They say blondes have more fun and it seems like guys with blonde highlights agree. Blonde highlights for guys are becoming more and more popular these days. Thanks to Asian idols who are bravely sporting the look, even men with darker colored hair are going for lighter highlights. Of course, naturally, blonde guys can get highlights, too, just in different shades of blonde.
Getting highlights done can have tons of benefits on your hair. Aside from making your locks look cooler, they can add dimension and the illusion of volume to it as well. If you have dark hair and you’re thinking of going lighter for the summer but you’re not confident about going all out, you can add blonde highlights instead, too.
How to Get Blonde Highlights for Men
Now that you’ve seen some of the best and most popular blonde hairstyles for men, it’s time to decide which color and highlight to get. The goal, of course, is to make your highlights look natural (unless you’re going for a statement look like frosted tips) and that can be quite tricky to achieve. Here are some tips.
Consider Your Base Color: Before getting highlights put in your hair, it’s important to consider your base color or your current hair color. Guys with blonde hair can still get blonde highlights as long as it all looks natural. To achieve this, it’s best to stick to colors that are a shade or two lighter (or darker, whatever you prefer) than your hair color. Of course, the case would be different if you were going for frosted tips or streaks which would require bolder contrast.
Try Balayage: Balayage is one of the newer trends in hair coloring and it’s basically described as hair sweeping or hair painting. This method creates a more custom and more natural look since the stylist can freehandedly choose where to apply color.
Take Inspiration from Different Forms of Media: There’s nothing wrong with browsing through a magazine or browsing the internet for hair inspiration. In fact, it’s a great way to find people with the same face shape and facial features as yours and discover which hairstyles would look great with it.
Watch The Following Tutorial to Learn How to Get Blonde Highlights for Men
Popular Blonde Highlights for Men
Just like women’s hair, there are different types of blonde hair for men. Here are some of them:
1. Platinum Blonde Hair
The icy cool look for men can be achieved by having your hair bleached and getting it dyed platinum blonde. You can add another light shade of blonde as the highlight, if you want, to give it some depth and dimension but going monochromatic with platinum is alright, too. This guy with platinum blonde highlights portrays the look well.
2. Frosted Tips
With everything from the nineties coming back, it’s no surprise that frosted tips are becoming one of the most highly requested and most highly sought after hairstyle for men these days as well.
This blonde highlighted look works well on men with darker hair color as it requires creating a stark contrast between the hair and the “tips” which are sections of hair that are bleached and then highlighted with a light shade of blonde.
3. Dirty Blonde Man Bun
There’s something so unbelievably sexy about guys with blonde hair and guys with long hair so the combination of both, as you can imagine, is insanely hot. Case in point: Jason Momoa and his long, dirty blonde locks with beachy waves.
This subtle Blonde highlights for men are perfect for them who don’t want anything too bright or too bold. Though if you want to kick it up a notch, you can always tie it up in a man bun.
4. Punk Rock Quiff
Going for the “bad boy” look? You’d think sporting dark hair would be the best way to go, but going blonde might just be better. The punk rock blonde look can be achieved by starting with a light blonde base coupled with golden blonde highlights. Inject more of that badass vibe by going for dark roots and you’ll have the ladies lining up in no time.
5. The Sophisticated Pompadour
It’s usually the teenage years that are filled with low faded Mohawk looks but if you love the hairstyle so much and you’re looking for a more mature and more sophisticated way to rock it, you might want to consider going for an ashy blonde color to go with it. Adding light shade like this guy with blonde highlights can help make it look even better.
6. Boyband Blonde
Justin Timberlake, Nick Carter, and Taylor Hanson – all guys with blonde highlights and all that you needed to send a horde of teenage girls into a frenzy back in the 90s although, to be honest, I’m pretty sure a ton of women would still line up for these hotties anytime. One thing they all have in common is luscious honey blonde hair. Check out this photo for inspiration.
7. Macho Mogul
A classic depiction of guys with blonde highlights. Neatly styled side part hair with sharp, clean lines can make you look like a real macho mogul. If you’re looking for a look that’s both trendy and appropriate for the workplace, this style is perfect for you.
8. Platinum Blonde Comb Over
Platinum blonde highlights will not only make your hair look fantastic but will create a fabulous contrast, especially if you’re going for a comb-over and dark roots. Don’t give this hairdo a second thought because it will undoubtedly make you look like a fine gentleman.
9. Wavy Hairlights
A funky men’s curly hairstyle can be easily refreshed with some blonde highlights. It will not only boost your confidence, but those waves will get such high definition.
10. Straight Blonde Hair
Do you adore natural-looking hairstyles? If the answer is yes, you will certainly love these blonde highlights for men with long straight hair. Highlight the bangs area more if you want a nice face frame.
11. Swedish Blonde
If you are looking for a perfect blonde highlight for everyday wear and special occasions, then this Swedish look might be the one you need to try. To achieve this, dye your hair blonde add some platinum highlights. Then comb it to the opposite side and repeat this step until you have combed all of your hair over to the opposite side.
12. Golden Walnut Ponytail
If you want to add a touch of drama to your long hair, consider styling your hair with golden highlights. This will give your hair a great pop of color and some extra dimension to your look. Start by adding some highlights to your hair. Once you’ve got your color in place, make your ponytail and style it however you like.
13. Chestnut Bob
Blonde highlights may be the perfect style for guys who want to add some depth and richness to their chestnut hair without going over the top. Start by choosing the right chestnut shade. If you have light hair, go for a lighter blonde shade. If you have dark hair, go for a darker one.
14. Medium Golden Highlights
For men looking to add a touch of light to their long hair, golden highlights are the perfect way to go. You can style your hair as usual. However, if you’re looking for a more dramatic look, you can use a curling iron or flat iron to create waves or curls.
15. Dark Blonde
When it comes to highlighting your dark hair, the options are endless, but the dark blonde is lively. It looks great on the pompadour hairstyle. To create this look, start by blow drying your hair straight. Next, take a small section of hair from the front of your head and backcomb it. Then, use a round brush to smooth out the top layer of your hair.
16. Flat Top
Here’s one of the best examples of how to get any black man shine with blonde highlights. Opt for a flat top haircut and, on one side, get a single wide blonde highlight. Don’t forget about the accessories if you want your look to be inspiring and trendy.
17. Silver Blonde Highlights
This black hair with blonde highlights will emphasize any men’s hairstyle. You can also mix that blonde with another unique, gorgeous shade, like silver, and coat your highlights. Lift your hair up and give it a tousle.
18. Blonde Highlights for Thin Hair
White blonde highlights are certainly the winning solution when you have thin hair. Opt for a straight medium cut and get wispy side bangs if you want a mysterious look.
19. Blonde Highlights for Men over 50
If you are in the mood for a trendy and younger look, even as a man over 50, remember that short blonde highlighted hair is certainly one of men’s favorite when going wild. Tousle those top waves and grow a beard.
20. Copper Top
Get at the sleek, elegant vibe that Asian men love with some copper and blonde highlights. A taper for the sides will help you control the shape while a one-sided top will transform you into a fine gentleman.
21. Messy Wet Look
This hairstyle teleports us back into the 9-‘s when Kurt Cobain’s messy hair with blonde highlights was so fashionable. This shorter version is grunge-inspired and won’t go out of fashion.
22. Wavy High Top with Blonde Highlights
Bright brown hair with blonde highlights is sexy and daring, especially if it has that natural touch. Get a rounded brush and with those stunning honey highlights, you’ll get the ultimate mix that will make you glow.
23. Messy High Mohawk
If you already have blonde hair, that doesn’t mean you can’t get blonde highlights! Make them lighter, perhaps in a platinum blonde nuance that will give that awesome messy high mohawk a particular shine.
24. Blonde Medium Hair With Beard
These bleach blonde highlights are perfect for men with fair skin and blue eyes. Keep the roots dark and make sure to also recreate those highlights on your beard.
25. Blonde Fade with Taper Fade
If you don’t like styling your hair in the morning, this hairdo with beige blonde highlights is low-maintenance and perfect for lazy men who want to look effortlessly cool. Complete the look with a stubble beard
26. Blonde Lowlights
Blonde lowlights are fabulous choices for men who want something special, especially more texture. You can experiment with lots of hairstyles, comb overs, waves and sleek hairdos to get the best match with your new color.
27. Messy Waves
If you want to enhance those careless waves, all you need are some bright blonde highlights. Tousle those long bangs on one side and get ready to break some hearts. Also, a stubble beard will amazingly complete the look.
28. Taper Fade with Blonde Curls
As an African American man you need to be proud of that voluminous gorgeous hair and make it stand out. And what better way to create contrast than to combine a blonde highlighted top with natural tapered sides.
29. Surfer Look
Surfer hairstyles are among the most wanted looks by man. On the other hand, that doesn’t mean they are easy to achieve. First, you need to grow your hair, make sure it’s always properly nourished and with the proper blonde highlights. They are the key to that sun-kissed look.
30. Blonde Bangs
When you want to stand out, this hairstyle with highlighted bangs probably represents the whole package. Dye your hair in a dark color and create contrast by picking a striking blonde nuance for your bangs.
Not feeling too confident about rocking an all-blonde look? That’s alright; you can always just stick to blonde highlights instead. Guys with blonde highlights are so damn hot and cool and are trending right now!
If you already have blonde hair, blonde highlights can help make your locks look fuller, shinier, and healthier with the right highlights so go ahead and book that appointment with your hairdresser.