Platinum blonde highlights are the whiter shade of blonde added to the hair for extra dimension. For women who want to try this hair color, here’s what stylist Brianna Evans of Pittsburg, KS has to say.
Achieving platinum blonde is an investment. It won’t be done in only one session. If you have darker hair, consider going through stages.
“Look at many different shades of color from darkest to lightest and everything in between. Find the tones that you like for each stage of the lightening process. This helps you love your hair as you are working your way to platinum,” says Evans.
Before getting your new color, take proper steps to ensure your hair is healthy. Evans states, “Keep your locks healthy by not coloring them at home. And use only professional haircare products, including a heat protectant.”
Continue using a heat protectant when styling, even after having your hair blonde. Heat tools can damage the hair and melt off the platinum hue.
As for maintenance, regular toning is a must every 4-6 weeks. Keep a nice icy color between visits by using a purple shampoo or hair mask in moderation.
When consulting your stylist, inquire about the upkeep and the cost of each visit. “Don’t fret about asking for lower-maintenance options. These may include a rooty balayage, a smudge root, or even a money piece,” Evans adds.
Breathe new life to your tresses. Here are the photos of the trendiest platinum blonde highlights ideas to try!
#1: Dimensional Champagne Blonde
A dimensional champagne blonde is achieved by adding some lowlights so that the platinum blonde highlights on brown hair pop. The champagne blonde hue suits both cool and warm skin tones.
#2: White Blonde with Shadow Roots
White blonde hair color is a lifestyle, especially with shadow roots. The whitish-blonde is tricky to achieve and needs a lot of maintenance. It’s an absolutely stunning color that requires bond restoring and maintaining hair products like Olaplex, and little as possible heat.
#3: Ash Blonde Balayage with Platinum Ends
The ash blonde balayage with platinum ends is one of the latest and trendiest hair colors. The dark ash blonde roots melt into light platinum highlights. Make sure you ask your colorist for a bond builder during the color service and take home the recommended hair cosmetics.
#4: Blonde Face-Framing Highlights
Try blonde face-framing highlights for a pop of color around the face, or a quick refresh on grown-out roots. Face-framing is also a great way to blend grey hair that is predominately around the hairline and fringe area. This color can be achieved with hair painting for a softer sun-kissed look or foiled for bolder full coverage.
#5: Black Hair with Platinum Blonde Streaks
Black hair with platinum blonde streaks is an edgy and high-maintenance hair color. The girls with naturally dark or black hair are more likely to get a clean platinum blonde because any dark hair coloring will lead to a warm undercoat when lifted.
#6: Platinum Streaks on Honey Blonde Hair
Platinum streaks on honey blonde hair is a beautiful dimensional color achieved by altering fine weaved foils painted with pre-lightener and chunkier bits painted with honey color hair dye. Discuss with your colorist if you want to feel blonder, they will add more of the platinum highlights. If you want more of a natural look, then more of the lowlights will be added.
#7: Chunky Highlights for Platinum Blonde
Thinking of trying chunky blonde highlights for a platinum blonde? Thicker highlight placement for women over 50 is ideal for achieving maximum grey coverage. Complete the look with a low-maintenance blunt texturized bob.
#8: Platinum Highlights with Dark Underneath
Go for platinum highlights with dark underneath, if you’re looking for an edgy high contrast hair color combination. Platinum blonde highlights on black hair can be achieved with highlights and lowlights, or with extensions. Consult with your stylist on the best method to achieve this color based on hair type, lifestyle, and time commitment for color upkeep.
#9: Full Ash Blonde Highlights
If you’ve been thinking of hair color ideas for growing out your natural grey, then consider full ash blonde highlights. This color choice is an amazing option to begin the grey transition because the ash tone blends well with natural grey. Be sure to use a purple shampoo and conditioner once a week to neutralize brassy tones.
#10: Dimensional Highlights on Blonde Balayage Hair
Incorporating dimensional highlights on blonde balayage hair is the perfect way to soften and blend your roots while still maintaining bright ends. Keep unwanted yellow tones out of platinum blonde styles with purple shampoo, conditioners, and in-salon toner treatments. Consult with your stylist for adding extra length to your platinum tresses with a tape-in extension service.
#11: Platinum Blonde and Caramel Highlights
Choose platinum blonde and caramel highlights if you want warm colors. The platinum blonde hue with caramel-copper streaks is a delicious, but not too committing color. The reason is that the caramel lowlights will fade away relatively quickly to a lighter blonde shade.
#12: Platinum Ash Balayage Ombre
A platinum ash balayage ombré is a gorgeous hair color that starts with dark-colored roots gradually melting into light blonde mid bands and ending into platinum blonde ends. The platinum blonde ombré is fantastic for long to mid-length hair and even bobs.
#13: Platinum Silver Hair Color
Try platinum silver hair color if you’re prepared for a style that requires high maintenance. Silver is not a color that happens overnight, and may take multiple lightening sessions depending how dark your natural canvas is. With that being said, silver hair color is a fun and trendy tone that looks amazing on olive and fair skin complexions.
#14: Platinum Grey Hair Color
The platinum grey hair color is an amazing option if you have some white hair and you want to blend it and make it less obvious. To create the color, your stylist will do platinum blond fine highlights and then tone with a silver or grey toner. Keep in mind the toner will gradually fade away to a warmer blonde shade. If you want to avoid that you can use purple shampoo every 5 to 7 washes.
#15: Dark Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights
Dark brown hair with blonde highlights is one extremely common hair color. The platinum blonde highlights on dark brown hair create a lot of dimension and texture. It’s a perfect color for fine, flat hair texture.
#16: Platinum Gray Highlights
Platinum grey highlights is a color that needs regular upkeep in order to maintain the grey hue. The foil highlights have to be lifted to a very pale yellow undercoat and then glazed with a grey toner. Try using at-home Kerastase Cicaextreme blonde absolute range to maintain the shade and the hair quality.
#17: Icy Blonde Highlights
Icy blonde highlights are packed back to back for extra brightness or spaced out for more dimension. Perfect for all lengths except very short crops because the highlights might look like spots.
#18: Dirty Blonde with Platinum Highlights
A dirty blonde base with platinum highlights is a lovely combination perfect for fine hair. The platinum hair highlights give more texture and life to the flat straight hair. The pre-lightened hair makes a wave last a little bit longer. Do not skip the heat protectant every time you use a dryer or a hot styling tool.
#19: Cool Blonde Balayage Highlights
Cool blonde balayage highlights should be your pick if you are ready to commit and diminish the use of hot styling tools, especially if your natural hair color is brown. Platinum blonde hairstyles are more easily achievable on lighter natural bases, and also the level of the hair sensitivity is going to be less.
#20: Platinum Highlights and Lowlights
Platinum highlights and lowlights are a great color option if you’re looking for more dimension and fullness in your hair. Opt for more of the platinum blonde foils around the face and more lowlights at the crown area. That will ensure softer regrowth and spaced visits to the hair salon.
#21: Light Blonde Streaks on Dark Hair
Light blonde streaks on dark hair create a lot of texture and dimension. Dark hair with platinum highlights can appear a bit stripy so do ask for a slight root tap or root smudge to achieve a seamless blend and softer regrowth.