There's no rule saying hair colors have to be seasonal. But sun-bleached strands seem a bit out of place at the time of year when the sun sets in the afternoon. We talked to colorists who turn to dark blonde as a post-summer transitional shade, who recommend it for brunette clients asking for a multi-dimensional color, and who, well, just think the color is dope. Best of all, there are as many ways to play with dark blonde as there are combinations of unicorn hair. To guide your search, we've got a few of our favorite shades of dark blonde, perfect whether you're a blonde looking to go deeper or a brunette who needs a touch of lightness. And — shoutout to my gourmands — some of them are even inspired by food.
The conventions for referring to hair color are tousled. Why is it that we refer to someone with light-colored hair as a blonde and, rarely, a blond but we call someone with red hair a redhead? Why are blonde and brunette spelled two ways? Blond is usually employed as an adjective, the term as a noun for a man with blond hair, by contrast, is rare. Because blonds and blondes are more likely to be fair-skinned as well as fair-haired, the term is also associated with light complexion.
Below, the authority shares her advice on the five things budding blondes should consider before, during and after a big colour change If you have a fringe or want to cut one in, this is particularly important to note when changing hair colours. Consider your budget and be aware that really big colour changes require much more upkeep than a subtle one.
Switching up your hair color is no doubt exciting, so long as you turn to the pros to help you achieve your desired shade. Just like going from brown to blonde, the opposite transition requires a great deal of upkeep. You also want to be choosy when it comes to your at-home care since certain ingredients and brands might react differently on your brown hair than it did on your blonde. To help ease the transition, we talked to master colorists who cover the grounds on what you need to know before booking your appointment. A drastic hair color change can dramatically change the way you look.