Ice Blonde Hair Colors That’ll Have You Feeling Like Elsa in 2021
Winter is the best time to finally retire those sun-kissed summer strands and embrace hair colors cool and frosty—and don't worry, we aren’t talking about frosted tips. Leave those (and the self-tanner) to the gym guys. Silvery platinum, wintry white blonde, cool beige, and frosted balayage are all cut from the same dreamy ice-blonde cloth, and we're placing them at the top of the hair makeover menu for the start of the coming year. After all, there are benefits to being an ice queen. She’s in charge, capable of cutting quite the side-eye glance, and chic as all get-out. Say what you want about mermaid hair; we’ll take Elsa locks any day.
Winter is about to be your most stylish season of 2021, starting with these 20 perfect ice blonde hair colors that'll convince you to take a walk on the cool side.
Talk frosty to us. This shade perfectly blends neutral to cool-toned blondes for a multi-dimensional finish that is way more low maintenance than root-to-tip color.
If Elsa got an edgy makeover, this is what you'd get. Take a razor-sharp lob cut to icy new heights with silver-blonde color.
Sandy Platinum Blonde
A more wearable option for platinum blonde lovers, this multi-dimensional shade is a mixture of baby blonde, sandy blonde, and classic ice platinum.
Frosted Blonde Balayage
Even darker blondes and brunettes can enter the ice age with strategically placed balayage highlights in various cool blonde colors.
Have you ever seen a sassier winter bob? That's a no. If you're already rocking a platinum or buttery blonde, make sure to add a cool dose of ice-blonde balayage.
Touches of frost, coming right up. Weave ice-blonde babylights and face-framing balayage into a brunette base for a look that's totally cooled down for winter.
Rooty Ash Blonde
For those who don't want to tread fully into icy waters, this slightly more ash-based blonde is the way to winter. Keep a shadow root going to ensure less frequent touch-up appointments.
Do you want to build a snowman? Because your hair is saying yes. Go for a fully Frozen look and feel like an absolute ice princess.
Cream Blonde Ombré
No base color is off limits when embracing the iced-down lifestyle. For a low-maintenance take on ice blonde that works on everyone, try a subtle cream blonde color melt.
New Platinum Blonde
When going for an all-over pearly blonde shade, ask for a shadow root or smudged color melt to ensure your roots aren't showing their true colors in the matter of weeks.
Brunettes can get in on the frozen fun, too. Ask for a color melt that works ash and silvery blondes into your dark base color. You get all the brightness of being a blonde without having to give up your roots. Win-win.
Give your blonde mane a jolt of baby blonde with this vanilla-inspired shade that's got just enough frost.
Frosted Wheat Blonde
Go a more natural tone with a wheat-hued blonde with frosty blonde balayage throughout.
Shadow Root Blonde
Basically like a cool-toned take on blonde ombré, this laid-back shade is all about making the grow-out phase super seamless.
We're sensing a chill in the air—oh, it's just this all-over ice blonde that looks straight out of a winter wonderland.
This is the most muted take in the bunch, but keeping the tones in the ash and beige families keeps it cool-toned enough to wear all winter.
Let's have a moment of silence for this perfect ice-queen bob. The only thing sharper than her blunt ends is the piercing ice-white color.
Let's keep things neutral, eh? This mane is a super wearable combination of beige-blonde roots and frosty-platinum ends. Plus, it's more subtle than full-on ice—if you're scared to take the plunge.
This is how edgy girls go Elsa. Ask for a dark root smudge that melts into silvery white color. Pairing it with a textured bob? Consider us frozen with envy.
Meet the cool girl version of ice-blonde hair: cool gray. This muted, dulled-down shade is just the thing to kick off a new year in style.