Break out the champagne! This time of year is jam-packed with celebrations. Whether you’re headed to back-to-back weddings or a graduation ceremony, there are plenty of reasons to pour a cold glass of bubbly. If you’re looking to be the real life of the party, don’t just drink champagne—wear it! A bright blonde hue inspired by the celebratory beverage has been making its rounds on social media. That’s right—we’re talking about champagne blonde hair!
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.
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 Nature + Science Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner. 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 Deep Conditioning Mega 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.
Are beige and champagne the same color?Beige blonde and champagne both have intense shine—which is why so many people confuse the two shades. Beige is an ash blonde hue with sandy undertones while champagne can be worn super light or on the darker side depending on your skin tone.
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? These are the 12 champagne blonde looks you need to see.
The Best Champagne Hair Color Ideas To Try Now
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.
Soft Champagne Blonde
Not too bright, not too shiny—a soft champagne look is ideal if you’re looking for a subtle color change.
Warm Champagne Blonde
Opt for a warm champagne balayage to perfectly complement your summertime tan.
Blush shades are the perfect way to add a touch of pale pink to your champagne hair without completely washing out your complexion.
To help protect your blush color from untimely fading, try the L'Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Color A-OX Color Radiance Jelly Mask. The product helps prolong color radiance for color-treated hair in one minute only.
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 ColorLast Purple Shampoo. This shampoo neutralizes brass and unwanted warm tones while conditioning and protecting hair from breakage.
Silver Champagne Balayage
Looking to take your cool-toned look to the next level? Ask your stylist to create a champagne blonde and silver balayage.
If you decide to add silver to your look, we recommend the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver Shampoo. The neutralizing system, enriched with magnesium and anti-yellowing agents, counteracts unwanted brassy tones.
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.
Champagne Blonde Highlights
Give your strands a subtle touch of bubbly by asking your colorist for champagne blonde highlights.
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.
Champagne Blonde Bob
Though we love the look of champagne blonde on long hair, the hue looks particularly sharp paired with a blunt bob.
Buttery Champagne Blonde
Similar to cream blonde, this soft, buttery take on champagne hair will instantly warm up your complexion.
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 champagne blonde hair? We’d love to see your final look! Use the hashtag #HairDotCom to share your photos with us.
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