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The Blonde Bible: 18 Shades Of Blonde Hair For Every Skin Tone

28 August 2017
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Emily Arata

Senior Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L’Oréal, Emily works with celebrity stylists to make finding the right cut, color, or style easier than ever before. She's previously written for Allure, Elite Daily, and First We Feast.

There’s no such thing as just going blonde. As anyone who’s ever made the move to the light side knows, blonde hair comes in every shade imaginable. Some hues lean towards red, while others have icy blue undertones made for cool-skinned ladies.

While the wide world of blonde might be intimidating, the upside is that there’s a shade of bleached perfection fit for every single person. From deepest brown tones to palest white, going blonde will make you feel like a whole new woman—one with gorgeous platinum locks.

Ready to find the blonde that’s best for you? Take a deep dive with us.

Strawberry Blonde

With a bright orange hue and a hint of sunny yellow underneath, strawberry blonde warms up the complexion immediately. We find it extra flattering on women with medium skin tones, particularly those wanting to take a step away from honey blonde.

Honey Blonde

Honey blonde seems to be one of the most popular shades of the color, and with good reason: It looks good on everyone. Like the perfect pair of jeans, honey flatters women of pale, medium, and very dark skin colors. What more could you want?

Golden Blonde

Warm and reflective, golden blonde hair is most frequently spotted on light and medium to medium-dark skin tones. It’s truly stunning, bringing effortlessly rich notes to honey hair. If you go golden, friends will undoubtedly shower you with compliments.

Platinum Blonde

In the longstanding tradition of Hollywood starlets with blonde hair, platinum signifies a true diva. The high-maintenance color is icy and pale, making a statement just as loud as neon hair ever could. Make like your favorite bombshell and take a walk on the platinum side, especially if you have cool undertones to your skin.

Dirty Blonde

Dirty blonde hair is the cool girl’s version of the shade, one that just barely qualifies as part of the blonde family. The hue is ashy and brown-influenced, falling right on the spectrum between the two colors. This shade looks incredible on medium and dark skin.

Dark Blonde

Like dirty blonde, dark blonde falls somewhere in between blonde and brunette. Still, this shade has undertones of ash that flatter medium and dark complexions, making it a versatile pick. If you’re not quite committed to blondeness, dark blonde is the way to go.

Beige Blonde

Beige blonde holds a special place in our hearts because it’s an incredibly unique shade. Whether your stylist mixes the shade with warm or cool undertones, the color retains ashy, near-silver influences that make our hearts beat a little faster. For light and medium skin tones, beige is a stunner.

White Blonde

We like to call this the blonde’s blonde, especially since it’s a high-maintenance shade that takes some experience to keep bright. White blonde practically glows with intensity, a kind just you can’t replicate. The frigid color is a fantastic choice for very pale ladies, taking the color to the next level.

Ash Blonde

Somewhere between beige, silver, and platinum lies ash blonde, a color that’s tailor-made for the commitment-phobic. Why choose just one shade, when you can have the all at once? This creamy, soft shade is a fantastic choice for women of all skin colors. Just make sure your stylist takes it warm or cool, according to your undertones.

Beige Blonde

What, you thought we were going to mention beige once and then roll right on past it? Not the case, especially considering we have a serious crush on this shade. Beige blonde is best when it’s very cool and sandy. The tone is sophisticated, especially on ladies with particularly fair skin.

Champagne Blonde

Champagne blonde is a color meant for summer. Its toffee tones and hints of red bring this color much closer to copper than many shades of blonde, which makes it feel very special. Whether or not you get to laze around the pool all summer, champagne-tinted hair will make you feel like an heiress—no matter your skin tone.

Venetian Blonde

Calling this shade blonde is something of a misnomer since Venetian blonde is a color that’s very close to copper. The warm shade is an ideal fit for those with very pale skin, especially because the hue brings extra color to lifeless complexions.

Sandy Blonde

If you’re aiming for ultimate beach babe status, sandy blonde is the way to go. This shade isn’t too bright or dark—instead, it falls directly into the beige category. If you’re particularly proud of your tan or have naturally olive skin, sandy is the right pick.

Silver Blonde

Like platinum hair, silvery blonde is not for the faint of heart. The delicate grayscale shade has seen an enormous jump in popularity, one you can probably chalk up to social media. We recommend this shade for ladies of all skin tones. Rather than making you look like a grandmother, silver hair will truly make your look even more youthful.

Pink Blonde

Speaking of youthful, pastel-influenced hair, we have to talk about pink blonde. The shade is a very washed out version of the cotton candy blonde, one made particularly popular by social media influencers. This shade is summery and unexpected, perfect for women of all skin tones—particularly since your stylist can start with any shade of blonde.

Blue Blonde

Like pink blonde hair, blue blonde is something of a novel approach to bright hair. Whether you choose an ombre into full turquoise or an all-over silver-blue wash, the stunning take on pastel will certainly be a crowd pleaser. We love this look for ladies of medium and light skin tones.

Butterscotch Blonde

On the golden-brown end of the blonde spectrum, we have butterscotch. The deliciously rich color blends notes of chestnut and honey, resulting in a very warm take on blonde that’s almost good enough to eat. Ladies of with medium and medium-dark complexions, this one’s for you.

Chestnut Blonde

Are you a brunette who’s always wanted to change sides? Chestnut blonde is the way to go. The shade incorporates notes of auburn and caramel, making it a nuanced take on “bronde” hair. Even better: This shade looks fabulous on everyone.

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