Shades of Strawberry-Blonde Hair to Inspire Your Next Color Appointment

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

We talk a lot about blondes, brunettes, and redheads—but what about all the shimmering shades in between? Lately, we've been obsessed with strawberry blonde hair, the full-of-dimension hue that's not quite red and not quite blonde, but is beautifully dynamic. Intrigued?

Plenty of celebrities throughout the years have made the choice to dip their toes into the strawberry-blonde hair pool, and many have pulled it off with style. It's a great low-maintenance option for when you want that boho-chic look without the upkeep and price of bleach. Also, it's not the most common hair color at the moment—which is a shame, because it can be quite flattering. You can even go as dark (or light) as you need to; there are plenty of different shades of strawberry blonde to choose from.

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Choosing a Shade: Strawberry blonde tends to be, well, blonde, with notes of red. You can go deeper or more golden depending on your skin tone.

Maintenance Level: Low. Toyomi Ishikura, colorist for SHRD Hair Care at Kim Vo salon, recommends touchups every six to eight weeks. If you have a lot of grey in your hair you may need to go more often.

Goes Great With: Light to neutral skin tones. "This color has warm/golden tone, " says Ishikura, who recommends pairing strawberry blonde hair with "soft colors such as browny, beigey, pinky, peachy."

Similar Shades: Dark blonde, auburn, midlight red

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Price: "The cost varies depending on what your natural hair color is and hair color history is. I would say somewhere $200-$350 [for salon treatment]," says Ishikura.

Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen went strawberry blonde in 2006, showing off long layers and tons of texture during the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica.

Scarlett Johansson

Although we're used to seeing her hair blonde, Scarlet Johansson's shade of cool strawberry is a personal favorite—it's reddish without looking remotely brassy.

Adwoa Aboah

Adwoa Aboah arrived at the 2016 Business of Fashion Gala dinner in London with a strawberry-blonde crop and a gorgeous red lip.

Blake Lively

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Blake Lively tied her coppery strands into a messy-but-intricate braid for the L.A. premiere of Green Lantern in 2011.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams went for a cooler-tone strawberry blonde and mermaid waves for the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in L.A.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman posed with a super-bouncy, volumized blowout and rose gold–colored hair at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild awards in L.A.

Jillian Hervey

Jillian Hervey's curly strawberry blonde ponytail demonstrates how you can go a bit more orange to compliment a medium to deep skin tone.

Christina Hendricks

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Fun fact: Christina Hendricks, a woman famous for her fiery red hair color on Mad Men, is actually a natural blonde. The best part? In 2015, she mixed the two together for the strawberry-blonde blend of our dreams.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone, another natural blonde, vacillates between the two shades as well. Here, she shows off a rosy-blonde color on the red carpet at the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards.

Rachel McAdams

While Rachel McAdams may wear her hair darker now, this light blonde with a red tinge was a great look for her. It's about as strawberry as blonde can go, and perfect for someone with rosy skin like hers.

Jaz Sinclair

This honey-tinged shade of red-blonde, as seen on Jaz Sinclair, is a great option if you don't want to go super light.

Cameron Diaz

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Although Cameron Diaz usually keeps her hair a dirty blonde, she wore a red- saturated version of her normal color for a while while promoting her 2014 movie, Sex Tape.

Irene Kim

Model and influencer Irene Kim shows off a rose gold inspired version of strawberry blonde paired with a structured bob.


Adele shows off all her Grammys (including the 2012 record of the year, "Rolling in the Deep") with her strawberry-blonde hair perfectly coiffed.


RiRi's peachy fringe is giving us '70s rock star vibes.

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