Blonde hair, don’t care? It’s a terrific look. What should you consider when going blonde to make sure
you get the best results? If you’re taking the plunge, here are some simple suggestions to make your
1. Your Stylist Is Your Best Friend
To do your hair justice and avoid potential pitfalls that can occur if things aren’t done correctly, work with
your stylist and be open about what you’re looking for. While going it alone at home may sound like the
quicker option, the look as well as the health of your hair is more important.
2. Consider Your Natural Color
For hair color that is naturally very dark, your hair stylist may suggest a transition plan as part of the
journey. When a stylist does this, they are considering your hair’s overall health as well as its ability to lift
or lighten your hair to achieve your desired look.
3. Maintain That Look
To restore balance to your locks, give them a pick-me-up by treating your hair to a strengthening hair
mask. We recommend Redken’s Extreme strengthening mega hair mask. This mask is intended to
provide deep, intense conditioning, with a care extender that lasts up to 3 washes!
4. The Options Are Endless
If you’re interested in a smaller commitment on the blonde spectrum, ask your stylist about balayage.
This technique uses darker colors at your base while keeping the ends bright and blonde. It’s perfect for
those who don’t want the hassle of root maintenance, while keeping their tresses beautifully blonde.
5. Toning Shampoo is a Must
Just any shampoo won’t do. The right toning shampoo should be in your bag of tricks to keep your locks
looking shiny and vibrant. Ask your stylist which tone is right for you or try Redken’s Blondage Purple
Shampoo to banish brassiness (unwanted orange/yellow tones) and keep your hair looking fresh.
6. “Blonde” Can Mean A Lot of Things
When it comes to going blonde, a picture says a thousand words. While “blonde” may mean the
quintessential Elsa-look of icy platinum strands to you, for your stylist it may mean golden blonde tones
and a deeper base. To keep everyone on the same page during your next color appointment, bring in a
few photos to share with your stylist about what you like and dislike.
7. Be Honest With Your Stylist
It’s important for your stylist to know if you have used at-home hair color before your in-salon
appointment. This knowledge helps them adjust your formula to get the best results for you.