Blonde hair and warm weather go hand in hand. Hairdressers know it’s spring when they start hearing requests for hair that is “lighter and brighter.” Blonde shades come in a variety of hues and every stylist has their favorite go-to formula’s that work on a wide variety of skin tones and never go out of style. This pale, beige blonde is one of my signature colors. A slight sparkle of golden warmth is overlaid with taupe for a neutral, but complex tone. It is soft enough for fair skin, but rich enough to hold its own against darker complexions, with a balance of warmth and coolness that works on almost everyone. Read the style notes for tips on application, and my favorite formula. –– Laura Martin 

Tips: Apply the lightener in small sections to ensure thorough saturation. If applying to virgin hair or roots that are longer than 1/2″, use a virgin application technique; apply 1/2″ from the scalp first, then to the root area to ensure even lightening. Shampoo and towel-dry hair thoroughly before adding the toner. Tone roots first, then pull through to prevent over-deposit on porous ends. Process for 5-15 minutes.

Formulas: (Starting level 7)

Lightener: Goldwell Silk Lift with 20 Volume

Toner: Goldwell Colorance  5 parts 10 BG + 1 part 8B with Colorance Acid Lotion

Special thanks to Laura Martin, senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, for sharing professional hairstyling advice with Style Noted

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