5 Pretty ways to style dark blonde hair

/ 07.14.2014
Which dark blonde hairstyle will you try?
Which dark blonde hairstyle will you try?

Dark or dirty blonde is a gorgeous hair color for summer, fall, winter, spring... well, anytime really! With plenty of rich undertones combined with lighter sandy overtones, this particular hue is a great shade for anyone who wants to go blonde but not too blonde.

If you want to switch up your color, dark blonde might be just what you and your locks are looking for! The Superior Preference range by L'Oréal Paris gives you a whole host of different options to try that are easy to apply and will keep your tresses looking healthy and vibrant. You'll end up with a look that is multi-dimensional with a sunkissed vibe, without the shock factor that comes with a brighter color. That said, platinums look beautiful on anyone brave enough to go for it!

Once you've gone blonde, you're going to need a few different styling options to really help you make the most of it! Below, you'll find a list of five gorgeous looks to get you started. All you have to do is scroll through and get inspired...

Twisted side pony

This ponytail is a great way to literally put a twist on a tried and true classic. With much of the hair rolled inward across the back of the head, this style is chic but not overdone. As such, it'll take you through a day at work all the way to a party or even a date night. All you have to do is dress it up with your favorite lipstick and you're good to go!

Get the look

To get a sleek finish, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream to damp hair and blow-dry using a paddle brush. If you need to, you can do a few finishing touches with your flat iron once it's all dry.

Part your hair on one side and starting from your hairline, roll it inward, working your way across the back of your head. Secure with bobby pins as you go and use the comb to keep things smooth if it make things easier. Secure below the opposite ear with a hair tie and spray generously with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to finish.

Messy chignon

For those of you who shun all things pulled-together, a deconstructed updo might be more your thing. Perfectly on-trend thanks to it's subtly tousled finish, this is another super versatile style!

Get the look

Starting with either dry or damp hair, spay Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray evenly throughout. Twist a large chunk and blow-dry while holding onto the ends. Once dried, leave the twist alone and repeat on the rest of your hair.

Finger-comb your locks then twist and pin small sections up to create a loose chignon at the back. The idea is that it looks a little precarious so use as many pins as you need to make it feel secure. Complete your new style with a generous mist of LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray and you're all set!

Optical illusion

If you want to fake a short cut or you just like your hairstyles to cut an interesting silhouette, this voluminous curly style could be right up your street. It's a great way to inject some personality into your look without overwhelming it. Not only that, all that texture on top will make sure your dark blonde strands really catch the light!

Get the look

There are a couple of ways to recreate this style depending on how long and naturally textured your hair is. For shorter, curly styles, start by applying Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Curl Taming Cream to damp hair then blow-dry with a diffuser. Brush the hair up at the sides and pin, leaving the curly ends to fall in the middle, boosting volume on top.

For longer cuts, gather your hair up into a high pony then arrange the lengths on top and pin to create a volumized quiff. In both instances, spray with LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray and you're done!

XXL side braid

Braids look good on everyone regardless of hair type or color so they're definitely work mentioning! A high-volume side braid is an ultra-chic option that is guaranteed to bring a little romance to any look. It's also a great 'do for when you're between washes.

Get the look

Spray your roots with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray and massage your scalp with your fingertips to build height. Sweep your hair over to one side and tease with a fine-tooth comb to ramp up the volume even more, adding more spray as you go. Braid the hair all the way down to the ends and secure with a small hair tie to finish.

If in doubt, make like JLo

L'Oréal Paris spokesperson Jennifer Lopez always knows just what to do with her dark blonde tresses whether she's on-stage or appearing on a chat show. Often, this tends to be sweeping everything up into a high pony with plenty of volume in the 'tail.

Get the look

Brush all your hair back off your face and secure high up on the back of your head. Spray the pony with BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray and tease to get your hair looking a little fuller. Smooth it over with your hands and then give it a little scrunch to complete the look.

What do you think? Which dark blonde 'do is your favorite?

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