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Mushroom Blonde Color Is Our Newest Cool-Toned Obsession

31 January 2019
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Genesis Rivas

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With previous experience at Joyfully-Me.com and Anton Media Group, Genesis is obsessed with sharing her love of hair and all things beauty at Hair.com.

If you’re as obsessed with hair as we are, then you may have already heard about the mushroom brown hair trend. However, there’s a new portobello-inspired hue waiting for it’s time to shine—introducing mushroom blonde hair. Don’t be turned off by the idea of having your hair color named after a fungus—this color is nothing short of beautiful.

Whether you have dark brown hair or dirty blonde hair, this new color trend will help to spice up your look without committing to a drastic change. Keep reading to see why mushroom blonde hair is definitely worth a try.

What is mushroom blonde hair and how to get it?

Pulling inspiration from the delicious topping you add to your salads, mushroom blonde is a cool-toned, multi-dimensional hair color that is great for the winter months. Despite being inspired by the same mushroom that inspired mushroom brown hair, this hue leans more blonde and adds a bit of brightness and buoyancy to your look.

If you have naturally brown strands, then you’re already halfway towards achieving mushroom blonde hair. All that’s left to do is to blend your brown hair with an icy blonde shade seamlessly. Your stylist will need to bleach your strands in order to get your desired blonde hue. It’s important to note that bleach does damage your hair; however, your stylist will work with you to help improve the look and feel of your strands. Once they’ve painted on the blonde highlights, they may go back in and add a touch of brown and gray lowlights to give extra dimension, and depth to the prominent mushroom color.

How do you maintain mushroom blonde hair?

While mushroom blonde hair does require a bit of maintenance, it’s not much more than what you’d normally do to achieve healthy hair. If you’re a natural brunette, you can expect fewer salon touch-ups and more upkeep at home. To ensure your new blonde strands remain vibrant, consider switching your current shampoo to the Redken Color Extend Blondage shampoo and conditioner. This purple shampoo acts as a toner to help combat any brassiness and strengthen your blonde locks.

If the drying effects of the bleach have your spirits low, don’t lose hope! Try adding a hair mask to your hair care routine like our all time favorite, the Kérastase Nutritive Masque Magistral Hair Mask. If you plan on heat styling your chemically-treated hair, it’s imperative to use a heat protectant like the Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique Blow Dry Primer. This polishing and nourishing milk is the ultimate high-heat protection that boasts anti-roughness and anti-dullness properties.

Who does mushroom blonde hair look best on?

When it comes to mushroom blonde hair, there is no one-shoe-fits-all shade. This trendy hue embraces versatility and customizability. Therefore, you can tailor the look to appear gorgeous on all skin and hair colors. Whether that means leaning browner, more blonde, or even making the blonde a warmer tone as opposed to cool—it’s all about what makes you feel the most radiant and confident. 


Whether you choose mushroom blonde hair, mushroom brown hair, or any combination in between, we want to see your look! Be sure to use the hashtag #hairdotcom to tag us in your posts.

If looking for more expert tips, use our salon locator to find a stylist near you.

You might also like: Mushroom Brown Hair: The Expert Guide Plus 9 Looks To Try

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