Hot off the trail of expensive blonde, nectar blonde is a dreamy, creamy shade that strikes the perfect balance between brightness and believability. It has all the boldness of platinum but is updated with softer, warmer tones, making it way easier to pull off—and maintain.
“Nectar blonde looks luxurious, golden and warm,” Tom Smith, celebrity hairstylist and Evo creative director, tells Glamour. “The key here is to lighten the hair’s base color to a dark golden blonde, adding warm vanilla cream highlights through the layers and to the face frame area.”
To get the shade, Smith suggests asking for your beige or golden-blonde base, with hand-painted highlights that are a little chunkier than you might typically go for. “This color works best for those with medium to fair natural hair, as very dark bases tend to have more orange undertones to fight against,” he says. “Don’t use a purple shampoo with this color. Instead, enhance warmth and richness using products with beige and golden tones, such as Evo Fabuloso Beige.”
While the color pops plenty on its own, Smith likes to pair it with what he calls fluffy hair to really show off the dimension. Plus, the shade really nails that whole ’90s supermodel vibe—think Claudia Schiffer—making it the perfect compliment to a big, bouncy blowout.