3 Ways to Maintain Your Platinum Blonde Hair & Lose the Brass

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From the shampoo you use to avoiding cigarette smoke, here are three ways to maintain your platinum blonde hair and lose the brass:

1. Pick your shampoo and conditioner wisely. You’re going to want to purchase a purple-based shampoo and conditioner. There are many on the market these days, and as a stylist I have learned that Clairol Shimmer Lights works the best for those on a budget. The shampoo works well but it’s the conditioner that is going to give you noticeable results.

After shampooing, leave it on for a full 5 minuets before rinsing out — it has a great toning affect! Check your local Ricky’s NYC or Sally Beauty Supply for Shimmer Lights at about $10 a bottle.

2. Tone it down. Going to your stylist every few weeks for a quick tone can get pretty pricey. In between root touch-ups, it’s okay to do your own toner. To cut that yellow, I highly recommend T18 (white lady) from Wella Color Charm. It’s very affordable ($5 a bottle) and the results are stunning! Make sure you follow the directions perfectly and purchase the correct developer, it requires 20 volume.

If you find your hair is a bit more orange than it is yellow, or if you’re going for a more silver or ash blonde, I’d go for the T14 (silver lady), also by Wella Color Charm. It has a blue undertone, rather than violet, making it a bit more powerful.

*Remember: Your hair needs to be a pale yellow for the toner to work properly. If you’re hair is on the orange side you’re going to need to do another bleach session to get that white blonde you’re striving for. If you must do it yourself I recommend the Roux Sheer Delight ($19.99) with 20 volume.

3. Don’t smoke. It causes the hair to yellow very fast. If you want to be a beautiful processed blonde, it’s something you need to overcome. Otherwise, you’ll have to do weekly toners instead of the recommended monthly.

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Becoming a beautiful processed blonde at home isn’t something I recommend. It is very easy to tell if someone is a box blonde or a professional colorist blonde.

Before you book your appointment, you need to ask yourself “can I afford to be blonde?” It’s a very difficult and pricey look to maintain. Be prepared to drop a good $150+ for a double-process at your local salon.

Depending on your current color level and your hair’s history, you may not instantly get the platinum blonde you want on day one. Going blonde could take numerous appointments to get you there, and it’s best to take the process in steps, as it will be less damaging (especially if you’re a natural brunette).

Don’t forget to check out Salon Apprentice. Apprentice stylists are always looking for models to go platinum, free of charge!

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Rainbow Hair is Taking Over Hollywood

Posted 2 years ago by

Off-beat hair colors have been taking the red carpet by storm with stars such as Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Kate Bosworth, Jaime King and the most dramatic of them all…Katy Perry.

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Katy Perry has been rocking the all over blue do’ ever since her split with comedian Russell Brand. Was this her way of expressing sadness or needing a change? Or did she just take her smurfette role a little to far?

Back in the day, nail and lip color other than red or pink were looked at as taboo. Now we have cosmetic lines such as EssieLime Crime and Urban Decay coming out with all sorts of crazy colors that have become acceptable over the years. In my short life time, blue nail polish was something you would never wear to a job interview. Now it wouldn’t even raise an eye brow.

Will this be the same with hair color? Will we see purple and pink hair just as often as we see blonde and brunette? I always wondered what the fashion of the future had in store for us. Maybe this is it.

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What are your thoughts on this “crazy” hair trend? Let us know in the comments below.

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