Are you ready to jump on the oil-slick hair color trend? You are in the right place because we will show you creative and gorgeous ways to add all your favorite dark hues to your hair. We have all the details for you if you need a little more info on this beautiful trend hitting the internet. To create an oil-slick style, you must add muted red, green, blue, and purple tones to your hair.
This stunning style is usually partnered with brunette hair and added evenly throughout with baby lights. This hairstyle for women is a great alternative to the rainbow hairstyle because you still get to add multiple colors to your hair, but it is much more toned down. Now, look at all these attractive oil-slick hair color ideas for women in 2022!
1. Framing Oil Slick Hair
First up, we have a style that uses dark green to frame the face, with pretty purple and blues popping through the back. Here she has kept her hair dark and straight with a slight wave, which looks amazing.
2. Metallic Oil Slick Hair
Here is a darker vibe with a metallic oil slick style. To get this look keep your hair about shoulder length and keep the base dark. Next, you will need to add dark purple, red, and green throughout. They have added messy curls, and it looks so good.
3. Wavy Bob Hairstyle
After you get your next bob haircut and want to add a little spice to your style, give this beautiful style a chance. Here she has a wavy bob look with pretty blue and green tones added evenly throughout for a beautiful style.
4. Pixie Oil Slick Hair
Women love wearing pixie haircuts because of how versatile they are. Here she has her hair cut short in the back and the sides with a long layer in the front. After that, they added muted yellow, red, blue, and green tones, which look so good in her brown hair.
5. Asymmetrical Bob Hairstyle
This beautiful style has an asymmetrical bob haircut with long side bangs. Here she has parted her hair on the side and added a pretty blue hue with touches of slick oil colors. Wear it straight or curly because you will love how you look.
6. Rainbow Balayage Hairstyle
If you are looking for a longer hairstyle, this rainbow balayage look would be perfect for you. Here she has used an oil slick balayage using all the colors of the rainbow. Be sure to part your hair in the middle and add in messy curls to get the whole vibe of this photo.
7. Oil Slick on Black Hair
Adding colorful oil slick highlights to your black hair is always a good idea. Here she has evenly added dark colors of blue, purple, and red that blend flawlessly into her black hair. Show off your new colors by adding beautiful curls as they have done here, and you will love how you look.
8. Vivid Fringe Oil Slick Hair
This next hairstyle will be a great inspiration if you are looking for more all-over color than just oil highlights. Her straight hair is cut right past her shoulders, adding a thick fringe in the front. Then they added a muted red tone throughout with pops of purple color added in, and it looks amazing.
9. Cool-Toned Hairstyle
Here is a mid-length style with beautiful cool rainbow tones added in. Be sure to add in the colors of your choice evenly and finish your look off with beautiful beach waves, and you are all set.
10. Braided Hairstyle
Next is this braided half-up half-down hairstyle that perfectly shows off her new hair colors. They added dark colors throughout in a lovely pattern and finished the rest of the hair off with loose waves.
11. Pulpriot Hairstyle
Here is an oil-slick look using purples and greens on her dark black hair. To get this look cut your hair right above the shoulders and add spiral curls to help show off your brand new colors.
12. Two-Toned Accents Hairstyle
Here is a subtle way to add new colors to your hair. She is wearing a two-toned style with dark purple and forest green tones. She has kept most of the hair black and added messy curls; it looks so cool and edgy.
13. Pixie Fuchsia Hairstyle
Fuchsia is such a bright and vibrant color to add to your hair. In the photo above, she went with an all-over coverage using the oil slick technique on her short hair, which looks so good.
14. Edgy Pixie Oil Slick Hair
Here is a style for all ladies looking for an edgy hairstyle. To get this look, you will need to add thin layers of different colors on the top, and you will need long side bangs. Trim the rest of your hair short and are all set.
15. Center Parted Hairstyle
If you have long, dark hair and need to mix it up a bit, then here is a new hairstyle for you to try out. Here she has added rich purple, dark pink, and blues thought-out on top of her dark hair. Finish your look off with curls to get the whole vibe of this photo.
16. Blonde Rainbow Oil Slick Hair
Here is a brighter look using the oil slick color technique. She has only added the rainbow colors to her face-framing layers and in the bangs, giving it such a fun and hip look.
17. Pearl Hairstyle
Up next is this beautiful long hairstyle with mostly purple and blues throughout. She has kept it all in one long blunt hairstyle with curtain bangs in the front. Mix it up and add your colors to make this style unique to you.
18. Vibrant Oil Slick Hair
Most of these styles use darker hues, but you can also add vibrant tones using the oil-slick style. Here she has oranges, purples, and other light tones, and it looks so pretty. Finish it off with curls or wear it straight because either way, you will love how you look.
19. Brunette to Oil Slick Ombre Hair
Here she is wearing her long brunette hair with an oil-slick ombre. She has kept the top of her hair dark brown, gradually fading to bright blues, purples, and even pops of pink and yellow, and it looks fabulous.
20. Balayage Oil Slick for Long Hair
A balayage is always a good idea when you are thinking about adding color to your hair. In the photo above, she has added dark tones of purple and green throughout for a fabulous finish. She has also added messy beach waves, and it looks amazing.
21. Split Dye Oil Slick Hair
Split dyes are right on trend in 2022. Here she has kept one side bark, and for the other side, they have added gorgeous hues of magenta and blues, and both sides blend flawlessly.
22. Oil Slick Shine Line Hair
Shiny hair is healthy hair, and in the photo above, she is wearing her shiny hair with a thick purple money piece and pops of blue throughout. These two colors look so good with her natural black hair.
23. Oil Slick Hair with Waves
Up next is a mid-length hairstyle with oil slick highlights and pretty waves. One of the best ways to add oil colors to the hair is it alternating patterns as they have done here.
24. Oil Slick Hair with Rainbow Framing
For this next look, she has kept most of the hair dark but added a bright rainbow money piece in the front. Part it down the middle and add in spiral curls as they have done here and you are all set.
25. Smoky Oil Slick Hair
You could always go with this bright blue and purple hair color for an all-over coverage look. Here she has a pretty pale blue throughout with purple in the front and added in even waves for such a stunning style.
26. Vibrant Rainbow Oil Slick Hair
Here is a darker style with an edgy vibe. Here she has kept her hair cut short right above the shoulders and added rainbow streaks to frame the face, and added pops of colors throughout.
27. Sleek Curly Hair Oil Slick
Ladies with curly hair already know how hard it can be to find the right style. But look no further because here we have found you a beautiful look with sleek curls and oil-slick highlights of purple, blue, and green.
28. Mermaid Oil Slick Hair
Mermaid’s hair is a trendy style that uses two or more different colors into beautiful beach waves. Here they went with purple and green to create a perfect mermaid hairstyle.
29. Oil Slick Tint with Bangs
Here is a style for ladies who like to keep their hair long with thin bangs. She has also added a few blue and purple pops to frame the face. Keep it straight or add a few waves to add a bit of texture; you will love how you look.
30. Oil Slick Unicorn Hair
Unicorn hair is such a fun style to wear in 2022. Unicorn hair is the art of blending colors magically, as they have done here with purple and blue for a fabulous look.
31. Simply Magical Oil Slick Hair
You could always go with this next look for a more subtle oil hair look. Here she has kept her hair short and cut around the shoulders with a dark red hue and a few tints of purple highlights added in.
32. Oil Slick Hair with Blue Roots
There are so many different ways to create blue hair, but one of the best is shown above. Here she is wearing blue roots and hair until about halfway down. Then purple and teal highlights are added for texture and charm, which looks amazing.
33. Side Parted Curly Oil Slick Hair
Here is another perfect example of how to wear short curly hair. Here she has parted her hair on the side and left it shoulder length with oil slick highlights of magnets and dark blue, which looks perfect.
34. Turquoise Oil Slick Hair
Turquoise is one of the hottest colors to add to your hair. Here she has added this pretty color to the front section of the hair with purple tones and curly waves, which looks amazing.
35. Pastel Oil Slick Hair
After your next bob haircut, you could always add in these beautiful, dark, and muted colors. Added-in dark colors are a great way to show off your creative side and will give your style an edgy vibe.
36. Halo Prism Oil Slick Hair
If you find yourself a stylist who can pull off a halo prism, you should never let them go. Here they have added a beautiful pattern in the center of her hair and finished it off with blue and purple tips.
37. Curly Hair with Oil Slick Highlights
Here is another beautiful curly hairstyle with an oil-slick style. In the photo above, she has added pops of blue and green in a peekaboo style.
38. Inverted Wavy Oil Slick Hair
Inverted haircuts are so much fun on their own, but when you add funky and fresh colors, you will look futuristic. Here they have kept the roots dark and added in purples, teal, and bright yellow, blending perfectly.
39. Red Hair Oily Slick
Up next is this lovely short hairstyle with thick sections of red added to the sides. She has also added bits of blue underneath to add a bit of spice to her look.
40. Grunge Old Hairstyle
Here is a grunge style for all you ladies who love a good vintage look. In the photo above, she has a bright orange money piece followed by dark red and even hints of purple. Finish it off with messy waves and you are going to love your new grunge style.
41. Rainbow Curls Hairstyle
Short and rainbow curls are so naturally pretty, but they have taken it a step further with pretty red oil slick highlights. To get this style keep your hair cut short and part it down the center and you are all set.
42. Jewel Tone Oil Slick Hair
There is nothing more beautiful than the natural colors of jewels. Here she is wearing her hair with wonderful waves and peekaboo sections of green, blue, and red for a fabulous finish.
43. Gem Tone Pieces Oil Slick Hair
Here is an inverted bob haircut with lovely waves added throughout. This is a much more subtle way to add color to your hair, and they have only added it to the tips and curled them in for a beautiful looking gem tone hair color.
44. Peekaboo Oil Slick Hair
These colors are giving off serious peacock vibes. They have added an underneath layer of blue, green, and purple. Try styling your hair in a half-up half-down type of look to help show off your new hair colors.
45. Long Pixie Oil Slick Hair
Pixies are so much fun and, more importantly, versatile. Here she has styled her short hair with a buzzed back and short sides, a long layer on the top, and purple and blue hues added in.
46. Midnight Rainbow Oil Slick Hair
Here is a style we are calling a midnight rainbow look. She has added lovely dark tones that match her black hair perfectly.
47. Mid-Lenth Sleek Oil Slick Hair
For women with mid-length hair who are looking to add a bit of color to their style, then here is a beautiful hairdo with pretty pink and purple streaks. They have parted it on the side and kept it straight, looking perfect.
48. Dripping in Rainbows Oil Slick Hair
Dripping in rainbows is this next look, and it has an overall burgundy hue with touches of all the best colors in the rainbow. To finish this style off, add in big bombshell curls and use plenty of hairsprays, and you will love your new rainbow oil slick style.
49. Shoulder Length Oil Slick Hair
Up next is another bold-looking shoulder-length hairstyle. To get this look add in a pretty pattern of color here. They have used magenta, dark blue, and teal, but you can add any colors you want to complete this style.
50. Oil Slick With Messy Highlights
Last but not least is one of the lightest looks on this list. Here she has a bright blonde color for the base with messy and colorful highlights added in. They went with a cotton candy theme here, but you could always mix it up and use your favorite colors.
Hopefully, now you have found yourself an oil-slick hair color that fits your style. Are you thinking of going with a muted tone, or are you more of a bright and vibrant type of girl? Please let us know and tell us which one was your favorite; we always love to hear your thoughts!
Jenni Haward has been working as a hairstylist for almost 11 years. With that much experience, she was able to start her own business. It has been two years since she started and had made three salons in three different cities and is still growing. She is continuing to pursue the career hoping to impact more with her skills and knowledge.