Thinking of going blonde this Summer?
Thought I’d point out the different versions for you :) There are three main categories: warm (red spectrum), cool (blue/green spectrum) and neutral!
Varieties of Blonde:
- Ash-Blonde: technically ash means green! However, green counteracts and neutralizes red. A cold and very natural looking blonde.
- Bleached Blonde, Peroxide Blonde: an artificial, yellowish blonde that is trying to be a platinum blonde, but it’s not.
- Dark Blonde: when natural, it looks a shade of light brown in the Winter and lightens in the Summer. If your natural colour was brown, but is now grey; go dark blonde.
- Dirty Blonde, Dishwater Blonde, Grey Blonde, Mouse: a natural dark blonde that is the perfect background for highlights. Naturally includes flecks of golden blonde and brown, but is often a flat and dull hence the need for highlights.
- Flaxen Blonde: the original neutral, natural blonde. Very light but not white blonde.
- Golden Blonde: includes pinks and yellows to create a slightly darker, rich, warm, golden-yellow blonde.
- Platinum Blonde: often extremely light, a whitish looking blonde; almost all natural platinum blondes (towheaded) are children. Technically, a platinum blonde is blue-ish and therefore a cold blonde.
- Sandy Blonde: a beige blonde, a greyish-hazel or cream-coloured blonde – naturally warm. Makes beautiful, natural looking highlights.
- Strawberry Blonde, Venetian Blonde or Honey Blonde: think of red then add it to what you think of as blonde! It’s a reddish blonde. There is a wide spectrum here with strawberry red one end and honey (golden) the other end – Includes the infamous brassy blonde.
- Yellow Blonde: obviously a blonde with a yellow hue – slightly gold maybe, hopefully! Yellow on its own is pretty gruesome!
BTW, Hunger Magazine have released a little preview of an upcoming article, thingy, featuring Rita Ora & Cara Delevingne. Love their chignons (beautiful blondes), hate the photograph!