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“Women think that go­ing one shade all over is bet­ter than high­lights, but a sin­gle-process blonde of­ten ends up look­ing brassy,” ex­plains Robin­son, whose clients in­clude Michelle Wil­liams. High­lights help keep your hair from look­ing too yel­low or or­ange. WHAT’S MOD­ERN NOW: Pros are buzzing about baby lights, a high­light­ing tech­nique in which fine, nat­u­ral-look­ing colour is placed around the hair­line. “They freshen ev­ery­thing up in a soft and sub­tle way,” says Cun­ning­ham. To get this look right, start blend­ing the colour an inch from your roots. SKIN-TONE SE­CRET: Fair com­plex­ions look best with a medium-to-dark-blonde base and baby-blonde high­lights, says Zand. If your skin is medium with gold un­der­tones, con­sider caramel blonde low­lights. For dark tones, stay away from any­thing too light. Go for deep caramel and keep the bright­est hues far from your face, ad­vices Robin. STYLE TIP: “Don’t at­tempt to go plat­inum,” says Robin­son, un­less your hair is col­lar­bone­length or shorter. “It will dam­age your hair, and it can look cheap,” adds Zand, who also urges cau­tion when high­light­ing short blonde locks. “It can look like you have tiger stripes in the back.” The longer your hair, the more di­men­sion that’s re­quired, so ask for high­lights or low­lights. Also, heat styling and blonde hair don’t mix well. God­dard en­cour­ages her clients to rough-dry their strands thor­oughly, since cu­mu­la­tive dam­age from hot tools “can fry light­ened hair,” she says. Hy­drate your tresses with Orig­i­nal & Min­eral Con­quer Blonde Sil­ver Sham­poo, then use Red­ken Blonde Idol Sul­fate-Free Sham­poo a few times a week. MAIN­TE­NANCE: “Blonde hair can go brassy when ev­ery­thing is lifted too high,” says Zand. Keep your base darker, and add light­ness with high­lights to main­tain depth. If the sun is the cul­prit, tone down brassi­ness with an in-sa­lon gloss. Warn­ing: The blonder you go, the higher the main­te­nance. “Think of blonde hair as a white T-shirt,” says Robin­son. “The more you wash it, the more dis­coloured it be­comes.” GLOSSY BLONDES SKIN-TONE SE­CRET: Those with fair com­plex­ions with pink un­der­tones may want to try an icy straw­berry blonde by adding neu­tral cop­per tones. Pale but warmer-skinned? “You’ll look best with golden apri­cot,” says colourist Rona O’Con­nor, who works with De­bra Mess­ing. For medium skin, go ma­hogany in­stead of cop­per. Kevin Woo, founder of Cen­tro Hair Sa­lon, likes L’Oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel Ma­jirel for non-bleached red dyes that still come up strong in hue and sus­tain­abil­ity. STYLE TIP: It’s cru­cial for those with short red hair to have multi-tones and di­men­sion. For longer hair, one colour looks chic. MAIN­TE­NANCE: “The big­gest is­sues for red­heads are dull ends and look­ing washed out,” says O’Con­nor. Main­tain lu­mi­nos­ity with an in-sa­lon demi-per­ma­nent gloss ev­ery four to five weeks to re­plen­ish colour. At home, pre­vent fad­ing with Percy & Reed Per­fectly Per­fect­ing Won­der Cleanse & Nour­ish and Pure­ol­ogy Re­viv­ing Red Shamp’Oil and Re­flec­tive Con­di­tion.


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