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Champagne Hair Color Is the Romance-Ready Blonde You Need This Season

Champagne blonde is the shade for celebrating everything from romantic love to self-love. Here’s what you need to know about the bubbly shade, plus inspirational photos to take with you to the salon.

Break out the champagne! This time of year love is in the air and we’re head over heels for champagne blonde hair color. Whether you’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day with a special someone or want self-love in the form of a mini makeover, treat yourself to this blonde shade that’s just as good as a cold glass of bubbly. The bright blonde hue inspired by the celebratory beverage has been making its rounds on social media.

Interested in trying champagne blonde hair? Whether you’re starting with ash blonde strands or looking to make a drastic change from your dark brown hair, keep reading for everything you need to know about the bubbly color.

What is champagne blonde hair?

As you may have guessed, champagne blonde hair is inspired by the popular party beverage. To achieve champagne blonde hair, your colorist will create a soft, creamy hue with an emphasis on shine that resembles a sparkling glass of bubbly.

If you’re starting with a dark hair color and are hoping to go much lighter, your colorist will need to bleach your mane to lift your current hue before applying a champagne hair color. While bleach will always cause damage, your colorist will work to make sure your strands look and feel their best before you leave the salon. Ask your colorist about Redken Shades EQ Gloss, a salon service that allows you to try a hair color like champagne blonde with minimal damage (its ammonia-free!). And here’s something to celebrate—the brand’s latest shade launched is Gold Rose which falls perfectly in line with the champagne blonde trend.

How do you care for champagne blonde hair?

With any color change, you can expect to switch up your hair care routine a bit. Since every great maintenance routine starts with a salon-quality shampoo and conditioner. We recommend picking up a system formulated specifically for color-treated hair like the Redken Blondage Color Extend Shampoo + Conditioner Duo. This system features a gentle non-stripping formula to enhance vibrancy on color-treated hair.

If your strands are feeling the damaging effects of bleach, a weekly hair mask is a must. We love the Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Deep Conditioning Mask. This two-in-one hair mask is both an intense conditioner and care extender designed specifically for dry, brittle hair.

To keep your champagne hair color looking its best, expect to head back to the salon every four to six weeks for touch-ups. If you’re a natural blonde, you may be able to stretch out the time between salon appointments a bit longer.

Is champagne blonde cool or warm?

Good question! While champagne blonde typically has golden undertones, your colorist can tailor the hue to be cool or warm depending on your desired final look. Searching for inspiration photos to bring to the salon?

Is champagne blonde the same as ash blonde?

While ash blonde is very similar to champagne, the latter has a more intense shine—which is why so many people confuse the two shades. Ash blonde is an extremely cool hue while champagne can be worn super cool or on the warmer side depending on your skin tone.

These 12 champagne blonde below flatter different skin tones and hair textures.

The Best Champagne Hair Color Ideas to Try Now

Good hair day by @husseinsalehhair.

Champagne Blonde Balayage

If you’re concerned about frequent root touch-ups, opt for a champagne balayage! Your colorist will hand paint the champagne hue from your mid-lengths to ends while leaving your roots closer to your natural color.


Photo credit: Redken

Soft Champagne Blonde

Not too bright, not too shiny—a soft champagne look is ideal if you’re looking for a subtle color change. Ask your colorist about Redken Shades EQ Gloss in Gold Rose—the secret sauce to recreating this soft look in just 20 minutes. The gloss also conditions the hair, leaving your mane looking and feeling healthier than when you stepped into the salon.


Photo credit: Redken

Warm Champagne Blonde

Opt for a warm champagne balayage to perfectly complement your summertime tan.

Good hair day by @lexdoesmyhair.

Champagne Blush

Blush shades are the perfect way to add a touch of pale pink to your champagne hair without completely washing out your complexion. You guessed it—Redken Shades EQ Gold Rose will get you this delicate tint that resembles a bottle of sparkling rosé .

To help protect your blush color from untimely fading, try the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color Mask. The product helps prolong color radiance for color-treated hair in one minute only.


Photo credit: Redken

Pearly Champagne

When it comes to champagne blonde, pearl is the brightest of them all. To maintain your iridescent hue in between touch-ups, invest in a color depositing shampoo like the Biolage Professional Color Last Purple Shampoo. This shampoo neutralizes brass and unwanted warm tones while conditioning and protecting hair from breakage.

Good hair day by @rachel_redd.

Silver Champagne Highlights

Looking to take your cool-toned look to the next level? Ask your stylist to create a champagne blonde and silver mix with all-over highlights.

If you decide to add silver to your look, we recommend the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver Purple Shampoo. The neutralizing system, enriched with magnesium and anti-yellowing agents, counteracts unwanted brassy tones.

Good hair day by @salon_e.

Iced Champagne Blonde

We don’t know about you, but we like our champagne ice cold! If you have a fair skin tone, this icy champagne creation will look stunning on you.

Good hair day by @brooksimms.

Champagne Blonde Highlights

Give your strands a subtle touch of bubbly by asking your colorist for champagne blonde highlights.

Good hair day by @studioplaza.

Champagne Bronde

Brunettes, this color is made for you! Ask your colorist for champagne bronde if you’re not ready to commit to all over blonde color.


Photo credit: Redken

Champagne Blonde Curls

We love the look of champagne blonde highlights on curly hair. Strategically placed, the combination adds lots of dimension making your ringlets really pop.

Good hair day by beeblondor.

Buttery Champagne Blonde

Similar to cream blonde, this soft, buttery take on champagne hair will instantly warm up your complexion.


Photo credit: Redken

Champagne Blonde With Shadow Root

Thinking of going outside the box for your next color change? Ask your colorist for a shadow root with a bright hair color to add a touch of vibrancy to your champagne blonde look..

Ready to try a champagne hair color? has all the hair care products you need to keep your new hue fresh and looking its healthiest.

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