A Beginners Guide To Blonde Hair

Understanding Blonde Hair Colour & Finding The Right Blonde Shade For You at Steven Scarr Hairdressing Salon in Coxhoe 

If you want to change the colour of your hair or fancy trying out a new blonde shade, let the hair experts at Steven Scarr hair salon in Coxhoe, Durham explain all!

We have the skills, knowledge and experience to ensure you get the perfect blonde for you so please book in for a complimentary colour consultation which will be tailored to you.  Our clients recommend us as being top hair colour specialists in the Coxhoe area, we will take into account your lifestyle and personality, assess your hair type and condition and listen to your needs.

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Should I Be Ash Blonde, Golden Blonde or Strawberry Blonde?

Blonde hair colours are available in a range of different tones and depths – from a warm golden blonde to the coolest platinum blonde.

The start of the colouring process begins by discussing the blonde colour you desire. Your colour specialist will look at your natural hair colour (also known as your base colour or base shade) before deciding which tone is right for you – taking into account your skin tone and even your eye colour to find a tone that ‘lights up’ your complexion. 

Base colours start at 1 for black shades and finish at 10 which is the lightest blonde possible. The tone of your hair colour can be anything from a mocha brown colour through to strawberry blondes, rose gold hues and blue-toned ash blonde shades

In some cases, we may add several different colours to give your hair a stunning multi-dimensional look, or add an undertone such as purple or blue to stop your blonde looking brassy.

Should I Choose A Warm Blonde, Neutral Blonde or Cool Blonde Tone?

Choosing a warm blonde, neutral blonde or cool blonde tone will depend entirely on the result you hope to achieve as well as your skin tone & complexion.

Golden blondes, honey blondes and copper blondes have warm undertones. If you want a cool blonde hair colour such as ash blonde, platinum or champagne blonde, we will add some cool tones (think blues and violet or purple tones). 

Looking After Blonde Hair – Advice From The Colour Experts in Durham

If you want to prolong the life of your blonde hair colour and keep it looking bright & bold for longer, it really is important to invest in a specialist shampoo and conditioner for blondes. Your Steven Scarr colourist can recommend the right hair care products for your blonde shade. 

We have a wide range of colour enhancing shampoos and conditioners designed to prevent blonde shades from looking washed out, brassy and faded.

Plus, depending on how light your hair is from your natural colour, you will need to book in to have your roots touched up every 6-8 weeks.  A toner or glossing treatment can also work wonders in freshening up your colour in-between visits.

Will Blonde Hair Suit Me?

Achieving the perfect clean blonde hair colour takes knowledge and confidence so it is always best left to the professional hairdressers in Coxoe at Steven Scarr hair salon.

Here is a quick guide to choosing the perfect blonde hair colour for you:

Light Skin Tones – Choose golden, strawberry or light blonde colours. 
Medium Skin Tones – Opt for honey or golden blonde, beige blonde, and light blondes with warm tones.
Dark Skin Tones – Warmer, darker blondes work best such as caramels and golden blondes. 

Book Your Hair Colour Consultation at Your Local Steven Scarr Hair Salon in CoxhoeIf you are new to hair colour, you will require a quick patch test 48 hours prior to your hair colour appointment.

No matter if you are changing your hair colour from brunette to blonde, want to add a few sun-kissed highlights or fancy the latest balayage or ombre hair colour – we can help. Please give us a call on 0191 377 1830 to book in.