28 Ways to Get The Icy Blonde Hair Trend in 2024

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Enchanting icy blonde hair
Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

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 in recent years. Getting hair as white and soft as snow may be a breeze for already-blonde manes, but if your base is darker, get ready with lots of patience and budget. 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 reading to learn all the tips and tricks on becoming the next ice queen! Check out these trendy icy blonde hair images!

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Very Dark Rooted Hair with Icy Blonde Highlights
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#1: Very Dark Rooted Hair with Icy Blonde Highlights

rooted blonde is always on trend, and the contrast will have everyone taking note! When achieving this blonde highlighted color, aim for the lightest blonde lift with your foilayage. Depending on the natural color, you may have to deepen the base to give the best contrast. You can keep this color fresh for a long time simply by doing roots and tone to follow. This makes for a low-maintenance color once your big session is complete! I suggest using a purple toning shampoo once weekly or every second wash.

Beautiful Ice Blonde White Layered Long Hair for women with natural waves
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#2: Beautiful Ice White Layered Long Hair

Ask for a long beautiful icy white layered style. My advice for getting that frozen blonde is to get a blank canvas first. This will require a global blonding treatment. Possibly more than 1-2 visits to achieve this and respect your hair’s integrity. Avoid higher maintenance blonde colors by adding a root shadow. It will help prolong your visits and diffuse any lines of demarcation.

#3: Modern Icy Ash Blonde Balayage

Try tempering down your glacial locks by adding some ash blonde. Toned down but still serving looks.

Light icy blonde with dark roots hairstyle
Instagram @lmariehairr

#4: Healthy-Looking Light Icy Blonde with Dark Roots

Icy blonde with a dark root is sought after right now. With spring around the corner, women and men are requesting white hair. From the shadowed root to healthy ends, the layers give an effortless deep wave with a big barrel curling iron, and the color is just so shiny and opaque. Icy and frozen blonde is for the dedicated woman. Platinum is a lifestyle and not for the faint of heart. It takes patience to achieve and commitment to maintain. It’s also not cheap; the right products are necessary to keep your hair healthy and glowing white (purple shampoo, treatments, follow-up appointments, etc.).

#5: Stylish Icy White Blonde

Consider an icy platinum blonde with a beachy, textured style. Cool platinum blonde highlights with added waves look stylish yet simple and messy. This look is not for everyone! Depending on your hair (natural color, hair color history, and hair condition), it may take multiple appointments to achieve a look like this. You’ll be in the salon every six weeks to touch up your root and get a fresh toner. Also, conditioning treatments are super important when you’re this blonde, and salon products to use at home.

#6: Icy Long Pixie Cut with Sweeping Bangs

Sweeping bangs compliment an icy, long pixie cut. When consulting with your stylist, remember to ask for lots of texture. Either one can be point-cut or even razored. Ensure your hair stays healthy by being careful not to overprocess while lightening. Finish with Aquage’s detailing creme. Just warm it up between your hands and slowly run through the layers.

#7: Waist-Length Icy White Roots and Hair

Waist-length icy white roots and hair extensions are an edgy and timeless look. Be sure you seek out a professional that specializes in blondes. This will ensure the tone and overall integrity stays intact. A helpful way to keep your hair healthy through a blonde journey is doing regular treatments. I recommend the K18 leave-in molecular repair mask.

Ice Blonde Long Bob
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#8: Ice Blonde Long Bob

An ice blonde long bob can be achieved by a global bleaching application and toning service. The number one thing I would recommend when going blonde is seeking out a blonde specialist. Blonding professionals are an option, too. Having a stylist whose specialty is lightening can ensure the integrity of your hair. It can even guarantee the outcome.

Ice White Blonde Waves
Instagram @lanhhair

#9: Ice White Waves

Icy white waves are a raging trend that only grows in popularity. Remember attainable goals that fit your hair care regimen when dyeing your hair. When you want a color like this ice white hair, there is a lot more maintenance needed than a more simple style, such as a balayage.

Icy White Blonde Lob
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#10: Icy White Lob

If you’re going blonde, don’t be afraid to go bold! An icy white lob can give off serious beauty vibes. If icy white is your goal, it helps to keep maintenance in mind. Platinum hues like this need regular touch-up appointments and require you to avoid overly chlorinated pools. Finally, add purple shampoo to your shower routine.

Extra Short Icy Blonde Pixie
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#11: Extra Short Icy Pixie

Try an extra short icy pixie to make a huge statement. If you’re nervous about cutting off your locks, I suggest you discuss your concerns with your stylist. My advice is that your hair will always grow back, so why not have some fun?

Icy Blonde Textured Bob
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#12: Icy Textured Bob

Go for the coolest locks with an icy textured bob. Multi-dimensional shades of icy cool blonde will make your locks look stunning. The number one rule of keeping your tones icy is to use a purple conditioner at home and frequent visits to the salon to refresh those strands. To help keep yellow tones away, do frequent toners to make your hair look shiny and healthy and your color on point.

#13: Cool-Toned Icy Long Straight V-Cut

Consider a long straight v-cut if you have thicker hair and want an angular cut that adds face-framing layers and gives you softer, lighter ends. If you can afford to upkeep a high-maintenance hair color like a cool-toned icy blonde, then you can also expect to spend lots of time at the hair salon and invest in good quality hair products. One of the best ways to give your hair color more dimension is by leaving your natural root or coloring the top to blend into your platinum tresses.

#14: Sultry Long Straight Blunt Cut

A long straight blunt cut is one of the best ways to make your frozen blonde hair look fuller. Fine to medium hair types will find an instant boost in the body if you try a cut with blunt angles. If you have a thicker mane, you should avoid this cut, as thick hair and blunt angles typically do not mix.

#15: Icy Straight Long Hair

Icy straight long hair is a lifestyle, and you have to be prepared to invest a lot of time and money. Scalp bleach is a beautiful but, at the same time, tricky color service for which you need regular 5-6-week appointments. Also, ensure you have a good leave-in product, like the overnight serum by Kerastase- Blond Absolu Serum Cicanuit, in case you forget to do a weekly deep-strengthening treatment.

#16: Icy Salt-and-Pepper Tresses

Try icy salt-and-pepper hair color if you’re looking to blend your natural silver/gray. Because it can be harsh on the hair, ask your stylist if your hair is healthy enough to lighten to such a high level of brightness. Use a purple shampoo such as Barcelona by Pulp Riot to keep your hair looking bright.

#17: Gorgeous Icy Silver Blonde

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

#18: Dimensional Dark to Light Icy Blonde Sombre

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

Romantic Icy Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair
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#19: Romantic Icy Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair

If you’re a brunette, you can now share the same love with blondes, with a platinum highlight taking over your brown hair! These icy highlights pair well with a wavy style for a soft dimensional result.

Contrasting Platinum Icy Blonde Balayage
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#20: Contrasting Platinum Icy Blonde Balayage

Try highlighting your ghostly hair color by giving it a contrasting blonde mix. Long subtle waves help provide a canvas for this masterpiece.

#21: Beautiful Icy Blonde Ombre

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

Alluring Lavender and Ice Blonde Hair Color
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#22: Alluring Lavender and Ice

Lavender and ice shades are a great way to introduce some color to your blonde hair if you want a change but need more time to jump in fully or make a commitment to have an intense color. A lavender balayage is a perfect look for that. Although pastels don’t last too long, the great thing is that it’s a pretty fade out. Unfortunately, this color can’t be for everyone. To achieve those pastel or true ashy tones, you must be very light/platinum. The best suggestion is to do this in sessions and always trust the process!

#23: Wearable Icy Blue Blonde

The ethereal icy blue look is so creative and is not usually seen every day, but surprisingly wearable and muted color despite being so different. You can transition from platinum silver to this pastel blue. Pastel tones like this are only possible when your hair 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. This icy blue is best suited for you if you’re committed to complying with a good hair regimen and have a trusting relationship with your stylist to help you get to this color. Multiple sessions may be required to attain this level of lightness.

Classy Icy Blonde and Grey
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#24: Classy Icy Blonde and Grey

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. Frozen blonde and grey colors are an investment, and you must take the time and purchase the best products to care for them. It’s one of the most high-maintenance tones out there and washes out fast if it’s not taken care of. It’s a beautiful and fun tone if executed right. You can pull off this look if you get the right shade of ash tone to complement your skin tone. A good purple or silver shampoo and a good moisturizing conditioner are recommended. As well as washing with cooler water and low heat for your hot tools.

#25: Stunning Icy Blonde and Rose Gold

This stunning iced rose is the perfect rose gold to icy blonde color melt. It’s a nice way to try out a bolder, trendy color without having to color your whole head that color, and it would be allowed in most workplaces. It is versatile because any hair length could do this color, and it looks straight or curled. The best way to ensure longevity is to shampoo as infrequently as possible. When shampooing, use as cool water as you can tolerate and a high-quality, sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo and conditioner.

#26: Polished Icy Blonde with Lowlights

Try an icy blond with an added dimension. If you have been doing balayage sessions and are ready for a change, the dimension of this icy blonde will be stunning on you. When struggling with keeping the brassiness out of your hair, switch to a full head of highlights and lowlights to help manage any unwanted tones in your hair. For this look, dust the ends to keep your length. After the hair cut, during styling, you should use a leave-in conditioner and shine oil to keep your hair healthy and moisturized. You should take into consideration that becoming an icy blonde is a process. Your current hair color and history color will determine the number of sessions needed and the damage your hair will endure during the blonding sessions.

Rooted Icy Blonde Bob
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#27: Rooted Icy Blonde Bob

A slight A-line blunt cut and the rooty base can complement your light ends and bring out the braid’s detail.  Also, consider that getting ends this light may take a few sessions and lots of time and money, but once you have it, you will be obsessed!

#28: Casual Icy Blonde Lob with Shadow Root

Try an iridescent pearl blonde with a shadow root. Ask your stylist to do a shadow root to ensure slightly lower maintenance. Also, it keeps your hair healthier, especially since this type of color takes multiple lightening sessions. Glazes and proper hair care are a must when maintaining this color. You will want to invest in the best shampoos and conditioners your stylist can recommend. Hair health comes first. If products and shampoo are drying your hair out, it will not only affect your hair color. It will also not look pretty. A blue or violet shampoo is a must-have!