Listen, we’ve come a long way from the generic 2000s platinum and natural blonde, but the urge to go blonde for the summer will always be in style. Everyone should go blonde once in their lives and millions are google searching “How to go blonde” this summer, 23 million in fact. The world of hair color is as eclectic as ever and there’s no better time to see what all the fuss is about. So, look no further, here are the latest and most sought after blonde looks of the season. May one inspire you to make this summer your time to shine!
a) 1. Icy Blonde
If your heart belongs to the trends of winter, icy blonde is for you. This stunning tint of frost will set you apart from the crowd of other blondes. This trend is for all the queens that don’t let anything get in the way of their fully planned summer success stories.
How to get the look: To make icy hues like these work, it’s essential to start with a snowy white under-shade—as light as possible and as cool as possible. That could mean lightening your hair several times to reach the desired level, which requires uber healthy strands from the start. Another safeguard? A professional bonding system, added to the lightener, which will prevent hair from becoming brittle or breaking. Once you’re as light as possible, your stylist might gloss over your hair with a pale pastel violet or ash shade to achieve the Icy result.
How to own the look: With confidence! Pair these ultimate bombshell shades with lots of black eyeliner, red lipstick and graphic clothes in black, charcoal and dove gray.
How to keep the look: Yellow tones in these frosty hues are as welcome as your ex at your wedding. In other words, warm color keep out! To keep things cool, buy and use a purple-toned shampoo once or twice a week. It will cancel out warm, brassy tones and keep your color pure and clean.
b) 2. Lightly lavender
If there’s one blonde trend guaranteed to be a favorite this summer it is lightly lavender. Already making its mark in festivals, lightly lavender is the blonde’s charm with a flower power upgrade. This trend is for all those who are willing to let spontaneity guide them this summer. Be prepared to bloom my flower child.
How to get the look: As delicate as a springtime bud, your lavender hues might range from a pale berry or amethyst to a barely-there icy violet. As with Blush hair coloring, these lavender shades really shine when there are a variety of tones within one overall color design.
How to own the look: With individuality! Lavender tells the world you’re not interested in living in a box—it’s all about self-expression. Change up your lavender from time to time to keep things fresh. In general, a nude lip and dark eyes are perfect with pale lavender hues, but then again, you’re no shrinking violet, so if you want to rock a green lip, go for it!
How to keep the look: Soft waves are a great way to show off every shade of lavender, but take it from us—heat is not your hair color’s best friend. That’s why your hair styling arsenal should definitely include a heat protectant primer!
c) 3. Blush Rose
Maybe lavender blonde is a bit much for you and that’s okay. Blush rose is just your perfect colored blonde. Embrace the summer’s trending rose and peach hues. This is perfect for those in search of a little summer romance. A guaranteed color to match your favorite summer dress on that perfect sunny day. Be flirtatious and blush away!
How to get the look: The best strategy for these shades is a color-melting approach, which involves a variety of tones that skew from darker at the roots to lighter on the ends to mimic hair’s natural color patterns. The overall Blush hair coloring might be done with a pale or rich peach or rose quartz shade, or even a combination of several of these hues. The most modern “finish” is with a slightly cool, metallic edge—think brushed stainless steel with a hint of pink.
How to own the look: With major femininity! There’s no doubt about it—blush peach and blush pink are the most feminine hues in the spectrum. Celebrate girl power with your blush strands by pairing them with a taupe smoky eye and soft peony or coral lip color.
How to keep the look: Maintain shine and prevent premature fading with a gentle care and conditioning regimen, that features natural origin ingredients. Feel free to alternate using a cleansing conditioner.
d) 4. Champagne blonde
If after all these trends you’re still feeling for a more natural blonde, champagne blonde is that 2017 upgrade. A less risky but still stunning blonde that everyone wants to be; champagne blonde will have you on track to the best parties this summer… if you’re not already on the guest list.
How to get the look: Champagne blonde hair color hues are ideal if your skin tone skews to the warm side—you can opt for a bronze or golden tone to flatter your complexion. But bubbly isn’t just for warm skin. Check out neutral, flaxen versions of Champagne, or even an exotic sparkling rosè!
How to own the look: With panache! Everything about Champagne says you’re in it to have a good time. Adorn yourself with feminine ruffles and florals; pick out lively pink or coral matte lip colors for extra pop!
How to keep the look: Blonde hair is like a cashmere sweater—it needs gentle handling. Cleanse and condition delicately with a system created specifically to soften, detangle and illuminate blonde strands.
Written by: Gabrielle Malvar