There is an infinite number of blonde shades. From platinum to silver to "bronde," blonde isn't so much a hair color but an entire hair category. So while we love any and all shades of blonde hair, we're currently crushing on one specific shade. We're talking about honey blonde. A shade that mixes golden yellow with amber brown tones to create something that looks strikingly similar to the sweet gooey stuff we all know and love.
From Gigi Hadid's California-girl take on the hair color to J.Lo's deep golden brown shade, keep scrolling to see 15 celebs with honey blonde hair. We searched far and wide to find our favorite examples, which is why you should be warned: There's a lot of hair inspo coming your way. After seeing this, you just might add your colorist to speed dial.
Let's kick off our favorite celeb honey blonde hair colors with the unofficial queen of honey blonde (at least in our book): Gigi Hadid. Her hair is the perfect blend of light yellow highlights and golden brown lowlights that meld together to create a honey shade.
Olivia Palermo is another celeb who is known for wearing varying shades of honey blonde hair. We like how her strands have a natural color progression. What starts out as a cool-toned chestnut at the roots slowly transitions to golden blonde towards the ends.
If you're hesitant to go fully blonde, do as J.Lo does and opt for honey blonde highlights in a base of golden brown hair. Big, voluminous curls need not apply, although they're most definitely encouraged. To get J.Lo-worthy volume and bounce, spritz a lightweight spray throughout your strands. We like using Verb Volume Spray ($16).
Blake Lively is another classic honey blonde-haired star. The subtle balayage highlights placed throughout her long locks perfectly embody that beachy, California-girl vibe.
Curly-haired people, take note. Rita Ora's spirals are out of this world. Seriously, could those textured ringlets be any more beautiful? We don't think so, especially when they're dyed a light honey blonde shade like they are here. It's like the hair equivalent of golden hour.
Kate Bosworth's honey blonde hair looks gorgeous when it's pinned back into one of her classic low chignons or when it's textured, tousled, and parted down the middle like it is here. (If the wet-look hairstyle piques your interest, be sure to check out our wearable wet-look tutorial from Kim Kardashian West's hairstylist, Chris Appleton).
We're used to seeing Ciara with dark brown or raven-black hair, which we love, although we're still caught up on her honey blonde bob she sported all the way back in 2013.
If you're currently sporting dark hair but you still want in on that "I just returned from a month-long vacation on the Italian coast" vibe that honey blonde hair provides, then take pointers from Tia Mowry. For this look, she added a few golden highlights on the ends of her curls.
Lauren Conrad's former honey blonde hair color is the closest thing we've ever seen to a real-life version of Rapunzel's golden hair. Aside from the color, the key to mastering this look is the high-shine finish. We swear by Sachajuan Shine Serum ($33) for just that.
Like Lauren Conrad once did, Hailey Bieber veers on the brighter side of honey blonde. Serious question: What is it about this hair color and a wavy bob? It's the perfect combination.
Beyoncé has sported honey blonde hair for years, and we're obsessed. It has seamless dimension. Chestnut brown, golden blonde, even a little auburn if you look closely, meld together for a perfect honey blonde result.
Jessica Alba's hair verges on golden brown (otherwise known as bronde). But much like Tia Mowry's hair, her honey blonde highlights glint in the light and catch our eye.
Shay Mitchell proved honey blonde hair fits any occasion, particularly a red carpet event and especially when paired with a dark smoky eye and a nude lip. Don't you agree?
Jasmine Sanders wears her honey blonde hair in that distinct model-off-duty way that many a supermodel is known to do. Consider this the '90s way to do summer blonde—though it looks fabulous all year-round.
Last, but certainly not least, we have Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Here, she's photographed for her beauty website wearing a hairstyle by Christian Wood and a beauty look by Katie Jane Hughes. The windswept texture and lilac eye are equally as incredible, though we think her hair color deserves some recognition, too. It's warm and golden, just like actual honey, which is the goal of honey blonde, right?