Do You Want Blonde Hair and Wondered Whether it Would Suit You?

Trends for blonde hair are changing.

We are seeing a complete transformation in looks and trends this year.

Icy tones are out and golden highlights are in!

But it isn’t always about what the hottest trend is right now. When considering whether to add blonde highlights or a full transformation there are many questions that come up.

Is your skin tone right for blonde hair?

What is the upkeep like?

Will going blonde damage your hair?

Is blonde hair right for your hair type?

Will the roots be obvious and what do you do about that? 

We have all the answers for you!

A thorough consultation for any hair change is highly recommended.

Talking through your hair type with a professional helps you to see things you wouldn’t consider naturally.

Like what would compliment your skin tone best, or how much dimension your blonde should have.

The phrase ‘blonde hair’ is also very ambiguous.

Blonde means 100 different things and can be added to almost every hairstyle.

Blonde colours and tones can be utilised in darker hair colours for dimension, just as dark blonde can be used in very light and grey hair for dimension!

The picture below depicts the main difference between golden highlights and white blonde.

We are seeing a lot more ‘low maintenance’ golden highlights coming through our salon doors.

Read on for the questions you need to consider before taking the plunge.

1. Will it suit me?

Look at some childhood photos to see if you had any natural blonde in your hair when you were young. If you did, it’s a good place to start for the tone that could suit you.

For it to look natural, you want a shade that will complement your colouring. Keep in mind that non-brassy, ashier blondes compliment cool skin tones, while golden shades work better on warmer ones.

Blonde hair can work with lots of eye colours, like a warm, natural blonde with green eyes. 

2. How committed are you to the upkeep?

Simply put, a transformation isn’t going to happen overnight. Going from sombré to baby lights to a whole head of highlights is a great way to transition. A colour change can take numerous salon visits to get your desired result.

Furthermore, ensuring your hair is healthy enough to keep going lighter and lighter is another task in itself.

Restoring, rebuilding, protein and Hydrating treatments in between each service help maintain healthy hair.

In other words, hair masks are a non-negotiable part of the process.


3. Is your hair healthy?

Colouring damaged hair is about much more than just split ends or dry hair, it can affect the colour itself and how it is absorbed by the hair.

If you have recently coloured, straightened, or permed your hair, you should always proceed with caution. But if your hair is in particularly bad shape (colour, sun, or heat damage), perhaps wait until it’s in better health to begin a blonde transformation.

We use Olaplex to help rebuild damaged hair from chemical and thermal exposure. This incredible new treatment can help rebuild hair from the inside and this makes going blonde now more possible than ever. Read all about Olaplex in a guide we put together, so you can see the amazing results.

Look at our Olaplex services HERE

4. How do you style your hair?

You’re going to need to cut back on hot styling tools as they cause internal damage that weakens the protein cross-links.

To use them wisely, keep them on a lower temperature setting and always use a heat protectant to minimise damage and keep your colour looking fresh.

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Want to discuss it with a professional?

Absolute Hair offers complimentary consultation appointments where we can dive deep into your natural hair and see what would work best for you.