Trend Forecast: The Best Shades of Blonde Hair for 2020

Six very different shades of blonde hair to try next year.

2020 is right around the corner and we’ve been sitting with our crystal ball tuned into the upcoming hair trends for the new year. When it comes to shades of blonde hair, we’re expecting things to warm up. The last year we’ve been watching blonde hair get more and more cool-toned until the silver hair trend solidified 2019 as the year of the cool blonde. But, now that silvery hair has become mainstream, we’re expecting many blondes to go back to their warmer roots for winter and maybe even permanently. Read on to see our top six predictions for shades of blonde hair in 2020.

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A wheat blonde is must-try for 2020.

1. Wheat Blonde

For that stage in between silver hair and a truly warm blonde, we expect to see a lot of women wearing wheat blonde shades. This natural-looking blonde is such a gorgeous color! It’s just yellow enough to read warm but has ashy undertones to keep it from getting too buttery.

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We expect to see tons of variations on ombre hair in 2017. Photo credit:

2. Subtle Blonde Ombré

We think it’s just about time that gals with naturally lighter hair wore ombré ends. Ombré hair reads as especially beachy on blonde hair (something that some of us natural brunettes would kill for). Keep your ombré on the subtle side by only lightening your hair a few shades.

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Go for an all-over shade of blonde for 2020.

3. Buttery Blonde

We know it’s been a while, but we’re confident that you’ll see more buttery shades of blonde hair in 2017. A buttery blonde shade doesn’t need to be bright yellow, the modern take is much more creamy. Make sure you wash your hair with purple shampoo to keep it from getting to that orangey-yellow shade. We love Bed Head by TIGI Dumb Blonde Purple Toning Shampoo. 

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Neutral tones are perfect for someone who wants a natural-looking hue for 2020. Photo credit:

4. Beige Blonde

We’re expecting the coolest shades of blonde hair to rest in the beige category. It’s just light enough to keep from being a dirty blonde shade and just warm enough to keep from being silvery. We also love how it’s edgy but still ultra feminine.

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Rock a little bit of blonde in your red hair for 2020.

5. Strawberry Blonde

We’re a little bit obsessed with strawberry blonde shades at the moment. We especially love this color that is almost ginger! Strawberry hues are much more flattering than you may think. But, because red tones tend to wash out quickly, stock up on dry shampoo to help you make it another day or two in between shampooing. We like the peppy scent of Love Beauty and Planet Radical Refresher Citrus Peel Uplifting Dry Shampoo.

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A gorgeous shade of blonde that’s mixed with red.

6. Bright Dirty Blonde

We’re definitely seeing darker blonde shades in the future. We like this bright dirty blonde color because the darker tone looks more natural but the bright highlights keep it nice and light. If you’re going to bleach your hair to get to this gorgeous shade, keep some TRESemmé Botanique Damage Recovery Oil Elixir on standby to help repair and hydrate your strands.