30 Pretty Blonde Highlights to Play Around with Your Hairstyle

Blonde highlights are just as versatile as blonde hair color itself. There is a myriad of options, from spiky pale white crops to feminine golden hues shimmering in the sunlight. Adding ash blonde, platinum, honey blonde, caramel, or strawberry blonde highlights, you can immediately boost your hairstyle without changing the haircut. See 30 bold and subtle blonde color highlights ideas for inspiration!

#1: Highlights on Dirty Blonde Hair

Just look at this beautiful blend of warm and cool blondes that gives depth to the color and creates a sophisticated hair color solution you won’t see on every other girl. Go for messy loose curls for an overall style that leaves a lasting impression.

Medium Length Hairstyle with Blonde Highlights

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#2: Ash Base with Platinum Blonde Highlights

When it comes to streaks, remember that it’s more about the placement than the quantity, and they’d better be blurred to blend with the base color. A few chunky platinum steaks in the front frame the face and brighten the overall look.

Medium Ash Blonde Balayage Hairstyle

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#3: Sandy and Honey Blonde Highlights

Isn’t it a stunning combination of blonde highlights? Lighter streaks on trendy curtain bangs with a warmer honey blonde tone peeping from hair’s ends are too good not to try.

Light and Dark Caramel Blonde Highlights

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#4: Gradient Blonde Highlights

From honey to butter and icy blonde – this hairstyle seems to be featuring the best of hues you can never get bored with. Voluminous blowouts and waves make the style look even richer.

Balayage with Several Blonde Tones

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#5: Blonde Highlights on Naturally Curly Hair

Curls and highlights make such a great combination, so why not enhance your natural curly hairstyle with lighter blonde tones? Go for a hue that is complementary to your natural color and make your hairstyle stunning yet low-maintenance.

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Curly Hair with Blonde Highlights

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#6: Blonde Highlights on Kinky Hair

Natural hair curl types vary in structure and definition. You can emphasize yours by putting blonde highlights on the tips. Honey and golden blonde hues will suit the skin tone best, making it glow.

Natural Black Hair with Blonde Tips

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#7: Wide Streaks of Blonde Highlights

If you think that getting wide streaks of highlights is an outdated trend, you are mostly right. However, there are some brand new ways to wear it. Here is just one of them.

Broad Streaky Highlights

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#8: Caramel Blonde Hair with Highlights

A bit of contrast is never a bad thing when it comes to your locks. Instead of having your hairstylist blend all of your colors together, place highlights more or less separate. The resulting ‘do will make your locks look thicker and more striking.

Honey Brown Hair With Blonde Balayage

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#9: Cool Blonde Highlights or Textured Bob

Today’s casual short blonde hairstyles are tousled and full of texture. Choppy layers in a blonde bob are just the thing for a trendy hairstyle. Every lock goes in its own direction, yet there is still a clear overall shape. The dark blonde base sets off the flow of the lighter pieces.

Chin-Length Choppy Brown Blonde Bob

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#10: Beautiful Ash Blonde Highlights

The lighter blonde color brightens up the face, creating a stunning hairstyle transformation. Opting for highlights rather than all-over hair dye makes the style less demanding and suitable for dyeing hair while pregnant.

Adding Blonde Highlights Before and After

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#11: Strawberry Blonde Highlights

Strawberry blonde color highlights look stunning on natural brown hair and work even for those women who could never imagine themselves wearing blonde.

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Brown Hair and Strawberry Blonde Highlights

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#12: Black Hair with Brown and Blonde Highlights

A mesmerizing hairstyle that blends brown and blond tones to liven up the image and introduce a whirl of hues, which flatter the complexion and bring out natural radiance.

Balayage on Natural Black Hair

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#13: Blonde Hairstyle with Light Highlights

Yes, you can add blonde highlights to the hair, which is already blonde. Light blonde balayage will look fabulous with fair rosy skin like this. What you should beware of is bleaching hair this way in winter or when your hair is already damaged by hot styling.

Honey Blonde Wavy Bob

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#14: Face-Framing Blonde Highlights

Blonde highlights on front strands, also known as money piece hair, is another modern technique to place foils. Light color brightens the face and draws attention to your features.

Contrasting Money Piece Hair

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#15: Golden Beige Blonde Highlights

A sweet, warm tone makes a great addition to natural brown hair color, proving once again you cannot but fall in love with blonde highlights on brown hair.

#16: Caramel Blonde Highlights

Caramel blonde has this reddish tone in it that makes the hairstyle so exquisite. Central parting and caramel highlights on curtain bangs is a great move in this coloring too.

Caramel Balayage on Dark Brown Hair

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#17: Butter Blonde Highlights on Short Hair

Bold short hairstyles call for bold contrasting highlights. Doesn’t this butter cream blonde tone look spicy on black hair?

Short Natural Hair with Blonde Highlights

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#18: White Blonde Peekaboo Highlights

There are just a few peekaboo highlights in this hairstyle, but the sharp contrast of dark brown and white-blonde hair makes such a change to the overall look!

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A Few Streaky Contrasting Blonde Highlights

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#19: Beachy Waves with Blonde Balayage Highlights

Blonde highlights can have any vibe that your heart desires. If you want to richen up your hairstyle with various tones, take inspiration from these ombre highlights. Note how loose beach waves make color and dimension pop.

Long Bronde Balayage Hair

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#20: Brown and Blonde Highlight on Black Hair

Here is another excellent take on blonde streaks framing the face. It warms the black base and looks very natural in combination with dark brown.

Black Hair with Brown and Blonde Balayage

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#21: Dirty Blonde and Creamy Highlights

The hairstyle speaks for itself: intricate yet natural, it gives the feel of a discrete yet well thought out coloring.

Dirty Blonde with Face-Framing Blonde Highlights

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#22: Sun-Kissed Blonde Highlights

Sun-kissed beachy balayage looks great on any hair color. The secret is to play around with warm shades close to the base color and piecey blonde highlights.

Sunkissed Balayage Hair

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#23: Icy Blonde Highlights

Platinum, ash and icy blondes create beautiful, dramatic looks. Remember to treat your dyed hair the right way to keep the warm shades away.

White Blonde Highlights on Ash Base

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#24: Streaky Blonde Highlights

Forget the idea that your roots need to be the same color as your lengths. The root fade is all the rage, and it will let you save on touch-ups; just make dark roots in tune with the lowlights.

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#25: Choppy Hairstyle with Blonde Highlights

Your color should bring attention to the texture of your hair without competing with it. The soft blonde color and tousled choppy waves make a harmonious couple.

Long Tousled Bronde Hairstyle

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#26: Two-Tone Blonde Highlights

Women with tan skin should better keep warm blondes around the face and go to ash tips through ombre. Such two-tone highlights and layers may add much dimension and structure to fine, straight hair.

Long Blonde Ombre Hair

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#27: Soft Blonde Balayage

It’s amazing what a few well-placed pieces can do. The light blonde waves in the front and on the sides enliven this dishwater blonde miraculously. If you don’t want to commit to a fully dyed head, this is a brilliant solution.

Blonde Balayage Bob

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#28: Blonde and Brown Ombre Curls

Ombre and balayage dye jobs look ravishing on long wavy hairstyles. Pick the hues you like, find a flattering one, and ask for a soft, smooth fade.

#29: Gray Hair with Platinum Blonde Highlights

Bleached blonde can be your destination, but it can also be the starting point. These shiny silver waves are magnetizing, and if you want to blend gray hair with highlights, give it a try.

Long Wavy Gray Hairstyle

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#30: Dirty and White Blonde Balayage

You have seen how great blonde highlights look on dirty blonde base, so it is no wonder that the two tones’ gradient is so chic. Ask your stylist to place lighter shades closer to your face and on the tips for an airy, weightless hairstyle.

There are lots of blonde highlights to suit not only any skin tone but also any personality. You can go from warm to dramatic and edgy without leaving the same color family or committing to the all-over hair dye. A great way to underline, not override your natural color, isn’t it?

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