Recently on BeautyHigh.com there was an article about Beyonce’s blonde hair and how it is instantly iconic. While I agree it will be long remembered, it’s not iconic in a good way. Blonde is great. I am a blonde (with a little help from a colorist) and I love being a blonde, but it isn’t for everyone. Click the notes to see why. –– Kelly Rowe
Blonde requires maintenance. This is the biggest factor why it isn’t for everyone. Most people lightening their hair are naturally in the medium brown or darker range so there will inevitably be regrowth that will need to be touched up. If you aren’t one for seeing you colorist at least once every 6 weeks, don’t go lighter.
Not all blondes were created equal. Beyonce’s new blonde is a bad one. It’s too yellow for her warm skin. If you remember, Beyonce has been blonde before but it looked so much better. This is why you have to force yourself to consider what you look good in — shade, level, hue — and not what color you want to wear in your wildest dreams. You may love platinum but only a small percentage of people look good wearing such a precious shade. You have to think about the whole picture, not just what is on your head.
Lightening causes damage. No matter how gentle the steps your colorist takes to make your hair lighter, damage will happen. This is exacerbated on fine hair. The damage people with medium to thick hair get will be tenfold on you. If you have very fine hair don’t lighten.
By Kelly Rowe. A Graduate of ARROJO Cosmetology School, Kelly is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributor to Style Noted.