They say blondes have more fun and it seems like guys with blonde highlights agree. Blonde highlights for guys are becoming more and more popular these days. Thanks to Asian idols who are bravely sporting the look, even men with darker colored hair are going for lighter highlights. Of course, naturally, blonde guys can get highlights, too, just in different shades of blonde.
Getting highlights done can have tons of benefits on your hair. Aside from making your locks look cooler, they can add dimension and the illusion of volume to it as well. If you have dark hair and you’re thinking of going lighter for the summer but you’re not confident about going all out, you can add blonde highlights instead, too.
How to Get Blonde Highlights for Men
Now that you’ve seen some of the best and most popular blonde hairstyles for men, it’s time to decide which color and highlight to get. The goal, of course, is to make your highlights look natural (unless you’re going for a statement look like frosted tips) and that can be quite tricky to achieve. Here are some tips.
Consider Your Base Color: Before getting highlights put in your hair, it’s important to consider your base color or your current hair color. Guys with blonde hair can still get blonde highlights as long as it all looks natural. To achieve this, it’s best to stick to colors that are a shade or two lighter (or darker, whatever you prefer) than your hair color. Of course, the case would be different if you were going for frosted tips or streaks which would require bolder contrast.
Try Balayage: Balayage is one of the newer trends in hair coloring and it’s basically described as hair sweeping or hair painting. This method creates a more custom and more natural look since the stylist can freehandedly choose where to apply color.
Take Inspiration from Different Forms of Media: There’s nothing wrong with browsing through a magazine or browsing the internet for hair inspiration. In fact, it’s a great way to find people with the same face shape and facial features as yours and discover which hairstyles would look great with it.
Watch The Following Tutorial to Learn How to Get Blonde Highlights for Men
Popular Blonde Highlights for Men
Just like women’s hair, there are different types of blonde hair for men. Here are some of them:
1. Platinum Blonde Hair
The icy cool look for men can be achieved by having your hair bleached and getting it dyed platinum blonde. You can add another light shade of blonde as the highlight, if you want, to give it some depth and dimension but going monochromatic with platinum is alright, too. This guy with platinum blonde highlights portrays the look well.
2. Frosted Tips
With everything from the nineties coming back, it’s no surprise that frosted tips are becoming one of the most highly requested and most highly sought after hairstyle for men these days as well.
This blonde highlighted look works well on men with darker hair color as it requires creating a stark contrast between the hair and the “tips” which are sections of hair that are bleached and then highlighted with a light shade of blonde.
3. Dirty Blonde Man Bun
There’s something so unbelievably sexy about guys with blonde hair and guys with long hair so the combination of both, as you can imagine, is insanely hot. Case in point: Jason Momoa and his long, dirty blonde locks with beachy waves.
This subtle Blonde highlights for men are perfect for them who don’t want anything too bright or too bold. Though if you want to kick it up a notch, you can always tie it up in a man bun.
4. Punk Rock Quiff
Going for the “bad boy” look? You’d think sporting dark hair would be the best way to go, but going blonde might just be better. The punk rock blonde look can be achieved by starting with a light blonde base coupled with golden blonde highlights. Inject more of that badass vibe by going for dark roots and you’ll have the ladies lining up in no time.
5. The Sophisticated Pompadour
It’s usually the teenage years that are filled with low faded Mohawk looks but if you love the hairstyle so much and you’re looking for a more mature and more sophisticated way to rock it, you might want to consider going for an ashy blonde color to go with it. Adding light shade like this guy with blonde highlights can help make it look even better.
6. Boyband Blonde
Justin Timberlake, Nick Carter, and Taylor Hanson – all guys with blonde highlights and all that you needed to send a horde of teenage girls into a frenzy back in the 90s although, to be honest, I’m pretty sure a ton of women would still line up for these hotties anytime. One thing they all have in common is luscious honey blonde hair. Check out this photo for inspiration.
7. Macho Mogul
A classic depiction of guys with blonde highlights. Neatly styled side part hair with sharp, clean lines can make you look like a real macho mogul. If you’re looking for a look that’s both trendy and appropriate for the workplace, this style is perfect for you.
Not feeling too confident about rocking an all-blonde look? That’s alright; you can always just stick to blonde highlights instead. Guys with blonde highlights are so damn hot and cool and are trending right now! If you already have blonde hair, blonde highlights can help make your locks look fuller, shinier, and healthier with the right highlights so go ahead and book that appointment with your hairdresser.