A great interest to blonde hair can be explained by the fact that every other brunette wonders what it is to be a blonde and tries a blonde hair color at least once. Today thanks to balayage and ombre color techniques, a border between blonde and brunette palettes is blurred. The lighter and darker, cooler and warmer shades are blended so expertly that we can enjoy a whole host of new hair colors you can choose your own solution from and stop looking like someone else.
Blonde Hair Color Ideas for You
A new blonde or bronde hair color will lift your spirits every time you take a quick peek in the mirror. The gallery below will help you to realize which direction you want to move – darker or lighter, warmer or cooler, softer or more dramatic.
#1: Buttery Blonde Hair
Here is an inviting buttery shade of blonde that seems to have come from under the California sun. It looks dimensional and very attractive to the eye, simply because it instantly awakes associations of blissful hours by the ocean.
#2: Pearl Blonde Highlights
Healthy and natural-looking flaxen hair with pearl blonde highlights is a beautiful solution for girls who want to brighten up their dishwater blonde locks and get a new sophisticated hair color that won’t be too outlandish or yelling.
#3: Brown Blonde Balayage Lob
Today’s hair ideas are endless because of the richest variety of hair shades you can mix in different proportions and get new looks even with your basic haircuts and hairstyles. Dimensional ribbons of brown blonde hair are always impressive whether your locks are long or just grazing your shoulders.
#4: Medium Blonde Balayage
This medium shade of blonde will be a good choice for brunettes who do not want to stick to very light blonde hair but would rather prefer a low maintenance balayage that still offers the look and all the perks of blonde locks.
#5: Brown Blonde Layers
As stated earlier, one of the main things to remember when rocking blonde is to be mindful of your complexion and what hues complement it. For olive tones, dark blonde hair with streaks of light brown and lighter blonde will work great and won’t be hard to update when the roots grow out.
#6: Caramel Blonde Hair
Caramel blonde is the sweetest and warmest reddish blonde hair color. It will make a beautiful frame for a face with the lightest skin tone and blue or green eyes. Very subtle blonde babylights and a few richer red streaks add to the complexity and uniqueness of the final result.
#7: Bouncy Caramel Blonde Bob
Dirty blonde hair is a complex color that is not dark enough to be considered brown, though it’s not an average blonde either. Some of the most popular celebrities that have embraced this shade are Jennifer Aniston and Lauren Conrad. Because it’s a low maintenance color, it is best paired with a low-key style like casual messy curls.
#8: Straight Sandy Blonde Layers
In contrast, pale blonde hair color is particularly flattering on women with fair or cool-toned complexions because of the beige hues in the color. It is important to avoid being washed out with such light colors, so make sure to help your facial features pop with a rich-colored lipstick and mascara.
#9: Rosewood Blonde Waves
What a gorgeous and sophisticated hue we knew nothing some 5-10 years ago! Is it blonde or brown? Is there a hint on pink or it’s just the lighting? The most amazing hues can’t be described in a few words. They create a unique look for you and make you feel special.
#10: Beige Balayage for Light Brown Hair
With such beige blonde highlights brushed on the sides of your angled ash brown lob you’ll rather look like a blonde, not a brunette. A stunning idea for a lady who wants to soften her look, but still appear pulled together thanks to the geometric silhouette of her cut.
#11: Rooty Long Bob
Good fashion is like barbecue: a little sweet and a little spicy. In the image below, platinum highlights and razored ends create a light breezy feeling. Dark roots and undone texture add just the right balance of grit. A glossy finish ties it all together.
#12: Shoulder-Length Ombre
Instead of choosing a mid-range tone, deconstruct the bronde trend with this high-contrast mix of blonde and brown. Warm peachy hues soften the juxtaposition. The blonde color of the ends isn’t solid, it rather alternates strips of two different shades: light honey and silver blonde.
#13: Icy Ombre Waves
Retaining a darker shade at the roots makes your mane appear thicker and keeps you from having to get it colored every 4-6 weeks. The wavy texture creates diffused edges and shows off the nuances of highlights. The moderate length helps maintain healthy ends.
#14: Warm Blonde Curls
Blonde doesn’t have to be homogenous. A blend of honey blonde and brown highlights is anything but boring. Styling in loose coils reveals interior layers of hair, showing off the interwoven hues. Long layers add classic shaping that de-bulks ends and adds swing.
#15: Long Bob with Babylights
For an au courant take on pale strands, try this color solution that reminds us of sun-kissed child’s hair. Ultra-thin wispy blonde highlights give a sun-brightened effect that’s vivid at the edges and barely-there in the roots. The long tousled bob enhances the youthful appeal while staying on-trend.
#16: Dishwater Waves
Because most people naturally have cool-toned manes, keeping your color in the ash blonde range gives off a hip, didn’t-try-too-hard vibe. The beachy wave are just as unfussy. Get them by twisting hair into a loose bun and air-drying.
#17: Wheat Blonde Ombre
The gradient blonde emerging from dark roots evokes the hues of a field of grain. The wispy, soft layers support the visual flow. Nature is a great source of color ideas. The pale hues of cereals provide a bounty of blonde inspiration.
#18: Amber and Gold
Make your skin glow and your eye color pop with golden blonde hair. Warm blonde hair colors feel sun-kissed without tanning. The key to keeping them from feeling brassy is to add a bit of beige, which cuts yellow tones.
#19: Tortoiseshell Curls
Different shades of brown and blonde mingle and entwine in this pretty carapace-inspired blend. Using a greater density of warm brown underneath with lighter colors condensing toward the surface achieves a beautiful dimensional effect. Winding strands vertically around a curling iron produces lovely elongated mid-shaft coils.
#20: Cream-Colored Bob
Treat yourself with a dessert-inspired color. Fluffy texture and vivid brightness create a scrumptious look redolent of velvety mousse. Although at first glance this appears to be a solid shade, it’s actually a very dense highlight with pieces of sandy blonde scattered through the platinum.
#21: Contrasting Highlights
Natural brunettes can achieve dramatic results by using highlights for blonde hair. Applying pale colors in stripes flaring towards the ends focuses brightness around the edges. This technique works especially well on long strands as it replicates the way strands respond to the sun.
#22: Butterscotch Blonde
Caramel and sandy blonde shades flatter a wide range of skin tones both cool and warm ones, making them a perfect choice for first-time blondes. The one-length cut provides an unbroken surface. Warm colors maximize reflection of light for a shiny finish.
#23: Buttery Highlights
Modest soft golden blonde highlights have a fresh, cute appeal. Here, they’re woven through a sandy base in thin ribbons. Highlights are great for fine hair which may be too fragile for the full-head light blonde. The dimension also makes the hair appear fuller.
#24: Feathered Ash Blonde Hairstyle
This flirty look features dark blonde hair color enhanced with lowlights and soft balayage highlights. The technique allows the light hair to play peekaboo, flashing out when styled away from the face. To achieve flicked edges, face-framing layers are essential, as is a ceramic round brush.
#25: Soft Ash Blonde Lob
One-length cuts feel crisp and polished, but sometimes they can seem a bit bulky. Break up the blunt edge visually, dappling dirty blonde hair with streaks of beige and platinum. Bring your stylist pictures to make sure you achieve your desired blend.
#26: Maple Bronde with Highlights
Warm hues mingle in this gorgeous cascade made from a syrupy dark blonde swirled with creamy accents. Many fair-haired ladies tend to go lighter over time, but deeper flaxen hues are just as pretty and require much less maintenance.
#27: Dark Brown Hair with Silver Blonde Highlights
For women with naturally dark locks who dream of platinum hair color, blonde hair with highlights is best. Hand painting is better than foils for this type of effect as it allows for both a blended gradient and a high contrast of hues that provides maximum brightness.
#28: Bronde Beach Waves
To achieve a sun-bleached effect, hair should be colored in tapered strips of white blonde. The whitish crests flow across the surface of the hair like the ocean waves. The rounded outline of the cut also feels organic.
#29: Subtle Brown Blonde Ombre
When you think of sombre, you probably picture a brunette with caramel colored ends, but subtle ombre is also great for blondes. Progressive color techniques are ideal for adding interest to long lengths. Here, fawn-colored roots seamlessly melt into oatmeal ends.
#30: Classic Blonde Balayage
A perfect gradient color combines a gradual fade from dark to light with fine ribbons of blonde hair. Worn in soft waves, this look is fashionable and softly feminine. An understated aesthetics like this enhances the wearer instead of taking center stage.
#31: Sandy Blonde Hair
Just like sea sand with particles of lighter and darker hues, this blonde hair color aptly blends highlights with the base color and offers an effortless sunny hairstyle that will look gorgeous with tanned skin.
#32: Blonde Hair with Green Highlights
Want to get a fresh take on honey blonde hair? Choose lighter and darker shades of blonde, those nearly approximating to golden brown, and throw a sprinkling of light pastel green highlights into the mix. That’s an unexpected touch that also reveals your awareness of the current trends.
#33: Honey Blonde
This cute warm shade has almost stepped outside the blonde palette, but golden blonde highlights along the sides took it back. Fair hair color ideas are endless, and the most interesting solutions always come from a combination of sophisticated hues.
#34: Ash Blonde Half Up Style
A solid cool-toned blonde looks rather flat, that’s why all modern fair hair color solutions involve darkened roots and sometimes a whole dark underlayer with lightened ends. Such hair color ideas unfold beautifully in all sorts of half up hairstyles, updos and braided styles.
#35: Dirty Blonde Hair
Dark blonde hair sometimes looks dull, but being brightened with lighter ends, it turns into a gorgeous mane. The secret is in the smooth fade that offers a beautiful rim for long layered hair. Tousled curls are, definitely, the best texture to present this color.
#36: Golden Blonde Balayage
Flattering for tan complexion, this reddish golden blonde hairstyle breathes with the freedom of the ocean and passion of the sun. Hair cut in layers and styled tousled is all the rage today. It gives you a charming “don’t care” look of a happy woman.
#37: Creamy Blonde Fade
Blonde hair has so many facets, that any woman can pull it off without a risk of looking like she’s wearing a wig. A smooth, seamless fade from light brown to creamy blonde offers a very soft and feminine hair color that makes you staring at this mane and melting inside.
#38: Light Chocolate and Vanilla Blonde
To look sexually appealing a woman should wear delicious hues next to her face. This suggestion works very good in outfits, but even better in hair colors. The solution on this photo was inspired by chocolate and vanilla ice cream, and you literally want to eat it with your eyes!
#39: Light Copper with Blonde Babylights
When you add a bit more intensity to your strawberry blonde hair, it turns into light copper. Add a scattering of blonde babylights, and you’ll get a very light look, ranged between blonde and red, that usually flatters fair skin and green eyes.
#40: Brown Sugar Blonde
Noticed that muted colors flatter you much more than bold hues? Experiment with dirty blonde hair and get a soft brown blonde base that can be brightened with lighter balayage highlights for spice and special accents.
#41: Browned Blonde Peek-a-Boo
This blonde was browned just a little bit through the length, while the roots were left deliberately much darker. The eye compares the lightness and darkness of the hues at different parts of the strands creating an image of gorgeous dimensional locks.
#42: Chamomile Blonde Lob
A very light solid blonde color shows up more rarely today than before. With thick hair and a textured hairstyle it looks lovely – clean and angelic. But if your hair is fine or you prefer sleek hairstyles, you should better opt for a dimensional blonde color like one of the balayage examples listed above.
#43: Casual and Classic Hairstyle
Loose curls are perfect for virtually any hair color and texture, but they look particularly pretty with light highlights because you can see the variations in color. This is a downdo that can take you to different events and make you feel beautiful.
#44: Brown and Dark Blonde Layers
Many women choose to complement dark brown strands with hues like caramel or copper because they are from adjacent color families. But, for an edgier look, mix in a sandy blonde hair hue into the darker brown base. Make sure to keep dark roots to prevent a harsh color line when your style grows out.
#45: Tortoiseshell Straight Hair
The popularity of tortoiseshell hair color is showing no signs of letting up any time soon. By mixing a light brown base with varied shades of blonde hair, you get an effortless dye job that looks natural and full of marvelous depth.
#46: Bodacious Blonde Waves
You know how the saying goes: “if you got it, flaunt it.” Which is exactly what can be said about these thick, flowing waves; the curls in the gorgeous light blonde hair hue are brimming with radiance that won’t leave anyone indifferent.
#47: Long Bob with Lowlights
Inspiration for your next hair color can come from anywhere. For instance, the lovely bob here could be a direct nod to the trees found in nature. The unique mix of light and dark woodsy hues would make a perfect option if you are seeking new hair ideas.
#48: Blonde Bob with Lavender Tint
Platinum blonde hair has long been a go-to color solution for women who want to achieve a “bombshell” look. Nowadays, most of the trendiest looks have a hipster twist, and a wash of lavender is a great way to achieve it. The smoky purple grey will instantly modernize your basic bob.
#49: Brown to Blonde Ombre Curls
If you want an easy-going look that incorporates blonde hair colors, an ombre style is just the right fit. It lightens your locks for a more radiant appearance, but it doesn’t require as much maintenance and looks the same even when it has grown out for a couple of inches.
#50: Light Brown Hair with Blonde Highlights
Sometimes blonde hair with highlights make you look pale, while going for a light brown base with blonde highlights gives a great result. Choose something that trully makes you beautiful – brighter and fresher, and don’t ever select a hue only because you’ve liked it on someone else.
There’s something special in blonde hair that makes it extremely appealing to both women and men. Finding your own perfect shades is probably the most important thing. A hair color that makes you look fresh and well-rested is a blessing, indeed.