The Secret to Cool, Clean Platinum Blonde Highlights

When you hear ‘platinum hair’, what’s the first thing you think of? For us, it’s usually a single-tone head of the purest ice blonde. No lows, no dimension; just the highest lift, from root to tip. But, what about platinum blonde highlights? Proving platinum doesn’t have to be worn as an all-over shade, these luminous lights can be swept through even a dark brown base for an instant, icy glow. 

Giving your blonde clients all of the lift they crave, with a multi-tonal finish, platinum highlights lend this famously high-maintenance colour a more wearable edge (especially if you’re painting it freehand). Here, we reveal everything you need to know about creating those platinum blonde ribbons, including eight must-try formulas used by fellow pros…

Model with beachy platinum blonde waves gazes to the side.

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Model with tousled hair and platinum blonde highlights faces camera.

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Model faces camera with platinum blonde, wavy hair and red lipstick.

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Side profile of model with platinum highlights through wavy blonde hair and bangs.

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