Strawberry blonde hair is the perfect subtle change if you’re searching for a soft, yet sexy new look for your tresses. It’s also easy to customize to match your unique style—whether you want a more striking dimensional red, or a natural blended look.
This captivating blend of soft pink hues, warm red tones, and cool blondes is sure to turn heads. Strawberry blonde is meant to be playful, so if you're looking for a fun blend of hues that is not over the top, you’re in luck. You won’t lack color options, either. From balayage and ombre to subtle highlights, there is an endless number of ways to achieve the gorgeous strawberry blonde hue of your dreams.
What Color is Strawberry Blonde?
Strawberry blonde is a balance of blonde hair with red lowlights. It’s a color that is rarely found naturally, which of course, makes it that much more sought after and popular. Luckily, there are many products and talented colorists who can brew up the shade you’ve always wanted. What makes this combination so fun, is that you can ultimately customize it to your preference. For a darker hue, channel a deeper red, copper tone that almost goes into redhead territory. To be on the lighter end of the scale, choose a soft strawberry that has white, creamy undertones.
Who Looks Good with Strawberry Blonde Hair?
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to the shade of strawberry blonde hair, a good rule of thumb is to consider your complexion.
In general, a mix of cool and warm tones work beautifully for many types of complexions. Many strawberry blond actresses like Nicole Kidman with ultra-pale skin turn to more of a white-blonde to add dimension and shine to prevent looking washed out. Soft pink will warm up your skin tone as well.
For darker skin tones, strawberry brown, rich copper, and creamy strawberry tones are best. These shades create an attractive combination for darker complexions.
Maintaining Strawberry Blonde Hair
Depending on where you are on the shades of strawberry blonde hair chart, red will fade the fastest. To ensure longer-lasting color, try to wash your hairless. Rinsing with cold water and without shampoo can help to extend the freshness of your color. Turn to dry shampoo when it’s feeling greasy and limp. It’s a great tool to revive your hair between washed and it can even help boost volume at the same time which is a huge plus!
Trendy Shades of Strawberry Blonde HairCredit photo: instagram.com/hairbytabitha
A strawberry blonde hair color will best compliment women whose complexion is pale and who also have freckles. However, it all depends on the hue you choose. Of course, when you decide to change the color of your tresses, it is better to visit a salon. But some of us are just DIY kinda babes who love dyeing our tresses at home. It’s possible!
Classic Strawberry Blonde Hair Color
A classic strawberry blonde is the perfect marriage of red and blonde. It is one of the most even and natural-looking balances of reddish-golden hair. A well-known celebrity example of this is Emma Stone who is known for consistently switching up her red hues from light to dark.
On the lighter end of the scale, you’ll commonly see a white-hued strawberry. This channels more true-blonde tones versus red with the subtle hint of pink. You’ll see this color being similar to straw blonde where they both work best to warm up the complexion of a paler skin tone.
Strawberry Honey Shade
Strawberry hair often embraces warmth with a honey blonde tone in order to appear the most natural. This is an all-over-honey shade that more-so looks like a dirty blonde. It takes strawberry undertones with an all-over honey blonde color to create an extremely evenly blended, natural strawberry blonde shade that is timeless.
Golden Buttery Blonde
This sexy shade of strawberry blonde is perfect for the summer. Soft golden highlights and a sleek silky finish will add texture and shine to your hair.
Being another hard-to-get and high maintenance look, it won’t leave you indifferent.
Light Peach Blonde
These soft and subtle light peach blonde hues will work for ladies who worship romance.
While most strawberry blondes are rather warm, you can go different with the overwhelming trend. A bronze tint running over a coolish strawberry base will show the amazing hair color from a totally different perspective. The color is faded yet bright, who could ask for more?
Dark Strawberry Blonde Hair ColorCredit photo: instagram.com/yunuskarat
As you can see here, not every strawberry blonde shade is light. Darker shades are quite popular, as well. They appear almost copper and work pretty well.
Pastel Strawberry Blonde
What can make the subtle strawberry even softer? Don’t forget about its pastel version that can give a pleasant rose vibe to any blonde and brunette chevelure.
Saturated Strawberry BlondeCredit photo: instagram.com/presleypoe
If you want the reddish part of your strawberry blonde to prevail, ask your colorist to focus on the brighter hue. Besides, adding some coppery accents will help to achieve that saturated effect.
Brownish StrawberryCredit photo: instagram.com/theniksters, instagram.com/eduardocatela
To achieve a natural sunkissed look full of dynamic movement and dimension, don’t go for one-toned coloring. Remember: if you mix some matching warm shades from strawberry and brunette palettes, you won’t go wrong.
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It’s hard to catch the line where a strawberry hue ends and a copper shade begins. Well, that’s the point! Make sure to pick the similar colors that will melt with one another seamlessly, and an eye-catching look will be yours.
Dusty Ginger Strawberry Blonde
If you prefer a more muted shade that embraces the glory of Fall splendor, this dusty strawberry blonde is elegant and refined. Start with a light brown base but go heavy on the ginger blonde hues to achieve a look that is so sophisticated. The final effect is a breathtaking dusty ginger shade of strawberry blonde that will catch everyone’s eye as you pass by.
We think this multidimensional strawberry blonde hair looks just dazzling on an inverted shoulder-length lob with long bangs. This look is so full of depth and texture. Apply straightening serum and blow dry your hair straight with a round brush.
Pretty In Pink
If you are in the process of going from blonde to red hair, try this fun pinkish hue for a carefree look.
Strawberry Blonde Balayage
Balayage is sometimes meant to look as though the sun reached down and ran its fingers through the hair. When you look it this model’s strawberry blonde balayage, you literally imagine that happening. Though a hairstylist colored her hair, it appears completely natural and accentuates her gorgeous complexion and features. She’s hardly wearing any makeup, and you simply can’t stop staring at her ravishing beauty. Now, let’s get to that long curly hair. Those luscious curls require proper care, which begins with an appropriate cut. Her v-cut gives her locks volume and movement. The care should then continue with the dedicated use of appropriate products (co-wash, sulfate-free shampoo, etc.). As long as the care continues, those curls will go on looking fabulous.
Here you can observe some pretty examples how it is possible to sport strawberry blonde balayage. Opt for one of these shades if bringing out the complexion is what you wish.
Melted Hair For Strawberry Blonde
If your hair is naturally a lighter shade of ash blonde, this pretty balayage blend is an ideal way to add some depth to your blonde tresses. Either keep your natural blonde as a base or tone it down to a slightly lighter shade. Then mix in very light strawberry blonde and platinum blonde for a multi-dimensional look that is full of texture and movement.
This combo is pretty on any hair type or length, but we think it is especially cool on a shoulder-length cut with long layers that add fullness. This look is perfect for fall as it resembles a morning sunrise over the ocean with its breathtaking blend of light strawberry blonde hues. Style your hair in a slightly messy manner for a sexy bed-head look that shows you can handle whatever life throws your way.
Pumpkin Spice Balayage
Fall is all about beautiful colors and, like it or not, you can’t deny that pumpkins and pumpkin spice go hand-in-hand with fall. This pumpkin spice balayage blend is the essence of all things Fall. Start with very light copper and then blend in a pale ash blonde hue to end up with a warm strawberry blonde hue that will make you think of pumpkin spice latte on a cool Fall day.
This enchanting blend of alluring Fall colors looks especially enticing on a shorter bob. It is ideal for those with thin or fine hair as it adds body and dimension. As well, it is a great look for thicker tresses. No matter what texture your hair is, you will love this spicy strawberry blonde. Apply volumizing mousse to your hair and blow it dry with a round brush. Then create soft and delicate waves with a large curling iron for a fun and flirty look. Show off those layers of color in this adorable Fall hairstyle.
Dark Strawberry Blonde Balayage
Hairstylists apply balayage highlights in a gradual manner so that the hair looks “sun-kissed” with the individual’s own natural colors (it can also be done with unnatural colors). It’s a terrific way to add excitement and pizzazz without going overboard or putting too many streaks in a person’s hair, as some highlights can occasionally do. The look can be minimal or all over. This model’s dark strawberry blond balayage exquisitely goes from rich reddish brown to delicious reddish brown caramel. Balayage on certain ranges of blond hair colors often turns into the same stunning reddish brown caramel hair. It’s eye catching and spectacular.
White Gold And Strawberry Blonde Balayage
This look is perfectly enchanting with its golden white and warm strawberry balayage tones.
With its dark brown base with intense red and golden streaks, this style has the look of a ripened strawberry. This look is a bit more bold yet still classy and elegant.
Rose Gold Layers
This look is quite stunning with its layers of rose gold that will compliment warmer skin tones. Add some pink streaks if you want to take this look up a notch.
Retro Orange Curls
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If you can pull it off, this retro 90s look with a bold orange hue and bouncy curls will be a show-stopper.
Strawberries And Cream
This elegant blend of strawberry blonde with creamy highlights is stylish and sophisticated and looks lovely in an updo or messy braid.
This bold and edgy mane of golden blonde roots with strawberry blonde in the middle and then returning to the golden shade at the tips will definitely make a statement.
If you opt for such color combination, it’s better to get it done by the real professionals.
Soft Strawberry Blonde Balayage
Not only color techniques contribute to the result of your color experiment but also the intensiveness of the colors applied. For distinctive looks, it’s better to go for saturated, bright shades drastically blending with one another. And if you prefer more harmonic, gentle color jobs, a soft balayage where the variety of colors become a single whole is the best choice.
Strawberry Blonde Ombre Hair
An ombre is a hair color technique where the hairstylist gradually blends one color into another. One color starts at the root and then changes shades and hues as it cascades down to the ends of the hair. Usually, but not always, the color starts out dark and moves toward lighter and brighter versions. Both natural and unnatural colors can be used. The strawberry blonde ombre hair technique typically begins with dark, natural roots, then fades to red, and then to blonde (refer to the blonde hair color chart to get a sense of what colors to expect when the hair stylist applies the dyes). This ombre style adds warmth and depth and intensifies this model’s beauty. She looks trendy and modern, yet she can still put on a suit and carry out whatever professional task to which she put her mind.
Ombre, when done great, is a cool way how you can incorporate this yummy shade into the hairstyle. Experiment with the placement of hues.
Dark Ash Blonde And Dusty Rose Blonde Ombre
Dusty hair colors are so big right now as they are perfect for Fall with their muted tones. If you don’t want to go all over blonde, you can start with dark roots such as light chocolate brown or dark ash blonde. Then slowly fade to a strawberry blonde that melts into dusty pale pink. This ombre fade looks striking on long layered hair as it is full of depth and dimension. Add some long, flowing waves by using a large curling iron for even more body. Light dusty rose is such a striking contrast to the darker base for a captivating look that appears stunning when worn in an updo such as a braid or chignon.
Copper Strawberry Blonde Ombre Fade
Ombre hairstyles have been around for some time now, and they are only growing in popularity. Ombre hair doesn’t always have to be bold and colorful. Ombre can be soft and subtle, like this coppery blonde ombre fade. Start with burnt copper at the roots and gradually fade into light ash blonde ending with pale pink platinum blonde. These colors are reminiscent of a fall sunset as they slowly melt from warm light auburn to very light blonde with pink hues. That allows for a stunning strawberry blonde ombre.
This gorgeous ombre is captivating on a mid-length wavy haircut as it adds fullness to thinner hair. As well, long layers can help add life to thicker tresses. If you have been blessed with naturally curly locks, simply spritz sea salt or apply curling serum to your hair, run your fingers through it to style it into soft beachy waves and allow it to air dry. Those with straight hair can use a flat iron or medium barrel curling wand to curl one to two-inch sections into beach waves. Spray with medium hold spray to allow movement.
Strawberry Blonde Ombre On Brown Hair
People often ask: can dark brown hair go strawberry blonde? As you can see, adding strawberry blonde tones to brown hair only gives it a rich, natural looking tone. A strawberry blonde ombre on brown hair is even more mesmerizing because it delivers a multitude of natural looking reddish tones. For the woman feeling down and drab and/or in need of a change, this is the perfect pick-me-up and a fantastic choice. Even more wonderful, it requires little upkeep. Add an amazing haircut, such as this delicious medium length hair with bangs, which flatters nearly every woman, and you’ve got a winning combination.
Strawberry Reddish Blonde Ombre
If you prefer red hair with blonde high or lowlights, this reddish blonde ombre is perfect for you. The subtle fade from red roots to blonde tips is soft and chic.
Orange And Red Layers
This fiery look with a red base and golden orange layers can add a touch of vibrancy to any shade of red hair.
Reddish Brown With Warm Blonde Tones
Tousled waves look enchanting with this reddish brown base and warm blonde highlights. The side part and feathered front layers make this look extra chic and sexy.
Blonde And Pink Ombre
This golden strawberry effect starts with soft red roots and then fades to a slight shade of strawberry blonde for a romantic and classic vibe.
Honey Strawberry Blonde Ombre
With its lighter ends on a soft strawberry blonde base for added depth and volume, this look is soft and sweet as honey.
Dark Red With Golden Blonde Tips
Red hair dye comes in many shades. So, with dozens of shades available, your style will be unique! These golden blonde tips perfectly compliment this daring dark shade of red.
This color combination is anything but boring. You will look fantastic if you try it!
As you can notice, the transition of shades is very soft and barely visible here – that’s how a great dye job looks like.
Ginger & Strawberry
When a girl is about to leave her colorist with a one of a kind hair look, she should use heavy artillery of trends. Can you imagine how much of a visual impact you will achieve once you mix the most enviable shade of red with the ageless strawberry blonde? If you can’t, just let this pic leave you speechless.
Pink To Bright Strawberry Ombre
Well, this super daring color blend is for those who take their dye job really seriously.
Black Roots & Pinkish Streaks
Leaving roots dark means to always have an opportunity to get back to your natural base with less of an effort. Still, it’s not the only reason why girls are so crazy about this idea. Black roots, whether they’re blended well or with a touch of abrupt contrast, give a sense of dimension to the color. Here, for example, you can see how dynamically black roots dance with pink streaks.
Pumpkin Spice Sorbet
The reason why most hair colors featuring strawberry blonde have such yummy names is pretty simple: they appear so sweet! This lush and shiny hair color does look like a tasty ice cream melting under the sun on a hot summer day. Besides, do you notice how dimensional the look is? The mix of pumpkin and strawberry blonde work wonders.
Light Strawberry Blonde Hair ColorCredit photo: instagram.com/adlydesign
We think that these hair shades will make you appear absolutely radiant. Your only task is to go for a shade that will be ideal for your unique personality.
Triple Coloring With Strawberry BlondeCredit photo: instagram.com/briellemckenna
When it comes to mixing trends, there's no need to explain why a strawberry shade should be a part of a color combo. Whether it’s a bluish base, white-to-yellow graduation, or peek-a-boo coloring, strawberry blonde will perfectly fit any idea.
Strawberry Blonde HighlightsCredit photo: instagram.com/thevividbrunette
Sometimes we just do not feel like going all in when it comes to the new hair color. And highlights can help you with this dilemma. The result will be admirable.
Strawberry Blonde Highlights On Blonde Hair
Blondes are certainly everywhere. Just take a good look around. And, while they are indeed attractive, why go for the same blonde color they have in their hair? Change things up and add excitement and spice by putting strawberry blonde highlights on blonde hair. You get a dramatic range of spectacular highlights and lowlights, specifically if you add strawberry blonde highlights to dark blonde hair. Just look at those magnificent results. Such a delectable color deserves an equally delectable style. Red hair looks exceptionally awesome when it’s long, even more so when a hairstylist gives it a long layered haircut. And those waves are simply the icing on the cake. If such wavy hairstyles don’t come natural, simply use a curling iron, hot rollers, or roll wet with large rollers.
Strawberry Blonde Highlights On Brown Hair
Strawberry blonde just seems to love those with natural brown hair. It certainly treats them like dear friends. It enhances their finest features and leaves them looking their most beautiful as if it placed them on a pedestal. That’s really a dear friend. The strawberry blonde highlights on brown actually make this model’s medium length hair strawberry blonde glow and her magnificent blues eyes practically reach out toward you. Her superbly made-up lips and eyebrows only add extra oomph. Her features and a golden auburn hair color all work together, as a well-organized team.
Strawberry Blonde Highlights On Light Brown Hair
Adding strawberry blonde highlights on light brown hair or dark auburn hair is like giving hair a soft, warm, loving embrace. Just look at how this model’s long, sumptuous hair radiates with essences of gold and chestnut. It’s as if someone’s holding a softly lit candle under it. And notice what her hair does to her beautiful face. Her stunning green eyes sparkle and her light colored skin literally glows. Long wavy hairstyles give movement and dimension to what might simply be boring, heavily weighed down hair. A large barreled curling iron, heat rollers, or plain rollers while hair is naturally drying could easily achieve these lovely waves, which also keep her style looking young.
Strawberry Blonde Highlights On Dark Brown Hair
Okay, strawberry blonde isn’t a natural color. But just look at what happens when you put strawberry blonde highlights on dark brown hair. It looks natural, doesn’t it? And coupled with this model’s already dazzling blue eyes, luscious lips, and porcelain skin, she’s a complete head turner. To up the ante even further (as if she even needed to do so), she’s used a deep side part to create side swept bangs. Bangs are tremendously trendy these days and rightly so. They come in a variety of styles, look good on almost every type face, every age woman, and are appropriate for the office, for a day out with friends, or for a night out on the town.
Strawberry Blonde Highlights On Black Hair
Some claim that gold, copper, and silver hair colors are obsolete hair colors and that rose gold is the new metallic “it” color. Rose gold is subdued blonde with a pink tinge. It essentially burst forth out of nowhere and is now an obsession. Historians claim Carl Fabergé (yes, the jeweler who made the famous eggs) first created the charming pink hue when he combined yellow gold with copper. In addition to the hair color, it’s the latest color for everything fashionable, including makeup, jewelry, clothes, and shoes. Considering rose gold hair vs strawberry blonde, strawberry blonde is a warm shade that looks best on those with fair skin, while rose gold hair tends to flatter those with darker complexions. That is why these divine strawberry blonde highlights on black hair flatter this model’s skin so exquisitely and make just her one eye “pop.”
Dark Strawberry Blonde Highlights
The true strawberry blonde color, the reddish color with specks of blonde, doesn’t look good on every person. Strawberry blonde works best for those with cooler complexions. Generally, such people have pinkish skin tones, blue or green eyes, and blonde or light brown hair. People with warm complexions generally have brown or hazel eyes, and dark brown, brunette, or black hair. If a warm complexioned person were to apply strawberry blonde to their hair, they’d most likely look pale and “washed out.” Dark strawberry blonde highlights look much better with warm complexions. Add balayage highlights and perhaps waves, as in this model’s hairdo, and the look is effortless, yet amazing.
Ready to go for a new look? We hope that you love your new strawberry blonde!
FAQ: Strawberry Blonde Hair
Is strawberry blonde hair rare?
Having a natural strawberry blonde hair color is quite rare. Strawberry blonde is primarily made up of red tones with a few blonde highlights thrown in for good measure.
Is strawberry blonde in style?
Yes, strawberry blonde is a popular hair color right now. It’s a well-known reddish blonde shade that, in some variants, looks sophisticated and posh. Many people with blonde and red hairstyles have tried it and enjoyed the results.
What skin tone looks best with strawberry blonde hair?
On ladies with fair, cool, or neutral complexion tones, strawberry blonde looks fantastic. The chilly tones in pale skin are balanced with a subtle, warm crimson. If you want to achieve a truly gorgeous look, choose a wig with a blend of warm and cool tones that will add some creamy gloss.