Glamour September 15, 2021



Sugar Blonde Hair Is the Sweetest Shade for Transitioning From Summer to Fall

Sugar blonde fall is here. 

Blondes, pay attention: Sugar blonde hair is the summer-to-fall transitional color you need right now. 

Although it's not the holiday season yet, it will be in the blink of an eye, so visions of sugar blonde are dancing through our heads. While we wait for The Princess Switch 3, starring three Vanessa Hudgenses, to drop on Netflix in our cozy knits, sugar blonde hair is the perfect way to cool down your blonde for the fall and winter months—without getting rid of the blonde you worked so hard to maintain all summer. 

“This beautiful blonde carries from summer to fall,” says Karissa Shaudt, colorist at Maxine Salon. “Keep the face-framing fresh and bright while adding fine lowlights throughout the nape. These lowlights will add dimension back into the hair from hair that’s been overexposed from summer sun. This shade works great on natural blondes. Be sure to use a blue shampoo to keep this bright blonde maintained.”

Sugar blonde hair is the best, sweetest way to embrace what you had all summer but in a way that suits the current season. The bright face-framing will also accentuate your favorite features, whether it's your eyes, cheekbones, lips, or brows. And the sugar blonde lowlights will add some volume.

Curating our transitional wardrobes is already hard enough. What do you wear when it's 50 degrees in the morning but 80 degrees by lunchtime, anyway? We ask this every year, and we still haven't quite figured it out, so the last thing we need to think about is how to transition our hair color. Bright but cool, sugar blonde goes with all the muted tones synonymous with autumn. It will pop against a fall foliage Instagram opportunity, but it will also let the bold, bright colors that are on trend this upcoming season sing.