Dirty blonde hair is just one hue among the extraordinary wealth of blonde hair colors – but one of its most famous and frequent variants. From its lighter sub-shades to the darker ones, there is one special trait that really makes this color uniquely attractive: its wheat tones.
Not convinced yet to become a dirty blonde? Then check out these inspiring dirty blonde looks to brighten your day!
1. Layered Dirty Blonde Hair
This sunny hair color looks bright and beautiful on a medium tone complexion. Don’t worry about it becoming even lighter during sunny summer days – it will only help add to its charm and create natural blonde highlights.
2. Dirty Blonde with Highlights
To achieve this coveted women hairstyle look, just ask your hairstylist for dark blonde lowlights and platinum blonde highlights. This skillful blend of dark and light colors will be perfectly enhanced by a perfect balayage.
3. Dark Dirty Blonde
When we say dark, we mean a delicious golden honey shade that keeps and accentuates the dirty blonde wheat undertones. A few highlights here and there will draw more attention to the deep blonde tones of the base.
4. Dirty Blonde Hair Colors – Jennifer Aniston Signature Look
Jennifer is the absolute queen of the dirty blonde hair color ideas. Anyone looking for inspiration should take a cue or two from Jennifer’s spectacular look changes – all of them based on the various shades of blonde.
5. Braided Ash Dirty Blonde Hair
Is there a better way of showcasing the alluring overtones of blonde hair – be it dirty or even icy or bright blonde – than by braiding it? The example above is particularly useful as it shows both a fishtail-style braid and crown-like one.
6. Flower and Braided Crowns on Light Dirty Blonde
Because we like this hairstyle so much, here is another lovely instance of braided blonde hair. This time around, it is a lighter dirty blonde shade with rich ash brown undertones. Also, the crown hair braid is completed by a flower crown.
7. Copper Dirty Blonde with Strawberry Accents
This is a particularly troubling shade as far as hair color categories are concerned. Yet we’re not here to debate the intricacies of labeling a hair color but to admire the richness of these shades of blonde.
8. Dirty Blonde Hair with Highlights
If you don’t have naturally dirty blonde hair, then the easiest way to get it is by adding highlights. The key to getting a natural look is to use shades that are two to three tones lighter than your natural hair color.
9. The Beyonce Look
Above, admire the way in which honey blonde waves mix with Beyonce’s natural hair color to yield a perfect dirty blonde. We love how this hair color complements both her skin tone and the color of her eyes.
10. Dirty Blonde with Pastel Pink
Get this adorable look that excels in both style and color blend. Light dirty blonde and pink go together like a charm in this not too outlandish combination. The slightly wavy short haircut and deep side part are also exceptional!
11. Short Fringed Hair Meets Dirty Blonde Shade
This textured outgrown pixie cut is an ideal way of bringing summer blonde tones in the limelight. It makes for an extra stylish look that’s easy to maintain and style day in, day out.
12. Dirty Blonde Hair Idea with Fishtail
If you can’t really let go of a warm brown hair color but would like to try on dirty blonde, then consider going for either ombre, highlights, or two-tone hair. Bring them all out by going for a half-up style like the fishtail braid updo above.
13. Dirty Blonde Balayage on Wavy Hair
The shimmering lights of this look are captivating to look at – especially thanks to the waviness of the hair. The balayage technique is the best way to achieve this look or personalize one in your colors of choice.
14. Dirty Blonde and Green Under-color
Dare to spice up your style by adding a strong contrasting color underneath the top of your hair! This way, it will be easy to showcase if you put up your hair or hide it if (or when) necessary.
15. Highlights for Dirty Blonde Hair
The sky is the limit when it comes to highlights on dirty blonde hair. For a natural look, try any shade or hue from the blonde color spectrum or even light to ash brown.
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16. Short Dirty Blonde Hair
With its icy blonde overtones and the dark undertones, this color mix on short hair can be the ideal look for gals with light to medium skin tones.
17. Dirty Blonde Bob Hairstyle
There are many types of bob haircuts but this chin-length version is such a natural look that it couldn’t miss from this list. It is also a great way to complement healthy flaxen hair with pearly overtones and dark blonde undertones.
18. Vintage Dirty Blonde Style
This dirty blonde balayage with subtle color transitions makes for a great vintage look with a modern twist. It can be the perfect hairstyle for special events such as prom or even weddings.
19. Long Dirty Blonde with Tricolors
What’s striking about this hairstyle isn’t the hair length – albeit this is impressive on its own. Instead, we’ll draw attention to the three different layers of color which blend in perfectly with the golden hues on the crown of the head.
20. Blonde Hair with Lowlights
The ashy lowlights add a sophisticated note to this dirty blonde look. Also, notice the almost silver highlights? They’re an ideal way to brighten the base color and create a very interesting look.
21. Dirty Blonde Curly Hair
A match made in heaven: dirty blonde hair and sweet, tight curls meet in a cropped hairstyle that’s bound to earn you some envy. The hair is left shoulder-length and free – but it can also be worn in sleek of messy updos.
22. Asymmetric Bob for Silky Blonde Hair with Pink Tips
While this hairstyle requires more attention when it comes to styling and hair products, the dirty blonde color with pink tips makes for a statement look. Also, the different layers and shades help add volume and structure.
23. Dyed & Messy Dirty Blonde Hair
The perks of a great balayage: a natural look with a dramatic aspect even when messily styled. The dark brown at the base gives way to golden and dirty blonde highlights and tips that fall perfectly on the wavy hair.
24. Celebrity Signature Look: Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is yet another gorgeous celebrity that can rock any hair color. Nonetheless, while The Avengers got us used to seeing her sporting red hair, here she is with pale hues of dirty blonde hair that perfectly complement her fair skin tone.
25. Ash Dirty Blonde Summer Hair
This nuance brings a cool shade to the heat of long summer days. That’s because the bright blonde base falls in waves of dirty to light blonde. While the shades will be best accentuated during summertime, this is a great look for any season.
26. Dirty Blonde and Brown Hair
This ombre done on beautiful curly hair reveals the warm ash brown and wheat base shades in a creative manner. We love the swift transition from brown to dirty blonde and also the messy and free look of the curls.
27. Light Blonde Hair Color
A wavy hairstyle for a bright dirty blonde shade is an ideal way to lighten up tanned skin. It will also look good on any skin tone with honey undertones.
28. Dirty Ash Blonde
Dirty blonde and ash blonde may have a similar base so when they meet in a spectacular balayage like the one in the picture above, then the result will surely be stunning!
29. Dirty Blonde with Red Highlights
The wheat tones of the dirty blonde base combine and are actually taken over by the stronger and also the subtler shade or red highlights placed on the crown of the head.
30. Dramatic Dirty Blonde Ombre
It takes courage to pull off this dramatic look and make such a big change. However, not dyeing the roots is the new fashion (it’s called shadow roots), so why shouldn’t we embrace it? Go for a black under color, dark roots, and strongly contrasting dirty blonde locks for a stunning style!
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31. Dirty Strawberry Blonde Hair
Strawberry blonde and dirty blonde meet to create this sweet and soft hair color. All the lovely and interesting shades are perfectly showcased by the beautifully braided hair worn over the shoulder.
32. Copper Highlights on Dirty Blonde
The image above is a perfect example of a complete look change – and a beautiful one, at that. The daring lady above went from long to chin-length hair. Besides the length, the stylist also changed the color by adding copper highlights on a dirty blonde base.
33. Dramatic Blonde Highlights on Dark Hair
A dark brown under color and contrasting dirty blonde highlights look will certainly make a statement. Leave it all free or try a braided hairstyle or a half up half down hairdo to unfold the rich hair color shades.
34. Dirty Blonde Hair with Blonde Highlights
J.Lo has an ace up her sleeve: her olive skin tone and well-defined traits. Here, she too rocks a dirty blonde balayage which puts all her beauty assets in the perfect spotlight.
35. Summer Sandy Dirty Blonde
We love the medium-length bangs that were swept to the side as well as the light blonde shade. Both of them perfectly frame and accentuate the facial features.
36. Straight Blonde Summer Hair
The perfect beach look? Dirty blonde in a messy hairdo or one that’s left free and is easy to wear day in, day out. Those free-falling straight locks will look perfect even after they’re soaked in salty ocean waves.
37. Dirty Blonde Messy Ponytail
One of the easiest ways to get ready for a party and highlight your natural dirty blonde hair is to wear it in a messy ponytail. Finish the ‘do with shimmering oil or leave it as is for a more day-to-day look.
38. Golden Blonde Hair
We warned you that each blonde shade has a multitude of sub shades, all equally enticing (in our honest opinion). This golden dirty blonde hair shade is a pure sunny joy that’s perfect no matter the season!
39. Blonde Balayage Idea
This masterful blonde balayage goes to perfectly show off the various shades of blonde used in making it. The shade on the crown is almost a honey brown that transitions into dirty blonde and then ends in icy tips.
40. Dirty Blonde Hair with Lowlights
The ash blonde lowlights of this perfectly textured and layered bob deepen the color spectrum to its fullest potential. It’s a hairstyle option that can be cute, formal, and playful – all depening on your mood.
41. Natural Dirty Blonde Hair Color
Admire this lovely natural dirty blonde color that looks beautiful on the long wavy hair. Also, observe how each of the layers in this hairstyle seems to come in a different shade. Altogether, the wheat tones, the light blonde, and ash blonde hues make for a stunning color blend.
42. Balayage Dirty Blonde Hair
This is a slightly different dirty blonde shade as it borders on sandy blonde. With some golden highlights, it can also transform into dishwater blonde and be the perfect autumn to winter look.
43. Bronde Hairstyle
When a hair color mixes tones of brunette or brown with shades of blonde, you get what is called a bronde shade. It is one of the most liberating hair colors as it doesn’t emphasize perfectly covered roots and uniform colors, but instead focuses on the freedom to wear darker roots.
44. Dark Blonde Hair
The darker dirty blonde shade looks stunning on the healthy long hair. Also, the perfectly styled curls make for a perfect romantic look but can also be styled in a more laid back way.
45. Vintage Blonde Hairstyle and Color
It’s not the filter that gives this image a retro vibe. Instead, its the vintage hair color and hairstyle. In fact, it’s this dirty blonde shade and the pouffed up updo were touted as the fashion and beauty standard of the 60s and 70s
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46. Modern Dirty Blonde Look
One hair color, a cool haircut and a myriad of styling possibilities. Dark blonde undertones work wonders when it comes to highlighting light blonde highlights. Also, this overgrown inverted lob can be styled in so mant way, including in a half up, half down fashion.
47. Dirty Blonde Balayage
A sophisticated look achieved with just a couple of blonde shades. Notice the smooth transition from the golden wheat of the top to the light, almost flaxen look of the tips.
48. Silky Smooth Dirty Blonde Hair
Both silky smooth hair and wavy hair will look great dyed in this gorgeous blonde shade. Also, each hair type has its strengths when it comes to highlighting each blonde nuance of this blonde dream.
49. Mahogany Hair with Dirty Blonde Highlights
If you thought blonde highlights on red hair might look tacky, this image goes to prove the contrary. It’s a natural transition from one hair color to another that also plays around with highlights and darker colored tips.
50. Dirty Ash Blonde Hair
This cool blonde hair color will flatter everyone with a fair skin tone. The framing platinum highlights draw more attention to the rich hues of dark ash blonde while also helping brighten up the complexion. The ultra-long and layered hair also goes to perfectly showcase the color blend.
51. Reverse Ombre Dirty Blonde Hair
After ombre became all the rage, hairstylists came up with more and more ideas on how to make this technique even better and reverse ombre is one them! The lighter shades comes first and the darker one follow straight up.
52. Layered Bob Dirty Blonde Ombre
Another instance of dirty blonde ombre only this time, it follows the original set of rules. The textured layers of this messy bob bring out the best of the dirty blonde hair color.
53. Dark Blonde Hair Shades
Don’t be fooled by the light blonde shades at the tips. This hair color is all about the dark blonde hair shades and lowlights. An elegant display of dirty blonde hair.
54. Long Layered Dirty Blonde
A gorgeous, natural-looking hairstyle and hair color that just reflect summer and brighter days. The tanned skin is certainly complemented by the dirty blonde hair shade and the natural flower crown makes for a boho look.
55. Daring Lilac and Pink on Dirty Blonde in Space Buns
The clear separation between the colors as well as the shades used make this style quite the daring choice. While it may not be too suitable for formal environments, it certainly spells vacation fun and a bold personality.
56. Violet Overtone, Dirty Blonde Lowlights
This hair color combination was and still is en vogue. It’s a very pink and daring look that will nonetheless make nayone feel like a true fairy or the belle of the ball.
57. Rose Dirty Blonde Balayage
This balayage continues the series of less conventional dirty blonde hair ideas. Its soft rosy overtones and shades of blonde and pink make for a very chic and feminine look. The perfectly cut long bob also helps (a lot).
58. Dark Blonde Hair
It may have a cold feel, but the richness of this dirty blonde hair color makes it a statement appearance. Think fields of wheat during cloudy autumn days.
59. Silky Smooth Dirty Blonde
This styling idea for dirty blonde hair is centered on a tamed, sleek, and elegant look. The fact that the hir is long also makes for quite the stunning look.
60. Long Layered Honey Blonde
Honey blonde is one of the many shades of blonde out there and the least one we’ll be presenting on this list. It’s perfectly highlighted by the well-textured layers and this whole look reflects summer nostalgia.
Ready to Change Your Look?
In case you had any questions before, now you surely won’t hesitate to opt for blonde, especially dirty blonde hair. After all, it comes in so many great color schemes and combinations, you will surely find one to suit your tastes.
Which one of these dirty blonde combinations is your favorite? Tell us and dare change your look!
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Susan is a successful hair stylist who chose to combine two of her biggest passions: writing and styling! When she is not sharing her experience with out readers, Susan updates her skills and knowledge with new styling courses and trainings. She specializes in event hair and makeup and is working on her own illustrated hairstyle book.