The Newest Blonde Hair Colour Trends Will Convince You to Go Blonde

Every once in a while, I ask myself, Should I go blonde? I’m a die-hard brunette, so the answer is usually no, but sometimes the blonde hair trends are so good that they force me to reconsider. Right now is one of those times. Blonde hair has never been better, and it’s due to tons of traditional blonde rule-breaking and innovation. 

This year’s biggest blonde trends are all about dimension. "We have seen a lot of solid and deeper roots to emulate or reflect natural regrowth,” says Richy Kandasamy, colourist and R+Co Collective member. No one wants harsh regrowth lines anymore—everyone is keeping it soft.


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If you’ve never gone blonde before, don’t be scared—the blonde shade you’ve been dreaming of is totally possible. Be sure to manage your expectations, though. You won’t be able to go from dark hair to platinum blonde in one fell swoop. "Be okay with different tones in the process to get to your desired blonde and to help keep the integrity and elasticity of your hair,” says Redken brand ambassador, hairstylist, and educator Leysa Carrillo.


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"Take it in stages to keep your hair in optimum condition during the process, especially if you are starting with darker hair,” says Matrix brand ambassador George Papanikolas. "Darker hair can require several appointments to get to the desired tone, as orange is usually one of the first stages. It's important to consider the time and financial resources needed to not only get you blonde but to also maintain it.”

You also need to make sure that the colourist you see specialises in your specific hair texture, according to Carrillo. This is especially important if you have curlier hair.

Pumpkin Cream

"I would describe pumpkin-cream hair colour as medium blonde to light blonde hair colour that has copper, gold and red undertones—reminiscent of pumpkin. This colour is trending after summer or autumn because clients start to lose their summer tan and the weather starts to get cooler and grey, so your skin tends to get cooler or pale. By adding those soft warm shades, it makes the skin look healthier and shinier. If you have a cool skin tone and pink or white complexion, I would advise pumpkin-cream hair with copper and orange tones. If you have a warm skin tone and olive or dark complexion, I would advise pumpkin-cream hair with honey and amber tones.” — Kandasamy


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Bombshell Blonde

"Platinum and bombshell blonde are making a strong impact. The key is to keep the yellow tones at bay. It’s recommended to do a violet or ash-based toner during your salon appointment, then follow up at home with a violet neutralising pigment shampoo or mask.” — Papanikolas


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Multidimensional Blonde

"I’m seeing a lot of very delicate and sophisticated all-over blonde trends. It’s all about creating an illusion of a multidimensional hue of tones—like the rosy peach sorbet blonde. You are visually seeing pinkish and copper tones blending together. That will make all-over blondes look more alive and expensive.” — Kandasamy


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Tons of Contrast

"One of the biggest trends for blonde hair I’ve been seeing recently in the salon is high contrast with a money piece in the front.” — Carrillo


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Bronde Balayage

"The balayage trend is still going strong this year. The main reason is that it can be tailored to suit your skin tone and work with natural hair colour allowing even the darkest hair to go ‘blonde’ with flattering results.” — Papanikolas


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Deep Blonde

"People are being more accepting of warmer tonalities for all-over blonde colour.” — Carrillo


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Dark Roots

"One thing that has become universal is leaving some depth at the roots. We are finding that the depth—even one shade darker on a platinum blonde—gives a more flattering end result and keeps you from looking washed out.” — Papanikolas


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Peachy Platinum

"Peach rose sorbet blonde, which is working on platinum or very light blonde hair as a base or canvas, then toning the hair with a delicate peach rose. This will lighten up everyone’s face and skin tone for the winter. It’s basically a sophisticated lighter strawberry blonde, so blue and green eyes will pop and cool skin tones will look healthier.” — Kandasamy


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Associate Beauty Editor

Katie Berohn is the associate beauty editor at Who What Wear. Previously, she worked as the beauty assistant for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Prevention magazines, all part of the Hearst Lifestyle Group. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a major in journalism and minor in technology, arts, and media, and earned her master's degree at NYU's graduate program for magazine journalism. In addition, Katie has held editorial internships at Denver Life magazine, Yoga Journal, and Cosmopolitan; a digital editorial internship at New York magazine's The Cut; a social good fellowship at Mashable; and a freelance role at HelloGiggles. When she's not obsessing over the latest skincare launch or continuing her journey to smell every perfume on the planet, Katie can be found taking a hot yoga class, trying everything on the menu at New York's newest restaurant, or hanging out at a trendy wine bar with her friends.