So you wanna go blonde, do you? Can’t say I blame you! For years blonde has been, and still is a versatile and adored hair colour. I mean, come on, it's beautiful! However, as a brunette – or as someone with previously coloured hair- there are a few things you should consider before diving into this journey.
-Hair health > hair colour. Going blonde is a process, and if rushed or done incorrectly, the repercussions could be the heath of your hair. Trust your stylist and start slow- the results will be a beautiful transition, an attainable colour, and hair that you don’t have to cut 7 inches off of when it's done.
-Blonde is not a one shade fits all. It may take a bit of playing around with tones to find what works best for you and your skin tone, don’t be discouraged by this. Bring lots of photos to your appointment so your stylist can see what you’re liking, and never be afraid to ask us for our expert opinion. (PRO TIP: Pinterest is a great resource, but be cautious of overly edited or filtered photos- try to save photos off of the hair page your stylist has as well!)
-Being blonde is an investment. When taking someone blonde, a typical sitting can range from 2.5-4 hours or longer! There are many more materials being used (foils, bond repair products, etc.) and it is a double-process colour. Thus, it has to be charged accordingly. The best way to address concerns or get an estimate on cost is to book a consultation with your stylist ahead of time, that way you can go into your appointment confident and relaxed.
-Salon products are essential. Because when going blonde, even in the healthiest of ways, it is normal for your hair to need some TLC. Say hello to your new best friends- Olaplex, purple shampoo, and your hair mask of choice.
-Mini maintenance salon appointments go a long way. This one is for my balayage babes! Even though your hair might look fine to grow out for months on months because of that beautiful natural blend; try a tone and treatment (or trim) between the big appointments. This goes a long way in keeping your hair looking and feeling it’s absolute best.
There we have it! I hope this blog answered some of your blonding questions; and in the great words of Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, “Always trust in yourself” (and your stylist-she may have forgotten that part). But seriously, can’t wait to be in the salon again doing all the transformations and making those hair dreams come true!
Until next time!
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