Blonde hair with pink highlights became popular when Christina Aguilera or Avril Lavigne have worn it, and it hasn’t gone out of fashion ever since. Pink highlights are a great way to spice up blonde hair and there are some great techniques and hairstyles that can make you look stunning.
How to Do Pink Highlights
Working with colorful highlights on blonde hair is hard to do a neat and precise job. However, if you like this look and you’d like to try it out, there are two common solutions to this problem.
The first solution is to section your hair out and start applying pink hair dye on pieces of your hair. In this case, we suggest using temporary or semi-permanent hair dye just because removing it from your hair is easier in case you don’t like the end result.
The second solution that is probably easier and far more practical is to use hair extensions. You can take your time to dye them carefully and then clip them on. In this case, you can also use permanent hair dye if you’re not planning on wearing the extensions in a different color.
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How to Get Pink Hair Dye Out of Blonde Hair
If you have used temporary or semi-permanent colors, some homemade solutions could be useful. For instance, vitamin C from freshly squeezed lemon juice can help get the color out of the hair or mix baking soda with some shampoo.
Options that are a bit more aggressive but also very efficient are dish soap or detergent. However, if your hair has already been heavily bleached and you don’t want to risk damaging it at home, we suggest going to the salon for a quick bleach treatment.
Popular Pink Highlighted Blonde Hairstyles
Following are the most fantastic blonde with pink highlights hair ideas that girls will love this season.
1. Pink Chunky Highlights
Pink highlights complement blonde hair really well, especially on girls with a warm skin tone. That is because strawberry blonde hair already has a pink undertone so it will go beautifully with highlights in almost any shade of pink.
The highlights shouldn’t be too chunky, but also not too thin. Make sure they are distributed evenly to blend well into the hair. Style the hair completely straight to see the full effect of the highlights.
2. Lowlights on Blonde Hair
Here’s an example of how natural pink lowlight can look on blonde hair. Make sure the pink highlights are distributed evenly and that opacity of the highlights complements the opacity of your hair so that they blend well.
3. Baby Pink Highlights on Wavy Blonde Hair
This blonde hair with pink highlights is so gorgeous and irresistible and it’s a perfect example of how to use your hair extensions in the best possible way. Dye your hair extensions baby pink. Clip them on and use a hair straightener to curl your hair into nice loose natural curls.
4. Highlights on Short Platinum Blonde Hair
Short blonde hair also looks incredible with some pink highlights that make it stand out. Your hair should be cut asymmetrically, with the front part left up to chin-length. The pink highlights should be bright.
The important thing is to leave the top layer of your hair completely blond so that the bright highlights only come through from underneath.
5. Pink Balayage Highlights with Dark Bob
Strawberry pink is an example of a pink shade that matches warm blonde tones well. This dark blonde bob haircut with pink highlights is an excellent example.
Do a mix of highlights and lowlights on your short stacked bob, and then tone them into a beautiful strawberry pink color that completely matches your natural dark blonde hair.
6. Hot Pink with Braids
If you often wear your blonde hair wavy or curly, allow hot pink highlights to make that gorgeous texture stand out. This hairstyle features a heavy part and a few medium-sized braids on one side.
7. Face-Framing Highlights
Front or face-framing highlights are a technique often used by stylists to emphasize a woman’s face shape or eyes. We love the way these pink streaks are minimal but dramatic on a short wavy bob.
8. Pink Tips
Not sure if you want highlights in the body of your mane? Try them just at the ends! Bright pink on the ends of a short layered haircut can give your entire look an edgy/punk vibe.
9. Dark Pink Highlighted Dreads
For all you boho chicks out there rocking dreads, consider using a dark pink to highlight your look. This combination of dreads and braids becomes even moodier with the addition of color.
10. Light and Dark Pink
Can’t choose between light and dark pink for your hair? Try both! An extra curly short haircut can feature just a few spots of light blonde up top and balance it out with dark pink ends.
11. Light Pink Pixie
On a light blonde or platinum pixie, give it a flirty and chic touch with light pink. The faded sides will nicely frame the colors. Worn straight or with a slight wave, your look will stun.
12. Neon and Pastel Pink
If you’re the type of woman who appreciates color contrast, you’ll love how neon pink and pastel pink highlights pair together beautifully on blonde. Try them on just one side of your hair for a fun color pop in the summer.
13. Long Hair with Thin Highlights
If you have long hair, ask your stylist for thin highlights. Hair can sometimes appear shorter if you add chunky highlights. These hot pink ones emphasize enviously long blonde hair and its soft waves. If you love the blonde look, know the transition to blonde from highlights.
14. Chunky Half Highlights
A short blonde bob with side bangs is no longer boring or traditional with the addition of dark pink highlights at the front. Make them thick and chunky to get the most impact.
15. Dark to Light
Another cute way to rock pink in blonde hair is by layering it on thicker and darker at the front, then going lighter as they near the back of your hair. This technique in a textured short hairdo is an eye-catcher for sure.
16. Pale Pink Space Buns
If fun and playful is your preferred type of hairstyle, space buns will be your best friend. The youthful look is even more noticeable, with highlights in pale pink. Wear hair curly or straight – you’ll look cute either way!
17. Tri-Color Short Hair
Any woman who loves playing with hair color will instantly be drawn to this tri-color look. On a short blonde bob with bangs, thick light pink highlights fit in perfectly with light blue and yellow.
18. Subtle Pink Highlights on Messy Bob
This technique where the ashy pink highlights are visible on the underneath layers helps bring out the best of your ashy blonde hair, especially if it’s short. Parts of your hair should be toned with an ashy pink toner.
That will only help enhance the beauty of your pink highlighted blonde hair without making it look excessively pink. Wear the hair curled into loose waves to show the effect of the highlights.
19. Fishtail Braid
Another way to use your colorful extensions is to braid them into a nice side braid. In this case, we’ve chosen this beautiful fishtail braid with baby pink highlights on blonde hair.
Clip on your pink hair extensions. Tease the top part of your hair. Braid a side braid and mess the top part out a little bit to make it look boho and natural.
20. Pink Babylights
A pink balayage highlight also looks amazing on naturally blonde hair, especially if your blonde hair has a cool undertone. Highlights in different shades of pink will blend so well into the hair if you style it into beach waves.
21. Dusty Pink Hair Highlights
This is a perfect idea for those ladies who want to go big with their blonde hair with pink highlights. Use multiple different pink hair dyes to achieve these highlights.
The highlights should be really dense so that in the end only a few pieces of hair are left blonde.
22. Pink Highlights on Ashy Blonde Hair
Dying only some random pieces of hair pink & lilac can look really charming, even if you’re just trying it for fun. Dye a few strands from underneath the hair and also some top layer strands blonde. When you curl your hair, you will achieve this interesting blonde hair with pink streaks.
How To Choose Pink Shade for Your Blonde Hair
You need to consider several things when choosing a shade of pink for your hair.
Blonde Shade – One of the essential factors is which shade of blonde you already have. Cooler blonde tones look better with lighter shades of pink—however, warmer shades of blonde look better with pinks with red or orange undertones.
Skin Undertone – Another important consideration is your skin undertone. Like with shades of blonde, cool undertones work better with pale pinks, and warm undertones work better with redder or orangish pinks.
However, the tone of your hair is more important than your skin’s undertone. Your skin’s undertone should only be the deciding factor if your shade of blonde is very neutral.
Highlight Type – Additionally, the types of highlights you want may impact which shade of pink you choose. Thicker chunks of pink highlight may look better if they are paler and blend into the hair better, while thinner highlights give more wiggle room for various shades of pink.
Another thing to consider is the image that you want to present. If you wish to make a bold statement, you might decide to go with a vibrant neon shade of pink. If you want your color to remain professional, you should stick to choosing your pink based on your blonde undertones.
Maintenance – Finally, you may want to consider maintenance and fade when choosing a shade of pink. Soft pastel pinks fade more quickly than pinks with more orange or red. You must be more careful with your hair if you choose a pale pink.
Your hair color is likely to fade slightly after a few weeks. While you can fix this with touchups, thinking about the tones that will remain in your hair if some of the pink fades can help you decide which shade to pick.
Which pink shades go well with blonde hair?
This depends more on the shade and undertone of the blonde base and on your personal preference than on the pink shades.
If you have a warm skin tone, we suggest honey blonde tones combined with warm or bright shades of pink hair. And if you have a cool skin tone, go for cool blondes with ashy or lilac hair highlights.
How long does pink hair dye last?
The average time is usually indicated on the box, but, in general, there are many factors that you should consider. First of all, it depends on whether the color is permanent, semi-permanent or temporary.
Secondly, it depends on how light and heavily bleached your hair is. Bleached hair tends to cling on to the color longer than hair that has some pigment left in it.
By now you’ve probably gathered some new ideas on how to get your blonde hair to a whole new level with some gorgeous pink highlights, and we’re living for it! So which one of the pink highlighted blonde hairstyles are you gonna pick for yourself?