Summery days are fast approaching, meaning many women are starting to think about creating that ‘just got back from vacation’ shade of lightened blonde. However, you don’t want to wait until your holiday is over to create the look. Luckily, your stylist can help you achieve your desired shade as soon as June! Discover how.
Keep in mind that although you may want to achieve a 'vacation' shade of blonde before leaving for your holidays, you don’t want platinum blonde hair
when you get home. ‘You can lighten your hair before going away on holiday, but remember that your hair color will lighten further whilst in the sun, so don’t go too light before jetting off this year’.
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. ‘Ask your stylist to apply only to the lengths and ends, for a more natural finish. Your stylist will then work on the top layer of hair, leaving the inmost sections free of dye. When lightening your hair, always stay within 2 or 3 shades of your natural hair color to avoid disaster’. Sunlight
can also be a good option. ‘This coloring technique lightens and brightens hair with a perfect finish. You should avoid an all-over color at all costs as this can look artificial. To achieve a flawless, natural look, it’s better to opt for a few small sections of lightened strands around the face which are multi-tonal. An all-over color will look flat and block-like, so stay well away this summer!’ Our advice:
Many products on the market now claim to lighten hair when coming into contact with the sun’s rays. If you want to avoid any major haircare errors, avoid these ‘lightening’ sprays, as you are not 100% certain of how your hair will react to the ingredients in the product and the chemical reaction with the sun. © Pixelformula / Emilio Pucci prêt-à-porter runway, Spring-Summer 2014 © Jean Louis David