If you couldn’t already tell, my hairdresser Brianna Cisneros and I have been experimenting with different tones of blonde on my hair for the past year! There are so many shades, hues, and colors of blonde that I didn’t even knew existed, but I am going to let you in on a little well-known secret — Blondes DO have more fun 🙂
Although my natural hair color has always been light, it hasn’t stayed a consistent color over the years. As a child I was super blonde, then it darkened when I was 14, then I started highlighting my hair at 16, I died it brunette when I was 18 (when I started The Hills!), and I’ve been fairly blonde ever since! Everyone always assumes I’m a natural brunette, but I had to keep it brown on the show because I was the only brunette in the cast — Fun fact!
So, I’ve basically been on both ends of the hair color spectrum, and I know a thing or two about hair, especially when it comes to blonde tones. For anyone considering making a change towards the blonde spectrum, I have put together 4 important pieces of advice that will put you on the right track!
1. Blonde hair= high maintenance. Be prepared to give your blonde hair extra TLC. Use hair masks regularly, buy shampoo & conditioner designed for blonde hair, and don’t slack on the products! I use everything from Macadamia Nut Oil, to Kerastase Heat Protector, to Texturizing Spray, and a Root Lifter.
2. Root touch up. Be sure to figure out a schedule for your root touch ups! I personally like having a little bit of root, so I can get away with waiting a month or two before heading back to the salon.
3. Warm up your roots and tone the yellow down! Whenever I get my hair done, the color I leave with will slowly change over time. After a week, only a slight difference is noticeable, but as time goes on, it will start to fade to a yellowy-brass color (especially if I’m in the sun!), which is why it is important to use a purple shampoo designed to rid blondes of brassiness!
4. Find the right shade for your skin and eyes. Be sure your hairdresser chooses a shade of blonde that will compliment your skin tone and highlight your features. I have olive skin and hazel eyes that change along with my hair color:
Sandy-beige hair = Green or brown eyes
Golden hair = Bright yellow eyes
Copper-brass hair = Amber eyes
So, once you figure out what looks good on you, go for it! You have nothing to lose and great hair to gain!