53 Top Blonde Hair Color Ideas in 2024

Avery Hunt
Avery Hunt Hair Colorist

Who knew blonde hair color could have so many shades and styles? From ashy tones to honey balayage highlights, the options are almost endless. To make choosing a blonde shade easier, I’ve collected photos of the trendiest ways women are rocking blonde hairstyles.

💡 Key Things to Know First

  • If you want to have blonde hair and are naturally dark, make sure you have time to commit because it requires frequent maintenance.
  • Blonde hair colors work best for olive undertones.
  • When picking a tone, a good general rule to follow is to choose the opposite of your skin’s undertone.
  • To maintain your blonde hair, use purple shampoo. The milk_shade brand is one of my favorite purple shampoos due to its potency.

Before your next hair color appointment, check out these pictures of the best blonde hair colors!

Inspiring Icy Blonde Hair Color

#1: Inspiring Icy Blonde Hair

The ash-blonde color has a cool, icy tone and is a perfect way to blend your roots as you start to grey.

#2: Barbie Blonde with Root Smudge

Thanks to the trend set by Barbie, many people are trying to incorporate her signature blonde hair into their style without damaging their natural hair. Try out the Barbie blonde hair with a nuanced root smudge. This is an easy method to add brightness to your hair without extra upkeep.

Darker Blonde Tones for Long Hair

#3: Darker Blonde Tones for Long Hair

If you prefer a light look but don’t want to color all your long hair, there’s a solution. Ask your stylist to use darker blonde tones for your long hair.

#4: Baby Blonde Hair Color

Baby blonde hair is a feminine shade for cool skin tones. This hair color represents the hue of a typical toddler’s hair. This hair starts as a bright color but gently darkens over time, with the ends retaining a lighter tone.

#5: Youthful Rose Gold Blonde Hair

Rose gold blonde hair is very wearable. The blonding can be done with a mix of balayage and a baby foiling technique and glazing in a pinky rose gold blonde hair color.

#6: Luscious Caramel Blonde

Lowlights and dark tips make a blonde hairstyle more dimensional, creating a luscious caramel blonde shade.

#7: Luxurious Golden Blonde

A thick, wavy coat of golden blond hair deserves only the most luxurious tones.

#8: Statement-Making Ashy Blonde

If you love blonde hair colors but want to explore more variation, this ashy blonde tone is the color for you.

#9: Bright & Soft Blonde Waves

This beach blonde hair is perfect for ladies with dark hair color looking for a change.

#10: Dreamy Silver Blonde Hair

A silver blonde look is dream hair!

#11: Light Golden Blonde Hair with Wispy Bangs

Your hair will sparkle with light golden blonde hair with wispy bangs. Blonde and honey hues warm your face and make your hair sparkle and shine. Golden tones are the way to go if you want super shiny locks. Gold tones are light reflective and will make you glow.

#12: Creamy Blonde on Medium-Length Hair

Creamy vanilla blonde on mid-length hair creates an awesome look.

Neutral Blonde with Face-Framing Highlights

#13: Neutral Blonde with Face-Framing Highlights

Freshen up your locks with a neutral blonde hair color and face-framing highlights. A natural color shade like this is easily obtained when your natural roots are lighter. Face-framing highlights are perfect for women looking to brighten their complexion and have a dramatic pop of color right in the front.

#14: Layered Pixie with a Medium Blonde Shade

Go with a medium blonde shade and add some warm highlights. This shade is just the perfect complement to a layered pixie.

#15: Cool-Toned Blonde on Pixie Bob Hair

Ask for a cool-toned blonde on pixie bobbed hair for your next adorable trending color. For those with finer hair, a pixie bob can add much volume. Blonde shades compliment a short style and add a statement with just a small amount of product.

#16: Bronde Balayage and Beach Waves

Get beautiful dimensions with a bronde hair color paired with beach waves. Balayage blonde hairstyles look natural and have multi-dimensional tones. Your mane will appear brighter and lusher. Ask your stylist for a natural-looking bronde balayage to keep your locks low-maintenance and fresh.

#17: Dimensional Light Blonde and Brown Tones

Dimensional light blonde and brown tones look so beautiful on any skin color.

#18: Dark Roots with Vanilla Cream Highlights

Dark roots with vanilla creamy highlights are perfect for women that want white blonde hair but need to be in the salon less often. Inspired by vanilla bean, this lovely hue is a very light shade of cool neutral.

#19: Rich and Cool Beige Blonde Color

Ask for a rich and cool beige blonde color for a stunning Hollywood style. Flattering on almost anyone, a beige tone is the perfect neutral color.

#20: Brunette Lob with Glossy Blonde Highlights

Try a modern yet classic brunette lob with glossy blonde highlights. Beautiful on fine to medium hair, highlights add a unique contrast that is just as chic as a balayage style.

#21: Super Chic Platinum Blonde Hair

To keep it interesting, go for a long platinum blonde hair color and do soft curls to reflect shine. If you need extra inspiration, know that Emma Stone transformed her red hair to this perfect shade of platinum white blonde, and it’s super chic!

#22: Stunning Honey Blonde Highlights

Honey blonde highlights are an excellent choice for women with sun-kissed medium skin tones. Honey blonde is an amazing mix of brown and blonde hair. This makes it a great color if you want something not overly dramatic but noticeable.

#23: Subtle Dishwater Blonde Waves

Dishwater blonde hair is a mix between a very subtle blonde and an extremely light brown.

#24: Baby Blonde Color with a Buttery Undertone

Baby blonde hair color is very close in shade to platinum, but with a little more buttery undertone. This is a great all-over color if you’re trying to appear naturally younger but not in the sense of blending grays. This is great if you prefer to avoid seeing extremely bright/light hues of color. If paired with darker hair, this color can create extremely high dimensions.

#25: Dimensional Dirty Blonde Hair

Dirty blonde hair is a medium-level blonde with a hint of brown in the toner. This specific shade is great if you have a warmer skin tone. This color creates a beautiful single movement in darker hair and dimension in naturally lighter hair.

#26: Natural-Looking Honey Blonde

Honey blonde is a beautiful mix of golden blonde and a touch of brown.

#27: Popular Light Strawberry Blonde Hair

Light strawberry blonde hair has become a popular choice for women’s hair color. This controlled warmth gives fair and medium complexions a golden glow and can further enhance eye color. You can customize it with more red, coppers, or golden blonde hues.

#28: Radiant Bleached Blonde with Lowlights

Make your blonde hair shade even more radiant by adding lowlights in several places. This results in a dimensional effect with additional beige blonde hues. Adding lowlights is a great way to bring life to hair color that has taken on a washed-out, dull appearance.

#29: Gradient Blonde for Brunettes

Transitioning from a dark base to lighter ends adds a beautiful dimension for brunettes. Lighter ends are a great way to get the feel of being blonde without all the commitment.

#30: Peach-y Blonde Hue

A full highlight with a beautiful peachy tint gives a woman a blonde shade that is neither warm nor cool.

#31: Wearable Chestnut Blonde Hair

Chestnut is the perfect shade for women who like their blonde hair but want to venture out to a darker side. Adding in chestnut or a brown lowlights is a great first step when making your blonde slightly darker.

#32: Ravishing Dark Blonde

Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, but for this soft dark blonde hair color, you won’t get mistaken for anything less than ravishing. Going for this color is ideal to lighten up your natural brown hair. With this balayage effect, you will have a beautiful, low-maintenance style.

#33: Low-Maintenance Champagne Blonde

Try a stunning champagne blonde with a shadow root for a low maintenance look. This allows you to go months instead of weeks between visits without losing the brightness every blonde wants. Don’t be afraid of warmth, as going with an ash blonde can make your hair color appear darker. You need gold to reflect light, so often, the ash blonde appears darker because they do not reflect light.

#34: Hand-Painted Golden Highlights

This beautiful golden blonde balayage has hand-painted blonde highlights.

#35: Polished Gold Blonde

Ash, silver, and cool blonde hairstyles are popular, but this golden tone is stunning and glowing.

#36: Healthy-Looking Strawberry Blonde

Strawberry blonde hair is meant to draw on your natural undertones and give an ethereal glow.

#37: Creamy Butter Blonde Hair Color

A butter creamy blonde bombshell without waves looks natural with such a dark base because it has so much dimension.

#38: Long and Straight Sleek Blonde Hair

Long and straight blonde balayage hair looks best as a heavy balayage.

warm blonde toned hair

#39 Casual Warm Blonde Tone

This hairstyle features soft, warm blonde tones with loose, natural waves and wispy bangs. Ideal for medium to thick hair, the long length and layers add volume and movement. The light golden blonde hue brightens the face, making it perfect for those with fair skin tones looking to add a touch of warmth. One benefit is its ability to add a sun-kissed glow without much upkeep. However, if you have naturally dark hair, the light color may require more frequent salon visits to maintain.

#40: Sun-Kissed Vanilla Blonde Hair

Go for a vanilla blonde hair color that’s natural and sun-kissed. Balayage is for women who like a more natural and low-maintenance look. When you get highlights, the re-growth is a more solid line. At the same time, a balayage has a softer blend that doesn’t go right to the root, enabling a more natural grow-out.

#41: Gorgeous Ash Blonde Curls

A soft caramel to ash blonde highlighted ombré is created using a micro foiling technique through the root to the mid-length area. Then, freehand lightened from the mid-lengths to the ends.  A light ash blonde hair is well suited to a warm skin tone (yellow/golden/peach undertone).

#42: Rooted & Bright Blonde

This is a rooted, soft, bright blonde on a short bob haircut. Even on a pixie cut dyed with this color, the result will still look awesome!

#43: Remarkable Buttery Blonde

Try a beautiful buttery blonde hair color.

#44: Natural-Looking Blonde Balayage

Go for a natural-looking blonde balayage with a little dimension. The best thing about this look is its low-maintenance hairstyle, yet it always looks new and fresh. It’s also recommended if you want that natural but sun-kissed look!

#45: Shiny & Luminous Balayage Blonde

The dark roots get a splash of light from golden blonde balayage, making your tresses shiny and luminous. Going for a balayage technique allows you to space out your color appointments.

#46: Seamless Light Blonde with Heavy Foils

This look is for you if you can’t let go of that light blonde hair achieved by heavy foils but also want an easy maintenance color. This technique of babylights and babylows provides bright pops of blonde with a little dimension. Doing a small smudge of the dark roots will soften the foil lines and allow your hair to grow out seamlessly.

#47: Textured Blonde Balayage with Dark Roots

A rooty blonde balayage has dimension and texture and is created via hand-painting balayage. This is great if you want that sun-kissed look without being in the sun all summer. Since it’s a grown-out rooty look, it’s easy for you to maintain for more than four to six weeks. It’s an excellent look for full, thick hair, as color is used to break up the thickness with depth and dimension.

#48: Trendy Blonde Bangs

Adding bangs to blonde hair colors is super trendy. Products are essential to maintain your hair after you leave the salon. To keep your blonde strands at home, use Davines Alchemic Silver shampoo to help cancel out any brassy tones you may get from washing.

#49: Rooty Blonde Babylights and Foilayage

Consider a rooty blonde with babylights and foilayage through your entire head. When it grows out, your hair will blend nicely with your natural base and could last months if maintained properly.

#50: Yummy Butterscotch Blonde

Butterscotch blonde hair color has hints of honey blonde tones. Everything takes time if you want it done right, so first, please talk about your level of maintenance with your stylist. Also, when lightening your hair, you want to make sure you go at a slow pace to maintain the integrity of your hair.

#51: Very Popular Ice White Blonde Hair

This is the ice white/platinum blonde tint that everyone is dying for right now! The best thing about it is the light pieces that seem almost glowing. Many women wait until summer to go lighter, but with this look being so icy, it’s also perfect for winter. I think you should use purple shampoo to help prevent the tone from turning yellow. Also, use a heat protectant and oil because lifting your hair to that level can be highly damaging.

#52: Head-Turning Sandy Blonde

This sandy blonde hair color is a grainier and more ashy shade of blonde. The beauty of this color is the softness it creates and can brighten your pale skin tone. The darker root keeps you from being too washed out.

#53: Customized Mushroom Blonde

Mushroom blonde hair colors are quickly becoming extremely popular, with no sign of fading soon. Mushroom tones are more neutral cool tones without being overly ashy. Mushroom blonde can work with any skin tone and can be customized with any hair texture.

Commonly Asked Questions:

  • There are many different shades of blonde hair ranging from dark blonde to light blonde and warm blonde to cool blonde. Ash Blonde and smoky blonde have cooler blue undertones to rid the hair of any warmth, whereas golden blonde and strawberry blonde have hints of gold and red to help complement warmer skin tones. Knowing your skin tone, eye color, and skin undertone will help you to choose the best and most complementary shade of blonde for you.

  • Blonde hair is a recessive gene. If both parents are blonde, there is a very strong chance that their child will have blonde hair. If one parent is a brunette and one is blonde, it is more likely that the child will have brunette hair. If both parents are brunette it’s more likely that their child will be a brunette as well unless they carry blonde alleles in their DNA, then they have a small chance of having a blonde child.

  • Blonde hair is more likely to turn white than grey. People don’t actually get “grey” hair, but rather a mix of their natural and white which gives the illusion of grey or salt and pepper in the hair. Blonde hair naturally has less pheomelanin in it to give it color, so it doesn’t take as long to lose melanin and turn white. Natural Blondes will usually see white hairs at a younger age than brunettes or redheads.

  • Blonde hair strands are thinner compared to other hair colors. Although blondes have thinner hair, they actually tend to have a higher scalp density. Non-blondes tend to have around 100,000 strands of hair, while blondes have around 140,000. So even though the actual strands are thinner, it doesn’t always mean that the hair looks thin.

  • Blonde, like all colors, turns white as you age. Your hair color is made up of two types of melanin; eumelanin and pheomelanin, which are made by melanocytes. As you get older, the melanocytes stop producing as much melanin and you lose the color in your hair. Blondes tend to go first due to the fact that they have the lowest amount of melanin in their hair to give it color.

  • There is a perfect shade of blonde for everyone. There is no one shade of blonde that is better than another, but there is a shade of blonde that suits specific skin tones, undertones, and eye colors. Ash-blonde, smokey blonde, and beige blonde tend to suit paler, more pink skin tones. Golden blonde, caramel blonde, and strawberry blonde tend to suit warm, golden skin tones. Finding your skin tone and undertone is a huge advantage to finding your perfect blonde.

  • Being naturally blonde is pretty rare. Redheads are the rarest, but blondes are a close second. Although natural blondes are rare, one in three women dye their hair to look blonde. Blonde hair is a recessive gene, which makes it less likely to occur and makes it rare.

  • Blondes lose more hair than other hair colors. People with lighter hair have more hair density per square inch. On average, 7% of your hair is shedding per day, so if you have a higher density of hair on your head, you will lose more hair. The average amount of hair loss is 100 hairs per day.