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15 Blond Hair Color Inspirations For Black Women

They say blondes have more fun. I’m uncertain if this statement is accurate, being that I’ve never been a blonde myself, however, judging from the blondes I’ve known, there may be some truth to this statement!

If you want to rev up your look and find out if this old expression holds true, try one of the many shades of blond hair color I’ve selected in your next summer ‘do.

1. Hollywood Curls in Honey Blonde

Hollywood curls definitely become more glamorous when covered in a honey blonde! Follow the steps below to create this look.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a generous amount of heat protector spray, cream, or lotion to hair.
  2. Flatten hair completely straight and smooth using a 2-3 inch flat iron. Flat iron should be set at 400-450 degrees.
  3. Part hair on side, and then begin creating large curls with flat iron by fastening the flat iron to end of hair, then quickly wrapping end of hair around flat iron. Hold flat iron in place, in vertical position for 3 seconds, then release from hair.
  4. Style hair using a wide-tooth comb and spray with flexible holding hairspray.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Paul Mitchell’s Heat Seal for light hold and heat protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long and oval shaped face shapes with straight hair best fit this look.

Tip(s):

For the right color, contact your hairstylist.

2. The Tyra Banks 

Every Tyra Banks  fan would know that this is her signature hairstyle. This style is also Naomi Campbell’s signature style which makes perfect sense because this ‘do screams, “top model!”  I love how the hairstylist has added blonde to just the top layers of hair, creating an incredible 3 dimensional look.

Style by Nicki Glasgow, Studio Seven Salons, Columbia, SC

Style by Nicki Glasgow, Studio Seven Salons, Columbia, SC

Style by Nicki Glasgow, Studio Seven Salons, Columbia, SC

Style by Nicki Glasgow, Studio Seven Salons, Columbia, SC

How to Style:

  1. Apply a generous amount of heat protector spray, cream, or lotion to hair.
  2. Flatten hair completely straight and smooth using a 1-3 inch flat iron. Flat iron should be set at 400-450 degrees.
  3. Using a large plastic comb, comb sides and back of hair downward and the front of hair forward creating the look of an umbrella.
  4. Part hair in the middle
  5. Use flat iron to curve the ends of the front portion (bangs) of hair inwards by fastening the ends of the hair to the flat iron and bending the flat iron inwards.
  6. Spray with flexible holding hairspray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Kerastase Ciment Thermaique Heat Protectant Lotionto ensure your strands stay healthy.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style best suits oval and long shaped faces with straight hair.

3. Platinum & Light Golden Blonde Pixie

I’m absolutely loving this pixie in these shades of blond. The colors the model is wearing in this picture are called light golden blonde and platinum blonde. See my instructions below to help you recreate this style.

Platinum & Light Golden Blonde Pixie 1

Style by AUDRELLE MORRIS, Star Cuts, Fort Bragg, NC

Style by AUDRELLE MORRIS, Star Cuts, Fort Bragg, NC

Style by AUDRELLE MORRIS, Star Cuts, Fort Bragg, NC

How to Style:

  1. Cleanse, condition and blow-dry hair.
  2. Flat iron hair straight.
  3. Part hair on side, separating the longer sections of hair from the shorter sections of hair.
  4. Using a small barrel curling iron and starting from the top of the head, curl the short sections of the hair downwards.
  5. Using a flat iron, bump the longer section of hair – bumping is done by fastening the ends of the hair to the flat iron and curving the flat iron in towards you.Use a wide-tooth comb to lightly loosen and heighten the curls.
  6. Spray with hairspray to complete the look.

Recommended Products:

Try Redken Real Control Intense Renewal Mask for deep conditioning and repair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits all face shapes and short hair that can be easily straightened.

Tip(s): 

This style looks best on hair that hasn’t been washed.

4. Side Swept Fringe with Bump Ends in Light Golden Blonde

This hairstyle in any other color might not have been able to exude the same amount of sex appeal as it does in this radiant light gold shade of blond. Follow the steps below to create this look.

Style by TIFFANY CUNNINGHAM, Pucci\'s Salon, Decatur, GA

Style by TIFFANY CUNNINGHAM, Pucci\’s Salon, Decatur, GA

Style by TIFFANY CUNNINGHAM, Pucci\'s Salon, Decatur, GA

Style by TIFFANY CUNNINGHAM, Pucci\’s Salon, Decatur, GA

How to Style:

  1. Cleanse, condition and blow-dry hair straight, using a blow-dryer comb attachment; this sort of attachment can be found and purchased at your local beauty supply store. Apply a friz control, straightening cream or serum to hair prior to blow-drying.
  2. Flatten hair completely straight and smooth using a 2-3 inch flat iron. Flat iron should be set at 400-450 degrees.
  3. Part hair on side.
  4. Using a flat iron, fringe section of hair – bumping is done by fastening the ends of the hair to the flat iron and curving the flat iron in towards you.
  5. Lightly spiral curls the ends of the hair that frame the face.
  6. Add oil sheen for a natural, healthy-looking shine.

Recommended Products:

Try Keracare Oil Sheen for a healthy glow.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is suitable for long, round and oval shaped faces. Straight hair is a must for this ‘do.

Tip(s):

For best results, preheat your rollers or flat iron.

5. Classic Layered Bob Cut with Chunks of Golden Blond

Even a little bit of blond color can make a huge impact on a hairstyle, as you can clearly see below. The light golden blond streaks add depth and dimension as the cut carefully frames the model’s face, highlighting her best features.  Follow the steps below to create this hairstyle.

How to Style:

  1. Apply a generous amount of heat protector spray, cream, or lotion to hair.
  2. Flatten hair completely straight and smooth using a 2-3 inch flat iron. Flat iron should be set at 400-450 degrees.
  3. Part hair on side, comb front portion of hair forward, covering forehead, and then comb hair to side of forehead.
  4. Starting with the first layer (top), then moving to the second (middle) and third layer (bottom), begin using the flat iron to curve hair inwards by fastening the ends of the hair to the flat iron and bending the flat iron towards inwards. Hold the flat iron horizontally in place for 5 seconds, then unfasten the flat iron from hair. Layers are typically cut in three lengths (short-top, medium-middle and long-bottom).
  5. Once all layers have been curved by flat iron, comb hair back, then downwards, using a wide-tooth comb.
  6. Spray with hairspray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Mizani Iron Curl Heat Styling and Curling Cream for the perfectly sleek look without the damage.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style compliments oval or round shaped faces and straight hair types.

Tip(s): 

This look works best when hair has been cut in a layered bob.

6. Multi Blonde Afro Spiral Curls

This hairstyle is so much more interesting to look at when you add various shades of blondes to it! Note that there are three shades of blond in this hairstyles; light golden blond, honey blond and platinum blond. Follow the steps below to create this look.

Style by YSheeka Corbin, Micah Thomas Studios, Covington, GA

Style by YSheeka Corbin, Micah Thomas Studios, Covington, GA

How to Style:

  1. Cleanse, condition, and towel dry hair.
  2. Apply generous amount of wrapping foam to hair. Wrapping foam can be applied directly to hair or by applying to hands first, then applying to hair (preferred/recommended method).
  3. Part hair on side (starting from side of the forehead to nape). Create two sections of hair using the side part as a divider.
  4. Use hairclips to secure the two sections of hair in place.
  5. Select a section of hair to work with first. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from section and withdraw a small amount of hair from the selected section using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hairclip to hair.
  6. Begin applying a medium-sized perm rod to hair by wrapping end of hair around perm rod. Repeat this step until the curling/rodding process has been completed.
  7. Air-dry hair. If a portable hooded dryer is available, this may also be utilized for faster drying time.
  8. Once hair has completely dried, remove perm rods from hair. Run fingers through hair on both sides to create afro look. Do not use a comb or hair pick.

Recommended Products:

For curls that last, I recommend Motion’s Wrap Lotion.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits all faces shapes and hair type, especially natural curly hair.

Tip(s):

To avoid product build up, don’t over-saturate your hair with wrapping foam.

7. Side Swept Wrap Curls

I love the combination of the 3-inch black root, ombre look with the honey blond hair color. It works extremely well with this particular hairstyle. Follow the steps below to create this look.

Style by Shay Samuels, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

Style by Shay Samuels, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

Style by Shay Samuels, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

Style by Shay Samuels, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

How to Style:

  1. Apply a generous amount of wrapping foam to clean, dried hair.
  2. Roller-set hair by wrapping small sections of hair around large-sized rollers — hairclips can be used to properly secure sectioned hair.
  3. Allow hair to remain in rollers for 45-55 minutes, allowing for adequate drying time. If using a hooded hairdryer, 30 minutes of drying time is required/suggested.
  4. Remove rollers.
  5. Using a medium-sized comb, comb hair over and around to the other side of the head, pushing all the curls to one side of the head.
  6. Use a brush to smooth and flatten marks made by the comb.
  7. Using the fishtail comb, define curls.
  8. Spray with finishing spray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

Try Mizani Defyne Wax to help mold your waves.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval and long shapes faces with straight hair suit this look best.

8. Pink & Blonde Side Swept 

I love how this hairstyle looks on this model! The highlighted section of the bangs with a small amount of pink to a sea of platinum blond hair is so refreshing and fun. Follow the steps below to create this look.

Style by Jeremy Scott

Style by Jeremy Scott

How to Style:

  1. Flat iron hair straight remember to use a heat protection spray, lotion or cream prior to using flat iron.
  2. Part hair on side, then use flat iron to curve the fringe portion of the hair inwards this is done by clamping the flat iron to the ends of the hair and turning the flat iron outwards, then releasing the hair from the flat iron.
  3. Using a flat iron, curve the portion of the hair surrounding/framing the face outwards this is done by clamping the flat iron to the ends of the hair and turning the flat iron outwards, then releasing the hair from the flat iron.
  4. Use a wide-tooth comb to comb the fringe portion of the hair to one side.
  5. Spray with finishing spray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Paul Mitchell’s Heat Seal for light hold and heat protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits most face shapes and straight hair types.

9. Platinum Blonde Waves

This is such a fresh, clean and care-free hairstyle; perfect for professional women on the go. I think what gives this hairstyle its clean appearance is the way that the hair is cut and styled and its platinum blond color. 

Style by The Joan

Style by The Joan

How to Style:

  1. Wash and cleanse hair.
  2. Pat hair dry with a towel.
  3. Lift hair using large hair picks that helps elevate, stretch and separate natural curls.
  4. Apply Clear Staying gel to hair first, smoothing with hands before applying to hair.
  5. Massage gel into hair—this will help the hair to form curls.
  6. Use a wide-tooth comb and comb the curls located on the top, sides and back of the head backwards the wide-tooth comb will create waves.
  7. A small amount of hairspray can be added to keep style in place for a couple of days this step is optional.

Recommended Products:

Try EcoStyler Olive Styling Gel for the right hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and women with curly hair textures will suit this style best.  

10. Afro Kinky Curls in Light Golden Blonde 

The model in the picture above is definitely rocking her natural curls and allowing them to shine by adding this amazing shade of light golden blond color. Why not take her lead?

Afro Kinky Curls in Light Golden Blonde

How to Style:

  1. Cleanse, conditions and towel-dry hair.
  2. Apply generous amount of wrapping foam to hair Wrapping foam can be applied directly to hair or by applying to hands first, then applying to hair (preferred/recommended method).
  3. Part hair on side (starting from side of the forehead to nape). Create two sections of hair using the side part as a divider. Use hairclips to secure the two sections of hair in place.
  4. Select a section of hair to work with first. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from section and withdraw a small amount of hair from the selected section using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hairclip to hair.
  5. Begin applying a small-sized perm rod to hair by wrapping end of hair around perm rod. Repeat this step until the curling/rodding process has been completed.
  6. Air dry hair. If a portable hooded dryer is available, this may also be utilized for faster drying time.
  7. Once hair has completely dried, remove perm rods from hair. Run fingers through hair on both sides to create afro look. Do not use a comb or hair pick. No hairspray needed.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Motions Foam Wrap Lotion for curl definition.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, long and oval shaped faces suit this style best. This style is good for most hair types.

Tip(s): 

Don’t over-saturate hair with wrapping foam

11. Kinky Tight Curls

I personally feel natural hair looks amazing when any shade of color is added to it for this natural hairstyle is no exception. The honey blond takes this ‘do to the next level.

How to Style:

  1. Cleanse, condition and towel-dry hair.
  2. Apply generous amount of wrapping foam to hair—Wrapping foam can be applied directly to hair or by applying to hands first, then applying to hair (preferred/recommended method ).
  3. Part hair on side (starting from side of the forehead to nape). Create two sections of hair using the side part as a divider. Use hairclips to secure the two sections of hair in place.
  4. Select a section of hair to work with first. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from section and withdraw a small amount of hair from the selected section using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hairclip to hair.
  5. Begin applying a small-sized perm rod to hair by wrapping end of hair around perm rod. Repeat this step until the curling/rodding process has been completed.
  6. Air dry hair. If a portable hooded dryer is available, this may also be utilized for faster drying time.
  7. Once hair has completely dried, remove perm rods from hair. Run fingers through hair on both sides to create afro look. Do not use a comb or hair pick. No hairspray needed.

Recommended Products:

Try Motions Foam Wrap Lotion for an affordable solution for curls that don’t stay.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, oval, long shaped faces and most hair types suit this hairstyle.

12. Straight Bob Cut

Adding blonde to a bob cut is like adding whipped cream to your hot chocolate; it just makes everything sweeter! The color on the model is  called light golden blond; a color you can find through Dark & Lovely boxed hair colors.

Style by Shakia Allen, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

Style by Shakia Allen, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

Style by Shakia Allen, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

Style by Shakia Allen, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

How to Style:

  1. Cleanse and condition hair; this will create a sleek and smooth appearance for the bob.
  2. Towel-dry hair, and then apply a silicone thermal protection treatment to damp hair.
  3. Blow-dry hair straight using a blow dryer with a comb attachment this sort of attachment can be found and purchased at your local beauty store.
  4. Part hair into 4 sections (from forehead to nape, ear to ear); use hairclips to lock hair securely in place.
  5. Select a section (from the 4 sections created) to work with. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from section and withdraw a small amount of hair from the selected section using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hairclip to hair.
  6. Begin straightening hair with flat iron by clamping flat iron to roots of hair, then running flat iron down to the ends of sectioned hair when flat-ironing hair, your motion should be smooth & steady. Be sure not to hold flat iron in any section of hair for too long doing so will cause creasing. Repeat steps 5-6 until the entire head of hair has been flat-ironed.
  7. Part hair on side, then bump (curve/curl) ends of hair by fastening the flat iron to ends of the hair and curving the flat iron inwards, then releasing the hair from the flat iron.

Recommended Products:

Try Frederic Fekkai Prestyle Thermal Protectant to keep your hair form heat damage.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and hair types fit this look.

13. Side Part with Drop Curls in Honey Blonde

I love the combinations of honey blond and dark brown colors that were used to create this everyday, classic hairstyle. Follow the steps below to create this look.

Style by LARHONDA FIELDS, Royal Designs, Oklahoma City, OK

Style by LARHONDA FIELDS, Royal Designs, Oklahoma City, OK

Style by LARHONDA FIELDS, Royal Designs, Oklahoma City, OK

Style by LARHONDA FIELDS, Royal Designs, Oklahoma City, OK

How to Style:

  1. Make sure hair has been washed, conditioned and blow-dried straight beforehand.
  2. Add a generous amount of wrapping foam to hair.
  3. Part hair into 4 sections (from forehead to nape, ear to ear); use hairclip/clamp to lock hair securely in place.
  4. Select a section of hair to work with first. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from section and withdraw a small amount of hair from the selected section using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hairclip to hair.
  5. Apply large 5/8″ Spiral Rod to hair by wrapping/twisting end of hair around Spiral Rod. Repeat steps 4&5 until sections have been completed.
  6. Keep rollers in place for 2-3 hours before removing. For best results, use a hooded dryer to heat and mold hair into curls. Hooded dryer should be set at medium to high temperature for 30-55 mins.
  7. Remove rollers and separate curls once, dividing each curls into two. Arrange curls according to curls in photo.

Recommended Products:

Try Carol’s Daughter Cupaucu Anti-Frizz Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner to encourage sleek curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square, round, oval, diamond, and heart shaped faces and all hair types fit this look.

14. Loose & Light Spiral Curls

The model in the picture has blonde added only to the bottom portion of her hair. This option is great for someone that would like to slowly ease into the blonde color or for someone that doesn’t necessarily want a whole lot of blonde in their hair. The color blonde the model is wearing in this picture is called Honey Blonde by Dark & Lovely.

Style by Tanisha Higgins, A Heavenly Place In Hair , Walton Beach, FL

Style by Tanisha Higgins, A Heavenly Place In Hair , Walton Beach, FL

Style by Tanisha Higgins, A Heavenly Place In Hair , Walton Beach, FL

Style by Tanisha Higgins, A Heavenly Place In Hair , Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Make sure hair has been washed, conditioned and blow-dried straight beforehand.
  2. Part hair on side
  3. Part hair into 4 sections (from forehead to nape, ear to ear); use hairclips to lock hair securely in place.
  4. Select a section of hair to work with first. Once a section has been selected, release hairclip from section and withdraw a small amount of hair from the selected section using a fishtail comb, then re-clip hairclip to hair.
  5. Begin straightening hair with flat iron by clamping flat iron to roots of hair, then running flat iron down to the ends of sectioned hair when flat-ironing hair, your motion should be smooth & steady. Be sure not to hold flat iron in any section of hai for too long  doing so will cause creasing. Repeat steps 4-5 until the entire head of hair has been flat-ironed.
  6. Begin curling hair with curling iron by clamping curling iron to ends of hair, then twisting curling iron firmly around hair. Hold curling iron in place in vertical position for 5 seconds, then release curling iron from hair.
  7. Once all hair has been curled, run fingers through curls and spray with a light flexible holding hairspray.

Recommended Tools:

You’ll want a quality hair spray like Design Essentials Form Professional Holding Spray to keep this style looking fresh.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shape and hair types fit this look.

15. Dual Color Spiral Curls with Swept Fringe 

I’m a fan of mixing other colors with blonde. I have a lot of clients that love the color blonde, but not enough to prescribe a blond color to entire head. This style features honey blond and golden blond highlights, set on a very natural dark brown.

Style by Natasha Phillips, Center of Attention Salon, Fayetteville, NC

Style by Natasha Phillips, Center of Attention Salon, Fayetteville, NC

Style by Natasha Phillips, Center of Attention Salon, Fayetteville, NC

Style by Natasha Phillips, Center of Attention Salon, Fayetteville, NC

How to Style:

  1. Clean, condition and dry hair.
  2. Part hair on side (forehead to middle of head).
  3. Flatten hair completely straight and smooth using a 2-3 inch flat iron. Flat iron should be set at 400-450 degrees.
  4. Comb hair located at the back and sides of the head downward and the hair located on the top of the head sideways — be sure to keep the part line in place.
  5. Using a fishtail comb, part hair into two sections, starting from one ear and ending at the other ear. Use hairclips to keep both sections (top & bottom) of hair separated.
  6. Apply black and blonde (straight textured) clip-on hair extensions below the part line. Hair extensions should be clipped into place. Hair extensions can also be sewn-in by a professional weave specialist. 6-12 layers of hair extensions should be added for accurate balance and fullness.
  7. Combine hair extensions and natural hair together by brushing hair with a hard Bore Bristle Brush — be sure to keep the part line in place.
  8. Combine a medium-sized portion of hair located at the top of the head forward to the front of the head, then sideways (covering one side of the forehead). This will create a side-swept bang/fringe effect. This portion of hair will now be referred to as a fringe.
  9. Using a 3-inch barrel curling iron, start spiral-curling hair 4 inches from the scalp, from one side of the head to the other. Don’t touch the fringe area.
  10. Using a flat iron, curl the ends of the hair located at the front of the head (known as the fringe) upward; use a comb to sweep the bangs to one side of the forehead.
  11. Spray with oil sheen and/or finishing spray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

Try using the Chi Air Flat Iron along with Chi Iron Guard’s Thermal Protection Spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style best suits round, oval and long shaped faces and most hair types.

Now that you’ve seen a range of beautiful styles with blond color, I hope it’s given you some inspiration for your next hairdo. Enjoy!