Three blonde colour trends to see you through from now until winter
Blonde can be done in many different ways.
Though a tricky colour to maintain, you can choose a blonde style that takes more or less work – depending on how much you want to commit.
Over the summer months, hair trends tend to favour lighter tones that reflect the ‘sun-kissed’ nature of the season.
Adam Reed, UK editorial ambassador for L’Oreal Professionnel, says there are three blonde styles in particular that feel right for the end of summer, going into autumn.
These are his top styles.
French balayage blonde
Though this is the most low maintenance blonde styles get, it needs a professional to get it right at the start.
Adam tells Metro.co.uk: ‘French Balayage is a technique that blends colour seamlessly into hair and is beautifully toned, it looks beautiful, luminous, healthy-looking and completely effortless – yet, it takes a huge amount of skill to blend the colour this seamlessly, something only achievable in salon with a professional.’
As for after-care, Adam recommends using products that give a ‘glass-like reflective look’, such as L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Absolut Repair 10-in-1 Oil, which hydrates too.
‘To keep this look looking its best, ensure you book regular top-up appointments at your salon every six to eight weeks,’ he adds.
Brick Lane bombshell blonde
This trend is all about going golden – not too cool or warm, it’s just in the middle.
Adam describes it as a ‘beautiful bright blonde with gorgeous golden, bright highlights throughout the hair’ and the ‘goldilocks’ of blonde tones.
‘As always, maintaining hair health is paramount of importance,’ he says, ‘but is particularly important for this look to ensure the colour maintains vibrancy, so ensure you use a hydrating and repairing mask that will repair and strengthen hair.
‘The best way to keep this golden bright hair is to pop back into your salon every four to six weeks for a toner treatment.’
Big smoke blonde
To get this ashy blonde, you’ll likely have needed more bleach than the other styles above, so after-care is important.
But the good news is, Adam says it’s easier to maintain than you think, especially if you add in sandy tonal highlights for a greige finish.
‘This is incredibly easy to maintain and there are so many options dependent on your hue – always consult a professional to discuss the best route for you,’ he says.
‘To keep the colour cool and silver, ensure you are using a shampoo at home to prevent yellow-y tones.
‘I love L’Oréal Professionnel Silver Shampoo that contains magnesium to help combat yellow and promote a clarified, radiant tone.’
To help keep dyed hair healthy, these are some of the products to put into your routine.
L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver Shampoo
Get it for £13.40 from Feel Unique.
Take the salon home with you through this silver toning shampoo.
Once hair looks brassy, use this to take it back to a cooler icy shade.
Coco & Eve Super Hydrating Shampoo
Get it for £22.90 from Cult Beauty.
Hair that’s been processed can feel much drier, so put the moisture back in with this shampoo.
It launched this year in the UK with a thousands-long waiting list – we think it’s worth the hype.
Coola Organic Scalp and Hair Mist
Get it for £26 from SpaceNK.
Just as your skin needs protection from the sun’s rays, your hair does too.
As beauty trends are encouraging us to look after our hair as we do our face, invest in an SPF to spray onto locks.
Leonor Greyl Condition Naturelle Heat Protective Styling Spray
Get it for £23.50 from Selfridges.
Though the bottle says it’s designed to volumise thin hair, we found this to be a nourishing formula that left hair looking sleek and feeling soft.
It also offers heat protection.
L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Absolut Repair 10 in 1 Leave-In Oil
Get it for £25.50 from Feel Unique.
Use it to nourish, detangle, slick back, add shine, and much more.
This multi-purpose oil can replace a lot of haircare products in one go.
Oribe Gold Lust Repair and Restore Shampoo
Get it for £50 from SpaceNK.
A luxury buy that gives hair its shine back – which is a common complaint in blondes.
It also works to strengthen hair, so you’re getting two treatments in one.
Amika The Kure Intense Bond Repair Mask
Get it for £28 from Cult Beauty.
Amika’s Kure range is designed to put strength back into compromised hair.
Make masking part of your weekly hair routine and let this sit on lengths while you get on with other things.
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