Are you a brunette? How lucky you are! Brunettes have such rich, glossy brown shades in their hair!
However, like all of us, you may tire of your hair color from time to time. If you’re bored with your brunette locks and want a change, we can help!
First, though, there are a few things you need to know about the change. This is especially true if you are going from a brunette to a blonde.
Think About Your Skin Tone
If you’re going from dark brown to blonde, you’ll need to think about your skin tone. There are some shades of blonde that will go beautifully with your skin — other not so much. Your stylist will consider your skin tone and eye color to find the perfect blonde shade for you. Are you nervous about immediately spending hours in the salon? If you are, you may want to try to find that perfect blonde color through brunette to blonde highlights. This would allow you to gradually work into a beautiful blonde shade over several appointments.
Your Haircut Matters
Whether you’re going to immediately go blonde, or be a brunette with blonde highlights, your haircut matters. Shorter, more severe cuts lend themselves to dramatic blondes, for example. Also, if you have longer hair, your stylist will be able to experiment more. You could opt for brunette to blonde balayage. You could also try the popular ombre coloring and move from brunette to blonde ombre. You should also think about having your hair cut before you color it so the blonde will last longer. In addition, you should keep in mind that depending on the cut of your hair, darker roots will show prominently.
Your Lifestyle Matters — Not to Mention That Pesky Budget
Your stylist might already know all your personal information. However, your lifestyle and budget might be new. It doesn’t hurt to discuss your lifestyle and budget before a dramatic color change. That’s because blonde hair is more expensive to maintain. Depending on your hair length, cut, and thickness, if you go blonde, you may visit the salon more often. And, depending on your blonde shade, you may need glossers and toners to keep it the color you want. You might also have to get the roots redone every four to six weeks. Also, because of that blonde color, you need to think about your day. Do you spend an hour swimming each morning in a chlorine pool for exercise? If you’re a swimmer, you’ll need to take precautions, so you don’t lose your color.
You need to think about your lifestyle before you color. However, that’s not the only thing you need to consider. Going blonde also means you may need to change your wardrobe and makeup. Colors that you rocked as a brunette may not go with your new blonde shade. You may also find you will need to buy new makeup. You might need a blush or lipstick change to complement your new hair color. If you have dark eyebrows, then you have no need to worry. The current trend is to leave your eyebrows alone, rather than trying to match them with your blonde. In many cases, dyeing the eyebrows looks artificial, and clashes with the blonde tresses.
If you’re ready to try life as a blonde, contact Public Image Ltd., The Salon. We have stylists who are well-versed in finding that perfect shade of blonde to fit your skin tone and eyes. You can walk in as a brunette and walk out as a beautiful blonde. Give us a call today!