Truly, the best of both worlds.
If you've ever looked at someone's hair color and wondered Is their hair red or blonde? Here's your answer: It's both, and it's called strawberry blonde. Like the lighter version of auburn hair, strawberry blondes have found that sweet spot right in between red and blonde tones—think rich blonde or golden red, not brassy. If you're looking for a way to add some bright light to this dark, gloomy season, try strawberry blonde.
Even if you're not a natural redhead or blonde, you can still try the look for yourself with a little help from your colorist (no bleaching your own hair, k?!). Ahead, we've got 17 ways to wear the look on all different hair lengths, types, and textures. You know the drill—scroll through, screenshot the one you like (if you can pick just one), then try it out for yourself.
Classic Strawberry Blonde
If you were to close your eyes and picture a strawberry blonde hue, it would look something like this color, which is equal parts blonde and red hair. Play up the peachy shade with matching peach-toned eyeshadow and blush.
Apricot Blonde Hair
What do you get when you add a pinch of strawberry pink to blonde hair? This warm blonde with apricot undertones. Try it next time you're bored of your cool-toned ash-blond hue and want something a little richer.
Peach Blonde Hair
Not into strawberries? Pick peach instead! This look leans a little more orange than red (ya know, just like the fruits do) and is a cool alternative to the classic strawberry blonde. If you're looking for a fun spring hair color idea, this is it.
Bring golden hour with you everywhere you go with a rosy-gold (not to be confused with rose gold; we'll touch on that later) strawberry blonde shade like this one. It's kinda the perfect summer hair color.
How dreamy is this color gradient that goes from neutral brown at the roots, to strawberry blonde in the middle, and bright blonde on the tips? It's everything ombré hair in 2021 should be.
Warm Blonde Hair
Warmer shades of blonde are known to look amazing on darker skin tones and warm undertones. If you like your color to complement your complexion, choose a strawberry blonde to add brightness and combine it with a darker root for dimension (it'll help with the grow-out phase too).
Strawberry-Blonde Hair Dye
Your colorist can whip up a gorgeous pastel peach like this no prob, but if your hair is already lightened and you want to try it yourself, use a color-depositing conditioner or temporary hair dye for DIY color that fades as you wash it.
Natural Strawberry Blonde
Even natural redheads tend to lose their color brightness during the bleak winter months. Bring back the vibrancy of your color with a hair gloss or glaze and some highlights.
Rose Gold Hair
For a strawberry blonde color that reads as pink more than red or orange, you'll want to try rose-gold hair. This is proof that strawberry blonde can also be on the cooler side, like the ashy look shown here.
Sunkissed Strawberry Blonde
I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say this was the look we were hoping for back in our experimental Sun In days. This brown hair with highlights is warm and glow-y, but not at all brassy and orange.
Copper Blonde Highlights
Looking for a cool way to switch up your usual color and style? Add a few strawberry blonde streaks by incorporating strands in various shades of copper to your braided hairstyle.
Strawberry Blonde With Highlights
If you're a natural redhead and you want to lighten up your hair, why not try a strawberry blonde highlighted look? Just ask for a few baby highlights throughout and bright blonde money pieces in the front.
Caramel Strawberry Hair
I'm not sure caramel strawberries are a thing IRL, but on your hair? The two hair color trends go amazingly well together. With this hue, you get a mix of brown and blonde shades together with the strawberry for a really rich, golden color.
If you've got naturally darker hair, I'm gonna stop just short of forcing you to try these strawberry-blonde highlights. SO GOOD. Dark brown hair with balayage and face-framing pieces brings so much brightness and warmth around the face, and the strawberry blonde color only amplifies that. Book hair color session with The Shampoo Lounge for the best result by clicked here, or direct WhatsApp booking by clicked here Checked their menu here
Shades of Pink
Strawberry is one of those colors that can mean a million different things to different people. If your idea of strawberry is pink and lots of it, add different strawberry shades throughout your hair. If you're dyeing your natural hair, make sure to see a pro to get you to the color you want without risking the health of your strands.
Copper Blonde Hair
How cute are these strawberry blonde bangs?! Copper is one of the go-to fiery red shades, but if you want to tone it down a bit, try a blonde copper or rose gold for a softer look.
Creamy Strawberry Blonde
I dub this hue strawberries and cream. If you take a creamy blonde and add a bit of strawberry color to the roots, this faded strawberry color is what you'd get. Because reds can be hard to maintain, make sure to switch to shampoos for color-treated hair to preserve your peach blonde color.
article written by Brooke Shunatona for Cosmopolitan