A new hairstyle length is hard enough to commit to, so why make things harder by compounding the decision with choosing a new color? The latest brown blonde hair color hues are a must-try. Equal parts highlights and sombré, these shades take the best of both worlds into one chic, cohesive color that, needless to say, works all year round.
Whether you’re looking for a shade that seamlessly transitions from brown to blonde hair or are all about that perfect gray-area compromise, we’ve got the brown and blonde hair color ideas to check off those rather distinct, end-of-year-look requirements, i.e. dark but not too harsh, bright but not too pale. After all, the only thing better than a great, professional-looking color is two standout shades, melded into one!
30 On-Point Blonde Brown Hair Hybrids
For those who refuse to take a stand, this non-polarizing ash shade is the perfect midway between blonde and brown hair color ideas.
Why choose when you can have both? This high-contrast shade features a light blonde fringe area with a rich fox brown base.
3. Wheat Blonde
Showcase this neutral ash bronde via a chubby, texturized braid that really shows off the shade’s dimension. This cooler tone of bronde is perfect for lighter skin tones, who might look washed out from a warmer mix of colors.
4. Ashy Bronde
Steely brown blonde hair, such as this corkscrewed lob, is your fast track to a street style-approved look. This color is almost a duo-chrome, it appears to be a cool-toned brown but when the light hits it right those blonde tones come out.
Keep a style this smooth frizz-free by finishing with some TRESemmé Smooth Dry Oil Spray. This spray will control frizz and keep your style shiny and smooth, all day.
5. Foiled Highlights
Tightly streaked highlights can give the illusion of fuller, more deeply dimensioned locks. this darker root moment is perfect for girls who feel they need a darker transition to pull off a blonde color.
6. Dirty Platinum
A French-braided style like this pigtailed look plays to the grungy-cool aesthetic of dishwater platinum. Platinum can be an intimidating color with lots of hair care responsibility. Make sure you’re prepared for all the toning and masking you’ll need to do to keep your hair healthy and vibrant.
7. Buttery Highlights
Want a sophisticated blonde to brown hair look? Choose highlights with a buttery-white, almost frosted blonde tone to go with an ash brown base.
8. Golden Highlights
By the same token, warmer and/or peachier complexions get a better glow from golden and more honey-hued highlights. If you can build a nice tan or have a beautiful darker base complexion, then warm tones will be your best friend.
Invest in a color-safe shampoo, like Nexxus Blonde Assure Purple Shampoo, to keep your blonde from brassing out.
9. Slightly Strawberry
A pinkish blonde is another great midway between a light brown and a bright blonde. When you go for an updo like a messy pony, all of the shades you have to create your final color will show, adding dimension to your style.
10. Flaxen Blonde
A true pale ash-blonde with a khaki brown base is one of the most universally flattering brown/blonde looks for cooler complexions.
11. Beige Lob
Allow the nuances in color to shine through with a wispy, yellow-brown lob. If you’ve been wanting for a shorter do but aren’t ready to make the full-chop commitment yet, then a lob is the way to go. This length is definitely short, but can still rock some longer hairstyles, a perfect way to ease into a shorter length.
12. Messy Lob
Add some face-framing layers to your lob for more movement and more styling options. This cut and color is the perfect boho style.
For a beachier take, use a texturizing agent such as Nexxus Between Washes Beach Waves Tousled Texture Sea Salt Spray to give your hair a bit of grit and separation.
13. Uptown Blonde
A crisp, cool-blonde set of highlights is definitely on the more polished end of the spectrum. Don’t be afraid to inject some warmer areas of blonde to create a bold contrast, it’ll bring your look to the next level.
14. Brown Ombré
A clean, laid-back ombré lob still looks fresh with a non-brassy brown. Ombre is a great way to incorporate blonde into your look without fully committing to it at the root. Use this color technique as a way to determine if you even like the blonde in your hair.
15. Shaggy Blonde
Ask your stylist for a balayage to keep your color smooth and non-chunky, especially on a shorter, shaggier haircut such as shag or pixie.
Create extra texture with a few spritzes of TRESemmé Dry Texture Finishing Spray.
16. Beige Bangs
Butter-blonde bangs give a shot of brightness to your countenance. Add a thick side bang to this style to switch up your look with a cut that’s easy to style in a pinch.
Subtly bleached ends are a quieter way to try your hand at the brown blonde hair trend. This is another great way to try out lighter locks without making a long-term commitment.
18. Skinny Highlights
Impeccably streaked highlights blend flawlessly into a brown base, giving this shade a more natural, sun-kissed feel. The skinny highlight trend gives us major 90s nostalgia, and the 90s are definitely on-trend right now.
19. Sleek Ombré
The ultimate test of a great ombré is if it still looks natural (no telltale color breaks!) when worn straight.
20. Caramel Space Buns
Keep your sombré and base in the same color family to keep updos such as fun space buns looking cohesive. This style is a fun way to show the contrast between darker roots and blonder ends.
As low-maintenance as they come, a smudgy root gives you a lot of leeway between touchups. This color looks almost worn-out and gives the impression you’ve had it forever. It’s clearly not natural but somehow looks like you were born with it.
22. Surfer Blonde
Pair that grungy dishwater blonde with an equally low-key texture. This yellower tone gives off sunny vibes, making it feel much more natural and less cutting-edge contrived.
23. Chunky Waves
Blonde highlights definitely pack more of a punch when done up in a wavy or curly texture. We love how youthful this style and color are together, perfect for a casual day out or a cozy evening in.
24. Blown Out
By the same token, pulling your curls loose can also result in a look that’s a bit more relaxed, but still as style-conscious.
25. Bright Blonde
The yellow tone of the mid-lengths and ends brightens up this otherwise mousy brown.
26. Half Braid
A half-braid style is a beautiful, boho-inspired look that adds dimension and movement to any cut and color. If you have long hair, then this is a must-try color and style!
27. Chic Bob
If you’re ready for the short length, then go for the chic bob. Brown and blonde hair on a cute bob cut add sophistication to this youthful look.
28. Warm Gold Afro
One of our favorite brown and blonde hair color mashups is a dark root with a very warm-toned blonde. This color looks amazing on an afro, the volume and depth the color gives make the afro seem even thicker and bold.
29. Blonde Streaks
Give your brown and blonde hair that extra punch of blonde as face-framing streaks in the front. These bolder streaks are currently trending, (have you seen the e-girl styles?) so there’s no reason not to give it a try.
30. Golden Mix
For that extra summer-time feeling, embrace a golden mix of brown and blonde hair. This color combo gives all the warm feelings–it’s a classic for a reason!
Those are some of our top brown and blonde hair color combos for 2021. These colors are a match made in heaven, so if you’ve been itching for a change in style, this is definitely the way to go.