Blonde Trends to Kick Off the New Year

It’s time to set your New Year’s Resolutions! Hair goals are always a priority here. Start off the new year on a bright note with a beautiful blonde shade. Freshening up your look by changing your hair color can increase your confidence and give you that extra motivation to chase other goals.

So, what are you waiting for? Read on for five of our favorite blonde hair color ideas to try this year.

1. Platinum plus pastel

Whether you’re a natural blonde or have the help of your FS stylist to achieve those lighter shades, we encourage you to try something a little different the next time you’re in the salon. What about pairing your platinum hair with a hint of pastel pink? That extra touch of a pink pastel hue at your roots, on the underside of your hair or even a pink money piece can make a difference and might just make your year (we hope!).

2. Shadow root blonde

A common hesitation in coloring dark locks with a bright blonde color is committing to all those visits for root touch ups. But a beautiful—and easier—way to get the color you want without the hassle of maintenance is leaving some of that darker hair at the root or even deepening your original color for more of a contrast. Shadow blonde is a trending look for good reason. The difference of color is accentuated, not hidden, and you can celebrate your roots rather than rushing to cover them up. Talk to your stylist about what kind of upkeep is needed to keep the style fresh and how dark or light you’d like to go.

3. Golden, buttery blonde

Another great blonde hair color shade to try is a golden, buttery blonde. This hair color can be a mix of blonde shades that include golden blonde, a honey or caramel hue, or even medium-to-darker blonde shades. The goal is a multi-dimensional finish that is not only unique but gives you that sun-kissed glow even in the darkest days of winter. Channel those sunny summer vibes and talk to your FS stylist about the best way to achieve the golden, buttery blonde look based on your current hair color shade. There may be a different process depending on what shade you’re beginning with, so it’s best to consult with your Fantastic Sams hairstylist.

4. Medium blonde balayage

If you’ve tried a lighter platinum or are looking for a little something different in the blonde realm, a medium blonde with balayage could be just what you need to start off your new year. This hair color is more of a darker blonde at the roots and base, with lighter shades of blonde hand-painted throughout your locks by your stylist. With the goal of looking naturally lightened by the sun, the balayage technique gives the hair a beautiful glow.

Go as bold or as subtle as you’d like, depending on your comfort level. If you’re just starting to experiment with color, ask your FS stylist for a more blended color and subtle balayage. If you’re ready for something bold, speak up in the salon chair about that as well. We’re here to make your hair color dreams come true.

5. Ash blonde with accents

Ash blonde is an absolutely stunning hair color idea to brighten up the beginning of the year. Paired with a paler shade of blonde balayage or strategically-placed highlighting, a cool ash tone is the perfect way to switch up your usual blonde color, or dip your toe into the pool if you’ve never gone blonde.

Whichever way you choose to try blonde hair color for the new year, make sure to snap a selfie and share your gorgeous transformations! There are so many shades of blonde to try, and we’ll help you find your next favorite.

Show us your new hair color on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter and use #StyleMeFantastic.


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