The golden coppery tones in her ombré hair enhance the honey base, creating a warm hue. "She has a neutral skin tone with little pink undertones — the strawberry blonde color works well on her because it makes her skin lightly flushed like she’s wearing blush,” says Brown. “The reddish color also complements her blue eyes and makes them [stand out]. ” Texture-wise, the red ombré works in her favor as it adds dimension, making her hair appear fuller.
This throwback photo of Kelis from 2006 goes to show that strawberry blonde hair is dope in any decade. “Her hair texture is coarse, so staying warm blonde helps keep her hair healthy, bright, and damage-free,” says Hazan. “It’s a fun and rich color that is great for darker skin tones without looking fake. ” To ensure the blonde color stays looking in tip-top 24-karat shape, try the Kérastase Blond Absolu Bain Ultra-Violet Purple Shampoo and Cicaflash Conditioner. “Strawberry blonde is such an amazing color for any skin tone with freckles,” says Richards. “The warmth in the hair color surprisingly accentuates freckles, creating an overall warmer skin tone.
Strawberry blonde, on the other hand, is still light but has more depth and color than classic blonde does. “I think this is a great change for Laura, as it works really well with her skin tone,” she says. “It brightens her up, doesn’t wash her out, and makes her eyes stand out. ” Since she has thicker hair, the thin highlights work well to add definition. “Amy’s eye color in this photo appears to be almost 3-D, largely due to the fact that her strawberry blonde is a golden color with glimmerings of brighter blonde on the ends and outlining the faces frame,” says Kenyon. “My eye is first drawn to the textured bits of her hair, but if you look closely, the smoother bits and the top are equally delectable.
Here, The Handmaid's Tale star had a sunny, more orange shade of strawberry blonde, which makes for a great transitional color. “When going from brunette or red to blonde, this color is the most achievable without damaging your hair for a one-shot makeover,” says Richards. “Her eyebrows work well on her skin tone because her colorist or brow specialist did an amazing job matching them to her hair. ” Having dark or ashy-toned eyebrows could clash with this hair color and skin tone.
The neutral tones in Davis's hair make it a more wearable shade. "This color is great on her skin tone because it complements her warm undertones and brightens up her eyes," says Stephanie Brown, colorist at IGK Soho in New York City. "It also works well with the texture of her hair, and since it is short and [kinky], she only has slight variations in the color. ” It is almost like an ombré: dark at the roots and lighter toward the ends.
Emma Stone has sported a number of fiery shades throughout the years, and one that she often comes back to is strawberry blonde. “Highly-dimensional strawberry colors are such a great way to make them young and fresh,” says Rachel Bodt, colorist at The Red Door Salon and Spa in New York City. “Her base color is absolutely perfect with her porcelain skin because it doesn’t wash her out and doesn’t blend in too much. ” The subtle blonde ends add a lot of dimension and movement that help accentuate the base.
Here, Queen Latifah lets the strawberry blonde hue complement the dark base she's working with. "At the roots, you can see a rich, almost chocolate base color with toffee, caramel, and honey hues swirling about into warmly conjured perfection," says Kenyon.
This hue works well on Emma Roberts because it has the perfect combination of rose and gold. "Having a good mix of gold within a strawberry color allows it to appear more natural while leaving a bit of the original color at the root area," says Tiffanie Richards, a colorist at Nunzio Saviano Salon in New York City. "Too much of a strawberry hue on the mid-lengths and ends tends to look extremely fake on a naturally ash-colored root.