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Blonde Hair

Wether it’s simple foil highlights, Ombre’ hair color or balayage highlights!  Want blonde hair? You’re not alone. Nearly a quarter of women over 18 have blonde hair—by birth or by bottle. But enhancing those light locks or exchanging your darker roots for something fairer is not as easy as opting for the hottest blonde hair color on the red carpet or the shade your BFF is rocking.

Instead, you need to consider your skintone.

On a scale of one to 10 with one being the darkest possible hair color and 10 being the palest, if you’re born a natural blonde, you are a level six (dark blonde) to a level 10 (platinum blonde). If you want to change your hair color or add highlights, stick with this basic rule of thumb: Don’t go more than two levels—or shades, above or below your natural color.


For example, a level six can go darker or lighter—to a four or an eight—because this is the most versatile shade. Levels seven to eight have the perfect scenario to add highlights or lowlights and become more of a golden, strawberry or pale blonde. If you’re a nine to 10, meaning a very light blonde, you shouldn’t use an all-over color because you don’t want to contrast your natural tones with anything too dark. If you choose to do anything, add lowlights for dimension and contrast.   “No matter what level you are, always stay within two shades when coloring or highlighting,” advised Albert Amin, master colorist of Albert Amin Salon on the Upper East Side, NYC. “Any more than that and you run the risk of looking fake, damaging the hair and having a lot of maintenance.”

According to Albert Amin, master colorist at Albert Amin Salon in New York City, choosing the right blonde tone goes hand-in-hand with your skintone. Here are his recommendations:

Blonde hair color for light skin-tones
Opt for a golden, strawberry or light blonde. Warming up your hair with highlights can add some color and interest to your locks and your face. But because you are fairer skinned, stay away from shades that are white, ash and reddish.

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Blonde hair color for medium skin-tones
Because your skin has more color to it, you can add more color to your hair. A golden hue is beautiful, as is a beige-blonde or even a light blonde. Just be sure to maintain some warmer tones to match your skin. Ashy or orange-based tones will make you look washed out.

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If you are a blonde old even if you have highlights on darker hair, you know that over time color turn a hot shade of mellow yellow. It’s hard to get excited about your hair when the tone is off. (Google, yahoo or bing) Enter purple shampoo. Our stylists has been using various purple shampoos on our clients for many years. We can tell when someone blonde/highlighted uses it vs.someone who doesn’t and the ones who do tend to come in less often and are happier with their color for a longer period of time. Purple is exact opposite of yellow on the color wheel, which is why it cools the gold/brass tones down.

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Glazing your hair is really important, particularly if you tend to go an extra long time between cuts or colors, says Albert Amin. Hair gets dull and luckily there is in salon  treatment to lackluster locks– glazing. Think of it like a topcoat for your nails, but instead it’s for your hair. Glosses and glazes help seal the cuticle down and increase shine, big time. I put a color glaze on every single client after I do their hair because it seals in all the hard work we’ve done.

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