Behind Every Gorgeous Blonde Is A Skilled Hair Colorist
It’s the start of a new year and you are “dyeing” to go blonde! Here are some things you should consider.
Behind every gorgeous blonde is a skilled hair colorist! Unfortunately, there is no easy or quick way of going from brunette to blonde it’s no easy task! Things you need to take into consideration when going from brunette to blonde is the upkeep, maintenance and budget(going and staying blonde will require some budgeting ). Having a consultation with your stylist so that they can access your hair is imperative to ensure the outcome and maintaining expectations.
You will need to have a clear idea of what color and tone of blonde you are hoping to achieve. The terms cool, warm or ash can be lost in translation so pictures are always best; a photo leaves little room for misinterpretation. But remember not all pictures are as they appear; a lot of the images we see today on Pinterest and Instagram are filtered. Be prepared to ask questions and willing to accept the answer.
Stylists are constantly asked if you can go from brunette to blonde in just one salon appointment. While there are always exceptions, the answer is often NO! Unfortunately, there is no way to go from brunette to platinum overnight. Ask your stylist, what can realistically be done in one day and depending on how dark your hair is and how much you want to lighten it, be prepared for it to take several appointments to reach your desired shade.
Everyone’s hair is on scale from dark to light, with level 1 being the darkest black to level 10 being the palest blonde, of which have varying shades and tones. Your stylist will most likely tell you that when choosing the level you want to achieve that it’s better to go lighter in stages in order to maintain the integrity of your hair
The most common way to go from brown hair to blonde is to do a double-process, which involves stripping your base or natural color before toning it to your desired shade. Other ways to go blonde involve getting partial or full highlights, balayage or ombré, all of which use bleach to lighten up darker strands, but rather than being applied all over your head from root to tip, it’s only applied to certain sections of your hair.
Ask your stylist, what can realistically be done in one dayand depending on how dark your hair is and how much you want to lighten it, be prepared for it to take several appointments to reach your desired shade. Your stylist will most likely recommend going lighter in a few stages to maintain the health of your hair rather than to blast it with bleach all at once. Your hair stylist will help you develop a “hair color plan”!
To maintain your blonde, your stylist will most likely recommend for you to use a blue based shampoo if your hair is brassy and purple shampoo if your hair is yellow- (BLUE CANCELS ORANGE AND PURPLE CANCELS YELLOW!) for your home care.
In addition, toners in between colors, will also help combat brassiness. A toner is a translucent deposit of color that contains just enough pigment to correct unwanted yellow, orange or red tones and enhances the shine.
We require our clients to always use Olaplex treatments when doing big color changes to help keep the internal bonds of the hair strong.
Proper maintenance, good at home care, your commitment for regular touch ups every 6 to 8 weeks and staying consistent with your stylist will help you reach your hair goals. Remember big hair changes happen over time and multiple appointments. Good hair doesn’t happen in one appointment, it takes time and a plan. Patience and trusting your stylist is key!