15 Impressive Black and Blonde Hair Color Ideas

Black and blonde hair colors

A black and blonde hair color is a combination of both blonde and black hues, usually as highlights on a black base. One word – contrast! A striking contrast is what you’ll own with the clashing brightness of these opposite colors.

If you’re looking to lighten your naturally dark to jet black strands, proper consultation and research are necessary because this can damage your hair. But, it is absolutely possible as long as you take care of those locks rightly!

Upkeep depends on how you want these colors to play. Highlights and ombres promise less maintenance compared to going full-on black with blonde.

Remarkably, this match can easily complement all complexions because you can choose which shade of blonde to pair with your black strands – ash, platinum, golden, honey, and a lot more! Just look at how marvelous supermodels Olivia Munn, Joan Smalls, and Ruby Rose did it!

Get the best of both worlds with this edgy black blonde hairstyle trend! Below are the most popular looks on black and blonde hair!

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Black and Blonde Highlights

black and blonde highlights
Instagram @ana_catini

Mix black and blonde highlights for a soft, trendy color that suits longer tresses. The combo of tones brings out a more dimensional illusion, enhancing the hair texture. When styling, hot tools can dull the blonde hue, so make sure to use a heat protectant first.

Blonde Hair with Black Highlights

blonde hair with black highlights
Instagram @alloryje

Blonde hair with black highlights creates a classy trend that’s here to stay forever! When talking about dimension, this is one of the best, for sure. This hair color features a warmer tone that suits olive and golden skin complexions.

Short Black Hair with Blonde Highlights

Short Black Hair with Blonde Highlights
Instagram @stializedhairstudio

After asking for a nice, stacked chop, go in with black with blonde highlights. It definitely takes five years out while keeping a lady’s chicness and power.

Long Black and Blonde Hair

Long Black and Blonde Hair
Instagram @kristens_chair

A fantastical hair day to you brought by long locks and magnificent blond black hair color. This black and blonde balayage job mimicked natural growth so well.

Black and Ash Blonde Ombre

Black and Ash Blonde Ombre Hair Color
Instagram @xcellent_jessie

Makes you look like you have natural grow out! A tint of gray neutralizes everything adding to the depth of the black blonde ombre.

Blonde Hair Weave

Blonde Hair Weave
Instagram @bthetrackmaster

Natural-pressed wigs are what we live for! The blonde and black weave coloring was done so seamlessly making bronde hair the new fashion statement.

Black and Blonde Box Braids

Black and Blonde Box Braids
Instagram @braidsbyneishaa

When it comes to black blonde hairstyles, make the hive proud with this Beyonce-approved hair. Now you can rock your blonde hair with black roots without damaging your hair.

Black and Blonde Faux Locs

Black and Blonde Faux Locs
Instagram @quita_j

Not only is this black and blonde hairstyle fashionable, but it also serves as protection to your natural hair. Combine sandy-ebony hues for that icing on top.

Black and Honey Blonde Hair Color

Black and Honey Blonde Hair Color
Instagram @ambrosiacarey

Ever feel so good with that caramel drip? Now you can achieve your two-toned black and blonde hair goals.

Black and Blonde Ombre

Black and Blonde Ombre Hair Color
Instagram @lindseydoesbalayage

Colorist Lindsey combined these two ravishing colors for a low-maintenance black and blonde ombre hair color. Great for growing out long hair or making a statement with short hair.

Blonde Hair with Black Tips

Blonde Hair with Black Tips
Instagram @hair_activist

Put black and blonde on a different level with this kind of mix of blonde hair black tips. Icy hair all over then get the stunning dark tips for a surprising change.

Black and Blonde Balayage

Black and Blonde Balayage Hair Color
Instagram @hair.by.karlee

Opposites really attract with a blonde and black balayage combo.

Half Black, Half Blonde Hair

Half Black, Half Blonde Hair
Instagram @waveeybabyy

Q&A with style creator, Jess Louty
Owner @ Sweet Peach Hair Studio in Kennesaw, GA

How would you describe this?

Having creative freedom is a must when it comes to achieving a half blonde, half black hair color like this. This Cruella de Vil long black blonde hair has versatility. Just styling alone can give you majority blonde or black hair, depending on how you wear it. Not to mention how simple it would be to throw a vivid color over the blonde for a completely different style.

What’s your best advice?

Consider maintenance with black blonde hair. Vivid and fun colors come with upkeep. If you’re someone who only likes to be in the salon every 6 months maybe look at a few different options. A color-safe shampoo and conditioner are key. Pair that with a UV and heat protectant leave-in conditioner and you’re good to go. Try Joico Luster Lock Spray, too.

Black and Platinum Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Sai Phetkhosa
Master Colorist / Pro Balayage Artist @ Hair by Sai Phetkhosa in Oak Creek, WI


How would you describe this?

The problem with the traditional balayage technique is you always end up with a brassy transition shade. Achieve this black and platinum blonde by utilizing a foilayage technique which creates a high contrast dark to light finish with no brassy transition shade. Use GuyTang Mydentity color for the best results.

These black and blonde hues are reminiscent of Storm from X-men, almost like the night storm and lighting.

What’s your best advice?

This blonde and black hair is ideal for pretty much any age. It’s recommended you visit your colorist every 6 weeks to get toner or gloss to keep your hair color vibrant. This black on blonde color is ideal for medium to thick hair. A woman with thin hair is able to achieve similar black and blond hair, but it might be less of contrast.

Thin hair tends to be fragile taking it this light. Always use a professional product like Guy Tang Mydentity Myconfidant securing shampoo and conditioner.

Short Black and Blonde Hair

Q&A with style creator, Casey Mims
Hair Specialist @ Just B Hair Salon in Duluth, GA


How would you describe this?

This black with blonde hair is a modern twist to a pixie cut. Keeping more length to the front of the face. Because this cut is undercut to the recession point, the natural color was exposed. There’s a heavy foiling pattern throughout the top of the crown to give it maximum blonde.

What’s your best advice?

There are so many options for blonde and black hair. The greatest thing about this is that it can work with most face shapes and most hair types, including curly (with a few tweaks). So if you have black and blonde hair ideas, go for it!

Hot tip – buy a silk pillowcase and you could an extra day wear out of this style as well, which is tough for us short hair girls. 😉