Have you ever wanted to add a quick style to your hair but weren’t sure how? Blonde highlights have been shown to complement any hair color, whether dark or light. With so many shades of blonde to choose from, there are multiple ways to breathe new life into your mane.
How can blonde highlights be toned?
Blonde highlights can get toned with purple hair treatments. Purple shampoos and conditioners will help balance out the yellow tones in your highlights, preventing them from getting brassy.
Use purple hair products in moderation, as using them too much will make your highlights too ashy and cool-toned. To darken the blonde shade, try a clarifying shampoo or a colored dry shampoo.
Chic Blonde Highlights
Here are some fantastic ways to add blonde highlights to your hair, no matter the color!
1. Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights
Brown hair with blonde highlights is a great option for women who don’t want to go through the process of bleaching all of their hair to get blonde color.
2. Honey Blonde Highlights
Honey blonde highlights best flatter pale skin tones, and also blend well with chocolate brown hair for a beautiful caramel swirl.
3. Red Hair with Blonde Highlights
If you’re a ginger and are looking for an easy way to accentuate your color, add in blonde highlights. The result will be strawberry blonde or noticeably dark red hair.
4. Dark Hair with Blonde Highlights
Blonde highlights on dark hair are probably the most popular choice. With wavy hair, you’ll have a beachy look but it also looks beautiful straight.
5. Ash Blonde Highlights
On dark or light hair, ash blonde highlights are pretty. Choose between highlights all over or just a few scattered throughout the hair.
6. Platinum Blonde Highlights
Platinum blonde highlights on a long or short bob have the ability to make you look younger when they’re thick, but as thin highlights they are just as gorgeous.
7. Strawberry Blonde Highlights
Strawberry blonde hair flatters women with pale or pinkish skin. These balayage highlights make the added blonde look very natural.
8. Baby Blonde Highlights
If you ever loved Marilyn Monroe’s hairstyle and wanted it for your own, baby blonde highlights are for you. The result is a beautiful overall lightened hairstyle.
9. Blonde Highlights on Short Hair
Short blonde hair is one of the most common hairstyles seen around and will be trendy for years to come. A brunette straight stacked bob or wavy bob with layers can easily be brightened up with blonde highlights.
10. Long Hair with Blonde Highlights
There’s a huge difference between having just long blonde hair with one color, and adding in blonde highlights. Hair looks more lush and healthy.
11. Vivid Streaks
Spice up a boring bob by adding vivid streaks of light ash blonde to contrast against a medium brown base. Add layers to create some movement on the head and use a round brush and hairdryer to flip the ends inwards towards the face creating a feathery look.
12. Light Blonde Stripes
Blonde is the most versatile shade that goes perfectly with all hair colors. Dye the tresses light copper, if not natural, and place stripes of light blonde in between. If you are a redhead give this look a try to liven up your unique locks.
13. Just a Hint
Mixed-race ladies can turn around some heads with a deva haircut for the coils to fall flawlessly around the face at varying lengths. Add a hint of golden blonde imparting a subtle gleam to the face. Instead of the entire hair length, highlight the tips only and you won’t regret it!
14. 90’s Look
Recall those good old days with this nostalgic hairstyle. 90’s highlights are still rocked by many celebrities today and are known to be chunky contrasting sharply against a dark base shade. Complete the look with bouncy curls and off you go!
15. Multi-Tonal Highlights
These chic blonde highlights are sure to turn around some heads. Choose two shades of blonde and add fine stripes on the hair creating a gorgeous mix of light, medium, and dark strands. Flaunt the look with a messy updo and voila!
16. Earloop Highlights
Earloop highlights are bright chunks of hair limited around the ears only making it look like you are wearing earrings and hence the name. These are ideal for those who are reluctant to dye their mane. Hide them or flaunt them whenever you want!
17. Peekaboo Hair
Another look for those who are not sure about getting highlights. Take part in the peekaboo hair trend by separating the underlayer and adding blonde streaks to alternate with the dark strands. Flaunt them with a half-up hairstyle or cover them with your top layer depending on your mood.
18. Creamy Blonde Charm
Nothing can go wrong with creamy blonde. Rock this cool shade on a brown mane and set off the look with a hint of champagne blonde in between taking it to another dimension. Add loose waves, braid half of the hair and get ready to stun everyone!
19. Natural Appeal
Ladies who want a more natural look can rock blonde highlights too. Choose the tone that is a shade or two lighter than your natural blonde mane and place the streaks close to each other for a seamless blend.
Try the style on medium-length locks, and you will love it! You can also go from highlights to all-over blonde!
20. Two-Toned Pixie
Elderly women can shed off some years with a short pixie haircut. Instead of keeping it simple amp up the look further by adding fine golden blonde stripes on the top for a two-toned appeal. Low-maintenance and chic, what more to ask for?
21. Magnificent Money Pieces
Rock a luxurious hairstyle without spending a dollar at the salon. Money pieces refer to highlighting the hair around the front hairline to frame the face adding an instant glow to it. Separate the front chunks and dye them in whatever blonde shade you like. Easy-breezy!
22. Halo Highlights
Money pieces seem too simple? Try halo highlights. They are inexpensive, add a pop of color without dominating the natural base shade, and can be done at home. Add chunks of light blonde along the middle parting limiting them to the front only leaving the remaining dark brown mane untouched at the back.
23. Sandy Blonde Strokes
This shade lies in between cool and warm tones of blonde and is perfect to add some depth to those boring locks. Add a whole lot of chic sandy blonde highlights to lighten a dark mane with natural strands peeking in between. Chop the hair into a mushroom cut and blunt micro bangs. Done!
24. Medium Hair with Blonde Highlights
Spice up your medium hairstyle with pure blonde highlights. On dark blonde or brunette hair, it lightens up your mane beautifully.
25. Brunette Hair with Blonde Highlights
When you want to try something new with brunette hair, throw in blonde highlights. When you’re in the sun, they’ll look like a rich caramel.
26. Dark Blonde Highlights
Dark blonde highlights look best on women with dark hair. They also complement dark skin by brightening up the complexion.
27. Light Blonde Highlights
Mixing shades of blonde is always a good idea. For golden blonde or dark blonde, a lighter shade is the perfect pairing.
28. Blonde Highlights on Curly Hair
Throw some serious Shakira vibes when you add blonde highlights to your curly hair. Curls will be even lusher and appear thicker.
29. Straight Blonde Highlights
Adding blonde highlights to a dark straight hairstyle takes your traditional look from okay to oh wow! Any way you part the hair will show off your new color.
30. Wavy Blonde Highlights
Either a very light blonde or a medium blonde gives a wavy hairstyle mermaid vibes. Go for large waves to get a beautiful swirl flowing.
31. Golden Blonde Highlights
A straight layered hairstyle with golden highlights is totally a Rachel look in Friends. Add in waves to easily thicken up your locks.
32. Icy Blonde Highlights
On blonde hair, ice blonde waves look white while on dark hair, they’ll appear almost silver. Both will give a beautiful result.
33. Blonde Balayage Highlights
For a look you won’t have to touch up frequently, opt for blonde balayage. As hair grows out, the color won’t appear faded so you can keep on looking gorgeous.
34. Auburn Hair with Blonde Highlights
On auburn or rich red locks, blonde highlights make the style. If you’re a redhead or have auburn hair, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried this color combination.
35. Chunky Blonde Highlights
Whether you add in thick blonde highlights near the face or all over, the result is a hairstyle that brightens up your face.
36. Full Blonde Highlights
To create a more dramatic look, ask your stylist for full highlights which are applied to every section of hair. These blonde highlights are sunshine bright on dark blonde hair.
37. Partial Blonde Highlights
Adding highlights to only one section of the hair, typically near the face, are called partial highlights. On any skin tone, a shade of blonde brightens.
38. White Blonde Highlights
Missing that white blonde hair you had as a child? Add them to your hair now for a nostalgic flashback. On already blonde hair, you’ll be Marilyn Monroe and on dark hair, it’s a nice shimmer.
39. Silver Blonde Highlights
Whether you’re a young woman or on the older side, silver blonde highlights will give you a youthful glow. If you’re going gray, this color will help you embrace it.
40. Caramel Blonde Highlights
On wavy hairstyles, rich caramel highlights will add definition. The warm color is great for flattering any skin tone.
41. Blonde Ombre Highlights
When it’s summertime and you want that sun-kissed glow, go for blonde ombre. You’ll get a natural look like you were laying out in the sun all weekend.
42. Blonde Highlighted Bob
This brunette wavy bob is livened up with chunky blonde highlights while the color is a bit more subtle on a straight inverted bob.
43. Dirty Blonde Hair with Highlights
Dirty blonde highlights are hot in 2023. If you like your dark hair but want to try something different temporarily, add in blonde highlights. For both wavy bobs and layered, straight medium hairstyles they are a beautiful addition.
44. Asian Blonde Highlights
Asian women tend to stick with their black hair, but branching out into blonde highlights on black hair or dark blonde hair is a gorgeous must-try option.
45. Beige Blonde Highlights
If white-blonde highlights are a bit too light for you, try beige which flatters all shades of blonde from dark to light.
46. Pixie with Blonde Highlights
A straight layered pixie or a spiky short pixie pair well with blonde highlights. Add chunkier highlights near the face where they’ll be most noticeable.
47. Thick Blonde Highlights
Add thick blonde highlights throughout your auburn or light brown hair for a glow everyone will want to steal.
48. Thin Blonde Highlights
After adding light blonde highlights throughout your medium or long hairstyle, dark hair will peek through for a sophisticated blend.
49. Black Hair with Blonde Highlights
These blonde highlights are a dramatic complement on black hair. For your dark skin, this color is one of the best to flatter it.
50. Blonde Highlights with Weave
Whether you buy a sew-in or you highlight the hair when it’s already in place, chunky blonde highlights on dark hair look great placed all over or just at front.
51. Blonde and Blue Highlights
Feeling a little more daring than just neutral hair colors? Mix blonde and blue for an unexpectedly beautiful switch-up.
52. Beach Blonde Highlights
Even if you don’t live near the beach, you’ll look like it with these beach blonde highlights. Go big with lots of thick highlights for a bombshell style.
53. Blonde Highlights with Bangs
Make your bangs the focal point of your hairstyle with bright blonde highlights. Platinum and very light blonde on the brunette short hairstyle is the way to add some pep.
Browse your favorite styles of blonde highlights and fall in love with your new look. You can expect foil highlights to last 6-8 weeks and an all-over color job about 3-5.
You’ll also pay about $75 for partials and $100 for full highlights. When roots grow out, try a new color of blonde highlights – you’ll feel like a new person each time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about blonde highlights.
Yes, it is possible to go fully blonde with highlights, and many people find it a preferable strategy to bleach all your hair in one appointment.
By gradually adding more blonde highlights throughout three to four hair coloring appointments, you can create a blonde effect that looks more natural and causes less hair damage.
Yes, it is safe to get blonde highlights while pregnant. The chemicals in semi-permanent and permanent hair dyes aren’t considered significantly dangerous to pregnant people.
However, some people prefer to get highlights when pregnant instead of dyeing all of their hair to avoid excessive exposure to chemicals.
Yes, highlights are a great way to cover gray hair. If you already have blonde hair and less than half is gray, you can use blonde highlights to strategically cover gray hair and blend it into the rest of your blonde shade.
Many people get blonde highlights on already blonde hair. Highlights of a different shade can add texture and depth to blonde hair.
For instance, people with naturally blonde hair often get blonde highlights to elevate their natural hair color.
No, you cannot remove blonde highlights. Blonde requires bleach, and bleach is permanent. To get rid of these highlights, you will need to either wait for your hair to grow out or cut your dyed hair off.
Consult a colorist before dyeing over your existing color since excessive chemical treatments can damage your hair.
Yes, blonde highlights involve bleach, which is always damaging to your hair. Bleach will make your hair dry and fragile.
You can protect bleached hair by using moisturizing products and specialized hair treatments for dyed hai
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