All you ladies who have always dreamed of actually looking like the ice queens that they are on the inside, listen up. Here’s a hair color that will help you pull off your dream look flawlessly – ash blonde. “But, what IS ash blonde?”, you may be wondering. Well, ash blonde is a light shade of blonde that has a grayish tint to it. It is a cool toned shade of blonde, which means it has blue or green undertones. Since it is on the cool toned side of the color wheel, ash blonde looks best on people with lighter complexions and blue, gray or green eyes. Which isn’t to say that gorgeous dark-skinned ladies can’t sport this color. You’ll just have to find the right shade of ash blonde to work for you.
Balayage, highlights, ombre or all-over – there are tons of ways in which you can incorporate ash blond into your hair. But, before we look at that, let’s check out how you can dye your hair ash blonde yourself right in the comfort of your home.
What You Need
- Box of ash blonde hair color
- Old towel
- Hair brush
- Sectioning clips
- Rubber/plastic gloves
- Hair dyeing brush
- Fine toothed comb
How To Color Your Hair Ash Blonde
- Wrap an old towel around your shoulders so that you don’t get dye on your good clothes.
- Brush out all the knots and tangles from your hair.
- Part your hair first from the center of your forehead to the nape of your neck and then from your ear to ear to divide it into 4 sections.
- Roll and clip 3 sections of your hair, leaving loose the one you want to start dyeing first.
- Apply Vaseline all along your hairline and on your ears to prevent your skin from getting stained.
- Put on your rubber/plastic gloves.
- Follow the instructions given on the box and mix the hair dye and developer thoroughly in a bowl.
- Picking up half-inch sections of hair at a time, start applying the hair dye right from your roots with the help of a dyeing brush.
- Use a comb to pull the dye through the length of your hair, adding more color as needed, until you’ve applied the dye till the ends.
- Repeat this process until you have applied the ash blonde hair color on all four sections of your hair.
- Leave the dye in for the duration of time indicated on the box.
- Wash off the dye with warm water.
- Wait for about an hour before shampooing your hair with a shampoo made specifically for dyed blonde hair and condition it with the conditioner that came in the box of hair color. Don’t forget to buy yourself some purple shampoo and conditioner to keep that dreaded brassiness (that can develop on dyed blonde hair) at bay.
Well, now that you’re equipped with the knowledge of how to do your hair, let’s dive into the stunning ways that you can color and style your ash blonde tresses!
30 Absolutely Beautiful Ways To Style Your Ash Blonde Hair Color
1. Ash Blonde Ombre
Of course, we had to start out this list with an ombre style! If you’re not keen on going for a full head of blonde hair, an ombre style will treat you well. Color the ends of your dark brown bob in a cool toned ash blonde and style it in loose waves to create a look that is perfect for the office, as well as the beach.
2. Buttery Ash Blonde
OK, so we’re breaking the rules already. You may have been told umpteen times to never mix warm and cool tones together. I say, go for it. Case in point, this gorgeous warm buttery blonde style highlighted with streaks of cool ash blonde that creates a dynamic hair look.
3. Silver Ash Blonde
Add a metallic tinge to your plain old blonde hair to transform it from drab to fab! Color your long bob in a dark ash blonde near the roots and add some platinum baby lights at the ends. This contrast of light and dark shades will add some beautiful movement and dimension to your hair look.
4. Gray Ash Blonde Balayage
The gray hair trend has been ruling the roost for a while now, and rightly so. It shows off your more daring side without being too in-your-face. So, combining this cool shade with ash blonde was inevitable. Go for a gray balayage over medium ash blonde hair to create a hair look that no one can take their eyes off of.
5. Ash Blonde Root Melt
Look and feel like a total badass who is totally in control of her life with this edgy ash blonde look. This root melt style starts off with dark grey roots at the top that transition into a bright ash blonde shade towards the ends. Style this look in some long texturized waves to up its bold factor.
6. Bright Ash Blonde Highlights
A good way to add some light and brightness to your hair is to go for highlights. Highlight your light brown hair with some ash blonde and platinum streaks to create a classy and elegant hair look. Style your hair in a long angled bob to complete your transformation into a mature adult.
7. Dark To Light Ash Blonde
Embrace the duality of human nature, the darkness and the light that exists in us all, by going for a hair look that reflects the same. This hair color starts off with black roots at the top that slowly blend into ash blonde and then platinum to create a stunning contrast of hair colors.
8. Iced Latte Ash Blonde
If you’re not taking hair color inspiration from your favorite Starbucks coffee, what are you even doing in life? This ash blonde hair look that looks like the hair version of perfectly made iced latte is everything. The dark roots melt into a neutral ash blonde to make the color look all the more natural.
9. Smoky Ash Blonde
If smoky eye makeup can be a thing, why don’t we try out this look on our hair as well? Create the smoky effect by going for black or dark brown roots and an ash blonde shade with dark gray undertones throughout the length of your hair. With this color styles in some big, sexy curls, you’re sure to create an air of mystery around you.
10. Moonlight Ash Blonde Balayage Ombre
Who doesn’t want to look like an angel dripped in moonlight and starshine? Like an ethereal being who has descended from the clouds… well, it’s quite easy to create that illusion. Just get your hair balayaged in shades of ash blonde and silver to create a super dynamic look. Leave the ends a shade lighter to create a subtle ombre effect.
11. Ash Blonde Sombre
Want to keep things simple and don’t want to go for a full-blown ombre look? Then sombre is the way to go! The gradient from light to dark in this sombre is not that drastic as the dark gray ash blonde roots blend into a neutral platinum blonde at the ends. Style this look in some subtle waves to create the perfect beachy look.
12. Silver Fox Ash Blonde
Girl, if you want to look like a character of a sci-fi graphic novel or an anime, here’s a hair look that you will absolutely love. Because there’s no way that you can go wrong with an ash blonde balayage over a silver base. Style your long hair in some voluminous curls to create a gorgeously feminine look.
13. Ash Blonde Shadow Root
You’ve seen balayage, ombre, sombre, and root melt. But you haven’t seen everything until you’ve seen a shadow root. It’s quite simple, actually – your roots are just left a darker shade than the rest of your hair. In this particular ash blonde look, only the roots at the crown of her head have been left her naturally dark shade, taking the shadow factor of her shadow root to the next level. The mid-lengths have been colored in an ash blonde and the ends in a golden blonde to create a melange of colors.
14. Solid Ash Blonde
Sometimes, you just have to go all in when you’re coloring your hair. So, get your hair colored in a super light ash blonde shade from roots to tips to go for a bolder look. Style your hair in a poker straight short bob to amp up the edginess of your look.
15. Ash Blonde Babylights
Mix your warm tones with your cool ones to create some movement and complexity in your hair. With dark brown roots and honey blonde ends, there’s already a great deal going on with this hair look. Throw in some ash blonde babylights in the mix to totally transform your style.
16. Sunkissed Ash Blonde
The sun, sand, and the sea – what more do you need to make the most of your summer? A totally sexy hair look, of course! This blonde look is unique in the sense that it has warmer roots and highlights running through its cool toned ash blonde base to create the perfect sunkissed effect.
17. Smoke And Mirrors Ash Blonde
Shroud yourself in an air of mystery with this dark ash blonde look that is sure to make some heads turn. This dark at the top and light ash blonde at the ends look imitates the smoke and mirrors effect that magicians use to deceive their audience. Complete the look by styling your hair in some sexy curls.
18. Icy White Ash Blonde
Channel your inner Queen Elsa (Frozen FTW!) by going for this totally cool white hair look. This super light ash blonde style is just the right amounts of daring and muted. Go for a medium length cut and some loose curls to complete the beauty of this look.
19. Caramel Toned Ash Blonde
When you’re coloring your hair, it’s always good to experiment with combining shades and tones to create a hair color that’s tailormade for you. For instance, this medium ash blonde color has caramel undertones to it that lend it a unique flair. Combined with the chocolate roots at the top and the handpainted shaded effect, this makes for a truly gorgeous look.
20. Golden Ash Blonde
Most characters in old English classics have ‘flaxen’ hair. Did you always wish that you had the same? Well, this golden and ash blonde balayage style will give you just that. Leave your naturally dark roots untouched to lend more dimension to your hair look.
21. All-Over Ash Blonde
Get rid of all your hair color inhibitions and go all-in with your ash blonde hair look. Dye all your hair in a silver-toned ash blonde shade to transform your hair completely. Style your hair in a short bob and some side swept bangs to add a cutesy vibe to the whole look.
22. Ash Blonde Gradient
I know, I know, the point of an ombre is to create a gradient of color in your hair. But this particular look creates a shaded effect that surpasses an ombre. The super dark brown hair here have been expertly shaded down to an ash blonde in the middle and platinum blonde towards the ends to create a perfect gradient of colors in her hair.
23. Ash Chocolate Blonde
Wanna add a bit of color to your hair without going too crazy with it? Then highlight your chocolate brown hair with some cool ash blonde streaks to create a look that everyone will surely fall in love with. Style this color in a wavy short bob to get ready for the summer in style.
24. Platinum Ash Blonde
So many of us would love to go platinum but are intimidated by how much we’d have to bleach our hair to get the desired results. I say go for it as the results are totally worth it. This platinum blonde look has grayish ash blonde undertones that give it a beautiful icy effect.
25. Brassy Ash Blonde
I think we’ve been conditioned to believe that we have to get rid of brassiness in our dyed blonde hair. I say, embrace it because it has a beauty all its own. Take this look, for example. The brassy golden blonde is enhanced by and creates a stunning contrast when combined with the light ash blonde balayage highlights.
26. Ash Bronde
Why choose between brown and blonde when you can go for both? Yes, you heard me right. You can combine the elements of both brown and blonde to create a completely new look. Here, the cool-toned brown has been lightened just a couple of shades to create an in-between ash blonde color that skirts the line between brown and blonde. Hence, the name ‘ash bronde’.
27. ‘Let There Be Light’ Ash Blonde
So you don’t want highlights or lowlights because you want your hair color to look a bit more natural? Then, baby lights are the way to go. Add these super fine and subtle ash blonde streaks to your blonde hair to give them a lightly sunkissed look.
28. Dark Ash Blonde
Dark blonde shades don’t get nearly as much love as they deserve. Which is such a shame because they look absolutely stunning. This dark ash blonde shade is just a couple of shades lighter than her naturally light brown base, which makes for a deep and sensual look. The balayage effect only adds to the beauty of this look.
29. Ash Blonde Ends
If you’re looking for a casual and carefree hair look, I’ve got just the style for you. Get the ends of your naturally brown or black hair colored in a neutral ash blonde shade to add a pop of brightness to your dark coloring. The best part of this hair look is that it’s super easy to maintain because it grows out well so you won’t have to get it retouched.
30. Ash Blonde Highlights On Dark Hair
So you’re not ready to give up your brunette identity just yet, huh? No worries. You can still retain your dark tresses but add a little light flair to it. Go for some ash blonde highlights to complement your cool toned coffee brown hair. Get your hair cut in a long bob and style it in waves to create a chic and stylish look.
That’s that, my pretty ladies. Our rundown of the top 30 ash blonde hair color ideas. Comment below to let us know which styles you absolutely fell in love with and can’t wait to try out!