The best blonde hairstyles of all time

All Things Hair | 20 July 2016

Proof that blondes do have more fun. 

Blondes might not be the only ones to have fun, but you’ve got to admit, there’s something strangely alluring about a bold golden-haired look. Whether it’s a soft, honey-coloured hue that instantly brings summer to mind, or a white hot platinum shade that’s the epitome of glamour, the best blonde hairstyles just ooze that certain sense of femininity that even we can’t resist. Want to take inspiration from some of the most iconic golden girls? Here’s our round-up of the best blonde hairstyles of all time.

The best blonde hairstyles of all time: Our top 6


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Best blonde hairstyles of all time: Reese Witherspoon. Credit: Getty Images

Long, side-parted bob

Arguably Reese Witherspoon’s most successful cut to date, this straight, long bob is the perfect contemporary hairstyle that was also super flattering for her heart-shaped face.

An off-centre parting and wispy bangs were the ideal accompaniments to this modern look, not to mention they worked wonders in accentuating her piercing blue eyes, too. The addition of soft layers and subtle highlights also helped bring out depth and texture, elevating this blonde hairstyle to a whole new level of sophistication. Very well judged, Ms. Witherspoon.

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Best blonde hairstyles of all time: Jennifer Aniston. Credit: Getty Images

Classic layers

Has Jennifer Aniston ever had a bad hair day? Not that we can recall. Ever since the “Rachel” cut phenomenon, the actress has never strayed far from that classic layered look (and we don’t blame her!), taking on various renditions of this uber flattering hairstyle that just suits her down to a T. Perfect for softening up a strong jawline, the advantages of this sleek layered ‘do is that it’s easy to style and works wonders on women of all ages, too.

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Best blonde hairstyles of all time: Jean Harlow-inspired hair. Credit:

Bobbed waves

This fabulously glamorous hairstyle was worn by one of the most iconic blondes of all time, Jean Harlow. With her soft, wavy bob in a stunning platinum shade, she exuded a dreamy combo of girlish innocence and sensual glamour.

Kick-starting the trend for bleaching your hair all the way back in the 1930s, it’s a look that hasn’t ever gone out of date yet. Credit: @dottiemayfield

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Best blonde hairstyles of all time: Michelle Williams. Credit: Getty Images

Sleek pixie crop

If you fell hard for Michelle Williams’ sweet but fierce, close-cropped pixie, you wouldn’t have been the only one. Proving that blonde works on every length, this icy pixie was also testament to the fact that done right, short crops can look ultra modern on rounder faces, as well.

For best effect, wear it sleek and straight with a side-swept fringe, and ask your stylist to build in longer layers that’ll help frame your face for the most flattering outcome.

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Best blonde hairstyles of all time: Veronica Lake inspired hair. Credit:

Deep-parted long waves

Another iconic look from the history books, long blonde hairstyles like this one will never be short on glamour!

Our reference point for this style is none other than Veronica Lake, who sported her long tresses in smooth, rolling waves that cascaded down the sides of her face in a controlled manner, topped with a deep, striking side parting. A great style for mid to longer length hair, don’t forget to invest in heated rollers, like the Toni&Guy Professional Extreme Rollers, to recreate this look. Credit: @megandiezsalon

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Best blonde hairstyles of all time: Marilyn Monroe inspired hair. Credit:

Glamorous retro waves

No round-up of blonde hairstyles would be complete without the most iconic look of them all – Marilyn Monroe’s. Her bouncy, short waves were as much a part of her eternal appeal as her radiant smile and persona. No wonder it’s a hairstyle that’s been copied countless times down the line.

This ‘do works best with a chin-length bob, and can be created using a volumising mousse (like the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Mousse (£5.50*) which will help to add body) and a curling iron or heated rollers. Don’t forget to top it off with a few spritzes of VO5 Classic Styling Strong Hold Hairspray (£3.29*) for all-day hold. Credit: @trishapaytas

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.


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