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

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


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


Forget what you know. Today, the term ‘blond’ covers a whole spectrum of colors; from brond 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 color suits you best?


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

 

Consultation

Consultation

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

 

Preparation

Preparation

Bring images of colors 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 blond. 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 blond but are worried about damage – you don’t need to with BLONDME®; the specialist color formulas mean you can go blonde without compromizing 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 minimize breakage and damage:

 

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

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

 

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

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


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


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