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Platinum Blonde Hair Ideas That Will Make You Stand Out

Check out these trendy blonde hair pegs for your new look!

Platinum blonde hair color is a pale blonde shade that’s so light it’s almost white. But unlike icy blonde, platinum blonde hair has a silvery, metallic appearance. It also has a warm undertone, making it a flattering hair color for morenas. 

This type of blonde hair gives you a scene-stealing look. However, such a drastic change from your natural, dark hair color can be risky. Your scalp might sting, and it can be extremely painful if it’s your first time to have your hair bleached blonde. Your hair will be exposed to chemicals and heat during the coloring process, both of which can extremely damage your hair. Bleach can cause dryness and hair breakage. In short, you have to be mentally, emotionally, and physically ready for a platinum blonde makeover.

If you have prepared properly and have adequately done your research, you can totally fulfill your dream of having a head of beautiful, bleached blonde locks. Read on to check out some platinum blonde inspiration and tips on how to properly get ready for your dye job.

Platinum Blonde Hair Pegs We Love

1. Platinum Blonde Bob

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Platinum blonde short hair spells trendy and chic. Credit: Michelle Pedron

You may want to get short hair as well when you dye your hair platinum blonde. This way, your hair becomes less prone to split ends and further damage. Try a straight, blunt bob. And on days when you want to perk up your look, wear a cool hat!

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Blonde hair is prone to getting brassy and discolored over time. Prevent this by using TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo. Its purple formula neutralizes brassy tones so your blonde hair stays beautiful for longer. It also has jojoba oil to help keep your scalp moisturized and your hair shiny.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner

Use TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner to get the best results.

2. Platinum Blonde Lob

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Platinum blonde on morena skin? We love it! Credit: Jisa Atrero

This platinum blonde hair color also adds oomph to a simple medium-length haircut. To give the illusion of volume, part your hair on one side so it doesn’t rest flatly along your hair line.

3. Apple Cut

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Try this fresh take on the apple cut. Credit: Budgeron Back for Pexels

Update this haircut and make it trendy by dyeing it platinum blonde. With this hair color and the apple cut’s shape, your look with definitely be an interesting one.

4. Short Curly Platinum Blonde Hair

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Get this head-turning look by having your curls dyed and bleached by a professional. Credit: Shutterstock

Take your short curls to the next level by dyeing them platinum blonde. To style, you can simply scrunch your hair to plop up your curls and flaunt your hair’s natural shape and volume.

5. Short Platinum Blonde Hair With Ponytail

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Look messy-chic and edgy with a platinum blonde bob in a low ponytail. Credit:

You can also get a bob or a lob to go with your platinum blonde hair. Then, on a bad hair day, just put it in a low ponytail for a messy-chic look.

Bottle of Dove Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Intense Repair Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Bleaching can cause extreme damage to your hair. Use Dove Intense Repair Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo to help your hair recover. This shampoo combines the power of keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients to instantly repair damage, deeply nourish and protect your hair, and leave it extra beautiful. Its Keratin Repair Actives also repair and nourish damaged hair from the core to the surface. 

6. Low Bun

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Use a fabric hair tie to secure your bun so it won’t grip your hair too tight. Credit: Mike Von for Unsplash

To keep your bleached hair from getting more damaged, choose hairstyles that won’t add stress or tension to your hair. A low, loose bun is great when you want to put your platinum blonde hair up. It’s also an easy hairstyle for when you’re working from home.

7. Platinum Blonde With Dark Hair

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Can’t decide between brown and blonde? Get both! Credit: Christian Diokno from Pexels

You can combine platinum blonde with dark brown or dark blonde shades for depth and variety. Dye the top section of your hair platinum blonde, then go dark in the inner and bottom sections. You can pair this color combo with a layered haircut so you can show off your hair’s light and dark shades.

8. Pinkish Platinum Blonde

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Shadow roots give this pinkish-blonde hair a solid anchor. Credit: Paul Szewczyk

This platinum blonde hair color has a tinge of pink thrown in, resulting in a youthful and slightly sweet yet edgy look. It also reminds you of Korean hair colors, so try this if you’re going for a Kpop-inspired look.

9. Platinum Blonde Lob With Bangs

It’s time to get your hair game on point! Credit: Ilao Mls from Pexels

Bangs add flair to your platinum blonde hair. They’ll help you make the most of your unique shade. Plus, they’ll give your face some shape and definition, which is always welcome if you’re rocking platinum locks!

10. Platinum Blonde Long Hair with Highlights

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Are you ready to get platinum blonde hair? Credit: Redheart Li from Pexels

We’re all about bold, beautiful color—and this platinum blonde with brown highlights is no exception. The highlights are subtle enough that they don’t feel like a statement, but they’re present enough to give your look a little extra dimension.

5 Things You Should Do Before Going Platinum Blonde

1. Give your hair a break from chemicals.

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Just leave your hair as is while preparing for your platinum blonde transformation. Credit: Hariono Halim

Going blonde soon? You should first give your hair a break from styling treatments that can cause permanent damage to your hair.  That means no coloring, no perming, no rebonding, nothing! If your hair is already colored, try to grow out as much of your existing dye job as possible to achieve an even platinum blonde shade.

2. Don’t wash your hair!

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Skip a hair wash or two to let your natural oils moisturize your scalp. Credit: Shutterstock

Before you protest, calm down. It’s just for a couple of days leading up to your salon appointment. This should replenish the natural oils on your scalp, protecting you against the harsh chemicals that will be used in your platinum blonde dye job.

3. Go to a reputable salon.

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Having a reputable professional give you a dye job can save you from loads of regret. Credit: Shutterstock

If it’s your first time to go for such a high-risk hair transformation, don’t scrimp by trying to do it yourself. You might end up doing more harm than good. A hairstylist who knows what they’re doing (and who won’t dare ruin their and their salon’s reputation) should be able to take your hair from dark to light properly. If you don’t have a go-to salon yet, lurk on beauty forums and read reviews to discover the best colorists and hairstylists in your area.

4. Keep your hair moisturized.

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Keep your long, platinum blone hair nourished and moisturized. Credit: iStock.

Coloring your hair, in general, can make it drier, but the damage is definitely worse when you’re aiming for a shade as light as platinum blonde. The process involves repeated bleaching in such a short span of time, and if your hair is not in top shape, you can end up with dry, straw-like strands.

5. Repair damage.

Before you subject your hair to more stress, make sure it’s not damaged, to begin with. Weeks or even months before you bleach your hair, use products like hair masks and conditioners that help repair damage and leave it more resilient. This way, you don’t end up with extremely dry and damaged hair after the procedure.

Tube of Dove Keratin Repair Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Use Dove Keratin Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioner to help nurse your platinum blonde hair back to its healthy-looking state. It has keratin-infused serum capsules that go deep into your hair strands to repair it from the inside. It leaves your hair recovered, beautiful, and resilient in one minute!

Now, you know how to prepare for a platinum blonde dye job and how to wear your new hair color after the treatment. Just make sure to give your blonde hair extra TLC so it stays vibrant for a long time.