More and more women are booking salon appointments, slowly inching their way toward platinum. They choose to go blonde to make themselves feel better. They want to stand out and look different. The problem is that, many of them end up looking older, dull or washed out. Why? It’s because they chose the wrong shade.
Whether you’re a blonde looking enhance your natural shade or a brunette, who wants to go blonde, the key is to find the right shade that will best suit your complexion. This blog post will help you choose the right shade for your skin tone.
The lighter your skin tone, the lighter you can go with your hair. If you have a warm skin tone, hues of honey, strawberry blonde and butterscotch will look amazing on you. Cool blonde shades look great for women with warm skin tone since those icy hues tend to neutralize the redness. Shades include champagne blonde, flaxen, ash, and platinum.
It’s also a good idea to take inspirations from celebrities with lighter locks. Reese Witherspoon and Sharon Stone, for instance, are good examples of celebrities, who look great with blonde hair.
For medium skin tones with dark eye colors, blonde with golden or honey tones are the most flattering. A honey or a caramel blonde is a good choice. Avoid going too light as it can drain your complexion.
If you want to go blonder than Mother Nature intended, we recommend leaving your dark roots intact and then add varying tones of honey highlights through the mid length of your hair.
If you have dark skin, it is likely that you have darker hair and eyes. As such, you might want to stick with darker blonde shades. Golden shades work best on warmer skin tones; while non-brassy, ashier blondes complement cool skin tones.
If you decide to make such a drastic color change, please keep in mind that the process should be done slowly, over 3 to 4 appointments