Love her or hate her- it's undeniable that Kim K (and well, all the Kardashians really) have a HUGE impact on trends in fashion & beauty. So when the naturally brunette Kim shocked us all by going platinum blonde, naturally more than a few women were ready to follow suit. We know this request and we know it well- "Make me a blonde!"
Now, as much as we would all like to tell you that it can happen just like that, nice & easy, that just ain't the truth. If you are considering going blonde, here are some things you need to consider before heading into the salon for your appointment.
Consultation is key.
There are a plethora of factors to take into consideration when you are going blonde (don't worry, we will touch on all of them). We don't expect you to be well versed in all these things, because frankly, that's what were here for! But to ensure that you and your stylist are on the same page, make sure you come in for a consultation, even before scheduling your service. Bring inspiration photos! And hopefully the rest of this post will help you narrow down what you want a bit better. If you are naturally dark, going blonde will be a journey. A consultation will allow your stylist to map out the road ahead and lay out your transition plan.
Going blonde is a several appointment process. Our number one priority is always going to be the health of your hair. No one's hair can handle going dark to light in one sitting, plain and simple. And it probably won't happen in 2 appointments either so bear that in mind. The long and short of it is you won't reach your ideal hair goals in your first session. Be patient. Trust the process and trust your stylist!
What you have in mind might not be entirely possible for your hair for a variety of reasons. Maybe you have years of box dye accumulated (which will require a color correction before you can start the process--but so worth it!) maybe your hair doesn't lift (lighten) as much as you'd hope, so some lighter shades might not be in the cards for you. Don't let that deter you! There are tons of shades of blonde. Your stylist can tell you what works for you (think about skin tone, eye color, etc.) Part of being realistic about this process means that inevitably your hair will reach tones that aren't-how should we put this- to dye for (get it?) There is always going to be a brassy phase on your way to platinum perfection and its just something you'll have to live with for a short while girlfriend. Talk to your stylist about