Yellow Hair Dye Shades + Coloring Ideas

Yellow is one of the vibrant hair colors that take a lot of boldness to wear. There are both permanent and temporary dyes that give you the valiant yellow hair.

Here is a guide including the best brands you should try plus ideas for neon, mustard, Blonde, and bright yellow.

Trying on a yellow bow on hair is one thing, but changing your hair color and dyeing it with a vivid color is totally something else.

Most people do not wear this or go for such hair color ideas because of many constraints such as official looks and so on.

Yellow hair dye, color and spray
Yellow blonde highlights

We have seen celebrities who have dyed their hair yellow or some vivid color such as pink. Well, pink hair dye might be a little bit more common than our egg-yolk mane. So, if you want to try this dye, which one should you choose? What brands are the best?

Best Yellow Hair Dye(Temporary and Permanent)

In order to get the right shade of yellow, you must use the best brand out there. There are many hair coloring kits starting with arctic fox, Splat Kits, Manic Panic and many others.

You can buy them from outlets such as Walmart, Amazon, eBay, and even at your local drugstore. These are the top-rated brands you should choose especially if you are going to do at-home hair coloring.

Arctic Fox Semi-Permanent

Arctic Fox Temporary yellow dye comes in two versions: Cosmic Sunshine and Neon moon. Based on online data, it is the most sought yellow dye.

Arctic fox Yellow hair dye
Arctic Fox

Both dyes are made only from vegan ingredients with no animal by-products.

They have no harmful chemicals(Peroxide, Ammonia, Ethyl Alcohol, and PPD) that damage the hair like chemical based hair colors.

Arctic Fox hair dyes are gentle for frequent use and actually conditions your hair as it restores vibrancy.

They are long-lasting Colors, smear less, and have a sweet scent.

Adore Semi-Permanent Hair color Cosmic Yellow

Adore’s cosmic yellow semi-permanent is another hair color sought in place of arctic fox and Manic Panic.
Most users like it because it is affordable and easy to use.

Adore temporary yellow hair dye color

Manic Panic yellow

So far, Manic Panic yellow hair dye has good reviews and comes in many different shades.

The shades include electric banana cream, sunshine yellow shade, electric lizard, tennis ball yellow-green, and a few more.

Punky Color Hair Dye

Jerome Russel, with their Punky Color Hair Dye, has a shade called bright yellow. This one is a semi-permanent conditioning kit of hair coloring cream and is for men and women.

A big advantage of these brands is that they come with very easy-to-follow instructions on how to use and how to use the dyes.

Other semi-permanent dyes include.

  • Uberliss Bond Sustainer Yellow Daffodil Temporary Hair Care
  • Aveda and Overtone for pastel yellow
  • Anthocyanin Hair Manicure Color(Y02 MUSTARD YELLOW)

Why Temporary & Semi-permanent

If you want to color your hair with special effects a short period of time, all you need is a temporary coloring kit. Yellow hair sprays can easily and quickly turn even white hair to a shade of yellow. The advantages of temporary color are as follows:

  • Very fast to apply. You just need a few seconds to finish all the instructions or procedure
  • It is perfect for sports activities such as wearing team colors. This is probably a very good suggestion if you are a cheerleader
  • With a spray, you still get the maximum intensity not to mention in a short time
  • Most of the temporary yellow dye sprays are non-damaging to hair. You can easily wash it out (yes it is washable hair color)

Goldwell Elumen Permanent Yellow Hair Color.

As of this writing this the only permanent yellow dye available on eBay.
It comes in a bright yellow shade. It can be used by both male and female plus it is ammonia-free and it also comes with no oxidants.

Permanent yellow hair dye

Alfaparf Milano is the other permanent yellow option it no longer available in most stores.

When choosing any formula for permanently coloring your hair yellow, ensure you lookout for the following:

  • It should have low ammonia content or none at all
  • Should be truly a vivid color, otherwise, you will end up with orange or some yellow blonde
  • Should come with a provided color chart to help you get even results with your natural hair
  • In most cases, a professional hairstylist can permanent hair coloring than you. Consider visiting your salon especially if you have not used a permanent hair dye before.

Neon Yellow Hair Dye Ideas

Neon yellow hair accessories, extensions and sprays will give your mane those special effects especially when under a black light.

If you are planning a wild party, this is just one of the best costumes you should not fail to consider getting for yourself.

Niki minaj neon hair
Niki minaj neon hair

If you are not a fan of sprays and permanent colors, then go for extensions. Otherwise, Manic Panic has the electric banana shade, which is “a wild neon yellow with a greenish tinge” and comes as a super-bright shade.

One precaution you should take if you are dyeing your hair with a neon shade is that it has to be bleached to white first in order to get the brilliant colors out of it.

Bright Yellow Hair Dye Ideas

Yellow Hair Dye and Color
Yellow Hair Dye and Color

Kristen Stewart is a name you must’ve heard with bright yellow hair colors. Recently, she was pictured on the Interview Magazine’s cover sporting fluorescent yellow hair color.

Well, Manic Panic has the most range of shades you can choose from and if you want to appear bright with vivid color, then head over to them.

Another common celebrity you will see with the bright yellow hues is Lady Gaga. She has made a staple with crazy hair color shades and yellow is one of them although not very common as sky blue and pink choices.

Mustard Yellow

This orangey-yellow hair color that gained popularity recently on Instagram and other social media platforms. The spicy shade of yellow is often shown with hints of brown and ginger — tones that help make it especially wearable with a huge variety of skin tones.

Mustard yellow hair pics
Mustard yellow

To get it, according to stylist Chris Weber, first, highlight your hair with bleach. This is to ensure that the mustard color mixture(yellow and orange) blends with your hair to give it a more natural look.

It is the orange that brings out the mustard hue. If you opt for yellow only, you will end up with a very green or neon look.

Mustard Braids

Pastel Yellow Hair

This is a soft, pale yellow that brings subtle but outstanding brightness to both your locks and skin tone.

Pastel Yellow Hair
Pastel Yellow

Yellow Blonde Hair Dye

According to Schwarzkopf, a yellow tinge in blonde hair is a problem and should be gotten rid of. They remark that “A yellow tinge in bleached blonde hair may be due to an application error or due to an unsuitable product choice.”

You can remove this tinge of yellow by redoing the bleaching process so that you can completely remove the pigment. unfortunately, there are very few yellow blonde hair dye products online. Some girls and emos choose to make yellow highlights with platinum blonde hair.

Other Yellow Hair Ideas


Purple Tint
Purple yellow hair


Blue and Yellow hair ideas
Blue Yellow


PInk and yellow

Red Yellow Tint

Orange, Red and yellow hair idea
Red, yellow and orange

Green Tint

Green and Yellow
Green and yellow
Yellow Hair Color on Dark skin
Yellow on Black girls

Hair Highlights with Yellow

Yellow hair highlight dark brown brunette hair
Yellow highlight dark hair
Blue, green and yellow highlights

How-to Video Tutorials

Mustard tutorial
How to dye hair yellow
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