33 Honey Blonde Hues For Every Tone and Texture

Buzz, buzz, babe.

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What are we talking about when we talk about honey hair? A lot of things, really. First and foremost, there's an amber undertone, but not enough that it tips all the way into strawberry blonde—which is nice for people who want to dabble with a warmer hue without going full-on ginger. But just like honey itself, a honey hair color can lean more golden, more buttery, or more taupe and tawny, depending on the hue. At its core, honey hair color is warm, sweet, and supremely flattering on nearly any skin tone.

There's more than one way to get into the honey hive. You could ask your colorist to incorporate skinny ribbons on a brunette base, or you could add chunky lowlights to a pale blonde wash. There's also the option of a single process. In most colorist circles, single-process treatments are frowned upon as too one-note. But because a honey blonde has so much innate dynamism, it's a great go-to color if you want something sleek and simple. As for maintaining a honey tone, it's nothing out of the ordinary—try to wash your hair infrequently to prevent your hard-won color from fading, and when you do wash, sulfate-free is the way to be. Want in on the buzz? Allow these 35 stunning celebrity examples to do the convincing.

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Julia Roberts

Dimensional honey-blonde highlights for the ultimate pretty woman.

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Lauren Conrad

A sheer and taupe-y honey on the original girl next door.

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Karlie Kloss

Nothing syrupy about this sleek and streamlined take on the tone.

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Chrissy Teigen

A rich russet base is lifted with chunky honey-dipped ends.

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Mariah Carey

Streaks of tawny gold gives the elusive chanteuse a dynamic drip.

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Giuliana Rancic

Multidimensional blonde in the tones: vanilla, honey, an apricot, too.

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Laverne Cox

Giving us honey like she owns the whole damn hive.

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Sofia Vergara

A honey-hued toner can give a light brunette a twinkly after finish.

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Elizabeth Olsen

The prettiest all-over honey there ever was.

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Kelsea Ballerini

Pale blonde chunky highlights laid atop a sand-toned base.

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Paris Hilton

Yes, that ponytail is likely an extension, but some colorist somewhere painstaking created this sheer gold honey finish that's beyond.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

A cool ash blonde is warmed up thanks to fine honey flecks.

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Olivia Wilde

The best honey highlights in the bunch. (Dare you to disagree.)

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Scarlett Johansson

A nearly-strawberry blonde for ScarJo.

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Tyra Banks

She's not a boss babe, she's a buzz babe. (Get it?)

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Kate Upton

If Kate told us she was born with this pale blonde perfection, we'd believe her.

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Jennifer Lawrence

An icy honey blonde highlight atop a sunny base.

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Hailey Bieber

Single process blondes have more fun.But

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Kelly Clarkson

Buttery blond for days and days. (Blowing strands out straight allows the excellent color work to shine.)

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Michelle Pfeiffer

Honey blonde in a swingy above-the-shoulders bob.

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Brie Larson

A mellow honey hue in low-key waves.

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Emma Roberts

Quintessential honey blonde—a little white, a little red, and a lot of buttery goodness.

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The ultimate beach wave bombshell with born-with-it sunkissed highlights.

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Dark honey highlights are a gorgeous complement to caramel skin tones, so bookmark this style for a summer salon treatment.

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Claire Danes

This coppery honey blend adds in hints of deep brown and red for an even warmer effect.

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Beyoncé tends to keep her hair in the honey hued range between golden blonde and lighter brunette colors, which always looks on point whether it's in lob form, sleek and straight, or curled to perfection.

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Sienna Miller

The darker honey color up top contrasts the creamy blonde highlights that start at her ears.

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Amber Heard

Heard's honey blonde spirals make her fair skin pop—if you're a natural blonde consider taking your hue up a couple shades near the roots for the same effect.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

When the freeze-frame perfectly captures your satiny honey strands in motion. Hair flipping encouraged.

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Blake Lively

Our perpetual #hairgoals, Blake Lively wears brilliantly styled mermaid waves with balayage honey highlights.

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