Silver blonde hair is a cool-toned hair colour that marries together blonde hair with silver, to create a unique ashy shade that has a brilliant shine. This makes it perfect for year-round wear, as it’ll brighten up your complexion in the winter and make sure you glow in the summer.
Scroll down to see the 24 ways you can you pull off silver blonde hair.
How to Get Silver Blonde Hair
So, you’re thinking about going silver? Before diving straight in and getting your heart set on a particular shade, you’ll need to take your base (i.e. current colour) into consideration. Natural and highlighted blondes may only need a toner to give their strands a silvery tint, while brunettes will require pre-lightening with bleach in order to create a blank canvas for the silver toner. We recommend booking in for a consultation with your colourist (these are usually free), to discuss the best course of action to help you achieve your goal colour.
Silver Blonde Hair Inspiration
With such a variety of silver blonde colours out there, from icy white tones to warm champagne blondes, choosing just one can be a struggle! To help you decide and figure out which hue is best for you, discover some of our top silvery shades for this season, below.
Classic Silver Blonde Hair
Ash Silver Blonde
This almost-white, ashy silver blonde hair colour is a modern take on platinum hair and is so fashion-forward — especially when paired with a sleek hairstyle. Credit: @inthefrow
Editor’s tip: To maintain the vibrancy of a silver blonde hair colour, switch up your current shampoo and conditioner duo for one that’s been made especially for blonde hair. We recommend the TRESemmé Violet Blonde Shine Shampoo and Conditioner.
Enriched with pearl extract and violet toning pigment, this mighty duo will help neutralise brassy yellow tones to reveal your gorgeous shade while giving intense nourishment.
White Silver Blonde
Ice Queen Hair
Calling all aspiring ice queens. If you’re aiming for a frosty, shimmering hue, look no further than this Nordic, silver blonde.
Like Lady Gaga’s hair colour, this bold shade is destined to make your hair a great topic of conversation. Credit: @montereyhairbynicole
Silver Blonde Pixie
Here’s proof that this stunning colour looks great even when it’s worn with very short hair. Styled sleek and swept to the side, Andrea Riseborough seriously makes this shade look effortless.
Golden Silver Hair
Can’t shake off your love for golden-tinted hair hues? Then you’ll be pleased to know that golden silver hair does exist.
This trendsetter’s mane is the perfect example: we love how her golden blonde hair has silver tones running through it, and how she’s paired the look with loose waves. Credit: @taylor_lamb_hair
Editor’s tip: Want to recreate this tousled look at home? Then the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray is all you need. With a light and flexible hold, this sea salt spray will give your locks added and texture, making it easier for you to create mermaid waves.
Ice Cream Blonde
Mixing warm vanilla tones with silver blonde hair creates the perfect summer shade: ice cream blonde. It’ll do a great job of giving dull tresses extra depth and dimension.
After a shade that looks warm enough to keep the cold away yet cool enough for a summer in Dorne? Try this! To really emit those Khaleesi-vibes, just pair this eye-catching colour with a half-up, half down fishtail braid. Credit: @courtneydick
Silver Blonde Boxer Braids
Dove Cameron shows us how fun it is to style silver blonde hair. Here, she’s worked her impressive hue into budge-proof boxer braids.
Subtle Silver Blonde
Here’s how to make silver blonde hair work for grown-ups! Rather than opting for an all-over bright silver blonde, go for this subtle ashy hue, that’s full depth, dimension and sophisticated appeal. Credit: @chrisweberhair
Pewter Pearl Highlights
Editor’s tip: Want your colour to really shine? Make sure to add the TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Serum to your hair styling kit.
This luxurious serum is perfect for dyed hair, providing it with frizz control and leaving it feeling soft and looking glossy.
Silver Blonde Curls
This Instagrammer proves that silver blonde hair looks just as good with bouncy, natural curls.
Dark Silver Blonde Hair
Selena Gomez’ skin-flattering dark silver blonde hair colour is great for those who are in need of summery hue that isn’t too bright.
Subtle Silver Foils
The trick to achieving this look? Foilyage (AKA foil highlights + balayage), which will give an outdated bronde mane a new, modern lease of life and also make your ‘do more youthful-looking. Credit: @kortexhair
Silver Blonde Balayage
Silver and Lilac Babylights
Steel Silver Blonde
Not-quite-silver, not-quite-blonde hair colour, this dazzling is exactly what you need to keep them guessing. Talk about #hairgoals! Credit: @kathynunezhair
Ice-White Silver Blonde
With hints of violet, this seriously bright silver blonde dye job helps give this Instagrammer’s wavy bob an ethereal, fairy tale feel. Come festival time, it’ll look amazing with glitter. Credit: @thefoxandthehair
Silver Blonde Highlights
Love this hair trend, but don’t want to change your blonde locks altogether? Work in some silver blonde highlights here and there, as Emma Willis has done with her pixie cut.
Sharp Silver Blonde Hair
A much darker root keeps your silver blonde hair colour looking natural and totally beautiful. But, if you want to give your look extra edge, try teaming this volume-boosting hue (thanks to its placement) with an angled cut and see how you like it. Credit: @hairbykimtran
Silver Ash Blonde Gloss
If you have an ash blonde shade but want to give your style a seasonal update, transform your look with a silver gloss finish. Credit: @foundationsalonacademy
Editor’s tip: Give your locks some love with our supremely hydrating Love Beauty and Planet Hope and Repair 2-Minute Magic Masque.
Infused with organic Coconut Oil, this mask nourishes and helps to repair hair for a smooth and healthy looking finish.
Blend champagne blonde hair with a soft silver tone to achieve this shimmering finish. Credit: @romyfelicia