40 Honey Blond Hair Color Ideas For Your Next Appointment

If you're looking for a new hair color as the weather starts to change, you may want to consider a honey blond hue. The range of shades of blond vary from platinum to a deep golden, and some can even include light brown or red undertones. The possibilities are really endless!

Bleach can be tricky, of course, so you will want to be sure to consult a professional before switching things up. Talking to your colorist about which color would best compliment your skin tone and other facial features — such as your eye color — is important and may help you make a decision on which way to go. A variety of celebrities have rocked stunning honey blond looks that fabulously suit their skin tones, eye colors, or undertones, so if you're looking to switch things up to this universally flattering hair shade, these gorgeous girlies provide ideal hair inspo.

Blake Lively

We can't possibly have a list about celebs who have been rocking honey blond hair without including Blake Lively! The "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" star has been a hair inspiration for so many women, and it's easy to see why. Generally, Lively keeps her hair long and she goes between a lighter, more platinum blond, and a really gorgeous honey blond that picks up the light at the right angles and gives her a perfect glow. 

The mom of four tends to keep things easy and breezy, but she does have at least one odd hair tip. "My mom taught me this really great beauty tip. She used to put oil or mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before she would shower. That way, when she would shampoo, the soap wouldn't strip the bottom of the hair and dry it out, making it brittle," she added (via Cosmopolitan). 

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen's hairstylist talked to Vogue about the supermodel's blond 'do. "In Brazil, we do something unique for each client — that's why the technique looks so natural," Bernardo Vasconcelos told Vogue in May 2022. "You're never going to see all blond or brunette in my salon; instead, you'll see different shades coming through the hair which creates a natural effect. It's sunny hair — natural, sexy and effortless," he added. Vasconcelos is responsible for the highlights that give Bündchen her golden honey hue.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid has played with all different hair colors, but there's something about honey blond that really seems to suit her well. Whether she's got a full hair of honey highlights or she's rocking a more ombre style, Hadid's photo has certainly made its way into many salons with clients begging for her look to be replicated. 

Believe it or not, Hadid's colorist tried to keep things as natural as possible so that the hair picks up light and stays shiny. "I follow the natural color pattern of her hair, which has lighter pieces around her face from the sun," Keith Shore told Glamour.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts knows a thing or two about being a honey blond, even if she has changed her hair color quite a few times over the years. Her colorist Serge Normant has been responsible for several of Roberts' cuts and colors, and he knows better than anyone the kind of pull it has on others. "The magic of Julia's hair is that people catch a feeling from it. They look at a picture of her — whether it's bright blonde and sleek or messy and held up with a claw clip — and there's something that people identify with. It's her glow, and it's infectious," he previously told Refinery29.

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth is known to keep her hair on the platinum side, but when she digs on a deeper honey blond color, we can't help but swoon. 'I'm pretty careful about my hair," she told Into the Gloss. "I see David Adams for color — he's the best hair colorist I've ever seen. He has a very gentle hand, a very natural stroke. He brings a natural dimension to hair that I've been seeking for a really long time," she added.

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller has a honey blond color that looks natural and effortless — but that doesn't mean that she hasn't had her fair share of hair struggles in the past. She previously told Vogue UK (via HuffPost) that she had tried a henna dye that totally messed up her color and she used tomato ketchup — yes, you read that right — to rectify the issue. 

"That was awful, actually. I used henna, thinking I was being all organic and clever, and it was totally impenetrable — I just couldn't get it back to normal," she said. "The only thing that made any difference was ketchup, so for about a year and a half I had to put tomato ketchup on my hair under heat until it went back to normal." 

Jennifer Aniston

It is no secret that when Jennifer Aniston was on "Friends," just about everyone went to their hair salon and asked for the "Rachel" cut. But now? Aniston's color is a hot commodity. She has the perfect blend of highlights that still allows her natural color to peek through, and the hue totally compliments her light eyes. If you ask us, we would like the cut and the color, please. There's absolutely nothing wrong with having it all, right?

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez's style has transformed throughout her career, and she's truly a fashion icon with an aesthetic that has influenced millions. But now, it's Lopez's hair we're really after. She has worn it long, short, straight, wavy, curly, and every which way in between, it seems. But we have to admit that one of our favorite looks on JLo is her honey blond layered 'do, complete with sweeping curtain bangs. 

Kate Hudson

Rom-com queen Kate Hudson is a classic beauty with her honey blond hair. Okay, yes, there was that one time that she shaved her head nearly bald, but even when her hair started growing, she had her colorist put her blond right back in. 

Would the mother of three shave her head again? Well, maybe. As it turns out, she absolutely loved the way it made her look — and feel. "I didn't think I'd love it so much. The connection to it was powerful and I wasn't prepared for that. It's so liberating," she told Harper's Bazaar in 2018.

Denise Richards

This former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star has been on the honey blond hair train for quite some time. Denise Richards keeps her hair darker at the root, but the rest of her long locks literally look like they've been dunked in honey, and we're totally here for it. The shade compliments her blue eyes and suits her in a natural way. The actor has spent plenty of time as a bleach blond, too, but now she seems to lean more towards the golden 'do.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne's honey blond hue tends towards strawberry blond tones, which is simply darling. And while she sometimes gives in to the red completely, she has been known to let her hair soak in some honey blond, which really seems to compliment her skin tone. 

In 2019, Thorne really focused on getting her hair healthy and growing it out. She took to her Instagram Stories at the time to tell her fans how she did it. "I just did bleachless, heatless, and most importantly extensionless," she explained (via Allure).

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is another beauty whose honey blond tends to pull more red. Of course, she's a natural redhead, so this makes total sense. 

The Academy Award winner is very cautious when it comes to taking care of her hair and has often shared that her favorite product to use is GRO hair serum from Vegamour (via Prevention), which contains mung bean, curcumin, and red clover. We love Kidman's honey hue, and we love a queen who takes haircare so seriously!

Halle Berry

When Halle Berry attended the premiere for her 2020 film "Bruised," she wore her brunette locks in a ponytail, but she showed off some stunning honey blond highlights that, frankly, we're still thinking about. The perfectly warm, almost candle-lit pieces were weaved in throughout her curtain bangs and perfectly framed her face. The color offered Berry an additional glow and really complimented her skin tone. It was a win-win for us.

Reese Witherspoon

Who doesn't love Reese Witherspoon? And moreover, who doesn't think that she has incredible hair? Her shade of honey blond is perfect for her, and while she's been known to change things up from time to time, she always seems to go right back to her comfort color — and we don't blame her. 

In 2022, Witherspoon actually shared a very important hair hack on TikTok. The "Legally Blonde" star shared that rolling your windows down when you don't have time to blow-dry it can act as a sort of budget drying hack. Who knew?

Rita Ora

If Rita Ora's shade of honey blond hair doesn't make you want to make a salon appointment, we don't know what will. The "Let You Love Me" singer has tried all different things with her hair over the past several years, but the honey blond is clearly a favorite. In February 2020, Ora shouted out Cassondra Kaeding, co-owner of Crane salon in Los Angeles, on Instagram for nailing Rita's perfect shade ahead of the 2022 Super Bowl.

Serena Williams

Tennis star Serena Williams has a darker honey blond that dabbles in some caramel shades — and we can't get enough. Of course, Williams has worn her hair all different ways, especially when she's on the court. 

For her final match in August 2022, she actually made headlines because she put gems in her hair. Stylist Nikki Nelms did the honors, helping Williams sparkle every time she moved — and people absolutely loved it. Of course, Williams' outfit was fitted with gems, er, diamonds, too.

Chloë Grace Moretz

In an interview with Refinery29, Chloë Grace Moretz recalled one of the first times that she went honey blond — and added extensions. "I was really coming into my own with fashion and I started to push different looks and this is also when I met my favorite hairstylist ever, Gregory Russell," she told the outlet. "I still work with him now, but we met when he was fresh out the shampoo bowl and I was really young and we started doing a lot of carpet looks, and now he's really famous. It's cool to see," she added.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is known for changing up her style, and it's rare for her to make a public appearance with the same hairstyle more than once, but she has definitely gone back to her honey blond color multiple times — and we don't blame her. 

One of our favorite looks is of Cyrus at the "Avengers: Endgame" premiere in 2019. Her hair was a perfect golden tone and she wore it lightly tousled — and she had bangs, the latter of which she kept for a couple of years thereafter.

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian has arguably spent more time as a blonde than any of her famous siblings, but, more often than not, she's rocking some seriously platinum locks. 

But there was a period of time when Khloe inspired our love for honey blond and gave us a golden glow that we were living for. The mom-of-two had a long bob (a lob, if you will) and a hefty side part, which gave her some serious volume. The overall look was natural and made Khloe's features really stand out.

Scarlett Johanssen

Scarlett Johanssen tends to add in some platinum pieces to her honey blond hair color, which offers her some added dimension. Like most of the celebrities with inspiring honey blond looks, ScarJo has tried a number of different hairstyles, cuts, and colors, over the years, but she seems to go back to the rich blond look more often than the rest. Even when she rocked a pixie cut, Johanssen's hair was a golden blond, bringing out her eyes, and really complimenting her skin tone. 

Julia Garner

Everyone's favorite "Ozark" actor Julia Garner rocks a more natural look and doesn't mess around with her hair too much. Garner keeps her hair short, curly, and golden blond most of the time, and it really suits her. Although Garner has been known to go for an even lighter, brighter blond that blends with her stunning fair complexion well, her honeyed hair looks exceptionally gorgeous.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried is very serious about haircare and doesn't often blow dry her honey blond locks, believe it or not. "My secret is to avoid drying my hair with the hairdryer and also avoiding blow-dries when it's not necessary," she said in an interview with Harper's Bazaar. "In order to feel myself, I need to look the most natural as I can," she added.

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad may not be on television anymore, but that doesn't mean that we're not inspired by her honey blond hair. The former star of "The Hills" has only slightly varied her hair color over the years, but LC really seems to like the golden shade best. Sometimes, she does a balayage look that keeps her hair darker at the root and more platinum on the ends, with that perfect honey hue in the middle, which really makes her green eyes pop.

Tyra Banks

The "Dancing With the Stars" host has dabbled in the honey blond from time to time, and we love how Tyra Banks' eyes look so much brighter and her hair color makes her tresses so shiny! Adding in honey blond highlights to brunette hair can be so pretty, and we're totally leaning on Banks for inspiration here. Of course, Banks is a big fan of wigs and loves to express herself with different hairstyles, but we can confidently say that this one is a total win.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has become one of the most popular female recording artists of our lifetime, and while she may not be recognized as a fashion icon, she has her own style that suits her personality — her hairstyle included. Swift doesn't tend to get too wild when it comes to her hair, but like her bestie Blake Lively, she's got a love for the honey blond, and it works for her. It works for us, too.


Shakira changes up her hair from time to time as many entertainers do, but we truly loved her honey blond phase. Rather than go with something too bright that washed her out, Shakira chose something with a little warmth that really complimented her face. We love how her colorist pulled in some darker pieces to make the color stand out. It's giving diva, and we can't help but love everything about it.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence jumped on the honey blond train after her role in "The Hunger Games" was over. Katniss Everdeen was a brunette through and through, but Jennifer? She makes a fierce blond. We absolutely love Lawrence's tousled bob and how the hue compliments her blue eyes. 

The star rarely steps out these days, as JLaw is busy at home caring for her baby boy, who is set to turn 1 year old in April.

Michelle Pfeiffer

Hot stuff! Michelle Pfeiffer definitely knows how to rock a honey blond 'do, and we have nothing but respect for how wonderfully she pulls it off. In December, Pfeiffer took her longer, lighter tresses short, and her stylist shared a photo — and his opinion on the look. "Sometimes just a simple blunt cut at the collar bone does the trick. I always like to use the body and face shape to judge length. Sometimes keeping it simple makes a huge difference," Chris McMillan said in an Instagram post.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is known for having a lot of hair, and she often performs with it in a high ponytail. While she may be most recognizable with brunette locks, she has dyed her hair a deep honey blond in the past, and it's really suited her. 

In October 2022, she shared an Instagram photo after going completely blond, and while she tried to point out her earrings by way of the caption, fans couldn't miss that she'd bleached her hair. 

Rachel McAdams

Timeless is a word that comes to mind when we think of Rachel McAdam's honey blond hue. "Blonde is Rachel's go-to color," her colorist Craig Moir told Allure magazine in 2012, adding that the actor is "willing to try anything as long as she keeps her hair in good shape." When making McAdams blonder and brighter, Moir has one motto. "It's all about glamour," he says. We have to say we agree!

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie brings honey blond to a new level and gives us all the inspiration we need for our next hair appointment. We love how Robbie's colorist used the hue against a darker shade for some serious dimension, and we're really digging the lighter pieces around her face. Robbie's color provides inspiration for an alternative for those who may not want to go all in on an all-over blond color — the options really are endless.

Brittany Snow

Aca-scuse me? Brittany Snow's honey hue is a bit more on the brighter side, showing another option for those wanting something more than a flat, all over color. Snow's hair is darker toward the root and gets lighter at the ends, dipping in and out of that honey blond and into the platinum territory. The color makes the "Pitch Perfect" actor's blue eyes really stand out and suits her overall.

Emma Roberts

It's safe to say that Emma Roberts took after her aunt Julia Roberts in the hair department — and they both know how to rock a honey blond. The younger Roberts has an all-over honey blond but, in January, she showed off a new look that featured some balayage. Her stylist Ryan Trygstad pulled some of her natural color (light brown) down and brought in some lighter blond pieces. Roberts could still be considered honey blond, however, as her shaft color is in the same realm. 

Chrishell Stause

"Selling Sunset" star Chrishell Stause has nailed the honey blond look, rocking some serious highlights in her long hair. She seems to have the perfect caramel shade that instantly gives us hair envy. Her hair looks so bright and shiny against her golden skin and she seems to really love the shade — and so do we. Stause has played around a bit with her hair color, but she usually goes back to the honey hue.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton knows all about being a blond bombshell, and she's dyed her hair various shades over the years. The supermodel really owns her lived-in honey blond hair, which looks very natural on her. 

In 2015, she shared an Instagram photo of herself getting some highlights and Tweeted "I'm a natural blonde. This isn't hair color the government is reading my thoughts." Upton could have fooled us!


We are "Crazy in Love" with Beyoncé's honey blond hair. Her stylist has found the perfect shade to compliment Bey's skin tone and to give her an all-over glow — and people love it. "Everyone wants Beyonce's hair color," the singer's longtime stylist Rita Hazan told Refinery29. "It's definitely one of our top requests," she continued, adding that people need to be patient with the process. "Your natural hair color will determine how long the process will take. If you already have natural highlights then the process could possibly be quicker. If your hair is super dark, then maybe not. Be prepared to dedicate time to your hair color and don't rush it," she explained.

Hailey Bieber

Colorist Matt Rez has Hailey Bieber on his roster of celebrity clients, and he hasn't let her down yet. One of her most iconic hairstyles featured a honey blond color and was part of her look at the Met Gala in 2021. Rez shared a picture of her on Instagram and fans seemed to love the hue. "Hair color is the whole look! Amazing," one Instagram user commented. "I adore her color like this. She's never looked better," another Instagram comment read.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey takes really good care of her honey blond hair and has opened up about how she's grown, changed, and adapted her look as she's gotten older. "I grew up thinking hair was supposed to look a certain way. As a mixed-race person with a Black father growing up in predominantly white neighborhoods, it was difficult," she told The Times in October. "My Black friends were able to do different types of treatments on their hair from the ones who were mixed. My white friends didn't have to do anything — they just woke up and their hair was fabulous," she continued. She went on to say that her family didn't have conditioner in the house when she was growing up, but now she travels with it.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore has dyed her hair honey blond in the past, and we adore the color. The actor-turned-talk show host knows how important makeup and hair can be — but not for the reasons you might think. "For me, makeup and hair have never been about vanity. It's about empowerment," she said on an episode of "The Drew Barrymore Show." 

She got a complete makeover thanks to Jennifer Lopez's stylist Chris Appleton and makeup guru Charlotte Tilbury. Although her hair color was compliments of a wig this time around, fans absolutely loved the look. "I don't say this lightly... SLAYYYYY MAMAAAAA," read one comment on Barrymore's Instagram share after the makeover was complete.


Adele's honey blond hair is a part of her identity and her colorist, Matt Rez, works hard to make sure it's always looking great. Meanwhile, Adele's stylist Sami Knight spoke with Glamour and offered some tips on how to keep the hair looking and feeling so fresh. "Don't wash your hair so often. Once or twice a week is plenty. Also, invest in a shower cap. It's truly so damaging to strip the natural oils off of your hair too often. It reduces the elasticity and strength in your hair. Also silk pillowcases are a game changer, they allow your hair to slide smoothly back and forth across your pillow at night, reducing breakage and damage to the shaft of your hair," Knight explained.