10 Best Frosted Haircut and Hairstyles for Women in 2021

This is another '90s trend revival we can get on board with!

If you’ve always been hesitant to even consider trying frosted hair because it’s a little too 90’s-reminiscent for you, you’re not alone. Not all 90’s trends can or should be revived, but today we’re making a case for frosted hair. There are a range of options available for choosing if you’ve decided to say ‘yes’ to getting on board with reviving this icy blonde trend.

Each of these styles requires different levels of commitment, intensity and transformation. Some options are more subtle while others will quickly take you from 0 to 60. Have we convinced you to get in on this trend revival? Read on for inspiration:

1. Thick Bleached Highlights

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Lighten up to a bleach blonde color for a classic frosted look. Photo credit: Arianna Sharfman

Take it straight back to the original way this look was worn with thick bleached highlights. Maintain your dark brown color on the bottom layers of your hair for a high contrast impact.

2. Super Thin Highlights

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A more subtle way to wear this look. Photo credit: Roisin Murphy

If you’re not quite ready to go all out, then consider a more subtle way to wear this look. These subtle highlights help you nail this trend in a lower impact way.

3. Thin Streaks

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Understated and chic. Photo credit: Arianna Sharfman

If the previous look is still a little too much for you, then consider taking an even softer approach by evenly scattering a few subtle highlights throughout your hair.

Combine this understated look by using your curling iron to create beautiful curls and hold them in place with a few sprays of Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray.

4. Just in the Front

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Keep the highlights up by your face. Photo credit: @angeliica

Brighten up your face and your hair by adding a few strategic highlights just to the front of your hair.

5. Frosted Bangs

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Make frosted hair work with any style.

If you’re not planning on growing out your bangs anytime soon and you’re not sure how to make frosted hair work with your style, then use this photo as inspiration. Carry the highlights over into your feathered fringe for a soft and easy look.

6. High Contrast

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Mix brunette and bleach blonde for a high contrast look. Photo credit: Roisin Murphy

Go all out and really get into this trend by asking your stylist for high contrast style.

Maintain the cool color of the blonde strands of hair by regularly washing with Nexxus Blonde Assure Purple Shampoo and Conditioner.

7. Blend Those Grays

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Use caramel and silver tones to blend your grays.

Use frosted hair as a transitional style as you move into the gray hair territory. Double up on caramel and silver tones to help make your transition smooth and easy.

8. Chunky Highlights

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Go just a few shades lighter.

You can still make a statement by opting for a more subtle contrast: choose chunky highlights that are just a few shades lighter than your natural color.

9. All-Over Highlights

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Seamlessly bring this trend into 2021.

These all-over highlights bring this look straight to today with an even distribution of light blonde color throughout all of your hair.

10. An Even Dusting

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An even dusting of frosted color.

Skip the individual highlights (chunky or thin) and opt for an even dusting of frosted color instead.

Keep this even color fresh with TRESemmé Gloss Light Blonde Color Depositing Conditioner.

Take a leap in 2021 and go for a fun, bold hair color. Frosted hair is the perfect, trendy blast from the past as today’s trends take major cues from the ’90s. You can’t go wrong with any of these styles, they demand attention and add brightness to any look. Happy styling!

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