15 Stunning Images of Silver-Blonde Hair to Inspire Your Next Shade Change

There are two types of people in the world: Those who can commit to seeing their colorist every four to six weeks, and those who push six or seven months before they end up back in the salon chair. (This writer happens to fall into the latter category.)

At first glance, the silver-blonde hair trend taking over Instagram would seem to be best for those in the "really good at color maintenance" camp. But that's not the case at all, as proven by the inspo we rounded up below. You can always start by swapping out your usual warm caramel and gold balayage tones for something a little cooler and icier.

In fact, we'd argue that silver-blonde hair is the cool girl's answer to going lighter for summer. It's very Daenerys Targaryen with a splash of Anderson Cooper (and we mean that as the highest form of compliment). "Metallic tones have been very hot in fashion, and hair color has become the newest accessory to take on this reflective hue," George Papanikolas, Matrix celebrity colorist, says.

"In the past, colorists had to concoct their own formulations, and it was far from perfect. It required drops of black and ribbons of blue, and a prayer to the hair gods that it turned into a nice silver," he says. "The latest technology has simplified the process, and the color can be applied directly from the tube on pre-lightened hair, giving a fashionable, predictable end result." In other words, silver blonde hair is much more achievable these days.

Thinking of going silver blonde? Here are 16 inspiration images to take to your stylist.

Opening Image: Getty/Jeff Spicer/Stringer

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