What Are The Best Black And Blonde Hair Ideas?
We often think of black and blonde hair as two contrasting colors that don’t go well together, well we’re here to tell you that when done right these two competing tones can really sing!
There are many different ways you can boost your black hair with blonde. In recent years, a trendy look is to have jet black hair with a brown balayage, or add highlights to create dirty blonde hair.
If you want to go all in and make a statement, platinum, ash, silver or copper highlights in dark hair can be striking.
But if you want to dip your toe into blonde highlights, honey shades, walnut shades, sandy blonde or caramel shades can do the trick.
If you need more hair inspiration, check out the best black and blonde hair ideas below!
1. Balayage Blonde Hair
A blonde balayage looks glamorous yet natural, making for an overall effortless, flawless look.
The blonde shade in this example has been so seamlessly blended in with the other tones that there are no awkward lines between the two.
2. Honey Blond Balayage
Soft curls and honey blonde balayage make for a jaw-dropping look! What a beautiful hair color.
3. Brunette To Blonde Balayage
If you’re a brunette and want to mix up your look with some lighter colors, then a pale blonde balayage makes for a smooth transition from dark roots to lighter ends.
This is one of the more popular black blonde hairstyles.
4. Caramel Balayage
To get this beautiful caramel blonde balayage incorporate highlights and lowlights into your hair.
This look doesn’t just give your hair dimension, but when styled in gorgeous waves it can upgrade a simple look to a stunning one!
5. Light Blond Balayage With Lob
This light blonde balayage is a great way to add depth and dimension to your hair.
The fact that the balayage starts at eye-level just makes this look more intriguing and dramatic. Bright blonde highlights can really lift black hair.
6. Platinum Blonde Balayage
If you’re worried your natural hair or skin tone won’t suit a platinum balayage, then we’re here to tell you there is no need to worry!
A platinum balayage is versatile enough to work for any complexion, and the cool undertones of platinum balayage make this look extra glamorous. It’s a great way to brighten up your look.
7. Strawberry Blonde Balayage
Don’t want to dye your hair blonde? If you want to go for an edgier blonde look then why not go for strawberry blonde hair dye?
There’s a reason this color is so beloved. Its combination of sandy blonde and red looks gorgeous on everyone.
8. Beachy Blonde Balayage
Beach blonde hair never goes out of fashion! The gentle, pastel hues create a soft, gorgeous look that is even more effective when the sun hits it just right.
Opt for lighter highlights to recreate this look and lift your dark base color.
9. Blonde Balayage On Curly Hair
Think balayage is just for straight or wavy hair?
Think again! Even if you have curly hair or darker hair, you can rock a balayage look, especially if you go for a sandy blonde color. These beautiful curls can really accentuate your face.
10. Ash Blonde Balayage On Dark Hair
Ash blonde balayage isn’t going to go out of fashion any time soon. This striking look is ideal for those who want to revitalize their hair without overhauling their color completely.
The darker roots give it a ‘lived in’ feel, and it’s low maintenance.
11. Golden Blonde Balayage On Brunette Hair
We fell in love with this balayage blonde hair as soon as we saw it! The blonde highlights have been beautifully blended into the natural dark hair, with some caramel highlights too which gives the look more depth.
12. Balayage Blonde Hair With Bangs
Of course J-Lo would look ultra glamorous while rocking a blonde balayage with bangs!
The light blonde and dirty blonde combination creates a jaw-dropping balayage effect, especially when paired with the subtle lowlights in the bangs. This one lifts your natural color.
13. Ash Blonde And Walnut Highlights
Walnut blonde is another beautiful option for highlights, and looks stunning when styled in beachy waves.
14. Sandy Brown Highlights
If you want to add some blonde to your hair, natural light highlights are the way to go. This beautiful sandy brown balayage looks even more gorgeous with loose soft curls.
15. Vanilla Blonde Highlights
Vanilla blonde hair is just as sweet as the name suggests! We love the dark roots and the vanilla blonde tones weaved throughout, as it keeps things looking natural while still ensuring the vanilla blonde highlights stand out.
16. Dark To Light Blonde Ombre Hair
Dark to light ombres will likely never go out of fashion. In the above example, she has darker roots that fade into a pale blonde at the tips.
17. Copper Blonde Highlights
Why not try copper blonde streaks? While this is a more subtle and less striking example of dark to light hair ideas, we still think it’s super effective and drop-dead gorgeous!
18. Two-Toned Blonde And Black Hair
Now this is one gutsy look! If you want Cruella DeVille inspired hair, then why not go for this bold two-toned blonde and black style?
19. Bronze Blonde Highlights
This is a subtle style that blends blond tones with stunning bronze that will suit any complexion.
20. Blunt Blonde And Black Bob
A blunt blonde bob just screams sophistication!
We love this short hairstyle with a black/dark brown hair color at the root, and warm blonde hair on the ends.
21. Sew-In Black And Blonde Hair
Sew-in hair is a great way to test out a hairstyle or color without having to commit. They’re not only gorgeous but can last 6-8 weeks.
22. Black And Blonde Pixie Cut
Pixie bob haircuts are fun, youthful and can even be a little edgy, especially when you pair dark short sides, with long blond length! If you have shorter hair, or have a fade, this one’s for you.
23. Buttery Honey Highlights
These buttery honey highlights look great on long hair, and are a great hair makeover to have before date night. They’re sure to get your other half’s mouth watering!
24. Copper, Blonde, And Black Hair
This fiery look is absolutely stunning and great for those who would like to add a little warmth and edge to their hair! Keeping the black roots, you can melt this color into the red.
If you want to try different colors, but still want to maintain some black and blonde, this is the look for you.
25. Mid-Length Blonde & Black Hair
If you want to mix it up next time you visit the salon and try a new hair color, why not go for this daring yet sophisticated look? The messy curls make this look super fashionable.
26. Black And Blonde Ponytail
If you love wearing your hair in a ponytail but don’t want to lose the effect of your highlights or ombre color, why not try this ponytail look with eye-catching braids?
27. Voluminous Curly Blonde Highlights
For a new look, try this gorgeous, voluminous style that is made even more beautiful with the addition of carefully placed highlights.
The perfect way to wear it is with curls, so if you have thick hair, or wavy hair, then this could be just right for you.
28. Black Hair With Peekaboo Highlights
Bring your tough, edgy side, and your soft, sweet side together with this fascinating look!
We love how effective these silvery blond hair streaks look in ebony hair. A perfect choice for this person’s skin tone.
29. Blonde Highlights On Dark Gray Hair
If you’re an older lady who likes to keep her dark but is going gray, ashy blonde highlights can be the best of both worlds, and are always a good idea.
30. Caramel Highlights On Black Hair
These chunky caramel highlights give black hair great dimension and depth, especially when the hair is styled in loose waves.
It’s the best way to add a little blonde if you have warmer, darker skin tones.
31. Black Hair With Front Blonde Highlights
Blonde highlights give black hair a unique zest. These highlights achieve an edgy, chic look.
32. Money Pieces For Black Hair
Money pieces are subtle yet effective details to add to dark hair. These are blended in so naturally in the below example, but still ignite a spark of intrigue.
33. Blue Black Hair With Money Piece
For another edgy hair look, why not try this fashionable blend of blue-back hair with face framing blonde streaks? It will really make your facial features pop.
34. Blonde Babylights On Black Hair
Blonde babylights on black hair is a fresh and sophisticated look, that makes your hair and face glow.
If you’re a bit reluctant about adding highlights to your hair, this look is a great alternative because it brings dimension to your hair without having to make a dramatic change.
35. Brown Foilayage And Root Melt On Black Hair
These highlights enhance the dimensions and radiance of your hair, while not being overpowering.
36. Black Hair With Gray Highlights
Gray highlights on black hair is a fantastically edgy look that is at the same time sophisticated and totally intoxicating. The white hair really draws the eye.
37. Black Hair And Silver Balayage
Calling all rock chicks! This silver balayage on ebony hair is both chic and tough, and is sure to turn heads wherever you go. This look is best for young or younger women, with a dark root at the top for a big contrast.
38. Caramel Highlights On Black Hair
Highlights in black hair can often look more effective when they begin from the mid-lengths.
This doesn’t just provide a great contrast between your natural hair color and your highlights, but frames your face beautifully for a pretty look.
39. Light Brown Highlights On Black Hair
The charming bronze hue ensures there is no harsh contrast between the darker roots, and makes your highlights look more natural.
40. Black Hair With Subtle Blonde Highlights
These subtle blonde highlights are a perfect addition to beautiful black hair. They inject a bit of vitality and oomph into dark roots and add warmth to your complexion.
Plus, the subtle contrast between your black hair and the small highlights make an elegant, stylish statement.
41. Black Hair With Stripy Highlights
There are many ways you can wear highlights in dark hair, but this stripey, ribbon looking option is one of the most popular.
The best thing about this one is whether you wear your hair wavy or if you have straight hair, it’s certain to look beautiful, and add dimension and radiance to your hair.
Although black and blonde are seen as two opposite colors with the right shades and the right stylist they can come together beautifully!
So why not brighten up your dark hair with some vibrant, blonde highlights, babylights or balayage? This trend looks great on any hair length, as the blonde hues will really add some intrigue to your look.
The trick is finding the right colors for you. While there are some hair colors that give you an edgier look, they may not suit your skin tone, or could be better for fair skin.
You may look better with subtle highlights, or a different hair color technique.
We hope we’ve given you some black blonde hair color ideas for your next trip to the hair salon.