Surely, you’ve heard the saying, “blondes have more fun.” However, if you weren’t born with blonde hair, how can you know whether or not this is true? By giving it a try with your stylist, of course. If you decide to go blonde, however, there are some things you should be aware of before you schedule that hair appointment!
Choosing the Best Shade for Your Skin Tone
Not all shades of blonde are flattering on everybody, so the first thing you’ll want to do is figure out what shade is best for your skin tone. Your hair stylist can certainly help you out with this, but it doesn’t hurt to do some research of your own.
If you have a naturally light or paler complexion, then you’ll probably want to go with a warmer shade, such as golden or strawberry blonde. This will add warmth to your skin tone and will prevent you from looking too “washed out.” For those with a darker complexion, you’ll want to stick with caramel and golden shades of blonde. Don’t go too light, as this will look unnatural in contrast with your darker skin tone.
If you’re of medium complexion, your skin naturally has more pigment and thus your hair color can have a greater variety of pigments as well. As a result, you can get away with just about any shade of blonde with the exception of orange or ashy shades; these tend to make those with medium complexions look a little washed out.
Maintaining Your Blonde Color
No matter what shade of blonde you end up going with, obviously you want to do your best to maintain it. Specifically, make sure to invest in quality hair products that are specifically designed for use on colored hair, such as the popular Bumble and Bumble line. Because lightening can do a number on your hair, you’ll also want to consider having it trimmed to remove any dead ends or damage in the weeks following your color. And of course, be sure to schedule regular touch-ups to keep those pesky roots from showing through!
Updating Your Makeup Routine
When it comes to your makeup routine as a new-found blonde, there are a few tweaks you might want to make. For starters, consider your eyebrows. If you have naturally dark brows, you might want to consider having them tinted or colored by a professional to better complement your lighter hair. The nice thing about having blonde hair, though, is that you can have fun and get a little creative with your makeup. Bold eye shadow and bright shades of lip color (violets, deep reds, etc.) are all fair game when you’re a blonde; just stay away from lip colors that have yellow bases for the best results.
Going blonde can certainly be an adventure, but it’s one you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be golden (see what we did there?)!