When it comes to the best blonde highlights, Hollywood is the ultimate inspiration. Regardless of base color, texture, or tone, it seems like the majority of celebrities have been blonde at some point or another. (However, we still have yet to ask them if they truly had more fun.)
Despite the fact that winter is typically the time of year when we opt to go darker, we’ve had lightened, brightened strands on the brain recently (blame it on withdrawal from the sun and 60+ temperatures.) Thus, we did a highlight-heavy deep dive to showcase 22 of the best blonde highlights we’ve seen. Thinking of taking the plunge? Keep scrolling for the best blonde highlights to inspire your next salon visit.
As one of Hollywood's most iconic blondes, Julianne Hough never fails to serve up serious hair inspiration. Here, she shows off striking platinum highlights with a flattering, cool undertone.
Bright pops of blonde complement Ciara's signature long hair and bring an extra touch of radiance to her flawless complexion.
Model Jasmine Sanders demonstrates how gorgeous, fresh blonde highlights look when punctuated with natural texture.
We'll forever love Anna Faris and her perfect bangs. Her buttery blonde highlights also give us serious hair envy every time she makes a red carpet appearance.
Though she's since gone back to her signature shade of red, we'll always lust after actress Sophie Turner's once long, strawberry-blonde strands.
Sienna Miller is one of those blessed humans who can pull off virtually every cut and color under the sun. However, we'll always lust after her perfectly lived-in blonde highlights most. Her signature look: a little bit of root, which looks so, so good.
The actress, singer, and all-around triple threat consistently changes up her hue of blonde. Here, Rita Ora peps up her sandy base with few subtle streaks of icy platinum.
Model Jourdan Dunn consistently provides us with tons of haircut and color inspiration. However, this blonde highlighted pixie look from Glamour's 2017 Women of the Year Awards will forever be one of our favorites.
Emma Stone has recently gone back to blonde, and her butter and gold highlights are some of the best we've seen.
Model Martha Hunt demonstrates an eye-catching shade of blonde with super-subtle highlights.
Leona Lewis took our breath away earlier this year with a dynamic beauty trifecta of blonde highlights, ultra-curly texture, and a perfectly applied red lip.
The Fanning sisters are famous for both their acting chops and striking blonde strands. And while Elle dabbles in warm golden hues, Dakota has made natural ashy highlights her breathtaking signature.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence has dabbled in both brunette and blonde shades, but we're obsessed with her cool flaxen highlights as shown here.
Sandy blonde highlights with hints of gold are model Romee Strijd's signature.
We're not sure what we're more into: actress Ashley Greene's voluminous blonde locks, her ultra-fluttery lashes, or her immaculately highlighted cheekbones.
Even the hair chameleon, actress Laverne Cox, shows off a fresh shoulder-length cut with bright, blonde highlighted ends.