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Best Colorists in Austin For Blonde Hair & Highlights

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.

Swedish Blonde is a cool hair color

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.

Another cool tone, but can be a daring shade for anyone

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.

Honey, beige and caramel blondes are suitable for warm skin tones

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.

A beautiful color but meant only for cool skin tones

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.


Hair Color

Hair color is one of those things that can give you a lot of bang for your buck. The opportunities are endless and there really is an option for everyone. Here, we’ll about what’s hot for 2012.

Bright Hues- This is can be really subtle or bright and eye catching. It is a very easy way of having fun with your appearance and trying out that crazy color you’ve wanted since middle school but have been too scared to commit your full head. You can go full color, like Lady GaGa and her wigs.

Lady Gaga wears bright hair all the time

Or you can go with dip dye, which is consists of bleaching the tips and dyeing them with the color you want. You can go multi-color, pastel, neon, whatever you’d like. It’s a fun way of changing up your look!

You can also go for a less jarring look, like Katy Perry did recently. Choosing small sections of hair and having them bleached from close to the root to the tip, then dyed in a few different bright hues.

Ombre Hair- You’ve seen it on clothes and nails and now it’s made its way to your hair. The ombre trend is dead on for summer and fall. It has a beautiful effect and works on virtually anyone with at least shoulder-length hair. It is one of the safest ways to play with hair color if you are at all concerned about chemicals in contact with your scalp.

Ashlee Simpson Ombre
Ashlee Simpson was one of the first to wear Ombré hair

The process is similar to the Dip-Dyed tips, except this technique requires a little more attention to detail, since the desired result is that of a progressive change in hair color. If done too bluntly, it can look like you are just growing out some serious roots. And I’m not sure even Carrie Bradshaw can pull that look off anymore.

Bronde- Is it blonde? Is it brown? It’s both. Bronde is a great way to try out a lighter, sun-kissed shade without going into Pam Anderson territory. Starting off with brown hair, two tones of blonde are added on the top layers using a balayage technique, achieving a very natural and low-maintenance version of both colors. This is one of the most natural-looking hair colors of the year.

Ashley Greene's Bronde Locks

Balayage- This is a technique that has been used in France and more recently Manhattan for quite some time. This can be used to color as much or as little hair as you’d like and looks best on longer hair, although it can be done on pretty much any length. It is a free-hand hair coloring/ highlighting, which means it leaves out foil or highlighting caps, giving a more natural, free-flowing result. The best example of this is supermodel, Gisele.

Whatever the route you choose to go, make sure you go see the pros at Theory Hair Salon! Your results are guaranteed, you can be sure that you’ll get the effect you want and  you can be sure your hair will be in much better condition in the end, since we only use Aveda Full Spectrum Hair Color.