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Cherry Blonde Hair Is The Sweet End-Of-Summer Trend You Need To Try

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05 August 2019
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Jessie Amato

Junior Beauty Editor

05 August 2019

Between platinum, honey, and cream blonde, there are so many on-trend ways to switch up your blonde hair. With fall just around the corner, however, you might be searching for a unique way to shake up your hue for the last days of summer. There’s one look that can really put the cherry on top of your end-of-summer shade. If you haven’t guessed it yet, we’re talking about cherry blonde hair!

Interested in trying cherry blonde hair? Whether you have ash blonde hair or dark brown strands, here’s what you need to know to take on the sweet shade for yourself.

What is cherry blonde hair?

Inspired by the fruit that makes the perfect topping to your ice cream sundae, cherry blonde hair is a multidimensional hue that blends notes of deep pink or red with blonde. Since cherry blonde hair is so customizable, there’s no one-size-fits-all way to wear the look. From warm-toned and bright to cool-toned and subtle, there are so many ways to make the look yours!

If you’re beginning with dark hair, your colorist will need to use bleach to lift your color before creating your cherry blonde hue. It’s important to note that bleach will always cause damage, but your colorist will work to make sure your strands look and feel as healthy as possible before you leave the salon.

How do you maintain cherry blonde hair?

Since red and blonde are some of the most high-maintenance hair colors, combining the two to achieve cherry blonde hair will require stepping up your maintenance routine a bit. Investing in salon-quality products is key to prolonging the vibrancy of your color between salon appointments.

First, we recommend swapping out your regular shampoo and conditioner for a system formulated specifically for color-treated hair. We love the Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Shampoo and Conditioner for high-maintenance hair colors.

Salon color can take a serious toll on the look and feel of your strands. That’s why it’s essential to add a weekly hair mask like the Redken Color Extend Magnetics Mega Hair Mask into your routine. This two-in-one hair mask is both a treatment and care extender designed specifically for the color care of your color-treated hair.

Searching for some cherry hair color inspiration to bring to the salon? Keep scrolling for six of our favorite ways to wear the look.

The Best Cherry Blonde Hair Ideas To Try Now



Cherry Blonde Balayage

Who doesn’t love a good balayage? If you have a cherry red base color, ask your colorist to hand-paint pieces of blonde from the mid-lengths to ends of your hair.


Subtle Cherry Blonde

Combining platinum blonde hair with a slight hint of cherry, this look is perfect for anyone looking to for a subtle way to sport a cherry blonde hue.


Bright Cherry Blonde

While a subtle cherry blonde shade is wearable for everyone, this bold take on the trend is a total showstopper for the hair daredevils out there. If you have a tan or dark skin tone, this one is perfect for you!


Metallic Cherry Blonde

If you’re looking for a reflective, glossy way to wear cherry blonde, ask your colorist about metallic hair color.


Cherry Blonde Highlights

Cherry blonde highlights can not only lighten and brighten your mane, but also create stunning dimension when worn with braids or updos.


Pastel Cherry Blonde

If you have pale skin, pastel cherry blonde will perfectly complement your complexion.

Interested in trying cherry hair color? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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