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30 Bombshell Blonde Highlights To Add To Your Bucket List

Blondes are known for having the most fun, and with all of the amazing trends in blonde highlighting, I say that it’s true! Whether you go bold with large piecey highlights, or soft and subtle, the options for blonde highlights are absolutely endless.

  • Bodacious Beige

    This is not your momma’s boring beige blonde!  Beautiful contrast between a lighter and darker beige in the hair creates body and movement, especially with these curls.

    Beige Blonde Haircolor with Highlights

    Style by Lacye Geitgey, Makeup by Kristian Baily, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

    Beige Blonde Haircolor with Highlights Side

    Style by Lacye Geitgey, Makeup by Kristian Baily, Sheer Professionals Salon, Wooster, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Ladies with cooler skin tones look great in beige blonde, while hair that is already a light brown to blonde is a good starting point to creating this color.

    Tip:

    Love these tousled curls? They are super easy to achieve! Curl hair starting in the middle of smaller sections, then roll hair down, leaving the ends out. The trick is to pull the ends through, or slide them out, creating a slight bend that’s not completely curled. Let your waves cool and use your fingers to shake them out!

  • Best of Both Worlds

    These bright blonde highlights come in through the top of the hair and work their way down, intertwining with dark brown lowlights to create a beautiful and eye-catching style.

    Blonde Haircolor with Bright Blonde Highlights

    Style by Jamie Heringes, Makeup by Karen Buttacavole, Salon NV, Franklin Park, NJ

    Blonde Haircolor with Bright Blonde Highlights Back

    Style by Jamie Heringes, Makeup by Karen Buttacavole, Salon NV, Franklin Park, NJ

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in pinks, violets,and blues wear this light blonde well, while hair that is starting at a light brown to dark blonde is the best base for this color.

    Tip:

    Picking out lowlights to showcase your blonde and give a high contrast can be tricky. You don’t want to end up looking like Cruella de Vil! Choose tones that compliment each other and are three levels apart.

  • Perfect Contrast

    Bright beautiful blonde highlights paired with a rich brown base create the perfect contrast of dark and light.

    Blonde Highlights on Rich Brown Base

    Style by Jamie Heringes, Makeup by Karen Buttacavole, Salon NV, Franklin Park, NJ

    Blonde Highlights on Rich Brown Base Side

    Style by Jamie Heringes, Makeup by Karen Buttacavole, Salon NV, Franklin Park, NJ

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in blues, reds and greens wear this contrasting highlight well. Hair that is starting at a medium to light brown is the best base for this highlight.

    Tip:

    Have short hair but love to wear curls? Take a cue from this style! Keep fringe area smoother while rest of hair is curled with a smaller barrel iron.

  • Shadowed Blonde

    The newest trend in blonde highlights is to leave or create a shadow near the scalp. This technique is great for a grow out, keeping you right in style!

    Long Blonde Hair with Highlights and Shadow

    Style by Morgan Christy, Makeup by Lauren West, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in pastels or bright colors wear this bright shadowed blonde best. Hair that is strong enough to be lightened to a pale blonde is a must with this color.

    Tip:

    Talk to your stylist about how light or dark your shadow should be. You don’t want to have too much contrast or make it look like dark roots. Bring pictures from galleries online to show him/her exactly what you have in mind!

  • Bold and Blonde

    This bright and bold blonde paired with panels of darker brown is for the girl who loves to be noticed! These highlights give the hair depth and dimension, which is great for every hair type.

    Short Hairstyle with Bright Blonde Highlights

    Style by Ben White, Makeup by Katie Georgiana, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    Short Hairstyle with h Bright Blonde HIghlights Front

    Style by Ben White, Makeup by Katie Georgiana, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Bold beauties that have a light to medium skin tone and wear an assortment of colors look fabulous in this bold style. Hair that is medium brown to light blonde can easily achieve this color scheme.

    Tip:

    Love the cut? Most hair types work perfectly for this asymmetric cut. With the panels of dark going through, it gives the depth so that even finer hair can wear it. This cut is also a breeze to style! Simply add some thickening mousse (for finer hair), or smoothing cream (for normal to coarse hair), and blow dry with fingers, moving hair in the direction you wish. Finish by smoothing out the front with a round brush.

  • It’s an Asymmetric Thing

    This is one of our favorite looks! Beautiful blonde highlights that give a natural feel paired with a perfect asymmetric haircut is perfection. You can wear this cut soft and sweet like the picture, or roughed up and edgy with just a little product!

    Natural Blonde Highlights on Asymmetrical Haircut

    Style by Kelley Newman, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Natural Blonde Highlights on Asymmetrical Haircut Sidev

    Style by Kelley Newman, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light skin tones that look great in softer pinks, blues and creams wear this pretty blonde highlight well, while hair that is naturally light brown to dark blonde is the perfect base to create the soft highlights.

    Tip:

    The key to natural-looking highlights is to not have too many and to make sure they are not too perfect. They should start at varying points in the hair. Talk to your stylist about your vision and bring pictures!

  • Blonde Waves

    We love these bright blonde highlights woven through light brown hair. Keeping them concentrated more in front around the face really brightens up your look, while keeping some of the light brown through the underneath gives beautiful dimension and depth.

    Bright Blonde Highlights on Wavy Light Brown Hair

    Style by Emily Becker, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, Blaze Color Salon, Coraville, IA

    Bright Blonde Highlights on Wavy Light Brown Hair Back

    Style by Emily Becker, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, Blaze Color Salon, Coraville, IA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in purples, pinks and shades of blue wear this color fabulously, while hair that is naturally a light brown to dark blonde will make achieving this bright highlight easiest.

    Tip:

    These highlights look fabulous with soft flowing waves! Don’t get frustrated if they don’t turn out perfect the first time. Practice using different techniques with curling irons, wands, or even “no heat” waves.

  • Simply Blonde

    Blending tiny babylights of different shades of blonde creates an all over blonde look that is easy to maintain and looks fabulous!

    Bob Hairstyle with Different Shades of Blonde Highlights

    Style by Kara Brown, Makeup by Betty Mekonnen, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Lighter skin tones wear this ultra-highlighted look nicely, while hair that is healthy is best for going this light of blonde.

    Tip:

    Highlighted hair dries out easily. Help prevent this by adopting a deep conditioning schedule for your hair NOW. Once or twice a week will be enough, depending on how dry your hair is to start with and your hair type. My favorite deep conditioner is Pravana’s 60 Second Treatment!

  • Beachy Blonde

    Look like you’ve been at the beach all day instead of at work! Balayage, or painted on color, creates the prettiest, softest natural-looking highlights.

    Hairstyle with Beachy Blonde Highlights

    Style by Mariah Reed, Makeup by Jenna Romeo, William Wesley Grand Salon & Spa, Davenport, IA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in bright summer hues wear this beachy highlight fabulously. Hair that is naturally (or colored) light brown to dark blonde is the perfect starting point to creating this look.

    Tip:

    When finding a stylist to create this look for you, check them out online. Most stylists share pictures of their work on websites and on social media. Be patient though — if a stylist has amazing pictures, they may also have a longer wait!

  • Dash of Lowlight

    Pretty golden blondes pair up with a dash of darker lowlights to create lots of depth and contrast in this style.

    Hairstyle with Golden Blonde Highlights and Darker Lowlights

    Style by Lana Dykes, Make up by Jenna Romeo, William Wesley Grand Salon & Spa, Davenport, IA

    Hairstyle with Golden Blonde Highlights and Darker Lowlights Back

    Style by Lana Dykes, Make up by Jenna Romeo, William Wesley Grand Salon & Spa, Davenport, IA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that look great in warmer colors such as yellow, reds, and oranges look amazing in this soft golden highlight. Hair that is starting at a light to medium brown creates a perfect base for these highlights.

    Tip:

    Love the soft curls? Curl larger sections of hair with a 1-inch barrel curling iron, concentrating on the middle and ends. Let curls cool completely before manipulating them.  Shake them out and mist with a light hold hairspray like Pravana’s Super Shape and you’re ready to go!

  • Blonde Sunset

    Bold blonde paired with red brings life and interest to this short haircut. Wider bright blonde highlights add dimension, while the finer red pieces keep the new growth line broken up and not as apparent.

    Blonde Sunset Highlights Straight Style

    Style by Above and Beyond Salon, Vermilion, OH

    Blonde Sunset Highlights Straight Style Back View

    Style by Above and Beyond Salon, Vermilion, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Lighter skin tones with soft pink undertones look great with this blonde red combo, while hair that is finer will wear this cut and color beautifully.

    Tip:

    Sometimes adding blonde and red together can result in pink. To avoid this, talk with your stylist about your red choice, your hair porosity and your product regimen at home.

  • Soft Brightness

    Face brightening highlights look great on just about everyone! The softness that these light blonde highlights brings is easy to maintain and have a softer grow-in than their chunkier counterparts.

    Soft Brightness Face Brightening Blonde Highlights

    Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    A light to medium neutral skin tone wears this soft blonde and beige brown best. Hair that is fine to medium with some texture is perfect for both the color and style.

    Tip:

    Adding highlights to finer hair textures can create more volume, hold curls better, and cut down on excessive oiliness. Talk with your stylist about your hair and if blonde highlights can help you!

  • Rays of Light

    Bold, piecey, bright blonde combined with a rich chocolate brown makes quite the statement. Paired with long curls, this look is show stopping!

    Rays of Light Long Blonde Highlights

    Style by Kristine Hotchkiss, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    Rays of Light Long Blonde Highlights Front View

    Style by Kristine Hotchkiss, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium to dark skin tones paired with this color combo look stunning together, while hair that is medium to thick and has some texture or wave to it creates the base thickness to create the dimension and style in this look.

    Tip:

    When asking for this color, discuss how thick you want your blonde pieces to be and how far down around your hair line and the back of your head you want them to go.  n this picture the blonde is concentrated on the top of her part with very little coming throughout the rest of her hair.

  • Creamy Blonde

    Soft, creamy blonde highlights that are combined with medium rich brown lowlights is both a soft and eye catching color combination. The blonde highlights vary between fine to medium thickness, while the lowlights stay on the thicker side.

    Creamy Blonde Highlights Face Flattering Look

    Style by Ashley Pugh

    Creamy Blonde Highlights Face Flattering Look Side View

    Style by Ashley Pugh

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Creamy, peachy skin tones that are medium to light look wonderful in this highlighted look. Hair that is medium to thick with natural wave or curl will hold this style best and gives a great base for all of the dimensional highlights.

    Tip:

    Keeping blonde highlights looking great has a lot to do with how they are done, but also how they are cared for at home. Using a shampoo and conditioner that are formulated specifically for color treated hair and are sulfate-free is a must. These products will keep your locks hydrated and your color protected.

  • Sultry Blonde

    “Wow” the crowds with this sultry blonde highlighted look! Blondes are small and piecey at the top then blend down into a soft barrage of different shades of blonde. Paired with soft, sexy curls like these…you will be stopping traffic for sure!

    Sultry Blonde Long Highlighted Look

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair skin tones look fabulous with this soft shade of blonde, while hair that is medium in texture and density will carry both the color and soft curls best.

    Tip:

    Love this look, but feel like it’s a little too much for daytime? Try pulling hair into a loose side braid. It will show off the blonde highlights and keep the sultry appeal of this curly look.

  • Beach Babe!

    Everyone loves the beach and it’s great to bring the beachy blonde look from your vacation back to your everyday life too. Soft shades of blonde in beige, golden and neutral create texture and a sun kissed look that will keep you dreaming of the beach!

    Beach Babe Long Blonde Highlights Tousled Look

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Any skin tone that has a slight to medium bronzed tan is paired great with this highlighted look, while hair that is medium with wavy to curly texture will help to create this carefree beachy look.

    Tip:

    Make sure to always use styling products that won’t build up on your hair to keep the shine high. If you’re feeling like your hair has a bit of buildup, try Pravana’s Sulfate-Free Clarifying Shampoo. It will remove build up while keeping your locks color in tact. After clarifying hair, make sure to also switch your products to avoid the same buildup. Consult with your stylist for the right products for you.

  • Bright Blonde Vixen

    Tone on tone blonde with a shaggy, piecey haircut creates texture and movement not for the faint of heart!  You must have a little rock star in you to wear this style. Bright, platinum blonde highlights broken up with warm, medium blonde lowlights help to support this style’s edginess.

    Bright Blonde Highlights Vixen Teased Style

    Style by An Va Salon and Spa, Holland, OH

    Bright Blonde Highlights Vixen Teased Style View 2

    Style by An Va Salon and Spa, Holland, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair skinned beauties look great in this light blonde look, while hair that is finer in texture carry both the bright blonde and shaggy haircut.

    Tip:

    To achieve this blonde look, talk with your stylist about how light you can go with your natural color. Will highlights be enough to achieve this color, or will you need an all over color too?  It’s important to consider all elements and come up with a plan to maintain your color too.

  • Perfectly Piecey

    Pieces of perfect beige blonde highlights streaming through natural brown hair is perfection to a “T”! It’s soft yet still has a slight edge to it. Maintaining your natural color through the beautiful blonde will soften the line when new growth comes in.

    Perfectly Piecey Blonde Highlights

    Style by Folicle Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

    Perfectly Piecey Blonde Highlighted Look Back View

    Style by Folicle Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Any skin tone looks great with these piecey blonde highlights, while hair that is naturally straight shows them off best.

    Tip:

    When smoothing hair out, use a heat protecting straightening cream such as Pravana’s Relax. It gives control, shine and is heat activated. Remember to always keep your flat iron at the lowest setting for your hair type.

  • Ombre’ Highlights

    With the ombre‘ trend still going strong, try softening the look with this version; face framing highlights brought up higher, while soft light blonde highlights start midway down, with the brightest at the ends. A seamless line makes this highlight appear incredibly natural.

    Ombre Highlights Long Blonde Highlights Wavy Style

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    Ombre Highlights Long Blonde Highlights Wavy Style Side View

    Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Sun kissed, light to medium skin tones look completely natural with this highlighted look, while hair that is fine to medium texture will wear this style best.

    Tip:

    This is a great look for the girl who likes to extend highlight appointments!  You can add three to four weeks between touch ups by going with an ombre’ highlight.

  • Partial Perfection

    Bright blonde and light caramel highlights concentrated in the front and around the face? YES! These beautiful highlights brighten any complexion and makes you feel like summertime. I love that all of the highlights, both blonde and caramel, differ in size. Some are thicker, some fine, and a few in-between!

    Partial Perfection Bright and Caramel Highlights

    Style by Ladies & Gentlemen Salon & Spa, Mentor, OH

    Partial Perfection Bright and Caramel Highlights Side View

    Style by Ladies & Gentlemen Salon & Spa, Mentor, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair to medium skin tones look great in this bright blonde highlight, while hair that is medium to thick in texture gives a greate base for all of the highlights and layers in this style.

    Tip:

    Love her curls, but have a hard time getting them to stay? Try adding a sea salt texturizer like Kevin Murphy’s Resort Spray. It give your hair extra texture, hold and shine to keep curls looking great all day!

  • Peek-A-Boo Blondes

    Bits of blonde peaking out from under a dark base not only look cool, but are a breeze to maintain. When placed under a fringe and around the face, it helps to keep you from looking “washed out” with a dark hue, and can accent your eyes too!

    Peek a Boo Blonde Highlights

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Darker skin tones, as well as medium, look great with these peek-a-boo blondes.  To get the true effect of the blonde shining from underneath, you need to have some density to your hair, therefore thick hair that is naturally straight works best.

    Tip:

    These highlights look amazing in long hair, but don’t count your short hair out! Try adding blondes just above the ears for a short bob or shag, or underneath on an asymmetric style.

  • Bombshell Blonde

    This is not a blonde highlight for the shy girl! This heavy, platinum blonde highlight will turn heads everywhere you go.

    Bombshell Blonde Highlights Long Hair

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light to medium skin tones that have a bit of glow to them look best with this platinum blonde, while hair that is medium in thickness works best for the heavy highlights.

    Tip:

    Maintenance of this light of a blonde can be tricky. Talk with your stylist about how fast your hair grows and your natural color. Your hair needs to be in good condition to go this platinum also. Make sure to pick up a great leave-in protectant like Pravana’s Intense Therapy, to protect it from heat, the sun and the environment.

  • The Beautiful Blonde Next Door

    Platinum highlights, paired with fine, medium blonde lowlights, creates a natural looking color that reminds me of the beautiful “girl next door” look. Effortless class is exuded in this sophisticated style. You’ll be ready for any special event or evening out!

    Beautiful Blonde Highlights Light Long Style

    Style by Paige Horn, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair skin tones that have a pink undertone look best in this baby blonde, while hair that is medium in texture wears this style and highlighted look best.

    Tips:

    If you find that your blonde gets a little yellow between touchups, talk to your stylist about trying a violet based shampoo or conditioner to keep the yellow away. I love Pravana’s Pure Light shampoo and conditioner!

  • Bold Blonde, Daring Lowlights

    Sometimes we need a little drama to accentuate our blonde. Adding some dark brown lowlights to bright natural blonde highlights creates serious interest and texture.

    Bold Blonde Highlights Daring Lowlights

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Medium skin tones look amazing with this bold look, while any hair texture can add these bright blonde and dark lowlights.

    Tip:

    To add the look of having more hair in fine hair, add dark lowlights underneath to create a shadow while keeping it bright and blonde on the top.

  • Platinum Beauty

    I love that this platinum blonde kept a little shadow of her natural color at the new growth area. It keeps this look natural looking and “real’. Paired with soft curls, you’ll be ready to hit all the season’s best parties!

    Platinum Beauty Blonde Highlights Wavy Style

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Platinum Beauty Blonde Highlights Wavy Style Side View

    Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fine skinned beauties, as well as medium tones, look awesome in this bold yet soft blonde heavy highlight, while hair that is medium in texture and curl show off this style best.

    Tip:

    When leaving a shadow of your natural color, make sure to talk to your stylist and show them pictures of exactly what you’re looking for. Everyone’s idea of a “shadow” is different, and this ensures you’ll both be on the same page.

  • Pick a Side!

    Want to accentuate one side of your haircut? Try adding a few highlights. It creates interest, texture, and most importantly, FUN!

    Asymmetrical Honey Blonde Highlights Hairstyle

    Style by Peles Salon and Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Any skin tone can add a few blonde highlights, while hair that is cut in a bolder style and medium in texture display the adding highlights best.

    Tip:

    This is also a great way to make a thinner side of your hair appear thicker! Have your stylist leave a small amount of a “veil” (or unhighlighted hair) above the highlights and add two to three foils of a medium thickness blonde.

  • Bringin’ Soft Blonde Back

    Bring the soft, “the sun did it” highlights back to your style!  Easy to maintain, this look is great for ladies who want a subtle yet still noticeable change to your hair .

    Short Soft Blonde Style

    Style by Mary Ann Singleton, Bella Capelli Sancturario, Westlake, OH

    Short Soft Blonde Highlights Style

    Style by Mary Ann Singleton, Bella Capelli Sancturario, Westlake, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Darker to medium skin tones wear this natural looking highlight best, while hair that is medium to thick will rock this highlight/style combo!

    Tip:

    Don’t love your natural color? That’s ok! Ask your stylist to add a rich brown hue between your highlights to soften your look. You may be able to go in for only a color touch up between highlight appointments, saving you time and money!

  • Drama

    The amazing drama that these bold blonde highlights paired with just a few perfectly placed lowlights provides is remarkable! Wearing your hair straight and sleek adds to the appeal of showing off your highlights. This look can take you from day straight to night!

    Dramatic Blonde Highlights

    Style by Amy Garbarino, Textures Hair Studio, Garden City, NY

    Dramatic Blonde Highlights Back View

    Style by Amy Garbarino, Textures Hair Studio, Garden City, NY

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Light skin tones look best with this bold and beautiful highlight, while hair that is straight in texture and medium to fine in thickness works best in this style.

    Tip:

    To keep your hair super straight and sleek, use a straightening cream that won’t weigh your hair down or look greasy. Try Pravana’s Relax — it’s my go to! Remember that your flat iron only needs to be hot enough to straighten your hair, not cook it! Keep it at the lowest heat setting for your hair type.

  • Va Va Blonde!

    Not only does this look have the most amazing blonde highlights, but the volume takes it over the edge of hotness!  Platinum, gold and natural tones of blonde blend together to create a perfect blonde highlight. The different sizes of highlights harmonize together, which will help to blend out your new growth line too.

    Va Va Blonde Highlights Retro Style

    Style by Peles Salon and Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Fair to medium skinned beauties wear these incredible blonde highlights well, while hair that is medium to thick in texture can achieve this voluminous look easiest.

    Tip:

    If your hair needs some help in the volume department, try using a volumizing hair powder. Yes powder! You simply sprinkle it on dry hair at the root and work it in to create volume and hold with some back combing. My favorite is Kevin Murphy Powder Puff.

  • Spot Highlighting

    Adding blonde highlights in spots creates interest in a haircut and can accent your favorite parts. Love your side bang? Blonde it! Love the way your hair curls right here? Blonde it! The options are endless and most importantly, fun!

    Spot Highlighting Fun Style for Summer

    Style by Brittany Barto, The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

    Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

    Any skin tone and hair type can add these great blonde accents. The real question is how light you want them to be, and where you want to accent!

    Tip:

    When going to an appointment, style your hair before you go so you can show your stylist exactly where you want to accent. If you pull your hair out of a messy bun or pony, it will be hard to show.

    Have the most fun you have ever had with your hair with some gorgeous blonde highlights. Whether you want to accent just a piece or two, go with a heavy all-over highlight, ombre’, or bright and bold, the options are endless!  So don’t delay, call and get in with your stylist today. ALWAYS remember that because great blondes are a great art that is not created easily, don’t try it at home!