Top 9 Black Hair with Blonde Highlights Ideas

Black hair with blonde highlights

Black hair with blonde highlights are proven to offer depth and texture to any type of hair and transform your look dramatically. Brightening natural dark hair seems a tedious and impossible process, but I’m glad to tell you that it’s totally not! You don’t need to go all solid blonde with your deep black hair just to liven it up. With strategically placed coloring, you can achieve a multi-tonal, dimensional hair that can be very flattering on your skin complexion. One thing about this hair color that makes everyone fall in love with it is the spectacular contrast it provides when warm and cool tones are blended perfectly. Vivid highlights always look stunning on straight, wavy, or curly hair.

There is a wide range of blonde hues to choose from like platinum, ash, sun-kissed, bleached, dirty, and a lot more others! Scroll through these gorgeous photos of black hair with blonde highlights to get you started in this exciting transformation!

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Long Black Hair With Blonde Highlights

long black hair with blonde highlights
Instagram @samcheevs

Q&A with style creator, Samantha Cheevers
MA Colorist @ The Salon Beau in Andover, MA

How would you describe this?

Long black hair with blonde highlights is a low maintenance balayage. It’s for dark hair types with a long layered haircut and angles in the front.

What’s your best advice?

Research a stylist who works with dark hair types. Then stick with that stylist for consistent results. It will take more than one appointment to get your desired result. Use a shampoo and conditioner recommended by your stylist. This will keep your color on tone between appointments. You can achieve this color even if you’ve used box dye or colored your hair yourself. It will just take a little longer.

Shoulder Length Hair with Titanium Blonde Highlights

Shoulder Length Hair with Titanium Blonde
Instagram @crystaldquach

This black hair with blonde highlights is at least 3 dimensional! Between the natural dark hair at the crown, to the bronze mid-way and sprinkled with titanium highlights, it’s a unique color-combo nonetheless.

Curly Hair with Silver Blonde Highlights

Curly Hair With Silver Shades
Instagram @t.rust.style

These soft curls appear stylish and when added with grey streaks all over. One of its coolest benefits is how dimensional and textured it can be from every angle.

Black A-Line Bob with Dirty Blonde Highlights

A-Line Bob with Dirty Blonde Color
Instagram @hairbykaleo

This black hair with blonde highlights hairstyle is just stunning and has a short and sweet quality to it that makes it look perfect with this bob, adding a soft touch to the look with the smooth waves.

Long Black Hair with Honey Blonde Highlights

Long Hair with Honey Blonde
Instagram @masey.cheveux

The light catching and deep volume feature of this hair color look absolutely marvelous from root to tip. It allows you to keep your natural black hair from the roots, so you can enjoy this summery look even after it grows out.

Jet Black Hair with Golden Blonde Streaks

Jet Black Hair with Golden Blonde Streaks
Instagram @hairbyedwin

The richness of this super dark straight hair provides the perfect base for warm honey color. The blonde highlights on black hair melt with the angled ends creating a mini ombre that makes the hairstyle so light and edgy.

Black Hair with Ash Blonde Highlights

black hair with ash blonde highlights
Instagram @glenhew

Jazz up black hair with ash blonde highlights to see a lovely salt-and-pepper effect. The best thing about this long ashy blonde shade is its dimension. It’s the light blonde highlights that contrast with the dark tone of black hair.

Black Pixie Cut with Blonde Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Courtney Morris
Hairstylist / Makeup Artist / Booth Renter @ High Maintenance Salon and Boutique in Martinez, GA


How would you describe this look?

This black hair and blonde highlights is a textured pixie that is easily versatile! Meaning you can mess it up and make it piecey and spiky or more placed. The colors were a simple high and low to add dimension.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I am a firm believer that anyone can wear a look like this! Here she has more fine hair but she had a lot of it! Her face is more square/heart shaped. You definitely have to have the confidence to wear a pixie or any short sassy haircut! Be willing to play around with it and maybe even add some placement colors!

Light Blonde Highlights on Black Hair

Stacked Bob with Light Highlights
Instagram @km_hair_studio

Q&A with style creator, Kacy Bunn
Owner / Stylist @ KM Hair Studio in Gulf Shores, AL


How would you describe this look?

These blonde highlights on black hair was done on a client with very thick hair. I love to cut stacked bobs that ‘style themselves’. I love that someone who is very dark naturally can still have healthy, bright, blonde highlights for summer, and it accentuates the layers throughout the cut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I love this cut on someone with a round face shape because the angle and the length around the face create a slimming effect. We styled her hair with a mousse and serum combo, along with a round brush. This is great for the person who wants a stylish look but doesn’t want to spend all morning blow drying their hair. Her hair is very thick like I mentioned above, so I went in and removed weight throughout.