When it comes to blond hair, the answer is clear: it’s time to go light and lively, like...
- Icy-blond, an ultra-light tone with cool highlights, very similar to platinum blond.
- Or try strawberry blond, which is warmer and not quite as pale.
Both shades are achieved the same way, by lightening your hair as needed with a bleaching agent, then by applying one or several finishing coats or toners to achieve exactly the shade you want.
- Bleaching agents can dry out your hair and irritate sensitive scalps. So, be sure you do a skin-test before you start bleaching. And remember to care for your hair with nourishing products while maintaining your new colour.
- Because blond tones tend to yellow with time, make sure you apply a purple or bluish shampoo once or twice a week to neutralize your highlights.
Blonds are getting lighter, and browns are getting darker. For proof, check out these top trends:
- Midnight brown, which is all but black.
- Toasted caramel, which is brighter, but with dark auburn highlights.
- Darker colours can make your skin look pale. So, if you have a fair complexion, choose richer, warmer browns that add radiance to your natural skin tone. Solfine's Viva Italia collection offers a few great shades.
Highlights and accents
Looking for just a little change to your hair colour? Consider these options...
- Warm ombrés are in, particularly for darker hair. So, why not try chocolate tones at your roots, and a gradient that tends towards ash brown or deep red for the ends. Another big trend is the shadowy look, with a less pronounced contrast between your roots and tips.
- Another style that’s still very trendy is the Money Piece Highlight, which frames your face artfully. It’s a discreet, easy to manage and an inexpensive way to try some more bright, flashy flamboyant colours.
- The Mocha Melt is a style that blends your natural colour with highlights that are two or three shades lighter. It’s a great way to add subtle depth to your hair.
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