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A Man’s Guide To Blue Hair: Dyes And Styles

August 2, 2023

Here’s a fun one. Blue hair. It’s a surprisingly popular choice among men and not just for festive occasions. 


Because it’s fun, attention-grabbing, and always makes a statement. 

Let’s cut right to the chase. Here’s what you need to know. 

Great Blue Hairstyle Ideas For Men

It’s always nice to start off with the pictures and descriptions. They’re great for giving you quick bursts of inspiration before getting down to the how-to sections. 

Here are some fantastic style options you could potentially rock for yourself. 

If you aren’t into them, don’t worry. Just scroll down to the dyeing tutorial to quickly learn how you can color your hair blue. Your style choice can come later.  

1. Tall Blue Quiff

Example of a tall blue quiff
From Shutterstock

This is a pretty extreme example of just how far you can take a quiff. 

Quiffs are great because they add vertical height to your face by giving you some extra length above the forehead. 

As you’d expect, this is great for men with rounder or shorter faces. 

Don’t feel as though you need to go this tall with your quiff to stand out. Even small quiffs can elongate the face in a subtle way. 

Coloring it blue would make any quiff style stand out even more. 

2. Short And Choppy Blue

short and choppy blue hair shutterstock

Short and choppy regular men’s haircuts shouldn’t be underestimated. 

When you’ve dyed your hair blue, sometimes you don’t want the style to be over the top or even attention-grabbing. 

The color draws enough attention already. 

You may want something more understated and subtle. 

This is where a straightforward, short, regular haircut with a slightly choppy fringe may come in handy. 

3. Long And Natural Blue Curls


Once again, curls may not be easy to manage, but boy do they give you options. 

Long, full, and natural curls look fantastic when tamed and kept tidy. 

The bright blue shade makes the gently tousled forelock and the wavy hair on top look so much more textured. 

Definitely one to consider if you’ve got natural curls and can cope with the maintenance. 

Which Blue Hair Dye Should A Man Use? 

The blue hair dye you use depends on your goal. You’ve got a choice between temporary and semi-permanent blue hair dyes. 

Here’s what you need to know. 

Temporary Blue Hair Dyes

Temporary dyes are exactly what they say on the tin – temporary. They’re short-lived and generally easy to wash out. 

They usually work as any paint job would. It’s simply a coating of blue color that comes off just as easily as it goes on. 

The benefit of this is that you don’t have to commit to the blue color. If you want it for one-night-only, you can simply apply it a couple of hours before the event and wash it out when you get home. 


But if you’re looking for something more permanent, this won’t be ideal. 

Semi-Permanent Blue Hair Dye

These vary a lot in terms of how they’ll last. Always check the product description or instructions to get an idea of how long you can expect it to last. 

Semi-permanent blue dyes can last for several weeks, while permanent blue dyes can last anywhere from several weeks to a couple of months. 

Although it’s more uncommon (but not rare) to want semi-permanent or permanent blue hair, there are plenty of men who rock it and rock it well. 

They usually work in similar ways. They might come with a tube of developer and a tube of base color that require mixing before applying.

Or, they’ll come ready to apply right out of the box. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that men commonly ask about dyeing their hair blue. 

What Does Blue Hair Fade Into? 

Any blue hair dye will eventually fade. As it does, it will look different to the way it did when you first dyed it. 

You may simply notice those blue hues looking lighter and duller. 

However, it’s well-known that blue hair dye often fades into a light green color. This may not be ideal and is something to bear in mind. 

Touching up the blue by mixing a bit of blue dye into your conditioner whenever you wash the hair is one way to slow this down. 

Of course, your base color (original hair color) will be important here. Dyeing darker hair will cause it to look more obvious and different as it fades. 

Dyeing pre-lightened hair will allow those blue hues to shine for longer, even as it fades. 

How Long Does Blue Hair Dye Last? 

Temporary blue hair dyes such as color wax should only be expected to last up to a few days at a maximum. Semi-permanent hair dye can last up to several weeks or even a couple of months. 

It’s always a good idea to check the description of the specific blue dye product you’re buying to see how long you can expect it to last. 

What Can You Wear With Blue Hair? 

Blue hair works well with subtle splashes of blue elsewhere in your outfit. A blue tie, blue cufflinks, or a blue Oxford shirt are good options for semi-formal outfits. 


There you have it. Hopefully, everything a man could possibly want to know about dyeing his hair blue. 

As you’ve now seen, blue hair can really make a statement. 

Whether you’re looking to stand out for a specific event, or you’re looking for something a little more permanent, you’ve got options. 

Enjoy. Have fun with it.