Hair Color Ideas and Inspiration
White Hot: 11 Photos Of Icy Blonde Hair You'll Want To Try Now
29 January 2018
All blondes are not created equal. As any woman who’s ever committed to the icy shade can tell you, there’s a definitive hierarchy. In part, that’s because the color is so unattainable. It takes time, precision, and a healthy checking account to achieve your dream color.
These days, our current obsession is hair so blonde it’s basically colorless. White hair isn’t just for grannies; we love it on fair complexions and cropped lobs. Although maintaining the shade without any brassiness takes quite the disciplined hair care routine, that beautifully blonde mane will absolutely be worth it.
Before you take a high dive into that silky, shiny pool of blonde, it’s important to understand the range of shades that are out there. Take a look at some of our favorites.
It’s only right that we begin with the mother of all blonde hair colors: platinum. This glamour puss shade, designed for the reigning silver screen starlets, is a high maintenance, opulent color that practically oozes status. If you’ve been lightening your hair for some time and are itching to make a dramatic shift, platinum is probably the right choice. We recommend this look on long hair. If you begin to experience chemical damage, your stylist can just shear away your split ends and breakage.
Out of all the icy blonde shades in existence, silver is probably the newest. It’s only in the last handful of years that colorists have wholeheartedly embraced gray, silver, and white as colors that look just as lovely on young heads as they do on old. Trend aside, silver looks flattering on almost every complexion and brings a much-warranted moodiness to your ‘do. Instead of being mistaken for somebody’s elegant grandmother, you’ll feel surprisingly youthful.
Are you a vampy lady who also just happens to be a blonde? Celebrate your cool roots by going gray blonde. Although the shade might not sound sexy, we consider this one of the most unique shades available right now. The color is sultry and ashy—the perfect choice for a girl who’s been every kind of blonde. Why not try something new and adventurous?
Like all dark colors, gray will take some time to fully fade from your hair. This certainly isn’t a quick shade to grow out, so take that into consideration before switching up your icy blonde mane. Still, we think this shade is worth it.
Champagne is a beverage that’s made just for celebrations (no matter how ordinary or small), and that’s exactly how we feel about champagne blonde. This ashy, beige-influenced color incorporates subtle notes of gold and white blonde. We’ve been seeing this shade steadily gain popularity, so it’s no wonder that hairstylists are battling to create the best version of it.
On medium or fair skin tones, you really can’t go wrong with champagne. Why not add a sense of celebration to your daily life?
If you’re anything like us, the words “frosted” and “blonde” together bring to mind terrible memories of post-millennium boy bands with spiky, frosted tips and chunky knits. The good news is that today’s frosted blonde has nothing in common with those dated styles. Blending darker blonde shades with subtle white highlights, your colorist will craft a blonde gradient that will fully convert you to the shade.
We like our blondes like our caffeinated beverages: a little sweet, with a touch of unexpected goodness. That’s certainly the case for latte blonde, a medium ash shade that’s just a bit brighter than you’d typically see it. The ultra-chic color is ideal for summer, when just a glimpse of beautiful blonde hair can feel like a blast of cold air. On lengthy manes, latte blonde is sleek and modern.
We’re living in a pastel world where no mane is safe from the gentle touch of watercolor shades. If you’ve already committed to a life of light blonde hair, why not mix up your look a little? Lilac falls directly between blue and pink hair, creating a shade that’s flattering on almost every skin tone. When applied with a very light touch, lilac has a beautiful, dusky finish that’s ideal for summer wear.
Tired of walking the middle ground between pastel pink and blue? Commit to a lavender, instead. We find that purple hues are the most universally flattering, particularly against icy blonde hair. Whether you ask your colorist for an ombre or just a dip dye, the decision will transform your look. Who wouldn’t want to be friends with someone who has purple hair?
It seems as if the world has totally gone gaga for all things blush pink. The pale shade, which includes influences of both icy blonde and orange, is a no-fuss look that’s ideal for warm weather and summer vacations. If you’re not sure what shade of pink fits your complexion best, schedule a consultation with your colorist of choice. He or she can talk you through the process.
Rose Gold Blonde
For some, pure pink can feel a little bit excessive. If that’s the case for you, we humbly recommend giving rose gold blonde a shot. This pale pink look includes a touch of orangey gold, ensuring you won’t feel like you just dunked your head in a bucket of birthday confetti.
If you’re nervous to give rose gold a try, we recommend wearing it as an ombre before painting on a full head of the color. Don’t enjoy the shade as much as you’d hoped? By all means, just cut it off.
Does pastel feel too sweet to you? Is even platinum too tame? Introduce a punk rock element to your blonde by asking your colorist for dark, grunge-inspired looks. This look works well to create a moody ‘do, but it’s even easier if your own hair color is dark to begin with. Instead of having to visit the salon for touch-ups, you can simply allow the color to grow out.
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