With red hair showing its versatility these days, it’s hard not to want to experiment with the red hues. Brunettes are opting for dark, rich red colors but this might be too dramatic for a lighter haired lady wanting to dabble in the red hues. Strawberry blonde might be the perfect hair color for you to try out red, but not commit to a totally ginger look. Strawberry blonde allows for versatility with red and blonde because depending on the shades of reds and blondes, you can make it compliment not only your skin tone but also your eye color.
Who is Strawberry Blonde Right for?
Strawberry blonde can be the perfect hair color for you because there are a lot of variations and you can probably find a blend of highlights and low lights to make a strawberry blonde color fit your skin tone.
Dark Strawberry Blonde
If you have tanned skin and dark eyes, then you will probably want to opt for a darker strawberry blonde. Darker skin-tones usually have warm undertones and this will look best with honey blonde as your blonde base to help add warmth and compliment the cool hues of red.
Light Strawberry Blonde
Light strawberry blonde is perfectly suited for ladies with lighter, fair skin tones. You can opt for cooler blonde colors and find warmth in the red colors to create balance. If you already have blonde hair, then you know blonde works. Keep a lot of blonde streaks and then add subtle, balayage red highlights throughout your hair for a “strawberry and cream” look that perfectly suits this skin tone.
How to Dye Your Hair Strawberry Blonde
Obviously the easiest way to go strawberry blonde is if you are already strawberry or blonde. If you already have blonde or red hair, you simply add the other color with either foils or better yet – a balayage color. When it comes to going strawberry blonde from a red or blonde color, you have to remember to create balance between the copper and blonde tones.
Although there are multiple steps and hues involved in strawberry blonde, the process isn’t all that demanding. Let’s take a look at this example…
For this color, the stylist created a red, copper base, once the base was set, the stylist painted golden blonde highlights around the hairline and then added highlights with foils, she completed the blonde by using the balayage technique towards the end of the hair shaft.
But, I have Dark Hair and want Strawberry Blonde
If you have dark hair, the process is a little more in-depth. You will probably have to bleach your hair or lift the dark color. This can be a bit harsh on your hair. You will want to get a light base to achieve your best strawberry blonde. One option that you have is to add both blonde and red highlights throughout your hair and gradually add more over time. Make sure that you leave adequate time in between lightning sessions to allow your hair time to repair before adding more dye.
Salon Trip or Box Dye?
It’s always recommended to head to the salon when you’re trying hair colors for the first time. They will be able to guide you through the decision process; copper hues, blonde hues, warm or cool undertones, caps, balayage, foils, the right cut, etc. It will give you more peace as you try out this fun new color. Also, both blondes and reds can be difficult dye jobs.
However, with so many DIY hair dyes, it can be easy enough to do it at home with enough research and help from friends. Going strawberry blonde is going to be trying something and determining if it works or not. The best idea is to start subtle and if you love it, then you can add more copper and blonde, regardless if you go to the salon or do it at home.
Some hair colors are easy to maintain and some are more difficult. When you opt for blonde and red, you are choosing two of more difficult shades. Red is the fastest fading color and blonde can turn dingy. You will need to schedule touch-ups or keep a few hair dye boxes around, and we recommend a gloss to keep both colors shiny.
Invest in quality color-protecting shampoo and conditioner and some color treatments. This means keep your shampoo sulfate free and try to keep your hair away from heat and chemical damage to maintain its health and shine.
One thing that we love about strawberry blonde is that it’s so easy to keep changing up! If you grow bored you can simply add a different shade of red, a brighter blonde or even some caramel highlights to keep this color exciting. It can work with every skin tone and every dynamic personality by simply adding personal touches to the highlights.