8 Different Shades of Blonde for Pinays

Check out the different shades of blonde so you know exactly what to ask for when you're in a salon to meet with your colorist.

Most of us Filipinas are natural brunettes and it’s only recently that we have become a lot braver when it comes to choosing different shades of blonde as our hair colors. We’ve slowly started experimenting with “unnatural shades” but we gotta say, we’re totally rocking the funky hair color trends! If you really are going this direction, you have to know that it’s a big big deal for your hair (because of bleaching!), so you have to be sure you know exactly what you want so that all the efforts (not to mention the risk of damaging your hair) are totally worth it.

To get you started, we’ve got here a list of different gorgeous shades of blonde— it should help you decide exactly which one to go for!

1. Platinum

Shades of blonde: Closeup shot of a woman with short blonde hair with bangs wearing a blue coat outdoors
Who says you need to be fair-skinned to rock blonde hair? Credit: indigitalimages.com

Channel the inner ice queen in you and go for a chilling platinum shade. It’s a super trendy color that will give your look a dramatic update, especially if you’re currently a dark-haired hottie. Just a few things to consider though should you choose to go platinum: it would typically take at least two rounds of bleach process to get your dark hair to turn white, so your hair would become more prone to damage.

To make sure your tresses are strong enough to stand all that stress, you have to prep it. About a week or two before your salon schedule, give your hair a few deep conditioning treatments like. Getting your hair healthy will help minimize dryness and breakage.


Editor’s tip: Keep your colored hair from getting dry and damaged with a once-a-week treatment of TONI&GUY Damage Repair Mask. It helps bring back lost moisture and shine so your hair remains smooth and soft even after dyeing. 

2. Golden

shades of blonde: golden blonde
Go for a dramatic look with dark eyes and golden blonde hair color. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Golden blonde creates a beautiful contrast with dark eyes, giving you a dramatic look especially when you’re going out in the evening. It’s a beautiful classic shade, but for us, Pinays, going for a blonde hair color with a golden tone is a chic way to make a statement.

Editor’s tip: After washing your hair with a damage repair or strengthening shampoo, condition with Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. It’s specially designed to protect colored hair from dryness and dullness and works at enhancing the vibrancy of your hair color and keeping it from fading.

3. Strawberry blonde

Shades of blonde: Closeup shot of a woman with long way strawberry blonde hair
Try this sweet, strawberry shade to match your feminine personality. Credit: Shutterstock

Strawberry is a reddish shade that looks good on those with pale skin because it adds warmth to their skin. If you are a morena though, you might want to skip this shade and go for something cooler.

4. Ash

Ash blonde - A hint of ash
If you want something hip to go with your street style, try ash blonde hair. Credit: indigitalimages

Ash blonde is quite popular here because it’s easier to pull off than other shades of blonde. It has an ashy or gray tint which suits a lot of different skin tones but looks best on those with a lighter complexion. If you have dark hair, it might need some sort of bleach or peroxide to remove the pigment of your hair so you can achieve the color you’ want. Don’t hesitate to ask your hair colorist to use a conditioning hair color and let him or her know if you experience any sort of discomfort during the process.

5. Dirty

shades of blonde: dirty blonde
Go for a dirty blonde ombre for a more natural look. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you don’t want to go for an all-out blondie look, you can choose a dirty blonde shade and combine it with your dark locks through an ombre or balayage style.

6. Bronde

Shades of blonde: Woman with long curly hair in a side ponytail wearing a striped shirt outdoors
Let your morena skin glow with bronde hair color. Credit Shutterstock

This is another shade you can try if you want a low-key blonde color. As the name implies, bronde is a mix of brown and blonde shades that suit almost all kinds of skin tone. Like dirty blonde, you can make your bronde hair more dramatic by getting it ombre- or balayage-style.

7. Honey blonde

Shades of blonde: Closeup shot of a woman with shoulder-length honey blonde hair wearing a gray sweater
Honey, honey, how this color makes you pretty. Credit: Shutterstock

Want that just-got-back-from the beach glow? Honey blonde can help you get that. This warm shade goes well with fair and morena complexion, making your skin look sun-kissed.



Editor’s tip: Keep your hair nourished and hydrated by applying Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream. This product helps keep frizz at bay, too. 

8. Sandy blonde

Light blonde hair: Woman with blonde hair and wearing a leather jacket in an outdoor location
Want a subtle, matte-looking shade? Give sandy blonde a chance. Credit: inditigalimages.com

This shade of blonde is similar to ash blonde; it just has more hints of gray. The effect as a matte, somewhat coarse-looking hair color that’s both chic and edgy. The contrast between dark roots gives your hair more oomph, so if you want to make a statement, go for sandy blonde.

Whichever shades of blonde that you’re after, make sure to retain your hair color while at the same time keeping it healthy and moist. Simple routines like using a leave-in conditioner or washing hair with lukewarm or cooler water temperatures could make a huge difference over a long period of time.

Once you fully understand about hair coloring, it’s time to show the world that you, too, can be a blonde bombshell!

Next read: Want light blonde color? Let us break down the different shades of light blonde hair color so you can choose the best one for you.