In the midst of winter we look to the spring. ‘Spring 2014’ popping up in fashion, makeup, and hair. One thing you can always be sure of is that a lot of people will get ‘blonde fever’ as they dream of warmer weather.
There are a couple tidbits I share with friends/clients when the blonding season begins. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but hits the important points.
1. If your hair is anything darker than carmel, it won’t become blonde overnight. That is, of course, assuming you don’t want a pixie cut. In that case, you can be as blonde as you like on all two inches of it. 😉
Don’t set your heart on super light. It’s best to do it slowly to maintain your hair’s health.
2. Expect the initial blonde application to take a while. 2-4 hours depending of what needs to be done.
3. Blonde is high maintenance. 1/2 of your success in maintaining a beautiful blonde will be regular root touch up appointments, the other 1/2 will be the aftercare products you use at home.
Invest in good products. That way you look classy & not brassy!
4. Blonde hair will be drier, more tangled, and harder to blow dry. With blonde comes the price of damage. Treat it like a delicate fabric: careful with hot water, use good shampoo, & protect it from sun/heat.
5. Rock dirty hair. Use dry shampoo at the roots to stretch out the time in between washing so you don’t increase dry ends.
Getting blonde to look great is work, but is so worth it! When blonde’s done right you can expect to always be on trend & receive compliments.
Plus, a little lightening can soften your look up a bit as it brings light to your face. Not a bad deal for anyone who has limited time for makeup in the morning.
Bonus! Here are pictures of my client, Shannon, before and after her first blonding session. Starting out bright copper & finishing it with a soft, golden blonde ombre.