Blonde woman with sunglasses during the summertime

Hints of warm sunshine are bursting their shimmery rays on sun-kissed blonde-tinted locks. The way the light bounces off your glistening mane, makes you look and feel like a confident beach babe. Whether you are strutting into the office, or relaxing at the beach, nothing says summer like a wink and flick of bright, shiny gold hair.

Don’t worry if you don’t possess those natural shaggy-blonde locks that every girl dreams of. Here are three flawless ways to help you blonde up your summer.

Traditional Foil Highlighting

Foil highlights are one of the quickest ways of transforming into a blonde bombshell. The induction of heat from the foil lets your stylist’s lightener achieve maximum shine.  By lightening your hair with foils, you can take your hair up to four levels lighter in a single service. The versatility of foil highlights make this blonde-boosting pick something stylists adore. Depending on the number of highlights, your stylist can lighten your strands for instance, or highlight all over for lusciously bright hair. Because of this, you can achieve a multi-dimensional effect with this technique. Foils are perfect for creating a well-mixed pop of different colors, giving you the sunny look of varying, sun-kissed strands.


Balayage is a great way to splash on some shine without going extreme.  For a natural looking sun-kissed effect, balayage delivers results that other highlighting techniques can’t.  While balayage can have just as many highlights as a foil, the application technique of balayage allows your color to grow out beautifully without harsh lines of demarcation.

Balayage gives the stylists artistic freedom, where they can customize hand-painted highlights for added color or heavier applications for a more prominent effect.  Perfect for summer, this hair lightening process is very low maintenance and requires little upkeep.

Single-Process Colors

Single-process color means one seamless new color infused into your hair in a single sitting. A single process color will not have dimension that if shown with highlights or balayage.  This approach is great for fixing previous color applications, covering grays, or creating the most consistent looking blonde styles.

Single-process colors are recommended for those with short hair that’s difficult to highlight and blonde-seekers that are set on a monochromatic look. With single process colors, you need more maintenance the darker your hair becomes. Be prepared for maintenance visits every 4 to 8 weeks.

There are so many different processes to achieve the hair of your dreams, however, you can let one of our stylists decide which process is perfect for you! Well, you can now decide what kind of blonde you want to be for the most sizzling season of the year, because of that, throw on your sundress and go soak in some summer flare!

Jyl Craven
About the author

My love and passion for the hair industry started when I was very young. I have always felt very fortunate in knowing that being a hair designer/educator was my future. I constantly strive to better educate myself and my design team. Making others look and feel their best is what I strive to achieve. My specialty is hair color, but I love cutting as well. To be the best artist you can, I feel you must be well rounded in all of your skills. That is why I also train other salons across the country in all of L ´Oréal Professionnel color and cutting techniques. I have been privileged to work with the most talented artists in the industry. Thank you for visiting our site and I hope to see you in our salon.