10 Insta-Worthy Platinum Highlights

Bleached blonde, but in baby steps.

Platinum hair: Just saying that phrase conjures up images of on-trend, gorgeous and, yes, high-maintenance style. If you love the idea of it, but don’t want the commitment, think about platinum highlights. You can  get a few strands highlighted (maybe some to frame your face?) or try two or three different shades highlighting your hair. You can also have your stylist do extremely heavy platinum highlights all over your hair, so that it looks as if you went completely blonde from root to end.

Ed’s note: To keep your color looking fresh and bright, incorporate purple shampoos and conditioners into your hair care regimen. These products prevent fading, help keep color from turning brassy and also work to maintain your color. Try Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo and Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Reconstructor to keep hair healthy and manageable.

That said, here are a few of our fave looks guaranteed to garner you tons of Insta-likes. Read on:

Platinum Highlights: 10 Looks to Try

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Like being kissed by the sun.

1. Medium Coverage Platinum Highlights

Add lots of bright color to your ‘fro with a balayage, or color that’s hand-painted on your hair.

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Two on-trend looks combined. Photo credit: Dvora

2. Undercut and Highlights

Want a total style refresh? Try an undercut with heavy platinum highlights.

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Play Peek-A-Boo with color.

3. Highlight Streaks

Foil highlights can create a peek-a-boo effect with your natural shade.

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Just do your bangs. Photo credit: Dvora

4. Highlighted Bangs

Go white blonde on only your bangs. Nexxus Color Assure Rebalancing Shampoo and Nexxus Color Assure Restoring Conditioner is gentle and nourishes color-treated hair.

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Play with different shades of blonde mixed together. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

5. Golden Blonde and Platinum Blonde Highlights

Try golden blonde and platinum blonde highlights on a dark blonde base.

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Shake things up with a streak of platinum. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Color and Highlights

Thinking of coloring your hair in a warm blonde tone? Get platinum highlights only on your fringe.

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White hot.

7.Ombre Highlights

Heavy highlights that are created mid-shaft are best done via ombré. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Smoothing Serum prevents frizz and gives hair lots of shine.

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Be the rainbow.

8. Creative Color and Platinum Highlights

This is like almost wearing a rainbow.  Pink and purple ombré highlights go really well with platinum.

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Go with cool blonde shades.

9. Ash Blonde and Platinum Highlights

Go with two cool blonde tones: ash and platinum.

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They’ll think you went completely platinum, but you didn’t.

10. Show Off Your Roots

Go (almost) completely platinum with highlights. Highlights start anywhere between one to two inches away from the roots, and completely cover your tresses. Keep hair fresh in-between shampoos with Dove Refresh+Care Coconut & Hydration Dry Shampoo.

Thinking about more highlight options? How to Use Balayage Highlights to Brighten Up Your Entire Face has tons of hair color inspiration and information.

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