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which shade of blonde will look best with my skin tone?

I am super bored of my hair. I like something that really commands attention. I usually go red, but this summer I'm thinking blonde. And yes, I would keep the dark brows. I dont understood skin tones because I always get told something different. I'm pretty dolled up in this picture, but its the only nice recent shot I have. I need help. Thanks.

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Re: which shade of blonde will look best with my skin tone?

When I was blonde, I would do my eyebrows too (facial bleach VERY VERY carefully for 5 minutes on my brows). It really lightened everything up a bit and then I would fill them in a little with a eyebrow pencil.  I am not giving any advice just telling you what I did.  I dont know about your coloring, but I liked a golden blonde better for me vs platinum.  I did it myself and was super careful and did A LOT of research and had coaching from a professional colorist along the way. I was really particular about doing my roots without over lap and did them every 3 weeks.  I feel like if you want to be blonde, can afford the upkeep- go for it.  I had so many hairdressers tell me "just get a lot of highlights" but that was not what I wanted. I wanted to be blonde. I was blonde for about a year and 1/2 and it was so fun (this was about 5 years ago).  I started dating my now husband and he likes brunette better so I went back to brown. 

 

Very light pale blonde VS golden Blonde: (I didnt hate the plat blond)

 

 

 

 

Please go to a professional colorist that you TRUST. some do not know how to do double process well. Some are just shy about doing it cause each persons hair is different and they dont want to cause breakage etc. Maybe do you have any friends who have gone blonde and have a top noch colorist who has done a great job on their hair?

 

For me, I did like 5 test strands with different brands and was very careful with timing before I even attempted to do my whole head.

 

Hope this helps.

Re: which shade of blonde will look best with my skin tone?

oh and it is really high maintenance so really consider that before doing all over blonde Smiley Happy

 

Also, bleach is damaging. I had to use several  different products to stregthen my hair and make it look shiny/healthy.

 

Lastly, I had tried to go blonde 2 other times at a salon and the stylists talked me out of it and into getting a full head of highlights. (this was a few years before I went totally blonde).  I was displeased with the results of the highlights BOTH times. One time the highlights were just Terrible and underprocessed. The other time the highlights were done well but just not what I wanted- i wanted to be BLONDE! Smiley Happy

Re: which shade of blonde will look best with my skin tone?

Good info, Roxystar!!! And might I say, you carry being a brunette and a blonde off very well! Your coloring/tan when you had the golden blonde suited that shade too!

Re: which shade of blonde will look best with my skin tone?

thank you so much lylysa! I had so much fun being blonde. It was back when I lived in southern CA so I was more tan then. I am paler now (im WAY more careful with sun exposure now).

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@arielaaaaaaaa- With you being a hair dresser I'm sure that you have seen some blond transformations that have went bad, it's ok sometimes to do it yourself but that drastic needs to be done by a professional the majority of the time.

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i agree. I think I am soooo nit picky and wanted to do it myself because I had been talked out of it by previous people doing my color. I did have one colorist offer to do my hair double process for $120 - this was back in 2003. I was still in college and didnt have a lot of $$ to spare to continue to go to the salon for maintenance. OH! I forgot to tell everyone. Back when I was in college I tried to go blonde (this was 4 years before the pics I posted). It was after my re-growth came in on one of the sets of highlights I told you about in an earlier post. I used a box dye from the grocery store. BIG NO NO- my hair felt like tacky and goopy after and I had to get it restored professionally.

 

A few years later I was still wanting to be blonde so I researched going blonde for months and did test strands first (something I think a salon would benefit from doing first before a double process to see how fast the clients hair bleaches out).  I would not recommend anyone to do it themselves unless they have someone coaching them (I had a 40 year veteran professional colorist tell me how to do it step-by-step).

 

 

Re: which shade of blonde will look best with my skin tone?

@roxystar- You look super adorable with the golden blonde hair.

Re: which shade of blonde will look best with my skin tone?

thanks! I bleached it and then toned it with a golden blonde color.

Re: which shade of blonde will look best with my skin tone?

I think you could easily pull off a multifaceted shade of honey blonde like Emma Watson's. 

 

Re: which shade of blonde will look best with my skin tone?

oh, i really like these colors a lot! 

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