We have all heard the saying, “Blondes have more fun” right? Whatever truth this myth holds, there are a few other less known facts about being a blonde bombshell. We're here to share all the things you really need to know.
To Di- or Not to Di-
(Di-mension that is.)
Going blonde is not typically a “cut + dry” decision. A lot more goes into the process than you'd think; you’ll want to have a clear image of what you want.
Here are 2 categories to consider to help you narrow it down:
1. Dimensional: picture Carrie Underwood, circa 2016 for a visual. Dimensional blonde could mean a highlight or a balayage. Your stylist may suggest adding low-lights to make the highlights appear brighter. It sounds counterproductive (we know!) but trust the process + you'll love the “pop of brightness” results!
2. Non-dimensional (all over): picture Khaleesi from Game of Thrones circa 2021. This would be an example of an all-over, root-to-end, solid color kind of blonde. Both options are both so different, yet so beautiful!
Don’t be b-ASH-ful
Ash blonde has been a trend for a while now + we don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon!
One thing to understand about this sought-after look, is that the eye can perceive it as dark. To get this look, you’ll have to get the hair ultra-light first, like super light!! Then we tone
to give it that “ashy“ affect. It can appear that your hair is darker (because our human eyes translate ashy hues to dark), but it’s not as far as levels of lightness go! It just isn’t as BRIGHT (keyword!).
Talk with your stylist and make sure you fully understand the difference between BRIGHTNESS + LIGHTNESS. Don’t be shy, ask questions! We also recommend you schedule a consultation first; this way we can cover everything from start to finish so there are no surprises! Check out this ashy blonde below!
Speaking of Surprises...
This will take how many sessions?!
One thing your stylist will go over with you during a consultation is the possibility of your lightening process taking multiple sessions. Depending on the history, current state of your hair and what the end goal is, reaching that goal could take multiple sessions. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Reaching your goal could take more time than you think- sometimes even a year to achieve. (Sounds crazy... but we want to do it right and we want to do it safe)
Multiple sessions mean multiple costs. Your stylist will cover this during your consultation. They will go over each step along the way + show you specifics on what to expect cost wise. Don’t worry, there won't be any surprises!
We want to play it safe. Oway offers a lightener which is ammonia free + enriched with plant butter, allowing it to be nourishing and nonaggressive. However, it does still “roughen up” the hair’s cuticle- which is safe, as long as it is not overdone. Trusting your stylist is key in maintaining the integrity of your hair!
Going blonde may require maintenance. However, you have options! If you’re more of a “Netflix + Chill” kind of person, we may suggest a balayage. This option requires lower maintenance being that the highlights are diffused at the root giving a more natural appeal.
If you’re more of a “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” kind of person + don’t mind “keeping up with your appointments” (see what we did there 😉) then a classic highlight could be the right choice for you. Highlights will usually need to be touched up every 4-6 weeks.
Do blondes like really have more fun?! We'll let you decide. Book your blonding appointment with your professional service provider and let us know what you think the answer to this age-old question really is!