23 gorgeous strawberry blonde hair ideas for summer

All Things Hair | 25 June 2016

Could it be your new favourite hair colour? Read on and find out!


There’s no denying that as soon as the sun starts to shine, many of us get the urge to switch up our look to give it a natural, sun-kissed finish. But instead of opting for a favoured golden-blonde hue for the warmer months to come, we reckon you should give some strawberry blonde tones a whirl.

This delicious-looking colour fuses a touch of fiery red with soft-blonde tones, making it one of our personal favourite looks for sunshine season. So, to help figure out of this hue is for you or not, we’ve pulled together some key info and inspirational styles to ensure you nail the look!

Deciding which strawberry blonde shade is for you


woman with long wavy orange ombre hair
Tailor your strawberry blonde hair depending on your skin tone.

Who it works best for

Our number one styling tip for strawberry blonde newbies, is make sure it’s the right shade for you and your skin tone!

While a light strawberry blonde colour with golden tones can add a touch of brightness to anyone’s look, it tends to work best for people who have a paler complexion. As for those with warmer skin tones, a more classic strawberry blonde will be ultra-flattering.

And for women with darker eye colours or a complexion that tans easily, a deeper, more intense version will look just perfect. However, note that before you choose any particular shade, it’s well worth asking your stylist for a consultation to get their advice.

Strawberry blonde hair ideas


Amy Adams - Strawberry blonde hair - Hollywood waves
Amy Adams looks red carpet ready with those Hollywood waves. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Amy Adams’ glam waves

Hollywood waves never fail to impress on the red carpet and Amy Adams looks sensational here with her long golden strawberry blonde hair. Swept elegantly to the side, this glamorous ‘do adds an angular edge to Amy’s round face shape!

Strawberry blonde- pixie crop- fashion show
This strawberry blonde pixie crop is given us 1960s vibes. Credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Retro ’60s pixie

This strawberry blonde pixie is given us serious vintage vibes. With it’s choppy fringe, this wispy pixie wouldn’t look out of place on a silver screen star of days gone by! Anyone else getting a Mia Farrow feel here?

Rose Leslie - strawberry blonde hair - lob length
Rose Leslie looks stunning with strawberry blonde hair styled in a lob. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Rose Leslie’s deep strawberry lob

If you have naturally darker tresses, why not lighten it to a deep, rich strawberry blonde shade, just like The Good Fight star Rose Leslie? It’s everything you could possibly want from a hair colour!

Long strawberry blonde hair- side bangs - fashion show
Catwalk worthy side swept strawberry blonde tresses. Credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Long side bangs

If you want more than just your hue to be the centre of attention, try creating faux side bangs! Simply bring forward a large section of your hair across your face and secure it to the side, like this runway-ready look. Easy-peasy!

Jesscia Chastain - loose updo - strawberry blonde hair
Jessica Chastain looks sensational wearing her strawberry blonde in a loose updo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Intense reds

If you’ve got the skin tone to work it, then you can go for a deeper strawberry blonde shade by incorporating more intense auburn tones.

The result will look utterly stunning and give your mane a fantastic shimmer in the sunlight, as your flecks of red hair will sparkle among the more complex lighter tones.

Strawberry blonde hair - curly blowout
Give your strawberry blonde hair a royal blowout.

6. Classic strawberry blonde curls

Strawberry blonde is a wonderfully feminine shade that will make you look as though you’ve spent all of your summer days under the sun.

To get the above look, comb your locks and create a relaxed deep side parting, before using a curling iron to produce bouncy ringlets from the mid-section to the tips. Finally, separate your curls with your fingertips for an effortlessly stylish look.

Editor’s tip: Finish your ‘do with a spritz of the TIGI Catwalk Camera Ready Shine Spray to help boost that polished, glossy sheen.

Mary-Kate Olsen - strawberry blonde hair - long boho waves
Mary-Kate Olsen looks as fashionable as ever with this boho inspired ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Mary-Kate’s subtle hue

Mary-Kate Olsen is regularly spotted with a reddish tone to her hair, and we love how the actress and designer has styled her rapunzel-length locks with a subtle hint of strawberry blonde for the perfect boho-inspired finish!

strawberry blonde hair - micro bangs - short hair - fashion show
Micro bangs are our latest hair obsession. Credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Go bold or go home

This deep hue is ticking so many boxes for us. It’s glossy hue and short bob is finished with the perfect final touch, micro bangs.

Emma Stone - strawberry blonde hair
Emma Stone accessories her strawberry blonde hue for the red carpet. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

9. Emma Stone’s spring perfection

Emma Stone may well be our favourite faux red head! The actress has become renowned for her red-toned hair, but did you know she is actually a natural blonde – gasp!

Working a super on-trend cut, Emma Stone’s wavy lob (AKA long bob) looks summertime ready with a simple cream headband to compliment her floral outfit.


model with loose pigtails and a rose gold hair colour
Rose gold, smooth layers are a summer hair dream. Credit: indigtalimages.com

10. Smooth golden layers

If your hair needs some extra volume and lift, ask your stylist to add some subtle layers to your strawberry blonde hair. See? Even in loose pigtails this model’s hair looks thick and full!

Christina Hendricks - Strawberry blonde hair with bardot bangs
Christina Hendricks rocks her strawberry blonde hair with bardot bangs. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

11. Christina Hedricks’ bardot bangs

Bardot bangs are the hottest trend lately and is a great way to introduce a fringe into your everyday style, without having to grasp a whole new look.

DVF model with strawberry blonde hair and large bouncy curls on runway
Opt for large bouncy curls to compliment your new hue. Credit: indigitalimages.com

12. Runway curls

Put a spring in your step by styling your strawberry blonde tresses with large, bouncy curls, for the most dazzling finish. And for that summertime twist, pop in a fresh flower to your look and you’re good to go!

Blake Lively retro inspired strawberry blonde hue
Blake Lively goes retro with this vintage inspired ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

13. Blake Lively’s retro quiff

Blake Lively looks sensational and a world away from her Gossip Girl character with this retro side quiff.

A subtle take on the trend, the star has also paired the look with emerald green droplet earrings to compliment her eye colour!

Nicole Kidman - Strawberry blonde hair - Updo
Nicole Kidman often switched between platinum and a strawberry blonde hue. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

14. Nicole Kidman’s low bun

A low bun works great for the office and the red carpet, as proven by Nicole Kidman. Keep your look soft by leaving loose strands fall around the face for a effortlessly-undone finish.

Isla Fisher - Long strawberry blonde hair with loose waves
Isla Fisher is causing serious hair envy with this long strawberry blonde hue. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

15. Isla Fisher’s glossy locks

Isla Fisher’s long locks are giving us serious hair envy! The actress has incorporated soft loose waves to her lengthy mane, adding extra depth to her shimming strawberry blonde locks.

Bella Thorne - Strawberry blonde hair with highlights - curls
Bella Thorne adds blonde highlights to her strawberry hue. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

16. Bella’s golden blonde highlights

Brighten your hair up with the addition of warm, golden highlights to lift your shade and give it a deliciously sunny, shimmering finish.

Model with mid length straight strawberry blonde hair
Low key hair has never looked so good. Credit: indigitalimages.com

17. Off-duty hair

If you like to keep your look simple, then it is more important than ever to keep your tresses looking in tip top condition.

Editor’s tip: We suggest switching to a wash and care system, like the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner, to maintain the intensity of your hue, while also leaving hair feeling silky and nourished.

Millie Mackintosh - strawberry blonde hair - beach waves
MillIe Mackintosh wears her strawberry blonde with perfected beach waves. Credit: Rex By Shutterstock

18. Millie’s beach waves

Millie is often spoiling us with pictures of her fantastic getaways, so it comes as no surprise that she has perfected her tousled, beach-waves look.

This is the perfect summer style for Millie’s fine locks, as it adds plenty of movement and volume to her strawberry blonde tresses.

Michelle Williams - Strawberry blonde hue - pixie crop
Michelle Williams sticks to her signature pixie but switches to a strawberry blonde hue. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

19. Michelle Williams’ pixie

We all know Michelle Williams’ loves to wear her hair in a soft pixie style, but this time around the actress has strayed away for her blonde hue to reveal a warmer, strawberry blonde shade.

Lindsay Lohan - Strawberry blonde hair - side part with curls
Lindsay Lohan’s strawberry blonde hair looks flawless. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

20. Lindsay Lohan’s sunkissed hue

Lindsay Lohan is always transitioning between bold red tones and platinum blonde tresses; but we personally love this go-between sunkissed strawberry blonde hue the actress returns to.

Evan Rachel Wood - strawberry blonde - graduated bob
Evan Rachel Wood’s graduated bob perfectly frames her face. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

21. Evan Rachel Wood’s face framing style

We love how Evan Rachel Wood has framed her face, styling her strawberry blonde hair in a side sweeping graduated bob and neatly tucking one side behind her ear. Sometimes it’s the smallest details that make the biggest impact!

Adele - wavy updo - strawberry blonde
Loving Adele’s strawberry blonde wavy updo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

22. Adele’s elegant updo

Adele looks every inch the superstar with this elegant updo. Opting for blonde-toned highlights throughout her mane, the gentle colour has really lifted the singer’s tresses.

Whitney Port - Strawberry blonde - side braid
We can’t get enough of Whitney Port’s strawberry blonde braided ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

23. Whitney Port’s L.A lights

All hail Whitney Port! The reality star come fashion designer has been wowing us with her long locks for years and this side braid is one of our favourite looks on her.

With subtle hints of strawberry blonde throughout her mane, this look is perfect for those who want to update their blonde tresses without going for an all over colour.


Feeling inspired by all these delicious strawberry blonde hues? Want more? Then head on over to our Red Hair page for plenty of hair colour ideas, from auburn shades to our favourite famous redheads.

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