NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Every holiday season that favorite question comes into play – should I go blonde? Balayage, ombre, babylights…. You know the lingo, you can list your favorites and if you're as blonde-obsessed as I am, have probably pinned all the above to a "Hair Goals" Pinterest board. But being a passionate Pinterest curator doesn't always give the clearest insight into what type of blonde is right for you.
Maybe this situation sounds familiar: you spend weeks searching the perfect inspiration photo, have a great consultation with a hairdresser who totally gets it: 'Buttery blonde? No problem!' You read fashion magazines as your color processes, feeling more confident by the minute only to find when facing the mirror that your new color looks great but you… don't. Maybe your skin looks sallow, your eyes look dull or you're suddenly conscious of the redness in your cheeks. You leave feeling like you need to apply makeup or change your outfit to try to rectify something that just feels off.
The right blonde is out there! Believe me. When your perfect shade of blonde meets a spot-on application, it creates what I lovingly refer to as a "Goldilocks" blonde— when your color is not too this, or too that— it's just right. So how do we find it? When it comes to achieving our best blonde this holiday season, rely on Matrix to ensure you are well aware on how to achieve your best blonde! Frist thing's first, we need to improve inner consultation first. And that starts with understanding the 3 biggest factors that will affect our color: the level, tone and placement.
1. It's all about the level! Wait – what does level even mean?
Levels the amount of depth in your hair, the darkness to lightness ratio. Levels are marked on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 is true black and 10 is lightest blonde/pale yellow. The level of your natural hair has a lot to do with which level of blonde will suit you. Typically, color looks best within 2-3 levels of your natural color. If you're naturally dark brown— again, typically— platinum blonde will be hard to maintain and could wash you out.
2. Skin tone is everything!
It's about balance! Rule of thumb, if you have cool undertones, warmer blonde tones will look best on you and if you're undertones are warm, you'll look best with cool or neutral blonde tones. I achieved my Goldilocks blonde years later when I learned to incorporate balanced tones like gold-violet and golden-beige into my color. Find out what skin tone and blonde hair color matches perfectly today!
3. What color technique is right for you?
Know which type of service you are asking for. From 'Ombre and S'Ombre to Glowlights, there are countless ways to go blonde! Make sure you are aware of the most popular hair color techniques from Matrix below taking that big step!
These are just a few of our favorite tips! Find out the rest today before you get going, going… blonde!
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