Whether you like the sweet taste of honey or not, the beauty, health benefits, and even skin and hair benefits of this golden syrup are undeniable and have been known for thousands of years. “Liquid Gold” is no coincidence, and Cleopatra bathed in milk and honey for a reason. Even today, honey is an important ingredient in many commercial and handmade skin creams, face and hair masks, conditioners and every other beauty product imaginable. But also the pure aesthetics of honey, its majestic amber-like color has inspired hairdressers and colourists in recent years. In 2022, honey blonde is one of the most sought after hair colors by both blondes and brunettes. In today’s article, we would like to delve deeper into the topic of honey blonde and introduce it to you in more detail.
Honey blonde is a very attractive and elegant hair color
Trends inspired by nature are always the most beautiful
Honey Blonde – what shades of blonde does it cover?
Honey is a purely natural product. The little honey bees buzz tirelessly from flower to flower, collecting nectar and bringing it back to the hive, where they process it into honey. At the end of the season, beekeepers collect most of the honey and leave the rest to the bees for overwintering food. Different flowers offer different types of nectar with unique health benefits, as well as colors. The color of the honey can then range from light yellow gold to dark amber.
In general, the most desirable honey strikes the perfect color balance, exhibiting an instantly recognizable deep amber color. If you ask a hairdresser what color they imagine when they think of honey blonde, they will most likely think of deep amber first.
So, honey blonde is a bold, dimensional, glamorous and luxurious color. A good hairstylist doesn’t just use a single color, but a complex combination of highlights and lowlights. The final combination of lighter and darker amber tones is applied through either the Ombre or French Balayage hair coloring technique.
Although the choice is yours to make, the latter is usually the most recommended and preferred. Not only does balayage require fewer touch-ups, but it also makes the hair appear very natural. Done right, a honey blonde balayage will almost create the illusion that golden amber is your natural hair color.
Honey blonde possesses the unique tactile and visual properties to transform you into a true goddess from ancient mythology. Beauty and nature goddesses Aphrodite, Venus, Freya and Sif are not accidentally always portrayed with honey blonde hair.
Golden hair with amber highlights
Jennifer Anniston and her most famous hairstyle, the Rachel Cut
Is the 2022 hair color trend good for you?
Honey blonde is a fusion of yellows, oranges, browns and reds. These are all colors that are on the warm side of the color wheel. The nature-inspired hair color trend of 2022 is therefore generally best suited for women with a fair to medium skin tone.
If you have an olive or darker skin tone, it’s best to ask your hairstylist for a honey blonde that has slightly darker amber tones. A few chocolatey lowlights can also do wonders for your final look.
In both cases, the new hair color should at least partially match your natural hair roots. The new colors should blend with your natural ones. This can avoid a strong dividing line when the hair is slowly growing back.
Dark amber lowlights flatter darker skin tones
What about hair length and hair type? The honey blonde hair color trend undoubtedly looks best on long, wavy hair with plenty of natural bounce, elasticity and a healthy shine. Of course, that doesn’t mean that women with short, straight or curly hair can’t try this look. However, hairdressers always recommend styling honey blonde hair in a way that keeps it in constant motion. Styles that follow this recommendation are e.g. B. Beach Waves, Undone, Waterfall and almost all hippie hairstyles.
The combination of these elegant and playful styles with the warm honey blonde creates a sunny look, perfect for the warm summer months. Even when winter blues strikes later in the year, your hair can almost serve as a beacon of positive energy.
With long manes, the individual colors of the honey blonde come into their own
The trend is also suitable for extra short cuts like the pixie cut
The right care for honey blonde hair
Your hair care routine after coloring honey blonde will largely depend on your individual hair type, as well as whether your hair has had to be bleached to achieve the end result. If you had blonde hair to begin with, your new hair routine is going to be pretty minimalistic and simple. Use a good purple shampoo and moisturizing color-protecting conditioner in the shower. Nourishing hair masks, also with real honey, twice a month are recommended.
On the other hand, if your mane was dark to begin with and needed to be bleached, then it most likely suffered damage as a result. Your honey blonde now needs a little extra care to look shiny and healthy. We encourage you to read our dedicated article on post-bleach hair care in this regard.
As with all new hair colors, hairstylists recommend avoiding the use of hot styling tools, such as curling irons and flat irons, for at least a week after the procedure. If you have straight hair and want waves, it is much better to use non-heat methods. Increasingly popular in 2022, retro curlers offer a gentle alternative to traditional styling.
Asymmetrical lob with glamorous beach waves styling
Honey blonde hair color can have a huge impact on your overall appearance. It immediately catches the eye and makes a good impression in every situation. If you’re looking to refresh your look, try the #1 hair color trend for 2022.
Style your hair so that it has lots of movement and swing
Stunning afro hairstyle with honey blonde for natural curls
Always go to the hairdresser with a few sample photos
Find inspiration for your next look from the stars on the red carpet
A hair color trend with a love of naturalness