Good girl gone bad blonde, suggestive caramel, and provoking coppers, yes we love getting our color done it makes use feel sexy, renewed and able to take on the world!
However are you doing your color justice, or just having it for the sake of having it? Make an impact! This does not necessarily mean that you have to do purple or bright red, I am talking about the mix of colors and the technique,
What I love for brunettes right now
Yes brunettes, some of my clients walk in and get an all over color to cover their “natural Nordic blonde highlights” that come with their wisdom and maybe add a bit of a golden hue or a reddish hue to their medium brown, it can be nice but I am sure is it easy to get bored just changing a hue here or a tinge there.
Suggestion: A medium natural brown base with darker warm low lights and lighter caramel highlights. Natural hair is not one solid color is has an array of highs and lows mixed with warmer and cooler tones through out, taking a medium brown and adding espresso and caramel highs and lows gets you a little Suggestive Caramel
What Blonds should ache for? When bad things happen to good blonds: Going too solid and too light, this look can be aging and tends to wash out the color in your face.
It happens with highlights sometimes when we get them done over and over again or with an all over blonde color, eventually it goes to blond and to solid,
Suggestion: Keep some of the light pieces mostly around your face, do a blonde low light, depending on how dark you are naturally (what your roots are) do one shade lighter than your natural color, and in between all the foils do a toner for the rest of the hair, a light butter cream toner works beautifully.
Again when you mix some warmth with your cool tones, is gives you more contrast, depth and amazing shades flashing themselves in the wind, give your hair a little good-girl-gone-bad- blonde!
Red, red does it really grow out of your head?
I love seeing naturally red hair. The mix of reds, gold, and coppers can be stunning, and the red heads themselves can be very stubborn about color, I am a natural carrot top my self and for some reason it is special to say “yes this is my natural color” so copper girls tend to miss out on the fun of coloring just so that we can be truthful when we say “yes it is natural”.
The reality is as we age, have babies, (this goes for all hair colors) the color darkens, and we lose the vibrancy that we once had.
Suggestion: I have had great success with rinses, yes a conditioning color glaze that gives the redheads back the vibrancy they had as a child, without looking fake, or like a light bulb, they fade out in 6-8 weeks since there is different tones in the hair and if the read head does not want to go lighter this is just what they need to get back the richness of their natural color.
If lighter is what you want you might want to try some light golden highlights woven in to your copper mane, make it look like the sun did it! When people ask you say “yes I am a natural red head”. Nobody needs to know what shade exactly. Give the world a glance at provoking copper!