Do blondes really have more fun? The only way that you’ll find out is to go lighter and when you do the shade you’ll want to try is sandy blonde. Sandy blonde hair actually includes a number of shades from super light butter blonde colors all the way to dark ash and beige so there is a shade for everyone. Right now the hottest way to wear blondes is to combine shades for an ombre and then use the balayage or free hand painting technique to apply the color. This melts shades together perfectly and looks smoother that color applied with foils.
Sandy blonde hair color is great for any length and looks amazing combined with beach waves which are also trendy at the moment. Let’s look at some of the hottest sandy blonde hair out there.
# 1 Smooth Balayage
A gently graded hair color is very desirable and results like those seen here are really best achieved by using balayage. With this method, the transition between the light amber locks on top and the extra light sandy color on the bottom is smooth and natural looking. The stylist trimmed the model’s hair into a long, blunt cut bob and ironed it straight to show off the professional color.
In this picture the model is showing off a beautiful color palette -ask your stylist to combine similar blonde shades to create a unique look like this. On the roots, the stylist used an earth brown color which has been blended into a beige blonde with sandy blonde streaks on the sides and tips.
# 3 Blonde Beach Waves
If you want to channel the beach girl look choose colors that have that sun-kissed quality! This model has a dark base color, acorn brown, with hand painted dark blonde highlights. The stylist chose a golden shade for these highlights, which mimic sun bleached hair. To finish the hair has been given a slight curl for the authentic beach wave look.
# 4 Beige Beauty
This model has gorgeous waist length hair that has been colored a subtle beige blonde with slightly darker roots. The stylist added baby blonde highlights to provide contrast and ironed the hair out beautifully to create a fine, silky curtain.
# 5 Sandy Short Bob
The last thing that you want when you choose a short hairstyle is for your locks to look flat. This model is showing off a style that is full of volume and dimension thanks to clever cutting and coloring. She’s wearing a short, layered bob and the stylist has given her an all over sandy blonde hue with scattered baby blonde highlights. To finish her locks have been blow-dried to create lift and the result is stunning!
# 6 Light Fantastic
You can’t go wrong with a dark to light ombre! This model has lovely soft locks that reach down to her shoulders and begin in medium brown at the roots which dissolves into a deep beige blonde. From the ears down this beige melts into warm sandy blonde hair with a few golden and ultralight streaks for effect.
# 7 Nice and Natural
In this example, the stylist has expertly blended a range of shades to create a wonderfully natural looking blonde style. The roots are dark with streaks of ash, beige with a sandy blonde on top. These colors really suit the model's chunky long bob and are emphasized by the wavy curls that the stylist added to complete the look.
# 8 Fair Hair Fun
This is another incredible example of how effective balayage can be for producing color that flows together seamlessly. This model’s locks begin in medium nut brown that lightens into beige blonde. Notice how the stylist has added super light streaks on the sides and edges to give the look that sun-drenched feel.
# 9 Honey and Cream
Has this model been to the beach or the salon? Her color looks so natural that many people would have a hard time telling the difference! This model's choppy layered bob looks incredible in shades of vanilla with honey butter and ice blonde highlights and the tousled beach waves are the perfect compliment.
# 10 Flaxen Tresses
Striking contrast has been created in this look by using a dark brown shade for the base with fair flaxen blonde blended in along the side and edges. Between these two colors is a light nut brown which was used to blend the two together. The stylist added loose S-wave curls along the bottom locks to complete this awesome look.
# 11 Champagne Waterfall
This model’s long, sleek mane begins with sparkling amber brown which dissolves into a shimmering waterfall of bright champagne blonde. We love the way that the highlights have been painted close to her face to bring the color forward and add dimension. To finish, the stylist ironed the locks so that they flow down her back.
# 12 Beach Vibes
Beach hair is a great look for the summer and there’s no better color for salty looking curls than blonde. In this picture, the model is showing off her medium long hair in bright diamond with honey blonde and apricot streaks. The stylist has cut bangs to frame her face and created those enviable beach waves to complete the style.
# 13 Wheat Fields Colors
In this look, the stylist used a wheat shade of blonde as the base color with a beautiful light chamomile color for the ends. The hair has been straightened to have a smooth slick finish – perfect for this long blunt cut bob hairstyle.
# 14 Girl Next Door Hair
When brunette and blonde are blended in the right shades the results look young and fresh just like this models pretty medium length hair. The stylist used a rosewood shade for the roots and carried this color through to provide contrast for the fair amber and caramel colored locks on the bottom. The styling has been kept simple with a disconnected parting and a soft wave.
# 15 Organic Blonde
The softest S-wave was all that was needed to complete this color masterpiece. This model's color begins with a dark ashy gray that has been melted into a layer of creamy butter blonde. Sandy brown lowlights have been used to help the lightest blonde hair sparkle.
# 16 Chardonnay Swirl
To create this gorgeous hairstyle the stylist first trimmed the model's medium length locks into an open rounded shape with sexy layers. A sandy brown color was used with golden highlights on top. The tips have been shaded in a lovely light chardonnay hue and soft ringlets were added along the edges.
# 17 Cocoa Bronze
Don’t you love the color that the stylist has chosen for the base? In this example, a brown to blonde ombre begins with medium nutmeg brown that slowly blends into sandy blonde. The stylist has added platinum blonde babylights and used the darker base color as a lowlight for the lighter color. A sexy beach wave mixes the colors together perfectly.
# 18 Sun and Sandy Blonde Hair
Medium length layered cuts such as this model has, are highly versatile and easy to wear down or fashion into an updo. The colors that have been used here include sand brown for the base with honey butter and sunflower blonde shades for the bottom portion. This smooth transition of color was achieved using a free hand technique as opposed to traditional foils.
# 19 Cool Tones
Cool blonde tones such as these are all the rage this summer and this unique look will set you apart. The stylist has used deep beige blonde for the base and lowlights with sandy and ash blonde color painted over. To complete the hairstyle the stylist has curled the model's hair into loose ringlets from the ears down.
# 20 Golden Colors
Want to channel your inner child? Why not try a Barbie shade like this model has on the bottom layer of her medium length locks? This super light shade looks fantastic combined with biscuit colored roots and beige lowlights. The gentle wave and feather cutting along the edges give her style movement and texture.
# 21 Layered Beige Style
This model's amazing style was created with an expert cut, where the stylist cut layers and a thick fringe to frame the model's face and a marvelous flowing color. Her roots have been colored beige blonde and this shade quickly gives way to vanilla shade before ending in sparkling light blonde.
# 22 Sandy Color Melt
The fine sandy highlights which have been professionally hand painted into this model's locks do a fantastic job of bringing up the sparkling elements within her brown base colors. Nut and mochaccino brown were used to shade her slinky, layered A-line bob and together with the splash of blonde they create an amazing look.
# 23 Perfect Blend
This model might just be showing off the best light color ever! This perfectly blended combination of sandy and champagne blonde over the dark ashy base color is full of dimension and sparkle and the stylist has finished the hairstyle off by adding soft curls to further mix the shades together.
# 24 Dynamic Blonde Bob
This model's color begins with a splash of dark chocolate brown on the roots which is followed by honey blonde with some amber in-between. The stylist has given her a severe blunt cut bob with texturized edges and styled by ironing and combing in a short side parting.
# 25 Red Carpet Hair
Could that be Marilyn Monroe? This pin up style hair with big curls is perfectly reminiscent of the classic 50’s hairstyles. The model's medium length locks have been treated to all over golden sunflower blonde color and the stylist has added in a few pure diamond microlights. Topped off with gorgeous curls this model is ready for the red carpet.
# 26 Free Hand Beige Coloring
For this look, the stylist has snipped the model's locks to give her a sleek layered cut and used balayage to melt her blonde shades together. The base color that was used is medium beige, with dark earth brown at the roots and subtle bright sandy blonde highlights painted in. To finish the look, her hair has been ironed to a smooth mirror finish.
# 27 Caramel Crème
The colors used for this hairstyle play off each other beautifully and light up the model's skin. The stylist has chosen a sandy blonde hair color with caramel undertones as the base for this model's locks and added lots of baby blonde highlights. The medium length hair has been given the slightest wave, feeding into the beach hairstyle trend.
# 28 Silver Curls
Silver is an awesome color to combine with sandy shades! In this example, the stylist has used silver blonde for the lower locks which intensify the amber and beige shades above it. To give the model's hair added volume the stylist added curls which also help to add dimension.
# 29 Awesome A-line
There’s nothing quite as sweet as a perfectly styled A-line bob, especially in light, fun shades like this one. For this look, the model's hair has been colored sandy blonde, with dark roots and dark color at the neck to add contrast. The stylist has used a glowing wheat shade for the highlights and ironed the locks out in front.
# 30 Swept Away in Ash Blonde
This model's stunning mane begins with dark beige roots that have been blended into layers of sand and chamomile blonde. The stylist has given her hair a gentle curl all along the edges and styled with a simple off-center parting. The shades give her hair a multidimensional feel and the styling gives her locks a swept away look.
# 31 Brown to Blonde
This enviable brown to blonde ombre begins at the base in medium truffle brown that dissolves away into a layer of golden blonde. Along the edges, the stylist used a light champagne shade before adding beach waves to the model's medium length locks – perfect sandy blonde hair!
# 32 Dimensional Blonde
The proof of a really expert color job is when the color has dimension and changes according to the light you are in or the movements you make – flat color just won’t do this. This model is showing off truly professional color with blended shades of caramel and sandy blonde over an earth brown base. The hair has been given a slight wave and tousled for that messy look.
# 33 Super Beige Blonde
This model’s locks begin in a dark brown which quickly gives way to bright shades of honey and beige blonde. Notice the way the light catches on the super blonde strands and makes them shine, this is also thanks to the messy texture of her shoulder length hair.
# 34 Glistening Sensation
A deeper shade of honey nut brown has been used to provide contrast for this models base color of sandy blonde. It acts as a really effective lowlight and to add even more interest the stylist has also used a golden shade for a few scattered babylights. This razor cut bob, with plenty of texturization is the perfect shape for this blonde sensation!
# 35 Shaggy Beach Style
Would you dare to have a short fringe like this? It looks amazing on this model and we love the shaggy hairstyle that the stylist has created. This layered look, with dynamic color, is perfect for combating thin hair. The stylist has used an all over beach blonde shade with dark ash roots and included a few platinum microlights.
# 36 Color Glaze
Warm shades will make you feel (and look) like a princess, that’s why shades like this model is wearing are trending at the moment. Her hair has an all over base color of warm sand blonde with dark ashy lowlights and glistening baby blonde highlights. This is such a natural looking color palette and the blending has been done so well that it would pass for the real thing!
# 37 Lived In Locks
This model is wearing a gorgeous brown to blonde ombre where the darker color has been carried through to the edges to contrast the lighter shade on top. The stylist has used an eye-catching icy sand blonde that reflects beautifully and styled the hair into a messy lived in look.
# 38 Fantasy Hair
This model's hair has sleek medium brown shadow roots which provide the perfect base for the incredibly shiny layers of sand blonde and pure diamond color that follow. The stylist has completed the hairstyle by ironing out her locks to a smooth silky finish. We can only imagine how this will look when she begins to move!
# 39 Easy Glamour
Looking glamorous is easy, especially with cool light tones like this. This model is showing off well-blended shades of sand and beige blonde with dark shadow roots and lowlights over a chunky, layered cut. The stylist added waves to help lift the color up and showcase this cool,easy hairstyle.
# 40 Nude Butter Melt
We love the melting effect that this stylist created with creamy shades for this dark to light ombre. The model's roots have been colored with a medium nut brown which dissolves away into a layer of dark ash before breaking out into a glorious river of buttery nude blonde. To complete the look the stylist added soft curls all along the bottom locks.
# 41 Black to Blonde
Black to blonde ombre can be difficult to get right but using longer hair, such as this model has, makes it easier. The stylist began this ombre in a deep rosewood brown which almost appears black that lightens into a layer of warm light chocolate brown and finally into sandy blonde. To complete the style the model's locks were ironed out and they're being worn with a simple center part.
# 42 Sandy Beach Babe
For this look, a sandy blonde has been used to color most of the model's hair with beige shadow on the roots. We love the slight rose gold undertones which really helps this hairstyle smolder. A few loose curls add to the beach vibe and the comb over parting adds volume.
# 43 Golden Locks
This model is wearing a shade that is popular at the moment – a super light diamond shade of blonde. The stylist has combined this shade with a darker sand color to provide contrast and added in dark brown roots and lowlights. A simple, no-fuss wave was all that was needed to style these enviable locks.
# 44 Sandy Blonde Accents
Going blonde used to mean you had to use harsh chemicals like peroxide and bleach to achieve a lighter color but not anymore. Stylists use advanced products to color hair nowadays, that's why it is easy to get a blonde crop like this model has. We love the sandy blonde accent color around the face and the beige blonde used as a lowlight.
# 45 Amber Twist
Short messy styles are fun and easy to maintain and when combined with fantastic blonde color, like you see here, what's not to love? The stylist has used medium acorn brown for the roots and carried this shade through to the edges to provide contrast. The blonde shades used in this sweet style are sand, ash, and sparkling amber.
# 46 Angled Look
This hairstyle begins with shimmering blonde shades including beige and ash blonde with dark shadow roots. These colors have been hand painted together so that the difference between them is barely noticeable and very natural looking. The stylist has cut the models locks into a sharp A-line bob and straightened the hair out to a smooth finish.
# 47 Blended Sandy Blonde Hair
This model has a lovely sleek mane, which cascades well past her shoulder, which has been ironed by the stylist to a silky finish. This shows off her blended blonde ombre well, which begins in light hazelnut brown and blends lighter into shades of honey and sand blonde with pretty chamomile splashes over the tips.
# 48 Ginger Fizz
This model's medium length hair has been treated to a color sensation that begins dark shadow roots and a sandy base color. On top, we can see honey butter blonde and ginger fizz highlights which are really warm and inviting. This color looks ready for a party, so what could have been a better finish than those beach waves?
# 49 Gold Flake
Notice the way that the stylist has used the shimmery gold blonde color high in the roots and close to the face? This effect helps this brown to ash blonde look to sparkle with plenty of dimension.
# 50 Sunflowers and Earth
This model's color begins with earth brown across the roots with blends out into dark ash blonde before lightening into a sunflower shade all along the edges. The stylist has used the lightest shade to frame the face and styled the locks simple with a slight wave and loose center parting.
If you haven’t considered going blonde before we bet you are thinking about it now! With so many shades to choose from, you can achieve anything from a cool beige and sand look to a sleek color melt ombre with blonde. And if you are new to blonde? Don’t worry – highlights and ombres can help you ease into a new color with minimal effort so call your stylist for an appointment today and try sandy blonde hair for yourself!