Blonde hair with a daisy wreath

Five things you need to know before you go blonde

1. Let a professional do it. 

PLEASE, we beg of you, don't resort to a box dye.  it's common for us to get calls from people who need to be rescued from their box dye disasters. In the wise words of Missy Elliot ;) "Can I work it… can I put my thang down, flip it and pay $400 (or more!!) to reverse it?" We can save you a lot of anguish and money. Book in for a consultation with Sarah, our beach blonde specialist, to create a customised hair plan for your perfect blonde look.

2. There will be damage.

Sorry, we don't mean to scare you; however, most blondes are created with bleach. Even with today's new research and development, it's still one of the harshest things you can do to your hair. It literally strips your hair of everything and, in extreme cases, can weaken the hair's elasticity.  DON'T PANIC there are treatments you can do at home BEFORE your blonde session and that we'll do for you in the studio that can restore and protect your hair from too much damage. That's why it's good to come in for a consult first - so you can prepare your hair with the right products first. Phew!

3. It's a process.

Rome was not built in a day, and getting to the exact colour you like can take a few appointments. We’re not going to rush it at the expense of your hair health. And the darker you are to start with, the longer the process will be. Existing colour on your hair can also affect how far you can go at each appointment. Going blonde is a commitment and a journey. 

4, Did you know the texture of your hair can change?

This depends on your original texture and how often you wash it as well. It can become straighter or, in some cases, more voluminous. And it will continue to change as you wash it, so don't be afraid to ask your Hair Artist for styling and product advice.

5. Blonde is not for the 'wash and wear' person; it's high maintenance. 

No blonde looks stunning when it's dry, fluffy, and getting tangled. To improve hair health, we always recommend a hair mask once a week, and if you are using heat tools, you need a thermal protector like Heart of Glass Sheer Glaze. The other way it can be high maintenance is because of what you need to do to keep that perfect shade of blonde- we suggest you book toners between your longer blonding sessions. Expect to see your hair artist every 3-5 weeks for high-impact blondes, while natural blonde shades can push it out to closer to 6-10 weeks.

Blonde is a commitment for all year - not just for Christmas ;).
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