Top 9 Black Hair with Blonde Highlights Ideas in 2018

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 highlights, 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!

Long Bob With Blonde and Red Highlights

Long Bob With Blonde and Red Highlights
Instagram @dailyhairapy

This features a multidimensional look with three contrasting hues that combines awesomely together. It’s edgy and sophisticated and best for women looking for a unique way to spice their hair up.

Shoulder Length Hair with Titanium Blonde Highlights

Shoulder Length Hair with Titanium Blonde Highlights
Instagram @crystaldquach

This look 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 Highlights

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

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

A-Line Bob with Dirty Blonde Highlights

A-Line Bob with Dirty Blonde Highlights
Instagram @hairbykaleo

This 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 Hair with Honey Blonde Highlights

Long Hair with Honey Blonde Highlights
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 Highlights

Jet Black Hair with Golden Blonde Highlights
Instagram @hairbyedwin

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

Medium Length Hair with Ash Blonde Highlights

Medium Length Hair with Ash Blonde Highlights
Instagram @davidson_casey

Q&A with style creator, Casey Davidson
Stylist @ Panache in Julington Creek, FL

How would you describe this look?

The best thing about this ashy blonde highlight is the dimension. I love the contrast with the light and dark.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Commit to being in the salon at least every 8 weeks, and use a color safe and sulfur-free shampoo and a product that protects against damage.

Pixie Cut with Sun-Kissed 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 look 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!

Stacked Bob with Light Blonde Highlights

Stacked Bob with Light Blonde 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?

This look 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 the highlights accentuate 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.