Are you thinking about dyeing your hair blonde but can’t decide which shade to pick? You are not alone. There is a whole multitude of blonde hair color shades to choose from what’s more confusing is that each shade you choose may have a sub-shade. Whether you want to choose platinum blonde or dark blonde hair, there are a few rules of thumb you should know:

  • When dyeing your hair blonde, it is recommended to stay within 2 levels of your natural hair color.
  • Your skin tone matters a lot since it will affect how your hair will look when you go blonde.
  • You must consider your eye color before choosing the shade of blonde. That’s exactly why the eye color of celebrities are always complimenting their hair color.

Dark blonde hair

Dark blonde hair vs. light brown

Dark blonde just like any other shade of blonde has a wide spectrum of shades. It is meant for you if you are looking for a summery hair color. Dark blonde is rarely worn on its own, it is always sported as a mix of shades and highlights. Get some inspiration for dark blonde hair from these celebrities:

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid is wearing dark blonde with sun-kissed highlights. It’s one of her old looks.

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Jennifer Lopez

J-Lo is always experimenting with shades of blonde. Her honey caramel is the holy grail of dark blonde.

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Taylor Swift

Swift is one of the celebs who like to keep their natural dark blonde hair color all over.

dark blonde hair

Now let’s move towards light brown. As the name suggests, it is a whiter shade of blonde. There are lots of light blonde shades you can sport starting from Platinum, light ash, buttery, beige, strawberry to even silver blonde. These shades are usually recommended if you have a light skin tone and a light eye color like green or blue.

 Dark blonde hair vs. light brown

Natural dark blonde hair

Natural dark blonde is one of the most popular hair colors of the season and if you are planning on getting dark blonde hair, we wouldn’t question you. Very recently, the Gossip Girl star Blake Lively was spotted sporting a new hair color while doing press work for her thriller movie “A simple Favor.” This gorgeous hair color was none other than dark blonde. She kept her roots dark and added dark lowlights. It looks like Lively is fully prepared for fall.

Natural dark blonde hair

Dark blonde hair with highlights

No doubt dark blonde hair color is always going to be a winner and it’s never going out of style. Once you have picked the perfect hue for yourself, the next step is to decide whether you want babylights, ombre, balayage or highlights. To be honest, highlights are a perfect option to style your dark blonde hair. They make you feel fresh and fabulous.

Dark blonde hair with highlights

In case you haven’t noticed, “golden accent” has been a very popular hair color highlighting trend. It is the kind of highlight that anyone would assume you have picked from a beach vacation because it’s so soft and subtle. So how are you supposed to get one? Hair experts recommend that if you have natural dark blonde hair, you will have to keep some of the darkness so that the light accents don’t look unnatural. You will have to keep the base color darker and infuse a golden tone. If you have a fair complexion with dirty blonde hair, you must choose a buttery blonde highlight. On the other hand, you have natural red hair, then go for rose golden or strawberry highlights.  Remember that face-framing highlights may not be the right option for everyone. As long as the highlights are balanced throughout the hair, they are going to look natural.

Dark blonde hair

Best dark blonde hair dye

Ok, let’s suppose now you are convinced that you want to go for dark blonde hair and you know what kind of style you want. The next question is which hair dye to choose? Since there are lots of brands out there, it can get pretty confusing to pick one. Of course, you want a nice hair transformation but doing that, you wouldn’t want to mess with your hair, right? Our recommendation is L’Oreal’s casting crème color. We also recommend getting the opinion of your hair stylist regarding the best hair dye, too.