Ash blonde hair is pretty much the hottest blonde hair color anyone can try right now. It’s a neutral-cool variation on blonde hair that can be a little lighter or a little darker depending on your preferences, and that is extremely chic and flattering. Ash blonde hair color is a pale blonde shade with a grayish tint to it, quite resembling platinum blonde hair, but with darker roots for extra dimension and a more natural look.
To start things off, we have 63 inspiring photos of just how gorgeous different ash blonde hair color styles can look! With these stunning ash blonde hair color shades, you won’t lack for inspiration. Pull your favorites and try to emulate them yourself or bring them to your colorist!
1. Ash Blonde Hair with Babylights
This cool-toned ash blonde hair color features some lighter babylights, making for a gorgeous look with lightness and texture. Shadowed roots are a classic choice for breezy maintenance, and when styled into lush waves, the overall effect is irresistible.
2. Shimmering Ash Blonde Balayage
The two-toned balayage over these dark roots is quite striking thanks to the high-contrast between platinum streaks on the ends and the deeper ash blonde hair in the middle. Those platinum babylights give this cool-toned look a shimmer.
3. Tousled Ash Blonde Hair Color
The ash blonde hair dye in this look was applied in carefully considered streaks, while tresses in the natural brunette hair color act as lowlights to give the ultra-long, tousled waves more depth. It’s a complex look that requires an expert touch, but not as much product as you would think.
4. Shadowed Ash Blonde Waves
The little hint of brown shadow over the light part of the hair near the root does a wonderful job of marrying dark roots with ash blonde hair. Babylights of platinum add that glimmering effect that everyone dreams of achieving.
5. Gradual Ash Blonde with Platinum Touch
With ash blonde hair colors, a little bit of platinum here and there helps bring you over the edge from brunette to blonde, even if the rest of the hair remains a medium color. If you’re starting out with very dark hair, this kind of coloring can take multiple sessions of gradual lightening.
6. Ash and Gold Balayage
Since ash blonde hair color is a cool-neutral tone, it doesn’t clash with slightly warmer blonde shades, which is why this combination of cool ash blonde and gold streaks works so well. When styled into waves, it’s a beachy, summery look that will bring so much joy to your life.
7. Light and Darkness Ash Blonde Hair
We love the prominent lowlights in this ash blonde balayage. The combination of dark and light colors gives immense depth to the look, with a color combination that ends up looking almost gray-blue from a distance.
8. Micro Stitched Ash Blonde Hair
Micro stitching is a foil hair dyeing technique that allows professionals to dye hair in ultra-fine streaks, leading to a very multi-dimensional yet smooth look. That’s what gives this ash blonde hair color such a shiny appearance, only boosted by the smooth waves it was styled into.
9. Lightly Layered Ash Blonde
This perfectly blended micro balayage is stunning, with ash blonde hair dye giving the hair a silvery cast despite the deeper lowlights and dark roots. The ends of this wavy style are cut in a layered way, which is great for adding some bounce.
10. Silvery Ash Blonde Lob
This highly lightened ash blonde hair color looks silvery and stunning, with lots of naturally darker strands for texture and depth. Since the hair is cut into a long bob, it is light and youthful!
11. Neutral Ash Blonde Balayage
There’s a lot going on with this look, primarily because the tresses are just so long, so there is a lot of space for a colorist to work on. The hair was dyed a neutral ash blonde shade that still has a bit of a golden overtone in a balayage technique with fairly grown-out roots, giving it a bit of an ombre feel.
12. Mushroom Ash Blonde Hair
When an ash blonde hair color looks extra cool but still deep, we can’t help but think of rich forest mushrooms with that natural gray-beige tone. This color is exactly that, though lowlights make it more complex, while a touch of platinum gold right at the ends adds some brightness and sheen.
13. Latte Swirl Ash Blonde Hair Color
The combination of ash blonde and light brown tones give a cozy feel to this cool-toned look. Micro streaks mean that the hair looks super soft yet textured, especially when styled into sleek, unidirectional waves.
14. Beach Ash Blonde with Brown Streaks
This is the kind of ash blonde hair color that looks naturally sun-kissed and perfect for summer, especially when styled into loose waves. A few streaks of deeper ash brown help reinforce that effect while also warming up the overall cool style.
15. Ash Blonde Sombre
We love how this sombre celebrates the dark, natural roots by breaking with tradition and not dyeing the hair up near the face. It’s also a technique of switching to ash blonde that is very forgiving as the hair starts to grow out.
16. Platinum Ash Blonde Hair
This level of lightness and coolness takes a while to achieve, and it can take a toll on the hair without careful maintenance and conditioning. The result, however, is totally worth it since that light gleam is oh-so-memorable!
17. Smooth Ash Blonde Sombre
This extra smooth sombre is obsession-worthy! It’s a great way to keep balance with dark, natural ash brown roots, while still enjoying the pearlescent finish of ultra-light ash blonde on the bottom half of the hair.
18. Smokey Caramel Ash Blonde Hair
The way the roots in this look are a little bit warm and caramelly adds the most unique effect to this otherwise cool, ash blonde hair color. The final result is smokey, soft, and sweet, and given an extra luxurious feel thanks to smooth wavy styling.
19. High Texture Ash Blonde Waves
Before getting into the color, we gotta give some appreciation to these slim waves, which are playful, youthful, and beachy. They pair wonderfully with the dense balayage that consists of slim streaking and a lot of dominant dark strands.
20. Gold and Ash Blonde Luxury Waves
There is something particularly luxurious about this combination of light ash blonde hair dye with more golden hues. It really evokes a metallic feel, while the crisp waves give a lushness that adds to the fancy, expensive vibe of the look.
21. Bombshell Ash Blonde Hair
Big waves always give us bombshell vibes, so this look is perfect inspiration if you want to break hearts! It’s a classic combination of lighter and darker streaks of ash blonde hair dye, but note that the roots were dyed as well, so this is anything but low-maintenance.
22. Glossy Ash Blonde Balayage
The extreme balance between the dark brown roots and blonde balayage makes our hearts sing, while the glossy sheen of the tresses is mesmerizing. We love just how long the root drop is because it combines beautifully with the ash blonde streaks, making for a great transitional look for brunettes.
23. Icy Ash Blonde Balayage
Once you start going really light with ash blonde hair dye, the final effect can be really icy and metallic, just like the ends on this look. Otherwise, it’s a straightforward balayage anyone can look great in, with a lot of ash blonde strands near the front to really brighten the face.
24. Ash Blonde Cloud Colormelt
When curled, this light ash blonde colormelt looks soft and airy as a cloud, while the blended roots are a rich brown shade that adds an earthy touch. This lovely, dreamy look requires a major transition and a lot of lightening.
25. Lilac-Touched Ash Blonde
At first sight, this looks like a neutral ash blonde hair color with lots of shade variations and deeper roots. However, this long wavy look was lightly touched by a wash of lilac hidden in the underlayers, which gives it a softer touch, proving that ash blonde is great to pair with fashion colors.
26. Ash Blonde Granny Hair
This ash blonde hair color borders on silvery gray thanks to its lightness and intense shine. Keeping the roots a little warmer reinforces that this is a fashion look rather than true gray hair, while a tousled bob haircut is modern and youthful.
27. Choppy Ash Blonde Hair
Choppy haircuts are light and a little edgy, and while we usually love them for bobs and lobs, this proves they can also add something to long haircuts. The choppiness works particularly well with the thin strands of deep ash blonde threaded throughout this light ash blonde hair color.
28. High Shine Ash Blonde Waves
This blend of highlights and lowlights creates a metallic effect that puts out a high shine. The lighter and darker strands of ash blonde are toned as cool as can be, which makes this look extra striking, though the fun wavy styling doesn’t hurt either.
29. Ash Blonde with Warm Thread
There is a little warm thread that runs from the roots down towards the hair, giving the most stunning contrast, which only emphasizes the lightness and coolness of the ash blonde hair. We love this look waved, but we bet it’d also look stunning straightened!
30. Dark Ash Blonde Hair
This stunning look really works with natural dark hair colors to give a magnificent dark ash blonde hairstyle. There are a few strands of hyper-lightened near gray, neutral ash blonde streaks, and a deep brown that comes straight down from the root to keep the hair looking healthy and rich.
31. All-Over Ash Blonde Babylights
The technique of using small foils all over the head to add babylights gives the most complex variation on ash blonde hair color that is imaginable. The final result is still firmly blonde, but with a ton of texture and the guarantee that roots will grow out nicely.
32. Choppy Ash Blonde Lob
Bleaching often means having to also chop some hair off at the ends to keep everything healthy, so making the switch to a long bob might be a must, if you’d like to really lighten your hair to this kind of platinum ash blonde. Opting for a choppier long bob keeps things fun, while a bit of darkness at the roots is healthier for the hair.
33. Wild Princess Ash Blonde
The length of this ash blonde hair paired with the small, tousled waves gives a wild, ice princess feel – a woman who isn’t afraid of playing in the cold. The dropped roots keep this super-light look achievable, but this is still the kind of ash blonde that would require multiple bleaching sessions to achieve.
34. Ash Blonde Face Frame
If you’re really wanting to face the world as a blonde, but without bleaching everything, then a face-framing balayage is a must! Ultra-light ash blonde hair dye was applied around the face as well as to the bottom third of the hair, while the roots and mids remain a natural ash brown tone save for the occasional higher streak. Stunning!
35. Piecey Ash Blonde Streaks
There is something special and very soft about this ash blonde hair dye technique, which relies on both lighter and darker shades of blonde applied in piecey, thick streaks rather than the typical thin and texturizing ones. The effect is a bit softer and cloudier, even if it doesn’t have the same volumizing effect.
36. Ash Blonde Hair with Horizontal Lowlights
You may not notice at first glance, but this textured ash blonde look also features horizontal lowlights. Horizontal lowlights are great for bringing out volume and emphasizing waves, but it takes a very precise colorist to do them. In this look, they pair well with a very gray-leaning ash blonde and dark roots.
37. Ice Priestess Ash Blonde
These light ash blonde tresses are seriously icy, but something about the way they combine with a few more neutral streaks and a smudged root feels very natural – it’s a great fantasy look, and we can definitely mention an ice witch or priestess character rocking this kind of dye job.
38. Ash Blonde Hair with Blended Roots
We love the blended root technique for giving a hint of warmth to ash blonde hair. The roots get to stretch into lowlights over the nearly platinum ash blonde hair, contributing to its depth and health, making the hair look even shinier than it would if it was colored a solid light tone.
39. Caramel and Vanilla Ash Blonde Hair
Now this twist on ash blonde hair color is a little unusual and totally sweet as a result. The hair was lightened to an ash blonde shade that is nearly white, which makes the warm, caramel-toned roots really stand out with a pop of richness, like a caramel sauce drizzled over vanilla ice cream.
40. Creamy Ash Blonde Hair
This light shade of ash blonde hair dye is easily flattering with its creaminess and neutral undertones. It pairs nicely with the deep brown roots, to create a balayage that brings chocolate and cream desserts to mind.
41. Iced Latte Ash Blonde Sombre
Calling this ash blonde hair color a sombre is almost offensive since it is so much more complex than that, but it’s the closest we could come up with. Deep roots blend into latte-colored mids streaked with icy ash tones, which end up becoming dominant at the ends, along with a few streaks of gold at the bottom.
42. Blunt and Sleek Ash Blonde Hair
What better complement for pure, nearly white ash blonde hair than a very blunt, straightened long bob? There is a bit of smokey ash brown at the roots, which keeps this sleek style from looking flat and also makes the regrowth easy.
43. Matte and Sleek Ash Blonde Hair
Shine and gloss are great, but every once in a while, it’s fun to see colorists play around with textured, matte ash blonde hair dye. Despite the lack of shine, the hair still looks thick and healthy thanks to micro streaking and the slightest bit of shadow at the root.
44. Royal Ash Blonde Waves
This is ash blonde hair fit for a queen or princess. The delicate, wavy styling with just a bit more curl at the end is great for any occasion, while the mix of lighter, cooler ash blonde streaks and slightly warmer golden streaks is basically the perfect blonde.
45. Black and Ash Blonde Bob
Keeping dark roots this prominent when the ash blonde hair color is so light is a dangerous game to play, especially with a bob haircut, but with a careful hand, a good colorist can create such a look and keep it balanced. Careful blending at the top helps, as do touches of warmer gold through the cooler base.
46. Nickel and White Gold Ash Blonde Balayage
This is the kind of balayage that doesn’t leave much of your natural hair color showing. The base shade for the hair at the roots and mids is a metallic ash blonde that reminds us of nickel, with light, white gold streaks that absolutely take over the ends, making this a high-impact multi-metallic look.
47. White and Ash Blonde Hair
These thick streaks of white over ash blonde hair dye look totally natural, making for the kind of style that is chic and daring on a young woman. We love the granny hair trend that this embraces!
48. Multi-Dimensional Ash Blonde
This is another stunning example of horizontal streaks on an ash blonde hair color, along with some thinner, vertical streaks that add their own dose of dimension. The combo of colors reminds us of white and yellow gold jewelry because of the incredible gleam.
49. Beachy Silver Ash Blonde
Silvery shades of ash blonde don’t always have to be wintery – these tousled, loose waves actually feel perfect for a summer beachy vacation. There are streaks of dark ash blonde through the silver that gives this color a more natural feel.
50. Knotted Ash Blonde Streaks
What better way to show off a complex, multi-colored ash blonde balayage than with a knotted semi-ponytail? It shows off the dark roots nicely, while also still drawing the eye to the blend of dark and light ash blonde streaks.
51. Frosted Gold Ash Blonde Waves
Another lovely example of princess hair, with waves that have a curly twist at the end! While the roots are quite shadowy, the hair still has immense brightness thanks to a lovely blend of nearly white and more golden ash blonde streaks.
52. Streaked Ash Blonde Hair
This classic take on ash blonde hair is simple and flattering, with just a few darker streaks for depth and easy to care for shadowed roots. Even though the style is easy and flattering, it’s not easy to achieve since such streaking has to be done carefully with foils.
53. Curled Ash Blonde Balayage
When you truly want to feel like a princess, you ought to reach for those curling tongs! A few curls along the ends of the hair add just the right touch of romance to a frosty look, turning it into something playful and special.
54. Painted Ash Blonde Hair
This hand-painted ash blonde balayage is equal parts glamorous and practical, over insane long hair that we can imagine took forever to dye. The root drop adds the perfect amount of beachy texture, but the ash blonde streaks are nearly platinum to add that covetable lightness.
55. Graduated Ash Blonde Lob
A graduated long bob is always a great haircut choice that pairs wonderfully with ash blonde hair! This light take on ash blonde is soft and lovely, with a bit of a colormelt at the top that lets the roots blend in.
56. Deep Ice Ash Blonde Hair Color
This light, icy ash blonde look gains so much from that undercurrent of depth and darkness at the roots. It’s the result of a heavy-handed balayage that is perfect for brunettes making the change over the ash blonde.
57. Summer Frost Ash Blonde
For a summer-ready ash blonde hair color, it is better to opt for more beachy, slimmer streaks of gold and ash blonde hair dye. The final result is hair that looks more textured and tousled, like the hair dye version of a sea salt spray!
58. Ash and Gold Beauty
For fans of classy blonde hair who want to avoid overly warm tones, this is the way to do it, with a blend of neutral gold and ash blonde hair colors that simply fall in soft waves. In this look, the roots remain natural for forgiving maintenance.
59. Ice and Smoke Ash Blonde
This ash blonde hair color is seductively smokey, with a great shadowy gray-brown root that provides a lot of depth while keeping things good. Along with an icy balayage, the result is hair that feels grungy and cool.
60. Deep Ash Blonde Hair
There is a depth to this extra cool ash blonde hair that one can get truly lost in. It doesn’t strictly come from the shadowed roots, but also from the variation in thickness of each streak, which makes everything look more multi-dimensional. It’s a color that really suits this long bob haircut.
61. Platinum and Ash Blonde Tendrils
Tendril-like waves imbue this intricate, hand-painted ash blonde look with a beachy bounce that makes this ultra-cool shade feel just a little more heated. You can really see the individual touch in how the icy streaks blend over the natural roots, with a bit of a drop at the front that helps balance out the face.
62. Wavy Ash Blonde Lob
The subtle wave in this lob is oh-so-lovely, helping to soften the intensely cool and extreme ash blonde hair dye. We love the darker streaks at the middle of the hair since they are subtle enough to soften the transition to nearly-platinum ends.
63. Silver and Gold Ash Blonde Hair
We love a hint of warmth in ash blonde hair colors because it helps to emphasize the coolness of the ash! This micro-streaked balayage looks oh-so-shiny and metallic as a result, like a combination of gold and silver metals. A great note to end on!
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