This was Jess's second round of the blonding process. If you have dark hair and are thinking about a sweet blonde you've seen, here's the best tricks to get the blonde AND keep your hair healthy:
1. Have patience and understand it is a process. It is also an investment in YOU! So while this process is going to be more of a cost than just a normal color retouch, if it's what you are desiring, plan and budget accordingly and you can get there!
2. Make sure to talk to your stylist about protecting treatments such as Olaplex or Redken's Ph bonder. These are amazing treatments added to the lifting process that maintain the integrity of your hair rather than stripping it of everything. WIN!
3. Understand that the very first round probably won't be the exact blonde you're going for. If you're wanting really bright blonde, but have been putting dark hair color on your hair, that's a lot of color to pull out of the hair. Embrace the in between!
4. Finally, invest in good shampoo! Number one ingredient to avoid: sulfates. Among others that are important to avoid: parabens and silicones. You're investing in your hair, don't spend so much at the salon only to wash it down the drain. Talk to your stylist about what they recommend to help keep that color locked in and looking fresh!
Here are the before photo's from before we started this process...
After first round of blonde...
After the second round...
Perfection!! Her gorgeous hair still feels soft and undamaged and we were giddy with excitement at how amazing her blonde turned out!
With love and hair,
Megan is a licensed cosmetologist in Raleigh, North Carolina available for weddings state wide and surrounding areas! She also owns her own salon suite and is available for cuts/colors/etc. This particular model has her highlights, haircut and style all done by Megan. To see more about pricing and availability, click "Salon" or "New Guests" on this website or click here to see her schedule and book an appointment.