22 Yummy Strawberry Blonde Hair Colors to Try Today

Are you torn between being a blonde or being a redhead? You don’t have to choose! Get inspired by these blonde and copper swirled hair coloring effects. The results are strawberry blonde stunning.

Strawberry Long Bob

Q&A with Style Creator Wendy Portillo
Hairstylist @ The Plaza Salon in Orange, CA

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

This look is a simple long bob haircut with minimal layers. It’s great for all hair types and is pretty low maintenance. I recommend coming in every eight weeks to maintain the cut and six weeks for the color. I love the versatility that this cut gives you. It looks great straight, curly/wavy, or even pulled back into a loose style.

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

I used a medium barrel curling iron for styling. The products I used to achieve this look were Damage Control (heat protectant), Smooth Infusion Style Prep (humidity defense and shine), and Air Control Hair Spray (light hold). These are all Aveda products.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

My client’s hair color is her natural color. It’s a beautiful shade for most skin types. In a nutshell, this is a beautiful low maintenance color and cut for all hair types.

Warm Tones

mid length strawberry blonde hairInstagram / @cosmofairy

Q&A with Style Creator Allie Leahy
Hairstylist @ Leigh Mason Salon in O’Fallon, MO


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

This look is very fun and flirty! My favorite thing about this look is how warm and natural it feels. It seems like so many people who sit in my chair are obsessed with these silver/ash tones, which are gorgeous by the way, but they take so much work to achieve and maintain. This look is literally effortless for natural warm tones. I love being able to embrace a client’s own beauty in a world that is constantly pushing trends of colors outside that natural realm. Embrace your warm toned light fragments!

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

Personally, I always recommend Paul Mitchell products before any other line. Paul Mitchell is my absolute favorite line because there is literally something for every hair type. This particular look was completed using a Paul Mitchell Color XG and DPL balayage, as well as Paul Mitchell styling products to finish the look.

I did the blow out with Awaphui Styling Treatment Oil and emulsified with Fast Form (a soft blow dry cream). Then, I used a flat iron for soft diffused curls and sprayed it with Super Clean Extra, which is a medium hold hairspray. If anyone feels they are having trouble achieving the effortless/tousled curl look, I would consider the products being used both pre and post blow dry. Having a good variety of products is so important and really makes all the difference!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

If you are looking for low maintenance, this particular color palette is ideal for those who fall into a naturally warm hair color base. The idea behind balayage is to keep your hair looking lived in, but polished. If you are considering balayage, it’s important to remember that the less you fight your raw natural beauty, the less maintenance you’ll need!

Strawberry Copper  Combo

dark strawberry blonde hairInstagram / @staceybaxterhair

Q&A with Style Creator Stacey Baxter
Master Stylist @ Maison de Cheveux in New Orleans, LA


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

This is a golden copper base with a brighter copper in the lowlights. The balayage highlights for the blonde are concentrated around her face and the top. For the haircut, I used my feather razor to give her long bob with some movement.

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

For styling these messy beach waves, I used R+Co’s Grid to protect against heat and help hold the style. I also used a spray of R+Co’s Foil for added shine and protection against humidity. I love L’Oréal Professional’s copper hues for the color. We used Redken Shades to gloss over her balayage.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this hair color for anyone wanting a strawberry blonde tone in their hair! This is an especially great look on anyone with fair skin and pink undertones. The beauty of balayage is that it’s lower maintenance. My client will come in to get her roots retouched every six weeks, but the balayage will look great even as it grows out!

Strawberry Champagne

pink highlights in blonde hairInstagram / @aubreyartistry

Q&A with Style Creator Aubrey Smith
Hairstylist @ Salon Bella Vi in Plymouth, MI


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

I would describe this look as a dimensional golden blonde with pink or rose gold accents. My favorite thing is that it’s a subtle way to rock a fashion color while still having a natural look.

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

I used Redken Flashlift and Redken City Beats with Olaplex to achieve this color. Olaplex is key when going lighter to keep the hair in good health. I recommend Olaplex Step 3 for a take home treatment, as well as Kevin Murphy Angel Wash and Rinse which gently cleanses the hair for maximum color retention.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

While getting there can be more or less difficult depending on your current color, this look will work for all hair types and skin tones! The balance of cooler pink tones and warm golden tones in the hair color make it universally flattering. This look does require regular maintenance, so book those salon visits to keep your hair looking its best!

Just a Hint of Strawberry Blonde

hints of strawberry blonde in hairInstagram / @mooreunikahair

Q&A with Style Creator Nika Forsythe
Hairstylist – Hair by Nika @ Rebel Rebel Hair Salon in Oceanside, CA


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

This look features ginger tones with hints of strawberry blonde that are reminiscent of the timeless beauty, Rita Hayworth. It’s one of my favorites because it integrates a vintage classic bob with a modern shadowed root.

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

As an artist with L’Oreal Professionnel, I would cleanse and condition with the Lumino Contrast from the Serie Expert line. It replenishes lost proteins without weighing the hair down. Hair is left to feel soft to the touch, and highlights are brilliantly accentuated with radiant shine. Next I would apply the Tecni Art Sleek and Swing Dual Styler to damp hair before blow drying. This will give natural movement and provide anti-humidity, anti-frizz and heat protection.

To finish the look I used Tecni Art Lumi Controle, a nourishing wax that gives flexible hold, definition, protects the color from sun damage, and adds shine. It creates an iridescent finish that will reflect light and emphasize the hues, while also taming flyaways. I would also recommend returning to the salon every six weeks for a glossing and cut.

What type of client would you recommend this look for? 

I would recommend this style for women with fine to medium textured hair. This color compliments those with fair skin, much like Emma Roberts or Connie Britton. This versatile look can be worn by business professionals, busy moms, or young trend-setting fashionistas. This look also pairs perfectly with the rose gold and/or dusty rose fashion that is currently trending.

Dimensional

long strawberry blonde hair with curlsInstagram / @lesleylou1017

Q&A with Style Creator Lesley Mahla
Senior Stylist @ Studio & Co Salon in Baltimore, MD


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

This is a dimensional strawberry blonde with a few pops of pink. My favorite part of this look is the blend of the strawberry blonde with the subtle hints of pink! They just melt well together.

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

To reduce fading, I recommend only washing three to four times per week with a sulfate-free shampoo like J Beverly Hills Everyday shampoo and conditioner. Dry shampoo is a must on the days of not shampooing and my favorite is Moroccan Oil Dry shampoo.

When styling, dry hair with a little Moroccan Oil. Wave hair with a Babyliss Pro 1 1/4-inch curling iron, then softly brush the wave out with a flat brush and spray Moroccan Oil hairspray to set the hair

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This color suits fair to light/medium skin tones.

Sunkissed Strawberries

curly strawberry blonde hairInstagram / @dccupps

Q&A with Style Creator Christina Cupps
Hairstylist @ Tiffany’s Hair Spa in Clarksville, TN


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

This is a strawberry blonde with pride or golden blonde balayage highlights for that more natural, sun-kissed appearance. My favorite thing about it is that it is more on the natural side of red. I feel like a lot of people think of red as like “the little mermaid hair” and they forget how beautiful a copper or strawberry can look.

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

For the color we used Kuene Color. For maintaining, I would definitely recommend ColorProof Moisture shampoo and conditioner. For styling we used the anti-frizz serum from ColorProof, as well as their anti-aging primer keep everything nice and soft. We curled it with a 1-inch curling iron, then used a texturizing fiber while running fingers through it to loosen up those curls for a soft and romantic finish.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this look for someone with a yellow undertone in their skin because it brings out the warmth. This color will also make green eyes or blue eyes really pop! Someone with natural red undertones could be a little bit leery of this look, only because it might bring extra attention to those red tones.

Sunkissed Strawberry

Q&A with style creator, Kasey Granger
Hairstylist & Owner @ Artform Salon in Owosso, MI


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

This is a sunkissed strawberry blonde. I love that it looks like the sun did this to her hair, making it a really low maintenance color. Because it is a rooty, lived-in look, it’s going to still look great in a couple months.

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

If you are not a natural strawberry shade, or even if you are and want to enhance it, you could try Pravana Nevo Color Enhancer in Brilliant Cooper to keep the strawberry color from washing away! My client has naturally beautiful curly hair, but sometimes she likes to tame it down. I used Lazer Straight by Unite to blow her out, and then loosely curled her with a one-inch curling iron. Finish by adding a little shine serum and shake it out a bit!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This color would work well on fair skin tones or on anyone who loves and wants to try it! The highlights are applied using a balayage technique, which grows out seamlessly and perfect for a low maintenance person. If you need a base color applied (to cover gray or just your personal preference), it can be easily touched up whenever needed with the highlights still looking beautiful!

Rose Blonde

Rose Blonde hairstyleInstagram @alexnliggett

Q&A with style creator, Alexandria Liggett
Independent Stylist @ Studio BK in Clarksburg, WV


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

I would describe this color as a rose strawberry blonde. It’s a great combination of gold, copper and red. I love the loose waves and beachy texture.

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

In order to create these loose waves, I recommend a medium-sized wand and texture spray. My favorites are Joico Hair Shake or AG Dry Wax.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is more high maintenance, so it is definitely for the client that doesn’t mind coming into the salon every six weeks. I would recommend light to medium skin tones with warm undertones.

Strawberry Highlights

Strawberry Highlights hairstyleInstagram @abbyatallegory

Q&A with style creator, Abby Martin
Master Hairstylist @ Allegory Salon in Fort Collins, CO


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

I typically think of strawberry blonde as a subtle but noticeable color. It is basically blonde with some red and even copper tones to it. My favorite thing about strawberry blonde is that everyone has a different idea of what the actual shade is. It’s always fun to consult and create whether it’s a more vibrant intense tone or a soft and settle tone.

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

I use color.me by Kevin Murphy and I like to mix gold copper and sometimes even a pink violet together. Again, depending on what shade of strawberry blonde the client wants, that can change very easily. A color-safe shampoo is also crucial to maintain this color. My favorite is hydrate.me by Kevin Murphy because Colorado has a very dry climate!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this color to any client who loves being blonde but wants to take the next step to doing something a little different. I recommend to coming into the salon every six to eight weeks to keep the color looking vibrant. That being said, someone who isn’t necessarily low maintenance when it comes to their hair is ideal for this look. Skin tone is important, but again, strawberry blonde is something that can be customized to that!

Rosy Dimension

Q&A with style creator, Shannon Lauritsen
Hairstylist @ Dandelion Salon in Nashville, TN


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

My best and most simple description of this look is “golden blonde with rosy dimension.” The base is a very natural looking level 8 golden blonde, and I used a peachy mixture of vivids to paint in the rose gold dimension. My favorite way to execute a pastel or vivid color is to paint it in the hair as if it happened there naturally, and that is what I love so much about this particular look.

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

The most important thing to know about strawberry, rose and pastel colors is that they fade fast. It’s just the nature of the color. That being said, you can very easily maintain rose gold at home with the right tools. I highly recommended having your stylist mix up a custom bottle of EVO Fabuloso Toning Conditioner for you to take home. You will be able to maintain your look as needed with no harsh chemicals and it will only take about 20 minutes.

Now for styling, I can’t get enough of texturizing products. Good looking hair always starts with healthy hair, so make sure you are conditioning and protecting your hair from heat styling and sun. For this I highly recommend Unite’s 7 Seconds leave-in conditioner. Have fun with texturizing products and don’t be afraid to make a little mess. My current favorites are Unite’s Texturiza and R+Co’s Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is going to work best for those with a natural level 7 hair or lighter because you don’t want to be fighting any red or orange with this process. The exact tone of your rose can vary depending on skin tone. Here, I went for a peachy/strawberry tone that looks so rich with her porcelain skin. Depending on your skin tone, you may want more violet in your formula. Roses come in all sorts of beautiful colors. I always remind my clients that the inspiration image is just that and they are going to get their version of the look, custom and fitting for you!

Rooty Strawberry Balayage

Rooty Strawberry Balayage hairstyleInstagram @hairbyjoec

Q&A with style creator, Joe Charlton
Hairstylist @ Parlour in Cincinnati, OH


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

I would describe this look as a long square lob with texture and internal layering. My favorite thing about it is the movement that you get from internally layering so you don’t need a lot of surface layering! The color would be a very rooty strawberry blonde balayage. I love the low maintenance that this color offers. It only needs a toner ever so often, and can grow almost indefinitely.

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

I would start by prepping the hair with an oil or leave in such as Davines Oi Oil for a frizz-free, shiny finish. Davines Your Hair Assistant blow dry primer helps quicken dry time and creates a seamless canvas before you use a large barrel curling iron in alternating directions. Break the curls up vigorously with your fingers and pull up at the root while applying Davines Dry Texturizer Spray to midshafts and ends!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Look for warmth in someone’s skin tone to pull off the strawberry. A lot of people can do it, so this is for the girl that likes low maintenance as far as color placement. My client has natural reds in her natural color, so we glaze her to enhance that every few months.

Subtle Strawberry

Q&A with style creator, Erika Gingrich
Master Colorist @ High Fidelity Hair in East Vancouver, B.C.


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

This look is a very soft and subtle statement. Sometimes less is more, and that is my favorite thing about it. Right now everyone is going too loud with bright intense colors, and we have forgotten the beauty in the simple things.

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

Goldwell is always my go-to color line. For this color, I used Goldwell Colorance 25 mls 10n and 5mls 9kg. Soft Color is an at home color maintenance mousse that delivers a soft amount of pigment while leaving your hair super soft and shiny.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This warm blonde will look best on olive/lighter skin tones. Unfortunately, if the client has a lot of blemishes this color will not be flattering as the warm copper tones will add to the red in the skin.

The client also has to be ready for some at home maintenance. Use the Goldwell Soft Color once every two to four weeks. Depending on how often they wash their hair, this process at home can take about 20 minutes, but can be done while relaxing. This color looks great on all hair types from curly to straight, thick to thin.

Natural Strawberry Balayage

Natural Strawberry Balayage hairstyleInstagram @sevange_styles

Q&A with style creator, Sarah Marshall
Junior Hair Stylist & Make-up @ Artist Susan Matthew Salon Spa in Ivyland, PA


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

I would describe this look as a natural looking strawberry blonde balayage. My favorite part about it is the client’s natural color. I love re heads!

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

I recommended Colorproof Super Plump shampoo and conditioner to help maintain her color and assist with volume. I also recommended Colorproof Anti-aging Genius Prime to use as a heat protectant and also help protect and maintain the color.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Balayage is a great style for anyone! I love any type of balayage because it is great for the client who does not or cannot always keep up with their color. The busy mom, the overworked business woman, college students, etc. are all perfect candidates for balayage. We always joke that everyone who works in our salon has a balayage look because we don’t have time for our own hair!

Strawberry Radiance

Instagram @korielance

Q&A with style creator, Korie Lance
Hairstylist & Salon Owner @ The Mae in Indianapolis, IN


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

This look is sunkissed strawberry radiance at its finest! I’m obsessed with how naturally beautiful the color looks and the way the highlights pop and blend at the same time. Seamless, effortless, yet boldly beautiful!

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

I recommend using Oribe Beautiful Color Shampoo to maintain the richness and depth of the color and Gold Lust Conditioner to moisturize and restore the highlighted ends. They need moisture! I also recommend Oribe Dry Texture spray to give clean or second-day hair a tousled, sexy texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is for someone who has natural warm undertones to their hair and skin. Look at the eyes. If you see warm flecks, then you can rock this look! Length is the key for beautiful dimension, but this look will work on any density of hair. It’s great for someone who doesn’t want to be in the salon every four to six weeks because this kind of look can be stretched out. It is truly a low maintenance beauty!

Chocolate Strawberry

Q&A with style creator, Kim Vogt
Hair Designer @ Neroli Salon and Spa in Glendale, WI


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

My favorite thing about this look is that it was only the second time she has colored her hair. Here we enhanced the brightness a little more since she was now comfortable coloring her hair. She was ready to liven things up and feel younger after feeling drab about her natural color. This was such a great change for her and she is excited about her future services. Her confidence and excitement was amazing!.

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

I recommend Aveda Color Conserve products. The shampoo, conditioner and daily color protect will ensure long lasting color and vibrancy. The Pure Abundance Style Prep will give great lift for fine hair without feeling heavy.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Strawberry tones look amazing on porcelain/fair skin tones and really make blue eyes pop! On this guest, we wanted to enhance her features and still give a natural look.

Strawberry Twist

Strawberry Twist hairstyleInstagram @hairbykrystin

Q&A with style creator, Krystin Wolf
Hairstylist @ Green Tangerine Spa and Salon in Foxboro, MA


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

I would describe this look as strawberry blonde with a twist! My favorite thing about this look is the subtlety of it. It’s a very soft look. I’m all about the natural!

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

I recommend a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to keep the color fresh. For styling purposes, I used and would recommend Bumble and bumble Thickening Mousse to get a nice voluminous blowout with some hold. This look was curled with a 1 1/4-inch curling iron. Finish the style off with Bumble and bumble Dryspun finish spray to add some hold and texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this look for someone who is looking to spice things up and add a little fun to their hair, but doesn’t want to commit to something crazy. The particular client I did this look on has pretty light hair naturally (about a level 8), and I would recommend it for someone with level 7 or lighter. The color works really well on fairer toned ladies. This client comes in every 12 weeks and it fades out beautifully on her.

Golden Apricot

Golden Apricot hairstyleInstagram @tay_doesmyhair

Q&A with style creator, Taylor Green
Hairstylist @ Fire Fly in Derry, NH


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

I would describe this look as golden apricot blonde. My favorite thing about the color is the warmth. It works with and not against the natural warmth of her hair, and the golden highlights are just a bolder, more accentuated version of her natural golden highlights.

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

To maintain this look, a great color-safe sulfate-free shampoo is awesome, but a color depositing shampoo such as Gemlites Strawberry Blonde would be even better. I would use the L’Oréal Mythic Oil Mask once a week to combat dryness and add moisture and shine.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is a great alternative for super light blondes looking for a change, but who will also eventually want to go back to light blonde. This is also an idea for someone who has very dark hair and wants to eventually get to light blonde. This look is a great target color for the in between phase. It’s best for medium to thick hair, and the maintenance is the same as your typical hair color. This look us best for naturally neutral-warm tones because the contrast when grown out looks off with naturally cooler toned regrowth.

Sunkissed Strawberry

Q&A with style creator, Erin McGrath
Hairstylist & Owner @ Blackbird Salon in The woodlands, TX


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

I would describe this look as a sunkissed strawberry blonde. My favorite thing about this look is how natural the colors came out. The color is a bit darker at the root with some natural highlights toward the ends, giving it a very low maintenance and summery feel.

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

This client’s hair is very thick and actually pretty curly. I would recommend an oil with a heat protectant to help smooth out the hair. We went through with a boar bristle round brush and used a lot of tension to get a smoother look. Always use a heat protectant when using heat to avoid any damage or drying out the ends!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this look for someone with a fair skin tone and lighter eyes. Anyone that grew up with natural strawberry tones already living in the hair would be able to pull this look off easily.

This is more of a low maintenance type color. She came in with a good bit of regrowth and had used box color on her hair so it was a couple of different shades of blonde. I went through with highlights and lowlights to break up the banding and went back in after with a root shade to blend out any lines and the old demarcation line. She was left with a low maintenance color that should grow out very soft.

Soft Strawberry

Soft Strawberry hairstyleInstagram @lizziebs3.hair

Q&A with style creator, Elisabeth Simpson
Advanced Stylist & Educator @ Stephen and Burns Salon and Spa in Burlington, VT


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

This look was achieved by softly painting Aveda color on a natural blonde guest. I love that there are no solid lines and it gives a little pop of color without being a drastic change with high maintenance.

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

The look was done using Aveda color, so I recommend using the Aveda Color Conserve shampoo and conditioner  and Daily Color Protect to preserve and prevent color fading.

Red colors typically fade faster, so I recommend shampooing less and using cooler water to rinse.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for someone that wants a change without the commitment of upkeep. Because it is not applied near the scalp and is only a change in tone, it will grow out well and can be maintained one to three times per year if desired. It is a shade that works best with naturally fair skinned and lighter haired guests.

Elegant Strawberry Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Claire Major
Mobile Hairdresser @ Mobile Hair by Claire in Leicester, England


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

I love this look because it gives subtle tones rather than a full head block of color. The strawberry blonde is not overpowering, giving an elegant and subtle overall color.

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

To achieve this look, I used the new BlondeMe range by Schwarzkopf. When the client first came to me she had brunette hair, so I gradually lightened the hair with full head highlights (lowest peroxide possible, left to lighten the hair without breaking it). I performed this twice over three weeks followed by a strawberry toner, making sure it was left on for the correct amount of time to achieve the color required. The client now comes back to have a toner every other week, however, there is a toner spritz within the range that can be sold to clients to keep the color in between visits.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this look for clients who don’t mind regular maintenance to keep the strawberry tones in the hair. I think most hair types would achieve and suit this look, however, the strawberry tones would differ from client to client depending on the hair color/type.

This look wouldn’t suit a client who doesn’t spend much time on their hair. It also would not suit a client who spends a lot of the time in the gym and/or washes their hair more than three times per week as the color is likely to fade a lot faster with each wash.

Strawberry Highlights

Strawberry Highlights hairstyleInstagram @stylistmermaid

Q&A with style creator, Candice Michalowski
Stylist/Colorist @ Floyd’s 99 Barbershop in Colorado Springs, CO


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

I would describe this look as a natural blonde with light strawberry highlights.

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

The products I used to achieve this style on her were Paul Mitchell Hydro Whip and It’s a 10 leave-in conditioner. I also blow dried her hair with a round brush.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hairstyle is for a woman on the go. Even thought it isn’t quite as short as a pixie cut, this cut is still so easy to style and go. This haircut is great for fine to thick hair, but not curly hair. Light skin to medium skin colors will be flattered by the golden and red tones in the hair.