Add Drama to Your Look With Ash Blonde Highlights and Lowlights

Choose ash-blonde highlights and lowlights if you want a truly striking look. Your colorist will tint your base color one or more shades lighter before blending it into darker highlights to create a stunning contrast between light and dark highlights.

Ash Blonde

Ash blonde is a cool-toned shade that works well with light complexions and can be tailored to meet individual preferences through highlights or dyeing your locks lighter shades. Dark-haired individuals may prefer ash blonde ombre or use balayage for a more natural result.

To maintain an ash blonde without turning yellow, use no-lift blonde toners such as Ugly Duckling’s No-Lift Pearl Blonde and No-Lift Silver Blonde.

Pale Pink

Pink can add an eye-catching pop of color without overpowering your look. Consider bright pink on platinum blonde locks or muted mauve shades for more subdued styles.

Dark Blonde

Dark blonde offers a versatile, cool hue that complements many skin tones. This look works well with various haircuts, and celebrity colorist Matt Rez suggests using an ash tint several shades lighter than your natural blonde shade for optimal results.


Ash blonde highlights are effective for accenting light hair or adding contrast with darker tones. They can be placed all over the head or concentrated around the face for different effects.

Brown Hair

Brown hair can look lackluster without dimension. Consider shades like Milk Tea or Honey Ash to add depth and enhance your look without bleaching your roots.

Blocking golden blonde streaks for subtle highlights can complement the color for an ash brown bob.