OK, guys and gals… Fancy living life on the bright side of the road for a while? Going a few (or multiple) shades lighter creates a whole new vibe: a great way to carry off a stunning image makeover.
But then… What about the horror stories? Hair going green, breaking, those awful brassy tones…? Such scenarios do happen, but it’s important to realize they generally occur due to failed preparation, and from rookie DIY mistakes.
So… How to do-the-do without ruining your crowning glory? Let’s take a look at the “must-follow” steps that ensure you’ll be rocking the blonde life in next to no time…
Before you recklessly start painting on the peroxide, it’s really important to take a little while to consider the following:
Many follow the precedent of only going a couple of shades lighter than their natural color. But hey! There’s nothing to say that you can’t rip up that particular rulebook and go way, way lighter—with the proviso of some careful preparation. And for that, it’s always (yes, always!) best to take professional advice.
When it comes to shade there are three broad categories of blonde to choose from:
Take time to choose your new blonde shade. While there are many home coloring options, it’s worth finding an expert hair colorist who genuinely listens to what you want to achieve and can bring the dream to reality. Such a professional will also be truly grateful if you bring a photo along of the look you’ve set your heart on. As the saying goes, “A picture speaks a thousand words…”
A top tip when trying to locate this legendary person is not to simply type “hair salon near me” into Google, which is akin to Russian roulette. The very best of hair salons are usually independent, boutique affairs that live on their reputation. A great example is Dapper and Divine in Boca Raton, FL, where the master team is on a mission to make the hair of their customers not only their crowning glory but also to provide expert advice on the best look possible as well as how to keep their tresses in the very best of condition.