Want to lighten up your mane this fall? Look no further than honey blonde highlights! This hair color trend has been popping up all over our Pinterest and Instagram accounts—and for good reason. While we love our fair share of platinum and ash blonde highlight ideas, honey highlights offer warmth and richness to perfectly complement the ever-dropping temperatures associated with fall and winter. Ready to sweeten up your hair color? Read on for six honey blonde highlight ideas for a mane that’s sure to create a buzz.
HAIR COLOR IDEA #1: HONEY BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS + LIGHT BROWN HAIR
Calling all brunettes—if you want a light brown mane but want to find out if blondes really do have more fun, consider adding honey blonde highlights into the mix. This deep, warm blonde hue will lighten up your strands just enough without creating a strong contrast against your light brown hair. The result? A beautifully blended, natural-looking honey blonde mane. For a low-maintenance option, give honey blonde balayage highlights a try, keeping your light brown roots on display to prevent harsh grow out and extend the time between touchups. If you're ready for something with a little more maintenance involved, honey babylights will leave you with a full head of honey blonde beauty.
HAIR COLOR IDEA #2: HONEY BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS + COPPER HAIR
In case you haven’t heard, copper hair is seriously on-trend. Combine this statement hue with honey blonde highlights, and your mane will look as if it walked straight off of your social media feeds. Honey blonde highlights will add extra warmth to your already warm base.
HAIR COLOR IDEA #3: HONEY BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS + LIGHT BLONDE HAIR
Are you naturally blonde? Honey blonde highlights could be the answer to adding a bit of depth and dimension to your mane. We particularly love the look of light blonde hair paired with honey highlights, as the combo blends together for an irresistible swirl of gorgeous blonde tones.
HAIR COLOR IDEA #4: HONEY BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS + DARK BROWN HAIR
Think blonde highlights can’t be combined with a dark base? Think again! Dark honey blonde highlights look absolutely beautiful on dark brown hair—not to mention it’s the perfect way to rock a blonder mane for those with dark skin tones. Want to get the look at home? Look no further than the L’Oréal Paris Frost & Design in Caramel.
HAIR COLOR IDEA #5: HONEY BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS + BURGUNDY HAIR
If you’re all about a contrasted, bold hair color—and the many beautiful autumn hues that come out this time of year—pair burgundy locks with honey blonde highlights. While there are plenty of highlighting techniques that are worth trying with this combo, we love the look of honey ribbon highlights on burgundy hair. We can’t imagine a better match!
HAIR COLOR IDEA #6: HONEY BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS + AUBURN HAIR
Our last recommendation for giving honey blonde highlights a try? Honey highlights and auburn hair! Similar to copper hair, honey highlights will add extra warmth to an auburn base. This is a great option for natural redheads who want to switch up their mane without giving up their gorgeous natural hair color.
HAIR COLOR IDEA #7: HONEY BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS + DARK BLONDE HAIR
Hesitant to go for a dramatic hair transformation but still want something a little different for the new season? For a subtle touch of dimension, add honey blonde highlights to dark blonde hair. Their already dark hue will create varying tones throughout your mane without a drastic change. To DIY the look, give the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Glam Lights in Dark Blonde to Light Brown a try.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF HONEY BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS
As gorgeous as they are, honey blonde highlights have a tendency to get brassy over time due to their naturally warm undertones. When you notice your strands verging on the brassy side, swap your usual shampoo and conditioner for the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Conditioner. Use the duo up to three times a week to neutralize brassy yellow and orange tones in your highlighted hair.
Next up: Don’t think honey highlights are for you? Learn about another blonde highlight option from our article, How to Get Strawberry Blonde Highlights.
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