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Going Blonde: What you need to know


Summer Is Just around the corner and you may be looking for a change or are dreaming of getting your hair beachy blonde. So heres a few things you need to know:

1. What is your blonde budget?

Going blonde requires maintenance. If you are going to do it, make sure you can afford the upkeep every four to 12 weeks, depending on the desired blondness and your existing natural colour. You may require Toning every 4 weeks also may require blonde shampoo and a treatment. 

2. Be aware of your natural level of color

Imagine hair colour range to be from one to 12, one being the darkest level of black and twelve the lightest blonde. It may be a long time before you see your natural hair colour again or even remember it. Also consider that your natural underlying colour may have warm or gold pigmentation. This may affect the process of reaching the perfect tone you are looking for. But don't worry with patience and toning well get you there!


3. Be ready to upgrade and change your shampoo and conditioner routine

Typically, going blonde requires higher levels of ammonia or bleaching products. You will notice a texture change in your hair that most likely will require less shampooing and
more conditioning. We recommend Elevens Keep Me Blonde Shampoo and Treatment. 

4. Know how blonde you want to go

There are many different shades of blonde to choose from. Be aware of cool and warm shades and which one compliments your skin best. Bring pictures of blondes you like (and even you don't like) to us. Make sure they are realistic and not photo shopped. Keep in mind, blondes will look different depending on the surrounding light.


5. Be ready to change you make up

Your hair colour is the frame for your face. Going blonde will directly affect your current shade of lipstick, which most likely will need to change. Visit a near by make up counter directly after your blonde session and get some make up tips from someone who has never seen you before.

6. Be aware of your colour history

Your hair colour history is significantly important as it can affect the time and result of lightening your hair. Going blonde can certainly still be achievable, but it may take time a patience over a few visits. It will also impact if you have been using salon products or “box colours”(the ones you buy at the supermarket. Box colours are a direct dye and penetrate your hair deeply which may be difficult to remove and may be processed with lightener on a couple of occasions. 

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the process and will develop a hair plan to ensure you get the desired result without compromising the condition of your hair. Our upmost goal is to get you blonde but will be honest with the process and will always protect the quality and integrity of your hair.