14 Incredible Ways to Get The Icy Blonde Hair Color Trend

The best ways to get an icy blonde hair color

Icy blonde hair is a light, cool-toned hair color that’s as pale as white and has subtle touches of beige. This high fashion color has been taking the spotlight since recent years.

From Lady Gaga to Kim K to Cara Delevingne, A-listers have been sharing their incredible ice-princess looks all over their social media, and their snowy hairstyles keep on inspiring white-hair enthusiasts all over the world!

Plus, well-known colorist and blonding queen Sarai Speer shows off her insane icy blonde creations on different cuts and hairstyles including pixies, lobs, lengthy hair, wavy and straight manes, proving that this freezing hue fits all kinds and lengths of hair.

Getting hair as white and soft as snow may be a breeze for already-blonde manes, but if your base is darker, get yourself ready with lots of patience and budget as well. With a hair color so light, it shouldn’t be a surprise that maintenance is high to take care of the hair’s integrity.

But, don’t let the cold bother you. Keep on reading to learn all the tips and tricks on how to become the next ice queen! See these trendiest icy blonde hair images ASAP!

Icy Silver Blonde

Icy silver blonde hair
Instagram @beautybydanyell

To get to that shade of platinum, patience is required. Luckily, all the trouble is worth it once you go out the salon looking mad icy.

Dark to Light Icy Blonde Sombre

Dark to Light Icy Blonde Sombre
Instagram @charlottefeddonhairxox

Even the unnoticed detail of darker roots can go long way with this color presentation. Who knew you can do so many things with blonde?

Icy Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair

Icy Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair
Instagram @alissahairtc

Brunettes can now share the same love with blondes as this platinum highlight take over brown hair!

Platinum Icy Blonde Balayage

Platinum Icy Blonde Balayage
Instagram @fhdbyrhonda

Highlight your ghostly hair color by giving it a contrasted blonde mix. Long waves help provide a canvas for this masterpiece.

Icy Blonde Ombre

Icy Blonde Ombre
Instagram @creations_amandar

Spice up the plain, white dye job with an icy blonde balayage ombre!

Icy Ash Blonde Balayage

Icy Ash Blonde Balayage
Instagram @derya.hairstylist

Temper down those glacial locks by adding some ash blonde into the mix. Toned down but still serving looks.

Lavender and Ice

Lavender and Ice
Instagram @heymonay

Q&A with style creator, Monica Laurin
Hair Artist @ Escape Salon & Spa in Henderson, NV

How would you describe this look?

I’m in love with this look! I think it’s a great way to introduce some color for blonde clients who want a change but aren’t ready to fully jump in or make a commitment to have an intense color. This lavender balayage is a perfect look for that.

My favorite thing about it is that it can make blonding more fun! Although pastels don’t last too long, the great thing is that it’s a really pretty fade out. I highly suggest this to clients who want to try something new with their blonde hair! I styled her with really soft waves to complement her color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Unfortunately, this look can’t be for everyone. To achieve those pastel or true ashy tones you would need to be very light/platinum. As a stylist, it is our responsibility to educate our clients on how going lighter works. I always inform them and let them know that it can be possible if your hair allows it.

I highly suggest you work in sessions and always trust the process! No point in having a pretty color if your hair is falling off. I do believe that certain tones complement certain people better than others, but I think that’s what makes hair fun and it doesn’t hurt to try it out!

I believe anyone can rock what they want if they love it! (And if their hair can handle it) Being blonde/lavender or anything in that area will be higher maintenance, so if you’re willing to go for it be prepared for that.

Icy Blue Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Rich Tran
Salon Owner / Director / Stylist @ Ultrafade by Rich in Sefton, NSW


How would you describe this look?

We called this our ethereal icy blue look. We worked together with @taramilktea to create this beautiful color.

We loved this look because it’s so creative and is not usually seen every day but was also surprised at how wearable and muted the color is despite being so different.

Any advice for someone considering it?

We transitioned from platinum silver to this pastel blue. Pastel tones like this are only are possible when the hair canvas is naturally platinum or bleached to platinum/silver blonde (or as close to it as possible). Being this light requires a lot of maintenance, daily application of bond repairer treatments (our favorite is Olaplex), and lots of nourishing oils.

Pastel colors fade quickly, so we make a custom mix for our clients who want to maintain this color. This icy blue is only suited to those who are committed to complying with a good hair regimen and also have a trusting relationship with their stylist to help them get to this color, as multiple sessions may be required to attain this level of lightness.

Icy Blonde and Grey

Icy Blonde and Grey
Instagram @styledbyyara

Q&A with style creator, Yara Ismail
Hairstylist @ Styled By Yara in Ottawa, ON


How would you describe this look?

This color is an ice blonde with extra ash and a sharp clean bob. This look is a full head highlights with a shadowed root.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I always tell my clients that color is an investment and they must take the time and purchase the best products to take care of it. It’s one of the most high maintenance tones out there and washes out fast if it’s not taken care of. Having said that, it’s a beautiful and fun tone if executed right.

Anyone pull off this look as long as you get the right shade of ash tone to complement your skin tone.

I suggest using a really good purple or silver shampoo and a good moisturizing conditioner. Wash with cooler water and low heat for your hot tools.

Icy Blonde and Rose Gold

Q&A with style creator, Cassandra Kurt
Hairstylist @ All Cut Up Salon in Union Grove, WI


How would you describe this look?

I named it iced rose which I thought described the perfect rose gold to icy blonde color melt. I love that it’s a nice way to try out a bolder, trendy color but without having to color your whole head that color, and it would be allowed in most workplaces. It is versatile in the fact that any length hair could do this color, and it looks good straight or curled.

Any advice for someone considering it?

First, even if your hair is naturally blonde you will need to be lightened to a pale blonde to get the icy blonde and it may take more than one visit. Second, this color is not permanent and will fade out gradually with proper care (as it fades it will still look amazing and you get to rock a different look).

The best way to ensure longevity is to shampoo as infrequent as possible. When shampooing, use as cool as water as you can tolerate, and use a high-quality sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo and conditioner. Also, use hot tools minimally.

Any hair type, texture, face shape, or personality can slay this look. It just may take patience to get there and confidence to show off the show-stopping color.

Light Icy Blonde with Dark Roots

Light Icy Blonde with Dark Roots
Instagram @riotsofhair

Q&A with style creator, Whitney Simmons
Hairstylist & Co-Founder @ Carve Beauty Bar in Holyoke, MA


How would you describe this look?

This look is sought after right now. With spring around the corner, women and even men are requesting white hair. I love everything about this look. I’m proud of it. From the shadowed root to her healthy ends. I just love how the layers give her an effortless deep wave with a big barrel curling iron, and the color is just so shiny and opaque.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This blonde is for the dedicated client. Platinum is a lifestyle, and definitely not for the faint of heart. It takes patience to achieve and commitment to maintaining. It is also not cheap, plus the right products are necessary to keep the hair healthy and glowing white (purple shampoo, treatments, follow up appointments, etc).

Icy Blonde with Lowlights

Q&A with style creator, Emma Kam
Cosmetologist @ Capri Beauty College in New Lenox, IL


How would you describe this look?

This look is an icy blond with an added dimension. My client has been coming in for balayage sessions for a few years now and was ready for a change! She was struggling with keeping the brassiness out of her hair, so we decided on a full head of highlights and lowlights to help manage and unwanted tones in her hair.

For my client’s cut, we dusted her ends to keep her length. After the hair cut, during styling, I recommended she uses a leave-in conditioner and shine oil to keep her hair healthy and moisturized.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would recommend talking to your stylist about a few things first. They should take into consideration that becoming an icy blonde is a process. The client’s current hair color and past history color will determine the number of sessions needed and the damage their hair will endure during the blonding sessions itself.

This look would require on average 6-8 week touch up and also frequent cuts to keep the hair healthy. You should also consider the products that are needed to keep the hair healthy after each blonding session such as purple shampoo to keep the unwanted tones out of the hair and deep conditioning treatments with bonding aid to help repair the damage and keep the ends moisturized. Leave-in sprays or treatments are also great for blondes. For the client’s lifestyle, I would make sure the client knows the less heat the better.

Rooted Icy Blonde Bob

Rooted Icy Blonde Bob
Instagram @hairbysaretta

Q&A with style creator, Saretta Bowerman
Owner / Stylist @ Blue Water Salon in Naples, FL


How would you describe this look?

I really love the slight A-line blunt cut and how the rooty base complements the light ends and brings out the detail in the braid.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Short hair can’t always be just thrown in a ponytail or a bun, so be ready to style it. Also, consider that getting your ends this light may take a few sessions and lots of time and money, but once you have it you will be obsessed!

Icy White Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Rachell Whiteman
Colorist & Extension Specialist @ Dino Palmieri Salon in Woodmere, OH


How would you describe this look?

This look is a platinum blonde with a beachy, textured style. I love a good, cool platinum blonde. I also love the waves because I’m all about simple and messy hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is definitely not for everyone! Depending on your hair (natural color, hair color history, hair condition), it may take multiple appointments to achieve a look like this. It requires a lot of maintenance – you’ll be in the salon about every 6 weeks to touch up your root and get a fresh toner. Also, conditioning treatments are super important when you’re this blonde, as well as salon products to use at home.

Icy Blonde Lob with Shadow Root

Icy Blonde Lob with Shadow Root
Instagram @styledbyjamieg

Q&A with style creator, Jamie Giordano
Owner @ Salon G in Collingswood, NJ


How would you describe this look?

This look is an iridescent pearl blonde with a shadow root. I shadow root a lot of my blondes so that it is slightly lower maintenance.

I like to keep the haircut shorter with this type of color to give it more of an edge. Also, it keeps the hair healthier especially since this type of color takes multiple lightening sessions.

I added some soft curls because they really make the picture pop.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Be prepared to have upkeep. White blondes don’t happen overnight, nor do they stay white blonde for very long.

Glazes and proper hair care are a must when maintaining this color. Invest in the best shampoos and conditioners your stylist can recommend. The health of your hair comes first. If products and shampoo are drying your hair out, not only will it affect your hair color, it will just downright not look pretty. A blue or violet shampoo is a must-have!

Consider a shadow root to have lower maintenance for your regrowth!

Anyone can pull off shorter hair! Length and angle (for bobs) will make or break you and should flow with your bone structure.

If you like to only fuss with your hair once or twice a year, this is definitely not for you. If you love being trendy and standing out, let’s have some fun and let me do your hair!