A medium blonde hair is a shade of blonde hair color paired with a shoulder-length cut. If you love a soft and subtle contrast, these lovely blonde tones will be your latest color crush!
Medium blonde can go anywhere between honey, sandy, dirty, ash, copper, or golden blonde hues. These warm and cool blonde shades all have that natural-looking vibe that’s ideal if you want to do a balayage or ombre – like how it-girls Margot Robbie, Gwen Stefani, Ciara, and Gigi Hadid do it.
Blonde and balayage specialist Justine Petrucci recommends getting a trim or a haircut especially when you’re trading darker shades for blonde. “I want to know they’re leaving the salon with healthy blonde hair that will grow out beautifully,” she says since bleaching the hair can be damaging.
“Trust your colorist to give you an opinion on tones and placements that will suit you,” Justine shares. It’s important that you consider your skin tone and eye color first before choosing which shade to rock, and this is where your trusted hairdresser can help you.
When asked about maintenance, she suggests “to replace your regular conditioner with a mask or treatment. After being lightened our hair needs more moisture. Everyone washes their hair, so I know even the busiest clients can do it!” Olaplex is one of her number 1 must-have products, as it strengthens and mends the hair beautifully.
Do this oh-so-sweet hair in a lot of lovely ways! Here are this year’s best medium blonde hair color ideas.
Platinum Blonde on Medium Hair
When you have thin tresses that sit a few inches beyond your shoulders, you can slay this look with no sweat. Platinum blonde on medium hair will flatter your fair complexion. Volume around the hairline will freshen up your face and highlight your chop’s layers.
Icy Blonde on Medium Length Hair
Looks flawless from root to ends! This icy blonde on medium-length hair will make you love the balayage and ombre. Both methods, if work hand in hand along the beach waves, will give you a fine finish.
Medium-Long Cool Blonde
Annoyed with your dry hair ends and brassy tone? Bring back the liveliness of your tresses with this chop and color! You can keep it a bit longer with a more relaxed shade of blonde. Time to switch to this medium-long cool blonde hair color for a whole new hairstyle. The foilayage technique gently brightens the locks and goes with most skin takes. It makes for the perfect with soft waves.
Medium Length Light Blonde
Works for any hair length, shadow root will secure depth to the color of your choice. Try this medium-length light blonde hair if you want to go brighter this time. The layered chop is ideal when you wish to remove weight from your hair tips.
Collarbone Length Dark Blonde
How stunning can your balayage be? There’s a fresh vibe about this collarbone-length dark blonde hair if styled with waves. The flow seems flawless, especially on this beige chocolate balayage.
Medium Ash Blonde Balayage
No one resists a shoulder-length lob with waves! Slay a medium ash blonde balayage like a rockstar, and you’ll love the depth on your root. Complete the style by adding waves to your tresses, and leaving the ends straight.
Medium-Short White Blonde with Darker Roots
Shadow root in this icy balayage will make the process of growing out hair the least of your concern. This medium-short white blonde hair with darker roots has a depth that helps the color to bring out a dimension. Adding texture and waves to create movement is what makes this shaggy bob perfect for women with fine hair. It’s one of my favorite medium blonde hairstyles here!
Medium to Short Strawberry Blonde
Slay a dark-rooted medium to short strawberry blonde hair color ASAP! It’ll boost your fair skin complexion, and of course, your glam. Messy-looking wavy hair and texture are what adds excitement to this whole trend.
Shoulder Length Warm Blonde
A shoulder-length warm blonde hair that suits your smooth, thick hair! Movement of waves looks effortless and even outlines the babylights and balayage here. It has a golden shade that’s guaranteed to flatter fair skin tones.
Dirty Blonde for Medium Length Hair
Here’s a dirty blonde for medium-length hair for such a classic look! The dimension is undeniable and will turn out fantastic on your beach waves with a dark blonde base. Stay away from the unwanted brassy tone by using a purple shampoo.
Mid-Length Bright Blonde
This mid-length bright blonde hair color will give you the dimension of your dreams! The combo of babylights and highlights, done by a balayage, form emphasis and depth. This creamy blonde hue looks flawless on textured, wavy locks.
Golden Blonde Highlights for Medium Hair
“The perfect amount of depth with just the right pop of brightness!” This is how the hair colorist Katelynn of Wauconda, IL describes the look. These are the gorgeous golden blonde highlights for medium hair. The root melt and foilayage make the entire shade intense to match with voluminous waves.
Medium Length Blonde Ombre
The beauty of this medium-length blonde ombre is that you have enough tresses to style it. Thin and loose waves or a classic low bun will emphasize the lighter ends and the money piece. So, if you’re not a fan of monthly color touch-ups, this balayage is your thing.
Q&A with style creator, Hilary Butler
Hair Stylist @ Salon Rouge in Mishawaka, IN
How would you describe this look?
The first thing that pops into my head to describe this look I created would be tousled beach blonde hair. I love this cut and color because of the texture and movement. The money piece in front creates a frame or halo around her face while the interior leaves depth and dimension to enhance the blonde and give a soft blend.
Any advice for someone considering it?
This style is my go-to. If you are someone who wants low maintained upkeep with an easy grow-out, this type of look is for you whether you or want to be a blonde, brunette, or a redhead. Balayage complements your natural color just by itself, so you don’t necessarily feel the need to cover it up or add another color unless needed. Often times, clients want to be more blonde than they already are, but a good way to achieve that without compromising the health of the hair would be to add lowlights. This will create contrast making the blonde appear brighter and thicker.
I love a lived-in style (loose waves and texture) for which any hair type can be given. Another way to help with styling your hair like this is to use a 1-2″ curling barrel (depending on hair length or desired curl), leaving the ends out and by finishing with a dry texture spray to give it a to tousled or messy appearance.
Medium to Long Rich Blonde
A medium to long, rich blonde hair color to offer your thick tresses a makeover! Texture and soft waves are all you need to pull off such graceful edge. Opt for a middle part style, and subtle curtain bangs to give it a modern spin.
Q&A with style creator, Antonio Geiovan
Hairstylist @ Antonio Geiovan Styles in Julington Creek, FL
How would you describe this look?
This look, in particular, was a decision that had to be made for a client who needed to take a break from lightening her hair so much. This was her first visit with me, and after examining her hair and its integrity, I decided to talk her into some healthier decisions for her hair.
We decided to give her more of a shag cut with some curtain bangs to help blend the shorter layers around her face from breakage. For her color, we decided to take her down a level and added some gold and light ash tones to give her a nice neutral wheaty finish.
Any advice for someone considering it?
You should be able to handle bangs or a shorter face frame and layers for style purposes. Also, understand that you can give your hair a darker and richer caramel blonde feel without it being brown!
Mid-Length Sandy Blonde
A virgin-looking mane isn’t always achievable with dull hair color and straight strands. This mid-length sandy blonde hair allows you to have a new look to match your simplicity. This blonde shade isn’t too pale to keep the zest of your locks.