With summertime around the corner, it’s no wonder that I’m getting more and more request to turn people into blonde bombshells. Whether it’s a couple of highlights, a honey-do, or the big P(latinum) – everyone is trying to lighten up!
One of the big questions I get asked is “what color blonde is right for me”. The answer to that really depends. If you’re going for a more natural look, then I factor in your skin tone + eye color (more on that below). But if you’re wanting to go for a drastic change-up in the form of white-blonde/silver, the main thing I consider is if you’ll be able to follow the maintenance plan that bleaching your head to the whitest form of white entails.
What to Consider
If you’re going for a natural looking blonde, the first thing you should do is to consider your skin tone. If you’ve got a darker or yellow skin, you’ll want to go the route of honey-carmel. If you’re a pale or rosey-skinned lady, opt for a more ashy tone.
Next, you’ll want to think about what sort of level of maintenance you can commit to. An all over color-change, especially in the platinum department is going to require a lot of upkeep + monthly visits to your salon. Having perfect blonde hair can be quite the investment, both financially and time wise.
A good alternative is getting balayage ombre or highlights. This adds blonde to your hair, but grows out looking natural.
The best way to find a blonde that suits you is to find a model or actress that has a similar skin tone/eye color to yours and seeing what sort of blonde works on them. Bring a photo or two to your colorist to make sure they’re on the same page as you!
Now that you’ve achieved your perfect blonde, it’s ALL ABOUT MAINTENANCE. Check out this video on keeping your hair brass free:
Make sure you use a really good shampoo and conditioner- ESPECIALLY conditioner. The last thing you want is for your hair to dry out and look like straw. I like to do a hydrating hair mask 1-2 times a week + I swear by this leave-in conditioner.
Also, make sure you are using the right kind of toner for your blonde– it’s so vital!
What’s your perfect shade of blonde? Who’s hair are you currently loving? Have you had an experience going blonde before?