Can’t decide between brunette and blonde? With the California Blonde hair color trend, you don’t have to because you’ve got a perfect blend of both. The trend is already starting to go viral on TikTok so let’s brush up on the basics and learn all about this hair color that you’re bound to adore.

What Is California Blonde Hair Color?

California Blonde hair color is a perfect blend between blonde and brunette. Which means it’s an ideal trend for both bases. Brighten up your brunette with naturally-placed highlights or bring a deeper hue to high-level blondes to create a medium blonde tone with perfectly sun-kissed features.



The Ideal Low-Maintenance Hair Color

With an easy grow-out phase with the option to enjoy all the phases in between appointments, you can choose to refresh your shade as you wish throughout the year, it’s the ultimate low-maintenance hair color.

Plus, by creating lower contrast highlights, blondes and brunettes can enjoy their color for longer and with less damage to the hair.

How To Get The Look:

While high-lift hair color is always an option, the ideal way to create a California Blonde hair color is by adding well-placed highlights through the mids and ends with a break in the tone at the root. After creating the tone you’re after, scheduling regular gloss appointments — like Redken Shades EQ Bonder Inside and Wella Professionals Shinefinity — is ideal to keep your tone at the perfect level.


How To Care For Your Color Between Appointments

Using a sulfate-free shampoo and highly moisturizing and bond-building conditioner and treatments between salon visits is ideal. This helps cut down on color fade and improve the manageability, finish, shine and feel of your hair.

A Few of Our Top Hair Care Picks for California Blonde Hair Upkeep


700 Keratin + Kale Shampoo, Conditioner & Mask



Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo & Conditioner Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo & ConditionerAcidic Bonding Concentrate Leave-In Treatment

Acidic Bonding Concentrate ShampooConditioner & Leave-In Treatment



Wella Professionals ULTIMATE REPAIR ShampooConditioner, and Miracle Hair Rescue


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