How to Wear Blonde Hair on Dark Hair

Dark blonde hues pair beautifully with natural dark brown base tones.

Textured chignons such as those worn by Priyanka Chopra Jonas showcase this trend, giving your locks fuller and fuller volume.

A skilled colorist knows precisely how to lighten your locks, with multiple visits depending on your base color and desired lighting level.

Stylish Curls

No matter the style, blonde curly hair looks stunning when highlighted.

Blonde highlights add depth and an element of color that adds a pop to this hairstyle, which works equally well in formal or casual situations.

In particular, natural curly locks benefit from this look as the blonde hue helps enhance their natural wavy texture.

Consider opting for the platinum blonde as the shade to transform your wavy locks.

This vibrant, light hue pairs beautifully with curly locks and adds an elegant glow to your complexion.

Use purple shampoo regularly to keep the blonde strands looking vibrant.

If you want a low-maintenance solution for blonde locks, ask your stylist for a subtle balayage treatment on curly locks.

This technique features fade-away from dark roots for an alluring sun-kissed finish.

Textured Chignon

Dark hair pairs beautifully with cool blonde hues like this one, which add depth without appearing contrastive.

Pair this shade with highlights or lowlights to deepen its depth, or use complete balayage techniques for a fantastic multidimensional effect.

Ask your stylist to create a bronde look using darker hues at the roots blended into lighter brown and blonde tones at the ends for an alluring sun-kissed finish.

Achieve this using the balayage technique, which will also simplify the maintenance of this hue, as roots will only appear slowly!

This classic chignon style is ideal for formal events and adds a sophisticated look.

Pair it with a delicate flower to complete the look.


Ombre is a two-tone coloring technique featuring darker roots with gradually lighter ends.

Most often, its shade will match that of natural hair color, but some women opt to add bold hues like red or purple for an added contrast.

This trendy hairstyle features an on-trend brunette to blonde ombre with subtle highlights that frame the face.

Since these colors belong to the same family, they blend harmoniously for an easy and subdued style suitable for short layered haircuts.

This high-contrast ombre look combines rich mocha brown and sparkling marigold blonde for an eye-catching color combination that will surely grab attention.

Ideal for those wanting a high-contrast blonde hue without extensive upkeep requirements (it requires less bleaching), this high-contrast look requires minimal upkeep compared to full-dye jobs.

Natural Colors

Every woman has her own ideal vision of what the perfect blonde hair color should look like.

If you are a natural brunette looking to go blonde, consider trying an ombre shade from roots to ends for an eye-catching gradient effect.

This sensuous bronde hue is the ideal blend of cool brown and golden blonde tones – the ideal way to show off your summer glow without committing fully to blonde.

The famous “shadow root” technique can help address dark roots popping out from newly dyed light blonde locks.

Consult your colorist about utilizing this method so your natural brunette roots blend beautifully with the light strands for an eye-catching blonde look.

Dirty Blonde

Dirty blonde is an ideal solution for people with darker locks who wish to lighten their locks, as its combination of wheat blonde and medium blonde hues with brown undertones makes maintenance simpler than platinum or white colors.

Add dirty blonde highlights to your dark hair in various ways, including ombre and baby lights.

Ombre allows you to keep the natural hue at the roots, making maintenance and damage low-maintenance; baby lights (lighter strands of blonde throughout your locks) create subtle contrast while emphasizing texture.

Leona Lewis demonstrates how you can add dimension and warmth to dark locks by tinting them a warm shade like Leona’s dirty blonde locks, which frame her olive complexion perfectly.

Leona’s highlights adorn her face and bring an array of light.