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Getting Ready To Go Blonde

It’s your first time and you’re filled with nervous excitement and blonde envy. You’ve scanned Instagram for the perfect colorist, and you’re emotionally ready to lose your blonde virginity. Here’s how to properly prepare for your blonde rendezvous.

BEFORE / Blonde Expectations /

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DURING / Going Blonde /

Take it slow...

Your dream blonde may take a while to get right. Don’t be surprised if you need more than one appointment to achieve the look you want. Blonde is high maintenance, so be prepared to spend some quality time with your colorist.

...especially if you’re a brunette.

Every colorist knows that taking a client from very dark to super light is a delicate process that can take several salon visits. Going too fast can be painful. Let your colorist determine the correct pace to maintain your hair’s integrity and ultimately get you the results you want. If you’re not willing to commit to quality time in the chair, ask about balayage, where the roots stay dark. This look is more casual, less of a commitment.

Your colorist wants you dirty.

Don’t wash your hair for three days before your appointment. This allows time for your natural oils to coat the hair, like a shield against harsh dyes. You can even load the strands with oils like jojoba and argan, put your hair up in a braid or bun, and hit the gym to let them soak in.

AFTER / Blonde Preservation /

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