40 Fresh Honey Blonde Hair Color Ideas Trending in 2023

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

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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 who has been trained to make a smooth and subtle blend up into the root will get you the best results.

Dark Brown to Yummy Honey Blonde Ombre
Instagram @capel_venere

#2: 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 shade is great for almost any skin color.

Grey Covering Honey Blonde Hair Color for Older Women
Instagram @megancoralhair

#3: Grey Covering for Older Women

Look instantly chic and younger with a honey blonde style 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 into your hair and complexion for a more youthful appearance.

Honey Blonde Money Piece on Black Hair
Instagram @graceliliehair

#4: 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
Instagram @hairstar86

#5: 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.

#6: 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 hair color that suits your skin tone and makes your complexion glow.

Honey Blonde with a Shadow Root on Medium-Length Hair
Instagram @kharmasalons

#7: With a Shadow Root on Medium-Length Hair

Rooted hair tousled in soft curls fits perfectly if you are wanting 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.

#8: Stunning Copper Red with Honey Blonde

Honey blonde hair color offers a fairly wide range of customizations. You can even pair it with red and copper hues, like in the photo above. This honey and copperish-red blonde balayage is such 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
Instagram @primsalon

#9: 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. Caramel is another delicious warm tone that will give your hair a brighter and more luxurious appearance. To get a sleek straight style, use a blow dryer and flat iron. Always use a heat protector to help your strands from becoming damaged.

#10: 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. In order to help this from happening, stick with a golden honey tone which will add warmth to your complexion.

#11: Luscious Honey Blonde Pixie Bob

A bixie is a great style to rock during hot summer months to keep you cooler. Having your hair off your neck will make such 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
Instagram @ashsalon_

#12: 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 so you’ll be ready for anything.

#13: 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 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
Instagram @nicoleannehair

#14: 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 such as yellow and gold. Darker blonde hues are a great transition color when trying to blend grey hair and cut down on salon visits.

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

Warm up 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 will 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.

#16: Hand-Painted Balayage

Trying out a honey blonde style isn’t a big commitment. If you don’t love your new look, just ask your stylist to neutralize the warmth during your next color appointment. 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.

Easy short dark honey blonde hair
Instagram @iza_bella_hair

#17: 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.

#18: 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 some 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 hair color pop.

#19: 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.

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

Honey blonde colors look best if you have 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. If you have fair skin tones, ask your stylist to alternate hi-lite colors with lighter pieces around the face.

#21: 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’re wanting 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
Instagram @blondebybritt

#22: 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 to be 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
Instagram @stephuneee

#23: Sun-Kissed Highlights

If you plan on going honey blonde at your next salon appointment, discuss maintenance with your stylist. Certain shades require more frequent visits for toning and touch-ups to keep your color looking good. This blonde balayage is very trendy and low-maintenance. The natural honey hue would be great for you if you’re wanting to be blonde and not having to come to the salon every 4 weeks. The darker root grows out well while the blonde brings a little fun to your long hairstyle.

#24: Stunning Ashy Honey Blonde

Rich mocha chocolate blended into honey as a balayage is stunning. Depending upon your natural base color, this level of blonde 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
Instagram @pavel_okhapkin

#25: 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.

#26: 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 who aren’t ready for platinum hair or 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. It’s important to lift it to the correct level before toning to this beautiful shade.

#27: 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 handpainted and blended for a sunkissed and natural look. Handpainted highlights create 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.”

#28: 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 the versatility it allows and the way the tones amplify features like skin tone and eye color.

#29: Refreshed Honey Beige Blonde Hair

If you want honey blonde colors in your tresses, think about how big of a change you’d like to see. You can go very subtle, like the photo above, or go all the way with chunky highlights. This subtle honey beige blonde color has warmer tones and adds tons of dimension. 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. Adding a beige color can tone down your hair a bit, making it a perfect seasonal transition color.

#30: 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 for even longer. However, if you’re seeking a truly ashy blonde or blue-blonde, steer clear of honey hues. Try a balayage with honey and neutral blonde pieces to flatter your straight hair and show off the dimensional tones.

Bright honey blonde hair color
Instagram @delamilita

#31: 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.”

#32: Neutral Honey Blonde

These hues can be achieved by doing a heavy application of 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
Instagram @emdoeshair_

#33: Sweet Dark Hair with Honey Blonde Highlights

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

Dimensional honey blonde hair
Instagram @britt_thomas

#34: 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
Instagram @mustinnn

#35: 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 there is a range of hair colors that can be played within the style. Take into consideration your skin tone and what tones will look best for you.

#36: 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
Instagram @pompandproper

#37: Amazing Dark Roots with Honey Blonde

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

Gorgeous Honey Blonde hair color for older women
Instagram @laurynsylvia

#38: 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 hair, too.

Balayage Highlights & Lowlights Honey Blonde
Instagram @suminleehair

#39: 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 doing a 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
Instagram @reakakatie

#40: 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 is a combination of warm and neutral, so it works for a wide variety of skin tones. I recommend these shades of honey blonde if you want to add dimension and brightness to your hair.


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