ICY BLONDE AND SHADOW ROOTS
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BEIGE BLONDE WITH SOMBRÉ ROOTS
UTo help beige blonde hair and dark roots look good together, ask your stylist about using a sombré technique. Think of sombré hair as the subtler sister of ombré. It literally means soft ombré, so it pairs a dark brunette haircolor at the roots with a lighter color from the mid-shaft to the ends for a subtler look. If your hair needs a little extra TLC after your haircolor service, you can try treating it to a deep conditioning mask for dry hair.
GOLDEN BLONDE WITH BALAYAGE FINISH
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What makes haircolor with caramel and copper tones so appealing is its ability to instantly brighten up and warm your complexion. Redken Artist Patricia Applegate explains that this is key when it comes to determining how well the haircolor will suit your overall look. “First, you need to know which brunette haircolor complements your skin tone. This will determine if warm or cool tones work for you and would be your base color as a brunette. Then, you can play around with warm and cool toned caramel or red shades. If your skin is warm-toned, then add the pieces of warmth around the face,” she said. An easy way to determine if warm or cool tones will work for you is to figure out your skin’s undertone. You can do this by flipping over your wrist and taking a look at your veins. If your veins are green, then you have warm undertones and if your veins are blue you have cool undertones. Your stylist will be able to confirm for you, but this can be used as a general guide for figuring out which brunettehaircolor complements your skin tone.
SUN-KISSED BLONDE AND ROOT SMUDGING
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If you’re a natural brunette itching to go lighter, asking your hairstylist to keep your roots dark can make the transition look seamless. In this look, a root smudging technique is used to blend the haircolor which prevents unwanted lines from forming against the highlighted pieces. Since the rest of your hair will require lifting to go from brunette to blonde, make sure to maintain your new blonde haircolor at home by using purple shampoo. This will help to prevent brassy yellow and orange undertones from appearing in your hair.
BRONDE HAIRCOLOR WITH GROWN OUT ROOTS
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When you can’t decide whether you want to go completely blonde or keep your natural shade of brunette, there’s bronde hair. Here, dark roots are applied down to eye level and the rest of the hair is kept a light shade of brown or blonde. By using this technique, the grown-out roots look intentional and not like you missed a hair appointment. When it comes time to wash your hair, opt for a gentle cleanser that won’t strip away your color, like this sulfate-free shampoo for color-treated hair.
HOT TIP: This guide can help you figure out which shampoo and conditioner you should be using to maintain your haircolor.
HONEY BLONDE HAIR WITH CLASSIC OMBRÉ ROOTS
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If you want a high contrast haircolor that’s noticeably dark at the top and light at the bottom, consider going for a classic ombré. For this honey blonde hair, an ombré technique was used to bring the dark roots down to the chin area and transitions into a honey blonde gradient at the ends. To help keep your two-tone hair looking shiny at home, try using a vinegar rinse for hair