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DAVID STANKO’S Blonde Evolution 

If you’ve been “summerizing” your blonde by having your colorist upgrade to lighter and brighter, congratulations! Now you’re a full-fledged Blonde Idol #notaboxedblonde. Keep it fabulous and advance your idol status with these ideas:  

#1: Use Blonde Idol’s dual-chamber conditioner to advantage!
Turn up the dial each week after your salon service to keep your blonde beautiful. With each of the six stopping points, you’re adding an increasing kiss of color to the conditioning mix (brass control or golden addition). So, by around week 3 or 4, you’ll get just the right amount of blonde toning for a beach party. By week 6, the 6 on your dial acts as a nifty reminder that it’s time for your next salon appointment. If you’ve remembered to do this, it’ll always be obvious you’re #notaboxedblonde. 

#2. Emerge from ponytail season with a new sophistication! 
Even if you like it long, your end-of-summer salon appointment should include a trim and reshaping. A few layers will make your hair fall-fabulous and show off the sparkle of dimensional blonde best. Blonde Idols should always have healthy-looking hair and never have shapeless styles!
#3. Get ready for what’s next! Hint: It isn’t Ombré.
The newest buzzword in what women (and gentlemen!) will prefer is “Blur.” I’ll be telling you about that next time. Stay toned and stay tuned!




Finally, spring has sprung! So what do you need to do to prep your hair?  Use my 1-2-3 plan to get your best blonde hue for spring!

#1: Visuals Pay Off
Bring pictures to your stylist so they know how you see cool or golden blonde tones. This will help your colorist more easily determine the exact blonde shade you are looking for. TIP: Don’t go too light! Save that for your summer beach ‘do!

#2: Tonality: Cool or Warm?
Were you a "toe head" when you were a child?  If so, cool blondes will definitely compliment your skin tone. If you had dark blonde-haired and it evolved to a dishwater blonde or mousy brown, you can usually wear icy or golden toned hues. If you are a brunette, and your hair lightens to a degree of auburn during the summer months, then ginger, rich golden or even warm brown pieces on your natural hair (painted thru the ends) will look amazing.

#3: Protect Your Blonde Investment
Sun, water, and hot tools can quickly deplete the protein and moisture in your hair, which will affect your overall shine.  Redken's Blonde Idol collection, which consists of a sulfate-free shampooBBB leave-in or rinse-out conditioning spray, 2-color depositing conditioners (violet and gold) and a mask, allows you to create a completely customized haircare regimen for your specific blonde needs. Ask your stylist to help you build an at-home haircare plan!