30 Honey Blonde Hair Color Ideas You Can’t Help Falling In Love With

Written by Arshiya Syeda

Remember listening to the story of Goldilocks and the three bears as a kid and wondering what her hair must have looked like to be given that name? Well, wonder no further! Her hair was most likely a rich shade of honey blonde. Honey blonde is a warm shade of blonde that has yellow undertones to it. Gorgeous celebrities like Gisele Bundchen, Jessica Alba, and Beyonce (!) are famous for sporting this magnificent hair color. So, of course we had to go on the hunt around the interwebz to look for the best ways to style this beautiful shade of blonde. Below, we have compiled our top 30 ideas for styling your honey blonde hair color.

But wait a minute… before we jump into that, let’s take a look at how you can dye your hair in this beautiful shade at home.

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 may be included in your 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.

30 Honey Blonde Hair Color Ideas

1. Auburn Honey Blonde Balayage


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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


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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


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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


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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 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


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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 to complement the facial features.

6. Honey Blonde Root Melt


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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 honey blonde towards the ends. Chic and classy, at the same time.

7. Copper And Honey Blonde Balayage


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Can’t decide between going red 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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 blonde shade will totally and drastically transform your look – in a great way, of course.

15. Rose Gold Honey Blonde


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Who even has single-toned hair these days? Everywhere you look, women are sporting balayages and ombres 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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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It’s always great to experiment with different shades of honey blonde to come up with a hair color and style that’s uniquely your own. For instance, this hair look is a balayage of rich bronze and soft honey blonde that makes for a superb multidimensional style.

And that’s a wrap on our top 30 ways to style your honey blonde hair color. Do let us know which styles you love the most and which style made you pick up your phone and make an appointment with your hairdresser!

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Arshiya Syeda is an editor and certified counselor. Ever the lover of the written word, she served on the editorial boards of her school and college newsletters. Writing articles on hairstyles, hair care, and nutrition helped her combine her love for reading, writing, and research. As an editor, she helps her team members deliver polished and meticulously researched content. Arshiya is fluent in English, Urdu, and Hindi and aims to become a multilinguist by learning German and teaching herself American Sign Language (ASL).