15 Stunning Silver Blonde Hair Colors

Silver blonde hair colors

Silver-blonde hair is a hybrid hair color that blends a pale blonde with silvery hues. Similar to platinum blonde, silver-blonde hair 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.

It’s well known among professionals that this updated color gives a dramatic change to anyone who wears it! Fashioned by runway queens like Cara Delevigne, Taylor Swift, and Karlie Kloss, this divine hue is now easily achievable!

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?

Here are this year’s most popular ways to get the silver blonde hair color trend.

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Platinum Silver Blonde

platinum silver blonde hair
Instagram @danielleodhair

A platinum silver blonde color never fails to create high-fashion hair. 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.

Silver Blonde Ombre

Silver Blonde Ombre
Instagram @dianaduran1515

Explore two colors in one with an ombre color best tried on lengthy hair. Stylist Diana saved the day by adding a deep balayage of silver to blonde locks.

Dark Silver Blonde

Dark Silver Blonde hair color
Instagram @hairbydreaaaaa

A dark silver-blonde 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. That helps to keep its glossy finish.

Silver Balayage

Silver Balayage
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A silver balayage on long, wavy hair? Oh, that’s aesthetically pleasing! The movement adds shine and texture to the hair color’s dimension. If the hair is thicker than usual, let the roots be darker than the mid-lengths and ends. It’s the depth that will break up the thickness of locks.

Dark Blonde with Silver Highlights

Dark Blonde Hair with Silver Highlights
Instagram @beautybyjordyy

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!

Silver Highlights on Blonde Hair

Silver Highlights on Blonde Hair
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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 off silver-blonde hair. It’s a nice alternative for those who want to experiment with blonde locks the first time.

Silver Blonde with Dark Roots

Silver Blonde with Dark Roots
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Q&A with style creator, Darcy Carpentier
Hair Therapist @ Posh Parlor in San Pedro, Ca

How would you describe this?

This silver blonde with dark roots is a cool, gray, silverish tone with a dark root smudge. Finished off styling with a dry textured spray and silk gloss by kenra PLATINUM line.

What’s your best advice?

If you’re considering this blonde, understand that it’s a very high maintenance color. It is an investment in your time and your bank account. This is a 5 hour hair appointment, every 2-3 months. Use of proper and professional shampoo, deep conditioning, and styling products. Consistent trims and deep conditioning treatments. This look fits all ages and lifestyles as long and it fits your personality. Older ladies, this is a great color to blend your current natural gray hair.

Platinum Silvery Blonde

Platinum Silvery Blonde hair color
Instagram @brushedtoblonde

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 want to play with a different shade of blonde.

Icy Silver

icy silver blonde hair
Instagram @jeffreyrobert_

An icy silver blonde hair color that’s worth trying! The shade 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.

Soft Silver Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Walls
Associate Stylist @ Lavish Body & Home:The Salon at Lavish in Scranton, PA

How would you describe this?

This soft silver blonde is a perfect icy blonde. It has dimension to give it movement and contrast with a textured medium length haircut.

What’s your best advice?

If you are looking in to getting this color, please know that it will take time but the time will be very much worth it. 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.

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.

Silver Blonde Highlights on Dark Brown Base

Silver Blonde Highlights on Dark Brown Base
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Q&A with style creator, Kim Pham
Hair Stylist @ Excellent Hair Salon in Newark, CA

How would you describe this?
These silver blonde highlights on a dark brown base has a dimensional silver smoke look.

This is one of the most high maintenance colors as far as blonde color goes because the shade is so delicate.

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 hair then has to be lifted very light and rid of any yellow underlying pigment for the silver to take.

What’s your best advice?

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.

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 the 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.

Silver Ash Blonde

Silver Ash Blonde hair color
Instagram @createdby.el

Choose this silver ash blonde as your next hair goal. You won’t regret it. This ash-blonde  can be pulled off with a short 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.

Silvery Smoke Blonde

Silvery Smoke Blonde
Instagram @kysandra_loove

Q&A with style creator, Kysandra Gomez
Hairstylist @ House of Style in Palm Desert, CA

How would you describe this look?

This is light ash dimensional blonde and what I like the most is that we keep her natural base color running through it paired with her root tap which makes her grow out a bit more seamless.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would definitely let them know it can be a bit high maintenance. 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. I always recommend 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.

Silvery Frosty Blonde

silver frosty blonde hair
Instagram @leanne_chadwick_hair

A silvery frosty blonde that’s worth copying if you’re an aspiring blonde babe! Becoming a silver-blonde is a process, but maintaining it will be easy once the result is achieved. Stylists recommend using purple shampoo for icy or silver blonde shade. Such a product is effective in canceling out the brassy tone.

Metallic Silver and Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Christina Brannon
Hair Stylist @ Panache Hair Studio in Abingdon, MD

How would you describe this?

This metallic silver and blonde hair has a cool root to go with the icy blonde hair. For this silvery 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 was used to give it that pop of silver metallic shade.

What’s your best advice?

Women who have more of a cool tone skin type can definitely rock this color more than a women with warm red tones. Unless you completely change your makeup it won’t look right. But honestly the only way you’re going to know is just going for it! It’s color… it can always be fixed!