Updated: Jan 12
Buttercream blond, the ultimate natural, creamy blond with tons of dimension. Because of the mix of colors, it looks naturally sun-kissed, and the mix of warm and cool highlights means it's flattering across different skin tones. Instead of a harsh, bright, one-note blond, buttercream swirls ribbons of Champagne, honey, and baby blond for an easy-lived in look.
While it's easiest to get the shade if you're already a blond, it's not impossible to incorporate elements of the shade into darker hair as well. Lets break down three variations on the trend.
Bright and light
This color works best if you’re already naturally light and in the blond family. Think bright blond from root to tip and heavier on the cream than the butter. This shade can be done in one sitting if you're already blond, but be prepared to be in the chair for a couple hours. To keep the buttery dimension, ask your stylist for a full highlight with bright pops throughout: TIP: Tone it more neutral or cool to get a few white pieces to really pop.
This is a true buttercream blond with a mix of warm highlights with a few pops of brightness. This is a great entry into blond if you have light or medium brown hair. For this particular shade, Grummel lightened the base color to start, and then added full highlights for the brighter pieces, leaving some of her natural color for dimension. If you've previously colored your hair, it can affect the time it takes to transition to blond, so
really plan with your stylist before making the jump.
This shade of buttercream is great for clients who want a little something and don’t want to commit to blond all over, this warmer blond-dipped look. Ritzy's love this shade because it's very low-maintenance, and it's easy to transition to if you're brunette. Ask your stylist for "brighter pieces around your face with pops of lightness through your ends, plus lived-in highlights through your crown."
If this hasn't convinced you, here is some more buttercream blonde inspiration to have you dialing your phone, booking in your hair appointment and having your new summer look.