I Got Hailey Bieber's "Smoky Blonde" Hair Colour For Winter — and I'm Never Looking Back
- The "smoky blonde" hair colour mixes cool blonde tones with a brunette base.
- The colour has recently been seen on celebs like Hailey Bieber and Beyoncé.
- This shade of blonde is great for transitioning from summer to winter.
Being blonde has been a major part of my identity my entire life. I was one of those children who was a true "toehead" — totally platinum, white-blonde — and I stayed that way until about the age of 14. As I got older, more dirty blonde and brunette shades started to take over and I found myself in the salon every few weeks trying to highlight the brown away. Talk about high maintenance (for me and my wallet).
As I've gotten older and hopefully wiser, I've started to see the beauty in a more low-maintenance style — one that embraces my warm brunette base. So when I saw the smoky-blonde hair colour trend starting to pop up on celebs — an ashy, monotone shade that was most recently seen on Hailey Bieber — I immediately gravitated toward the lived-in, natural-looking style.
So what is smoky blonde, and what sets it apart from other blonde shades? I turned to celebrity colourist Johnny Ramirez, owner of Ramirez-Tran Salon in Beverly Hills as well as the newly-opened Ollin Salon in Miami, to break it down and give me a revamped look for winter.