Blonde Highlights

Maybe you already have hair that is already blond but want to give it more tone and attention or maybe you aim to go blond by bleaching your lushus brunette locks.

There are many variety of shades to choose from, the best part of dying is the chance to leave a spoilt of choice, let’s have in mind that there a lot of different colors and coloring techniques that you can choose from.

ALL about blonde highlights

When we talk about blonde highlights

The first thing that comes to mind are the stars and the celebrities that wear them and that illuminate their faces with them.

the blonde highlights

The first thing we should tell you about these highlights is that they require a lot of maintenance, but they are ideal to highlight any haircut and to make you look much younger.

Although any type of hair can be clarified in one way or another, the blonde highlights are designed for light-colored hair; however, we can see blonde highlights the brown hair.

The type of hair does not matter, that is, you can have straight, wavy or curly hair and independently you can make the blonde highlights.

However, there are other things you should keep in mind when you decide to make a change of look with blonde highlights; these are learning to differentiate reflections, wicks or flashes.

light-colored hair

First, blonde highlighting is the technique used to make long and marked color tones throughout the hair.

Reflections, on the other hand, are much more natural and require less maintenance.

Instead, the flash is the technique of lightening some wicks on top of the hair to create more natural reflections. So let’s talk about the tones and colors.

Here are some amazing color effects that anyone willing to go with blond highlights can achieve

color effects

Natural blonde highlights

Although it is always said that people are not born perfect some girls have the advantage of being born with natural reflexes, but this does not mean that you cannot achieve them; everything will depend on your skin tone and what you want to change your look.

Natural blonde highlights

Maybe you’re not a natural blond but depending on the skin tone you have It is possible to create the illusion of that “natural blond” by dying the hair in a way that it look like you were born with a “golden” head of hair, it’s even possible to go darker o lighter for a more natural blond look. This will help give more boldness and texture to the hair.

Blonde hair with highlights

So maybe you are a natural blond but your hair need a bit of change, something fresh that will bring more life to its look but not to major then maybe highlighting is your way to go, ad a game of warn and cool tones, this will bring texture and new life to your style.

Blonde hair with highlights

Red hair with blonde highlights

Red and blond, now that’s a combination! It can be as easy like painting some highlights or you can really go more on the bolder side, but if done correctly you can achieve some awesome tones, there some great techniques you can use to achieve this look, maybe a dip dye style, and ombre fading to blond or even a classic balayage.

Red hair with blonde highlights

Black hair with blonde highlights

Blond highlights in the darkest tones are very trendy, but they should be worn according to the tone of our skin so that it looks as natural as possible.

You can consult looking on the internet for blond wicks photos so you can analyze according to your skin color what would be the right shade for you.

So you like the blond look and tones but you don’t like the idea of going full blond, well don’t worry for some hair the idea of streaks are a good option, it’s a great way to test and see if blond is really for you, who knows maybe you like it and end up with a full head of “golden” hair.

Black hair with blonde highlights

Platinum highlights on blonde hair

Platinum hair speaks on its own, I mean it’s a color that stands out, a really bold move and even bolder style, combine that with a subtle white gold fade and you will be definitely stealing any show.

Platinum highlights on blonde hair

Dark brown with blonde highlights

It’s a subtle way to bring more life into dark chocolate type hair, the combination of the tones allow the blond touches to catch light in a way normal brown hair cant. These blond highlights can be very thin and subtle.

Dark brown with blonde highlights

Ombre blond highlights

This technique will allow your hair to graduate into a lighter shade of brown (assuming of course you are a brunette) this style with look great with any hairstyle whether you tie it up or loose it down.

Ombre blond highlights

Curly Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights

There is nothing like some blond highlights that give life and texture to a head of curls. They are more approached with a “free-hand” technique; this can be balayage that give a sense of dimension without going with a completely transformed style.

Curly Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights

Ginger Blonde highlights

Ginger blond is almost a “strawberry blond” but with lighter and warmer tones, if you ever wanted to look like a natural redhead then this is probably the look for you.

Ginger Blonde highlights

Dark Brown Hair with Caramel Blonde Highlights

Let’s keep in mind that this hair is almost black, making it easier to go bold and striking with caramel blonde balayage around the face and towards the ends.

Dark Brown Hair with Caramel Blonde Highlights

Ash Brown Hair with Golden Blonde Ombré

Starting with a medium cool brown and ending with a golden butter blonde that achieves a flawless look and an amazing waterfall of colors look on this wavy mane.

Ash Brown Hair with Golden Blonde Ombré

Copper Blonde Hair Color

This look is perfect for naturally worm hair; you won’t need a lot of effort to achieve this shade.

Copper Blonde Hair Color

Tortoiseshell Brown Hair with Honey Blonde Highlights

This is definitely one of the trendiest hair colors of this year, it’s a blend between a chocolaty caramel and warms honey tone, this makes for a fun summer look.

Tortoiseshell Brown Hair with Honey Blonde Highlights

Chestnut Brown Hair with Face Framing Blonde Highlights

Face framing is a great way to go if you’re not the type that likes to be rigid with touch-up appointments and are only after a pop of brightness. This tone gets a little kick from the face-framing golden blond highlights that match with the warms tones of the hair.

Chestnut Brown Hair with Face Framing Blonde Highlights

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Dark Brown Lob with Buttery Blonde Balayage

 This particular style uses determined touches of a lighter blond to really play a role in bringing up the dark chocolate brown color for a perfect shade of buttery blond.

Dark Brown Lob with Buttery Blonde Balayage

White Blonde Hair Dye

Is you are more of a Draco fan rather than Harry then maybe white flawless hair is the style for you. White blond will look great on skin tones that are light to medium.

White Blonde Hair Dye

California Blonde

This is definitely a great warm sunny like tone, it goes well with a lot of skin tones and it will leave you like straight out of a Hollywood scene.

California Blonde

Caramel Blonde Highlights

Maybe you don’t want every single hair covered in this color, but I can tell you that this highlight tone goes really well with paired with a chocolate brown base.

Caramel Blonde Highlights

Light Brown Hair with Natural Honey Highlights

This look works amazing by going only one or two shades lighter than the original tone and of course by applying highlights that mix into the base color.

Light Brown Hair with Natural Honey Highlights

Beige Blonde Hair Color

Beige is such a perfect and warms color, if you are a person that really likes the tone then maybe this shade is for you, it creates an elegant and impeccable look on light to medium skin tones.

Beige Blonde Hair Color

Vanilla Blonde Hair

The only con side of this style is that you will need to keep your hair short because the roots are going to need regular touch-ups, but besides that this style is amazing and really worth all the hustle.

 

Vanilla Blonde Hair

Yellow Blonde Hair

I guess this is most bold and “out there” you can go this sunny yellow is perfect for you if you do not want any of the usual and natural shades of blonde highlights.

Yellow Blonde Hair

Dishwater Blonde

Pulled off by women with light to medium complexions, this tone has been the go to for many years this tone of blonde mixed with some golden hues is an excellent color option.

Dishwater Blonde

Blond highlights on men

Believe it or not, many men also opt for this style, the blonde highlight on a man looks great and just like the girls, and the men look much younger and more concerned about their appearance.

What should be taken into account is that they look as natural as possible.

It is a reality that today men also take care of themselves and also are more interested in beauty issues such as coloring.

The demand in terms of highlights in concerned, has grown in the male sector.

Blond highlights on men

Blond highlights in short hair

As you know the effect that the California blonde highlight creates is that of a gradient from the root to the tips.

This is easily achieved in long or medium hair, but in shorter hair the key is to give slight touches of color on the tips and bangs so that the color change is noticeable.

If you are looking for a natural result, ideally, make small, fine highlights.

Blond highlights in short hair

Blond highlights in mid hair

You can take advantage of your midi hair with blonde highlights and be the center of all eyes.

For this, the ideal is to focus on light tones always based on the color of the hair.

Among the advantages of this haircut you should know that the maintenance of some highlights in your hair is less than in long hair.

Blond highlights in mid hair

Blond wicks in long hair

One of the colorations that come to mind when imagining a long mane, is undoubtedly a blond tone.

Perfect for any type of hair and ages. Its versatility makes it ideal for combining techniques and even making inverted highlights. Only for the most daring.

Blond wicks in long hair

Blonde highlights by creating reflections

A total hair change does not go with you?

In that case, add only a few reflections.

The blonde highlights on darker shades create a more natural and beautiful effect. The hair seems brighter, healthier and with more body.  Do you prefer a clearer look?

Blonde highlights by creating reflections

Well, add more highlights. Make sure you avoid very wide blonde highlights, coloring thin and delicate sections so that the look seems much more natural.

Blonde highlights with splashlights

The splashlights are a slightly more extreme version of the discrete reflections. Here the “colored spots” are added to enhance the light reflection in the hair – almost as if we wanted to create a ray of light.

The characteristic of this color tendency is that the blonde highlights are distributed horizontally through the hair. The width of the strip in contrast is variable, from a block to a thin line, giving free rein to creativity.

Blonde highlights with splashlights

This coloring technique works in a similar way to the ombré look.

The only difference is that instead of being bicolor, the color block causes the hair to be divided into three stripes and a smooth transition is needed above and below.

Blonde highlights with capillary contouring (balayage)

Contouring is the latest trend in highlights. What we already knew about makeup, which modulates the features with bases of lighter and darker shades for a striking effect, now also applies to hair coloring.

How does it work: with reflexes placed strategically by the hair, especially the front, at the height of the chin and cheeks, we can make the most out of the face.

This is possible thanks to what is known as the balayage method (from the French balayer, which means to sweep or brush). Unlike the famous aluminum foil technique, individual strands of various widths are freely “painted” with different shades of blond, but only where you want the color to show its effect.

Blonde highlights with capillary contouring (balayage)

The trick: In the contouring makeup, the areas to be highlighted (such as the cheeks) are accentuated with a light color. In the hair, what shapes the face are mainly the tips and hair of the front.

The hairstyle also creates an added effect and seems more abundant.

How to get some natural blonde highlights?

We do not always have to resort to chemical products to achieve a fantastic look, especially if we look for something natural.

Undoubtedly one of the most battered parts of our hair at the time of dyeing are the tips for it here you have some options to lighten your hair naturally.

How to get some natural blonde highlights?

Chamomile tea with lemon: Wet the tips of your hair for twenty minutes three times a day in chamomile tea with cold lemon.

Honey and vinegar: Mix a tablespoon of ground cinnamon, olive oil, two cups of distilled vinegar and one of natural honey. Distribute the mixture evenly at the tips and then wrap them in a plastic bag and sleep with it.

The classic beer, egg and lemon: Beat an egg white to the point of snow; add half a glass of beer without alcohol and lemon juice. Moisten your hair and apply the mixture massaging the ends. Leave on for twenty minutes for about three times per week.

Baking soda: Apply it on the previously wet tips. Leave on for 10 minutes, this works better if you do it biweekly.

Honey, lemon and apple cider vinegar: Mix in a cup of boiling water two tablespoons of honey, two of vinegar and lemon juice. Allow to cool and apply the mixture in the tips previously moistened. Leave on for 20 minutes. After rinsing use conditioner so your hair does not suffer.

Cinnamon in conditioner: Add a little cinnamon to your conditioner. Apply before sleeping on the tips, wrap them with a bag and sleep with it.

Salt: Wet the tips in a cup of water with half a salt for 15 minutes before showering. The effect of the sun for a few minutes a day is necessary.

Take care of the blonde highlights

When you leave the beauty salon with your new highlights and you look fantastic, but for the effect to last, you must take care of your hair with these tips that we present below.

In general, blond highlights require special attention. To avoid seeing them yellow or lose grace, it is important to use adapted products.

Take care of the blonde highlights

“The blonde highlights are beautiful, but you have to keep it to preserve the nuances of color. I recommend using a shampoo based on natural pigments once a week to keep good reflexes, “says the expert.

Then, every day, it is important to opt for nutritious cares without silicone that hydrate the hair fiber and make it silky and shiny.

During the hairstyle it is advisable to resort to serums that embellish the texture of the hair or highlight its color.

Even if you think “they are just a few highlights”, when time passes and the hair grows, the roots appear the same, and they are noticeable!

As the roots in the blonde highlights are also bad, be sure to visit the beauty salon on a regular basis to maintain your color.

Advantages of blonde highlight

The advantages of blonde highlights, in any case, are obvious: to be able to show off the hair tone that one wants and with which one feels most at ease.

In that sense, it is a pleasure and a luck that, in terms of hairdressing and coloring, so much progress has been made.

In fact, so much that nowadays the techniques are not as aggressive as they were a few years ago. So the myth that “the highlights spoil the hair” could be said, once and for all, that is false.

Advantages of blonde highlight

Disadvantages of blonde highlights

However, blonde highlights have their disadvantages, especially when they are blonde, since they require constant monthly maintenance.

That, of course, assuming you want to take them neat and beautiful. Basically this fact is because the highlights are made from the root, so as you grow your hair (remember that the usual growth rhythm is usually one centimeter per month), your original root is exposed.

Disadvantages of blonde highlights

That is to say, if you are brown and you have done some blond highlights, your chestnut color will shine and, when you look at yourself in the mirror, you won’t stop thinking “what a line I have” Particularly if the contrast between your original tone and that of your highlights is very evident.

According to a survey conducted by L’Oreal Professional, the most common natural tone is chestnut (74%), followed by tan (14%), blond (9%) and redhead (0.7%).

In addition, the study reveals that 9 out of 10 people have dyed their hair at some time and the blonde is the color par excellence in this area because it supposes between 60% and 10% of the colorations in beauty salons.

A hair kissed by the sun, but in winter: the blond highlights make it possible, becoming the new fashion accessory.  This discreet but effective coloring technique provides variety outside the colored tips and the ombré.  We celebrate the return of the delicate colorations that allow the hair to shine with a new shine.

A summer feeling throughout the year!

Best of all: with a precise application of blonde highlights or blonde ash wicks, your face can look more stylized and attractive.

As always, it is advisable to go to a beauty center so you can get advice as well as to obtain the desired result and show off a natural and modern look that will undoubtedly be the center of all eyes.

In conclusion, blond highlights are an excellent option to change the look, but also to make you look much more confident, in trend and much more elegant.

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