Whether you want to go full-on blonde or simply add some highlights, blonde hairstyles for women are plentiful. Blonde is an elegant, graceful, and soft color, bringing out your ultimate femininity.
While it seems like a summertime color, blonde comes in so many different shades that you can easily change your style to match the season.
Try an icy platinum blonde to make a real splash in the summer, go for medium golden highlights in the spring, or choose a dark, chestnut blonde for the cooler months.
There are so many options for blondes that it’s absolutely possible to find a hairstyle that suits your personality.
Check out hundreds of different blonde hairstyles for women including dozens of gorgeous blonde celebrity hairstyles in many styles including straight blonde.
One of the most popular hairstyles for blondes, beachy waves look natural, cool and super sexy. You can use barrel curls to give your hair some loose curls to get this look or blow-dry it to achieve the tousled, seaside look.
Who doesn’t love the elaborate hairstyle of Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones?” This hairstyle comprises of a multitude of thin and thick braids and gets you locks like the Khaleesi.
Don’t want your hair falling on your face and neck? Keep it simple and sweet with a tight topknot like Lady Gaga. The pushed-back hair enhances the cheekbones like nothing else.
Straight and Sleek
To show off your long and healthy hair, one of the best options is to let it loose. Straighten out your locks, use minimum products and let your glossy hair shine
Waved Blonde Bob
One side of this asymmetrical bob is straight and tucked behind the hair like the classic bob. The other side, however, has been given a soft wave and is let loose around the face. This is a fun, playful version of the classic bob.
This beautiful braided updo is created by twisting your hair into a braid from one side and bringing it to the other side, forming a full crown of braid around the head. This lovely hairstyle will make you feel like a princess.
Rose Blonde Balayage
Don’t want to tie your hair into intricate styles but still want it to look great? Try a modern balayage. Take rose and strawberry colors to highlight your blonde locks and make a statement with minimal fuss.
Get a naturally textured and tousled effect to your hair by using some hairspray and blow dryer. Also add some two-toned ombre effect like Saoirse Ronan that goes from an ash blonde to a cinnamon-y color at the bottom.
Platinum Blonde Tousled Ponytail
Who says ponytails aren’t cool? You just need to know how to style them properly. To recreate Lady Gaga’s look, give your hair some loose, tousled curls. Then tie it higher up on your head and wrap some strands around the hairband to conceal it.
Marilyn Munroe Hairstyle
Dozens of modern-day star have copied Marilyn Munroe’s classic hairdo and recreated it as their own. Lady Gaga is rocking the look with slightly longer hair.
Do you have thin hair and don’t know how to style it? Give yourself a heedful of corkscrew curls. The small and tight curls will give your hair volume, making it look bigger and more dramatic.
Messy Mermaid Braid
The messier your mermaid braid is, the better it looks. Blake Lively has teased almost half her hair out of the braid and the top part of her hair remains loose and casual. You can pull this mermaid braid for almost every occasion.
The retro look of the 60’s is trending these days. Some of the famous styles include large curls and pompadours that surround the head. The purpose was to make hair look bigger — and it worked like a charm.
If you want to showcase you straight, sleek and long hair, rocking a genie ponytail should be high on your list. This ponytail is tied up high on the head, usually on the crown. This gives the illusion of longer hair. It also gives a beautiful cascading effect to the hair.
Want to try multiple shades on top of your natural blonde hair? Now is the time. With color techniques like ombre and balayage, you can color your hair pink, blue, purple and green, all blending in with each other
Classic Blonde Bob
Nothing can compare with the classics. The classic bob is back in fashion these days. The hair is terminated a couple of inches below the chin and most often than not, the style is accompanied by side-swept or straight bangs.
Another retro classic look, the birds nest or beehive look is back with a bang. This style requires a lot of backcombing and teasing to create volume in your hair — but the results are worth it.
Go for the wilder version of the classic bob cut. Give your hair some edge by getting your stylist to cut it in rough, uneven, choppy style. This hairstyle has a very grunge look.
Side-Parted Blonde Layers
Layers add extra dimensions to your hair. With the perfect layered hairstyle, you don’t need to create elaborate hairdos. Ask your stylist to give your hair lots of layers for a feathery, volumizing look. Part your hair from the side.
Center-Parted Crimped Blonde Hair
They say that center-parting can look too severe. However, if you pair it with some relaxed crimps, like Naomi Watts, this actually results in a youthful look.
Pinned-to-the-Side Blonde Hair
Want to know another look that takes years off your face. Make a deep side-parting and then pin the hair to the side. This will also create an awesome faux side-bangs look for you.
There are so many different types of curly hairstyles that you can rock as a blonde. Take Paris Hilton’s example; use a barrel curling iron to turn your straight hair into elaborate curls. Make a deep side parting and keep the hair pinned to the side.
Blonde Rose Twist
This gorgeous hairstyle mimics a rose bouquet. With lots of inwards twists and curls, this beautiful updo looks extremely flattering on every shade of blonde.
Wavy Blond Edgy Crop
Cate Blanchett has styled her cropped bob hair into an edgier version. Using lots of products, the actress has given her hair some texture and a wet grunge look. The style is very modern and edgy.
Curled Up Low Ponytail
Low ponytails are back in fashion — and why shouldn’t they be, given they can be styled in so many ways. This style features lots of waves and curls in the loose part of the ponytail. The style starts as a braid at the crown of the head but then flows down into a ponytail.
Fluffy Cropped Lob
Helen Mirren is the perfect example of aging gracefully. The actress’s fashion sense has put women half her age to shame. Here, she is sporting a fluffy, feathery platinum blonde lob with angled bangs.
Another star that seems to have found the secret to eternal youth, Gwen Stefani looks younger every time she is in the spotlight. Some of it may be attributed to her flawless fashion sense. Here, she has accessorized her loose shoulder-length platinum blonde locks with a glittery headband. Doesn’t she remind you of Alice in Wonderland?
Cornrows look great in every color, be it brunette or blonde. You have the option of styling half your hair in cornrows or do your entire head completely. You can also make a bigger braid from all the cornrows or hold them in a ponytail.
The ponytail has evolved so much that you can now even wear it to your wedding. Like this model demonstrates, here is how you can recreate the understated ponytail into an elegant hairdo.
Dutch Braid Hairstyle
The traditional Dutch braid hairstyles look good on all blondes, not just the Dutch ones. The lovely hairstyle is created by adding in more strands of hair as you go down. This very classy hairstyle is perfect for a day out shopping or attending a wedding.
Get your stylist to give you a pixie hairstyle without compromising on the hair thickness. Use some texturizing sprays to fluff up the front part of your hair and give your locks a tousled-looking grunge effect.
1960’s Long Curls
Long curly waves were the in thing in the 1960s. The stunning retro hairstyle has survived the test of decades and you frequently see it gracing the red carpet. This style generally comprises of a deep side parting and styling your cascading hair in loose long waves.
The pompadour style is as trending with women as it is with men. The vintage look is the perfect way to get the hair away from your face. The rolled back style requires a lot of volumizing spray and hair putty, along with a round brush to hold the style together.
The singer totally pulled off the shaved blondie style at the 2013 Glamour Women of The Year Awards. It showcases her fine chiseled face and sexy beauty complemented by her blue dress.
Spiked Pixie Cut
Jessie J was at the Fushion Festival in Birmingham last August 31, 2013 wearing a matching detailed work-out ensemble to pair with her platinum blond pixie hair that is spiked.
Miranda Kerr shines in a white halter dress along with her blonde curled locks gathered on one side. This look was worn during the 2009 ESPY Awards held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California on July 15th.
Voluminous Blonde Waves
On February 12, 2019, Paris Hilton walked the runway for The Blonds during New York Fashion Week with her long voluminous blonde waves paired with a statement necklace.
Blond Medium-Length Layers
Cameron Diaz kept it simple and elegant with her slightly layered blond medium-length hairstyle during the 20th Century Fox CinemaCon 2014 Photo Call, March 27, 2014.
Blond Bob with Side-Swept Bangs
Cameron Diaz’s sexy orange dress and elegant blond bob hairstyle wowed at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower last February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.
Tousled Beehive Upstyle
Gwen Stefani was seen at the Cannes Film Festival last May 20, 2011, in Cannes, France. She was stylish in her white dress complemented by her tousled beehive upstyle.
High Ponytail with Black Tips
Gwen Stefani performed on the NBC “Today” show concert series last July 15, 2016. She rocked with a high ponytail hairstyle dyed with black at the tips.
Jennifer Aniston is oozing with a charm featuring her straight blonde hair at the “Storks” World Premiere on September 17, 2016, in Westwood, CA.
Highlighted Side Swept
The actress attended the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards to George Clooney on June 07, 2018. She had her medium length blonde hair styled with light highlights adding a great contrast with her classic black dress.
Alyssa Milano had her center-parted waves in blonde during the 32nd American Cinematheque Award Presentation Honoring Bradley Cooper held on November 29, 2018. It perfectly matches her nude silk dress while contrasting her bold red lipstick.
Tousled Blonde Waves
Julia Roberts arrived at the “Homecoming” Premiere Screening at the Village Theater on October 24, 2018, with a tousled center-parted hairstyle incorporated with subtle waves.
Gwyneth Paltrow showcased a sleek look with her center-parted straight blonde hair at the World premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ held on April 22, 2019.
On April 3, 2019, Sophie Turner arrived at the HBO Game of Thrones final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall with side-swept blonde waves beautifully contrasted by her black smokey eyes.
Slick Braided Ponytail
Blake Lively’s sexy red dress was a huge compliment to her high ponytail that ended in braids at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre back on September 20, 2009.
Loose Side Ponytail
The singer-songwriter arrived for the Launch of Emma Bunton’s Autumn/Winter childrenswear range for Argos on July 19, 2012. She styled her blonde hair in a side ponytail with loose tendrils.
Loose Blonde Waves
Loose Layered Blond Waves
Gigi Hadid’s long highlighted hair was center-parted and wavy at the 2014 American Music Awards – Arrivals at the Nokia Theater on November 23, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA.
Side-Parted Blonde Curls
A fabulous Kelly Osbourne with her blonde wavy hairstyle and black dress, arriving at the Art Of Elysium ‘Heaven’ Gala on January 15, 2011.
Sleek Blunt Bangs
The singer showcased a sleek look with her straight blonde hair during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards held on September 6, 2012.
Katy Perry slicked back her short blonde hair with a black headband during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theatre on March 14, 2019. Statement earrings and a plaid top completed the vintage look.
Elegant Vintage Curls
Lady Gaga attended the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater on February 28, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA. She paired her lovely white strapless dress with a vintage look on her white-blond hair that was styled into side-swept large curls.
Straight Side-Swept Bob
Emma Stone dyed her locks blond and sported a shoulder-length side-swept straight bob hairstyle at the 90th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 4, 2018.
Long and Wavy Tousled Layers
Jennifer Lawrence’s beautiful smile and charming white dress worked well with her loose and tousled long hair that has waves, highlights and layers at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica Beach.
On March 7, 1999, actress Angelina Jolie was at the Screen Actors Guild Awards where she won Best Actress in a TV Movie for “Gia”. She was wearing a white lovely dress with her hair dyed into a sandy blond tone and styled into a short and layered wavy look.
Long Side-Parted Bob
Kristen Bell looked like a goddess in a blush halter dress paired with a side-parted loose hairstyle during the 2019 Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019.
Voluminous Loose Waves
Natalie Dormer wearing a black coat and a voluminous side-swept hairstyle as she leaves the Theatre Royal in London last October 27, 2017.
Margot Robbie exhibited a classy look with a white tube dress and a simple center-parted straight hairstyle during the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala on May 2, 2016.
Kate Hudson wore a simple yet charming black blouse that she paired with her long, wavy, tousled blond hairstyle loose on her shoulders at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Snatched’ held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, USA on May 10, 2017.
Side-Swept Highlighted Wavy
Amanda Seyfried flaunted her sexy neckline with a navy blue strapless dress and a long, side-swept wavy sandy blond hairstyle with subtle highlights at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles on January 27, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA.
Reese Witherspoon went with a simple look to her loose and side-swept blond layered hairstyle to pair with her black bejeweled dress at the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, USA on January 11, 2018.
Long, Side-Parted Waves
Carrie Underwood strikes a pose with her long, side-swept, blonde hair during the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards on June 22, 2018.
Jennifer Lopez showed a perfectly styled loose thin hair with middle parting at the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on March 20, 2017.
Sienna Miller was the ultimate boho in her lemon frill dress and beachy loose waves as she attends the “The Lost City of Z” Premiere on April 5, 2017.
Ariana Grande rocking a sky-high ponytail paired with a black leather outfit at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards last August 24, 2014.
Ponytail with Long Side Bangs
Keira Knightley at the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles, CA. She wore a stunning shiny maroon dress that went well with her sandy blond ponytail hairstyle incorporated with long side bangs.
Ashley Benson was at the Press Room of the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheater on July 22, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA. She was stunning in her strapless black corset top and a shoulder-length blonde half-up hairstyle with waves and a tousled finish.
Long Layered Waves
Sarah Hyland was at the American Casting Society presents 30th Artios Awards at a Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 22, 2015, in Beverly Hills, CA. She paired her white dress with a long and wavy sandy blond hairstyle with layers loose on her shoulders.
Blonde Loose Waves
On April 13, 2016, Chloe Grace Moretz attended the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival opening night world premiere of ‘The First Monday In May’ at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca PAC. She was lovely in her simple black outfit and loose tousled shoulder-length blond hairstyle that has highlights and layers.
Wavy Blonde Bob
Rose Byrne was at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre, LA Live on September 22, 2013, Los Angeles, CA. She was charming in a pink dress that she paired with a sandy blond bob hairstyle with waves, and highlights.
Sleek and Straight Blonde Bob
Actress Christina Ricci attended the 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner hosted by Chanel at Balthazar Restaurant on April 24, 2017, in New York City. She came in a gray dress that went well with her straight shoulder-length blonde hairstyle incorporated with a pin.
Loose Ponytail with Long Tendrils
Shailene Woodley was at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. She wore a sexy green dress to pair with her highlighted blonde low ponytail hairstyle with long side bangs.
Layered Blonde Curls
Brittany Snow was at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA on January 27, 2008. She paired her silvery dress with a long and layered blonde hairstyle with curls and a slight tousle.
Short Blonde Waves
Emma Roberts was at the 24th Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, CA. She was stunning in a golden dress that she topped with a shoulder-length tousled sandy-blonde hairstyle with waves and side-swept bangs.
Shades of Blonde
1. Ash Blonde
This one is a light, cool-toned shade of blonde with a silvery or grayish tint. This shade often referred to as granny hair, has been really popular in the past few years. It is often featured on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. Some tend to go full ash-blonde while others keep it simple by having balayage or ombre highlights. Either way, it is safe to say that this shade is truly stylish especially for millennials.
The gray tint fades faster, that’s why ash blonde hair can be categorized as a high-maintenance hairstyle. If you choose to have this shade, you might need to go back to the hair salon to retouch it or buy toners, silver and purple shampoos to lessen the fading.
2. Dirty Blonde
Nope, dirty blonde has nothing to do with the hair’s tidiness. This one is a darker shade of blonde. People often describe it as a shade which is too dark to be blonde yet too light to be brunette so it settles in between the two. This one is a bit edgier than the rest and is much easier to maintain.
3. Golden Blonde
Golden blond hair has warm tones with a bit of brazziness. This is the most common type of blonde we see everyday.. Some people are gifted to have this shade as their natural hair color, no bleaching needed; healthy and beautiful indeed.
To those people with dark hair, achieving a golden blonde shade needs a lot of effort and maintenance. Hair should be kept nourish to prevent dryness, split ends and breakage due to bleaching.
4. Platinum Blonde
Platinum blonde is the lightest among all the other blonde shades. This one looks better on people with fair to medium complexion with a yellowish undertone. Having a natural, platinum blonde hair is very rare yet this shade is achievable with the use of bleach and hair lightening kits. A purple shampoo or a neutralizer is then used to maintain its color and to reduce the warm tones left on the strands of the hair. Purple shampoo also helps a lot in nourishing dry hair due to bleaching, it is sometimes paired with hair vitamins, oil and serums to give hair an intensive maintenance.
5. Strawberry Blonde
Strawberry blonde hair looks extra feminine and fancy. It has warm, reddish tones that look really great on people with fair or medium skin. Strawberry blonde hair can either be natural or salon-made. If you can’t decide whether to go blonde or red, then play it safe and choose the strawberry blonde shade, just be sure to take care of it because color-treated hair needs a lot of nourishment. Shampoo may cause a lot of dryness so is its a must to use conditioner and hair masks.
Best Cuts/Styles for Blonde Hair
1. Blonde Bob
Bob cut is one of the most popular (and common) cuts for blonde hair. Some women prefer short haircuts for color-treated hair because bleached hair alone is already high-maintenance. Bob cut can look plain and simple without any styling but it can also look fancy and elegant with the proper arrangement. You can create waves, you can tousle it or you can straighten it depending on your mood.
2. Medium Cut with Side Bangs
Besides the idea that side-swept bangs make anyone look younger, it also adds a dramatic effect to your overall look. It accentuates your eyes and forehead while pulling the focus on to your hairline. This style looks better on women with round faces since it creates a strong angle. For a more youthful finish, pair it with a straight, medium cut.
3. Short, Straight Bangs
Light hair looks sweet and feminine so pairing it with a soft hairstyle might not be a good idea if you have a strong personality. Straight and short bangs create an edgy finish to any hair color, regardless of the length. However, not everyone looks great in this kind of bangs. Square-shaped faces can rock this look but unfortunately, those with round-shaped faces should avoid this type of bangs for it emphasizes the roundness of the cheeks even more.
4. Blonde Pixie Cut
The pixie cut is another typical style for blondes, especially for brunette-turned-blonde women. Its short length is easy to maintain so the only problem left is how to maintain the color and nourish the roots. Chopping your hair short is such a beauty risk but it will surely leave you in awe when you realize how lightweight it feels especially during the summer or humid days.
5. Blonde Hair with Subtle Layers
Subtle Layers can frame and soften the face really well. The layered, blonde hair has been one of Jennifer Aniston’s most iconic hairstyles. Since she has a square-shaped face, the subtle and tousled layers create a soft and light illusion to the edges of her face. This type of hairstyle is usually worn by women who want to achieve a feminine yet strong look.
6. Retro Style
Blonde hair, when arranged into a vintage hairstyle, looks really classic and elegant. This one brings back the old Hollywood feels especially when paired with a light, neutral makeup with dark red lipstick. This iconic look is inspired by Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. Although not for an everyday look, this -hairstyle can be worn during formal events like balls and night parties.
7. Voluminous Curls
The 90s kids will surely remember how iconic Taylor Swift’s Curly look was. Her blonde her with tight curls are widely known as her trademark look during the start of her career in singing and songwriting. Curls look good on blondes because the lighter the shade of the hair, the more visible the hair movements are. Its voluminous and dimensional finish creates a bubbly and outgoing aura.
8. Beach Waves
If you want to simulate natural summertime highlights, try adding a brighter and lighter shade around the face to offset the dark blonde base. Light highlights on locks create sun-kissed, beach waves that will truly bring out the natural color of your hair.
9. Standard Straight
Besides Betty Cooper’s ponytail look, Lili Reinhart can also rock the blonde, straight hairstyle. During several awards nights and other star-studded events, the actress usually pairs her formal nightdress with a straight, side-parted hairstyle. This one has an elegant finish despite being so simple and straightforward. It looks fantastic either on a glam, full-face makeup or on an everyday makeup look with nude tones.
10. Ombre Blonde Hair
Having ombre highlights is one good way to enjoy being blonde without the hassle of coloring the roots from time to tome. Ombre hairstyle usually has dark roots that go lighter and lighter until the tip of the strands so hair growth is not that big of a deal. This one, with its stylish and artistic finish, looks better on long, voluminous hair for it can exhibit the gradient effect even more.