Blonde: The ever elusive shade that so many women are after and so few achieve correctly. Blondes have more fun, is what they say. But blondes also spend more time in the stylist’s chair and money on maintenance if not done correctly.
At Theory Hair Salon, we are Aveda Color Experts, meaning we know the ins and outs of hair coloring and how to best treat your strands when they’ve been treated. It is super important to go to someone that understands blonde hair color and how to achieve the tone you want and not end up with a brassy or clashing tone.
First of all, we need to determine which shade of blonde is right for you. As a rule if you’re fair skinned then bright, bold blondes – even platinum shades and ash tones – are the most flattering. For medium skin tones you should keep it a little warmer, with golden tones, anything too light will drain the complexion. If you have dark skin, go for dark blonde tones – and again avoid going too light. This is how you would accomplish the most realistic shade or natural looking blonde.
With this advice in mind, we do urge you to see a color specialist for this process as it is very easy to get the tone wrong and there is nothing worse than having your hair end up a ghastly color.
Although, when you want to be daring, don’t hold back. Anything goes when you’re looking to play with hair color and the usual rules don’t apply.
Since most of the time blonde hair requires bleaching, be aware that most professionals know how to do this while keeping your scalp safe and your strands healthy.
At Theory Hair Salon, we are Aveda Color Experts and we use only Aveda Full Spectrum hair color, which means you will get the richest, most vibrant color without all the harmful and dangerous side effects.
There are many types of blonde within the cool, neutral and warm spectrums, but the main ones are platinum, honey, dark and strawberry.
Platinum blonde- This is one of the ‘coolest’ shades meaning that is looks awesome and that it favors cooler skin tones. If you tend to tan rather than burn, you’re better off looking at a warmer blonde tone. This can range from the almost white to yellow undertones, called Swedish blonde.
Honey blonde- This shade is warm and within it you will find warm caramel blonde, sandy blonde and some dirty blonde tones. It is suitable for most skin tones and upkeep is a breeze since there is little bleaching necessary, it any. These blondes are suitable neutral and warm skin tones. This is also a classic color that, mixed with highlights, will give you a very unique and personalized look.
Strawberry blonde- This color is characterized by its hints of red in it. The red undertones in this blonde are more on the cooler spectrum, making this a cool shade. You want to have fair skin to wear this shade as naturally as possible.
Whatever the color you pick, make sure you consult the experts at Theory Hair Salon in order to achieve the richest, healthiest, best-looking hair color of your life. Guaranteed.