All the platinum blonde inspiration you could ever need
Thinking about going super light? Find your celebrity muse right here
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / January 03 2019
Going platinum blonde isn’t as scary as it used to be. Firstly, it’s not an instant death wish for hair - with the help of a pro and a little patience, your hair can come out of the colouring process healthy and looking shiny and beautiful. Secondly, with all the Hollywood inspiration floating around, it’s safe to say *anyone* can rock a platinum blonde hair colour, regardless of your skin tone, hair length or hair type.
Platinum blonde used to be a pretty specific description for a silvery-blonde shade, but now it’s so much more versatile. From practically pigment-free to a white-blonde with grey or purple undertones or just a super lightened blonde colour, ‘platinum blonde’ describes just about any extra light shade of blonde.
Keen to give platinum blonde hair a go? Find your perfect platinum blonde match from these celebrity looks.
Michelle Williams has been rocking short hair for as long as we can remember, and while her pixie crop remains the same, she often switches between a golden blonde hue and an icy platinum shade like this. This cool tone complements her fair skin perfectly.
Back in 2016, Jennifer Lawrence traded in her golden locks for a cool-toned platinum shade that verged on the edge of being white. Paired with a choppy lob, this hairstyle is equal parts daring and sophisticated.
Sporting a medley of blonde hues, including face-framing platinum blonde babylights, Lucy Hale is no stranger to going lighter. This is a great look to replicate if you don't want to go full platinum.
Veering on the golden side of platinum blonde spectrum, this shade adds warmth to Kate Bosworth’s porcelain complexion.
We all know Ariana Grande’s signature hairstyle is her brunette sky-high ponytail, but she’s also been known to take a platinum hair dye to her long hair. This creamy shade of all-over blonde complements her olive skin beautifully.
She may be a natural redhead, but Emma Stone sure looks stunning as a blonde. When she showed off this platinum shade back at the Golden Globes in 2011, it was the perfect blonde hue for her skin tone: creamy, a little warm and created with a mix of foils that softened the colour for a natural-looking finish.
Going from dark hair to blonde isn’t the easiest, but it’s definitely doable as Beyonce has proved time and time again. Beyonce’s combination of warm and cool tones of platinum blonde add dimension to her hair - a great tip if you have thinner hair and want to boost the look of thickness.
A shaved head is hard to top when it comes to making a dramatic statement, and yet Cara Delevingne’s white-blonde short hair manages to draw just as much attention. We love her addition of a satin ribbon for a feminine touch.
Margot Robbie’s platinum blonde bob is the definition of hair goals. This shade of platinum is so wearable - and a lot less scary than a super bleached-looking hue. Add to that Margot's soft waves, the asymmetric angle and length that follows the curve of her jaw line...perfection!
The Kardashian’s are proof that even those born with black hair can look amazing with platinum blonde hair. To shake up her platinum blonde look, Khloe opted for pink highlights, which keep the look edgy but pretty at the same time.
For more hair and beauty tips, these insider secrets will help up your hair game.
If you’re thinking about going platinum blonde, here' what you need to know before heading to the hair salon. If you've already gone lighter, make sure you add a purple shampoo to your haircare routine - it acts like a toner on blonde hair to keep the colour vibrant and free from brassiness.
Want to ease into platinum hair? Chrissy Teigen’s platinum blonde ombre look on brown hair is a great way to literally dip your ends into the trend.
Do you have platinum blonde hair or are thinking about giving this hair colour a try? Who is your celebrity platinum blonde muse?
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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.