Blue black hair is a blend or combination of black and blue tones. The blues and blacks are often blended together to give a midnight blue color or, blue highlights are added to black hair.
For blue back hair, a dark black hue with a hint of blue is not only mysterious but 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.
#1: Textured Black Midnight Blue Color
This black midnight blue color offers a perfect balance of 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.
For achieving this black and midnight blue color, ask your stylist to lift your hair to a level 8 and to use a tease foliage technique to blend the color and allow your natural color blends while it’s regrowing. Use a color securing shampoo and conditioner and wash your hair with cooler water. For home maintenance, I recommend taking home the MyHero Collagen treatment and Olaplex No.3 to keep your hair strong and healthy.
#2: 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.
#3: Perfect Black Blue Ombre
Going from black to lighter hair color for an ombre can be hard to achieve, If this sounds like you, go for darker shades for a smaller transition. This icy blue is opulent with black color from the top.
#4: 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 color to the bangs is a great touch as well.
#5: Sexy Short Blue Black Hair
Considering a blue-black color for yourself? In my personal opinion, I love it 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 and conditioner or even color-tinted treatments can help maintain your blue sheen.
#6: Vivid Pastel Blue Highlights on Black Hair
The pastel blue highlights placed 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. For a more textured and dimensional finish, adding soft waves will do the trick.
#7: 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 in certain lighting. This hair color is relatively low maintenance. The hair is lightened in a way that grows out really well, so you might not need to get it touched up for a few months. The blue is easily maintained at home with a color depositing conditioner.
To maintain a bright color, it’s recommended you 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 you use your iron at no more than 350 degrees F with a heat protectant spray.
#8: Simply Braided Blue Black
I love that this is edgy and bold yet in certain lighting, it doesn’t appear as vibrant. 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.
#9: Black and Bright Cobalt Blue Balayage
It’s definitely a dimensional cobalt hue. If you look at the individual locks of hair you can definitely 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 definitely want to use a professional sulfate-free shampoo or a cleansing conditioner with cool to cold water to preserve any direct dyes, and limit sun exposure/salt water/pool water.
#10: Long, Thick Black Hair with Blue Highlights
You can’t deny how stunning this hair trend is! By flaunting your long, thick black hair with blue highlights, your presence will glow up. This long thick black hair with blue highlights is called a blue balayage.
The highlights have a blue-black color that fades down with more of a teal/turquoise color on the ends. Pulp Riot products is 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.
#11: The Darkest Steel Blue Black Bob
Not your ordinary dark hair! This is the darkest steel blue black bob that 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, so you can keep your black and blue hair shiny and luscious.
#12: Black Swan with Deep Blue Highlights
This look is can be referred to as 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, as well as for the pigment to show. To maintain your color, ask your stylist to create an Olaplex color B formula for you that can be used every wash to redeposit your color every time.
#13: 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 truly a great color for just about any skin tone, whether warm or cool porcelain. With the onyx, it allows any black to radiate.
#14: 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.
#15: 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.
#16: Straight Black Hair with Subtle Blue Highlights
This look has attitude, and it’s strong and fierce! If you want this color you need to 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. With natural black hair, adding some shine spray will definitely improve your overall look.
#17: 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 just about any eye color. If you suffer from rosacea or feel as if your skin pulls warmth (reddish), you may not think it, but black against your skin will cool it off and will leave you looking foxy!
Upkeep is very important with any color. In today’s world, there are so many pigmented shampoos 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.
#18: Stunning Blue and Black Dimension
The color 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 if you are thinking about trying this, I would say go for it!
This is an easy color to maintain and even apply, which is great when you don’t have a lot of free time to spend at the salon. I definitely recommend a color-protecting shampoo and conditioner (I use all Paul Mitchell products) to keep your hair color long-lasting, shiny, and vibrant.
#19: 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 subtle texture, and your color pops even more. For more drama, a few streaks of lime green near your hairline works wonders.