Golden blonde hair hues and how to wear them: Our edit of the top shades to try

Your golden hair is about to go from blah to ta-da!  

Here at All Things Hair HQ, we’ve seen our fair share of fabulous hair colours. Yet while we love each and every one of them in their own right, we do have a confession to make: there’s nothing quite like golden blonde hair.

From those with cooler undertones to slightly deeper shades of gold, shimmering golden locks have become a red carpet staple – and they can all be yours IRL!

So, to have you ready for your close up, we’ve taken the liberty of pulling together an edit of the most breathtaking golden blonde hues around, that just so happen to be oh-so wearable!

Golden hair hues: 12 shimmering shades and how to style them


front view of a woman with long wavy golden blonde hair
Rock golden blonde beach waves for a winning look. Credit:


To kick things off, we have this gorgeous golden blonde shade worn in an ombre technique. Starting dark at the roots, the classic golden hues have been applied from the mid-lengths to ends, seamlessly melting into one another.

Opt to wear with some textured beachy waves or more uniform curls, and you’ve got yourself a colour that will take you between seasons with ease!

 Editor’s tip: Spray the VO5 Texturising Sea Salt Spray generously all over your damp mane and twist your hair up into a bun while it dries. Then simply undo it once dried and watch as your heatless waves tumble down your back.

front view image of a woman with bouncy-golden-blonde-hair
Channel your inner Hollywood starlet with this ‘do. Credit:


If you’re after something that can be worn year round, make like this model and get a colour with light brunette undertones. The golden blonde hues will still shine through, just in a more natural manner!

Tip: For those with long locks, a great way to work a golden blonde hair is with a waterfall of tumbling, Hollywood waves, that you can easily create with the help of a large-barrel curling iron.

image of a woman with a sleek-golden-blonde-bob
Try out a sleek golden blonde bob. Credit: Dvora


For a less obvious colour change this season, work your golden blonde hair colour with yellow undertones. This is the ideal hue for those with natural mousy brown hair, as it will add depth and dimension with a sun-kissed finish.

As for styling, a classic bob looks perfect both on the beach and in the city, plus it has the added advantage of being fuss-free and easy to style.

Editor’s tip: When you’re on vacay, channel a more relaxed look by spraying some TONI&GUY Tousled Texture Creation Hairspray to create an effortlessly soft, tousled look – it’s the perfect accompaniment to your fave bikini!

side view image of a woman with a golden-blonde-updo
We love this relaxed golden blonde updo. Credit:


Are you a blondie through and through? Then enhance your base colour with golden tones from root to tip, for a truly model-worthy look.

Just put your hair into a high messy bun, securing it in place with bobby pins for an off-duty vibe, and dress it up by wrapping a pretty printed scarf over the top of your head. It will help keep your style game on-point and safe from the elements.

back view of a woman's hair with a golden-blonde-french-braid
Go for golden blonde braids for neat, tidy tresses. Credit: Dvora


An easy way to up brunette tresses is with a set of golden highlights, worn in streaks throughout your mane. The ideal style for golden highlights? Beautiful braids, of course!

Try out different versions: a classic French braid looks polished and elegant; a messy side plait adds a romantic touch; and a milkmaid braid lends a pretty bohemian look. Get weaving and have braids for days.

back view of a womans head with a low messy bun
We love this messy low bun for a simple up ‘do. Credit:


For a more contrasting look, shake up your dark hair with a golden hair colour that is applied only to the top layers of your strands. This way, your natural hue will still be visible underneath, but with the lighter shade on top adding tonnes of depth.

Transform your tresses into romantic locks, with the easy yet stunning style, above. Simply take sections of your hair and twist, then secure in place with bobby pins.

Next, wrap the rest of your hair around until it forms a low tousled bun. Use grips to style and a good spritz of hairspray to keep your locks where they should be. Credit: @momo_joondalup

side view image of a womans hair with a braid and worn long and wavy - golden blonde hair
This simply braid and wavy hair combo is perfection. Credit:


Torn between golden locks and icy ones? Why compromise? Get both worked in for a ‘do that’s both warm and cool! Then all you have to do is curl those fierce tresses and pull into a half-up hairstyle. Sorted! Credit: @hmuaheatherr

Editor’s tip: Ensure you stay golden for longer by switching to a wash and care duo specially formulated for blonde hair. We suggest trying the TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner to help avoid any annoying brassy tones peeking through and to keep you at your blondie best.

back view of a woman's hair with low space buns - golden hair
These low space buns will make your golden hair shine! Credit:


Featuring ultra bright blond tones and a few well-placed subtle brunette ones, this is a hair colour that can take you anywhere you please. Be it a fancy soiree or wedding, or even a fun festival with some low double buns.

If the latter situation is where you’re heading, simply twist two sections of your hair until they meet at the back and then keep twisting until you form two cute buns. Secure with grips or hairbands et voila: you’ve got an adorable style in minutes! Credit: @danie_cole

back view of a womans head with golden hair in a half down top knot
Loving this laid back half up top knot. Credit:


Verging on the brunette side of the golden hair spectrum, this look works a glossy brown base with highlights of light golden blonde, giving of a enviable sheen.

Wear your mane down and flowing with this sweet half top knot style, like this Instagram babe has done, and you’ve got yourself a look that screams cool-girl chic! Credit: @alicedaisy_

top view of a woman's golden hair in a top knot
Your golden hair will look amazing in a sweet top knot! Credit:


Whether you’re stepping out on the beach or wanting to brighten up a grey winter day, there’s nothing that these bold highlights can’t do for you!

And if you want the ideal style to show them off, you can’t go wrong with a neat top knot. It’s the game changer of hairstyles that can turn a bad hair day into a triumph.  Credit: @cherylmarinostylist

side view of a woman with her hair in a low golden blonde hair in a bun with a braid
Team your golden blonde hair with a braid and a low bun for the perfect duo! Credit:


Did you try out the hygge hair trend from last autumn? Then say hello to its lighter and brighter cousin! These warming golden tones have been paired with a mixture of deep brunette and chocolate brown hues, making them the perfect transitional style.

Formal party on the horizon? Then thank your lucky stars because we have that covered, too! Simply section your hair from front to back. Then pull your back section into a messy bun and weave a simple plait on either side using your front section. Pin these into your bun and you’re good to go. Credit: @stylehutt.hire

front facing image of a woman with her hair in a high ponytail
Work your golden blonde hair up into a high ponytail. Credit:


Bring the sun home with you this season, by getting some sun-kissed golden highlights in your mane. Without looking too hard on brunette strands, these highlights have been carefully places from the mid-lengths to the ends, resulting in a seriously au naturel finish! Credit: @melbournehairblogger


So, have we inspired you to get creative with golden blonde hair? Or perhaps you’re after easy heatless hairstyles that are easy to recreate? Either way, we think you’ll agree, there’s just no time for boring hair!

Sign up to our newsletter and get exclusive hair care tips and tricks from the experts at All Things Hair.