For a sun-kissed blonde look, select warm shades with golden and red tones that complement people with warm undertones. Light honey blonde could work for neutral complexions, while darker caramel tones will enhance your natural glow.
Warm shades like golden honey and strawberry blonde create a healthy sheen to your complexion, perfect for warm skin tones (such as Laverne Cox). Silver-blonde is also great for brightening up cool complexions.
If you have cooler skin tones, opt for a platinum or ash blonde shade with blue and violet undertones to balance out the yellow in your locks. But be sure to add warm highlights to avoid looking washed out.
Zendaya has stunning sun-kissed locks that showcase this rich, golden blonde hue – it looks luminous against medium to darker skin tones and works equally well on straight or wavy hair! Soft balayage is best used for this look, starting at eye height for maximum impact.
Warm colors bring out your natural golden or bronze glow better than their cold counterparts, like platinum blonde. Stylists advise against yellow-based tones if you have warm skin tones, as these could wash out any individual hue and leave an unsightly, sallow effect in its wake.
Caramel, strawberry, honey, and golden blonde tones provide warm complexions with a radiant sheen. Suppose you have olive-toned skin, sandy beige blondes like Jennifer Aniston, or buttery caramel balayage, as seen on RHOP star Gizelle Bryant. In that case, it will give your complexion an inviting, healthy glow.
If you have neutral skin tones, the ideal shade would be to blend your blonde with warm brown or copper hues – as Rihanna does in her signature caramel blonde style.
Honey blonde highlights blended throughout a sandy brown base give your hair dimension and an inviting, warm hue, creating dimension and dimension without looking washed-out or orange. This shade is perfect for dark skin tones, emphasizing their warmth without appearing dull or orange.
Strawberry blonde is an exquisite feminine shade with peach and pink tones, complementing fair complexions with cool undertones. Try creating it through soft, buttery balayage for the ideal result!
Adding caramel blonde highlights to a rich, warm chocolate brown shade is a chic, sophisticated look that complements most eye colors. This warm blonde shade is an effective alternative to the more common ash-blonde shade, which may appear too cold against darker skin tones; furthermore, it complements cool blonde colors like blue-green eyes well.
Warm blonde shades offer warmth and depth that complement medium skin tones better than their platinum or ash blonde counterparts. According to Matt Rez from Meche Salon in Beverly Hills, California, lowlights can create an eye-catching luminous finish while hiding natural dark roots or faded color.
Honey brown lowlights with caramel blonde bases create luxurious locks that bring out your skin’s glow and make an impression statement about who you are. They work great as part of balayage highlights or chunky face-framing highlights for added dimension to blonde hues, although Redken’s Celene Dupuis advises to stay light; two to three shades darker would suffice as base colors.
Maintaining vibrant blondes can be difficult. To combat brassiness, ask your stylist for regular light glossing services and use a violet-hued shampoo such as Redken’s Color Extend Blondage once every week as part of an anti-yellow toning strategy and to maintain moisture for radiant blonde locks.
Ashy blondes can look chic and sophisticated yet can easily wash out your complexion. If you have warmer skin tones but a platinum blonde complexion, consider adding richer caramel lowlights to warm up the shade and complement it better.
Wella toners can help warm up ashy blondes at home. Wella Color Charm toners work wonders with sand blonde or honey shades, while Schwarzkopf’s BlondMe toner may be more suitable for very light blondes.