Strawberry blonde hair is a color that doesn't often occur in nature. Also referred to as "Venetian blonde," Strawberry blonde is any color lighter than standard red-head. But what, exactly is standard red-head? That depends on you, really.
Red hair ranges from the natural strawberry blonde of Nicole Kidman to the lush, long auburn of Amanda Righetti. Therefore, we're going with "lighter than Molly Ringwald in 16 Candles" as a benchmark. Since strawberry blonde means so many things to so many people, the focus is on the color itself and not the natural hair color of the person wearing it. Unless, of course, she actually has strawberry blonde hair.
Strawberry Blonde Hair Styling Winners
Short, long, or sitting on the shoulders, there's something special about strawberry blonde. So special, in fact, that women are willing to pay premium money to achieve beautiful strawberry blonde hair.
These women were proud enough of their strawberry blonde hair that they either displayed it themselves or allowed their stylists to show it off for them. They should be proud. Whether they can grow a natural ginger or not, the results are fantastic.
Classic strawberry waves
When your hair is this gorgeous, you let it grow. The shimmer of this stunning strawberry blonde is made better by the lowlights of auburn under those immaculate waves.
Walking behind this perfect specimen of hair styling glory makes you think of Isla Fisher in "The Wedding Crashers." Women watch her dance from across the room, jealous that their own locks fall flat compared to hers. Men try desperately not to stare but can't help themselves. The answer is yes -- there really is that much power in the perfect strawberry blonde hair.
Blush and rose gold layers
Everything good about thick, luscious strawberry blonde hair. The color itself is enhanced with rosy bottoms and streaks of blush. The long layers add depth and body.
It almost looks like that scene from Superman in which Amy Adams' Lois Lane looks at Clark Kent and says, "Welcome to the planet" is about to happen. Any hairstyle that makes a woman even remotely as memorable as Ms. Adams has already achieved greatness.
Blunt cut with rose highlights and lowlights
Such an exquisite base color. This natural strawberry blonde hair was screaming for rose highlights and lowlights. The colors work so well together you'll think nature intended it that way.
That perfect shoulder-length cut looks like Jennifer Aniston when she first ditched "The Rachel." Except, of course, for the color. Many women of Ms. Aniston's caliber fall short trying to pull off a believable strawberry blonde. Remember, it's all about the base.
Pink blush strawberry blonde hair
The young woman in the photo looks strikingly like Kate Hudson in her 20s and is sporting a simple layered look with no bangs and a center part. The color, a dash of blush on reddish blonde, is everything strawberry blonde hair should be.
This style works for far more reasons than one. First and foremost, maintenance just got easier. Women with hair straight enough and full enough to pull off draping layers like this are very lucky indeed.
French twist with long bangs
The woman in the photo has hair that is a bit dark for the realm of strawberry blonde. The highlights, however, tell a different story. Her hair is pulled into a French twist, and she's left her bangs long. It gives this adorable red-head the perfect palette to show off her freckles. Don't be surprised if you see her on the cover of a magazine one day.
Loose strawberry blonde curls
This young woman has what it takes to showcase strawberry blonde hair. Strong features and perfect curls bring out her rosy highlights and deep auburn undertones. Breezy and free yet classy and sophisticated. She loses several inches of length with those curls, but that is a cost well worth paying. A hairstyle this good will be remembered and talked about for years to come.
Strawberry blonde hair on fire
How do you create the perfect autumn sunburst? Find the nearest strawberry blonde hair and light it on fire with color. This redhead's highlights and lowlights make her alluring blue eyes stand out from a mile away.
There is nothing that can go wrong with this hairstyle. Wear it brushed, unkempt or a little bit messy on purpose -- it won't matter. Those colors will turn heads and spark inspiration in every woman you meet who can pull off strawberry blonde hair.
Strawberry to blonde balayage
When you start with a radiant redhead and end with a magnificent blonde, you've done balayage right. These ravishing highlights start high up on her head and end in an almost ombre-like bottom. This is nothing short of art.
The intricacies of this balayage give this girl a head of hair that will change and evolve for months. The balayge color is designed to grow out together. As the hair grows out, the highlights get lower, and the darker, natural auburn underneath will grow with the hair. That keeps the style playful and yet classy for months and months.
Straight and perfect
Full bodied, straight hair gives you options. Your features and natural color will determine exactly what colors a stylist will recommend. In this case, an angelic strawberry blonde with streaks of blush rose gold compliment soft, warm features and an enticing smile.
This style shows off the benefits of truly healthy hair. Thick, full-bodied locks like these don't happen by over-coloring, over-treating or neglect. They happen by listening to your stylist's advice on shampooing, conditioning, and treatments between visits.
A Cut Above The Rest
It's time to focus on some extra-special cuts. Colors and waves are all well and good, but sometimes you want a creative cut to mix things up. A unique cut will have a lasting social impact, like "The Rachel," the Demi Moore pixie, and yes, even Sinead O'Connor's buzz cut.
A style is often the difference between being noticed and being forgotten.
Goldilocks in red
What else do you call such a statuesque girl with striking features and the perfect strawberry blonde hair? Perfect is the only way to describe it. It's Not too long, however, it's also not too short. It isn't to wavy, but it's also not too straight. You might even say -- it's just right.
Goldilocks is the perfect way to describe this refined cut. No matter what way you cut it, any bear would give up his porridge for a ravishing beauty with such striking features, whether Mama bear likes it or not.
Strawberry blonde Smurfette
This cut is as easy as it looks. It's the style that is nearly impossible to pull off. The sweeping "Smurfette" look requires full body at shoulder length. The great part about this hairstyle is how low maintenance it is. If you decide to get it, all you will have to do is blowdry, brush, and go.
Short and spiky and bursting with color
The stylist loved this cut so much she signed the customer's head. No -- not really. She did watermark it, however, which is a strong show of pride in a fierce Instagram world.
The cut itself isn't exactly spectacular. It's a standard military-style spike. What is impressive, however, is the color. From deep auburn roots to strawberry blonde tips, this woman's head is a masterpiece of balayage. Not every woman has what it takes to wear a style this bold. It is, without a doubt, magnificent.
The highlighted strawberry bob
Bobs are sexy. There are no two ways about it. Bobs show off a woman's best features without taking away from the style and grace of a great cut. This bob starts with a stunning strawberry blond, highlighted to perfection. Perfectly highlighted strawberry blonde hair plus a great bob equals a happy head. You can't see it, but you just know that underneath that shimmering exterior shell of ginger bob is a smile from ear to ear.
If Emma Stone Was A Strawberry Blonde
Emma Stone is the first image that comes up on Google when you search the term "redhead." She is iconic. Her hair, always sculpted and refined, is best known for straight bangs over her smoldering eyes.
This young woman, who has managed to capture the spirit of Emma Stone with her dark brows, unforgettable eyes, and smoking hot red lipstick, takes this look to the next level.
The Best Of The Best
These five hairstyles, in no particular order, win the internet for the five best, most creative styles and coloring.
The rose gold strawberry bob
Take elegance and grace and combine them with the perfect color and you have the rose gold strawberry bob. Blushy rose topped blonde creates a strawberry effect that is both remarkably light and unforgettably gorgeous.
Bobs are the perfect cut for warm weather. This color screams summer fun.
The strawberry pixie
Pixie cuts have been popular with women since Demi Moore donned one in Ghost, one of the greatest love stories of all time. Wearing a pixie isn't guaranteed to land you your own Patrick Swayze, although wearing one in this riveting color will increase your chances.
A modern-day pixie with the softest pink highlights will definitely change the way you see yourself in the mirror. Pretty pink pixies are few and far between. Wearing one puts you in a hairstyle class all your own.
Check out the amazing strawberry hue on this base of shortcake blonde. No cartoon character can ever compare, no matter how rosy her cheeks or gigantic her hat. This strawberry shortcake is the real thing, with soft, luxurious curls perfect for this strawberry balayage.
This cut and color are perfect for each other. The woman lucky enough to wear it looks like a sunrise on a beach in Maui. It is truly stunning.
Strawberry on burgundy ombre
Ombre is all too often mistaken for an extreme version of balayage. Balayage is layered colors that can change the hue of entire sections of a hairstyle. That's not an ombre. A true ombre changes from one color to another.
This ombre, from gorgeous strawberry blonde to a deep burgundy with violet highlights, is one of the most colorful imaginable. Pulling it off takes a certain attitude that says "I'm not afraid to be me."
Strawberry Blonde Hair For The Win
Regardless of your feelings about the individual hairstyles, you still have to admit: strawberry blonde is a serious contender. When you share company with the likes of Kelly Preston, Mena Suvari, and Sophie Turner, it's time to bring your A game.
Worry not, fine ginger, for your supple strawberry locks will serve you well. Wear them with pride -- and a little bit of sass.