Color Me Sweet: 29 Fantastic Honey Blonde Hair Colors

If you know me, you know there’s nothing I love more than a multi-tonal blonde bombshell. A bright platinum certainly gets my heart beating fast, but it’s always nice to add in multiple dimensions and really make each tone pop.

If you want to switch up your blonde a little bit, add in a bit of a warm honey tone. Honey blonde hair complements nearly every skin tone and heading into fall it can be the perfect addition to your blonde locks.

Lightly Layered Honey Balayage

Q&A with style creator, Marie Rearick
Hairstylist / Balayage Artist @ Color Addiction Salon in Danville, PA

How would you describe this look?

This multi-dimensional balayage is a beautiful mix of honey highlights and a warm brown base. These golden highlights are handpainted and beautifully blended for a sunkissed, natural look. Rich and warm tones are my absolute favorite!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This shadow root balayage is great for anyone who is looking for lower maintenance. Handpainted highlights allow for a beautifully blended dimension without the demarcation lines of a heavy foil highlight. Adding a shadow root, typically closer to your natural color, will give you even more longevity between color appointments.

This warm honey blonde reflects light and complements most skin tones. Sunkissed and beachy is a perfect way to go. This lightly layered honey balayage can be worn straight, wavy, or curled.

Beyonce Blonde

Beyonce Blonde hairstyle Instagram @stellastyles_

Q&A with style creator, Christele Beam
Hairstylist & Barber @ Hudson & Canal in Red Bank, NJ

How would you describe this look?

This is a multi-dimensional color that is great for someone wanting both blonde and brunette tones. It is edgy but classic and both bold and subtle, allowing the client to be playful with her style.

My favorite thing about this look is the versatility it allows and the way the tones amplify features like skin tone and eye color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This mix of colors is perfect for someone with a medium to deeper skin tone because it lightens the hair and keeps the dimension but does not wash out the skin. Because of the elements and placement of the color, as new growth comes in, it will remain a low maintenance style which is key in any woman’s life while still looking chic and stylish.

Products are essential in maintaining your hair color. Always use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner as well as a thermal protection product before blow drying and ironing. This client has naturally curly hair, so I styled her with a medium-sized round brush first, and then went in with a 1-inch curling iron.

Unfortunately, many clients do not know what unique styles/colors naturally enhance his or her individual face shape. Consulting about the style, cut, and products that work for you can make all the difference. Clients should feel comfortable inquiring about what may work best for them with their stylist. This particular style came about because the client allowed me the freedom to experiment with tones. She wanted something that was a comfortable change while simultaneously bringing out her inner Beyonce.

Having the trust of my client was the biggest driver in creating this style. It is perfect for someone who is looking for something spunky and fierce, and someone who likes to be spontaneous while still being a boss at the office.

Natural Honey Blonde Balayage

Natural Honey Blonde Balayage hairstyle Instagram @thedoverparlor

Q&A with style creator, Danielle Frothingham
Stylist / Co-owner @ The Dover Parlor in Dover, NH

ixixHow would you describe this look?

I absolutely love this natural honey blonde balayage. Often when people want to go blonde, they’re looking for the ice blonde or neutral blonde look. No one wants to see warm tones anymore, but warm tones are what look the most natural! The natural look is my favorite aspect of this color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Balayage is such a great technique for the low maintenance client. It gives you the brightness of highlights without the six-week line of regrowth. You can go anywhere from six to eight weeks or ten to 12 weeks before you need to retouch it, depending on how it was done.

I personally think balayage color looks best curled or with curly hair to show off the dimension within, but it also looks great on straight hair. It’s so versatile! Always use a heat protectant when using hot tools on your hair. You’d hate to get a wonderful color and then cause damage to your hair while styling it. A blonde/violet shampoo and conditioner are so great when you have blonde hair to help to keep you away from a brassy look. It also brightens in between appointments.

I personally think any hair type can work well with the balayage technique. The tone of the final color will vary based on what color the hair started as. Often, warm tones in your skin (reds, yellows) work well with warm tones in your hair (caramel, honey). You can add pops of vibrant color for a more funky look or keep it professional and subtle. The technique is key and going to someone who has been trained to make a smooth and subtle blend up into the root will get you the best results.

Refreshed Honey Beige Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Hilary Watkins
Stylist @ Vain Salon in Lincoln, NE

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a refreshed honey beige blonde. It has warmer tones and dimension added to it! I feel like a lot of the blondes I come across are very cool-toned, so it was fun to change things up a bit.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I love this look for this particular client! She has gorgeous crystal blue eyes, freckles, and rosy cheeks, so the warmth complements her so well.

She is a young mom, so both the color and style are great for her on-the-go life! It’s a low maintenance color and the cut can easily be styled with some beach spray or a dry texture spray.

Honey Balayage

Q&A with style creator, Bianca Lucaci
Hairstylist and Colorist @ Chérie Beauty Studio in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

How would you describe this look?

When I think of honey balayage, I think about the natural beauty that can be seen in simplicity. The great part is that this look stays fresh for a long time because of the warm colors.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend this look for those who want more volume in the hair because these highlights give multi-dimensional shape and movement and, of course, a youthful look.

Luxurious & Natural

Luxurious & Natural hairstyleInstagram @delamilita

Q&A with style creator, Milla Kvick
Hairstylist @ Salon Noomi in Sweden

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look with words luxurious and natural. Those are words you don’t often see go together but in this look, I wanted to combine two different worlds. Right now it is all about warm, rich, and luxurious blonde colors.

My favorite thing about this look is that warm blonde can be as stunning and effortless as any other color. Often people mistake warm colors for yellow. I created this creamy look with peachy and sandy tones, and on top of the hair, I created a veil of highlights to brighten up the whole look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend products for colored hair. For example, the BlondMe series from Schwarzkopf has a warm blondes shampoo and conditioner that keeps the color rich and fresh. Personally, I also love Schwarzkopf’s Peach Foam Color that you can easily use at home as color-adding aftercare.

Warm blondes tend to require less maintenance and effort if you compare it to keeping up a cool or grey blonde.

Peachy and warm hair colors can be also mixed even warmer or cool tones, so let your hairdresser recommend which tones would suit your skin tone and eye color best.

Neutral Honey Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Madeline Wilson
Hairstylist @ Salon 6 in Broad Ripple, IN

How would you describe this look?

This look is a neutral honey blonde that was achieved by doing a heavy application of traditional foil highlights and toning out unwanted warm tones.

My favorite features of this look include the subtle dimension, the ability to blend her naturally dark base color, and how wearable this shade is for all skin tones!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for anyone wanting to achieve this look would be to trust the process! This photo was taken after several highlighting appointments spaced eight to ten weeks apart. Full foil highlights are among the safest ways to go from dark to light, but it takes time to build up the coverage of blonde.

I also suggest consistent trips to the salon for highlight touch-ups and a trim every six to ten weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows to keep your ends healthy and your new growth nice and bright! I typically don’t suggest foil highlights for those who consider themselves low maintenance, but this hair color and lightening technique would be great for any hair type and anyone with naturally dark hair.

To extend your time between salon visits, add a toning shampoo to your haircare regimen to keep those warm tones at bay.

Caramel Melting Into Golden Honey Tones

Caramel Melting Into Golden Honey Tones hairstyleInstagram @hairelementsgc

Q&A with style creator, Tracey
Senior Stylist @ Hair Elements in Palm Beach, QLD

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this color as caramel melting into golden honey tones. It’s a perfect color for the guest wanting to enhance natural, sunkissed hair.

I love that it uses existing depth as a starting point for this color to reduce color maintenance.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This hair color best suits a warm skin tone and eye color. It’s a playful, beachy kind of look.

To maintain the hair’s condition, I recommend a great hydrating range such as Biolage Hydrasource Shampoo and Conditioner, along with a regular moisture masque to maintain shine and elasticity. A leave-in moisturizer such as Milkshake’s Incredible Milk is also a great idea to protect the hair from the elements.

Dimensional Honey

Dimensional Honey hairstyleInstagram @britt_thomas

Q&A with style creator, Britt Thomas
Owner @ Hairitage Studio in Fleming Island, FL

How would you describe this look?

My favorite thing about this look is that it is super low maintenance. With this client, I do a root touch up and a panel balayage pull through with my excess color to give her beautiful dimension without the added cost of highlights. When her ends start to look dingy, I do a toner and she’s back to this lovely color!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style has a lot of slide cutting around her face, which is more on the oval side, so we don’t let her length get too long and drag her down. With this look, I recommend at least 10-15 minutes of style time to run a hot iron through to smooth the hair down and bump it for fabulous body (my personal favorite).

This cut has a LOT of slide cutting and point cutting layers, so the style is possible on thinner hair within reason, but would definitely require some root lifter for added volume!

Overall, this is a very simple style with beautiful results. She is complimented all the time on it, and because she is an active mother of two, that really makes her happy. She does utilize smoothing creams and heat protectants to preserve the look and spends 15 minutes styling in the morning to look salon fresh.

I recommend this cut and style for many of my clients who don’t have a lot of time to spend on their hair in the morning!

Honey Blonde Bob

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Q&A with style creator, Meaghan Andreano
Hairstylist @ Liv Salon & Color Studio in Hopkinton, MA

How would you describe this look?

This is a soft, honey blonde color. I lifted the client’s base color one shade lighter and added highlights to achieve a sunkissed, natural feel. For the cut, I did a shoulder-length bob with subtle layering for an easy-to-maintain but current style.

My favorite part of this look is its youthfulness. Over time, the hair is depleted of its natural shine and vibrancy from the overuse of chemicals, hot tools, etc. I love that this look rewinds time by restoring the hair with vibrancy and shine.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend this color to someone whose natural hair color is medium brown to blonde. Lighter hair should have dimension to achieve the most organic looking color, and adding highlights within a few shades of the base color will help to achieve that. I recommend this cut for someone looking for a low maintenance, versatile style. This length takes less time to style, but still provides a very flattering, fun and stylish look for any occasion.

For straight hair, longer textured layers are recommended. As for curly hair, I recommend shorter layers to disperse the curl and create more shape.

This look would require a visit to the salon about every five to eight weeks for a color and cut. The proper shampoo, conditioner and styling products are necessary for maintaining healthy, shiny hair, and a long-lasting vibrant color.

Dimensional Golden Honey Blonde

Dimensional Golden Honey Blonde hairstyleInstagram @pompandproper

Q&A with style creator, Jocelyn
Master Stylist @ Pomp and Proper in Vancouver, BC

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as dimensional honey blonde. My favorite thing about the color is how simple and low maintenance it is for my client.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My client needs to look professional but natural, and has a few greys at her temple to cover. She is sporty and social and takes care of herself. She naturally has dark blonde, straight hair.

My advice to a client looking for this color is that it is ideal if you are already naturally blonde and only going one level lighter than your own for the base color. It is also ideal for light grey coverage/blending. A few face framing highlights every other root touch-up brightens and adds dimension to an already beautiful tone.

A light smoothing product to add shine during your blow dry is all that is needed to show off the color and cut.

Honey Blonde Layers

Honey Blonde Layers hairstyleInstagram @laurynsylvia

Q&A with style creator, Lauryn Sylvia
Hairstylist @ J Russell Salon & Silhouette Hair Salon in Palm Desert, CA

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This honey blonde color brings out her beautiful tan and green eyes. It’s a fun short cut with short layers that gives her fine and thinning hair body and volume.

My favorite thing about her hair is how the color and the dimension gives her hair a beautifully soft and fuller look.

What products do you recommend to create and maintain this look?

For this look, I used Kevin Murphy Body.Builder mousse and MoroccanOil Strong Sairspray. I love the Design Me Puff Me spray after the blow dry to give roots beautiful lift and add some texture to the hair.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for someone with a warm skin tone. It is also a great look for fine thinning hair. My client here actually is 80% gray and loves how it grows out!

Honey Blonde Hair With Balayage

Honey Blonde Balayage hairstyleInstagram @suminleehair

Q&A with style creator, Sumin Lee
Hairstylist @ Tangelo Salon in Sacramento, CA

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a honey blonde balayage highlight and lowlight with a shadow root.

My favorite thing about it is the dimension of the lowlights and the easy grow out from the shadow root. I love it when I can do all the hard work at the salon so that the client can be lazy at home and their hair will still look fabulous.

What products do you recommend to create and maintain this look?

The easiest way to maintain any color is how and when you wash your hair. Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner and try to wash your hair only when needed. An easy way to stretch out your hair washes is to use a good dry shampoo.

For frequent highlight clients, I like to recommend doing a toning shampoo and deep conditioning treatment once a week. It always breaks my heart a little bit when a client will spend hundreds of dollars on their color but then use $5 shampoo at home and wash it all down the drain.

My personal favorites are Davines Love Smoothing for the shampoo and conditioner, R+Co Death Valley dry shampoo, Evo Waterkiller dry shampoo, Davines Hair Building Pak for the deep conditioner, and Fanola No Yellow Shampoo for the toning shampoo.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is pretty versatile and low maintenance. I personally love it for clients with a natural base level 6 or 7.  They lift to a strong yellow and it gives you the perfect base to create a honey blonde.

I think it looks best with clients with fair skin with warm undertones. Their hair tends to have more stubborn warm pigments, so it’s easier and more flattering to embrace it. Using a balayage technique makes it very low maintenance, so it’s perfect for your laid back clients who still want pretty hair.

Warm Honey Blonde Hair

Warm Honey Blonde hairstyleInstagram @reakakatie

Q&A with style creator, Katie Reaka
Hairstylist @ The Salon by Instyle in Wesley Chapel, FL

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a warm honey blonde color. My favorite thing about this look is how much dimension it has. There are so many different colors in her hair that all come together to make the overall look.

What products do you recommend to create and maintain this look?

I used Matrix Color Graphics lift and tone to create this look. To maintain the color and keep the hair healthy, I recommend Joico K-Pak Color Therapy shampoo and conditioner. I also love to use Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum to add softness and shine.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This color is warm/neutral, so it works for a wide variety of skin tones. I recommend this color to anyone who wants to add dimension and brightness to their hair. This look is especially beautiful on people with medium brown hair looking for a natural, sunkissed blonde.

The Strawberry Sweetheart

A rich, strawberry-honey blonde can be the ultimate complement to healthy, beautiful hair!

Strawberry Sweetheart Honey Blonde Long Curly Look

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This color is absolutely stunning on those who have a fair complexion and generally light eyebrows. Dark or light eyes would contrast beautifully with this color. If you like the look shown in the picture, grab your 1¼-inch curling iron and get to curling!


Keep in mind that if your hair is dark naturally, a color like this will be very hard to maintain. Ask your stylist their opinion about whether or not this color will work for you.

The Bright Base Babe

Honey can be added at your base as well as in a lowlight!

Medium Honey Blonde Bright Base Babe

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This color is perfect for those with a fair or cooler complexion. The warmth of the honey around your face will make for a nice contrast and also will make maintaining your blonde bombshell look easier if you have naturally dark hair. To achieve the look in this picture, grab your medium round brush and get to drying!


As well as adding this extra warm honey color to your roots, it could also be a nice idea to ask your stylist to pull a bit of the color through the rest of your hair in a lowlight. It will make the extra blonde pieces pop and will add another element of interest to your overall look.

The Dark Honey Hottie

This look is ideal for my blondes who want to stay in the blonde family, but are looking for a “fall” look.

Dark Honey Blonde Hottie

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This color is absolutely perfect for those with a darker complexion. All this medium to dark blonde warmth will make for a beautiful tonal mix and will really make any color of eyes pop. The other good news about this color is that it will be much easier to maintain than a platinum blonde! To get the look in this picture, grab your 1½-inch curling iron and curl your hair in large sections.


To keep your hair in optimum condition, be sure to use a color protecting shampoo and conditioner. It will keep your honey blonde hue looking fabulous!

The Caramel Crush

A light honey/caramel right next to a bright platinum blonde makes for a great combo!

Caramel Brush Blonde Contrast

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

I love this look for those with a fair complexion. The bright blonde will brighten your whole look but the honey tones will add a nice contrast and will prevent you from looking too “washed out”. For the look in this photo, bring all your hair back to a low side ponytail. Taking fairly large pieces, pin each at random using a bobby pin. Finish with a light holding spray.


Don’t be afraid to try some chunky extra platinum highlights. It will add a little extra drama to your blonde bombshell look.

The Honey Brown Bombshell

This color is perfect for those who want a lot of warmth in their hair, but don’t quite want to be light enough to have all the maintenance.

Honey Blonde Bombshell

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This color is great for those with a fair complexion. The darker color at the base will really be a beautiful contrast to lighter skin and light eyes. The darker and lighter honey tones will be easy to maintain, especially if your hair is on the darker side naturally. The short, asymmetrical cut in the photo adds another fun element to this look.


If you are feeling extra brave, ask your stylist to also add in a few bright platinum blonde pieces that peek through the darker honey colors.

The Dramatic Diva

If you want a little more drama in your hair color, this look is for you!

Dramatic Diva Chunky Blocks of Color

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

These chunkier blocks of color will complement any skin tone, but will really make light eyes pop. If you aren’t afraid of a bold color, then this should be your next look. The two colors create a lovely contrast, which is sure to make heads turn! To get the look shown here, curl each section of your hair with a 1¼-inch curling iron and then loosely pin back a section of hair around your hairline.


The maintenance on a look like this could be a little demanding if you have dark brown hair naturally. Be sure to ask your stylist what the maintenance requirements will be and how often you will have to be back in the salon touching up your roots.

The All Over Honey Hottie

Here’s a look with mostly honey tones and a few light blonde pieces mixed in…a lovely variation on the honey blonde!

All Over Honey Hottie

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This tonal mixture looks absolutely stunning on those gals with a fair to medium complexion. The warm honey hues will contrast nicely with an ashy natural skin tone, but the blonde pieces around the face will brighten up the whole look and make for a lovely contrast! To achieve the look shown here, add a little curl cream to enhance your natural curls, or grab your 1-inch curling iron and get to curling.


If you are lucky enough to have natural curls and want to enhance them a bit, I love the curl cream by Moroccan Oil. It adds plenty of moisture while giving your curls bounce and volume without making them frizzy!

The Blended Babe

Here’s a natural looking blend of honey and bright blonde that will certainly make all the other girls jealous!

Blended Honey Blonde Babe Pretty Layered Cut

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

A subtle and natural looking blend of honey and an ashier blonde are the perfect complement to any skin tone! This would be an excellent option for those with light blonde hair looking to move into a darker color for fall with less maintenance. The look shown here can be achieved by using a 1½-inch curling iron and curling the layers around your face AWAY from your face.


If you want to copy the style shown in the picture above, be sure to ask your stylist to give you some face framing layers the next time you are getting your hair cut.

The Easy Ombré

Here’s an extra easy to maintain look that will give you a little bit of honey without having to fully commit to being in the salon every eight weeks to get your roots touched up!

The Easy Honey Blonde Ombre

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This ombre color is perfect for those ladies who have a medium to darker skin tone. The dark around the face will really make your eyes pop, while the light towards the ends of your hair will offer a nice contrast to your medium to dark complexion. Grab your 1½-inch curling iron and curl in sections until the whole head is completed.


This color option has plenty of variations. You could do the top an even lighter shade of honey and the ends a bright blonde…or even darken the top another shade and keep the ends a bright honey color. The possibilities are endless, but be sure to consult your stylist about which options are possible and what works best for your hair!

The Multi Honey Maven

I love this look because all the tones are in the warm, honey and caramel family. There’s a few darker pieces, a few lighter pieces, but everything has a soft look which is easy on the maintenance factor and easy on the eyes as well!

Multi Honey Blonde Maven

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This soft and sweet color combo is perfect for those with a naturally darker hair color who want to add some brightness without having to keep up with a crazy maintenance schedule. If you like the look shown here, secure your hair in a low ponytail and gently pull out pieces to get a “messy” look. Use a wax or texture cream to define and separate the ends.


It’s very important to use a great color protecting shampoo and conditioner when lightening your hair. I love Moroccan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. It will keep your color looking as fresh and bright as the day you left the salon!

The Golden Goddess

A subtle blend of gold and a few light blonde pieces really make my heart skip a beat!

Golden Goddess Curly Look Golden Goddess Curly Look View 2

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This multi tonal hue will really make blue and green eyes pop, and it will surely be a nice contrast to a very dark complexion or a very light complexion. The look shown above is simple to create and only requires a 1-inch curling iron and some medium hold hairspray.


If you really want to take this look to the next level, ask your stylist to color the underneath sections of your hair a medium warm honey/caramel color. It will make the dimension on top really pop!

The Coppery Cutie

I love this color because it seems to have a touch of a copper tone along with some honeys and caramels…a great way to really make those blonde pieces around the face pop!

Coppery Cutie Reddish Honey Blonde Piecey Look

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

The ultra warm copper tones are sure to bring out the best in someone with a cool toned complexion. Towards the front of the face, be sure to ask your stylist to put some bright copper tones right next to a platinum, ashy blonde piece. This will make for a nice contrast and also give you plenty of brightness around your face!


This is another look that’s great if you’re looking to still stay in the blonde family but don’t want to have a ton of maintenance. It’s also a great blonde look heading into fall and winter!

The Caramel Crush

This honey blonde hue is a great option that allows for you to have a little bit of a gold tone around your face but doesn’t overpower the whole blonde bombshell look. It’s one of my favorites!

Caramel Brush Honey Blonde Bob

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This look can really complement someone with a medium complexion and any color eyes. By using a warmer color at your base and around your face, it can offer a lot of warmth to those with an ashy or cool skin tone. If you have shoulder length hair and want to rock the look shown in the picture, grab your round brush, or even your flat iron if you need it, and get to styling!


Like many of the looks in this article, this is a great option for low maintenance color.

The Highlighted Hottie

Here’s a look that’s sure to make heads turn. One thick highlight right around the face is a great way to make that gorgeous honey hue really stand out!

Highlighted Blonde Honey Look

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

This color is an awesome complement to skin tones on the cooler side. The caramel and honey tones will really add warmth, while a few bright blonde pieces right in the front will add contrast and give some dimension. The short bob shown here is perfect for those with fine to medium hair who want to gain more body and volume.


Not only does it look great, but this look can be multi functional as well! Many times, when you put a bold highlight of color right around your hairline, it can be look different depending on where you part your hair. Play with your part a little bit to see the different looks you can achieve!

The Extra Dark Honey Dame

This last look shows a darker version of honey blonde with a few light pieces around the face. It’s a great way to work with a naturally dark color and avoid obnoxious maintenance!

Extra Dark Honey Blonde Dramatic Look

Best Skin Tone and Hair Type:

I love this look for those with a more medium toned complexion. Light eyes will also be a beautiful contrast to this darker, multi dimensional mixture. If you like the look seen here, grab some mouse and accentuate your natural curls, or curl each section with a 1¼-inch curling iron, then secure everything back in a loose and low ponytail!


You and your stylist can tweak this color a bit depending on your natural color. The best thing about this whole look is the low maintenance factor!

Hopefully you have seen the vast variety of what a “honey” toned color can really mean! There are all sorts of options if you want to create a stunning, multi dimensional look that will work specifically for your hair. Just be sure to consult your stylist and find out what works best for you. No matter the season, a soft and sweet honey blonde tone is ALWAYS a great option!