If you’re thinking about going blonder this summer, you might think that foil highlights are the best approach. But this summer, salons across the country are seeing a rise in demand for the low-maintenance alternative: blonde balayage in a shade that Chicago-based colourist Karissa Schaudt is calling a “pearly golden.”
“The look is both effortless and screams summer,” Schaudt explains. The best part, she adds, is that it will keep you out of the salon through September. “It’s ideal for the low-maintenance client. Ask for classic blonde balayage with minimal toning, placed slightly off the root.” A few months of growout gives the reflective warm blonde a cool, faded vibe.
For a visual guide to the new wave of balayage blonde trending for summer 2021, scroll through the gallery, ahead.
For a celebrity example of pearly-gold balayage, Schaudt references this exact shade on Katherine Langford. “She wears red and brown so well,” Schaudt says, “but this lived-in, pearly golden blonde is so effortlessly gorgeous for summer.”
A reflective pearlescent blonde looks extra expensive when you style it in a bouncy blowout à la Jennifer Lopez.
If you have curly hair, Schaudt recommends asking your colorist for full balayage so the sunny blonde completely coats the mid-shafts and ends of the curls.
NYC-based colourist Cody Cross shows how to take a natural brunette to a pearly golden tone with strategic face-framing blonde balayage.
Colourist Lena Ott shows how a golden blonde looks even cooler with a dark brow and grown-out root.
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A naturally dark brunette base makes the golden blonde pop.