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: Platinum Silver-Blonde Balayage
A platinum silver-blonde color never fails to create a high-fashion hair trend. Its solid silver color has a cooler tone that makes an ideal pairing for long, beachy waves. To achieve this beauty, a full balayage, root melt, and babylights must be done correctly.
#2: 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 curling the entire right side away from your face. No section should be styled toward your face for this style. If you want to keep these silver-blonde locks both toned and hydrated, make sure to use a moisturizing conditioner, a weekly hair mask, and Olaplex after using purple shampoo to keep those pesky yellow tones at bay.
#3: Naturally Silver and Blonde Streaks
Consider doing naturally silver and blonde streaks in your hair. If you’re tired of having a harsh line from dark color, embrace your natural silver hair. Remember, going from a dark color to a natural silver with blonde streaks is going to be a long process. It’s either going to 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.
#4: Cute Silver Transformation
Go for a big transformation with a cute silver hue. If you want to be icy silver blonde, your hair must be lifted to a pale blonde first. A silver blonde is high-maintenance, so be ready to spend some money and time at the salon every month. If you’re ready to embrace your gray hair, a silver blonde will be a great first step.
#5: 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, make sure to book consultations before picking a stylist as the color could take multiple sessions and you will want to ensure that you can get to 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 ensure to remove any buildups to allow for an easier blinding session for your stylist.
#6: 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 spent at the salon. A silver ash tone does fade quickly so you will need a toner done every 3-4 weeks. Frequent trims will also be necessary to keep hair from becoming damaged.
#7: Silver-Blonde with Pink Tones
A silver-blonde with pink tones is the perfect blend of warm and cool while creating a pearl-like finish. You can pre-tone with a violet shampoo and then add a pretty warm pearl toner to the hair. You will need to maintain this color every 4-6 weeks max to keep looking fresh. Looks beautiful with lighter skin tones and is easiest to maintain with a natural 7+ base.
#8: 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.
#9: Silver-Blonde Ombre
Try a silver-blonde ombré for a cooler-toned blonde. With dark roots for depth, maintaining silvery shades are great for natural hair color.
#10: Dark Silver-Blonde
A 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.
#11: 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 to break up the thickness of the locks.
#12: 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 of this low-maintenance color combination. The tones create a dirty blonde hair dimension with its warm hue that looks super pretty during summer.
#13: 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 turn out to be. Most ladies can definitely pull this off. It’s a nice alternative for women who want to experiment with blonde locks the first time.
#14: 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 very 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 current natural grey hair.”
#15: Platinum Silvery Blonde
This is a platinum silvery blonde hair color that features a soft melting effect. The darker roots are what intensifies the white-blonde hue. Opt for this trend if you’re inspired by Lady Gaga’s iconic pale silver color, and want to play with a different shade of blonde.
#16: Icy Silver
An icy silver-blonde hair color 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.
#17: 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 the time 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 a purple shampoo once a week. Then use a very hydrating shampoo and conditioner for the rest of the week.”
Walls goes on to say, “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.”
#18: 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 lightener concentrates on the lower half of the hair.”
The dark hair color then has to be lifted very light 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. You also need to be willing to spend $500 and more for the session/sessions,” she notes.
Pham continues, “since the hair has to be lifted very light, the hair is depleted from its natural nutrients and moisture. Therefore the hair has to be treated regularly with some sort of bond builder or collagen.”
To maintain the longevity of this brown hair’s pastel color on the cooler silver side, less shampooing is best. Use a color-safe shampoo. Shampooing once or twice a week is recommended. Dry shampoo will be your best friend.
#19: 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.
#20: 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 hair color 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.
#21: 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.
#22: 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 to blunt ends where I wanted to create fullness,” Denman points out.
#23: 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 out. 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 the maintenance, Lust uses purple shampoo and conditioner about twice a month.
#24: 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 seamless,” explains hairstylist of Kysandra Gomez of Palm Desert, CA.
“I would definitely let them know 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 and conditioner along with the Number 3 at-home treatment to keep hair hydrated and healthy. “Also, a leave-in conditioner or treatment. If you’re committing to the process and price of this look, you definitely want to invest in great products,” she adds.
#25: 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.
#26: Metallic Silver and Blonde
This metallic silver and blonde hair has a cool root to go with the icy blonde hair. It was created by hairstylist Christina Brannon of Abingdon, MD.
“For this silver-blonde hair color, Wella Blondor powder bleach with 20 volume was used. 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,” explains Brannon.
Brannon also says, “women who have more of a cool tone skin type can definitely rock this color more than a woman with warm red tones.”