The Most Beautiful Blonde Hair Colors To Try in 2022
Do blondes really have more fun? We can neither confirm nor deny, but these beautiful blonde hair color ideas have us itching to try something new. If rainy, seasonal weather has given your beauty routine a major case of cabin fever, we've got your ticket to somewhere sunny; or if your in-season color is fading and ready for an update, we've got all the options.
Whether channeling a platinum shade à la Marilyn Monroe or our favorite color crush, ash blonde, we're finding color inspiration to help you update your 'do on all ends of the blonde spectrum. Get inspired before your next hair appointment with blonde hair colors to highlight complexions of all ranges—and to leave you feeling fresh and fabulous. Pinterest beauty board ready? Let's go girls.
Sandy blonde is another color you should consider if you want a more "beigey" or muted blonde, according to Michael. This beige hue is a result of combining a gold base with a cooler reflecting shade.
This shade is a combination of cool pearl and a tad of gold, according to Shvonne Perkins, Madison Reed Expert Colorist.
Lauren Williams, an Austin-based hairstylist, adds, "This shade is really the best of the best for just about any skin tone. It softens blondes and adds a creamy, luxurious tone to the hair. A perfect addition to your root shadowed "lived in look" or bright global blondes!"
Try a rose blonde shade if you favor a little more warmth in your locks.
"These are shades that are infused with a little more copper and pearl, giving a not-quite-red yet not-quite-blonde look," Perkins says. "These shades are being embraced because they are easier to maintain than platinum blonde and the tones are more flexible." She goes on to note that tones with more warmth and richness will lend more radiance and reflectivity. "It makes the skin look more luminous and dewier," she says.
Spiced Gold Blonde
Wanting to phase out of pure blonde locks? Williams calls spiced gold blonde a good transitional color.
"Add a little spice to your life by bringing the perfect mix of gold and copper tones to this trendy hue," she says. "It's a great transition for blondes who want to add depth and vibrancy to their locks while achieving tons of shine!"
Baby Platinum Blonde
Make platinum blonde more wearable and low maintenance with highlights and lowlights throughout to create a multi-dimensional baby blonde look.
Dirty Blonde Shadow Root
Brunettes can always get in on the sunny times, too. With a shadow root and seamless balayage highlights, this hair color is low maintenance enough to push back your touch-up appointment for a few months.
Golden Blonde Balayage
Ah, a forever classic blonde hair shade that is easy and breezy enough to last for weeks and weeks without any extra tweaks. Ask for varying shades of gold, honey, and baby blonde.
Like platinum, but with extra pearly zing. This color looks absolutely striking when added to slightly darker roots to create a color melt with major style.
Rooty Ash Blonde
Dark roots and super blonde strands can totally get along, especially when choosing a cool-toned ashy blonde that matches your natural hair tone.
A healthy dose of late-afternoon light makes dirty blonde look fresh for any season. This warm hair color feels just like a sunset.
Classic Balayage Blonde
We can't get enough of the cult-favorite coloring technique balayage. With highlights sweeping from face-framing layers to the back end of your tresses and just enough room at the crown for natural color to peek through, your salon's balayage specialist will know what to do.
Sandy Stone Blonde
A neutral blonde for all skin tones, stone blonde is the perfect way to lighten up your darker blonde strands without having to go full-on platinum.
Cream Blonde Ombré
Even the darkest of brunettes can get a dose of blonde on their strands. A color melt going from deep chocolate brown to creamy ash blonde? Oh yeah, that'll do.
Strawberry Blonde Hair Color
"Strawberry wine…seventeen…" This oh-so-sweet hair color takes us back to better days by crossing the bridge between blonde and auburn in the loveliest of ways.
Frosted Wheat Blonde
Typically associated with winter blondes, cool blonde is actually oh-so flattering for warmer seasons like summer, too. Ask for a root smudge to marry your roots to the new hair color.
Warm and melty like butterscotch, this blonde hair color tiptoes along the line of strawberry blonde—and we are here for it.
Dirty Blonde Hair Color
This low-maintenance color is as effortless as it is timeless. We love how these loose waves play up the natural tones of her color.
Ice Blonde Hair Color
Hello, modern color crush! We're loving the cool-girl color of the moment for its grey undertones that are matched by a youthful bright blonde.
Golden Blonde Hair Color
Old Hollywood glamour comes in its finest form with luscious, golden waves that look straight off the beach.
Blonde Hair Color With Lowlights
We want to steal this color for ourselves ASAP. Lowlights on bright blonde hair create a visual depth that brilliantly adds volume even after a few days post-shampoo.
Dark Blonde Hair Color
Golden highlights are met by rich lowlights to produce a swoon-worthy dark blonde color. This color best accentuates complexions with olive tones.
Sandy Blonde Hair Color
Calling all beach beauties! No sun and sand necessary to attain a beautiful sandy blonde wherever you are. Shimmering highlights and just a hint of lowlights with cool undertones create this perfectly effortless color.