How Do I Choose the Right Shade of Blonde for me?

The best thing about blonde? There’s a shade for everyone. From soft pastels to striking platinum, today’s blonde is bespoke. No matter what your skin-tone, hair texture or original hair colour, there’s a shade out there for you. So whether you’re a commitment-phobe or colour chameleon, there’s a technique or placement to try.


There’s no one-size fits all approach to blonde – in the hands of a professional, the choices are endless.


Forget what you know. Today, the term ‘blonde’ covers a whole spectrum of colours; from bronde or pastels to icy platinum and nude beige. With so many choices out there – and technology that means it’s easier than ever to get them – how do you know where to start and which colour suits you best?


Finding your perfect blonde means finding the real you, but before taking the plunge think about the following:

 

Consultation

Consultation

Whether you’re an existing blonde or embarking on a first-time colour change, a consultation with your colourist is essential for any shade upgrade.

 

Preparation

Preparation

Bring images of colours that you love, so that you’re both on the same wavelength and talking the same language.

 

Take the jewellery test

Take the jewellery test

When we talk about skin-tone and the shade that’s most likely to flatter, checking your jewellery provides a quick solution. If you wear a lot of silver and platinum, you’re more likely to be a cool tone. If you are drawn more to gold, you’re likely to be a warmer tone.

 

So… Warm, Cool or Neutral?

  • Cool: These shades appear darker, even though they are the lightest level blonde. That’s because cool tones like blue and violet absorb light

Explore more on cool blonde tones here…

  • Warm: These shades appear brighter as they reflect light. Red, yellow and orange undertones mean these shades are bright and vibrant

Explore more on warm blonde tones here…

  • Neutral: These shades appear balanced, with no intense overtones. Perfect for just about everybody – just like a camel cashmere coat or soft beige Burberry trench coat

Explore more on neutral blonde tones here…


If you’re left thinking about going blonde but are worried about damage – you don’t need to with BLONDME; the specialist colour formulas mean you can go blonde without compromising on your hair’s condition! Thanks to BLONDME’s Bond Enforcing Technology hair is protected as it lifts, enforcing strong bonds within the hair structure to minimise breakage and damage:

 

How Do I Choose the Right Shade of Blonde for me?

In-salon, the integrated Bond Enforcing Technology in BLONDME products interlinks with the hair's natural fibres, during your colour service AND in-salon treatment. This powerful addition works to strengthen the internal bonds for healthy, gorgeous colour.

 

How Do I Choose the Right Shade of Blonde for me?

At home, Bonding Technology is also built into BLONDME home-care products, so you can maintain healthy hair and beautiful colour between appointments – make sure to ask your hairdresser about BLONDME!


For the latest blonde inspiration, don’t forget to follow the hashtags #BLONDME and #ILOVEBLONDME on Instagram, as well as the @schwarzkopfpro account!


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