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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

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!

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Light Honey Blonde Hair
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

#1: Honey Blonde Hair

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 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!

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 woman with naturally gray hair, as it allows the colorist to target the specific strands without touching the scalp directly.

#2: Mid-Length Creamy Blonde

A creamy light blonde is a perfect look for those who like to make a subtle yet striking style impact. With long curtain bangs and a middle part, you can confidently wear your hair in any style. If you are looking for a stylish and flirty look, this color is perfect for that. This tone consists of light blonde shades with a creamy base, which gives it a warm and soft look. If you’re looking for a way to keep this looking vibrant, try using a purple shampoo every few washes.

light strawberry blondes
Instagram @thehideaway_nk

#3: Strawberry Blonde

This is a soft strawberry blonde achieved with Redken Shades EQ in a light copper hue. We applied a bowl and brush to clean and 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.

This color was tinted with Redken Shades EQ over previously blonded hair. Therefore, it will 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.

Light Platinum Blondes
Instagram @sayyestoashley

#4: Platinum Blonde

This is a pure platinum blonde. 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’s the perfect equation that complements every skin tone.

#5: Soft & Creamy Light Blonde Hair

This soft and creamy light blonde hair is a beautiful sandy beige blonde. Instead of white or ashy blonde hair, look for warmer blonde inspo to show your hairstylist. Warmer blondes are popular all year round.

Very Light Blonde Hair with Pink Tips
Instagram @kelsey.mtl

#6: Very Light Blonde Hair with Pink Tips

The best way of trying a vibrant color if you’re a little unsure is a dip dye. You get the fun bright color but still keep a more familiar color around your face. Ash blondes and pinks work well together as the pink will pop against the iciness of the blonde tones.

#7: Gorgeous Light Blonde Balayage Highlights

A gorgeous light blonde balayage with highlights is a stunning lived-in color. Maintenance at home is the key to keeping your blonde bright and healthy. I suggest talking to your stylist to see which products will work for you.

#8: Light Blonde Highlights on Brown Hair

Opt for an airy brunette-blonde hair color that is great for bringing dimension to all hair types and lengths. Ask your colorist if this is an option for you based on your budget and the maintenance that comes with this.

#9: Bright Light Blonde Lived-In Lob

A bright light blonde lived-in bob is perfect for the trendy girl with good hair. To keep your hair looking well done, dyeing your hair requires more maintenance. With a bleach out such as this, you should plan no more than 5 weeks between your bleach and tone services. And, regular in-salon treatments will keep your hair feeling healthy.

#10: Long Wavy Light Blonde Tresses

Long light blonde tresses are simple, bright, and natural-looking. A soft wave can really bring out the different hues of blonde. The cool and warm tones of the blonde really pull this look together.

#11: Thick Shag Cut with Middle Part Bangs

If you invest in being a blonde babe but need a new cut, try heavy layers with curtain bangs. The shaping will add volume and bring life to your blowouts. It will also get rid of the dry ends that you’ve developed over time. Remember, it’s always in your best interest to get a trim at every appointment. That’s because blonding your hair removes proteins that keep your hairs integrity. Using Olaplex 3 treatments regularly is recommended. This product will keep your blonde as healthy as possible.

#12: Light Champagne Blonde Straight Hair

The epitome of supermodel hair has always been light champagne blonde straight hair. The champagne tone adds warmth to the skin vs platinum blonde that can wash you out and make you look pale. I advise going lighter slowly. It takes time and patience to get to the light colors in a healthy manner. You must use a professional hair care line. Try not to overwash or over style to keep hair healthy and bright.

#13: Stunning Light Blonde Waves

Long hair with waves is stunning when it’s highlighted with light blonde pieces. Ask your stylist for a full highlight of fine baby lights and glaze them with a toner that has a drop of gold in it if you can. It will give you that killer reflection. Don’t forget to maintain the health of your hair at home with a reparative treatment like K18 molecular repair hair mask. This mask will help to keep your hair strong and long.

#14: Balayage Ombre Light Blonde Hair

A balayage ombre is dream hair for a lot of women. The brightness of the cool blonde throughout with the darker root adds so much contrast, giving it such a vibrant finish.

#15: Very Long Curled Light Blonde Hair

Try a hair color that’s always trending with very long curled light blonde hair. If you want to keep maintenance low, make sure to root your color so the grow-out will be less harsh. The most important rule about having blonde hair is making sure you keep it healthy. You can do a conditioning treatment once a week and frequent trims every 6-8 weeks.

Light blonde balayage hair color
Instagram @xcellent_kevin

#16: Light Blonde Balayage

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.

#17: Buttery Light Blonde Straight Hair with Darker Roots

Buttery light blonde straight hair with darker roots adds brightness to your ends and softness to your base. To keep your strands buttery avoid purple shampoo. Purple shampoo’s job is to cancel out yellow which also cancels out brightness. Remember the color wheel? The colors opposite of each other cancel each other out. Having your natural color peaking through the top helps keep your salon visits to a minimum, since it will look more natural as it grows out.

#18: Sleek Silver-Blonde Straight Hair

Don’t be afraid to dive into a new silver blonde tone! I would only suggest doing an ash tone on a blonde who is truly lifted to a level 9. Toning at level 8 you will pull an ash green tone that would not be appealing. One other thing to avoid is the overuse of purple or silver toning shampoo. It can add a dull cast to your color that will need to be cleansed out.

Very Light Blonde Hair Color
Instagram @brysonblonde

#19: Very Light Blonde Hair Color

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

#20: Light Blonde Hair with Red Highlights

#21: Light Ash Blonde

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

Blonde Hair with Dark Roots
Instagram @kuna_hair

#22: Light Blonde Hair with Dark Roots

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

#23: Light Blonde Hair with Lowlights

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

natural blonde hair color
Instagram @rachelwstylist

#24: Natural Blonde

This look is foliage, and the best thing about it is its natural blonde color.

To achieve this tone, 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. Ask your stylist to look at your skin color, eyes, and face shape.

Light Golden Blonde
Instagram @hairbywendi

#25: Light Golden Blonde

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

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.

Brown to Light Blonde Ombre
Instagram @huntlynnhair

#26: Brown to Light Blonde Ombre

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 naturalness will be healthier for your hair and prevent breakage in the future.

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.

Light Brown-Blonde
Instagram @brittadairhair

#27: Bronde Color

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.

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.

#28: Beige Blonde

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.

If this is a color you’re 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 cooler tone, this is a great option for natural blondes who just want more brightness and subtle dimension.

white blonde
Instagram @mattrazook

#29: White Blonde

Opt for a pearl white hair color with a touch of a modern classic one-length bob. Not only does the color stand out among all but also the hair is easy to maintain in terms of length where the hair just stays right at the chin.

This look is suitable best for women with confidence, strong character, and someone who loves to be bold. However, it will take a long time to achieve this result if you have dark natural hair colors like black or brown. It took 2-3 sessions to achieve this final result. Once you achieved this result, the most important is how you maintain it. Ask your stylist about at-home care products.

Light Blonde Hair with Highlights
Instagram @hairbygreer

#30: Light Blonde Hair with Highlights

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.

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.

#31: Dark Brown to Golden Blonde Hair

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.

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.

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