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The objective: finding a Blonde that floats your boat. They’re more diverse than a Blonde joke gives them credit for.
Photo: Tumblr The objective: finding a Blonde that floats your boat. They’re more diverse than a Blonde joke gives them credit for and finding the Colour that works for you can be deceptively hard. So if you’re looking to add a spark into your Colour but can’t decide which bar door you want to open, maybe this will give you some guidance. Photo: Tumblr Option 1 Option 1 calls for a full head of Platinum Blonde - just one solid Colour, no Highlights. It’s drastic, its modern, it's edgy. Because there are no Highlights or Lowlights, we rely on the Colour’s reflect for dimensions, so we head for the High Lift Blonde range with their variety of Cool reflects. What’s to know?One Colour wonder. May need extra Toning. Can be high maintenance, as it will show your Regrowth a lot quicker than other styles. However, as you are only using one Colour, it is an easy application. Use these Products: High Lift Blonde and 40 Volume Developer. Photo: Tumblr Option 2 You know when you want a Colour that looks like you haven’t actually Coloured your Hair, yeah this is it. It’s a genuine, down to earth tone that truly can be mistaken for your own Colour. Like the Platinum Blonde option above, we stick with one Colour. Although this time we choose a Natural Colour as we don’t need reflects, hopefully, they can Naturally be added after some time in the sun. What's to know?One Colour wonder. Low maintenance Colour. Its Natural look disguises regrowth well. Use these Products: 7 Medium Blonde or 8 Light Blonde and 30 Volume Developer. Photo: Tumblr Option 3 Possibly the lowest maintenance Colour to exist, nothing compares to the Balayage / Bronde effect of Natural Colour at the roots and Highlights through the ends. It's fun, gives the Hair great energy and the staggered Highlights makes an easy to keep Colour. Plus this style is so achievable for beginners and a great way to get acquainted with Highlights. What's to know?Stick with your Natural Colour at the roots and simply paint Highlights around your face and ends of your Hair with a Lighter Colour. Choose a Blonde 2 shades Lighter for contrast. Start the Highlights at least 3 - 4 centimetres from the scalp, keeping them thin and staggering them throughout your Hair.Low maintenance Colour. Your Regrowth is a part of the Colour. Use these Products: 9 Very Light Blonde for a Lighter Highlight. 7.3 Golden Blonde for a more Bronzed Highlight.
Basically, it all comes down to your skins Undertones. Thanks mum and dad!
Photo: Tumblr Have you ever fallen so in love with someone else’s Hair Colour that you must have it? Yet despite all your google image searching, you look into the mirror after your copying attempt and stare back at a person that doesn’t resemble you or the person you wanted to be? Enter tears, regret, remorse and then comes the anger. Where did it go wrong? Why does it look so good on them, but terrible on me? Basically, it all comes down to your skins Undertones, also known as another reason to thank or blame your parents for your predetermined gene pool decision of whether or not you will suit this season's latest Colour. Because we like to keep things simple, we stick to 2 types of Undertones: Cool and Warm. It’s easy to determine which Undertone you are, by inspecting the inside of your wrist area where your veins are. Your veins and skin in that area hold all the answers. *Picks up wrist, turns it over* Once you establish which Undertone group you fall into, you’ll soon discover what Colours are best and worst for your complexion and what can really take your Hair to the next level. Photo: Tumblr Cool Undertones Cool Undertones need Colours that are flatter to enhance the complexion. They do not need to rely on Colours with huge reflects and depth. Characteristics: Veins in the wrist are Blue or Purple. Skin has a Pink, Red or Blue tinge. In the sun, skin looks Blue-ish.Find Blue clothing is more flattering. Avoid: Golden, Bronzed, Orange, Copper and Auburn Colours. Choose: Ash, Cool Naturals, Burgundy, Violet, Mahogany or Blue Black Colours. Tip: Platinum Blondes are a great Blonde choice as well as Natural, Ashier Blonde Tones if you are looking for a Colour that isn’t so light. Avoid Auburn, Brassy Brunette hues as they will zap your complexion. Choose Natural Browns or Brunettes with Mahogany, Plum hues. Try 5 Light Brown Shop Now 5.52 Deep Chocolate Plum Shop Now 9.1 Light Ash Blonde Shop Now 10.2 Very Light Beige Blonde Shop Now Photo: Tumblr Warm Undertones Warm Undertones crave Depth and Warmth, and flourish with multi-dimensional Colours. Reflect’s and strong hues are their best friend. Characteristics:Veins in the wrist are Green or Olive. Skin has a Yellow, Gold or peach tinge. In the sun, skin looks Yellowish.Red and Orange clothing is more flattering. Avoid: Cool Tones, especially Ash or Silver Colours. Choose: Warm Naturals, Strawberry Blondes, Golden, Bronzed and Copper hues. Rich Reds. Tip: Avoid Cool Tones, as they can give skin a Red complexion. Use Beige for the best option for contrasting Highlights. Choose sun-kissed Colours that bring Warmth into the Hair as Warm Undertones love Colours with energy. Avoid Cool Browns and opt for richer, Chocolate Browns. Try 5.53 Chocolate Brown Shop Now 5.64 Dark Red Copper Shop Now 8.44 Intense Copper Blonde BUY NOW 9 VERY LIGHT BLONDE BUY NOW If your veins are Blue and Green and you feel you fall into both these categories, then you most likely have a Neutral undertone. This means you get to enjoy the best of both worlds! Make the most of it by choosing Colours that are Warm and Cool Undertones.
Going Dark can be like going for cocktails; have too many on an empty stomach and it can all turn pear shaped. It’s the same for Brunettes. Kind of.
Photo: Tumblr Going Dark can be like going for cocktails; have too many on an empty stomach and it can all turn pear shaped. It’s the same for Brunettes. Kind of. See, if your Hair is a Light Blonde (empty stomach) and you Colour with a Brunette (cocktail) you can end up with a Colour that is not as you expected (pear shaped). If you’re a Dark Blonde or Darker, you can Colour as normal. But if you are a Light Blonde or Lighter (a 7 Medium Blonde or Lighter) you will need to fill in your Colour, before becoming a Brunette. Why? Because Lightened Hair has been stripped of its Natural pigments, and are missing Orange, Golden and/or Red Tones that are key for Brunettes to build off. So if you don’t fill your Colour in, it can end up looking Green and uneven, especially compared to your regrowth. Consider the fill in Colour your base. It’s used to pump those Orange, Golden and Red Tones back into your Hair, so your Brunette can grab onto the filled Hair and build on it. This helps bring Warmth and Depth back into your Hair, for a brilliant and even Brunette Colour. So how do I fill in a Colour? In 3 steps. Step 1. Decide the Brunette Colour you want to be. Step 2. We need to choose a fill in Colour. This is a Warm Colour, that is 1-2 shades Lighter than your desired Brunette. Step 3. Once you have Coloured with your fill in Colour. You can finish your Hair with your final Brunette Colour choice. But wait, don’t go stressing that you will be stuck with a Warm Brunette because of the fill in Colour. We just need to fill in the Hair first, then you can go onto your Natural or Cooler Colour choice. Alternatively, you can still stay with a rich, Warmer Brunette by keeping with a Warm Brunette. Take this example. Let’s say your current Colour is 9 Very Light Blonde and you want to be a rich Chocolate, like 5.53 Chocolate Brown. We can use a 7.3 Golden Blonde or 7.53 Chocolate Blonde as a fill in Colour to build off. Use it with a No Lift Developer and apply to your Lightened Hair. Once you have Coloured, try and leave your Hair a day or so, to allow the Colour to settle. Then, we can move onto your Brunette Colour, 5.53. First, we’ll talk about your Developer choice. If your Natural Regrowth Colour is Lighter than your desired Brunette Colour, use a No Lift Developer. If your Natural Regrowth Colour is Darker than your desired Brunette Colour, use a 20 Volume Developer. When applying your Colour, start at the back of your head working forward, leaving the Hair around your face / Hairline til last. Then you're done! Now that cocktail analogy makes a little more sense, doesn't it.