51 Best Blonde Hairstyles for Men to Try

Men’s blonde hairstyles run the gamut from natural-looking to pale platinum. That, in fact, is the current trend, in no small thanks to dudes like Justin Bieber and the kid from “13 Reasons Why”—although we’re compelled to point out that Eminem did it first (and best). Staying on-trend today requires much more than an economy-sized bottle of peroxide, however.

To avoid that horrific brassy blonde shade and to steer clear from the greenish hue indicative of a bad bleach job, you’ll fare far better if you take your blonde ambition to a stylist with skills to pay the bills when it comes to lightening locks. Then you’re free to find the perfect blonde hairstyle for you.

 

How To Dye Hair Blonde for Men

While there are several ways to dye your hair blonde, the safest way that you can do it yourself is with a box kit.

Step One: Buy the Right Dye

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Blonde hair comes in more than one shade. Ensure that the box that you buy is the correct shade of blonde. Also, look at the chart on the side of the box to find out how the dye will interact with your natural shade.

Men with naturally black hair will not have the same results as men with light brown hair.

 

Step Two: Mix the Ingredients

Boxed hair dye usually has a dye and a developer. If you’re bleaching your hair blonde, the dye is often a powder you mix with the liquid developer. However, sometimes both are liquids.

 

Step Three: Apply the Dye

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Take your mixed dye and place it liberally onto your hair. Start at the roots, and work your way out to the tips.

Safety Tip: Ensure you’re wearing gloves when applying the dye. The solution can irritate the skin if you don’t properly protect yourself.

 

Step Four: Wait

Follow the recommended amount of time the box says you should wait before washing your hair. It should take at least 10 minutes but should never take more than 45 minutes.

 

Step Five: Wash Your Hair

When your hair is the shade that you want, wash the dye from your hair. Make sure you rinse your hair until the water runs clear, and apply plenty of conditioner.

 

Step Six: Touchups

If your hair turns out exactly how you want it on the first try, congratulations! You’re done. However, if your hair still has a brown or orange hue, wait one week before redying the hair. During the week of rest, deep condition your hair at least twice to prevent damage.

 

Watch Following DIY Tutorial for Men to Learn How to Dye Hair Blonde

 

Attractive Blonde Hairstyles for Men

The shape of your face, skin tone, eye color, and natural hair color all play essential parts in picking out which blonde hue and which haircut is the most flattering. For you, that might be an ash blonde flow cut, a platinum undercut, or a strawberry blonde pompadour.

Who knows? You won’t find out unless you try, and that means opening up your mind to the possibilities of bleach and a pair of scissors. Here are top 51 blonde hairstyle ideas for men you can try the next time.

 

Men’s Blonde Hairstyles: Short

1. Dirty Blonde Comb over

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Best on neutral skin with pink undertones, your short dark blonde hair for men can be adjusted to work with your precise skin tone. This casual comb over is ideal for the workplace and casual hangouts alike. The height and depth of the swoop can be adjusted for all face shapes. 

Ideal for: all face shapes 

How To Style: If your hair is naturally straight, you may not need a blowdryer. Start the swoop high in the left or right corner of your forehead and work a lightweight pomade into hair using a wide tooth comb. 

 

2. Caramel Quiff

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Finding the ideal short blonde hair for Asian guys comes down to working with texture that is typically naturally straight. A cool, off-center quiff allows you to incorporate gritty texture, while light caramel highlights contrast perfectly with warm, olive skin tones. 

Ideal for: heart-shaped, round, and oval face shapes 

How to Style: You’ll probably need a blow dryer for this style, especially if your hair is straight and fine. Texturizing mousse adds necessary grip so the quiff can be worked into a natural, wind-swept style. 

 

3. Ombre Fade 

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This men’s short dirty blonde hair look is all about the dimension that comes with ombre style that lightens your hair a few inches out from the scalp. It can be done on all hair types, but looks best on thick or textured locks. 

Ideal for: thick hair, all face shapes 

How to Style: To create this relaxed quiff style, hair should be cut short on the parted side of the head. Use a blow dryer to create the swooping motion with the hair over the forehead. Secure with spray or your favorite pomade. 

 

4. High and Tight Natural Hair  

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Any black guy with short blonde hair should be mindful of finding that perfect sunny hue to work with your skin tone. A high faded square-shaped peroxide look adds essential definition to a rounder jawline. 

Ideal for: natural hair, oval and round face shapes 

How to Style: Be sure to properly hydrate natural hair and use a detangling comb to work those locks upwards. Softer textures should use a lightweight gel to create height and firmly hold hair in place. 

 

5. Simple Straight Style 

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Typically, short ash blonde hair for men works wonders on skin with pink and red undertones. An ash toner can be applied to every style of hair out there. This simple look is great for straight hair because side bangs add interest where texture is lacking. 

Ideal for: oval and round face shapes

How to Style: Ideal for the minimalist guy out there, this look requires little to no styling, just a quick tousle with your hand and perhaps a few strokes with a fine-toothed comb. 

 

6. Creamy Platinum Combover

short platinum blonde hair for men

Anyone who wants to look every inch like a classic cool guy should go for the sleek and sexy combover. And for those with fair skin, creamy platinum is the hair color for you. It’s not too yellow or too white/ gray, making it a perfectly balanced creamy blonde shade for cooler skin tones. 

Ideal For: All face shapes

How to Style: Use your fingers to create a wavy texture and secure the combover in place with either hairspray or wax. 

 

7. Ash Blonde Classic Crew Cut

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If you want a simple and clean yet cool and classy hairstyle, the classic crew cut is a foolproof option. The haircut features longer hair on the top and shorter hair at the sides and backs that gradually tapers down in the ear area. 

Ideal For: Oval and diamond face shapes

How to Style: The hairstyle requires zero to minimal styling. Just blow or air dry and you’re good to go. 

 

8. Caramel Blonde Highlights

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Soft waves create a charming touch to the classy and sophisticated pompadour hairstyle. Just a heads up, though, you can only achieve this hairstyle if you have naturally wavy hair. 

Ideal For: Diamond, round, triangle, and oval face shapes

How to Style: Apply texturing sea salt spray to pump up the volume, blow dry the hair while brushing it upwards, then seal the hairstyle with a pomade or putty. 

 

9. Dark Golden Blonde 

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If you have beautiful golden blonde hair, keep your hair short and simple. Let your curls run wild and your gorgeous hair color shine through. 

Ideal For: All face shapes

How to Style: Apply curl-defining products and brush hair with a wide-toothed comb. 

 

10. Soft Side Part

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With a soft side part, you get to keep hair away from your face in the sexiest way possible. This simple hairstyle highlights your beautiful jawline and amazing cheekbones.

Ideal For: Square, oval, and triangle face shapes

How to Style: Use your fingers to move your hair to the side and create a less-defined parting. 

 

11. Dyed Top High Curls + Fade

Dyeing your high-top curls blonde allows you to highlight and showcase your curls at their finest glory. On the other hand, adding a fade keeps the hairstyle more structured and balanced. 

Ideal For: All face shapes, curly hair

How to Style: Use gel or any curl-defining cream to keep your curls on point. 

 

12. Tapered Buzz Cut + Shaved Line 

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As compared to the classic buzz cut, this tapered buzz has a longer hair on top and slight tapering on the sides. Add in a shaved line and a neatly trimmed beard and you got the ultimate clean cut with a rugged touch. 

Ideal For: All face shapes, especially round face

How to Style: No maintenance or styling is needed. 

 

13. Mohawk Undercut

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Instagram / embreshair

A wider mohawk combined with an undercut delivers a unique and eye-catching style that will surely make you stand out. Dyeing your hair a cool shade of platinum blonde will make you the center of everyone’s attention. 

Ideal For: Square face shapes

How to Style: Create the short and tiny spikes by using the thin handle of your comb and use your fingers to apply hair mousse. 

 

14. Rounded High Top Curls

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For men with short and thin curls, one of the best hairstyles is the rounded high-top curls. The rounded top gives your hair the perfect structure without requiring too much volume or thickness. 

Ideal For: Oval face shapes

How to Style: Run your fingers through your hair upwards. Apply hairspray to maintain the round hair structure. 

 

15. Classic Fohawk

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For a subtle look, go for the fohawk or faux hawk. This version also has a long midline portion but the hair at the sides is kept longer than that of the traditional mohawk.

Ideal For: Heart or Oval face shapes

How to Style: Bring your hair to the middle then brush it upwards. Apply hairspray to seal the design.

 

16. Blonde Highlights with Skin Fade

short blonde hair with skin fade

This textured crop is a great way to add interest and drama to men’s straight blonde hair – and this style is taken up a notch by some clever layering and color choices.

Ideal for: Oval, square, oblong and triangle faces.

How to Style: Once cut, this style will take very little daily maintenance. Run some wax through the lengths of the hair and tease into position with your fingers.

 

17. Quiffed Crop

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The quiff continues to be a very popular hairstyle and this is a modern and stylish take on the 1950’s masterpiece.

Ideal for: Oval, square, oblong and triangle faces.

How to Style: The quiff is all about volume and this is enhanced by upping the blonde a few more shades around the forehead to add definition within the quiffed portion.

The choppy cropped sides are a great way to show off the texture and color. This blonde hairstyle for guys can be easily maintained every day with some strong hold wax or hairspray.

 

18. Blonde Bangs

blonde hair with bangs for guys

These tousled bangs and beautiful blonde tones make for a perfect combination for men– and let’s not forget about that hyper-fashionable hair accessory!

Ideal for: Oval, diamond and heart-shaped faces.

How to Style: Whatever shade of blonde you choose for your hair, colored hair paired with bangs can make for a great look. By keeping the sides and the back of the hair shorter and in a marginally darker blonde hue, it creates a great contrast with the lengthier portion of the hair.

 

19. Fierce Faux Hawk

men's blonde hairstyle with faux hawk

If you are after volume and drama in your style, then pairing an undercut with sky-high tresses is a sure bet. Matching this look with a smart color choice can, however, take this short blonde style to another level.          

Ideal for: Oval, square, oblong and triangle faces.

How to Style: This harsh cut is matched with a warming blonde tone which makes for a dynamic style. By starkly shaving the hair up as far as the temples and then graduating the cut, it allows for, not only the cut, but the color to stand out.

 

20. Frosty Follicles

short ash blonde hair for men

This is a deliberately jarring color choice that pairs well with the marginally darker back and sides, dark facial hair and peroxide top.

Ideal for: Oval, square, oblong and triangle faces.

How to Style: This is definitely one to speak to your colorist about as hyper white-blonde icy tones such as this can be difficult to achieve. You will also need to fade the color into the beard along the sideburns. Make sure you use a purple toning shampoo to avoid yellowing and brassiness.

 

Men’s Blonde Hairstyles: Mid-Length

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medium blonde mullet for men

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26. Heavenly Highlights

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Adding simple highlights through the length of the hair is a fast and easy way to pimp up any hairdo.

Ideal for: Oval, diamond and heart-shaped faces.

How to Style: The key to this look is keeping it natural and that is with the color choice and style too. Warming blonde tones are dotted throughout the hair which is worn naturally kinky and tousled.

 

27. Trendy Tones

This mid-length blonde hairstyle is highly idiosyncratic and unique but if you are after something daring and eccentric then look no further.

Ideal for: Oval, square, oblong and triangle faces.

How to Style: The naturally dark roots are graduated into that ice-white color making for a jarring yet very contemporary look. Pieces of the hair are backcombed at the roots and set with strong hold spray to create that vertiginous style.

 

28. Vintage Vibes

medium blonde hairstyles for guys

This blonde haircut is all about those vintage vibes with the nod to the 1950s ducktail but is brought fully up to date with that modern color choice!

Ideal for: Oblong, heart, diamond, and triangle shaped faces.

How to Style: This is a less coiffed and neat version of the classic ducktail, with the sides of the style being cropped short and left unkempt. Tease the sides and top of the hair up and forward using a wax or pomade.

The bangs are then nurtured into that classic ducktail swirl. The ice-blonde bangs make for a very dynamic statement ‘do.

 

29. Pixie Crop

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This pixie-style crop is not a common look on a fella but definitely is a stylish and modern trend that we will likely be seeing a lot of.

Ideal for: Side parts are great for heart, diamond, triangle, and oblong faces.

How to Style: By keeping the back and sides of the hair short and layered, the feature piece of the hair is that perfectly dyed and tousled side fringe. This style needs very little daily effort – just use your fingers to set in place with some serum.

 

30. Chic Colors

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This very chic and neat blonde bob for men is a clever way to add volume and movement to very thin straight hair.

Ideal for: Side parts are great for heart, diamond, triangle and oblong faces.

How to Style: By running warming golden colors through the tresses it adds the illusion of depth and volume to hair that is actually very thin and straight. The cropped bob really sets this style off perfectly.

 

Men’s Blonde Hairstyles: Long Hair

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long blonde dreads for men

 

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long blonde ponytail for men

 

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long messy blonde hair for men

 

37. Medium Grunge 

long platinum blonde hair for men

We can thank stars like Kurt Cobain for popularizing this look. Long platinum blonde hair for men is perfect for surfers and sporty guys who love a simple style for their straight hair. 

Ideal for: straight hair, square and oval face shapes 

How to Style: This look is all about feeling effortless, so styling should be kept to a minimum. A center part is ideal and a few simple strokes with a brush finish it off so you’re good to go! 

 

38. Dimensional Ombre 

men's long blonde ombre hair

The perfect men’s long blonde ombre hair is here! Ideal for low maintenance guys, a subtle sandy blonde ombre grows out well and looks totally natural. Try it on hair both straight and wavy. 

Ideal for: oblong, heart, square, and oval face shapes 

How to Style: This hair really embodies the bedhead aesthetic, so less is definitely more when it comes to styling. Create a center part and give hair an easy little tousle. 

 

39. Man Bun Fade 

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Clean up your men’s long blonde hair with beard with a high fade style. This will open up the appearance of your face and give that scruff a polished vibe. A low man bun is perfect for formal settings. 

Ideal for: oval, oblong, and square face shapes 

How to Style: Hair should be cut short or buzzed on each side of the head. Pull the center part of hair back into a small tear drop bun. Groom that beard and you are ready to face the day. 

 

40. Golden Curls 

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Softening up a particularly strong jaw is easy with this men’s long blonde curly hair. Cut at the midway point of the neck, this bob style uses layers to create shape and to soften the look of the face without distracting from its natural angularity. 

Ideal for: heart and square face shapes 

How to Style: This look is all about loosely defined waves, so use your favorite curl creme when hair is wet for definition and hydration. For the most natural effect, make a center part with plenty of curve. 

 

41. Edgy Side Braids 

Long braids for men with blonde hair may have a softening touch, but styled to the side on long locks gives it an edgy appeal. We love it on this natural, dark blonde hair with rich highlights. 

Ideal for: oval and square face shapes 

How to Style: First, creating height at the top of the forehead is key for a windswept feeling. Next, section off a portion of hair at the side of the head. Create a thicker, larger braid on top and a smaller braid underneath it. Add charms if you wish. 

 

42. Blonde Top Knot

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Highlights are a great way to add definition and extra style to an updo on blonde hair, especially a man bun like this.

Ideal for: Oval, diamond and heart-shaped faces.

How to Style: Long colored hair does take more effort and upkeep than short hairdos however by opting for highlights as opposed to an all over the color you can make things easier for yourself. Highlights are a great way to add definition to a style, drawing the eye away from the face, adding depth and movement.

 

43. Tousled Tresses

long blonde hairstyle for men

With the right skin tone, super blonde hair can look warming. However, be sensible in your color choice as light colors, such as this, can wash out darker complexions.

Ideal for: Side parts are great for heart, diamond, triangle and oblong faces.

How to Style: To keep this color in top condition and look natural, you will need to get your roots done every 6-8 weeks when new growth appears. Wear the style natural, altering the part to suit your face shape. Run some mouse through the hair to create that tousled vibe.

 

44. Warming Highlights

Warming highlights can look good on men and aren’t solely a hair choice for the ladies.

Ideal for: Side parts are great for the heart, diamond, triangle and oblong faces.

How to Style: The side part and layered fringe is a great way to frame a face and keep the overall length of your hair. Warm highlights can help add depth to your ‘do, especially if you have thin and straight hair like this.

 

45. Blonde Side Part

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A side part is a great way to a frame a face and creates volume to men’s long blonde hairstyle.

Ideal for: Side parts are great for the heart, diamond, triangle, and oblong faces.

How to Style: The key to this look is in the cut – the layering helps create volume around the crown of the head, with the side part and slightly layered bangs all pieced together with warm flaxen tones.

 

46. Blonde Beach Vibes

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If you like beachy vibes, then blonde is the perfect way to a sizzling style.

Ideal for: Oval, diamond and heart-shaped faces.

How to Style: This beach babe look appears very natural and that’s key to its success however this kind of blonde does take some maintenance. You will need to keep on top of those roots every 6-8 weeks and ensure that you use a purple-tone shampoo or conditioner to stop the color from becoming brassy.

 

More Amazing Blonde Hairstyles to Try This Season

47. Golden Flip

Golden color Blonde Hairstyle

The cut pictured here is the ideal blonde hairstyle for men who aren’t ready or have no desire to go the white-blonde route. The golden color is warm, and the highlights’ seamless blend looks natural. The style itself is tousled and appealing in a scruffy romantic lead kind of way.

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48. Long Blonde Lion’s Mane

Long Blonde hairstyle for men

Gentlemen, here are your hair goals. The contrast between those pale flaxen tresses and the dark facial hair is eye-catching, on-point, and just dramatic enough to earn a second, third, and probably fourth glance.

Keep in mind that if you bleach long hair, you need to take excellent care of it. Specifically, ensure that your hair remains healthy and hydrated, and indulge in a deep conditioning treatment two or three times a month.

 

49. Surfer Boy Blonde

 Blonde hairstyle for young men

RIP, Heath Ledger, but his style lives on just as much as his movies and his reputation. He’s responsible for several trendy blonde haircuts for men, including this one. Let your curls or waves hold their own. Don’t straighten them or tame them. The blonde surfer boy aesthetic is timeless—always stylish and always sexy.

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50. Pale Blonde Undercut

Mens Blonde Undercut hairstyle

Pale or platinum short blonde hair with undercuts are having a moment. As a matter of fact, they’ve been having a moment for nearly a year now, and it doesn’t look like the spotlight’s dimming anytime soon.

Some guys choose to leave their buzzed hair natural since the bleaching upkeep of short hair takes tremendous effort. Props to you if you opt for an all-over blonde aesthetic, though.

 

51. Men’s Slicked Back Undercut

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Yeah, it’s another undercut, but is it any surprise that this is one of the most popular blonde hairstyles for men right now? This one shows that you can make dark roots work to your advantage because everything about this ‘do is on-point, on-trend, and on fire.

 

FAQs

Can guys have dirty blonde hair?

Some guys have naturally dirty blonde hair, but you can choose to dye your hair dirty blonde if you don’t.

 

What are the criteria for choosing a blonde shade for guys?

Most people choose their shade of blonde based on the undertones of their skin. Fairer skin usually looks good with cool, lighter blonde shades. If you don’t have pink undertones, consider golden-blonde dye.

Darker skin tends to pair well with darker blondes shades of honey and caramel dye.

 

Is blonde a high-maintenance color for guys?

Blonde isn’t a high-maintenance color because blonde doesn’t wash out of hair like some other colors do. However, if you swim frequently, the chlorine of pool water can add a greenish tinge to your hair.

 

Give into your blonde ambition. It’s just hair, after all, and there are tons of blonde hairstyles for men who are ready to take a walk on the wild side. Have some fun with it. Brighten up your life by brightening up your locks—and if you get sick of the blonde, remember that bleached hair is oh-so-easy to dye.