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Mushroom Blonde Color Is Our Newest Cool-Toned Obsession

Three women with different shades of mushroom blonde hair color

If you’re as obsessed with hair as we are, then you may have already heard about the mushroom brown hair trend. However, there’s a new portobello-inspired hue waiting for its time to shine—introducing mushroom blonde hair. Don’t be turned off by the idea of having your  named after a fungus—this color is nothing short of beautiful.

Whether you have dark brown hair or dirty blonde hair, this new color trend will help to spice up your look without committing to a drastic change. Keep reading to learn what mushroom blonde hair is, how to get mushroom blonde hair, and the best mushroom blonde hair ideas to try now.

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What is mushroom blonde hair and how do you get it?

Pulling inspiration from the delicious topping you add to your salads, mushroom blonde is a cool-toned, multi-dimensional hair color that is great for any time of year. Despite being inspired by the same mushroom that inspired mushroom brown hair, this hue leans more blonde and adds a bit of brightness and buoyancy to your look. If you have naturally brown strands, then you’re already halfway towards achieving mushroom blonde hair. All that’s left to do is to blend your brown hair with an icy blonde shade seamlessly. Your stylist will need to bleach your strands in order to get your desired blonde hue. It’s important to note that bleach does damage your hair; however, your stylist will work with you to help improve the look and feel of your strands. Once they’ve painted on the blonde highlights, they may go back in and add a touch of brown and gray lowlights to give extra dimension, and depth to the prominent mushroom color.

How do you maintain mushroom blonde hair?

While mushroom blonde hair does require a bit of maintenance, it’s not much more than what you’d normally do to achieve healthy hair. If you’re a natural brunette, you can expect fewer salon touch-ups and more upkeep at home. To ensure your new blonde strands remain vibrant, consider switching your current shampoo to Redken Color Extend Blondage Shampoo and Conditioner. This purple shampoo acts as a toner to help combat any brassiness and strengthen your blonde locks. If the drying effects of the bleach have your spirits low, don’t lose hope! Try adding a hair mask to your hair care routine like our all time favorite, the Kérastase Nutritive Masque Magistral Hair Mask. If you plan on heat styling your chemically-treated hair, it’s imperative to use a heat protectant like the Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique Blow Dry Primer. This polishing and nourishing milk is the ultimate high-heat protection that boasts anti-roughness and anti-dullness properties.

Who does mushroom blonde hair look best on?

When it comes to mushroom blonde hair, there is no one-shoe-fits-all shade. This trendy hue embraces versatility and customizability. Therefore, you can tailor the look to appear gorgeous on all skin tones and hair colors. Whether that means leaning browner, more blonde, or even making the blonde a warmer tone as opposed to cool—it’s all about what makes you feel the most radiant and confident.

The Best Mushroom Blonde Hair Ideas To Try Now


Wavy Mushroom Blonde

Summer’s heat gives us the perfect excuse to spend significantly less time trapped under the hot air of a dryer. Instead, use an air dry cream and hit the streets, confident in this perfectly undone style. Thanks to your soft mushroom blonde, you’ll look expensive but effortless.

Mushroom Blonde With Highlights

If you love the way classic blonde highlights brighten your face, incorporate that aesthetic into your mushroom blonde. Ask for cool blonde over an ashy dark base and watch while your stylist makes the magic happen. For even more dimensional color, try tiny highlights dispersed throughout your hair to mimic the way the sun brightens your mane when you’re outside at the beach.


Mushroom Blonde Bob

The best way to try a nude illusion hair color like mushroom blonde is on short hair (where it’s sure to make a statement). Add a flat iron wave and a spritz or two of texturizing spray (ahem, Pureology Style + Protect Wind-Tossed Texture Finishing Spray) then prepare to stun. That French-girl bob will get you absolutely everywhere.


Frosty Mushroom Blonde

Salon stylists are experts at customizing color to suit your routine exactly, which is why we’re forever recommending going to consult with them. Frosty mushroom blonde is an excellent example of customized hair color that’s designed to look a little brighter than other ashy shades. More highlights, fewer problems—that’s what we always say!

Mushroom Blonde Waves

You just handed over a chunk of your paycheck in exchange for perfect mushroom blonde hair, so—hello!—enjoy it. Our favorite way to put fresh color on display is loose waves. Take it from your favorite hair stylist: Those bends will catch the light, making your ash blonde hair look more luminous than you thought was possible.

Whether you choose mushroom blonde hair, mushroom brown hair, or any combination in between, we want to see your look! Be sure to use the hashtag #hairdotcom to tag us in your posts.

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