Your Everything Guide to Blonde Highlights

Warm blonde highlights through brown hair, created using Wella Professionals.

When you hear ‘blonde highlights’, what’s the first thing you think of? For us, visions of Blake Lively’s blushed blonde mane and Gisele Bündchen’s head of seriously sun-kissed strands instantly come to mind. Both rely on unique techniques and shades to create their signature looks, with no two journeys to flaxen-haired flawlessness ever being the same.

However, once you’ve got the know-how on every type of blonde highlights available, you’ll be ready to create all kinds of color and placement combinations. Keep scrolling for the full highlighting lowdown, from finding the perfect technique and dreamiest shade to unlocking the ultimate maintenance routine…