While the age-old question—do blondes actually have more fun?—may never be answered, one thing’s for sure: There are more options for blonde hair colors than ever before. Classic blonde shades such as platinum and honey have been joined by tons of trending shades like champagne blush and Nordic white, giving every skin tone and hair color an opportunity to lighten up.
If newly reopened salons have you itching to go blonder, keep in mind that it may be harder than usual to schedule your monthly touch up, since most salons are operating at 50% capacity. Because of this, paired with the risk of a second wave of coronavirus infections, Stephanie Brown, master colorist at IGK Soho, predicts that more low-key blondes will be popping up this year.
“I think it’s going to be all about the grow-out,” she says. “Whether someone goes natural or a little extreme, people are going to want their hair color to be able to grow out easily without having to touch up their roots as often. I think there are going to be a lot more conversations between colorists and clients about what will look best and what will grow out best on each individual person.”
That said, it’s also a great time to experiment, and if after months of having grown-out color, you want something more extreme, we don’t blame you. Whatever your blonde ambition may be, we spoke to top colorists to find out what the most requested blonde hair colors are of the moment. Scroll on for their advice.