Find out why the cream soda hair trend is here to transition your blonde into autumn/winter

 It's cream soda minus the cavities!  

We’ve already been treated to pink champagne and vino-inspired hair hues so far this year, but just when we thought we’d exhausted all possible beverage-related trends, cream soda hair has been thrown into the mix. And actually, while it might sound a bit far-fetched, it’s totally worth the hype…

Unlike other more ‘out there’ trends (yes leopard print hair, we’re looking at you!), this creamy, vanillary spectrum of shades is the perfect transitional blonde to take you into the colder months.

Plus with A-listers like Gigi Hadid and Jennifer Lawrence already leading the way, it won’t be long before the rest of us are rushing to the salon to get our cream soda fix, too!

Find out why cream soda hair is your perfect transitional blonde


side profile of actress jennifer lawrence with cream soda blonde hair
Soften up platinum hues with golden warm tones. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Now, if you’ve never actually tried cream soda yourself (seriously, where have you been?), just know that it basically tastes exactly like liquid vanilla ice cream and that’s where the mane (pun intended) inspiration for this look started.

The sweet-looking shade features light vanilla tones to give locks a cool, wintery blonde in a more neutral shade than traditional light autumn hues, like ash blonde.

victorias secret model gigi hadid with creamy blonde hair
Root regrowth is no longer an issue thanks to this natural-looking shade. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

There’s no denying that silver hair has been a massive trend these past few seasons. But if you weren’t brave enough to give it a try, cream soda hair could be your chance.

Cream soda blonde is a warmer, more golden blonde shade, meaning it’s much easier to pull off than some harsher platinum hues. Oh, and it’s also super flattering on women of all ages!

Editor’s tip: Want to keep your hair colour looking its best? Then make sure to use a targeted blonde shampoo and conditioner, like the TONI&GUY Illuminate Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner.

This wash and care system is a must-have for blondies (both natural and dyed), enhancing and accentuating your colour, while also adding a serious boost of shine.

victoria's secret model elsa hosk streetstyle shot
A number of Victoria’s Secret models have been seen sporting cream soda hair ahead of this season’s runway shows. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

One of the major plus points of this shade is that as it gives a more natural finish, it’s incredibly low maintenance. The warm tones mean that as your natural hair comes through, the regrowth won’t be too noticeable.

Looks like you won’t be needing that salon visit quite so soon, after all (both to your tresses and your bank balance thank you).

actress claire holt with medium length wavy cream soda blonde hair
If you’ve always been baby blonde, this is a great gateway shade to darker locks. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

While brunettes looking to try a lighter hue can certainly channel the cream soda look, it’s also an amazing one for natural blondes to experiment with.

So if you’ve always been a blonde and want to try something new but have been too afraid in the past, cream soda locks are a perfect way to test out a darker shade without the commitment of going full-on brunette.


If cream soda hair hasn’t managed to quench your thirst for all things blonde, click on over to our Blonde Hair page, ASAP! From the brightest Khaleesi-inspired hues to deeper, dirty blonde hues, your only problem will be deciding which colour to try first!

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