12 Stunning Blonde Hair Shades You Need In Your Life Right Now.

Hair klaxon! Everybody stop asking, yes blondes have more fun!

From caramel to ash to pearl to platinum to butter, blonde hair color comes in a kazillion hues to suit who you are, and transform you into who you want to be.

So what beautiful bombshell blonde hair shades are topping the color charts this year?

Let’s find out!

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Which are the trendiest blonde hair shades this year?

If you’re ready to brighten up your hair – and your life – here are the super on trend blonde hair shades you need in your life right now!

#1 Caramel Blonde.

The sweet colored sensation.

Ahhh, sweet caramel hair.

That heady blend of brown and blonde that’s all sun-kissed, beachy, alluring and lustrous. The toasted, light brown look has got our heads in a spin.

From catwalk to sidewalk, it’s everywhere we look right now.

Caramel blonde is a dark blonde/light brown blend of sun-kissed tones that add depth and dimension to any look.

From dark bronde caramel tones to golden and beige accents, the range of caramel shades and hues work amazingly as a base for other on-trend styles like ombre, balayage and caramel highlights.

It’s a warm, rich color that also knits well with dark roots for a on-point, grown-out look. 

#2 Natural Blonde.

Naturally gorgeous in every way.

Natural hair dye is as close as you’ll get to the real thing. It can be buttery, creamy or veer towards ashy depending on your base color.

It’s slightly on the warm side but great for neutral tones and works amazingly as a base for highlights or balayage looks.

What we love about natural shades are that they bring out the best in your features.

Light eyes or dark, warm skin or cool, natural has a fuss-free, laid back vibe that you’ll love.

#3 Strawberry blonde.

The tantalisingly tasty look.

One shade that’s storming up the color trend charts for this year is Strawberry blonde.

Pastel colous are hot in our Hair color trends this year and this soft, sexy pink hue is a delicious addition.

Strawberry blonde dances between pale blonde shades and red hair shades and is not quite one or the other – it’s the best of both.

It’s not a natural color but it’s a tone blondes or redheads enjoy flirting with to add a bit of depth or lighten their natural color.

If you have fair skin, eyes and freckles, it’ll look awesome on you.

#4 Light Ash Blonde.

The silky cool hue.

Ash is a cool tone with notes of blue, purple and silver. Ash blonde refers to a very light and almost white shade with distinct ashy grey undertones.

The smokey tone is incredibly versatile as can hold its own from one season to the next. It doesn’t have to be super light, but your hair will need to have a light base color to achieve it.

Plus it will take other colors really well, so you can add temporary touches of pink, blue, and purple highlights if your heart desires.

#5 Platinum blonde.

Icy white brightness.

Platinum blonde hair is a timeless shade that’s also known as white-blonde or ice blonde.

It’s almost-white lustre is achieved by using bleach to strip your hair of all color pigment to get it super super light.

The icy-white shade is not for everyone.

It can wash out your skin tone and make you look ashen if it’s not right for you. Cool tones will suit it best and those with naturally lighter hair are more likely to carry it off.

You’ll also need an excellent purple shampoo to keep any brassiness at bay.

If you can rock it, you definitely should! It’s a statement blonde shade that suits any style and looks totally amazing with darker roots or dipped ends.

#6 Silver blonde.

Shimmering shades of silver.

There’s never been a better time to get silver hair.

The gorgeous trend of gray and silver hair is lighting up our worlds and putting a sparkle on our heads.

Silver is part of the exquisite metallic hair color trend that includes rich coppers and rose golds.

From smokey greys and ice silvers to mushroom grays and rose silver, we love silver hair for it’s versatility.

Not only does it go well with styles like balayage and ombre, we love it best mixed with pastel colors. It’s no wonder silver-blonde hair is so popular right now.

#7 Butter blonde

A creamy sensation.

Buttery blonde is a light and creamy color that can be described as a blend of pale yellow and white.

It’s similar to platinum blonde but more natural looking with its warmer tones, which makes it ideal for women who have lighter skin tones and want to enhance their complexion.

The best thing about this color is the fact that it’s low-maintenance. You don’t have to worry about it looking orange or brassy after a while and can enjoy the beautiful creamy hue for as long as you want.

If you want to give your butter blonde color an extra boost, try styling it into beachy waves for a summery look that will turn heads everywhere you go.

#8 Dirty Blonde

Embracing the Natural Look

Dirty blonde, also known as “dishwater blonde,” is a complex color that’s not quite blonde and not quite brown.

It’s the perfect middle ground for those who want a natural, sun-kissed look without going too light.

Dirty blonde hair is incredibly versatile and can be tailored to suit any skin tone.

Often, it involves a mix of warm and cool tones which brings depth and dimension to the hair.

Plus, because it’s a blend of lighter and darker shades, re-growth tends to be less noticeable, making it an excellent low-maintenance choice.

#9 Champagne Blonde

Celebratory and Exquisite

Champagne blonde is a glamorous, golden shade that evokes luxury and sophistication.

It’s a warm, buttery hue that suits a range of skin tones, but it’s particularly flattering on paler complexions with pink undertones.

This blonde is bright, bubbly, and full of life, much like the drink it’s named after!

Its golden vibes give a healthy, natural glow to your look, and it’s especially eye-catching in the sunlight.

#10 Honey Blonde

Sweetly Sophisticated

Honey blonde is a gorgeous, warm hair color that’s perfect for those looking to brighten up their locks without going too light.

It’s a stunning blend of rich golden and light brown hues that mimic the natural color of honey.

This color can add warmth and depth to your hair, making it look healthy and full.

It’s a versatile shade that can be adjusted to suit a variety of skin tones, making it a sweet choice for anyone looking to change up their look.

#11 Sandy Blonde

Beachy and Beautiful

Reminiscent of a day spent on a beach, sandy blonde hair is a soft, natural-looking shade that’s a mix of light blonde and subtle ash brown undertones.

This shade is perfect for those who want to lighten their hair without the commitment of maintaining a brighter platinum or butter blonde.

This color has a sun-kissed, effortlessly cool vibe that’s all about embracing a more natural look.

It works well with fair to medium skin tones and can be tailored to best suit your complexion.

#12 Pearl Blonde

Elegantly Iridescent

Pearl blonde is a soft, iridescent shade that’s a step up from the traditional platinum blonde.

This shade is all about the cool undertones and the glossy finish. It’s a color that brings to mind images of luxury and elegance, with its cool, pearly sheen.

It’s an ideal choice for those who want a light, but not stark, color that shines beautifully under the light.

How to choose the right blonde hair shade for you.

Let’s face it, not all shades of blonde are created equal.

Finding the right shade to suit your skin tone, eye color, and personal style can be overwhelming and difficult.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a guide to finding the perfect blonde shade for you.

1.Know Your Skin Tone

The first and most important step in choosing a blonde shade is to know your skin tone.

Skin tones are classified as warm, cool, or neutral.

If you have warm undertones, shades of blonde with golden or honey tones would suit you best.

If you have cooler undertones, ash blonde would be perfect for you.

Neutral tones, you’re lucky! You can experiment and choose whichever shade you fancy!

If you’re not sure what undertones you have, just use our handy checklist!

If you have warm undertones:

  • You have red or golden undertones in your hair.
  • Your skin tone will be golden, tan or olive.
  • You have green veins in your wrist.
  • You suit bright or rich shades.
  • You probably have freckles.
  • Gold jewellery looks awesome on you.

If you have cool undertones:

  • Your skin tone is pink or pale.
  • You prefer wearing jewel and pastel colors.
  • The color yellow does not look good on you.
  • You have blue veins in your wrist.
  • Pearls and silver jewellery look awesome on you.
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2.Consider Your Natural Hair Color

Another important factor in choosing your perfect blonde shade is considering your natural hair color.

If you have darker hair, going for a bright platinum blonde might not look as flattering as you’d like.

Instead, go for lighter shades of blonde that won’t require as much bleaching, like honey or caramel.

3.Consult Your Stylist

It’s always a good idea to visit your stylist or colorist and ask their opinion before deciding on a new blonde hue.

They’ll be able to give you recommendations based on your hair type, condition, and color, as well as tell you how best to look after the color.

4.Consider the Season

Seasonal changes in hair shade are trendy!

Just like clothes, certain shades of blonde complement different seasons.

For summer, go for a brighter shade of blonde to match the vibrant heat.

Fall and winter embrace golden hues.

Pastels are perfect for spring.

You can try experimenting with the different seasons and see which shades either work well or do not complement your complexion.

5.Protect And Care For Your Hair

Bleaching your hair to go blonde is not a healthy or easy process.

But with the right products and regular hair care maintenance, you can keep your blonde hair looking its best.

Look for shampoos and conditioners that are specifically designed for blonde hair, and use hair masks to promote hair strength.

Use heat protectors and avoid excess heat styling to prevent damage and breakage.

What hair color suits me?

Parting words

Bombshell blonde hair is a classic look that’s been around for centuries, but the shades are ever-changing, allowing you to have fun with your luscious locks.

Whether you opt for Ash Blonde, Caramel Blonde or Platinum Blonde to name a few – it’s guaranteed to turn heads.

If there was ever evidence that blondes have more fun, we just provided it!

Life is too short not to take every opportunity to enjoy it to its fullest, so embrace your blonde ambition today and join the ride.

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Nicola Freeman

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With over two decades of passionate hair dyeing experience, I've experimented with nearly every shade imaginable. My journey began long before blogging; as an award-winning copywriter in London and New York, I shaped narratives for iconic brands. However, when friends sought advice during Covid for at-home hair dyeing, I realized my true calling. Beyond being your hair color expert, I'm a mom of two girls, wife to artist Tony, and an avid soccer player!