Should You Go Blonde?


To blonde or not to blonde, that is the question- especially considering that summer is officially on its way. The reality is that there are very few people who shouldn’t go blonde at least once in their life! The real trick is finding the perfect shade that won’t wash you out or make you look older. The right color will complement your skin color, appear natural, and make your features pop. How can you know if (and which) blonde is right for you?


Listen up fair skinned ladies: platinum locks look especially gorgeous on pale skin, particularly if the haircolor is close in tone to your complexion. Your hair colorist can help you determine which platinum would look best with your warm or cool skin tone.


If beachy, golden locks are your dream, take heart. Most complexions and natural hair colors can look amazing with a little gold added in, although warm skin tones rock golden hues the most easily. The key to keeping it beachy and not bleachy is by adding a rich, multi-dimensional mix of honey, golden, and buttery hues.


The only thing better than a beach day, is a kind of “sandy” you can rock all season long. Sandy hair looks best on ladies with a cool skin tone. If that’s you, let our Beverly Hills hair colorists know that you’re ready for this warm, rich version of blonde.

Strawberry Blonde

For the girl that can’t commit, strawberry blonde lets you walk both wild sides. Stick to strawberry blonde if you have warm skin undertones. Cool ladies (in more ways than just skin tone) should avoid yellow, golden, red, or bronze tones; unfortunately that means strawberry blonde may not be your best color.


Honey is one of the sweetest hair colors because you can manage it with any skin tone. Sure, warm complexions work best for honey hues, but honey also lends itself well to techniques like ombre which allow your natural color to complement your skin tone while the ends of your hair sport any color they please (thankyouverymuch).

While there’s no universal shade of blonde that flatters all skin tones, there is a shade of blonde for everyone no matter or pale or how deep your skin tone is. Michael can help you decide which color will make your features pop, and how to give your hair a healthy, natural look. To schedule an appointment with Michael Canale, call us at 310-273-8080. Or, peek at Michael’s schedule to see when he’ll be in your area.

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