32 Amazing Honey Blonde Hair Color Ideas & Steps To Follow

Transform your locks with captivating styles like balayage, shadow root, root melt, and more.

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If you like to keep it classy and stylish, we have amazing honey blonde hair color ideas lined up for you. This rich, warm blonde shade has sunny yellow undertones that flatter all skin tones with warm undertones. From Beyonce and Jessica Alba to Gisele Bundchen, even A-list celebrities love wearing their hair in honey blonde color. But even if you are not a famous celeb, you can go for this hair color. This magnificent blonde hair color can oomph up your hair, no matter the hair texture or length. However, it would be your advantage to know how to style your honey blonde hair from the comfort of your home. This post lists out 32 best ideas for styling honey blonde hair color.

But before getting to that, let’s take a look at how to dye your hair honey blonde at home without a fuss. Scroll down!

DIY Tutorial To Color Your Hair Honey Blonde

protip_icon Quick Hair Color Guide: Honey Blonde

How To Choose A Shade: Go for auburn or caramel brown if you have a warm skin tone and silver, sand, or ash honey blonde if you have a cool skin tone.

Level Of Maintenance: Medium to high

Suitable For: All skin tones with warm undertones and hair lengths

Looks Best With: Nude makeup with peach or red lipstick

What You Need

  • Box of honey blonde hair color (with developer included)
  • Old t-shirt
  • Hair brush
  • Sectioning clips
  • Vaseline
  • Bowl
  • Rubber/plastic gloves
  • Hair dyeing brush
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner

How To Color Your Hair Honey Blonde

  1. Put on an old t-shirt that you don’t mind getting stained with hair dye.
  2. Brush out all the knots and tangles from your hair.
  3. Part your hair first horizontally, then vertically, to divide it into 4 sections.
  4. Roll and clip up 3 sections of your hair, leaving loose the one you want to start dyeing first.
  5. Apply Vaseline all along your hairline and on your ears to prevent your skin from getting stained with the dye.
  6. Put on your rubber/plastic gloves. A pair of them may come along with your honey blonde hair dye box.
  7. Follow the instructions given on the box and mix the hair dye and developer thoroughly in a bowl.
  8. Picking up half-inch sections of hair at a time, start applying the hair dye right from your roots with the help of the brush.
  9. Use a comb to pull the dye through the length of your hair, adding more color as needed, until you’ve applied the dye till your ends.
  10. Repeat this process until you have applied the honey blonde hair color on all four sections of your hair.
  11. Leave the dye in for the duration of time indicated on the box.
  12. Wash off the dye with warm water until you’ve gotten all the color out of your hair and the water runs clear.
  13. Wait for about an hour before shampooing your hair. Use a shampoo that has been made specifically for dyed blonde hair and condition it with the conditioner that came in the box of hair color.

Clayel, a blogger, embarked on her hair dyeing journey, aiming for a transition from dark brown to blonde, seeking a gentle change for her curls. Recalling her experience, she mentioned in her blog, “Transitioning from dark brown, I didn’t want anything too drastic. I also wanted to make sure that while I was transitioning to blonde I did it in a manner to maintain health and moisture to my curls (i).” Despite her initial setback with a reddish/orange hue, she persevered with intense hydration and a toning process, achieving the honey-colored hair she adored.

protip_icon Quick Tip
If you have a medium skin tone with darker eye color, like black or brown, honey blonde hair color could suit you better.

32 Honey Blonde Hair Color Ideas

1. Auburn Honey Blonde Balayage

Auburn honey blonde balayage hair color idea
Image: Instagram @sar_hair

Let’s start out a little gentle, shall we? If a full head of blonde hair is not your style, then a balayage will be perfect for you. This warm toned balayage starts off with a beautiful deep shade of auburn on top that melts into a caramel brown and ends with honey blonde to create a gorgeous hair look.

2. Honey Blonde Shadow Root

Honey blonde shadow root hair color
Image: Instagram @fringecosalon

I get it if you want to take the more natural route when it comes to your hair color. Which is why a shadow root will suit your taste perfectly. Go for a medium brown shade at the roots (or leave them your naturally dark shade) and color the rest of your hair shades of honey blonde and ash blonde to create a naturally sun lightened effect.

3. Chocolate Brown And Honey Blonde Balayage

Chocolate brown and honey blonde balayage hair color
Image: Instagram

Add a dash of brightness to your dark hair by going for this balayage look. The chocolate brown base color works as a great canvas for hand painting honey blonde highlights onto it. The resulting contrast between the chocolate and honey tones is stunning, to say the least.

4. Multidimensional Honey Blonde

Multidimensional honey blonde hair color
Image: Instagram @ciarabright_beauty

Girl, with hair like this you’ll have the whole world wrapped around your little finger. The dark blonde base of this style has been enhanced with some light wheat honey blonde at the ends to give some gorgeous depth to the whole look. Styled in curls, this hair look is nothing less than a kaleidoscope of blonde shades.

5. Eclipted Honey Blonde

Eclipted honey blonde hair color
Image: Instagram @pretty_by_priscillaluiten

What in fresh hell is ‘eclipt’, you ask? Well, it’s the new hair color trend that’s on the rise! Eclipting involves coloring your hair in contrasting colors in a way that frames your face. Here, it’s been done with honey blonde streaks on a dusty brown base. Complement your facial features with this honeycomb hair color combination.

protip_icon Quick Tip
Honey blonde hair needs touch-ups every four to six weeks, depending on how light or dark your natural hair is.

6. Honey Blonde Root Melt

Honey blonde root melt hair color
Image: Instagram @thesocialclub.shop

Stepping into adult life and want to go for a sophisticated hair look? We’ve got you covered. This alluring root melt blends from a chocolate brown at the top to a pretty buttery honey blonde towards the ends. Chic and classy, at the same time.

7. Copper And Honey Blonde Balayage

Copper and honey blonde balayage hair color
Image: Instagram @briannaa.may

Can’t decide between going amber or blonde? Go for both! A copper shade works as the perfect base for subtle honey blonde highlights that enhance it by adding just a little bit of dimension. Leave your hair long and styled in waves to make the most of this look.

8. Goldilocks Honey Blonde

Goldilocks honey blonde hair color
Image: Instagram @blonde.haus

Look like a vision who has stepped right out of a fairytale with this stunning hair color. This balayage look uses a light platinum blonde as a base for the warm honey blonde highlights. The effect thus created by this mix of warm and cool tones is absolutely mesmerizing.

9. Honey Blonde Brownie

Honey blonde brownie hair color
Image: Instagram @_____colormesilly13_____

If there’s one thing you need to learn about styling hair colors, it’s this – you can never go wrong with mixing brown and blonde together. Go for a handpainted look with chocolate brown, dusty brown, and honey blonde to create a gorgeous multidimensional hair look that no one will be able to keep their eyes off of.

10. Super Bright Honey Blonde

Super bright honey blonde hair color
Image: Instagram @happyhopehair

So you want to look like Marilyn Monroe but are too intimidated by her stark platinum blonde hair? Then, go for this toned down version of her look. Highlight your honey blonde base with some platinum blond highlights to make it look brighter but still keep the look a little more muted. Leave the roots dark to create some contrast in your look.

11. Honey Drip Blonde

Honey drip blonde hair color
Image: Instagram @theladyofhair

All you brown haired ladies out there, there’s good news. You don’t need to give up your brunette card just yet! Try out this bronde (yes, you read that right) look that will wow everyone around you. The rich hazelnut brown at the base of this look is enhanced by the honey blonde dip dyed ends that also work to make your hair look longer.

12. Beige Honey Blonde

Beige honey blonde hair color
Image: Instagram

The thing with hand painted hair color is that it looks natural and flawless the way no other technique can. Check this look out, for example. Shades of beige and honey blonde have been expertly painted onto a light brown base to give her hair that perfect sunkissed beach bum look.

13. Butterscotch And Honey Blonde

Butterscotch and honey blonde hair color
Image: Instagram @elleadams.hair

Have you ever noticed the gorgeous colors of butterscotch ice cream that drip down your cone on a hot summer day? This hair color look takes inspiration from just that. A beautiful blending of rich golden and soft honey blonde, this hair look is truly one for the ages, especially when styled in some beachy waves.

14. Light Honey Blonde

Light honey blonde hair color
Image: Instagram @hairbyjulie__

Go super light and bright with your hair by trying out this stunning color that you will definitely love. If you’re a dark haired beauty, going for this light honey flaxen blonde shade will totally and drastically transform your look – in a great way, of course.

15. Rose Gold Honey Blonde

Rose gold honey blonde hair color
Image: Instagram

Who doesn’t like the sound of rose gold hair? So, go for this metallic hair look that has been achieved by dyeing your hair in a cool toned honey blonde with some pink undertones. The rose gold sheen that this combination of colors gives off is one for the ages.

16. Textured Honey Blonde Balayage

Textured honey blonde balayage hair color
Image: Instagram

You’re probably wondering how you could possibly add texture to your hair color, right? Well, you can definitely create the illusion of it. This caramel blonde based look has been roughly hand painted with a light honey blond shade to give it an irresistibly rough and shaggy texture.

17. Burgundy To Honey Blonde Gradient

Honey blonde hair color idea for your curls
Image: Instagram @bogghz

It really doesn’t get any better than this. If balayage and ombre are too mainstream for your more individualistic tastes, this is the kind of gradient color job that you will tickle your fancies. The look starts off with a vivid burgundy at the top that descends into strawberry blonde, and finally, to a rich honey blonde at the ends to create a breathtaking gradient effect.

18. Yellow Honey Blonde

Yellow honey blonde hair color idea for a trendy look
Image: Instagram @rachaeldesantis.hair

Some people may think it’s tacky to refer to blonde hair as ‘yellow’. Don’t listen to them. Straight up yellow hair itself is starting to become a hair color trend and will be around for a while. You could try going for a pale maize yellow hair look with some honey blonde shading at the ends to offset its brightness and give it a more subdued look.

19. Pale Honey Blonde

Pale honey blonde hair color idea for a royal look
Image: Instagram @chellyshairsalon

Look and feel like the princess of a fairy kingdom with this hair color that will make you look absolutely ethereal. This super pale honey blonde hair color with dark roots is the classy hair look that your sophisticated self deserves. Style it in some loose curls to complete the royal look.

20. Dark Honey Blonde Balayage

Dark honey blonde hair color idea for a sexy look
Image: Instagram @donebyvonne

Wanna stop being the girl-next-door and become a sexy bombshell? Then, ditch your brown locks for this sultry look. Balayage your dark brown hair with a deep honey blonde shade to create this amazing hair look. Step out, and, trust me, you’re gonna make some serious head turns.

21. Honey And Ash Blonde

Honey and ash blonde hair color idea for coffee brown hair
Image: Instagram @jenniferlavignehair

Who knew two hair colors called ‘honey’ and ‘ash’ would go together so well? Try out these two gorgeous shades as highlights on your coffee brown hair to add a little lift and brightness to it. Chop your hair off into a long bob and style it in waves to make the most of this stunning hair look.

22. Silver Toned Honey Blonde

Silver toned honey blonde hair color idea for a regal look
Image: Instagram @thecuttingedgesalons

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that silver and blonde shades go together like jelly and peanut butter. This light honey blonde shade is elevated to the next level by the silver undertones given to it. This hair color looks regal enough to be paired with a ball gown and tiara.

23. Coffee And Honey Blonde Combo

Coffee and honey blonde hair color idea for your light brown hair
Image: Instagram

Who even has single-toned hair these days? Everywhere you look, women are sporting ombres, created with a balayage, in a variety of colors. So, hop onto this trend and give your light brown hair a dual tone by highlighting it with a gorgeous honey blonde shade to give it a sexy makeover.

24. Caramel And Honey Sorbet

Caramel and honey sorbet hair color idea for your curls
Image: Instagram @hairbysammy_b_

There’s nothing better than dessert inspired hair colors, now, is there? This brown, caramel, and honey blonde color job proves just that. The three colors swirl and blend seamlessly into each other to create a beautiful gradient of colors in her hair.

25. Honey Melt

Honey melt hair color idea for a pretty look
Image: Instagram @maneinterest

Have your hair looking like it has honey dripping down it (as weird as that may sound) with this pretty hair color look. The dark oak wood brown melts into a gorgeous honey blonde about halfway through to create this two-toned hair look. This two-toned color job is bound to grow out seamlessly.

26. Honey Blonde All Over

Honey blonde hair color idea for a single toned look
Image: Instagram @hair_alliepagan

Don’t want to mess around with highlights and lowlights and ombre and balayage? Then, just go simple by going for a single tone all over. This warm honey blonde shade is perfectly suited for this kind of color job because it looks magnificent all by itself.

27. Honey Blonde Sombre

Honey blonde sombre hair color idea for all ages
Image: Instagram @hairbyjordanmcclane

You can have your hair looking like a golden waterfall if you go for this style. Start out with a deep honey blonde at the roots that subtly transitions into a soft platinum blonde towards the ends. Straighten the hair at the top and curl the platinum ends to enhance the effect of the ombre.

28. Vibrant Honey Blonde Highlights

Vibrant honey blonde highlights for dark hair
Image: Instagram @jenniferlavignehair

Bored with your hair and want to try out something fun to shake things up? Then, highlights are the way to go! Highlight your dark hair with a bright and vibrant shade of honey blonde to make it look all festive and fun. The light and dark contrast is sure to make you fall in love with your hair all over again.

29. Glossy Honey Blonde Ombre

Glossy honey blonde ombre hair color idea for a mysterious look
Image: Instagram @let_it_be_hair

If Morticia Addams lived in this day and age, this is probably the look that she would go for. A deep chestnut brown has been ombred with a smoky honey blonde at the ends to create this dark and mysterious look. The glossy finish and poker straight styling only add to the enigma of this style.

30. Bronze and Honey Blonde Balayage

Bronze and honey blonde balayage hair color idea for wavy hair
Image: Instagram

31. Nude Honey Blonde

Back view of nude honey blonde hair
Image: Shutterstock

This wholesome color strikes a pleasing balance between cool and warm honey blonde hair colors. The rich golden radiance of the honey blonde is obvious but so is the fact that the hues have relaxed, toned down, and ashy notes to them. This color effortlessly sets a sophisticated mood.

32. Sunny Honey Blonde Ribbons

Close up of sunny honey blonde ribbons
Image: Shutterstock

The sunny honey blonde ribbons exude a playful quality. The honey blonde balayage highlights stand in contrast to the darker shade of the hair and appear like ribbons strewn across the head. This hair color adds a lot of depth and dimension to the body of the hair. The darker your original hair shade, the prettier this one looks.

Infographic: Types Of Hair Coloring Techniques

The prospect of getting a new hair color is always exciting. But did you know that there are different techniques of hair coloring, each giving a unique and striking effect to your hair?

Check out the infographic below to know about the different hair coloring techniques.

types of hair coloring techniques (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Have you ever seen honey in the sunlight? It takes on a heavenly golden hint that shines under the sun rays. And somehow, miraculously, hair colorists have figured out how to mimic that effect onto our tresses with the honey blonde shade. Its warm tone makes it perfect for people with warmer undertones. But you can also find silvery versions of this shade for people with cooler skin tones. So, when following the DIY tutorial mentioned above, keep checking on the color, so it does not get too dark. We hope these 30 honey blonde hair color ideas will inspire your next hair color makeover. Trust us, with this honey blonde color, those summer visits to the beach will leave you with compliments from everyone!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is honey blonde a warm or cool color?

Honey blonde is a warm-toned color. But, you can find cool-toned variations of the shade for cool undertones.

What’s the difference between honey blonde and golden blonde shades?

Honey blonde has a sun-kissed brown hint to it. The golden blonde shade is like shiny champagne in the sun.

What does purple shampoo do to honey blonde hair?

Purple shampoo removes yellow or warm tones from honey blonde hair, making it cool-toned.

How do I dye my hair from dark brown to honey blonde?

You have to bleach and lighten your dark brown tresses and then color them honey blonde for the shade to be visible.

Key Takeaways

    • If this is your first time dying your hair honey blonde, opt for a gentle balayage style combined with chocolate or auburn-like colors.
    • While coloring your hair at home, wear an old t-shirt that you would not mind spoiling.
    • Cover your hairline and ears with vaseline to prevent staining.
    • After coloring, use a shampoo specifically crafted for washing dyed blonde hair.
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From the expert techniques to the mesmerizing result, get ready to be inspired by gorgeous blonde hair color ideas. Check out the stunning transformation to soft honey-blonde hair in this captivating video.

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Madison Dufour is a licensed and practicing barber and cosmetologist with 10 years of experience, as well as an entrepreneur running several hair businesses, including MadisonD Barbering and The Exquisite Find Hair Blog. After working behind the chair for several years, she felt the calling to start the non-profit Barber in a Bag that teaches basic hair cutting skills in...read full bio

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