teal Hair

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Mid Length Brown Bailage Teal Hair

Image by @hairby_brookw via Instagram

Brown Bailage and Teal Hair

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Blue Velvet and Teal Hair

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Black Long Dark Roots with Teal Hair

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Long Velvet and Teal Hair

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The other option for black and teal is peekaboo strands. This is where the teal is hidden under the top layers of the hair. This is a great idea if you want the vibrant hue to be always present:

Dark Hair with Splash of Teal Highlights

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Deep Brown and Splash of Teal Hair

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If you want the peekaboo hair to be more visible, consider dyeing the tips of the top layers of your hair teal as well:

Peekaboo Teal Hair

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Want something that is equal parts subtle and mesmerizing? Then, consider the oil slick look. This pairs purple and teal together once more. The purple base highlights are tinted with sections of teal, creating an unforgettable look:

Velvet Splash Teal Hair

Image by @hairbyrachelmae_ via Instagram

Tired of the same old look? Here, you have the front half of one side done up with teal hair color. The rest of it is gorgeous, sleek black hair.

Part Black and Part Teal Hair

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This is another interesting way to weave teal blue into your dark hair. Have just the bangs and a few face framing layers dyed in teal blue.

Black Hair with Teal Bangs

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Black Hair with Big Bangs of Teal

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Black and Teal Hair Splashes

Image by @kellenskaleidoscope via Instagram

Brown and Teal Hair

Brown hair and teal strands go hand in hand. As a natural brunette, it is important to take your hair color into consideration when choosing the right teal shade.

Darker aqua teal hair is best-suited to darker shades of brown while light teal is more eye-catching on light brown locks.

If you want just a hint of teal hair color look, a dab of teal ombre is the way to go. As you can see here, it is just teal tips which add a pop of color without going overboard.

Brown and Teal Hair Ends

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If you want your teal strands to be even less noticeable, these peekaboo teal highlights are the way to go. Hidden under the top layers of your natural hair color, the teal color is just what you need. It is barely noticeable at first glance.

Curling your hair or styling it is a great way to make the teal hair color pop.

Mid-Length Brown Hair with Peekaboo Teal Highlights

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Chocolate Brown Hair with Peekaboo Teal Highlights

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Long Brown Curly Hair with Teal Highlights

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If you want mermaid hair, there is another way to make this peekaboo style work for you. Use different shades of teal, blue, or green to pull off this look.

Peekaboo Blue Mermaid Highlights

Image by @all.done.up.by.daisy via Instagram

If you prefer brown and teal ombre hair, here are some ideas:

Brown and Curly Teal Hair

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Brown and Teal Ombre Hair

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Light Brown and Teal Ombre Hair

Image by @kassiekhair via Instagram

Brown and Teal Underlights

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If you want to switch things up and make heads turn, why not dye the hair framing your face teal?

Remember to choose a color that's in line with your complexion. Choose the wrong shade and you could end up washing out your skin tone.

Lighter hues work best for cool undertones while dark undertones are complemented by darker shades.

Brown and Teal Money Piece Hair

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Fire Red Brown Hair with a Touch of Teal

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Light Brown Hair with Teal Money Piece

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If you're tired of using teal hair color the same way, here is an interesting take for anyone with short hair. Dye your undercut teal and stand out in a crowd.

Brown and Undercut Teal Hair

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This will also work if you have an undercut but for longer hair. That way, your teal hair will be visible whenever you put your hair up.

Blonde and Teal Hair

As you can imagine, adding teal to your hair when you're a natural blonde does make things a lot easier.

That being said, it is important to know just what shade of teal you want. If you want a blue-based teal or one with tinges of dark green, pay attention to the color on the bottle.

If you are looking for pastel shades of blue teal or mint green teal hair color, you need to consider the exact shade of your hair as well.

In case it's a darker blonde, you need to lighten your hair further first. As always, remember to pay attention to your complexion when choosing the right shade.

Do you want a barely-there teal look? If so, check out this style for inspiration. What is great about this look is that the teal highlights are similar in shade to the natural dark highlights in her hair.

So, you have to take a really close look if you want to see the pop of color. This is a great idea for anyone who can't have anything too vibrant because of work or school.

Blonde Hair with Splash of Teal

Image by @toned.by.taylor via Instagram

Believe it or not, peekaboo teal hair color can work with blonde as well. Even if you have very light hair base color, the bright hair can be hidden:

Blonde and Teal Hair Kittie

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Blonde and Peekaboo Teal Hair

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Short Blonde Hair with Peekaboo Teal

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Long Blonde Hair with Peekaboo Teal

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Short Hair with Peekaboo Teal Highlights

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Here are some money piece teal highlights to go along with the peekaboo highlights:

Blonde Hair with Teal Money Piece

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In case you have ash blonde hair, this is an interesting way to get mermaid hair. The silvery teal blue and purple hues work well with the dark undertones of the ash color.

Ash Blonde Hair with Teal and Velvet Highlights

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If you're in the mood for something different, here is a half blonde-half blue teal look:

Half Blonde and Half Teal Hair

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Would you like an unusual take on teal balayage? Well, here are some styles to consider. You have the lighter hues of teal mixed in with darker shades of blue. This adds some great dimension to the overall look.

Blonde with Light and Dark Teal Hair

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Short Blonde with Teal Hair

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What Color Goes Good with Teal for Hair?

Despite being an unusual and vivid shade, teal hair complements any hair color. This includes blonde, brown, black, and even red hair.

If you want to have some fun with it, teal also works well with shades of blue and purple.

What Hair Colors Make Teal?

The two main colors that make up teal are blue and green. Depending on what shade you want, other colors may be added in to create the right effect.

If you want a very specific shade of teal, your stylist may have to use two or more colors to get the desired shade.

Keep in mind that the lightness (or darkness) of your hair can also impact what the resulting teal shade will be.

Does Teal Hair Fade Fast?

Teal hair can fade pretty quickly as can hair extensions that have been dyed this shade. On average, it can last to between 3 to 6 weeks, depending on the teal hair dye that you have used.

How often you wash your hair can also determine the longevity of the teal hair dye. The more often you wash your hair, the quicker it will fade. Also, washing your hair in warm water can cause it to fade faster.

What Does Teal Hair Fade Into?

What your teal hair color fades to will depend on the exact shade you have chosen. However, it is likely that your hair will fade to a pale green.

These are the top teal hair looks you should consider. From short hair to long hair to everything in between, you now know how to make teal hair work in your favor!

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