Bombshell klaxon! Everybody stop asking, yes blondes have more fun! From caramel to ash to pearl to platinum to butter, blonde hair comes in a kazillion hues to suit who you are, and transform you into who you want to be. So what beautiful blonde hair shades are topping the colour charts this year?
Let’s find out!
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What is blonde hair?
Natural blonde hair is an eye-sparkling, face-framing natural colour that goes lighter in the sunshine and darker as you get older. Blonde hair colours come in many shades that are differentiated by their tones – warmer tones pull red and yellower pigments and cooler blondes have a base of purple or blue.
What we love about blonde hair is its versitality. It’s uber fabulous as an accent colour too. Perfect for ombre, dipped ends, highlights and balayage styles or blended with other striking colours like purple and silver.
Check out the latest blonde hair shades for ideas and inspiration.
Will blonde hair suit me?
There’s a blonde hair shade for every skin tone- whether you’re cool or warm.
You can use our checklist to see find out which undertone you are.
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 colours.
- The colour yellow does not look good on you.
- You have blue veins in your wrist.
- Pearls and silver jewellery look awesome on you.
Take the quiz!
If you’re not sure if you have warm or cool undertones or what kind of colours are best for you, you can take our quiz to get some fabulous hair colour ideas!
Just click on the image below to find out what hair colours suit you!
You can also try on some virtual hair colours with the Best hair colour changing apps you need to use in 2021!
Which are the hottest blonde hair shades?
If you’re ready to brighten up your hair at home, here are the bang on trend bombshell blonde shades you need in your life right now! Fine out more about each one in our Best blonde hair dye reviews.
For warm undertones:
The sweet coloured sensation.
Ahhh, sweet caramel hair. That heady blend of brown and blonde that’s all sun-kissed, beachy, alluring and lustrous. The toasted blonde, 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 blonde caramel tones to golden and beige blonde, 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 colour that knits well with dark roots for a on-point, grown-out look.
Can I dye my hair caramel blonde at home?
Of course! Caramel hair is an easy colour to try out yourself at home. Check out the Best Caramel Hair dyes to find the find shade for you.
Naturally gorgeous in every way.
Natural blonde hair colour is as close as you’ll get to the real thing. It can be buttery, creamy or veer towards ashy depending on your base colour.
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 blonde shades are that they bring out the best in your features. Light eyes or dark, warm skin or cool, natural blonde has a fuss-free, laid back vibe that you’ll love.
Can I dye my hair a natural blonde shade at home?
Sure can! But make sure you read the instructions on the side of the box to match you hair correctly to your current shade. Nailing natural all depends on getting this spot on.
The tantalisingly tasty look.
One blonde shade that’s storming up the colour trend charts for this year is Strawberry blonde. Pastel colours are hot in our Hair colour trends this year and this soft, sexy pink hue is a delicious addition.
Strawberry blonde dances between blonde hair shades and red hair shades and is not quite one or the other – it’s the best of both.
It’s not a natural colour but it’s a tone blondes or redheads enjoy flirting with to add a bit of depth or lighten their natural colour. If you have fair skin, eyes and freckles, it’ll look awesome on you.
Can I dye my hair strawberry blonde at home?
Yes you can get strawberry blonde hair at home! Although, because strawberry blonde is a tint of red or pink on blonde hair, there’s no such thing as strawberry blonde box dyes. You have to already have super light hair and then pick a pink or red box dye to get the effect.
For cool undertones:
Light Ash Blonde.
The silky cool hue.
Ash is a cool blonde hair shade with notes of blue, purple and silver. Ash blonde refers to a very light and almost white shade of blonde with distinct grey undertones.
The smokey tone of blonde 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 colour to achieve it.
Plus it will take other colours really well, so you can add temporary touches of pink, blue, and purple highlights if your heart desires.
Can I dye my hair ash blonde at home?
You need a super light base to achieve ash blonde hair at home. Read the advice on the box you choose carefully to match it with the colour your hair is now.
Icy white brightness.
Platinum is a timeless blonde 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 colour pigment to get it super super light.
Platinum blonde hair shades are 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 hair shade that suits any style and looks totally amazing with darker roots or dipped ends.
Can I dye my hair platinum blonde at home?
Bleaching your hair at home is not as simple as other home hair dye processes. The results are pretty dramatic and irreversible so you need to go slow and steady. There are loads of bleaching kits you can buy to get the look at home.
Check out our awesome guide, How to bleach your hair at home, DIY style for a step-by-step guide to a safe and successful process!
Shimmering shades of silver.
There’s never been a better time to go grey. The gorgeous granny trend of grey and silver hair is lighting up our worlds and putting a sparkle on our heads.
Silver blonde hair shades are part of the exquisite metallic hair colour trend that includes rich coppers and strawberry blonde golds.
From smokey greys and ice silvers to mushroom greys 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 colours. It’s no wonder silver blonde hair is so popular right now.
Can I dye my hair silver blonde at home?
If your hair is pre-lightened and you’re ready to get some sleek silver tones, there are some fabulous silver at-home dyes you can try. Just don’t forget to do that strand test first to check your colour will result in a silver blonde hair shade you love!