21 Perfect Examples of Dirty Blonde Hair Color Ideas (2021 Looks)

Dirty blonde hair colors

Dirty blonde hair is a medium blonde hair color with light brown tones. The brown tones are usually wheat or cappuccino. Dirty blonde pairs well with warmer skin tones and cooler blonde colors. This color can be achieved with naturally blonde hair or by lightening naturally brown hair with darker blonde tones.

Adding this beautiful tone to your hairstyles will definitely make it look awesome. Most women will think about lightening up their hair around the Spring and into Summer, but honestly, it’s a gorgeous look any time of the year! I admit, this dirty blonde trend does appear more amazing on women with darker skin and with various eye colors, as it’s the perfect suntan with beachy hair look.

Having a dirty blonde hairstyle means that whether you have naturally darker hair and are looking to lighten it up, or you have very light blonde hair and want to darken it up, you can achieve your look with either the balayage or foil coloring technique.

Following a proper hair care regimen will keep your hairstyles popping with color. So rather than getting a super-light platinum blonde or a buttery golden blonde, give yourself a dirtier color with one of the blonde hair ideas below.

So before your next hair appointment, check out these popular photos of dirty blonde haircolor ideas:

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Reverse Dirty Blonde Ombre

Reverse Dirty Blonde Ombre
Instagram @tbgsalonstx

A highly textured dirty dark blonde hair root to sexy brunette tips is an ultra-fabulous style to treat yourself with. Adorn your dirty blonde ombre with waves to majorly accentuate that perfect blend!

Dirty Blonde Bangs

Dirty blonde bangs
Instagram @sableharlow

Dirty blonde bangs are the perfect accent to this stunning pixie cut. If you’re ready for a cool short haircut, be sure to ask your stylist for side-swept bangs which will not only showcase your eyes but add some flair to this amazing haircut. To create this style, blow dry your bangs with a paddle brush and lock them into place with Amika’s Fluxus Hairspray for that touchable finish.

Low-Maintenance Dirty Blonde

Low-Maintenance Dirty Blonde
Instagram @alliefchianese

Try a low-maintenance dirty blonde hair color if you’re a busy woman on the go and don’t like to spend lots of time at the salon. The color placement ensures a beautiful grow out and adding lowlights creates dimension which makes those blonde tones pop. This cooler dirty blonde color will compliment women with a warmer skin tone, so don’t be afraid to ask your stylist to add some dimension to your blonde.

Dirty Blonde Balayage

Dirty blonde balayage
Instagram @nikita_schmeltzer

Dirty blonde balayage is the perfect low-maintenance color. The warm tones complement most skin complexions which is what makes it universally flattering. The color placement of this balayage ensures a seamless grow out which means no harsh lines. This also increases timing between salon visits. To show off this style, add some curls and spray in some Bedroom Hair by Kevin Murphy for that perfect beachy style.

Dirty Blonde Money Piece on Dark Hair

Dirty blonde money piece on dark hair
Instagram @hairbymickk

Try a dirty blonde money piece on dark hair if you’re a brunette who wants a change, but doesn’t want to be too blonde. This beige tone looks great on most skin tones. Ask your stylist for a balayage with a money piece.

Natural Dirty Blonde Hair

Natural dirty blonde hair
Instagram @hair_salon_by_hadis

Consider a natural dirty blonde hair color as a change from your typical solid blonde look. Keeping the hair a more natural mix of blonde tones helps give tired hair a break and allows it to heal. A natural dirty blonde look is also great if you are looking to switch to a more low-maintenance color. Ask your stylist to match your natural root color to create dirty blonde highlights and lowlights.

Dirty Blonde Hair with Highlights

Dirty blonde hair with highlights
Instagram @hairbyraquell

Try dirty blonde hair with highlights if you’re after a beachy, sun-kissed, yet lower maintenance hair color. This color is great for women with naturally light brown to dark blonde hair. This bright beige tone looks great on neutral, warm, and cool skin tones. Being a rooted color, this blonde is lower maintenance than traditional blonde highlights.

Dirty Blonde Curly Hair

Dirty blonde curly hair
Instagram @slickback_buttahtoast

Dirty blonde curly hair is great for ladies with thick hair looking to liven up their curls. The beige tone looks wonderful on a variety of skin tones. A curl specialist is going to be the best thing to help you achieve this haircut and style.

Dirty Strawberry Blonde Hair

Dirty strawberry blonde hair
Instagram @thathairmagic

Dirty strawberry blonde hair is a great color for someone who has a neutral to warm skin tone. Coppery balayage highlights create dimension throughout and brightness around the face.

Dark Dirty Blonde

Dark dirty blonde
Instagram @hairbyalyssaa_

A dark dirty blonde hair color is perfect for someone looking to transition from artificial hair color to embracing their natural greys. To achieve this color you will need to ask for babylights and a silvery matte toner. Prepare to be in the salon for several hours when receiving a full babylight service. To maintain this tone you will need a purple shampoo and to visit the salon for toners.

Dirty Blonde with Blonde Highlights

Dirty blonde with blonde highlights
Instagram @headlinescody

A dirty blonde with blonde highlights is a relatively low-maintenance color because the contrast between the highlights and the natural color is not too big. If you want to feel blonder just ask your colorist to leave a bolder blonde money piece around the face and go softer on the highlights around the crown area. That placement will also prolong the time between the color services to 12 to 14 weeks because you will get a softer re-growth.

Soft Dirty Blonde Money Pieces for Women Over 70

Soft dirty blonde money pieces for women over 70
Instagram @kjcrealhair

Soft dirty blonde money pieces for women over 70 add dimension and brightness. They give a youthful feel to hair color. Money pieces are mainly focused on the face but can also be used throughout the hair to add a “wow” factor.

Dirty Blonde with Purple Ends for Women Over 50

Dirty blonde with purple ends for women over 50
Instagram @lghowardsalon

Purple ends on dirty blonde hair add a fun tone and dimension for women over 50 looking for fashion colors. A darker shade of purple in highlight form is a more conservative way to have color without being worried about being too much.

Modern Dishwater Blonde Hair for Older Women

Modern dishwater blonde hair for older women
Instagram @mmfriseure

A modern dishwater blonde hair for older women is very soft and dimensional with a few pops of bright blonde color. Dimensional blonde hair will create a youthful glow and is very versatile!

Dirty Blonde Hair with Lowlights for Women Over 60

Dirty blonde hair with lowlights for women over 60
Instagram @hairbyjanetbiggers

Dirty blonde hair with lowlights for women over 60 is an easy way to blend out your grey hair. Adding in lowlights allows dimensions and an even and faded grow out with lower maintenance.

Dirty Platinum Blonde

Dirty Platinum Blonde
Instagram @tressesbytress

A fantastic metallic shade that suits warm to neutral complexion – this color illuminates your hairstyle when under the light. Perfect for all types and length of hair, whether it be a pixie or this simple straight medium hair.

Dirty Blonde Ombre with Beach Waves

Dirty Blonde Ombre with Beach Waves
Instagram @beautyby_brittanyjean

A dark to light dirty blonde hair with ombre like this is what everyone’s wanting right now. Absolutely beautiful and easy to style!

Dirty Ash Blonde on Shoulder-Length Hair

Dirty Ash Blonde on Shoulder Length Hair
Instagram @mackenziejaymes_

Feel like a beach goddess with this dirty ash blonde hair, paired with a shoulder-length cut, smokey roots and subtle balayage that looks perfect on straight layered hair. This dirty blonde style is also a perfect choice for mid-length, thin, fine hair.

Brunette Medium-Length Hair with Honey Highlights

Brunette Medium Length Hair with Honey Highlights
Instagram @brianalea_stylist

Add depth and dimension to your natural dirty blonde hair for a healthier hairstyle with these warm caramel streaks! It’s wonderfully vibrant when combined with dark hair because of the contrast and dimension it brings.

Dirty Bleach Blonde

Dirty Bleach Blonde
Instagram @leannaslovelylocks

A really cool white-as-snow shade like this can bring out the pink in your skin and enhance your hazel eyes, especially if you have blue or grey hints to them. Ideal for wavy lobs and layered cuts.

Light Dirty Blonde

Light Dirty Blonde
Instagram @shannonathairoboston

Go brighter than bright with this light dirty blonde color that looks undeniably pretty on any skin tone. Th