Silver-blonde hair is a hybrid hair color that blends a pale blonde with silvery hues. Similar to platinum blonde, silvery/ashy tone tends to be darker and more cool-toned, while platinum sticks to a bright true white. Silver hair creates a metallic hair color that shimmers.
Obviously, a lightened base color is a must if you want to achieve a perfect shimmering silver-blonde mane. A regular visit to your colorist for root touch-ups is also required to keep your roots from showing, and being best friends with a good purple shampoo will keep your platinum dreams alive and long-lasting. What better way to enter the world of blondes than with this icy avant-garde hair color?
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#1: Metallic Silver and Blonde
This metallic silver and blonde hair have a cool root to go with the icy blonde hair. Wella Blondor powder bleach with 20 volume was used for this silver-blonde hair color. Babylights were added throughout the hair to give a more natural look. For toning, Guy Tang 10sm and 8sm were used to give it that pop of silver metallic shade. Women with more cool-toned skin types can rock this cool blonde hair more than a woman with warm red tones.
#2: Icy Silver Blonde Straight Hair
One of the best things you can do to achieve a striking and modern look is to opt for icy silver blonde straight hair. This color choice adds a touch of sophistication and uniqueness to your style. The cool-toned silver shade gives your hair a stunning and eye-catching appearance. Straightening your hair further enhances the sleekness and elegance of the color. Maintain the vibrancy and shine of your hair! I recommend color-safe and nourishing hair care products specifically designed for blonde hair.
#3: Stunning Silver Blonde Bob with Layers
A silver blonde bob with layers is a trendy, modern haircut that combines the bob with a layered texture. This hairstyle is a short to medium-length bob that falls just below the chin or at the shoulder. The layers are added to create volume, dimension, and movement. The silver blonde color adds a touch of elegance and glamour to the overall look. Before you go for this hairstyle, it’s important to consult with a hairstylist. They can help you determine the right length and texture for your hair. They can also suggest the best layering technique to create the desired effect. And they’ll recommend the best products to maintain the silver blonde color.
#4: Silverish Blonde Bob for Old Ladies
A silver blonde bob is trendy for older ladies. Silvers are best for matching grey hair or enhancing what you already have. You can tone your silvers and greys to look less yellow. Investing in a good purple shampoo will help you maintain tone at home much easier. Try washing every other week to keep up, or less if it looks too purple.
#5: Platinum Silver-Blonde Balayage
A platinum silver-blonde color always creates a high-fashion hair trend. Its solid silver color has a cooler tone, making an ideal pairing for long, beachy waves. To achieve this silver platinum hair, a full balayage, root melt, and babylights must be done correctly.
#6: Gorgeous Blonde Silver Waves
Gorgeous blonde silver waves are a breathtaking color and style to pair together. One of the best ways to recreate this style is by using a curling iron that is at least 1″ in diameter, curling the entire left side away from your face and the entire right side away from your face. No section should be styled toward your face for this style. To keep these silver-blonde locks toned and hydrated, use a moisturizing conditioner, a weekly hair mask, and Olaplex after using purple shampoo to keep those pesky yellow tones at bay.
#7: Silvery Blonde Lixie Cut
Check out this silvery blonde pixie cut. Be sure to pair this short cut with a soft highlight or an all-over lightening service to modernize this cut. To maintain this hairstyle, ask your stylist to prebook your next haircut for 4-6 weeks. Pair with a matte clay such as Ruezel Matte Pomade for texture.
#8: Naturally Silver and Blonde Streaks
Consider doing natural silver and blonde streaks in your hair. If you’re tired of having a harsh line from dark color, embrace your natural silver hair. Going from a dark color to a natural silver with blonde streaks is a long process. It will take multiple visits to the salon to achieve your goal or one very long visit. Once you reach your goal, avoid shampooing your hair in hot water. Opt for a lukewarm or cooler water temperature to keep your color from fading.
#9: Cute Silver Transformation
Go for a big transformation with a cute silver hue. If you want to be icy silver blonde, your hair must first be lifted to a pale blonde. A silver blonde is high-maintenance, so be ready to spend money and time at the salon every month. A silver blonde will be a great first step if you’re ready to embrace your gray hair.
#10: Sexy Silver and Blonde Long Wavy Hair
Try a sexy silver tone to your blonde long wavy hair. Using purple shampoo regularly is the best way to keep up with silver-blonde hair. Styling your hair in textured beach waves is the best way to showcase your blonde hair. This look is suited for women who are willing to keep up with their hair appointments.
#11: Silver-Blonde Long Pixie with Bangs
To change up the look of a long pixie, try a silver-blonde color. A silver blonde can be hard to achieve, which makes it important to find a stylist that will be honest with you about the expectations of achieving the color. If you can, book consultations before picking a stylist, as the color could take multiple sessions, and you will want to ensure you can reach the goal while keeping your hair healthy. If you want to, prepare your hair a day or two before your appointment with a clarifying treatment to remove any buildups, allowing for an easier blinding session for your stylist.
#12: Silver Short Bob with a Side Part
If you want to look young and fresh, go for a short bob combined with a side part. Beware, platinum silver blonde is not easy to get, but if done correctly with an experienced stylist, it will be well worth all your time at the salon. A silver ash tone fades quickly, so you will need a toner every 3-4 weeks. Frequent trims will also be necessary to keep hair from becoming damaged.
#13: Silver-Blonde with Pink Tones
A silver blonde with pink tones perfectly blends warm and cool, creating a pearl-like finish. You can pre-tone with a violet shampoo and add a pretty warm pearl toner to the hair. You must maintain this color every 4-6 weeks max to keep it looking fresh. Looks beautiful with lighter skin tones and is easiest to maintain with a natural 7+ base.
#14: White Silver-Blonde Shade for Women Over 60
White silver is a stunning blonde shade but especially for women over 60. If you’re not 100 percent grey and much of your hair is dark, go more dramatic with bright silver tones.
#15: Silver-Blonde Ombre
Try a silver-blonde ombré for a cooler-toned blonde. With dark roots for depth, maintaining silvery shades is great for natural hair color.
#16: Dark Silver-Blonde
Dark silver-blonde hair color makes a radiant gray-platinum hair color. It offers an ashy tone that flatters neutral skin complexions. Styling hair with heat can make the color dull, so always use a heat protectant, and it will keep its glossy finish.
#17: Silver Balayage
A silver balayage on long, wavy hair? Oh, that’s aesthetically pleasing! The movement adds shine, texture, and dimension to this hair’s silvery color. It’s perfect for fine hair!
But, if the tresses are thicker than usual, ask for darker roots on the mid-lengths and ends to create depth and break up the locks’ thickness.
#18: Dark Blonde with Silver Highlights
Get the effect of fading hair color with platinum highlights on deep blonde hair. Colorist Jordan did an amazing job with this low-maintenance color combination. The tones create a dirty blonde hair dimension with its warm hue that looks super pretty during summer.
#19: Silver Highlights on Blonde Hair
Silver highlights on blonde hair add creaminess to the look. The finer the silver highlights are, the more natural they are. Most ladies can pull this off. It’s a nice alternative for women who want to experiment with blonde locks for the first time.
#20: Silver-Blonde with Dark Roots
This pale silver-blonde with dark roots is a cool, grey, silverish tone with a dark root smudge. It was created by hair therapist Darcy Carpentier of San Pedro, CA.
If you’re considering this blonde, Carpentier wants you to understand that it’s a high-maintenance color. “It’s an investment in your time and your bank account. This is a 5-hour hair appointment every 2-3 months,” she notes.
“Use of proper and professional shampoo, deep conditioning, and styling products,” she explains. “Consistent trims and deep conditioning treatments. This look fits all ages and lifestyles. Older ladies, this is a great color to blend your natural grey hair.”
#21: Platinum Silvery Blonde
This platinum silvery blonde hair color features a soft melting effect. The darker roots are what intensify the white-blonde hue. Opt for this trend if you’re inspired by Lady Gaga’s iconic pale platinum silver hair and want to play with a different shade of blonde.
#22: Icy Silver
An icy silver blonde hair dye that’s worth trying! This combination of bright silver and cool blonde shades has a cool, smokey tone that complements fair and warm skin complexions. Edgy, chic, and sophisticated—this works on any woman, no matter what vibe she’s going for.
#23: Soft Silver-Blonde
“This soft silver-blonde tone is a perfect icy blonde. It has dimension to give it movement and contrast with a textured medium-length haircut,” says stylist Ashley Walls of Scranton, PA.
“If you are looking into getting one of these silvery-blonde hair ideas, please know that it will take time, but it will be very much worth it,” says Walls. “Depending on the color of your hair at the start, it could take multiple blonding appointments every 6 weeks. It will be best treated with purple shampoo once a week. Then use a very hydrating shampoo and conditioner for the rest of the week.”
Walls says, “Products are super important with blondes, so we can keep your hair as healthy as possible. Once you have reached your goal color, a toner every 4-6 weeks will do the job and then retouches as needed. It is perfect for women who love to get pampered in the chair often.”
#24: Silver-Blonde Highlights on a Dark Brown Base
These silver-blonde highlights on a dark brown base have a dimensional silver smoke look. They were created by hairstylist Kim Pham of Newark, CA.
“This is one of the most high-maintenance hair colors as far as blonde color goes because the shade is so delicate,” explains Pham. “This color was achieved using the tease foilayage technique. This is where all the dimensions blend with lots of lighteners concentrates on the lower half of the hair.”
The dark hair color has to be lifted very lightly and rid of any yellow underlying pigment for the silver to take.
“First, you will spend at least 8 hours in the stylist’s chair, sometimes more depending on the hair history. It would be best if you also were willing to spend $500 and more for the session/sessions,” she notes.
Pham continues, “Since the hair has to be lifted very light, it is depleted of its natural nutrients and moisture. Therefore the hair has to be treated regularly with some bond builder or collagen.”
Less shampooing is best to maintain the longevity of this brown hair’s pastel color on the cooler silver side. Use a color-safe shampoo. Shampooing once or twice a week is recommended. Dry shampoo will be your best friend.
#25: Silver Ash Blonde
Choose this silver ash blonde as your next hair goal. You won’t regret it. Shades of ash-blonde like this can be pulled off with a short bob or long haircut.
When considering this look, it’s a commitment to take steps to get the desired color. It also takes time and effort to go through all the maintenance to keep an ashy tone. Stylists recommend Redken Blondage shampoo to protect its silver hue.
#26: Blonde and Silver Hair with Braids
Blonde and silver hair with braids makes a fun and flirty style for long tresses. It’s a textured half-updo made by Texas-based stylist Brooke Himes.
The bright silver hair color for women is a show-stopper, especially when partnered with such a style. “I curled the hair, wrapping it around my 1-inch Paul Mitchell curling iron. I left an inch out at the bottom for a more beachy curl,” says Himes.
#27: Silver-Blonde Pixie for Women Over 70
The silver-blonde pixie for women over 70 is great for most face shapes and requires minimal styling. Leona Robinson, a stylist from New Zealand, finds it very suitable for super fine and even curly hair.
“I got the feathery look on the neckline by personalizing and assessing it section by section. I kept some length in the crown and top, eliminating the bulk in the sides. This makes the top appear fuller,” she explains.
#28: Icy Silver Pixie Hair for Women Over 50
Icy silver pixie hair for women over 50 is a short-length cut with a forward-swept front and short layers. Arizona-based stylist Miranda Denman suggests this chop is for women with thinning hair.
“This was created using a straight razor to shorten and texturize the areas where the hair is thicker. The longer parts of the haircut were cut with shears. This resulted in blunt ends where I wanted to create fullness,” Denman points out.
#29: Short Silver-Blonde Bob for Older Women
A silver short blonde bob for older women is a classic haircut that enables the natural roots to grow. Lezlie Alcorn Lust of Texas learns the benefit of such a look, and she loves it!
“This is natural, so no need to worry about the roots and going for a professional color every four weeks,” says Lust. As for maintenance, Lust uses purple shampoo and conditioner about twice a month.
#30: Silvery Smoke Blonde
“These silver-blonde tones create a light ash dimensional blonde with the natural base color running through. It pairs with her root tap, which makes her grow out a bit more seamlessly,” explains hairstylist of Kysandra Gomez of Palm Desert, CA.
“I would tell them that these long silver waves can be a bit high maintenance,” says Gomez. “Therefore, home care is just as important as what we do in the salon, if not more important, so using the right product is key.”
Gomez recommends Olaplex shampoo, conditioner, and the Number 3 at-home treatment to keep blonde, silver hair hydrated and healthy. “Also, a leave-in conditioner or treatment. If you’re committing to the process and price of this look, you want to invest in great products,” she adds.
#31: Silvery Frosty Blonde
A silvery frosty blonde that’s worth copying if you’re an aspiring blonde babe! Achieving this tone is a process, but maintaining it will be easy once the result is achieved. Stylists recommend using purple shampoo for an icy or silver-blonde shade. Such a product is effective in canceling out the brassy tones.