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Color Me (Very) Blonde: 10 Smoking Hot Platinum Blonde Shades to Try

Platinum blonde is a highly-coveted shade. Did you know that even the Ancient Greeks and Romans bleached out their hair? Many suffered hair loss and resorted to wearing wigs made from the hair of blonde slaves. While blondes can be found in all parts of the world, only 2% of the world’s population remains a natural blonde as an adult.

The evolution of light hair is related to the body’s synthesis of Vitamin D. Lighter hair and skin allow more sunlight to trigger the production of Vitamin D, which explains why more natural blondes are found in Europe and other sunlight-deficient areas.

Light hair is definitely an attention-getter and is still regarded as a marker for beauty and goodness. If you’re ready to take your hair to the next level of blonde, talk to your stylist. You wouldn’t want to find yourself with an orange mess or worse yet, no hair at all.

Ask your stylist to determine the right tone of platinum blonde for your skin and hair type. Be sure to nourish and repair your hair with reconstructive treatments to maintain good hair health. And as for all the rumors about blondes having more fun…try any of these brilliant platinum blonde shades and find out for yourself!

  • #1 Blocked Out Blonde

    Written by Tanya Ramirez

    Ultra-light, pale blonde is starkly contrasted by a deep brunette hue in this asymmetrical style.

    Blocked Out Platinum Blonde Short Style

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    Blocked Out Platinum Blonde Short Style High Color Contrast

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The lightness and slight yellow tone of this blonde best suits a slightly pink/peach complexion. Naturally light, fine hair (level 7 and up) can achieve this shade easily.

    Tip:

    Style hair up and away from face into a feminine pompadour for a modern finish.

  • #2 Mod Rock Mop

    Written by Tanya Ramirez

    This fluffed-out, piecey ‘do is ready to shimmy and shake the night away.

    modern platinum blonde style

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    Super Modern Spiky Platinum Blonde Style Back View

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This baby blonde hue is best suited for a complexion with pink undertones. Light hair (level 8 and above) can safely achieve this level of whitish blonde.

    Tip:

    Backcomb the base of the crown lengths then style with a light hold wax for a voluminous finish.

  • #3 Blonde Candy Floss

    Written by Tanya Ramirez

    Like carefully spun cotton candy, this platinum blonde is totally sweet.

    Platinum Blonde Candy Off The Face Retro Look

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    The complexion best suited for this platinum tone is slightly olive with yellow undertones. Keep the eyebrows natural. This shade can be achieved on light hair (level 6 and above.) Hair should be fine to medium texture. Keep it short for healthy looking hair.

    Tip:

    Keep hair soft and conditioned with DermOrganic argan oil-based Leave-In treatment.

  • #4 Make Mine Grey

    Written by Tanya Ramirez

    Pastel color rinses were all the rage back in the day and have recently regained popularity amongst the younger crowd.

    Make Mine Grey Unique Platinum Blonde Shade

    Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    If you’re brave enough to become a silver fox, be sure your complexion has either pink or yellow undertones. The ashy tone will help neutralize and correct your skin. Naturally light hair (level 8 and above) can be safely lifted to a pale blonde then toned with a silver rinse.

    Tip:

    Keep your tone fresh between salon visits with DAVINES Alchemic Silver Shampoo and Conditioner.

  • #5 Golden Fur

    Written by Tanya Ramirez

    A hint of soft gold gives this feathery crop a velveteen finish.

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair complexions suit this golden-toned shade best. Natural blondes can benefit from adding warm golden tones. If your natural hair color is level 6 and above, you can achieve this shade.

    Tip:

    Keep your color from looking brassy with Shimmer Lights purple shampoo.

  • #6 Pearl Passion

    Written by Tanya Ramirez

    This platinum blonde hue is infused with pearl iridescence giving it an ethereal glow.

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This pearlescent tone works well on skin with a slight yellow undertone as well as peachy/pink complexions. Fine, straight hair (level 6 and above) can achieve this soft tone.

    Tip:

    To give this shade a kick, try a lilac-infused conditioner.

  • #7 Euro Bob

    Written by Tanya Ramirez

    This soft, round bob is modern and stylish, offering a great short option for ladies with square face types.

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This multi-tonal blonde hue is best suited for fair to slightly tan complexions. Finely textured hair (level 6 and above) can wear this shade with ease.

    Tip:

    Create a soft 1920’s wave by styling hair in a fingerwave, then loosely brushing it out once dry.

  • #8 Blinded by the Light

    Written by Tanya Ramirez

    This ultra-white hue takes it to the next level. It’s gorgeous and soft with lots of shine.

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This whitish-blonde tone is ideal for complexions with pink to peachy undertones. Naturally light, fine hair (level 7 and above) is best suited to achieve this shade.

    Tip:

    Protect your hair with regular Malibu-C Miracle Repair protein conditioning treatments.

  • #9 Platinum Prom

    Written by Tanya Ramirez

    Sandy blonde hair gets a high-powered platinum kick with bold color-blocking that shines in this retro-inspired hairdo.

    Platinum Blonde Prom Look With Waves

    Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Platinum Blonde Prom Look With Waves and Curls Side View

    Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This multi-hued look is best for pink/peach complexions. Natural, fine-haired blondes (level 7 and above) can wear this look well with minimal maintenance.

    Tip:

    Style hair into a top knot or a soft twist to really highlight the interplay of colors.

  • #10 Graceful Blonde

    Written by Tanya Ramirez

    This uber-chic hue is lightest around the face, then fades into a delicate mix of golden and platinum tones.

    Graceful Platinum Blonde Elegant Updo

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    Graceful Platinum Blonde Elegant Updo Back View

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    This color combinations works best on complexions with pink and peach undertones. Those with naturally light, fine hair (level 8 and above) can easily get this hot hue.

    Tip:

    Instead of an updo, try creating small to medium-sized braids. Twist and wrap the braids then pin into place for a contemporary look.

    These head-turning looks range from classic to on-trend to suit your style. Blonding can take a bit of effort, so talk with your stylist first to make sure the integrity and current health of your hair can handle a high-lift color or lightening process. Going platinum blonde also means more at-home maintenance too. Ask your stylist for product recommendations to use between salon visits. Use professional styling aids to help your hair remain healthy and look it’s best.