Blonde highlights are a timeless color technique that seems to be here for the long haul. They are a great way to lighten up any color of hair. They can dimensional and shine to your locks for a much-needed change.
If you are considering platinum blonde hair colors but are quite sure where to start, you have come to the right place! We have put together a selection of classic and trendy shades of platinum blonde for your consideration. Remember that while it is a stunning color choice, platinum hair does require some upkeep. Of course, this all depends on how you color your hair.
An all-over platinum blonde shade will require frequent touch-ups, while other options such as highlights, ombre, and balayage tones do not require as much maintenance. Check out our top selections of options for platinum blonde color and blonde highlights. Pin your favorites so you can choose the ones you like the most!
What Are Blonde Highlights And How Are They Done?
Although women always loved to experiment with lightened strands and different highlighting method, a decade ago, all highlights looked pretty much the same. Comparing the first highlights with what you can achieve today, you can certainly notice the breakthrough made through the last 10 years.
First, women who wanted to freshen up their manes with lighter accents would wear rubber caps with little holes, where their hair was pulled through by a hook and isolated for further bleaching. In fact, this method was officially the first proper way to get highlights (though it looked pretty weird).
Soon, the folding method came in. This technique involves painting specific slices of hair that get folded into strips of foil after applying the color. Basically, foiling is still the most popular technique to get unique highlights, as you can choose from 3 to 5 different shades of blonde and thus achieve dimension and visual volume for your locks.
Blonde Highlights Warm Tones
This pretty natural looking blonde shade is the perfect blend of buttery blonde, golden blonde and icy blonde hues for a multidimensional look. The difference in the colors is so subtle, yet it adds so much depth and dimension to your locks. And the pretty beachy waves give this look added volume for a look that's very girly and chic.
Golden Blonde Highlights
This wavy layered V-cut is a great way to add fullness to thin or fine tresses. as well, the multi tonal blend of blondes is gorgeous! Chunky hues of golden blonde, light ash blonde and honey blonde will add depth and texture to your hair for a look that will drive any man wild with passion!
Blonde Highlights For Brunette
The color contrast is this brunette and blonde balayage is sensational! The chocolate brown base mixed with soft caramel and buttery blonde highlights adds so much depth to your hair! To duplicate this look, as your stylist to hand paint chunky highlights throughout your darker base!
This lovely blend of honey blonde and ash brown tones ends up as a pretty shiny caramel shade that is out of this world. Start with darker tones and fade to a soft golden blonde at the tips. Wear your hair in wild and loose curls to take this sexy look to the max!
Highlights For Brown Hair
Naturalness has always been a women’s number one desire. But we all need to change something in our styles from time to time, right? So why don’t spice up your natural hair color with some highlighting strands and create a very effortless look? The slight contrast of the brown base and subtle blonde hues is a tasteful combination that will take a fresh look at your hair.
Brunette Hair With Caramel Blonde
Caramel blonde highlights are another stunning idea to freshen up your brown locks. Highlights don’t overlap your natural hair color; they emphasize its beauty by enhancing it with lighter tones. Just look what an adorable color transition from dark brunette roots to yummy caramel hues you can get to embellish your style!
Brown Hair Into Ponytail
Even a simple daily hairstyle such as a ponytail will look totally different with accentuating highlights. The light hues play perfectly on dark chevelure, creating a contrastive, yet very smooth look to your hair. There’s no better way to reveal the beauty of your brunette hair than emphasize it with lighter elements.
Caramel Brown With Blonde
Besides tons of dimension and movement in your hair, blonde highlights have a way more pleasant advantage for your look. Since you can choose where your accents will take place, you can create a face-framing effect tailored according to your facial features. This caramel brown base looks extremely lively and fun with its light front tresses. And in addition to its fantastic appearance, it creates a more balanced silhouette for the face visually, building absolute harmony for the whole look.
Black & Gold
Black and gold is a sophisticated combination that you may see literally everywhere these days: from home decor to clothes. These two have turned out to complement one another with their depth and richness, and that’s the reason so many girls are so crazy about them. Now, can you imagine what a great visual impact your look will get once you mix these colors on your hair? This unbelievably luxurious, well-defined color job is here to make the image clearer.
Face Framing Blonde On Light Brown
Now, it’s really all about framing. Such a strategic application of color is meant to achieve absolutely flawless results based on a woman’s individual features. It can be any color mix; the point is to make sure that the lighter shade belongs to the same color family as the base. Here, for example, you can see light blown that is close to beige blonde with natural blonde locks framing the face. Bottom line? The colors are similar and therefore so natural and effortless.
Warm Blonde Colors On Brown Hair
Add the warmth to you brown hair by making these beautiful warm-colored highlights, so that even during rainy and cold weather your hair will shine!
Beautiful Brown Tiger Hair Color
Is your hair wavy? Then you are very lucky. Make your waves stand out by highlighting them with the beautiful golden color, and your hair will look unspeakably gorgeous.
Brown Hair Bob With Golden Locks
Make your bob haircut stand out by having beautiful golden locks throughout your brown hair. It will look as if the sun touched you on your head, - amazing, isn’t it?
Cold Blonde Highlights Ideas
Platinum Blonde Hair Color
If you have naturally blonde hair and want a subtle look, ask your stylist for platinum blonde highlights on top of your natural blonde color. The finished product will be a startling icy blonde that looks as natural as your real color. Wear it back in a pretty half updo like the one pictured here for a modern flair for this timeless color!
Cold Highlights For Brown Hair
If you want to keep your natural color, but still add some blonde color, this pretty ash brown to honey blonde fade is so soft and demure. The pretty loose curls help give this romantic look more volume and texture. This is best for those who want a more refined look that still shows off your softer side!
If you have naturally straight hair, it will look especially stunning with some contrasting icy blonde highlights and light ash blonde lowlights for a creamy balayage effect. There is just enough of a difference in the two shades of blonde to give it a shimmery effect that will glisten like spun gold in the sunlight.
Blonde Highlights For Long Hair
Chunky blonde highlights are the perfect solution for those who don’t want to commit to full on platinum blonde. Start with a caramel brown base and then add some honey blonde highlights throughout and finally get thicker icy blonde tones in the front for the perfect trifecta of color.
Short Curly Bob
Ombre tones look just as fabulous on shorter hairstyles. This brown to blonde ombre short bob is living proof! The slightly uneven ends paired with chunky light and dark blonde highlights on a darker brown base is so charming! The slight waves add texture and fullness to this short bob.
This icy blonde ombre is positively bewitching. The dark blonde undertones have a peekaboo effect when blended with the pale blonde color on top. If you want a look that has a lot of depth and texture, this pretty balayage is calling your name! Ask for long layers to add some volume to your hair as well.
Have we inspired you to try one of our enticing blonde highlight hairstyles? Are you ready for a sexy new look that will make you look and feel like a film star.
Highlighted Low Messy Bun Hairstyle
With such a rich variety of colors, any hairstyle you’d like to create will look absolutely unique. This low messy bun wouldn’t look so sweet without the highlighted strands that show off the beauty of the base. Want to diversify your casual hairstyles? Nothing is better than blonde highlights.
Pearl Blonde Tint Highlights
This idea is for those who want to keep their look simple and significant. Pearl blonde highlights may seem less saturated and visible, yet their minimalistic charm makes your blonde appear sharper and sexier. They will suit wheat blonde base, so if you’re a pale blonde since birth, don’t miss this cutie.
Blonde Highlights On Ash Brown Base
Here comes the never-ending trend that knows how to flatter any girl: a little bit faded and so tempting ash brown base that melts with wheat blonde highlights is definitely a look to steal. Girls who don’t want their highlights to look too drastic, don’t ever pass this gorgeous idea.
Just like a souffle that is dark and crispy on the outside and light and soft on the inside, this hair color makes mouths water. Although the blonde and brunette are pretty contrastive, the well-balanced blend of highlights makes them match perfectly. The best thing is, it also has a slight face-framing touch. When the color is ready, add some waves to enhance the dimension of shades to set the framing magic into motion.
Long Brown Hair
Long hair always looks very feminine. You can emphasize your femininity even more by highlighting your hair tips with golden warm color. Wear a dress, and you are ready to be the queen of the evening.
Medium Length Hair
Medium length hair is quite easy to take care of, - that’s why it’s perfect for the majority of women. Turn some hair streaks into a golden color, and your appearance will take that sunny light look and will make everyone around smile.
Blonde Face Frame
Such look is good for women with either round or oval face. The layers would frame the oval face making it look even more beautiful; and if you have the layers cut from the chin, - your round face will take a more oval form. Add some blonde highlights, and you are ready to rock the scene.
Layered Dark Brown Hair With Blonde Highlights
Are you striving to achieve more creative and casual look? Then go for a layered messy haircut with some blonde highlights! It’s a perfect look for free-spirited creative ladies!
Cute Blonde Highlights On Natural Brown Hair
Blonde highlights on natural brown hair look simply cute! Besides, this look is good for a woman of any age, so no matter whether you are in your 20s or 40s, you’ll appear very trendy and positive to everyone around!
Honey Brunette Melt
Let your long hair fall naturally and as you walk everyone would pay attention to it. To have even a more stunning look, you could gradually highlight it going from darker to lighter blonde, so that it will look as if the honey started slowly melting on your hair.
Deep Brown Hair Color And Blonde Highlights
Brown hair with blonde highlights always looks very interesting no matter whether you have long or short hair. Experiment with the hair color palette to have a perfect look. If you have deep brown hair color, you could add ash blonde highlights for a more contrasting effect or go with golden hue for a more smooth transition.
How Can You Do Blonde Highlights At Home?
If you don’t want to end up with damaged unevenly painted hair, just leave it all up to a professional when it comes to highlights. All in all, they work in salons for a certain reason — they are trained and experienced in proper mixing, applying, and combining different shades, as well as blending them the right way. However, there’s still something you can do for your highlights yourself. Make sure to include anything from nourishing treatments and masks to color-safe shampoos and conditioners designed for blonde hair. It’s always better to get your highlights done at a salon. As for taking care of your highlighted hair, it’s the best thing you can do at home.
FAQ: Blonde Highlights
What are honey blonde highlights?
Honey blonde is a hair color with warm gold tones that is a mix of sunny blonde and light brown. Honey blonde hair can be made lighter or darker to suit various skin tones and eye colors due to the dual brunette and blonde tones.
Are blonde highlights attractive?
Blonde hair has a lot of appeal. Highlights, on the other hand, are a great way to make your hair look more fascinating while also making it easier to maintain.The balayage technique usually brings the best results.
Will I look good with blonde highlights?
It is recommended that you do highlights or babylights if you want to go lighter. Blonde highlights will suit you if your eyes are gray, green, or with lightly browned specks, while brown highlights will seem more appealing if you have dark brown or vivid green eyes.