1 - Go to a stylist. Okay, so we know some people are going to ignore this one . Still, we can’t stress enough how difficult home-bleaching can be to get right. Your stylist will be able to mix the correct colour and toner for your hair, which can be especially difficult if your hair is naturally a darker colour. Bleach is also super drying, and can really damage the hair if done incorrectly, so your colourist will be able to advise and help with this. They’ll also be able to perfect the cut, if you want to go full-Foden. …Read more
Everyone seems to be going blonde right now. Maybe it’s the arrival of summer, maybe it’s because drastic hair changes have been pretty limited for the past few months while salons were shut, or maybe people just want to have a little fun (something blondes notoriously have more of, apparently) after months indoors. Either way, it’s giving us serious hair envy. Here’s some of our favourites.
By Beth Ludolf
Eternal brunette and mega babe, EmRata, switched it up with a surfer-girl-meets-Sharon-Tate warm, honey blonde. The style is surprisingly low-maintenance too. Well, for a blonde anyway. Dark roots minimise upkeep (and ramp up the effortless cool), while the yellow undertone is far easier to maintain than cool, ashy tones. Bleached hair naturally has a yellow undertone, so it’s just about softening that, with toner or purple shampoo, to a buttery hue.
When you’re the daughter of Cindy Crawford (the OG supermodel), you can pretty much get away with any hair colour your heart desires. And, Kaia Gerber’s full head of highlights is no exception. The combination of different tones – from platinum to honey and her natural light brown – adds dimension and gives it a more natural, sun-kissed finish. Using the lightest tones at the front of the head creates a halo-effect, brightening the hair.
You asked for blonde, and Ariel Winters is giving us blonde. We’re talking full-head-no-roots platinum, baby, with a soft champagne undertone. We’ll toast to that. This colour is no walk in the park, though. Bleaching your hair to this light a shade is seriously damaging and can leave the hair fragile, dehydrated and porous. Regular toner top-ups are non-negotiable – to ward off brassy tones – as are strengthening treatments, like Olaplex.