The Blonde Hair Dictionary: Defining Literally Every Shade Under the Sun

Also known as How To Have More Fun 101.

We're taking you across the vast blonde spectrum from the lightest high-wattage hues to the darkest, coolest shades. Get your bookmarking finger ready so you know exactly what to ask for at your next hair appointment.

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Icy Blonde

One of the coolest new hues out there is Cara Delevingne's take on white blonde: a platinum white and silver that illuminates her face. 

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Silver Blonde

Ellie Goulding gives blonde a heavy metal twist with this sterling shade.

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Opalescent Blonde

All the rage in salons these days are mother-of-pearl, iridescent colors that catch the light (this one has hints of grey, platinum blonde, light blue, and purple in the mix). 

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Champagne Blonde

This champagne shade of blonde is cause for celebration: a subdued creamy blonde that's infused with platinum and golden accents. 

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Cream Soda Blonde

This gorgeous shade of cream soda blonde is a gentle mixture of light brown and golden blonde tones that's easy for blondes and natural brunettes to attain.

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White Blonde

A white-out might seem daunting, but Rita Ora's coif is proof that all you need is a red lip.

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Creamy Blonde

Poppy Delevingne rocks one of the most on-demand colors of the year, a creamy mix of golden blonde and white tones.

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Golden Platinum Blonde

The epitome of Old Hollywood glam, Gwen Stefani's signature shade is her secret to that luminous glow.

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Buttermilk Blonde

The naturally dark-tressed star has gone bright white platinum before, but here she's rocked an in-between, buttery hue.

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Yellowish Platinum Blonde

Carey Mulligan's flaxen lowlight streaks ground her bright cropped 'do.

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Golden Blonde

Charlize Theron's muted take on golden blonde gleams against her porcelain skin.

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Bright Golden Blonde

According to Kate Hudson, the brightest shade of gold never has to be brassy.

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Root-y Blonde

There's nothing wrong with skipping a color appointment.

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Sandy Blonde

Sunny highlights illuminate Reese Witherspoon's sandy base shade.

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Baby Blonde

The platinum micro-highlights framing Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's face give her a fresh, youthful look.

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Chestnut Blonde

This dirty blend of light brown and blonde complements Gigi Hadid's rosy, summer glow.

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Icy-Highlights Blonde

Scarlett Johansson has never looked fiercer thanks to the bevy of high-wattage highlights in her latest 'do.

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Beach Blonde

Blake Lively's sun-kissed highlights are just dark enough to trick you into thinking they're real.

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Neutral Blonde

Neutral colors create a blend between warm and cool shades, and the muted hue was a popular choice this year. This nude blonde color mimics Seyfried's natural tones, as if she hadn't dyed her hair at all.

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Brushed-On Bright Blonde

Ashley Olsen's colorist deserves a medal! Her chunky, painterly highlights are striking, yet natural looking.

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Updated Frosted-Tips Blonde

Jennifer Lawrence's cool chunks of blonde stand out even more against her darker roots.

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Golden Dirty Blonde

January Jones upgrades her dirty blonde mane with slashes of golden highlights.

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Light Strawberry Blonde

We always forget Emma Stone is a natural blonde! She might have even been born with this soft, reddish hue.

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Rose Gold Blonde

Color chameleon Katy Perry goes for a subtler shade of rose gold that's a combination of pastel pink and blonde. The more platinum the base is, the more iridescent the resulting hue will be. 

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Blorange

Sienna Miller walks a chic line between blonde, pink, and orange without it feeling too in-your-face.

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Gingery Blonde

Blonde has always been Rachel McAdam's go-to color, but our favorite iteration has this warm ginger tint.

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Golden Beige Blonde

We always love when Jennifer Aniston stays true to her brown roots, but especially when they're lifted with golden highlights.

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Fair Amber Blonde

Blake Lively takes a darker turn with this tanned spin on classic golden blonde.

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Chocolate Blonde

Natalie Portman's chocolate-y take on blonde is a great middle ground for brunettes lightening up their color.

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Café Au Lait Blonde

Taylor Swift's monochrome beige shade is a welcome alternative to the super bottled blonde of her earlier years.

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