Blonde hair with lowlights offers a luscious, dimensional color to modern women. What to adore about this hair idea is how it enhances most skin tones and eye colors.
Veronica Guzman, a seasoned colorist in Elgin, IL, shares her ultimate rule on this shade. It is to “create a routine for yourself.”
She goes on to explain, “Get in the habit of doing treatments and using products before getting it done. Having a routine is setting yourself up for a successful hair journey.”
Find a stylist who you trust. Ask questions about the things you must understand first before changing your color.
Will it compromise your hair if you wish to go lighter eventually? How often should you be coming in to retain the tones?
Maintenance is the key to a vibrant color that lasts long. Toning shampoos neutralizes brassiness, but excessive usage leads to drying your strands. If this happens, book a glossing service to refresh the hue.
Guzman’s recommended products for keeping blonde tones include Redken Extreme shampoo and conditioner. You can also use Schwarzkopf’s Keratin Restore bonding mask once a week for a deeper reconstructive treatment. If your locks get brassy so fast, try the Redken Blondage Anti-Brass mask.
Shake things up! Get ideas from these images of the trendiest ways how to rock blonde hair with lowlights.
#1: Warm Blonde Lowlight Style
This warm blonde lowlight is a very artificial change in color. What I love about it is the smooth but still astounding complexion of colors. It makes people turn their heads on the streets but still gives you that decent natural look.
This look perfectly suits women with a warm spring or autumn color hair type, ideally with light brown to blond hair. Since the hairline is darker, a rejuvenation of color is only needed every three months. Having a busy schedule and a jet-set lifestyle wouldn’t be a problem. Hair care is key to all long hair though. I recommend a conditioner and a hair mask from time to time.
#2: Dashing Blonde Highlights and Lowlights
Blonde highlights and lowlights are a great blended combination to give your hair a dimensional effect. Blonde highlights and lowlights can create a 3 tone look, which helps to soften the harshness that can be caused by highlights. If applied in a balayage manner, this look can be low-maintenance and long-lasting.
#3: Multi-Dimensional Blonde Hair
A multi-dimensional blonde is one of the most requested colors of hairstylist Paula Avery in Stoneham, MA.
With a heavily highlighted blond, Avery added lowlights to bring back the base and natural hair color. “The lowlights add contrast, thus enhancing the blonde pieces,” she assures.
This lower-maintenance color on a medium-length cut is perfect for a busy lifestyle.
#4: Trendy Blonde Ash Hair with Lowlights
Stylist Tyler painted this ashy blonde hair a little cooler to soften the golden tones and added some lowlights for dimension and depth. This blonde hair color with lowlights and highlights enhances natural skin tone and eye colors, making it suitable for most ladies.
#5: Very Short Blonde Hair with Lowlights
Here’s a great idea for very short blonde hair with lowlights. Try rocking a short blonde pixie if you have fine hair and paint with lowlights for some definition. Ask your stylist to use a semi permanent color for the lowlights so that the color will be easier to remove and cause less damage to the hair if you decide to lighten your hair in the future.
#6: Blonde Hair with Brown Lowlights
If your blonde is starting to look too solid, try adding brown lowlights to your blonde hair. The lowlights create gorgeous ribbons of dimension that will result in making your hair appear thicker. Blonde hair with brown lowlights underneath helps the blonde ‘pop’ in contrast to the depth. Choose a warmer toned brown lowlight to avoid the color fading to a muddy or hollow color.
#7: Blonde Hair Extensions with Lowlights
If you desire long hair, consider adding blonde hair extensions with lowlights. Extensions can be used to add length and fullness, and can be customized by your stylist to match your exact blonde hair color with lowlights. There are several types of hair extensions, including tape-in, sew-in wefts, and I-tips. Talk to your stylist about which extensions will be best for your hair type and goals.
#8: Blonde Hair with Red Lowlights Underneath
Warm tones are back on trend, and blonde hair with red lowlights underneath are sure to stand out from other blondes. This unique two-toned style compliments fair, warm toned skin. Choose finely woven lowlights for a blended look, or chunky weaves for a cute and modish style.
#9: Blonde Curly Hair with Lowlights
Blonde curly hair with lowlights will be envy-inducing everywhere you go. Your stylist should pay close attention to your curl pattern and place the lowlights where they’ll have the most impact but keep the ends bright. Maintenance on blonde dimensional hair is of the utmost importance – try a weekly hair mask to maintain moisture and bounce in your curls.
#10: Strawberry Blonde Hair with Lowlights
Strawberry blonde hair with lowlights will give you the chic dimension you desire. Utilizing darker shades within your color will allow the strawberry tones to shine through, making your hue more pronounced.
#11: Platinum Blonde Hair with Dark Lowlights
Platinum blonde hair with dark lowlights gives off that “oh so silver” vibe that everyone is going for. If you’re into ultra-icy hues, consider hair dyeing using this color. Be sure to ask your stylist to pull your darker bits all the way to your ends so that extreme contrast is achieved.
#12: Bleach Blonde Hair with Lowlights
Bleach blonde hair with lowlights adds some dimension to your blonde. Over time, bleaching your hair can get a bit drab. Adding lowlights and tonal lights will refresh and revive your color, giving you a whole new look.
#13: Dark Blonde Hair with Lowlights
For a softer look, consider dark blonde hair with lowlights. Medium to dark blonde shades are very trendy now because of their natural and lived-in appearance. Ask your stylist for a “money piece” of lighter face-framing strands to bring brightness where it counts.
#14: Platinum Blonde Hair with Lowlights
If considering platinum blonde hair with lowlights, remember to keep the lowlights lighter rather than darker. Platinum blonde with lowlights can be beautiful if the contrast is more tonal and subtle as opposed to boldly contrasting. The look you are going for should be multi-dimensional and not stripe-y. If your lowlight is too dark it can bleed into your platinum, making it look muddy and dull.
#15: Dark Gold Blonde
A dark gold blonde is rich and beautiful. Keeping hair blonde means more now than having one solid very light shade. Today’s blondes are natural, lived-in, and full of depth and dimension. If you love a warm tone, consider a lovely gold or caramel base with pops of brightness throughout.
#16: Blonde Hair with Caramel Lowlights
Try blonde hair with caramel lowlights for a beautiful and rich color. Blonde hair lowlights add warmth and dimension to a color that tends to look flat and lifeless. Multi-tonal blonde looks are more natural and healthier. Ask your stylist to finish the color service with a semi-permanent clear gloss to preserve the color and add shine.
#17: Blonde Hair with Copper Lowlights
Consider blonde hair with copper lowlights for a beautiful and rich color. Copper and warm-toned blonde hair with lowlights ideas are a great way to change up your look without committing to an extreme change. Changing the tone of a lowlight is a fun and simple way to give your blonde a whole new look.
#18: Blonde Hair with Dark Lowlights
If you are searching for something bold, consider blonde hair with dark lowlights. Brown lowlights on blonde hair offer a lot of contrast and a dramatic effect. This look does require a little more maintenance than some as lowlights tend to fade quickly. Wash with sulfate-free shampoos and heat style minimally to help preserve color longer.
#19: Blonde Hair with Lowlights Balayage
For a color that is rich and flattering consider blonde hair with lowlights and balayage. This technique creates a lived-in color that requires minimal maintenance. Beige and “bronde” blonde shades are very popular right now so ask your stylist to modernize your platinum hair with a root shadow, lowlights, and a toner.
#20: Blonde Highlighted Hair with Lowlights
Consider blonde highlighted hair with lowlights for a fresh look. Keep the shade of the lowlight only one or two levels darker than your blonde to keep the blonde looking natural and multi-dimensional. Tone everything with a lovely semi-permanent gloss to add shine and to preserve color.
#21: Ash Blonde Hair with Lowlights
If you like cooler tones, try ash blonde hair with lowlights. Having an ash blonde with lowlights is very trendy right now, but not every person can achieve a truly ashy color. Consult with your stylist about whether If this option would work for you.
#22: Blonde Grey Hair with Lowlights
For a fashion-forward color try blonde grey hair with lowlights. Very cool, and icy blonde tones are having a moment. These blonde hair color ideas with lowlights are a great option for those with already very light blonde. Remember that these fashion colors are very high maintenance on your hair and your bank account.
#23: Beige Lowlights
For blondes wanting to go a little darker, consider adding beige lowlights. Adding lowlights to blonde hair is a wonderful way to add richness and dimension to your color. Keep the lowlights to only a shade or two darker than the rest of your hair so as not to look unnatural or stripe-y.
#24: Blonde Hair with Lowlights and Dark Roots
If you want a more modern blonde, try blonde hair with lowlights and dark roots. Darker roots are very popular with those wanting a softer look and lower maintenance. The effect is a more natural-looking blonde with lots of dimension. Ask your stylist for a shadow root at your next appointment.
#25: Blonde Hair with Lowlights and a Shadow Root
For a lovely lived-in color consider blonde hair with lowlights and a shadow root. Blonde with a shadow root and lowlights requires very little salon maintenance. If budget is a concern this may be the perfect blonde color option for you. The initial salon visit may be expensive, but you can go much longer in between touch-up appointments. Ask your stylist what they suggest.
#26: Icy Blonde Hair Color
Everyone’s going lighter and lighter nowadays like this color, made perfect with added lowlights into the icy blonde mane. This is a trendy color that demands a vast amount of time in bleaching and hair dyeing, depending on how light or dark the tresses are.
#27: Long Blonde Bob With Lowlights
Stylist Amanda created this long bob and placed some lowlights on blonde hair to really make it pop. This gorgeous look is fun to wear and ideal for women of all ages!
#28: Blonde Hair With Lowlights for Older Women
Hairstylist Sarah colored, cut, and styled this very contrasting blonde with lowlights. This highlighted hair is a perfect example of coloring and styling for older women.
#29: Platinum Blonde Balayage Hair Lowlights
There is no way better to spice up your platinum blonde hair than to add balayaged lowlights. This technique makes your blonde hair look brighter and your hair color look multidimensional. One of the many wonderful things about balayage is that it gives seamless results. No lines, no streaks.
#30: Beachy Blonde Hair with Brown Lowlights
This blonde hair with brown lowlights is the optimal beachy, Malibu Barbie, California girl look. The perfect blend of sandy blonde, natural darker roots, bleached out ends, textured layers and slight waves create the look of spending hours in the ocean.
The best thing about this hair is all of the dimension at the roots, making it still look fresh in between salon visits.
If you want brown lowlights on blonde hair, extra highlights and texture spray will be your best friend. Highlights give the sun-kissed California hair to any natural base color. Highlighting your hair will also give it more of a texture on its own to hold those loose, beach waves.
Use a texture spray or a very flexible hairspray to hold the waves and have a matte finish on the hair, which has the look of being out on the beach in the sand and the saltwater all day.
#31: Caramel Blonde Lowlights
The dimensional lowlights and the variating tones in this caramel blonde hair are mesmerizing!
“One of my favorite things about this look is how natural it looks despite some of the lighter pieces giving it definition and movement,” states style creator Marleny Aguilar from Houston, TX.
Anyone can wear this luscious brown hair! The beauty behind it is that it can be customized for absolutely anyone and their lifestyle, their hair texture, and skin tone.
“With a hand-painting technique, we can enhance the skin tone by creating some lighter pieces around the face and enhancing those with some darker pieces throughout the hair,” Aguilar explains.
The blending of the different tones is what makes this such a low-maintenance look. The different colors in this hairstyle will create movement as well as make fine hair look fuller.
Aguilar recommends the Eufora Bodifying Shampoo and Conditioner with the Damage Cure Complex and Vibrant Color Complex to help repair hair and deliver color retention. Followed by the Eufora Color Locking System created with the Sculpture Styling Glaze and the Illuminate Shine Mist. Aguilar adds, “Mixing these two will completely close the cuticle and seal the follicle for maximum color retention.”
The Eufora Smooth’n Straightening Balm will help to smooth and reduce frizz while giving you the benefits of straight hair or soft and voluminous hair.
#32: Attractive Long Middle Part Waves
Rock long hair with a middle part and waves for an attractive and flattering style. This is an extremely versatile style, you can pair multiple colors together and get amazing results. Bright blonde shades compliment brunette styles in many ways, wouldn’t it be fun to try them all?
#33: Dark Blonde Base
Try a dark blonde as your base color if you’re looking for blonde but don’t like anything that’s too bright. Dark blonde hair with lowlights can work wonders especially if you like warm blonde tones. Make sure to talk to your stylist about whether warm or cool tones complement your skin and eyes before giving this color a try.
#34: Dimensional Blonde
Dimensional blonde is the best blonde. Having multiple shades of blonde is extremely beautiful and helps to reflect the light which makes the hair look ultra shiny. Ask your stylist what steps you would have to take in order to achieve this color.
#35: Multi-Dimensional Blonde Hair
Multi-dimensional blonde hair is beautiful and a lovely color to try. Multi-dimensional blonde means that there are multiple shades and/or tones of blonde throughout the hair. This tends to help the blonde look more like a natural hair color rather than a harsh, bright color.
#36: Easygoing Lowlights
Easygoing lowlights are wonderful because they make light hair more dimensional and low-maintenance. Lowlights in blonde hair create more contrast and tones which make for the perfect style. Ask your stylist if they think your hair could benefit from lowlights.
#37: Dimensional Blonde
Dimensional blondes are an absolute favorite by most ladies, according to look creator Ali Weiss in Denver, CO. The secret? Adding lowlights to blonde hair!
“This woman came in with an all-over blond look and wanted to be cooler with more dimension. She also wanted to get away with going longer in between appointments. We did a full balayage on her with foils and did a 7P on everything that was left out,” Weiss explains.
What’s great about this hair is that it makes the hair look fuller and gives it a stunning dimension. A messy, effortless style would match the color very well.
“This look is great for anyone who needs something new or just wants to have the look of fuller hair,” Weiss points out. Each balayage is different according to face type and the placement of lowlights. You really want to highlight your features!
To maintain it, purple shampoo is a must to keep everything fresh and cool. Weiss’ favorite purple shampoo is Surface Pure Blonde. Coming in every eight weeks to get it refreshed is recommended.
#38: The Blonde Vibe
The blonde vibe is something to try if you love blended colors. The white blonde in this is striking and makes it stand out from other colors. Keep in mind that white blonde is extremely fragile and very difficult to maintain, so speak to your stylist about it before taking the plunge into this cute color.
#39: Shadow Root Color with Highlights
Try highlights with a shadow root color if you love contrast. Blonde hair with lowlights and dark roots is the perfect way to go if you love having more than one hair color. Blonde hair with dark lowlights is awesome to try if you’re wanting something different, but still want to stay blonde.
#40: Dimensional Honey Blonde Hair Color
This color is a dimensional honey blonde with blended natural lowlights as described by Caitlin Eyk a colorist and stylist from Grand Rapids, MI.
“My favorite thing about this look is how the placement of the lowlights adds contour to create somewhat of a faux shadow root, while the highlights keep brightness around the face and throughout the layers,” states Eyk.
To create this look, formulate the lowlights within a two-level range of your natural color. Do the highlights using Paul Mitchell Synchro Lift and 20vol, and the lowlights with Paul Mitchell Color XG 20grams 7nb 10grams 6n and 10vol. Finish by toning at the bowl after shampooing with Paul Mitchell The Demi 1oz 9g 1oz 9N and processing solution.
The upkeep on this look depends on your preference. Eyk explains, “If you don’t mind a rooted look, go about eight weeks and have a nice natural blend with the placement of the lowlights. Added B3 bond builder to the formulas can protect the hair from damage and prevent the color from fading.”
This style is best suited for beauties looking for a medium-maintenance color. The color is suited to hair of any density and the dimension can actually create the illusion of thickness to thinner hair. On naturally curly blonde hair, Eyk would incorporate more highlights in the crown area.
Golden blondes are best suited to fair complexions with warm undertones. This style would be appropriate for any lifestyle that allows for pretty hair. It looks great finished with sweeping curls, a smooth blowout, or a beach wave.
#41: Dimensional Balayage
Ask for a dimensional balayage if you love to be blonde but aren’t a fan of being high maintenance. This beautiful style uses a technique that blends the blonde well with your natural color so you don’t need to come back into the salon for upkeep as often. Since the line of demarcation is so much softer, your roots growing in won’t bother you nearly as much.
#42: Transitional Blonde Hair Color
This fun and what appears an effortless blonde color is a creation by colorist Jacky Alberto from Dallas, TX. “I love that it looks dimensional, but also has a shadowed root, so the grow-out isn’t so harsh like it would look when you get highlights. It’s more transitional,” Alberto points out.
For this color, sulfate-free and color-safe shampoos are the best! Alberto’s favorite shampoo is the Repair.Me wash and rinse by Kevin Murphy, along with the Blonde.Angel treatment.
“Shampoo is important for colored hair because it definitely helps keep the color intact and prevents the color from fading so fast or getting brassy. It maintains a pretty blonde color at home,” Alberto emphasizes.
The color flatters tan or olive-colored skin, though it’s very versatile with most skin tones. This look is good for a busy girl that loves a big change but doesn’t always have time to be in the salon every few weeks to do a highlight touch-up.
It has just enough dimension to create movement, especially when it’s worn in a beach wave. The shadowed root helps it look more modern and allows the grow-out to be smoother and more intentional.
#43: Light Blonde with Lowlights
Here’s light blonde hair with lowlights to match a mesmerizing long and wavy style. These deep, bold, golden lowlights are perfect for fine, thin hair. They create an illusion of thicker strands. It’s the natural golden tones that give it a trendy Barbie-like appearance.
#44: Dirty Blonde on a Bob Cut
Dirty blonde hair with lowlights helps create contrast within the hair, forcing your blonde strands to pop and shine. Dirty blondes can further heighten their impact by opting for shorter crops. A-line bob hairstyles and other short styles look particularly great with this color, as shorter hairstyles help show off the precision of highlights and lowlights.
#45: Dual-Toned Blonde with Lowlights
Incorporating a dual-toned blonde can bring hair back to life. It’s such a cool trend to get away with the high-lift blonde hue. Add some medium ash or sandy blonde lowlights to break up the current hair color. Make sure that strands around the face have a lighter shade to avoid a color shock. The two-tone bronde or the cool gold tone best flatters golden skin complexion.
#46: Pastel Blonde and Lowlights
A pastel blonde shade is ideal if you opt for some pastel hues and smokey lowlights. Say goodbye to the usual brown and blonde combination. This shows off a different lowlighting method merging blonde and cool pastel tones. The interplay of warm and cool blonde tone in this hair works a better job on light skin tone.
#47: Champagne Blonde Blend with Lowlights
The champagne blonde blend with lowlights has the contrast deepest at the base, so lighter ends pop out. Mix up the extra lowlight hue with the warmth of a blonde for an upgraded, soft dimension. This blonde hair with lowlights and highlights has, no doubt, deep golden brunette tones to liven up a light golden blonde beauty.
#48: Blonde Ombre and Lowlights
This long blonde hair ombre represents beauty. It’s hard not to be obsessed with it! Soft transitions from dark roots to sandy-golden tones on mid-lengths keeps it low-maintenance.
The blonde hair lowlights make the lighter hair follicles pop even brighter. This ombre hair color has natural golden tones of blonde to suit a lighter complexion.
#49: Ashy Blonde with Lowlights
Go ash blonde with lowlights whenever you want that perfect balance of depth and emphasis. This hairstyle has a smokey silver tone to beak up an ultra-blonde color. It’s ideal if you’re the kind of girl who wants to leave a blonde bombshell status. A cool, smoky tone of this ash blonde hair with lowlights flatters lighter skin tones.
#50: Lowlights on Golden Blonde Hair
This long golden blonde hair is so divine! With lowlights and the blonde beach waves, the dimension pops even more, and the hue looks fresher. Keep the base a bit darker to achieve that soft, golden-hued ombre style.
#51: Caramel Blonde Tones
Caramel blonde tones add warmth to tresses for a youthful glow. There’s an interplay of sandy lowlights and golden blonde hues that suit a yellow or peachy complexion. The blending of dark and light caramel tones are best to soften golden blonde hair.