Go platinum without pain: Savings Blond
Whether it’s Marilyn Monroe bombshell blond, Debbie Harry iced-out platinum or Gigi Hadid honey highlights, the blond effect is real. “Blond hair illuminates the face and frames it in such a way that it gives more room for the face, giving more presence to your eyes,” explains Christophe Robin, one of the world’s most famous blond-makers. Going lighter requires effort (shade selection, aftercare) and — #obviously — a new attitude. Here’s what to consider. READ MORE: How Hollywood’s most in-demand celebrity hairstylist built her brand
Go platinum without pain: Can a brunette go blond?
Technically, yes, but you must respect hair fibres and lighten in stages, advises Anne-Lise Le Dot, a colourist at Studio Marisol in Paris. “This can take up to a year,” she warns. And, you’ll be spending a lot of time in the salon. To minimize potential breakage, your stylist will work a seemingly endless cycle of colouring and toning — which will eventually get you to the promised land. READ MORE: Everything you need to know about the new line of products from the Kardashian’s hairstylist
Go platinum without pain: Home Blown
It is possible to lighten your hair at home...as long as you stay in your colour lane. There are formulas that allow you to lighten your hair in four different tones without making it turn yellow, such as L’Ore?al Paris Pre?fe?rence Blondes. But if you’re going for a markedly brighter or bolder look, it’s better to discuss it with a colour specialist. READ MORE: The truth about dandruff and how to treat it