This Year’s Most Popular Blonde Hair Colors
It might be prime time to experiment with different blonde hair colors to see which one works best for you. Is it really true that blondes have more fun? Well, it can’t hurt to find out. Nowadays, women tend to frequently change their hairstyles and color, and it is considered to be trendy and quite acceptable.
How To Pick the Most Flattering Shade of Blonde Hair
There are literally dozens of shades of light hair color to choose from. But don’t get discouraged. We will gladly help you pick the most flattering shade.
From dirty blonde hair to ashy blonde, there is something for everyone! Choosing the appropriate hair color for your complexion is important because you don’t want to look pale or washed out.
Following is a selection of our favorite shades of blonde hair plus some helpful tips for dying your hair blonde.
Tips on How to Choose the Best Blonde Color:
- Stay within 2 shades of your natural color.
- Take your skin tone into serious consideration when choosing the perfect shade of blonde.
- Eye color is also important when choosing the right shade of blonde. Some shades will look great on those with darker eyes while others will compliment those with a blue, green, or hazel eye color.
- If you are going from a darker shade, you will need to bleach your hair so that it doesn’t turn orange or green or some other funky shade.
- Protect your dyed hair when going out in the sun or swimming.
- Use products for color-treated hair to retain your hair color.
- Only shampoo a few times a week to ensure that the color will last longer.
- Get your roots touched up when needed.
- Choose ombres, highlights, streaks, and balayage tones that will compliment your blonde shade.
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If you are going for the “blonde bombshell” look, platinum blonde is your best choice. It is the lightest blonde shade and looks best on those with fair to medium skin tones but can nicely compliment any eye color.
This shade is a gorgeous warm tone with soft touches of honey-yellow. This bright and sunny blonde works best for those with pearly complexion and can flatter any eye color.
This multi-dimensional blend of gold, butter and honey tones works best for those with light eye colors such as hazel or baby blue. Also, it compliments those with fair complexions and blends nicely with balayage tones.
This berry color with its fuchsia tones is perfect for those with dark eyes and skin. It is achieved by first dying your hair blonde and then adding cherry on top.
This shade is similar to dark iridescent blonde or light golden brown and works for any complexion. If you want this gorgeous shade of blonde to look natural, use pale highlights near your face and a dark golden blonde base at the middle of your hair length.
This fun shade is a darker shade of caramel blonde that looks best on those with dark eyes and hair. Be careful not to mix this shade with orange or platinum tones as it will look unnatural. However, it looks stunning with soft, golden highlights.
This shade is subtle and warm and works best for those with fair skin and lighter eyes. Start with a dark blonde base and add a cool beige balayage on the ends to the mid-length.
This medium shade of blonde is streaked with subtle wheat or “dirt” tones. This shade is perfect for those with brown or green eyes and a medium complexion.
This warm shade works best for those with medium skin tones and darker yes. If you want to perfect this shiny shade, keep your roots darker and add honey highlights.
This lavish flaxen shade of blonde is accomplished with sun-kissed highlights over a sandy base. It can be adjusted to fit any complexion and eye color and looks great with colorful ombre tips for a bit of an edge.
This darker shade of blonde is a good choice for those with darker skin and eyes. It can be softened with subtle buttery highlights to match any skin tone and is recommended for hair that is starting to go gray.
This stunning dark golden hue has luscious amber undertones and goes well with darker eyes and complexions. For those with naturally dark hair, this is the best way to go blonde without those annoying brassy tones.
This popular blonde shade is soft reddish-blonde that resembles a breathtaking sunset. It flatters those with light eyes and fairer skin tones.
This ashy shade of blonde is best on those with light skin and eye colors and is another shade that works great for hair that is starting to gray. For those with a dark complexion, you can avoid looking pale and washed out by adding some warm honey tones, as well.
Just as silver-gray is becoming quite trendy, so is bronde, or brownish-blonde. Bronde is extremely natural looking and goes well with medium and fair complexion and medium or light eyes.
Short Textured Blonde Pixie
Pixes will always be women’s best friends, as their beauty is just eternal. The haircut you see in this pic is the shortest variant of the classic pixie. Of course, not every woman has the courage to sport it, as it keeps your face as open as possible. And brave girls know that wheat blonde pixie is the most attractive pixie ever.
Wavy Ashy Blonde
Women who don’t feel like sporting bright colors and can’t decide between cool and warm blonde tones, ash blonde hair color will be there for you. It’s a cool shade of blonde with a warmish tint that looks awesome on girls with lighter skin tones and light eye colors.
Blunt Lob With Highlights
When we need to go for something versatile, we opt for a blunt lob. It’s probably the easiest cut to maintain, but we all want to diversify out haircuts from time to time. Dark blonde highlights will come in handy for those who are about to freshen up their daily hairstyle.
Light Sandy Blonde With Waves
Sandy blonde hair color will bring some summer vibes to your life. If you want to create a dimensional blonde look, combine some honey hues with sandy shade. For a livelier look, wave your hair, as waves know how to reveal the beauty of your hair color.
Eye-Catching Cool Toned Blonde
Cool tones were created for cool girls, that’s for sure! Women with paler skin tones can’t take their eyes off their own reflection in the mirror; this color is truly magnificent. Those who prefer to stay away from saturated colors will love the cool pale effect that this color gives to their hair.
Soft Creamy Blonde
Some soft girly hues won’t hurt! Such a hair color will look good at any time of year, just make sure that it looks authentically with your skin tone. It works best for fair complexions, but there is an option for medium complexions, too. Women with warm skin tones can add some dark blonde highlights to the creamy blonde.
Platinum Wavy Blonde
How about noble hair color? Platinum blonde is the richest shade of blonde with pale, yet very shiny tint. This color is absolutely versatile, so nothing can stop you from wearing it. To add some movement to this fantastic shade, wave your hair so that each lock is waved in a different direction: it creates a very lively look.
Creamy Blonde With Dark Roots
Some people call it a flaw, we call it a stylish element. Dark roots are not necessarily about to spoil your look; they can actually accentuate your blonde hair. If you opt for creamy blonde, ask your hairstylist for balayage to make your roots less obvious when they grow.
Silvery Balayage On A-line Bob
A-line bob is a haircut that will never go out of style. It can frame your face, make your thin hair appear fuller, and just looks stunning. But we can’t have too much of a good thing, right? Let’s make it even more adorable: silvery balayage will make your cut look even more dramatic.
Previously, it was said that those with darker hair colors or skin tones should not go blonde. However, celebrities are proving that this is no longer the case.
The possibilities are endless, so why not find out which blonde hair colors work best for you? We have compiled a list of the most popular blonde shades for 2019. Celebrities love blonde shades, from pop stars like Shakira and Madonna to Hollywood babes like Charlize Theron and Jennifer Aniston. Find which blonde works best for you and go for a bold new look and start the new year with a completely different style!
Messy Layered Blonde Bob
Do you have thinner tresses? Have you considered blonde bob hairstyles for fine hair? A short layered bob like the one pictured here is a great way to add volume to fine hair. Add some light blonde hues and shaggy layers for a cut that’s fun and flirty and will make you look and feel years younger.
Blonde Balayage Blunt Bob
Another cute short hairstyle is this adorable bob haircut. It’s a great way to add volume and depth to thin hair or remove some weight from thicker tresses. This blunt wavy bob is very stylish. And if you love balayage hair, this combo of soft blonde tunes is so feminine and chic.
Layered Platinum Blonde Bob
Short blonde bob hairstyles are very much in demand these days. And this wavy light blonde bob is no exception! Platinum hair is super sexy and will drive men wild with passion! The tousled waves in this messy bob will show that you have a fun and playful side to match your sassy personality!
Blonde Bob With A Bang
Fringe is making a huge comeback, especially with short bob hairstyles. This angled bob with platinum blonde tones is very chic and sophisticated. Ask your stylist for a short blonde bob with bangs and soft layers that nicely frame your face. Slightly darker roots will add some depth to this sexy short cut.
If you want a look that has a bit of an edge and don’t mind very short blonde hair, this undercut could be just what you are looking for. The shaved sides with dark brown tones is the perfect contract for the trendy light blonde tapered cut. This look is very avant-grade and perfect if you are looking for a short haircut for those hot summer days.
Messy Blonde Long Pixie
Another trendy look is this super cute blonde pixie cut. Pixie cuts are taking the world by storm as they are oh-so-chic! Shorter sides and long bangs that fall seductively over one eye give this look a sassy vibe. This long pixie haircut is even more alluring with platinum blonde tones for a look that’s sultry, yet sweet.
Side Shaved Pixie
Even more daring is this blonde long pixie cut with a side shave. The golden blonde shade is super pretty but the side shaved hair is what really makes this look stand out. Ask to have one side shaved and then slick the rest of your hair over to one side for a look that’s too hot to handle!
Caramel Blonde Bob With Short Bang
Shaggy hairstyles are very stylish as they are so carefree. A short bob haircut with choppy, jagged layers is a great way to add some fullness to thin hair. Ask for choppy fringe as well for a look that’s playful and chic. And blonde ombre is just stunning with its darker roots that fade to a shiny golden blonde.
Blunt Platinum Blonde Bob
Another great look for shorter hair is this blunt bob haircut. The sleek style is very chic and glamorous. And the dark roots that fade into a shiny platinum blonde gives it a somewhat playful vibe that shows you have a bit of a sassy side and are not afraid to show it.
Party Girl Blonde
Kate Hudson perfectly pulls off the party girl shade of yellow blonde. This color works best for those with a darker skin tone (or tan) and for outgoing personalities. So, if you are feeling especially bold this year, why not try this shade and embrace your inner party girl?
Claudia Schiffer embraces the role of blonde bombshell with this perfect blend of honey and golden blonde tones. With its dramatic highlights, this look works best for those with full and voluminous hair.
From Marilyn Monroe to Miley Cyrus, platinum blonde will always be in style. However, this is a high maintenance blonde hair color as it can easily fade, especially if you have naturally darker hair. It works well with pink skin tones and shorter hairstyles for a more dramatic and classic effect.
If you have a lighter natural hair color and don’t mind the upkeep, then embrace the socialite style of Gwyneth Paltrow. This color screams money and style! It’s similar to platinum blonde but not quite as light and adds a bit more dimension.
Buttery Blonde Babe
This silky blonde is the look of the “All-American Girl.” Reese Witherspoon totally rocks this style with her pinkish hue. With bright highlights and buttery tones, it is perhaps one of the most popular shades of blonde for 2018.
Pop star Shakira totally rocks this classic blonde hair color. With its golden blonde tones and pale blonde highlights, this look encompasses youth and style. However, it is important to keep up with the roots to maintain this popular shade of blonde.
Jennifer Aniston can totally pull off this sexy faux blonde color. It works best for those with olive skin tones, especially if you have darker hair and want to opt for a warmer gold or honey blonde. And those with lighter tones can pull off paler blonde tones.
The Classic Blonde
Grace Kelly perfectly pulled off this mix of bright blonde and sandy tones that made hair color look natural and sexy. It works best for those with fair complexion who want a classic, sophisticated style.
If Courtney Love and Madonna have taught us anything, it’s that blonde does not have to be high maintenance. Both Courtney and Madonna have rocked darker roots with a bold blonde proving that blondes don’t always need constant upkeep to look super sexy.
Blonde with Depth and Definition
Beyonce’s honey blonde tone with its mixture of high and lowlights is the perfect combination for those with a medium to darker skin tone. It adds subtle depth and dimension and is super stylish.
Bronde and Beautiful
Chrissy Teigen’s olive complexion works great with this dramatic “bronde” tone. It is the perfect combination of warmer blonde and brown hues for a modern yet classy look that is fun and playful, and appropriate for all ages.
Rocker Chic Blonde
Kate Moss has taken the rocker chic blonde to the new heights. Leaving some contrast in the blonde, Moss pulls off a natural blonde look that doesn’t require a lot of upkeep between color applications.
Iconic Blonde Bombshell
There’s no doubt that Charlize Theron is one of the sexiest superstars in Hollywood. With her warmer blonde and vibrant undertones, Charlize rocks this sexy style that also compliments her skin tone.
Silver Shade of Blonde Hair Color
If you don’t want to go platinum blonde like Marilyn Monroe, you can always opt for a more classic dark blonde hair color. And you don’t have to go solid blonde either. Instead, you can experiment with different hues such as highlights and lowlights or try a two or three toned blonde balayage!
White Blonde For Ladies
There you have it, the trendiest blonde hair colors for 2018. Take a hint from these sexy blondes and embrace your inner blonde goddess!
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