Frosted Hair: 10 Ways to Make This Look Work for You

Miriam Herst | 23 July 2018
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This is one ’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 trend.

Each of these styles require 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:



10 Ways to Wear Frosted Hair



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Lighten up to a bleach blonde color for a classic frosted look.

1. Thick Bleached Highlights

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.

frosted hair super thin highlights
A more subtle way to wear this look.

2. Super Thin Highlights

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.

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Understated and chic.

3. Thin Streaks

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 Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.

DOVE STYLE+CARE COMPRESSED FLEXIBLE HOLD HAIRSPRAY
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Keep the highlights up by your face.

4. Just in the Front

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

frosted hair highlighted bangs
Make frosted hair work with any style.

5. Frosted Bangs

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.

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Mix brunette and bleach blonde for a high contrast look.

6. High Contrast

Go all out and really get into this trend by asking your stylist for high contrast chunky highlights. Maintain the cool color of the blonde strands of hair by regularly shampooing with Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo.

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Use caramel and silver tones to blend your grays.

7. Blend Those 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.

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Go just a few shades lighter.

8. Chunky Highlights

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.

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Seamlessly bring this trend into 2017.

9. All-Over Highlights

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

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An even dusting of frosted color.

10. An Even Dusting

Skip the individual highlights (chunky or thin) and opt for an even dusting of frosted color instead. Keep this even color fresh with Nexxus Color Assure Rebalancing Shampoo and Conditioner.

NEXXUS COLOR ASSURE REBALANCING SHAMPOO
NEXXUS COLOR ASSURE RESTORING CONDITIONER

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