Longing to add some blonde highlights to your hair? Balayage may have had its moment, but the mega impact of lighter strands is a trend that transcends time. There are now so many variations from a full head of platinum foils, to a half head of caramel tones. Whatever your natural color or texture, we’ve rounded up the best sun-kissed hair Instagram inspo to take straight to the salon.
If your hair is already light but it’s extra depth you’re looking for, ask your colorist to mix multiple tones of blonde for a seamless transition into natural hair.Continue reading below ↓
Naturally blessed redheads, rejoice. A scattering of blonde highlights elevates hair to one of the most coveted shades of all time: Strawberry blonde.
Worried about roots making blonde maintenance a living nightmare? Asking the colorist to stretch the root color downwards before the highlights start helps extend your time in-between appointments.Continue reading below ↓
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Spice up your life with a look to rival that of Geri Halliwell circa 1997. Throw it back with a mixture of highlights intertwined with lowlights.
Going lighter is a gradual process. Begin gently and, in the meantime, let small sections of hair do the talking with sparse, scattered highlights.Continue reading below ↓
Golden tones are your one-way ticket to beach perfect hair. Most effective on longer hair, go gradually lighter from gold to yellow blonde towards the ends.Continue reading below ↓
Highlights take to texture like a dream. Add a tinge of honey blonde for a summer statement, followed up with a strengthening treatment to care for curls.
Starting on a platinum canvas, ask for the lightest possible bleached highlights for a complete white out.Continue reading below ↓
Blonde highlights need not be too obvious. Keep it subtle by highlighting thinner strands, with strategic sectioning helping frame the face.
Somewhere between white and yellow blonde, milky blonde is ice cold cool without a dairy product in sight.Continue reading below ↓
If blondes have more fun, then brunettes can get in on it now, too. With a few blonde highlights blended in, bronde is the happy medium.
Scattered highlights make for a plethora of shades running through tresses and will keep people guessing—was it two weeks on the beach or two hours in the salon chair?Continue reading below ↓
Stay out of Barbie blonde territory beginning with ashier tones contrasted with light blonde highlights added later to the mix.Continue reading below ↓
Caramel tones are continually lusted after, and this season is no exception. Blonde highlights + brown curls = creamy caramel delight.
Both sophisticated and summer-appropriate, sandy shades are the grown-up way to go blonde.Continue reading below ↓
Lighter means brighter. A full-head of platinum highlights is set to be big news this season.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.