41 Fresh Honey Blonde Hair Color Ideas Trending in 2024

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Honey blonde hair colors
Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Honey blonde hair is a blend of dark and warm blonde with light brown. The rich blonde hair color gets its name by having a similar hue as real honey made by honey bees. This is a great hair color because it compliments nearly every skin tone.

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 multiple dimensions and make each tone pop. If you want to switch up your hairstyle and color and look for some inspiration, add a bit of a warm honey tone.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these gorgeous photos of honey blonde hair colors!

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#1: Natural Honey Blonde Balayage

Honey blonde hair color is a great choice if you have blue eyes and warm undertones in your skin. The warm shade will flatter your skin while bringing attention to those beautiful baby blues! Try a natural blonde & honey balayage. Often, warm tones in your skin (reds, yellows) work well with warm tones in your hair (caramel honey). The technique is key, and going to a stylist trained to make a smooth and subtle blend up into the root will get you the best results.

Sexy Honey Blonde Tones on Long Hair
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#2: Honey Blonde Tones on Long Hair

If you have naturally dark, long hair, honey-blonde tones are a perfect way to introduce blonde hues. The honey-blonde hue can be achieved by using a teasy highlight technique. This technique involves teasing the hair in small highlighted sections and softly lightening these areas. Try the teasy highlight method for a more rooted or soft look.

Layered hair with honey blonde balayage highlights
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#3: Layered Hair with Balayage Highlights

This multi-dimensional balayage is a beautiful mix of honey blonde highlights and a warm brown base. These golden highlights should be hand-painted and blended for a sun-kissed and natural look. Hand-painted highlights create a blended dimension without the demarcation lines from foil highlights. Adding a shadow root, typically closer to your natural color, will give you even more longevity between color appointments. These warm honey blonde strands reflect light and complement most skin tones, especially a fair skin tone.

Dark Brown to Yummy Honey Blonde Ombre
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#4: Dark Brown to Yummy Honey

If you want to experiment with shades of honey blonde before fully committing, go for it. The lowest-impact ways would be as an ombré, like the photo above. Try a dark brown to honey blonde melt for a unique and beautiful blend. It’s best to ask your stylist if you can lighten your hair and keep its integrity. Be sure to bring an image to your next appointment for reference. This beautiful warm honey blonde ombre hair is great for almost any skin color.

Grey Covering Honey Blonde Hair Color for Older Women
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#5: Grey Covering for Older Women

Look instantly chic and younger with a honey blonde dye if you’re an older woman who needs grays covered. Sometimes gray hair can be coarse and unruly. Coloring your tresses can soften your texture for smoother and softer-looking hair. This color will bring warmth to your hair and complexion for a youthful appearance.

Honey Blonde Money Piece on Black Hair
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#6: Honey Blonde Money Piece on Black Hair

Achieving honey blonde hair can be challenging if you normally dye your hair a dark shade. You may need several salon visits to get your hair light enough, but this is much gentler on your hair than bleaching multiple times in one appointment. Go for a 90s vibe with a money piece if you have black hair. Blonde highlights on black hair make your locks look fabulous and trendy. A lob haircut is a perfect length, and sparkly gold tones add a pop of color and shine. Show an image of a trendy lob style to your stylist on your next visit.

Natural-Looking Honey Blonde hair color idea
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#7: Natural-Looking Honey Blonde

Honey blonde shades can be next to natural on your light brown hair color! Great for any skin tone, a honey dye job is a beautiful way to enhance your features. Examples of honey are also called warm and golden.

#8: Dimensional Color Melt

Catch the light with a dimensional honey blonde color melt. Super warm-tone blondes will make your hair color look super shimmery and lush. Pick the best honey blonde hair colour that suits your skin tone and makes your complexion glow.

Honey Blonde with a Shadow Root on Medium-Length Hair
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#9: With a Shadow Root on Medium-Length Hair

Rooted hair tousled in soft curls fits perfectly if you want a new look for your tresses while keeping them soft. This color hair has the perfect balance between golden and beige hues giving your color a bright, sun-kissed glow.

#10: Stunning Copper Red with Honey Blonde

Honey blonde hair color for girls offers a wide range of customization. You can even pair it with red and copper hues, like in the photo above. This honey and copperish-red blonde balayage is a classic look if you’re a natural redhead. Hand-painting soft dimension is key to the perfect low-maintenance color that most women dream of. Hair that’s curled together with a natural red base will show off these luscious warm tones.

Dimensional Honey Blonde Color on Straight Layered Hair
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#11: Dimensional Color on Straight Layered Hair

Styling honey blonde hair won’t take much more work than darker shades. Update your lackluster locks with a low-maintenance dimensional color on your straight and layered hair. A caramel honey blonde hair color is another delicious warm tone that will give your hair a brighter and more luxurious appearance.

Use a blow dryer and flat iron to get a sleek straight style. Always use a heat protector to help your strands from becoming damaged.

#12: Flattering for Older Women Over 60

Consider doing this flattering honey blonde shade if you’re an older woman and over the age of 60. Sometimes a brighter blonde can wash out your skin tone, making you appear older. To help prevent this from happening, stick with a golden honey tone, adding warmth to your complexion.

#13: Luscious Honey Blonde Pixie Bob

A bixie is a great style to rock during the hot summer to keep you cooler. Having your hair off your neck will make a difference during heat waves. A blonde bob is very eye-catching due to its warmth, brightness, and shine, and really…your hair will speak for itself.

Dimensional Bright Blonde and Honey Blonde Balayage
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#14: Dimensional Bright Blonde Balayage

Look simply stunning with a bright blonde balayage. If your hair color is naturally light, bright blonde hues are easily lifted with minimal damage. Multi-dimensional honey blonde tones will give your hair a luxurious shine and make your complexion glow. Try a trendy and stylish new look to be ready for anything.

#15: Curly Honey Blonde Wolf Cut

Go for an edgy, unique style with a curly wolf cut to pair with your honey blonde highlights. Your curls will spring up with ease with all the stacked layers. Prevent your honey blonde curly hair from getting too brassy by using a purple shampoo at home and get frequent toners at the salon.

Darker Honey Blonde Balayage on Beautiful Long Hair
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#16: Darker Honey Blonde Balayage on Beautiful Long Hair

Try a darker balayage on your long hair for a sleek, slight-contrast color. It’s perfect for your hair if you want warmth like yellow and gold. This is also the ideal honey blonde hair on brown skin. Darker blonde hues are a great transition color when blending grey hair and cutting down on salon visits.

#17: Darker Honey Blonde on Medium-Length Wavy Hair

Warm your skin tone with a darker honey blonde blend on medium-length wavy hair. Warm tone hues are easier to achieve on your hair and bring a natural sun-kissed glow. Golden honey hues will make your hair look shiny and luscious. Put some soft waves in to show off all the beautiful multi-dimensional hair colors.

#18: Hand-Painted Balayage

Trying out a honey blonde style isn’t a big commitment. If you don’t love your new look, ask your stylist to neutralize the warmth during your next color appointment. Are you seeking a non-committal natural look? Try a hand-painted balayage for an elegant style that never gets old. Keeping the warmth with the honey tones keeps the overall color looking bright.

#19: Easy Dark Honey Blonde on Short Hair

A dark honey blonde hue works well for a girl who likes dimension. I do a lot of balayage on my clients because it has such an easy grow-out versus your basic foils. This color looks great with this particular short hairstyle.

#20: Dark & Light Honey Blonde

Blonde waves are the perfect match when you wanna go for a fantastic textured flirty hairstyle. You can style your locks with braids to push back and show off those dark roots. They’ll give an additional dimension to your hair’s deeper honey colors. The balance of light and dark makes this honey blond hair color pop.

#21: Coppery Honey Blonde for Older Women

Coppery blonde hair coloring is stunning for older women with a warm complexion. Darker shadow roots allow for a better grow-out and easier maintenance, too.

#22: Taupe-y Honey Blend for Women Over 50

Honey blonde colors look best with a medium to dark warm skin tone. Warm hues accentuate warm skin tones without making you look red or blotchy. This taupe-y honey blend is flattering for women over 50 who want beautiful dimensions. The taupe adds depth and helps the color look beautiful and bright. Ask your stylist to alternate hi-lite colors with lighter pieces around your face skin tones if you are fair.

#23: Rich Chestnut Brown to Light Ombre

An ombre caramel color melt is a color that transitions between a lighter honey blonde and brown hair color. You can wear it straight, and it will look blended. A honey-hued color is perfect if you want something low-maintenance. It grows out very naturally. Adding waves gives it more dimension and texture. If you have fine hair, use texture spray for body.

Modern shoulder-length honey blonde highlights with side bangs
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#24: Modern Highlights

Consider a modern highlight style with dark honey highlights. This hair color is soft, warm, and feminine, but the bangs give the overall look an edge and keep everything from looking too saccharine. This honey hair color is great for any woman since adding soft golden tones to your hair seems universally flattering. This is particularly true for older women since the complexion naturally cools down as we age. Warmth reinvigorates the skin and adds a cheery overall disposition to your honey shade.

Straight hair with sunkissed honey blonde highlights
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#25: Sun-Kissed Highlights

Discuss maintenance with your stylist if you plan to go honey blonde at your next salon appointment. Certain shades require more frequent visits for toning and touch-ups to keep your color looking good. This blonde balayage tone is very trendy and low-maintenance. The natural honey hue would be great if you want to be blonde and not have to come to the salon every four weeks. The darker root grows out well, while the blonde brings fun to your long hairstyle.

#26: Stunning Ashy Honey Blonde

Rich mocha chocolate blended into honey as a balayage is stunning. Depending upon your natural base color, this level of honey blond highlights may take several hair appointments. Pack your patience and keep up with maintenance at home with a purple-colored shampoo to keep tones from becoming brassy.

Natural-looking light honey blonde
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#27: Natural-Looking Light Honey Blonde

Try a light honey blonde by keeping your natural base and adding pops of blonde foils. It’s easy to maintain, style, and very natural looking if you’re looking for something low-maintenance. However, coming in every 6-8 weeks to maintain a healthy color like this is recommended.

#28: Bright & Warm Honey Shade

A honey blonde hair color has a warm tone, comparable to chestnut, gold, and even slightly red hues. This bright and warm blonde is a natural alternative to blonde. It’s for those not ready for platinum hair or who want to keep some warmth to their current color. The best thing about it is that it will compliment the warmth in your skin tone and is bright and warm without being brassy! Use Brilliant Blonde color-enhancing shampoo from Monat to keep the golden hues beautiful. It will also keep the health of your hair at its best with its natural, botanical color enhancers. When asking your stylist for streaks of warm blonde, make sure they can lift your natural color. Lifting it to the correct level before toning to this beautiful shade is important.

#29: Casual Golden Honey Blonde Hues

Honey blonde can be a big change if you normally wear neutral or cool hair colors. To avoid being overly shocked by the change, ask your stylist to slowly add honey tones with each visit. These golden hues above are multi-dimensional and great for women wanting both blonde and brunette tones. The best thing about this shade is its versatility and how the tones amplify features like skin tone and eye color.

#30: Refreshed Honey Beige Blonde Hair

If you want honey blonde colors in your tresses, consider how big of a change you’d like to see. You can go very subtle, like the photo above, or go with chunky highlights. This subtle honey beige blonde color has warmer tones and adds dimension. Many of the blondes I come across are very cool-toned, so changing things up was fun. Adding a beige color can tone down your hair, making it a perfect seasonal transition color.

#31: Flattering Blonde and Honey Balayage on Straight Hair

Most shades of honey blonde don’t offer icy or cool tones. The best part is that this shade stays fresh for a long time because of the warm colors. Using a purple or blue shampoo at home can keep your color fresh even longer. However, steer clear of honey hues if you’re seeking a truly ashy blonde or blue-blonde. Try a balayage with honey bronde and neutral blonde pieces to flatter your straight hair and show off the dimensional tones.

Bright honey blonde hair color
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#32: Bright Blonde & Creamy Hair

Blonde creamy hair looks luxurious and natural. Right now, it’s all about warm, rich, and luxurious blonde colors. The BlondMe series from Schwarzkopf has a shampoo and conditioner that keeps the color rich and fresh. I also love Schwarzkopf’s Peach Foam Color that you can easily use at home as color-adding aftercare.”

#33: Neutral Honey Blonde

These hues can be achieved by heavily applying traditional foil highlights and toning out unwanted warm tones. This wearable shade of honey-colored hair is for all skin tones! I suggest consistent trips to the salon for highlight touch-ups and a trim every six to ten weeks. However, it depends on how fast your hair grows to keep your ends healthy and your new growth nice and bright! To extend your time between salon visits, add a toning shampoo to your hair care regimen to keep those warm tones at bay.

Sweet dark hair with honey blonde highlights
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#34: Sweet Dark Hair with Honey Blonde Highlights

Adding honey highlights on warm dark hair is an all-time favorite color. This sweet variation of color is made exciting by having different tones of honey blonde streaks for more dimension. At the same time, the darker root provides you with less maintenance.

Dimensional honey blonde hair
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#35: Dimensional Blonde Shade With Honey Hues

A natural blonde shade with honey hues is gorgeous. When your ends start to look dingy, have your colorist do a toner treatment, and you’ll be back to this lovely honey blonde color!

Trendsetting Honey Blonde Wavy Bob
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#36: Trendsetting Honey Blonde Wavy Bob

Ladies with pale skin should try this light honey blonde tone. Match the color with a wavy style for a stunning, trendy look. Be sure to show your stylist just the shade of honey you desire, as a range of hair colors can be played within the style. Color your hair honey blonde with your skin tone taken into consideration.

#37: Dimensional Highlights

Dimensional highlights create a luscious color that flatters warm skin tones. Adding dimension to your existing hair color will also bring your haircut to life. Consider styling with a loose wave to show off those beautiful honey tones.

Amazing Dark Roots with Honey Blonde Color
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#38: Amazing Dark Roots with Honey Blonde

Honey blond hair is ideal if you’re naturally blonde and only going one level lighter than your base color. It’s also ideal for light grey coverage/blending. A few face-framing highlights and every other root touch-up can brighten and add dimension to an already beautiful tone.

Gorgeous Honey Blonde hair color for older women
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#39: Gorgeous Honey Blonde Layered Bob

If you’re an older woman, consider this shade of honey blonde colored hair to cover your grays. It’s a fun short cut with short layers that gives your fine and thinning hair body and volume. The best thing about it is how the color and the dimension give your hair a beautifully soft and fuller look. Use Kevin Murphy Body.Builder mousse and MoroccanOil Strong Hairspray. I love the Design Me Puff Me spray after the blow dry to give roots a beautiful lift and add some texture to your honey blonde short hair.

Balayage Highlights & Lowlights Honey Blonde
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#40: Balayage Highlights & Lowlights

Balayage highlights and lowlights with a shadow root are a great combination. This honey blonde hair dye has dimension from the lowlights and the easy grow-out from the shadow root. If you color frequently, I recommend toning shampoo and deep conditioning treatment once a week. Proper maintenance at home is important to keep your hair healthy and your blonde looking its best.

Warm & neutral honey blonde hair color
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#41: Warm & Neutral Honey Blonde

Honey blonde is perfect if you have a heart- or square-shaped face. Going lighter than your natural color and placing these highlights around your face will add lots of softness and soften harsh facial features. A warm honey blonde style combines warm and neutral, so it works for various skin tones. I recommend these shades of honey blonde if you want to add dimension and brightness to your hair.