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How to Rock a Cherry Blonde Hair Color

This sweet shade is a summer hair color dream.
May 23, 2022

If you’re looking to try out a sweet hair color trend this summer, cherry blonde hair might be your match. It’s the perfect hair color idea for blondes who want to see if it’s redheads that actually have more fun. Below, we’re sharing what makes this color special along with three different ways to achieve it. 

What Is Cherry Blonde Hair? 

So, what exactly is cherry blonde hair? This trendy hue features a combination of red and blonde tones for a gorgeous light auburn or copper hair color with subtle hints of pink. There are many different variations of the color, so it’s totally customizable based on the look you’re going for. 

What stays the same is an equal mix of blonde and pinky-red throughout your mane. Whether you opt for a red base and blonde highlights, a rooted cherry blonde look, or something in-between is totally your call.

If you're wondering how this shade differs from strawberry blonde, cherry blonde is a bit deeper and more pink in tone. 

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How to Get Cherry Blonde Hair 

Just like the color itself is customizable, so too is how you wear it. Below, three different ways to sport the shade. 

1. Solid Cherry Blonde 

If you’re going for a solid color, you can do it yourself at home. Keep in mind that if you have dark hair, you’ll need to bleach it first. Once you’re ready for the hair dye, use the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Coral Pink if you want your color to lean more pink in tone, or the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Light Reddish Blonde if you prefer a warmer shade. 

2. Cherry Blonde Balayage 

If you love a dimensional look with varying shades and depth, consider heading to the salon for cherry blonde balayage. Start with a reddish copper base color and then ask your colorist to give you blonde balayage. 

This technique beautifully blends the two shades together, and it’s great for people who prefer low-maintenance styles as balayage rarely needs touch-ups. 

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3. Cherry Blonde Money Piece 

If you’re hesitant about undergoing a full hair transformation, or you just want a hint of this unique shade, opting for a cherry blonde money piece is the way to go. Because a money piece requires only the front face-framing sections of your hair to be colored, you can pair a cherry blonde money piece with whatever base color you have. 

Head to the salon and ask your stylist to give you a balayage money piece so that when it grows out, you won’t have to worry about frequent maintenance to avoid a line of demarcation. 

Next: Mane Changer: 4 Ways to Pull Off Pastel Pink Hair

Edited by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Credit: iStock

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