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Best blonde tones for spring

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

Go blonde for spring

Want to lighten your look for spring? Shake off the winter blahs and treat yourself to a sunny new hair color. Here's your guide to the hottest ways to go blonde this season. Let the fun begin!

Platinum

If you're going to go blonde, go all the way with platinum. Keep in mind, this ultra-light blonde shade requires the most maintenance, but it also gives you a surfer girl look that is sure to draw maximum attention. Bright blonde and platinum shades look best on fair-skinned women.

Platinum blondes we love:

Strawberry blonde

Michelle Williams kicked off 2012 by showing up at the Palm Springs Film Festival Awards sporting a new strawberry blonde color on her pixie cut. If you also want a sassy blonde shade to complement your pale skin tone, strawberry blonde is a great choice.

Strawberry blondes we love:

Honey blonde

Showcase your natural beauty with a honey blonde 'do. Multi-colored highlights in a range of honey blonde shades give a beautiful and natural look to pixie cuts and long, flowing hairstyles. Honey blonde shades are particularly stunning on women with medium skin tones.

Honey blondes we love:

Blonde highlights

If you want a natural, sun-kissed hair color to match your bronze skin, go for blonde highlights. Highlights add depth and interest, and that California girl look is perfect for spring. Talk to your colorist about the popular new balayage technique, which involves painted-on highlights in place of traditional foils.

Blonde highlights we love:

Dark blonde

If your skin tone is dark, and your hair is naturally brunette, lighten things up with a dark blonde shade. Sometimes called "bronde," a cross between light brown and dark blonde will give you a sunny update that won't look like a mis-match with darker-toned skin.

Dark blondes we love:

More blonde hair inspiration

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10 Things you should know before going blonde
Tips for going from brunette to blonde

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