Golden Locks: A Guide To Getting Sunkissed Hair

Apr 22, 2024

Golden Locks: A Guide To Getting Sunkissed Hair This Summer

Are you longing for that effortless, sunkissed glow in your hair? Whether you prefer a natural approach or seek the expertise of a salon, achieving sun-kissed hair is within reach. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore both methods, including product recommendations for natural sun exposure. Get ready to embrace the warmth of the sun and the radiance it can bring to your locks!

DIY Sun-Kissed Hair

Harnessing the power of the sun to lighten your hair is not only cost-effective but also can result in beautifully subtle highlights. Here's how to do it:

Lemon Juice

- Mix freshly squeezed lemon juice with water in a spray bottle.
- Spritz the mixture onto your hair, focusing on areas where the sun would naturally hit.
- Sit in the sun for 30-60 minutes, allowing the lemon juice to react with your hair's melanin and lighten it.
- Rinse your hair thoroughly afterward to prevent dryness.
- Apply an argan oil or hair mask to moisturize to your hair

Honey and Cinnamon Mask

- Combine honey and cinnamon in a bowl to form a thick paste.
- Apply the mixture evenly to damp hair.
- Spend time in the sun for about an hour to let the natural bleaching properties of honey work their magic.
- Rinse your hair well and enjoy the subtle golden highlights.
- Apply a repair mask or moisture hydrate spray to keep your locks shiny and hydrated

Not a DIYer?

Here are some product recommendations you can buy in-store or online for some beautiful, natural sunkissed highlights!


This is a brand that sells all natural hair lighteners for a healthier way to lighten your hair. They have a formula made for light colored hair and one for dark colored hair as well so anyone can use their products and achieve a beautiful sun kissed look. 


SunBum also has a hair lightening spray that is made to lighten and brighten blond hair. This is a great product that will protect your hair but also further lighten your light colored hair for a gorgeous and healthy sunkissed glow!

Salon Techniques

If you prefer a professional touch or desire more dramatic results, visiting a salon is the way to go. Here are some popular salon techniques for achieving sun-kissed hair:


Balayage involves hand-painting highlights onto sections of your hair, creating a natural, sun-kissed effect. Consult with your stylist to determine the placement and intensity of the highlights for a customized look. We recommend bringing pictures to help explain exactly what you are looking for!

Foil Highlights

Foil highlights offer more precision and control compared to balayage. Your stylist will section your hair and apply lightener before wrapping each section in foil to achieve desired lightness.

Color Ombre

Ombre creates a gradual transition from darker roots to lighter ends, mimicking the natural sun-lightened effect. Work with your stylist to choose complementary shades for a seamless blend.
Whether you opt for a DIY approach or seek the expertise of a salon, achieving sun-kissed hair is an attainable goal. Embrace the warmth of the sun or entrust your hair to a skilled stylist to unveil the radiant, effortless beauty of the sun kissed look. With the right techniques and products, you can enjoy luminous, golden hair all year round.

Need a Salon Appointment?

You can schedule an appointment with one of our hair professionals at the Lauren Ashtyn Collection Salon online or by calling 1-864-641-0751 ext. 1. 
We hope to see you soon love!