Blonde Brighteners


I swear it seems every beauty mailing I open lately is for a blonde!  But it’s true, when the weather warms up, the blondes get blonder.  Looking to go lighter?  Here are easy ways to lighten up and keep your hue on point.


For the natural beauty

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Blonde Brightening Mist

$28 at

Enhance your hue by spritzing this blend of Golden Micro-Prisms, lemon, chamomile & honey onto towel dried or dry hair.  It’ll make your strands reflect light in a way that’ll make Blake Lively jealous.

Lush Marilyn Hair Treatment

$22.95 at

For healthy color, try using this moisturizing treatment once a week.  Before you shower, leave it on your hair for 30 minutes and then shampoo.  It contains chamomile for lightness, saffron for added golden color and lemon for shine.


For straw-like strands

For the tone challenged

Oribe Hair Care Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner

$44-46 at

This duo helps to correct brassiness and yellow tones, while brightening natural highlights.

L’Oreal Summer Lights Hair Lightening Gelee

$6.99 at

Using the heat from the sun (or your blowdryer for quicker results), this gel will gradually make your hair lighter.  Just apply the hydrogen peroxide formula to your wet or dry hair, and add a little heat.  You can use this on your whole head or try using it around face framing pieces to make your skin appear brighter, too.  Warning: This is not for fake blondes. 


For natural blondes


For effortless highlights

John Frieda Beach Blonde Sun Streaks Lightening Spray

$9.99 at

Spritz this onto clean, towel dried hair and let the sun work its magic.  The blend of hydrogen peroxide and lemon peel extract will leave you with sun kissed strands.

Joico Color Balance Purple Shampoo & Conditioner

$18 ea. at

Alternate these blonde saviors with your regular shampoo and conditioner to keep the color from fading or turning brassy.


For the brassy