Light Ash Blonde Hair: What It Looks Like + 27 Trendy Examples

Avery Hunt
Avery Hunt Hair Colorist

Light ash blonde hair is a brighter shade of blonde locks with cool, grey-ish undertones. An ashy blonde hue is trendy, customizable, and gorgeous in almost all natural shades!

Going from dark ash blonde to this brighter, cooler hue is an investment. Canada-based hairstylist Pamela Adam’s ultimate tip is to “enjoy the journey.” Everyone has an underlying warm pigment, and it takes a few sessions to achieve how light you want it to be.

Proper upkeep is also essential, says Adam. Adam advises going through a toning session every 3-4 weeks. This must keep your hair’s integrity to prevent the blonde color from being brassy.

Purple shampoo is best for color-treated tresses, and it’s best to use once a week. Adam warns about a few ladies who are overdoing it. When this happens, it’s more difficult for the stylist to lift or lighten the strands.

I’ve got you covered, from the neat platinum colors to the dirty light ones. Choose a more radiant look, and dye your locks now! One of these images of the most popular light ash blonde hair shades will suit you best.


#1: Light Ash Blonde with Silver Tones

Light ash blonde hair tinged with silver is a trendy style. You must consult a skilled stylist to get silver or gray tones. This is because expert bleaching from roots to ends is required before applying the silver dye. Afterward, bi-monthly root touch-ups and regular maintenance are obligatory. Whether you wear it straight or curl it, this striking hair color will surely turn heads!

light silver ash blonde hair
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#2: Light Silver Ash Blonde

You can be a princess while rocking this Elsa-inspired, dark-rooted hair color. This light silver ash blonde is a hundred more times stunning with voluminous waves. If you have a lovely tan skin tone, it only means that you’re born to have this transformation.

#3: Tousled Lighter Ash Blonde Tresses

Go for hair that is tousled, light ash blonde. If you want to reduce yellow in your light blonde hair, ask your stylist for light violet ash toner to balance the colors. This toner will cool your hair tone. With just the right mix of warm and cool hues, your hair won’t look overly blue or purple.

#4: Light Ash Blonde with a Pinkish Tone

In certain lighting, light ash blonde hair can give off a pinkish hue because of the underlying pigment from the toner. The pinkish hue will fade after a few washes, leaving your hair perfectly ashy.

#5: Light and Smokey Ash Blonde Hair

Consider light and smokey ash blonde if you want to refresh youry hair color look with trend. This color choice combines cool and muted shades of blonde. They create a soft and subtly stunning result. The ash undertones add depth and dimension to the look. Ash blonde hair pairs beautifully with various skin tones. Don’t forget to consult a colorist who can help you find the perfect shade and maintain the health of your hair.

#6: Stunning Smokey Mid-Length Hair with Curtain Bangs

This stunning smokey mid-length hair with curtain bangs is a great way to update your look. One of the best ways to achieve this look is with light ash blonde tones. This color palette is versatile and flattering for all skin tones. Plus, it’s low-maintenance! To ensure you get exactly what you want, communicate the desired outcome to your stylist. They’ll be able to help create a unique look that suits your individual needs.

Light Ash Blonde on Bleached Hair
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#7: Light Ash Blonde on Bleached Hair

You can emphasize how light your blonde is when you match it with shadow roots. This light ash blonde on bleached hair, a few inches past the shoulders, is more striking with soft waves.

Soft Light Ashy Blonde and Salt and Pepper Blended Bob
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#8: Soft Ashy Salt and Pepper Blended Bob

Consider a soft ashy salt and pepper blended bob if you think about going natural. This is perfect for blending your natural color with your previously colored hair. Adding lowlights to an ashy dark blonde makes the grow-out almost seamless. Aging hair is sometimes quirky. It could decide it won’t take color anymore, so if that happens, try this color.

#9: Smokey Ash Long Waves

If you want to change your blonde, consider smokey and ashy long waves! When it comes to toning your blonde, the professional opinion of your hairstylist will be best. Your stylist will know what tone will match your goals.

#10: Light Ash Blonde on Short Hair

Who can’t be obsessed with this silver balayage mane that melts at the roots? This light ash blonde on short hair offers depth and emphasis, creating a dimension. The waves complement the unique color and form a movement on the locks.

#11: Perfect on Brassy Hair

Getting the unwanted warm finish after you dye your locks can also be a blessing in disguise. Here’s the light ash blonde color perfect on brassy hair. Its cooler tone works well with dark roots, enhancing your mid-length blunt cut.

light ash blonde on orange hair
Instagram @hairbylisainc

#12: Best on Orange Hair

Who’s down for a dimension inspired by the sunset? This masterpiece offers light ash blonde highlights to look best on orange hair. It’s the optimum look for a layered cut, where the length goes beyond the shoulders.

#13: Light Ash Blonde and Violet

It’s a fun and edgier take on the usual blonde! The fusion of light ash blonde hair colors and violet tones will let your creativity out of its comfort zone. Thick hair cut in medium length plus side-swept bangs is stunning with soft waves.

#14: Light Brown + Ash Blonde Highlights

“A combo of traditional and ready [highlights] for a blended look at the scalp.” This chic light ashy blonde hue is a gem created by stylist Alyssa Benedict of Bellezza Avanti Salon. A light brown hair with ash blonde highlights that suits a long cut and perfect waves!

light ash blonde hair for morena women
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#15: Flattering for Morena Women

With certainty, this appears flattering for morena women! This light ash blonde hair dye manifests a warm, sun-kissed hue to complement beach waves. Nothing’s more polished than this trend when you let it go with a waist to a hip-length mane.

#16: Great on Dark Blonde Hair

For a fresh and bright transformation, go for a light ashy blonde tone that’s great on naturally dark blonde hair. It adds genuine glam to your straight, mid-length cut. This is the ultimate color to flatter your fair skin, as well.

light ash blonde with platinum highlights
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#17: With Platinum Highlights

With ashy platinum blonde highlights, your long locks will shimmer a lot. Do some beach waves, and you’ll not regret having an extra relaxed vibe on your hair. Dark roots create a blurred transition, which makes it eye-catching even more.

Related: More platinum blond highlights ideas.

#18: Light Ash Blonde Ombre

It’s hard not to fall in love with this light ash blonde ombre! If matched with waves, this color quickly levels your innate dark tresses. Get over your old and typical mid-length hair, and it’s time to work with balayage to add an ashy beige tone to it.

very light ash blonde hair

#19: Very Light Ash Blonde

Opt for this light ash blonde hair color if you can flaunt some icy and cool vibes. Balayage technique makes the color look flawless on fine, mid-length hair. Therefore, if you have such locks, you better start turning yourself into a blonde babe now.

#20: Extra Light Ash Blonde

You can’t just hate this extra light ash blonde color to be on your long, wavy tresses. Its beige finish is so classic and will flatter your fair skin tone. Rock this one with a minimal styling option, and you’ll be as gorgeous as a star in this trend.

Light Ash Brown on Blonde Hair
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#21: Light Ash Brown on Blonde Hair

Bringing a dimension on ashy, cool-toned blonde locks is always the best! You get a lighter hair color without wearing it so dull and plain. Balayage highlights and babylights are the things you mustn’t miss if going for this look. Level up this light ash brown on blonde hair by adding waves, too!

#22: Stunning on Black Hair

Slay a light ash blonde balayage that appears stunning on black hair. This mid-length, wavy hair seems to hide a gem that shines under the sunlight. With a money piece in there, you’ll be a total bombshell.

#23: Light Golden Ash Blonde

This light golden ash blonde on straight, mid-length hair is to die for! Subtle strands of honey and sunflower blonde casually blend in to achieve this color. Thanks to balayage, both the highlights and babylights look precious together.

light ash blonde highlights on brown hair
Instagram @surbi.ahuja

#24: Ideal on Brown Hair

A vanilla kind of light blonde hair color with shadow roots is ideal on brown hair, and that’s something to try on, surely! Dimension around the crown area is visible, while color gets light as it reaches the hair ends. With minimal texture and waves, you will nail wearing this trend.

Light Ash Blonde Balayage on Dark Hair
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#25: Light Ash Blonde Balayage on Dark Hair

There’s always something sassy about a light ash blonde balayage on dark hair. Handpainted streaks of cool-toned hue on long tresses result in such a stunning edge. These pops of ash will make you feel in love with your wavy brunette locks more than ever!

According to its hairstylist, Savanna Grewe of Macomb, MI, if you’re considering a cool-toned balayage with a dark base, be aware of the steps to get there. “Balayage is more organic and doesn’t typically use foils to incubate the lightener. The hair doesn’t lift as much, meaning warm tones will be exposed,” says Grewe.

#26: Light Ash Blonde + Dark Brown

Want to brighten up your dark locks? What perfect timing because here’s the light ash blonde on dark brown color for inspiration. It offers a lot of dimensions, which work well on naturally textured, long tresses. Add more waves at the bottom for a much more elegant finish.

If you want this color, you should have virgin or naturally black hair, according to its Hairstylist, Star Dimalanta of Manila, PH.

“You must use a purple shampoo and conditioner to tone your hair so it doesn’t become brassy,” says Dimalanta. Their hair must not be rebonded because of the bleaching process.

#27: Cute Short Bob with Light Ash Blonde Color

A cute short bob with light ash blonde hair is a bright but very natural look. Such a lightest ash blonde tone is especially complimentary on fair skin tones.