Dye-ing to go lighter with your locks? Here’s how to get the best shade for you, inspired by some of our favorite blonde stars!
Shade: Honey blonde with highlights
Looks best on: Any skintone, since it’s a neutral colour
What to ask for: A neutral colour—not too ash, not too golden. You want it to be neutral, but still bright!
Maintenance: Low, since it blends with dark roots.
Shade: Dark roots with baby blonde highlights
Looks best on: Deep or olive skintones
What to ask for: A multi-dimensional look with a golden blonde base and baby blonde and light blonde highlights.
Maintenance level: Low, up to three months between colourings.
Shade: Natural golden blonde
Looks best on: Pale skintones and naturally dark blonde hair
What to ask for: A really natural tone-on-tone golden blonde colour with subtle highlights.
Maintenance level: Medium, 6-8 weeks.
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Shade: Coppery auburn with highlights
Looks best on: Pale skin with warm undertones
What to ask for: A rich, warm coppery auburn colour with highlights for dimension
Maintenance level: Medium-high. Red hair tends to fade faster than blondes, so anywhere from 4-8 weeks between colourings.
Shade: Flaxen blonde
Looks best on: Pale skintones with rosy undertones
What to ask for: A super baby blonde colour
Maintenance level: High, every 4 weeks to avoid roots
Shade: Honey blonde
Looks best on: Most medium skintones
What to ask for: A honey or toffee blonde colour
Maintenance level: Low, 8-10 weeks between colourings
Shade: Modern blonde ombré
Looks best on: Any skintone, as long as you stay in the same colour family as your natural locks
What to ask for: A soft ombré that isn’t too dramatic
Maintenance level: Very low. You can let it grow out for as long as you want!
Shade: Bleach blonde
Looks best on: Very fair skintones
What to ask for: A platinum blonde
Maintenance: Super high. If you can keep a short cut that’s best, since it needs to be done every few weeks.
Shade: Light golden blonde with dark roots
Looks best on: Olive skin tones
What to ask for: A dark base with tons of highlights. You can be blonde with a deeper skintone if you have some depth at the roots!
Maintenance: Low, since the roots actually make this colour look best.
Shade: Natural dark blonde
Looks best on: Warm skintones and naturally lighter hair
What to ask for: A rich, dark blonde without highlights
Maintenance: Medium, 5-6 weeks between colourings