A Guide To Blonde Hair

Let Cheynes Hair Salons in Edinburgh Find The Right Blonde Hair Colour For You!

Do blondes have more fun?  Is it true that gentlemen prefer blondes?!  While it’s clearly impossible for us to comment, there is no doubt that blonde hair colours are among the most asked-for shades across our hair salons in Edinburgh. 

From platinum blondes to strawberry blondes, golden blondes to balayage blondes, we’re pretty sure we can find a blonde shade to suit your skin tone and personal style.  As you can tell, blonde covers all sorts of different blonde shades from a very light brown to the whitest platinum blonde.

In this guide we answer some of your questions about blonde hair to help those of you who may be considering a change in your hair shade.  

Have A Hair Colour Consultation Before Going Blonde 

Book in for a complimentary consultation so we can discuss the blonde shade you desire.  We will assess your base hair colour, condition and type of hair you have, and talk about the steps it will take for us to get to your desired blonde.  

Do You Want To Be A Cool Blonde Or A Warm Blonde? 

You do not want your blonde to be one-dimensional and flat-looking so we are likely to recommend a main tone and an undertone.  The aim of the tone is the complement your skin shade and eye colour so that it lights up your complexion. The tones that can be added to your chosen base blonde shade range from brown mocha through to red, copper, gold and blue-toned ash blonde shades.   

A secondary undertone helps to give your hair a multi-dimensional look.  Perhaps you have heard of warm blondes and cool blondes.  Golden blondes, honey blondes and copper blondes have warm undertones. If you want a cool blonde hair colour such as ash blonde, platinum or champagne blonde, we will add some cool tones (think blues and violet or purple tones).  It’s amazing how adding a purple (yes, purple!) or blue undertone can stop your blonde from looking brassy too!

Neutral tones sit somewhere inbetween cool and warm tones.  They support your base colour rather than adding, say, a golden glow or removing a brassy tone. 

Try Balayage For A Low Maintenance Blonde Hair Colour

If you are looking for a low maintenance blonde hair effect that looks gorgeous but does not require too much upkeep, consider a blonde balayage at Cheynes Hairdressing in Edinburgh. The balayage technique allows us to give you a graduated, natural-looking sun-kissed blonde look.  Check out some of the best balayage hair colour transformations in Edinburgh here

Keep Your Blonde Hair Looking Beautiful For Longer

The best way to keep your blonde hair colour looking true to shade for as long as possible is to use a shampoo and conditioner for blonde hair. Your Cheynes colourist can recommend the right hair care products for your blonde shade.  You will also need to book in to have your roots touched up every 6-8 weeks.  A toner or glossing treatment is also a wonderful way to freshen up your colour in-between visits.

The Best Hair Salons For Blonde Hair In Edinburgh 

New to hair colour?  Book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation so we can get your colour spot on.  You will also be required to come in for a patch test 48 hours before your hair colour appointment.  Call your local Cheynes hairdressing salon using the links below, or you can book quickly & easily online.