10 Ways to Wear the Wintry Steel Blonde Shade of the Moment

This icy blonde hue is the hair color of the season.

Steel blonde hair color, the icier and cooler iteration of classic platinum strands, is all the rage as 2021 wraps up. This icy color is ideal for these colder winter months coming up ahead. What sets this color apart from its blonde counterparts is the cool almost-silver tone present in every version of the look.

10 Ways to Wear Steel Blonde Hair

Thinking about taking the leap into icy blonde strands for the winter? Keep reading to get inspired by 10 ways to style your fresh steel blonde hair color.

1. Blown-Out

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Learn the DIY blowout.

Nothing showcases fresh color quite like an expert blowout. Thanks to being stuck at home for most of 2020 and beyond, most of us have mastered the DIY blowout once and for all. Follow our DIY blowout tutorial if you’re still hoping to hack it!

2. Air-Dried

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These choppy bangs aren’t for the faint of heart.

When your hair color is making this big of a statement, the styling almost takes a backseat. Ask your stylist to incorporate these choppy bangs into your fresh cut so you can get by letting your hair air dry while the bangs and color make the statement.

3. Half-Up

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This classic half-up, half-down look is a favorite.

This classic style is a favorite for a reason. It’s easy to create, looks polished, and keeps your hair out of your face without forcing you to wear it all up.

4. Low Bun

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When in doubt, tie your hair up into a low bun.

It doesn’t get any sleeker than a low bun like this one. Part your hair down the middle and gather your hair back into a low bun. Secure the look with a hair tie and pull a few strands out around your face. Your fresh hair color will ensure that this look pops no matter what.

Mist your hair with Nexxus Weightless Style Ultra Light Hair Spray to keep those flyaways in check!

5. Beach Waves

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These beach waves are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Pair your new steel blond strands with a choppy lob haircut and use a curling iron to create these easy beach waves. Shorter strands are a breeze to style! Use a 1 1/2 inch curling to create loose curls. Make sure to hold the barrel vertically to ensure a beach-like finish.

6. Natural

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Wear your natural curls in this steel blonde hue.

Wear your natural curls and really highlight your unique curl pattern with this icy blonde shade. We love the way these curls pop!

7. Messy

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Comb your short strands down to achieve this look.

This messy look is as edgy as they come, especially when paired with this steel blonde hue. Leave the styling to the pros and wear this look messy and easy!

8. The Shag

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Get in on the shag trend.

Run a straightener through your layers to achieve this more polished shag style. These choppy layers are a great nod to the 70s and this particular shade of icy blonde hair keeps the style modern.

9. Voluminous Waves

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These short waves will add lots of volume.

Add some instant volume to your strands by washing and conditioning your hair with Suave Up The Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo will infuse your strands with loads of volume and help you show off your style.

10. Accessorize

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Add some sparkle to your strands.

One of the best parts of taking the leap and opting for fresh hair color is all the new ways you can accessorize your strands. We love this glittery look for the winter months – especially the holiday season!

Thinking about taking the leap into the steel blonde hair trend? Be sure to grab a picture and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!


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