Here's everything you need to know about how to achieve the honey blonde hair you've always wanted.

By Caroline Shannon-Karasik
Sep 01, 2019 @ 8:00 am
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If summer has you searching for a hair color that is not only beach-ready but looks like the beach, then you need not look any further than a sun-kissed honey blonde hair color. It's the perfect choice for someone who doesn't want to go too blonde, as it helps bring out the naturally warm glow of your skin. 

"There are cool blondes and there are warm blondes," explains Miguelina Mejia, National Artistic Educator for The Salon by InStyle Inside JCPenney."For a golden honey blonde, the word warm is very important. Once your stylist hears warm, it’s easy to start the process of exploring your options."

If you want to try going honey blonde, Mejia says it's important to bring a visual — a photo helps your colorist understand exactly what kind of honey blonde you might want. "Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez are great examples of two different types of honey blondes done right," Mejia explains. 

Want to find a honey blonde look that will work for you? Keep scrolling for a bit of inspiration.

1. Classic Honey Blonde

It doesn't get more honey blonde than this sun-kissed, warm blonde tones all over look.

2. Brown and Honey Blonde

Light brown and dirty blonde hair gets a lightened-up look with a dose of honey blonde color. 

3. Beachy Honey Blonde

If you're looking for straight-from-the beach color, then look no further than Blake Lively's wavy honey blonde style.

4. Honey Blonde Natural Curls

If you're looking for a style that doesn't require a ton of color upkeep, consider pairing dark roots with a sunny boost of honey blonde. By keeping your roots darker, you won't have to run to the salon the moment your secondary color starts to grow out.

5. Honey Blonde Bob

Lucy Hale is basically a hair color maven, and this honey blonde bob is no exception.

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6. Two-Tone Honey Blonde

This balayage look blends black and honey blonde, starting with the deeper color up top and slowly progressing to a lightened-up shade.

7. Queen Bey Honey Blonde

As if Beyonce needed to add another been-there-conquered-that item to her checklist, she went ahead and proved that honey blonde highlights are indeed suited for a queen.

8. Honey Blonde Braids

Honey blonde color adds a sun-kissed accent to these stunning box braids.

9. Honey Blonde Pixie

Rita Ora slays in this slicked-back honey blonde pixie.

10. Edgy Honey Blonde

Honey blonde highlights throughout dark hair make for an fun, contrasted look that's especially noticeable in this braided style.

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