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When it comes to choosing a flattering hair color, it’s an unspoken rule that blended shades will always look more natural than extremes. Dying your hair fire engine red is all well and good, but wouldn’t a creamy strawberry blonde look even better?
Still, even the most experienced hair color fiend can find herself in a rut occasionally. Strawberry blonde is truly a unique shade, on that shouldn’t be dulled down or taken for granted. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 13 of the most beautiful red-blonde manes possible. Why settle for color that’s just mediocre?
If you’re ready for a refresh on your go-to shade or have been debating a hair color that’s not quite true red, not quite true blonde, feast your eyes on these strawberry blonde bombshells. Something in this list is bound to catch your eye.
If you’re hunting for an approachable first step into strawberry blonde territory, no version of the shade is more welcoming than ash blonde. This dusty, cool interpretation is appropriate for all seasons.
Strawberry platinum hair color is not a shade that’s designed for the hair color cautious because it requires regular touch-ups and an unshakeable home maintenance routine. If you’re committed to the blonde life already, up your game with this statement-making color.
Stylists love using shadowed roots as a way to create the illusion of thicker hair and more volume, as well as more realistic hair color. As an added bonus, the visible darkness will mean more time between touch-up appointments!
Put the strawberry back in blonde with this reddish take on the shade. Particularly flattering on the very fair-skinned, this ruby-influenced shade will brighten up your complexion.
You can wait until September to bask in the glory of sun-brightened blonde streaks around your face and at your roots, or you can mimic the look with a salon-created strawberry blonde shade. We’re impatient and choose the latter!
We love a dramatic red, but it’s not always the most wearable shade and has a tendency to lose vibrancy quickly. Instead of cherry, give ginger-influenced strawberry blonde a try. As it fades, you’ll be left with a delicious pastel tangerine shade.
Caramel-influenced strawberry blonde is warm and buttery. Its darker notes create depth, resulting in a lustrous but natural-looking shade that will make you the envy of your friend group. On long hair, it’s a real stunner.
Take inspiration from the tropics when it comes time to choose your hair color. Mangos, papayas, oranges, and tangerines all wear a bright shade of strawberry blonde that would look just as good on your mane.
Worried about veering too far into pink or orange territory? No worries. Ask your stylist to ground your strawberry blonde with a neutral brown shade that will keep you from accidentally leaving the salon with pastel hair color.
Often mistaken for faded rose gold, champagne strawberry blonde is a rich gold with just the slightest hint of red. Because the pre-lightening process can take a toll on the health of your hair, we’d recommend wearing this one with a shorter length.
You wouldn’t buy an entire bottle of top-tier foundation without swatching it on your skin. When it comes to a shade like strawberry blonde—a massive change for someone with naturally dark hair—give yourself a chance to adapt gradually. A balayage application will help you ease into the new shade.
Make a statement with a punchy dip dye. If you’re already starting with light hair, this will give you the chance to try some of strawberry blonde’s most dramatic iterations.
Few shades of blonde are as effortlessly chic as honey blonde. Incorporating just the slightest hint of strawberry, the shade flatters almost every skin tone. We love a versatile hair color!
Don’t be tricked into thinking warm, ginger-spiced versions of strawberry blonde are your only options. These days, it-girls are making it their own by opting for very cool versions of the classic color.
If you’re someone who doesn’t love the idea of showing up to the office brunette one day and blonde the next, talk to your stylist about a gradual change. A light brown-focused version of strawberry blonde might be just the thing you need.
Like the idea of pink hair but not all the maintenance? Try this light pink shade, which isn’t quite as out-there but still has an edgy vibe.
If you’ve tried neon, pastel, and every shade in between, you may be on the hunt for a dramatic next step. Mixing strawberry blonde and silver creates an ethereal look that you probably haven’t tried yet. What’s stopping you?
At its best, strawberry blonde is a delicious, warm combination of blonde and red. The shade, which is sometimes called Venetian blonde, is a pale but vibrant take on red. It’s flattering to a range of fair and medium skin tones and can lean either warm or cool. It’s an excellent color solution for both blondes and redheads who have been dying to try something new.
Okay, so a bob isn’t exactly a hair color idea. Still, it’s a fresh take on a shade that’s beloved. Whereas many women feel tied to their length, we’re big advocates of the idea that change is always a good plan. If you’re already taking a step toward a new hair color, why not update your length as well?
Hoping to even out some of the blazing red notes in your hair? Strawberry highlights make hair with tons of depth look effortless. These golden-red strands will add high points to your strands, making your mane seem thicker and healthier. Basically, this is the hair color version of sitting in the sun for hours at a time—just without the chance of getting sunburnt.
Burgundy hair has a bit of bad reputation for looking dated, but that only comes into play when it’s poorly dyed. If you’re seeing a professional for your color and are interested in the vampy side of strawberry blonde, this highlighted look is an excellent choice. The key here is to ask for finely blended color, avoiding stripes at all costs.
If purple-tinted shades aren’t your thing, then try a strawberry blonde look that’s grounded in pure, deep brown. Just the way babylights bring high points to your mane, their darker equivalents add shadows throughout your mane for hair that looks incredibly voluminous. Why choose just one shade, when you could have many? That’s what experimenting is all about.
If you aren’t starting out with a red base, achieving rich color can seem impossible. Don’t panic yet—we’ve got a solution for you. Unlike a traditional strawberry blonde color, which edges toward caramel or honey, dark strawberry blonde is a bright, coppery play on the shade. Looking for a shade that’s perfectly suited for summertime? Dark strawberry blonde is your move.
Warm strawberry blonde hair on pale skin is the real-life equivalent of an Instagram filter. The shade will flatter your skin, make your features pop, and generally win over the world. The shade, which incorporates ginger and honey notes, isn’t just tasty-sounding—it’s downright delicious to try out. You’ll be glad you did.
Rose gold may be one of the newest shades on this list, but that doesn’t mean it won’t stick around. The ultra-popular shade, born from the popularity of pastel pink manes, is an ashy variation of red-blonde hair. You’ve probably already seen a dozen different versions of rose gold hair on your social media feed. Just make sure to book an appointment with a professional who has experience creating the shade.
We’re just going to come out and say it: Strawberry brown is a painfully underrepresented hair color. The shade, which often gets lost behind its blonde relatives, is a mix of light brown and red notes. It’s multifaceted and shimmery—a shade you just can’t forget once you’ve seen it. What’s more, it’s ideal for medium skin tones that often struggle to pull off light red strands.
At first glance, light strawberry blonde hair reads as a very pale golden shade. Upon closer inspection, however, you’ll note a very pale red tint that’s extremely flattering on ladies with porcelain skin. If you manage to get a little sun, light strawberry blonde will show it.
Here’s a shade for the beach babes out there, the ones who believe the best thing a hair color can do is highlight their tans. We’re totally behind you. Golden strawberry blonde combines sunshiny notes with the coppery red we love so much, resulting in a bombshell shade that’s utterly unforgettable. This shade is the platinum blonde of the red hair color world.
Being a natural redhead often means feeling stuck in a style dilemma. You want to try out new shades, but loathe the idea of messing with your unique hair color. The solution to your problem is an ombre look. When you’re tired of the secondary color or can’t shake the desire for fresh, blunt ends, your stylist can just snip those blonde ends away. No commitment, no fuss—which is just how we like our hair color.
Don’t worry, brunettes, we haven’t forgotten you. If you’re working with medium or dark brown roots but want to take strawberry blonde for a spin, ask your colorist about strawberry blonde balayage shoulder-length (or longer) hair. Instead of lightening your full mane and potentially causing irreparable damage, you’ll be the proud owner of strands that gradually transition into strawberry blonde ends. When you’re done with the style, just cut them off. It’s as easy as that!
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