Long Blonde Hair
Long blonde hair turns heads. Whatever your starting color, there are some important factors you need to consider.
Choosing the Right Shade
It's often recommended that you slowly ease your way into lighter hair. Staying within the color range for your tone helps to make your long blonde hair color more natural.
Then once you determine whether you're "warm" or "cool," clipping out a photo from a magazine to show your stylist helps prevent any misunderstanding about what you want.
Warm Blonde Coloring
Skin Tone (Golden Brown, Pale Peach, Freckled, etc.)
Eye Color (Mostly Green, Blue, Golden, Brown, etc.)
Hair Color (Honey, Golden Auburn, Strawberry, etc.)
Cool Blonde Coloring
Skin Tone (Dark Brown, Olive, Pale but Pink, Bronze, etc.)
Eye Color (Mostly Dark Brown, Gray Blue, Dark Blue, etc.)
Hair Color (Ash Blonde, Dirty Blonde, Platinum Blonde, etc.)
Ready to go blonde?
If you're going lighter, you're actually stripping the hair of its pigment, which is a very delicate process. Making an appointment with an experienced colorist is probably a good idea if you want long blonde hair.
Highlights can be a great way to brighten your look and ease into lighter shades. Full head color is more dramatic and results in more obvious roots, which makes upkeep more high maintenance.
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"I started washing my hair before bed then straightening it in the mornings like you suggested and feel a lot less rushed and it even look less frizzy!"
- Diana P.