Spring and autumn present natural times for change. It’s when we feel like making ourselves anew. So as we fast-forward towards fall, we ask Nick Arrojo to share his thoughts on contemporary hair colors. He starts a three-part series with these Notes for Blondes & Bleach Blondes…
Color deals with our emotions. Red is associated with danger; green with envy; yellow with cowardice. How do you feel when you wear a bright and colorful outfit, as opposed to a dark and somber one? Hair is the same. Color gives you the chance to change and personalize your identity. It is said that gentleman prefer blondes, that the flaxen have more fun. Here are my thoughts on the fairest hair.
To go blonde, not everyone has to bleach. Normally hair that was naturally blonde in childhood, and has darkened into a mousy brown shade, is the perfect natural base to go blonde without bleaching. Not only is the hair more suitable (because the natural color will be much closer to natural blonde) but it’s also likely that your skin tone and eye color will be a great match too.
If you’re naturally darker and you want to go bleach blonde know that the texture of your hair will change, becoming slightly thicker because of the chemical process. Hair may become prone to frizz, although this can be remedied with the right care.
My favorite blonde tones include cool Nordic blonde, warm strawberry shades, and bold gold blonde. Finding a tone that suits your complexion, eye color, and wardrobe is, however, the most important thing.
Another option, of course, is blonde highlights. Go for a whole head of highlights for ripples of color everywhere, or go for a half-head or face-framing highlights for a more subtle effect.
There is a piece of innovation that is a great addition to the professional color marketplace: high-lift blondes. High-lift is a salon service that shifts hair color 4-to-5 levels lighter without bleaching. This modern technique generally works well. It opens the door for more girls to try extra levels of lightness without having to bleach.
Special thanks to Nick Arrojo for sharing his insights with style Noted