Platinum hair is the lightest of the blonde hair colors. It refers to hair that has been lightened down to what professionals call level 10, which means that platinum blonde hair has nearly no pigment in it, including very little of the yellow that blonde hair normally has. The main goal with platinum blonde hair color is that it be so light that it appears nearly white, but it’s also very important that it be neutralized with a toner in order to make it seem like white blonde hair.
Are you as obsessed with platinum hair colors as we are? We’ve collected different examples of platinum blonde hair looks you can rock, with different kinds of shades, cuts, and styles. Get ready for some inspiration, with 59 glamorous photos of the different ways you can rock platinum hair!
1. Tousled Platinum Blonde Bob
Starting with something simple yet stunning! This platinum blonde hair color is cool and light, with a few warmer golden touches that keep it looking a little more natural. The roots were kept a natural dirty blonde, which adds depth but also keeps the hair growing out healthy. Overall, it’s a sophisticated take on platinum hair that would work at any length.
2. Sleek Winter Platinum Blonde
If you want the word that comes to mind from your hair to be “ice queen,” then take inspiration from this platinum blonde hair color. The hair was dyed a uniform ultra-light blonde with just a hint of shadow at the roots. When styled into this kind of straight but voluminous lob, the effect is mesmerizingly dangerous.
3. Princess White Blonde Hair
This extra-light variation on platinum blonde hair is very nearly white – the kind of look that requires lightening the hair even higher than level 10. It’s the kind of final result that is truly memorable, as we can’t help but notice how well the pearly tresses match with the pearl-studded headband. Styled into waves, it’s magical princess hair!
4. Warm Platinum Blonde Hair Color
If you’re taking things slow or prefer a more natural take on platinum blonde, this warmer take on the pale blonde shade is great inspo. While there are hints of white blonde here and there, the threads of gold throughout this look keep it warm and pearly, pairing well with the romantic waves into which this hair was styled.
5. Wheat and Platinum Blonde Streaks
This is an example of how platinum blonde streaks can add a ton of sheen to elevate looks with other predominant shades. Whether you’re naturally a blonde or wanting to become one, consider this kind of highlighted look because it’s stunning and shimmery without being extreme.
6. All-Over White Blonde Hair
This is the most intense iteration of platinum – real white blonde hair. It takes a lot of effort to achieve, but the result is undeniably unique. Because the hair was dyed a fairly uniform platinum shade, it looks a little matte, which is definitely chic, though not for everyone.
7. Glossy Platinum Hair
On the other hand, this look is a great inspiration if you want your hair to look hyper-glossy and full of depth! This look features shadowed roots for a seamless grow out, but they quickly give way to a romantic blend of gold and platinum streaks, which come together to give the most shimmery blonde imaginable.
8. Dirty Ice Platinum Blonde
Platinum blonde doesn’t have to be all clean and crisp! You can channel some dirty blonde vibes into the look, like this gorgeous streaked example. The combination of darker warm tones with a light, neutral platinum gives this look a natural feel heightened by the naturally-colored roots.
9. Long Platinum Layers
It can be scary to dye your hair when it is very long and healthy, but as this example shows, you can retain that healthy brightness as long as you take things slow! This is the type of clean platinum blonde that is achieved with multiple bleaching sessions over the course of a few months, but with deeper roots, you know it’ll be a breeze to maintain.
10. Glamorous Platinum Balayage
This rich platinum blonde balayage includes a few very thin streaks of warmer blonde, which only help emphasize the brightness of the platinum. It’s an extreme balayage, that’s for sure, but you can still see a few darker blonde strands peeking through.
11. Ash and Platinum Blonde Waves
This complex hairstyle is as cool as can be, but it retains a ton of depth thanks to a variety of cool blonde shades. Ash brown roots seem natural, while the combination of ash blonde and platinum streaks can only be achieved by an experienced colorist.
12. Yellow-Tinged Platinum Hair
If it seems like everyone is obsessed with cool platinum hair, but you’re all about that yellow blonde, don’t feel discouraged! You’re not alone, as this gorgeous take on platinum hair shows. There is a ton of warmth here, although the strands framing the face are neutral while the roots are extra-dark and natural.
13. Half-Up Platinum Waves
Nothing heralds the return of the ‘80s quite as well as the thick blue scrunchie holding up this platinum hair in a half ponytail! These platinum waves, however, are thoroughly modern and flawlessly toned in a shimmering, solid color. We love how shiny and healthy the hair looks, which is only boosted by the fun, feathery waves.
14. Platinum Blonde Balayage Touch
While the predominant color in this look is clearly a dark ash blonde, platinum blonde hair dye makes a big impact without taking too much of a toll on the hair. You can easily achieve this look as well by simply keeping the white blonde hair only where it frames the face as well as along the ends.
15. Bombshell Platinum Lob
The contrast between neutral platinum blonde hair and cool-toned skin is not an extreme one, but it has just enough presence to create a really glamorous effect. We don’t usually think of long bobs as bombshell hair, but when dyed such a magnificent shade and then styled into sexy big waves it certainly takes on that seductive vibe.
16. Sunlight Platinum Blonde
If you want a platinum blonde hair color that radiates shine and brightness, take a look at this! Platinum acts as the predominant color, so it will absolutely take some effort, but a few streaks of blonde create that contrast that echoes the sun’s rays.
17. Platinum and Ash Colormelt
There is a lot to love about this sophisticated platinum blonde look! First, the silvery undertones of the platinum ends really stand out for their intense purity, but that’s not all. This is actually a phenomenal colormelt with truly subtle transitions from deep roots to ash mids to those brilliant ends.
18. Ash with Platinum Money Piece
Did you know those face-framing strands in a balayage were called a money piece? Whenever that front part is dyed from roots to ends, it’s an example of a money piece, which totally changes up the look of a balayage. In this look, we’re talking about some platinum coins, obviously, with ash as the predominant color everywhere else.
19. Platinum Pixie
If you have a pixie haircut and have been concerned with how to keep it feeling feminine, then we highly recommend a platinum hair color! As this photo shows, platinum adds an intentional touch to short hair that makes it look more girlish. We also recommend keeping the roots dark for that added volume effect.
20. Razored Platinum Blonde Bob
Sitting somewhere between a regular and a long bob, this haircut is the perfect canvas for this warm platinum hair. Platinum hair, especially when dyed solidly, can sometimes look a little flat, so opting for a very textured haircut with a lot of razoring is a great way of introducing variation and depth.
21. Dreamy Platinum Balayage
Whether you have a long bob or are thinking of taking the chop (which is sometimes an inevitable part of going platinum), this proves that a platinum balayage can still look gorgeous and dreamy! The combination of very light ash brown and platinum streaks is what makes this look extra-soft and otherworldly.
22. Platinum Blonde Summer Curls
This shiny platinum blonde hair color is ready for summer! Small waves are the secret to achieving a beachy look, but a multi-dimensional dye job clearly helps as well! Anyone can achieve this look, but it’s easier for those starting out with light hair since only part of the hair will have to be bleached while the rest can just be toned.
23. Beachy White Blonde Hair
Even an all-over white blonde hair color can look beachy with the right styling! Textured waves can look ready for summer even if they’re not tiny, as long as the hair is extremely long. This intense look features minimal streaking, so platinum blonde is the predominant shade, with the exception of darker roots.
24. Pearly Platinum Waves
This is one of the lightest takes on platinum hair on this list so far, but since the hair still retains some dimension-giving lowlights and a lot of shine, the final result has a pearlescent effect. It’s a glamorous and difficult-to-obtain look that pairs well with retro-inspired waves.
25. Platinum Blonde with Extended Roots
Almost to contrast the extreme coolness of the previous look, here’s a deeper take on platinum blonde hair. Brown roots drop down in streaks all the way down to the mids, helping to give balance and flatter the face, while a neutral platinum blonde totally takes over at the bottom half.
26. Sleek Platinum with Extended Roots
Here’s another example of extended roots to get you inspired if you’re craving platinum blonde but don’t want to be back at the salon every three weeks. There is a nice, gradual transformation from nearly black roots to platinum blonde mids and ends with ash streaks. The fact that it isn’t jarring even when the hair is styled straight and sleek proves that it will work in any situation.
27. Pearly Platinum Blonde with Ash Roots
This simple yet stunning long bob can be your inspiration if you want platinum blonde hair so light that it truly looks white. This hair has a pearly sheen that is hard to resist, but it takes a lot of effort. Thankfully, ashy roots prevent the scalp from getting damaged and make maintenance on such a complex color a little easier.
28. Gold Blonde with Platinum Touches
This is technically more of a blonde hair look, but a few platinum blonde touches help to elevate it to something brighter and much more fun! There are also some deeper streaks at the mids that keep the hair healthy and make it so that it appears vivacious when straightened.
29. Platinum Blonde Bob Colormelt
This variation on platinum blonde hair works particularly well with deeper cool skin tones that might not be able to pull off an all-over platinum. Brown roots and ashy streaks at the mids add that balancing touch along with a lot of volume, while platinum shines bright at the ends.
30. Shadowed Silvery White Blonde Hair
If you have an alternative streak, you might find yourself more attracted to white blonde hair colors that border on silver. This look is a lovely example, with soft waves that work in any context, and shadowy roots that add a grunge twist.
31. Blended Platinum Blonde Waves
We’re getting some intense bombshell vibes from this blended platinum blonde look. If seduction is the name of the game for you, take note of how the waves in this look start out very loose and voluminous at the top and then get smaller and tighter at the ends. It’s a great way of styling such a marvelous blend of platinum and gold tones with deep roots.
32. Honeyed Platinum Blonde Hair
This is a warmer take on platinum blonde hair color, and with the deeper roots, it ends up looking as rich and sweet as honey. This would be a great step on the road to full platinum since while it has some warm touches, it’s still not brassy.
33. Baby Platinum Blonde Waves
This soft and creamy platinum blonde colormelt reminds us of the kind of blonde hair babies can sometimes have naturally! It’s a very neutral, pale blonde shade, but the hint of brown at the roots helps to ground it.
34. Sleek Drop Root Platinum Hair
This sophisticated variation on platinum hair gains a lot of mystery from the extra-long drop roots. They extend down in streaks nearly to the mids, giving a lot of depth to the look and making it a fitting choice for those who are nervous about getting washed out by platinum blonde. Sleek styling makes it even more elegant.
35. Vintage White Blonde Curls
A vintage-inspired Marcel wave is a stunning complement to silvery white blonde hair. This romantic styling technique lends old-school glamour to the metallic locks and is great for special events. In this look, the hyper-lightened platinum hair is mercifully easy to maintain thanks to the shadowed roots.
36. ‘80s White Blonde Ponytail
No one was running around with such light white blonde hair in the ‘80s, so you can have fun combining eras by opting for such a modern color with a retro spin on the styling. To achieve this fun ‘80s updo, all you need is a small curling iron for those waves and a comb for a lot of teasing. If you don’t have a leopard print headband sitting around, a big ol’ scrunchie will also do.
37. All-Over White Blonde Hair
Going this light all over the head is not an easy process, but it certainly leads to a striking look. This silvery white blonde hair has that irresistible sheen everyone covets, but it takes a long and careful process with a lot of maintenance. If you’re ready for the challenge of such light roots, we think it could be worth it since the final effect is stunning.
38. Platinum Blonde Shag
If you like those rock ‘n’ roll vibes, then a shag haircut is definitely worth a try. It’s a great way of adding some punk vibes to all-over platinum hair, though keeping the roots a bit shadowy is a must for that hidden touch of darkness.
39. Pearly Platinum Blonde Bob
This pearly bob combines platinum blonde shades that border on rose gold hair along with some more silvery white shades, leading to an opalescent effect that is blindingly stunning. It gives a lot of romance to shorter haircuts, including this lovely wavy bob.
40. Platinum Blonde Mermaid Hair
If you want to feel like a magical being, one way to achieve that is with extra-long extensions of platinum blonde hair. These gorgeous pure white blonde locks have just enough of a wave to add a whimsical touch, while a few honey touches give much-needed depth.
41. Silver and Gold Platinum Hair
This is the biggest contrast we’ve seen between different shades of platinum blonde hair. The balayage at the front is a very cool, silvery platinum tone, while towards the back of the head and near the roots, the platinum blonde is significantly warmer and more golden. It’s a mix of hot and cold that’s chic and playful.
42. Cloudy Platinum Blonde with Extensions
When you manage to keep your hair very healthy during the bleaching process, you can achieve really light and lush-looking volume. In combination with icy platinum hair color, the final result is like a fluffy cloud! Note that this look was enhanced by extensions, but we think it’d look just as great without them.
43. Light and Shadow Platinum Blonde
The contrast between the extra-shadowy slightly elongated roots and the vibrant white blonde hair at the mids and ends is irresistibly seductive. It’s a dangerous look, but when styled straight, it’s also mature and sophisticated. Tousle it up, and suddenly you’ll feel extra punk, so it really offers the best of all worlds.
44. Icy Platinum Balayage
We haven’t had many balayages so far that include so much of the natural brown, but we’re really digging this twist! The platinum blonde hair color is still front and center, of course, with wide streaks, especially near the face, but that length of brown certainly adds a nice bit of shading.
45. Ashy Platinum Hair with Drop Root
This variation on platinum blonde borders on ash, with hints of gray, that gleam brightly instead of playing down the metallic sheen of the blonde. It’s a look that works well because the hair has natural volume, although the natural root absolutely helps keep that softness.
46. Ashy Platinum Bob
Platinum blonde and ash blonde are a match made in hair heaven! The ash acts like a lowlight to make any platinum hairstyle look super lush and voluminous. It works especially well with this choppy, graduated bob.
47. Matte Hand-Painted Platinum Hair
One moment we’re obsessed with hair gloss, but the next, it’s all about those matte, textured platinum blondes! This stunning look works thanks to the texture and movement that come from hand-painting techniques. The gradual but varied progression from deep roots to platinum blonde mids and ends adds that glamour that a gloss normally would.
48. Golden Cloud Platinum Blonde
This fantastic twist on platinum blonde hair has a two-tone split that is a little too subtle to count as an ombre. The top half is a cool and slightly ashy platinum hair color, while the lower end is a slightly more golden twist on the white blonde hair.
49. Hand-Painted Platinum Hair Color
You can see the personal touch of the colorist in this complex platinum hair color. Thick streaks of white blonde hair add so much life and brightness to deeper honey blonde and even brown tones, thanks to streaks that vary in width for a dynamic feel. Everything gleams thanks to a healthy coating of gloss.
50. Light and Dark Platinum Hair
We love the interplay of medium brown and shimmery platinum hair in this refined look. It’s the kind of variation on platinum blonde that can work for any skin tone, with a lot of depth and some balancing darkness. It works nicely to give a multi-dimensional effect to this graduated lob.
51. Micro-Streaked Platinum Hair
If you want to add a bit of depth to your platinum hair color, ask your colorist for these kinds of extra-slim streaks of a deeper shade. They don’t take away from the cool vibes of your platinum blonde, but they add contrast that makes the hair fuller.
52. Ice Sleek Platinum Blonde
Looking for platinum hair that’ll put out some serious winter vibes? We think this icy blonde does the trick! The straight styling is fierce, while the solid level-10 lightness from root to ends is intense and cool.
53. Molten Platinum Blonde Tendrils
It’s hard to keep hair looking this glossy for long, but for a bit, you can actually get your platinum blonde hair to look like molten metal. It requires a special gloss coat that’s usually only available to colorists, but it’s important that it be applied to hair that is flawlessly dyed and streaked.
54. Platinum Blonde Granny Hair
This platinum hair is so light it almost looks like a natural white shade. It’s a daring look that requires getting all pigment out of the hair, but if you’re fearless and youthful at heart, this is a variation on platinum hair that will make you feel special.
55. Platinum Blonde Hyper Balayage
If you’re starting out with super long hair (or you have some handy extensions), you can try this intense balayage, which features a ton of platinum blonde hair dye along the bottom half of the hair. The roots and mids, however, are a little ashier, but thanks to the incredible length of the hair, that’s not readily noticed.
56. Princess Platinum Blonde with Lowlights
These princess curls are as feminine as can be, especially in this golden variation on platinum blonde hair color. The deeper roots just add volume, but no edge, while a touch of darker blonde lowlights make the hair appear lusher.
57. Icy White Blonde Lob
This icy white blonde hair color has a nice bit of depth that comes courtesy of the shadowed root. It’s a grungy touch perfect for the current ‘90s resurgence and fits well with the tousled waves and razored ends of this long bob haircut.
58. Platinum Blonde Tendrils
This lovely and soft platinum blonde look features a bit of variation in shades, which keep it dimensional, though it still looks like a solid platinum blonde at first glance. A touch of ash at the roots is key for depth, and the waves are exactly what it takes to exude romance.
59. Smooth Platinum and Gold Waves
We want to add on something classy, and this combination of metallic hair colors fits the bill. Platinum blonde is the predominant shade, of course, but a few streaks of warm gold add the perfect contrast and only emphasize the metallic texture of this look.
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