18 Incredible Light Blonde Hair Color Ideas

Best light blonde hair color ideas

A light blonde hair color is a color that ranges anywhere in the lighter and whiter end of the blonde spectrum: vanilla, ash, platinum, white, champagne, silver, and a whole lot more in between these muted shades.

First things first – consider your skin tone! Lighter blondes generally go with fair to medium skin colors with pink to yellow undertones. Working with your complexion is super important to know which shade matches you the best!

Top blonde babes include Nene Leakes, Amanda Seyfried, and Eva Marcille who ditched their natural hair colors and went for lighter and edgier tones! Pennsylvania colorist and blonde specialist Danielle Hess points out how beautiful the resulting dimension can be when the process is done on healthy and well-maintained hair.

Pulling off a color this light might be damaging for some especially those who are unnaturally blondes. This is where at-home care using only the best and stylist-recommended products save the day! Monthly meetings with your colorist are essential as well.

There is a blonde for anyone who has the confidence to wear it! Below is my selection of the most popular photos of expertly done light blonde hair on the internet this season for you to see!

Light Blonde Balayage

Light Blonde Balayage Hair Color
Instagram @jenpdoeshair

It really feels ecstatic when you get to see a new color on your glorious hair. With that being said, why not try this bright semi-platinum blonde and see how much more beauty you can exude.

Very Light Blonde Hair Color

Very Light Blonde Hair Color
Instagram @brysonblonde

Fragile wheel-spun hair straight out of the fairytales. rapunzel must be so envious with this glossy take on ashy platinum blond.

Light Blonde Hair with Red Highlights

Blonde Hair with Red Highlights
Instagram @hairby.ashleycoleman

Light Ash Blonde

Ash Blonde Hair Color
Instagram @hour.rose.salon

Tones of tan and gray with yellow and platinum hints. Talk about color combination!

Light Blonde Hair with Dark Roots

Blonde Hair with Dark Roots
Instagram @kuna_hair

Like an elven waiting to cast a spell in the woods, go for a mystical look with a solid platinum look.

Light Blonde Hair with Lowlights

Blonde with Lowlights
Instagram @hairbylouisa_kromasalon

To add contrast and make your hair look more three-dimensional, having some streaks two shades darker with greatly help in achieving this look.

Light Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair

Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair
Instagram @marinamaksimova_04

Colorist Marina did this airy brunette-blonde great for bringing dimension to thin hair.

Platinum Blonde

Platinum Blonde
Instagram @boomboomshank

Q&A with style creator, Alli Hayes
Owner / Blonde Specialist @ Waylon Salon in San Diego, CA

How would you describe this look?

This is a pure platinum blonde. Her name is Tanya, and she actually has Danish roots so her natural hair color is pretty light so achieving this look isn’t too hard for me a blonde specialist. One thing I like to point out to anyone that points out this picture to me is that we have been doing her hair like this for about five years.

When she came to me another stylist had been doing highlights and she was more of a golden blonde so it was a full-color correction and she knew it was going to several sessions to get to this shade of blonde. It honestly took about 8 months to get to a solid consistent platinum blonde throughout the hair strand (no banding). I love how it complements her skin tone. She is also very good about her upkeep and her at home care.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Platinum blonde is not cheap. You have to get your roots done at least every 4-6 weeks, and you must be vigorous with your at-home care. This means using only the best products. I wouldn’t suggest this style for the low maintenance kinda gal or for someone that hates coming into the salon.

Also when considering shades of blonde there is an equation I love to use that works on everyone. Warm + warm = cool and cool + cool = warm. What this means is if you have warm eyes and warm skin tone I’d suggest cool or ashy toned hair, and for cool colored eyes and cool colored skin, I suggest warmer tones in the hair. It is the perfect equation that complements every skin tone.

Natural Blonde

Natural Light Blonde
Instagram @ely_hairstudio

Q&A with style creator, Ely Elydz
Hairstylist / Salon Owner @ Ely Hair Studio in La Quinta, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is foliage, and my favorite thing about it is the natural blonde I gave her. I also did a color correction on her as she had 3 different hair tones. This took me about 6 hrs, and I couldn’t be any happier with the outcome.

My favorite styling products are Amika & Sebastian because I love the quality of both, always leaving my clients hair with a fresh smelly touch.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Don’t use color box dye 6 months prior to your salon visit. Sulfate-free shampoo is a must too.

Consultation is important to achieve the perfect blonde for every single lady in my chair. I like to take a look at my client’s skin color, eyes, and face shape.

My goal is to make sure my clients are happy with the result before leaving my salon.

Light Golden Blonde

Light Golden Blonde
Instagram @hairbywendi

Q&A with style creator, Wendi Ward
Color Specialist @ Hair by Wendi in West Peoria, IL


How would you describe this look?

This look is a soft honey blonde. My favorite thing about it is how multi-dimensional it is, especially when curled.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I love a style that enhances your own natural curl and body. This is the perfect color and style for someone who needs to thicken up the look of their hair.

Honey Blonde Hair

Honey Blonde Hair
Instagram @surbi.ahuja

Q&A with style creator, Surbhi Ahuja
Hairstylist @ Civello Salon and Spa in Oakville, ON


How would you describe this look?

This look is an effortless blend of natural tones complemented by hand-painted balayage that gives a luminous sun-kissed effect. The tone is neutral and sandy which is perfectly balanced by a long-layered cut to show off that soft blonde dimension.

My favorite part about this look is that it requires minimal maintenance! The hair color growth line is very diffused allowing the client to go longer in between salon color visits. The color will grow out beautifully, and refreshing the color while enhancing shine is easily achieved with a toner and glossing treatment!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Perfect for almost all hair types and lengths (apart from very short/cropped hair), this blended blonde look is versatile and doesn’t discriminate! It complements faces of all shapes long, round, square or heart-shaped.

This look is also a smart solution for any clients with natural grey hair as it allows the colorist to target the specific strands without touching the scalp directly. The balayage technique has evolved and is widely used in the industry to create buzz-worthy dimension, texture, and tone! Free-hand painting is the best method to achieve unparalleled results that look natural and spring-ready!

Brown to Light Blonde Ombre

Brown to Light Blonde Ombre
Instagram @huntlynnhair

Q&A with style creator, Hunter Lynn
Cosmetologist @ Bliss Beauty Bar in OFallon, MO


How would you describe this look?

Going lighter with summer around the corner can sometimes get expensive with many trips to the salon, so for this busy mom of 2, she needed something with less maintenance.

Balayage is customizable to each mane and can create many different looks. My favorite thing about this one is the lived-in seamless blend of her own color to those light blonde ends.

When lifting her natural color it usually tends to be warm so instead of fighting it, we enhanced it with a Redken Shades EQ Gloss to give her that milk and honey mix. This way her natural hair can grow out with no harsh lines at the root. Enhancing your own natural-ness will be healthier for your hair and prevent breakage in the future.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Of course, your cut and style can also be low maintenance. Less is more with one length and long layers. Blow drying with a round brush creates more shine and volume, then finish the ends with a slight bend from your curling iron. A perfect everyday style.

Bronde Color

Light Brown-Blonde
Instagram @brittadairhair

Q&A with style creator, Brittany Tosh
Senior Stylist @ Riccioli Hair in Ottawa, ON


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as soft and natural with just enough smooth, hand-painted highlights to accentuate the client’s natural hair color. I love how the waves really make the highlights pop and the cut is just simple with a few layers to make styling easy for her.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a great option for first-time color clients to ease into the world of color since the look works with their natural color instead of changing it completely. It’s also a great option for someone looking for a little pop of color but wants something low maintenance and that looks great totally styled or thrown in a ponytail.

Beige Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Naomi Walls
Future Professional / Student @ Aveda Institute Nashville in Nashville, TN


How would you describe this look?

My favorite thing about this color and tone is that it looks natural and complements several skin tones.

My client had never colored her hair before so we wanted a big change, but it still needed to look natural overall. For clients wanting this style, explain if you’d rather your blonde tone be more golden, ashier or simply neutral. It helps your stylist pick the best toner for you.

We followed with a treatment to add some protein back into the hair that is sometimes lost from going lighter. The style was very simple. We wanted to show off the dimension in her blonde so we did a blowout and added an oil based product to help smooth any frizz that remained when we were finished.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If this is a color your interested in, it can take a lot of time, however, the end result is worth it. Be willing to spend the afternoon with your stylist to be able to give them the time they need to devote to lifting your hair while keeping it healthy.

The coloring process was a full head foil with balayage in between the foils. It took us almost back-to-back foils to brighten this up to where it still remained natural. We did a balayage technique on the rest of her hair that wasn’t in foils to add a more solid blonde towards her ends. While most blondes tend to be drawn to a more cooler tone, this is a great option for natural blondes who just want more brightness and subtle dimension.

White Blonde

White Blonde
Instagram @glenhew

Q&A with style creator, Glen Hew
Hair Artist / Education Director @ Nekderx Hair Academy in Selangor, Malaysia


How would you describe this look?

I love creating timeless beauty look such as this one – pearl white hair color with a touch of modern classic long textured bob. Not only the color stand out among all but also the hair is easy to maintain in term of length where the hair just stays right above the shoulder.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look suitable best for women with confidence, strong character and someone who loves to be bold. However, it took a long time to achieve this result if one had a dark natural hair color like black or brown. It took 2-3 session to achieve this final result. Once you achieved this result, the most important is how you maintain it.

I always recommend my clients to use some home care like bond multiplier products prior to any shampoo, so hair will be stronger and prevent from breakage. The frequency of shampooing also very important. I’ll recommend to shampoo the hair weekly or twice in a week for longer lasting color with blonde/violet shampoo.

Light Blonde Hair with Highlights

Light Blonde Hair with Highlights
Instagram @hairbygreer

Q&A with style creator, Greer Tepper
Master Colorist @ Mason & Friends Salon Spa in Columbia, MD


How would you describe this look?

When my client Ashley came into the salon, she wanted an icy but still bright blonde. She still had some faded lowlights from the last time we colored her hair and we loved the dimension that created. I did a full head of baby lights in foils to create this look. Then glazed with Redken Shades EQ to give it an icier tone.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you are considering this look just remember: blonde can be high maintenance. Lightening the hair dries it out and damages it so you have to take great care of it at home with the right products in order to keep it looking healthy. Olaplex is one of my favorite products to keep the hair at its best. Olaplex is a multi-step system that rebuilds the broken bonds in the hair created by coloring, styling, etc. Ashley comes in every 7 weeks to maintain this icy blonde.

Strawberry Blonde

Q&A with style creator, Molly Boyer
Hairdresser @ CovenKC Salon in Kansas City, MO


How would you describe this look?

This is a soft strawberry blonde achieved with Redken Shades EQ in a light copper hue. We applied with a bowl and brush to clean, dry hair for optimal longevity and coverage. I trimmed with my Olivia Garden 6.5 inch shearers, deep point cutting long layers to give her texture and movement.

Then I blow-dried with Kevin Murphy’s Heated Defense for its ability to protect her hair from temperatures up to 450 degrees F, and our volumizing aid was Anti Gravity spray by Kevin Murphy for its ability to give memory to our style and weightless lift. Finally, I styled with my Paul Mitchell express-ion XL curling iron which gives large lazy waves to her long hair with a 1.5-inch barrel.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This color was tinted with Redken Shades EQ over previously blonded hair, therefore it is going to need some maintenance. Glosses only last 4-6 weeks depending on your at-home care. If using cool water to shampoo at home, shampoo 1-2 times per week while using dry shampoo in between you will be able to keep this color vibrant and beautiful for longer.

Summertime is fun in the sun and that can also cause some color fade age. If going outdoors for baseball games, cookouts or just a drink on a patio I always recommend using a product beforehand with UV protection. My favorite sunscreen for my hair is Shimmer Shine or Shimmer Me Blonde by Kevin Murphy. I love the fact that not only does it protect your hair from the sun, it also has super pretty opulent pieces of mica that sparkle in the sunlight.

When getting into a chlorinated pool or the ocean I also recommend using a leave-in conditioner prior to getting the hair wet. Using a leave-in conditioner will help even out porosity, lock in color and prevent the color from fading as much.

I always recommend wearing a hat in the summertime and trying not to completely submerge hair under water. Our last form of maintaining this particular color for this look would simply be to come back for a quick gloss and blowout when it starts to fade.

This particular tint is beautiful on lighter skin tones with a warm undertone to look the most natural.

Dark Brown to Golden Blonde Hair

Q&A with style creator, Tiami Aguilera
Stylist @ The Curling Iron Salon in Upland, CA


How would you describe this look?

This is mahogany into a golden blonde ombré. My favorite part about this look is being able to see the darker tones as they transition into the lighter shade. Long layers and textured ends, and adding a little wave pulls it all together.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s a little higher maintenance look, but this is great if you wanted a bolder color and have a lot of brightness as well. This client is really bubbly so this look fits her so well. It’s always good when going blonde to hydrate well with a mask, use low heat settings on your hot tools, and use sulfate-free products.