20. May 2019 Lorraine

How to Choose Your Perfect Blonde Shade

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As all of you natural blondes will know, there’s not many of you around; in fact, natural blondes account for only 2% of people with blonde hair. The rest of you blonde beauties have a helping hand from the bottle.

Around one in three women dye their hair blonde, and while blonde hair looks stunning, it’s one of the most difficult hair colours to get right and maintain.

How do you know which shade of blonde is the right one for you? We’ve put together this handy guide to help you choose your perfect hue.

When choosing your perfect hair colour, you need to think about your skin tone, eye colour, and natural features.

If you have pale skin:

You should opt for ash, beige, or pearl blondes.

If you have medium to olive skin:

Caramel or golden blondes will suit you best.

If you have blue or green eyes:

If you have grey or blue eyes, lighter shades of blonde will look gorgeous, whereas green eyes beautifully match shades with a slight copper tone.

If you have brown eyes:

Caramel blondes or brondes complement brown eyes perfectly.

How to maintain blonde shades

It’s not easy, but the best thing you can do is to keep your hair in good condition by using products tailored for blonde hair. Use purple shampoos to remove unwanted yellow tones and red shampoos to give strawberry blondes a boost.

Making sense of blonde shades

If you don’t know your ash from your platinum, here’s a little guide to help you make sense of blonde shades.

Pearl blonde: This is slightly warmer than platinum though it’s still a cool shade. Think Swedish blonde.

Ash or Champagne blonde: This is a light shade of blonde with red undertones. The warmer undertones make it a better choice for warmer skin tones.

‘Bronde’ or honey blonde: This is a great choice for anyone who wants to change from brunette to blonde.

Beige blonde: This is an ashy beige colour and is a good choice for anyone who wants to go from blonde to brunette.

Golden blonde: This is a warm shade of blonde, but beware, it is prone to developing yellow tones. If this happens, silver shampoo will help neutralise any brassiness.

Strawberry blonde or copper blonde: Strawberry or copper blonde is one of the few colours that suits all skin tones.

Still confused about your perfect shade? Book in for a consultation and start your transformation!

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