22 Most Amazing Blue Black Hair Color Looks of 2023

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Blue black hair is a blend or combination of black and blue tones. The blues and blacks are often blended to give a midnight blue color or blue highlights added to black hair.

For blue black hair, a dark black hue with a hint of blue is mysterious and very flattering. It’s a great way to show your daring side, with every turn of your head catching the light and exposing your bluish hue!

There are plenty of combinations of blue colors, from lighter royal blue to navy or midnight blue, to fuse with black hair color to flatter any skin tone. Lighter shades go well with dark and fair skin, and darker ones complement the light and pale skin tones. Check out these exquisitely different ways to showcase anywhere from bold to soft blue-black hair.

Perfect Balayage Ombre Blue Black Haircolor
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#1: Perfect Black Blue Ombre

Going from black to lighter hair color for an ombre can be hard to achieve. If this sounds like you, use darker shades for a smaller transition. This icy blue is opulent with black color from the top.

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#2: Blue Black Skunk Stripes

Blue and black skunk-stripped hair coloring, a trendy style, can be adapted to almost any hair length. The bold blue color pairs seamlessly with the shiny black color for this unique style. Consult your pro stylist about maintaining gem-tone colors.

Jet Black with Blue Peekaboo Highlights
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#3: Jet Black with Blue Peekaboo Highlights

If you have dark hair and want a lower maintenance way to rock vivid hair color, try jet black with blue peekaboos. This is a great way to scratch the itch of having fashion colors instead of coloring your whole head of hair. Doing that can be pricey and high maintenance. Ask for recommendations from your stylist about how you can maintain this color between salon visits.

textured black and midnight blue hair color
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#4: Textured Black Midnight Blue Color

This black midnight blue color is one of the best hair dye ideas that perfectly balances radiance and depth. It suits a medium-length cut, enhancing the fullness of wavy-textured hair. Applying oil, shine spray, and hairspray onto the locks will give this blue black hair color an added glow. There’s so much richness in this Midnight Blue tone from GuyTangMydentity. It’s very forgiving but also a unique color.

To achieve this black blue hair dye, ask your stylist to lift your hair to level 8 and use a tease foliage technique to blend the color and allow your natural color to blend while it’s regrowing. Use a color-securing shampoo and conditioner, and wash your hair with cooler water. I recommend taking home the MyHero Collagen treatment and Olaplex No.3 for home maintenance to keep your hair strong and healthy.

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#5: Edgy Blue Black Bob

A natural black hair color goes great with subtle midnight blue highlights. The short bob has great reflective beauty as the shades have a slight twist in hues, more noticeable with movement. If you have naturally black hair color, adding highlights can offer you some flattering but not extreme changes.

Half Black Half Blue Long Shag
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#6: Half Black Half Blue Long Shag

A dynamic color change that will have everyone envying your new look. Be prepared. You will get a ton of attention with this amazing color. Because of the color placement, you could always play with the part for many different looks.

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#7: Modern Bob With Blue Highlights

This short bob hairstyle combines the natural black root color with some blue hair dye and foiling to create panels of color. Adding the blue hair highlights to the bangs and shorter layers is a great touch.

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#8: Sexy Short Blue Black Hair

Are you considering a blue-black color for yourself? I love such dark blue hair on more olive skin tones. Maintaining your blue-black can be a little different than you may think. Blue, being the smallest color molecule, can dull out easily. Choosing the right shampoo, conditioner, or even color-tinted treatments can help maintain your blue sheen.

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#9: Vivid Pastel Blue Highlights on Black Hair

The pastel blue highlights on your black hair can make a very eye-catching look. It offers dark roots, allowing you to visit your hair colorist less than needed. Adding soft waves will do the trick for a more textured and dimensional finish.

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#10: Intense Blue and Black

This look is subtle and bold at the same time. The blue hues are intense, but against the black, there is not a huge contrast. Until the blue fades, this color is most noticeable in the sun and certain lighting.  This hair color is relatively low maintenance. The hair is lightened in a way that grows out well, so you might not need to touch it up for a few months. The blue is easily maintained at home with a color-depositing conditioner.

To maintain a bright color, you should wash with cool water and no more than twice a week using color-safe shampoo and conditioner, as well as the color-depositing conditioner when needed. If you heat style your hair, I recommend using an iron at no more than 350 degrees F with a heat protectant spray.

Simply braided blue black hair
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#11: Simply Braided Blue Black

I love that this is edgy and bold yet appears less vibrant in certain lighting. The braid gives the whole style a softer appearance. Be ready for the upkeep! This shade can/will turn green quickly if you don’t care for it properly. A direct dye in your shampoo/conditioner is a must.

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#12: Black and Bright Cobalt Blue Balayage

It’s a dimensional cobalt hue. If you look at the individual locks of hair, you can see the different tones of depth in between. Blue is a long-lasting color and tends to be on the stubborn side, even though this is a direct dye. You want to use a professional sulfate-free shampoo or a cleansing conditioner with cool to cold water to preserve direct dyes and limit sun exposure/salt water/pool water.

long, thick black hair with blue highlights
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#13: Long, Thick Black Hair with Blue Highlights

You can’t deny how stunning this hair trend is! Your presence will glow by flaunting your long, thick black hair with blue highlights. This long thick black hair with blue highlights is called a blue balayage hair color.

The highlights have a blue-black color that fades down with more of a  teal/turquoise color on the ends. Pulp Riot products are a great hair product for balayage and semi-overlay. This type of balayage can be high maintenance, so be sure to ask your stylist for any tips to keep your color around for longer.

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#14: The Darkest Steel Blue Black Bob

This isn’t your ordinary dark hair because this is bluish black hair! This darkest steel blue black bob works so fine on thick, straight tresses. Considering the perimeter of this cut that stops at the neckline, it looks even fuller. Ask your colorist for a gloss treatment to keep your black and blue hair shiny and luscious.

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#15: Black Swan with Deep Blue Highlights

This look can be called a “shy vivid” because it’s perfect for women who want to enjoy an unnatural shade while still being workplace appropriate. The best thing about this look is how it changes in different settings. It looks like a deep black indoors, but in the sunlight, it has the slightest tone of blue.

To achieve this type of color, your hair needs to be previously lightened for the color to adhere to your hair properly and for the pigment to show. To maintain your color, ask your stylist to create an Olaplex color B formula that can be used every wash to redeposit your color every time.

Onyx Black hairstyle
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#16: Onyx Black with Subtle Blue Highlights

This color is an onyx black, and it’s versatile. You can be edgy and professional at the same time while having subtle hints of navy. Invest in a color-safe and sulfate-free shampoo. This will keep your color vibrant. This is a great color for just about any skin tone, whether warm or cool porcelain. With the onyx, it allows any black to radiate.

bright blue highlights on black hair
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#17: Bright Blue Highlights on Black Hair

Pops of these bright blue highlights on black hair make a dramatic dimension. This is the look to go for when you’re afraid to cover your entire head with the blue shade. It’s sure to give your straight, mid-length tresses the excitement it needs.

Vibrant Contrast hairstyle
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#18: Long Jet Black Hair with Strips of Blue

I love the shine, vibrancy, and contrast in this beautiful color! It’s the perfect shade if you want to be fashion-forward and adventurous. You will have to re-glaze every five to six weeks to maintain the vibrancy and use color-protecting products to maintain the integrity of your hair and color. This look is fun, flirty, and vibrant.

Strong & Fierce hairstyle
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#19: Straight Black Hair with Subtle Blue Highlights

This look has attitude, and it’s strong and fierce! If you want this color, you must know the commitment blue black requires. It’s one of the deepest colors you can go to, and removing it is very difficult. If you’re a dark-featured woman, it’s so easy to maintain. Pair it with an edgy blunt cut for a professional look that speaks volumes. Adding some shine spray with natural black hair will improve your overall look.

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#20: Rich Blue and Black Hue

This look is so rich and classy and will turn any head. Blue (no matter what tone) has a very cold background, so black is its best friend. Black is rich, inviting, and will complement almost any eye color. If you suffer from rosacea or feel your skin pulls warmth (reddish), you may not think it, but black against your skin will cool it off and leave you looking foxy!

Upkeep is very important with any color. There are so many pigmented shampoos today, so there is no excuse for your hair color to fade quickly. I recommended Blacklight blue shampoo, Olaplex No.3, and Red E To Go for at-home care. If you struggle with frizz, use Bedhead After Party for a more sleek style.

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#21: Stunning Blue and Black Dimension

The dark blue hair colour is perfect if you want a very modern and classic look but still want a little vibrancy, dimension, and an extra pop of color. Although changing your hair color to black can be intimidating, it may be rewarding in the end! Hair color can always be changed, so go for it!

This is an easy color to maintain and apply, which is great when you only have a little free time at the salon. I recommend a color-protecting shampoo and conditioner (I use all Paul Mitchell products) to keep your hair color long-lasting, shiny, and vibrant.

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#22: Chic Dark Blue and Black Hue

Do you love to try different hair trends? Does your short bob cut need an upgrade? A blue black hair dye will save you! Combining dark blue and black hues will add more zest to your cut. Style it with a subtle texture, and your color pops even more. For more drama, a few streaks of lime green near your hairline works wonders.