Once upon a time there was just blonde, brunette, red and black hair; there were none of these super descriptive, ultra trendy styles that our Instagram feed is teeming with. That’s not to say we’re not loving every minute of it, it just means there’s a bit more that goes into determining how to style specific colors and cuts; in this case: Dark Blonde Hair. Dress it up, dress it down; wear it at home or all around town, dark blonde hair is a really fun hair color to style where you can see its many multi-dimensional tones in everything from updos to braids to simple ponytails and beyond. Read on to discover seven of our favorite ways to wear and style your dark blonde hair that might just inspire your next look.
Styling Your Dark Blonde Hair for Any Occasion
1. Halo Braided Crown
Whether you have a head full of dark blonde hair or an ombre fade, when you weave your locks into a halo braided crown it has a way of turning you into a Greek goddess. Sounds like a pretty good life, huh? To maximize your leaf-like bronzed braid, gently tug at all sections starting at the bottom and working your way to the top before twisting it around your head and securing it with some bobby pins. Be sure to get the full scoop on how to make this look in our halo braided crown tutorial.
Bob haircuts are the perfect length for just about any activity. They’re short enough to wear from yoga class to the second round of drinks at happy hour, while also being long enough to throw into a teeny pony or woven into a delicate braid. Even better, they are super easy to style. After you wash and condition your hair, add some leave in conditioner like Nexxus New York Salon Care Diametress Headress Leave-in Conditioning Creme to smooth your bob while also giving it some lift.
3. High Pony
High ponytails have a way of making you look awake and ready to take on the day. Pair that with luscious dark blonde locks and you have a look that’s bright, fashionable and durable for whatever the day brings. To keep it sleek, use a few spritzes of TRESemme Botanique Damage Recovery Hair Elixir to help you reduce any frizz while also making your hair super soft.
4. Natural Hair
To the ladies with natural hair, among other reasons, you look positively beaming when you throw dark blonde into the mix. The pigment works perfectly with the texture of natural hair making way for the perfect canvas to reflect light and make the dark blonde hue pop. If you experience any frizz or dryness, use some serum like the Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum-in-Oil, which can also help to make your hair shiny and manageable.
Like natural hair, waves are one of the best ways to capture light with your dark blonde locks. The curve in your strands will create a very contrasted, illuminated look. So, you’re pretty much in the spotlight. After you create your hair waves from a curling wand or curling iron, add some shine to your locks by using the Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil.
6. Shaven Sides
Half-shaven ‘dos are all the rage right now, add a dark blonde tint to the mix and in the trendy world of fashion, you’re golden. The contrast in textures of the shaven portion and your longer part, paired with the light capturing qualities of dark blonde hair, sets the stage for a gorgeous and multi-faceted look, day or night.
7. Messy Bun
When in doubt, grab your favorite hair tie (which is probably sitting comfortably on your wrist) and throw your hair into a perfectly disheveled messy bun. We love how this hairstyle for dark blonde hair is effortless and suited for everything from your stroll to the farmer’s market to taking the lead at your company’s board meeting. No big deal.
Want more fun ideas for blonde hair? Check out our gallery of blonde hair colors to try!