While those with pale skin may shy away from going blonde for fear it will make them looked washed out, it is actually possible to wear shades of blonde with light skin, you just need to know which blonde hair colors to choose!
They say blondes really do have more fun... well now you can see if that is true by using the following tips as a guideline.
Please keep in mind that the rules we are going to share with you are just guidelines for you to follow. They can help you choose a color that is best going to suit your needs as well as your natural skin tone and complexion.
Before you go blonde, take this into consideration
You always need to keep in mind the maintenance when you choosing your hair color. The lighter you choose to go from your natural hair color, the more you are going to notice the grow out of your roots. You are going to need to keep up with your touch up to ensure that your blonde stays vibrant and bright.
If you want something that is more low maintenance, I suggest that you choose to do a rooted blonde hairstyle or a high dimension blonde, especially if your hair color is naturally darker than the blonde you want to go.
Blonde hair color rules for pale skin
- Choose a blonde hair color that matches your skin tone.
- Choose a blonde hair color that will compliment your eye color and skin color depth.
How to choose your skin tone
Those with a cool skin tone will look great in silver jewellery and should have blue tinged veins (check the inside of your wrists in natural light). If your veins are blue/purple then you have cooler undertones.
If gold jewellery matches you best, and your veins look green, then you have a warm skin tone.
Your eye color often corresponds with your skin tone as well. Ask your hair colorist to take into consideration the small specks of color in eyes when helping you determine the best blonde shade for your skin tone.
How to choose a complimentary blonde hair color for your eyes and color depth
If you have light skin and a light eye colorÂ - stick to blonde hair colors that are light.
If you have light skin and a medium eye colorÂ - choose blonde hair colors that are light or medium in depth.
If you have light skin and a dark eye colorÂ - any depth of blonde hair color (light, medium, dark) will look great on you.
Hair color tip: keep in mind that while your eye color can certainly be enhanced by a well chosen blonde shade and vice versa, your skin tone and what colors will suit it is the best guideline to follow when selecting a hair color.
Cool blonde hair colors to suit pale skin
Cool blonde colors that go great with pale skin are ones that are usually described as platinum, ash, sandy and creamy.
You want to stay away from the yellow tones as they tend to clash with your skin tone. The yellow tones are not going to look right for your skin tone. Your hair is going to look like a sun on top of your head and actually make your face look washed out which is something that you want to avoid!
Blush tones look gorgeous with cool skin tones! Think of blush tones with pink or red.
Your violent tones with a hint of red also work really nicely with your cooler skin tones.
Hair color tip: upload your photo to our Virtual Hairstyler, choose a hairstyle and then try on the following cool hair colors!: light blonde, lightest blonde, platinum blonde, ash blonde, light ash blonde, lightest ash blonde, platinum ash blonde, artic blonde.
As you can see, the lighter blondes are stunning! They really brighten up your face and do not give you a wash out complexion which a lot of people are worried about. These lighter tones would look great with a grey wash out if you want something that is a bit different to just being blonde.
Adding darker shades of blonde as highlights will be a great addition to your new color. The darker colors will add a bit of contrast to your hair color which you will love if you do it! It is nice to add a few shades of blonde to your look that still suit your skin complexion.
Warm blonde hair colors to suit pale skin
Warm blonde hair colors that suit pale skin are usually described as gold, honey, copper and caramel. Think of going more with a buttery blonde. Balayage is a great technique that you can use to get these colors vibrant and perfect!
You want to stay away from your cooler tones as they are going to clash with your skin tone. This is when you are going to look like your hair is too light for your skin and there is not going to be a natural looking flow from your hairline to your forehead and skin area on your face and neck area.
Hair color tip: upload your photo to our Virtual Hairstyler, choose a hairstyle and then try on the following cool hair colors!: ultra light golden blonde, golden light blonde, lightest golden blonde, light golden copper, lightest copper, light titian.
As you can see, the pictures above are a much warmer tone of blonde. The blondes really compliment the models skin tone and helps to bring out the best in their facial features. These blonde tones are easier to achieve if you have naturally darker hair. it is nice to break up the blonde with darker highlights because the dark is going to match your roots and give you a bit more leeway when your roots start to grow out.
Maintenance levels of the different blonde shades
Warmer tones of blonde tend to be lower maintenance than cooler shades of blonde. Do not worry though! You can always use a hair toning conditioner to help maintain your color before your next color treatment.
How to minimize hair damage when going blonde
Going blonde can be a bit of a strain on your hair. You need to make sure that your colorist is using a product to help protect your hair from the process of becoming blonde.
Keep in mind that going from your natural hair color to blonde can take a few sessions before you get the right color that you are looking for. You want to be patient for with this process. If you just bleach your hair and go from a darker color to blonde, you are going to end up damaging your hair from the coloring process. So be careful when going blonde. Rather be patient and take your time when going through the process.
You want to make sure that it is done right so keep at it and I promise you, once you get the right blonde for your skin tone, you are going to love being blonde!
How to make your blonde color last longer
You can use shampoo and conditioner that are designed to lock in your color. They are color saving products that can help your blonde stay blonder for longer.
If you want to give your blonde color a bit of a different undertone, you can use purple shampoo and conditioner. These products are going to give your hair a grey tinge to it. They are ideal for people who have a cooler skin tone.
If you have a warmer skin tone and want to have the grey undertone in your hair, you can buy shampoo and conditioner that is black. The black will give you more of an ash tinge to your hair.
Finish off both grey options with a toner to lock in the color as well as give the grey color an extra push. Grey is trending at the moment and you might want to add something different to your blonde color. The nice thing about the grey tinting products is that they wash out. So, if you do not like how it looks, do not worry as it will wash out quicker than your blonde and leave you with a dazzling blonde hair color.
If you are not into the grey idea, then just use products that are designed for your blonde hair.
A hair masque is a great treatment that you can use to help keep your hair healthy. These masques make sure that your hair stays shiny, lush and soft after all the coloring that you are going to be doing.
Things to keep in mind once you are blonde
- Chlorine and blonde hair are not friends. Chlorine can turn your hair green if your hair is exposed to chlorine for long periods of time. It is advised that you use a swimming cap when you are in water that has chlorine in or tie your hair up so that it does not get wet.
- Finish washing your hair with a cool rinse as it helps to close your hair follicles which will make your hair color run less. This trick will also help to reduce your color form fading and will help promote shine.
- Reflect the light with shine spray. This is one of the greatest tricks in the book! All you need to do is apply a reflect light spray product to your hair once you are done styling your hair. This is going to give your hair a gorgeous shine that is going to look healthy and turns heads wherever you go!
- Wash your hair less often. The more you wash your hair, the quicker the color will fade. Wash your hair twice a week.
- You can use a dry shampoo during the week when your hair starts to look a bit dirty. If you apply the dry shampoo at night, the product will absorb oil throughout the night and will look fresh in the morning.
- Avoid heat damage by applying a heat protecting product to your hair before you use heated styling tools such as a hair iron or a curling iron.
- You can apply hair oil to your hair once a month to keep your hair healthy and shiny.
- Keep up with your trims. You need to trim your hair once every 6 weeks or so. Color does not stick well to dead ends. You need to trim your hair so that your color looks as striking on the bottom as it does on the top.
To see how you'd look with any of the great salon hairstyles pictured in this article, click on the above images to try the virtual hairstyles with your own photo! If you do not like any of the images that we have shown you in this article, do not give up on the idea of being blonde. Simply upload your image onto our website and you can take a look at hundreds of different blonde hair colors that you want to try out. Our virtual hairstyler will help give you a better idea of what color will best suit you.
You can also take a look at different blonde hairstyles that are trending at the moment. You can even add some highlights to spice up your look. Bright colors might be your way of expressing yourself and your bright highlights will show up more with blonde hair.
As you can see, blonde hair is dazzling! It makes your eye color pop more, brightens up your face and helps to bring your best facial features forward. Going blonde is a decision you will not regret! Once you go blonde, it can also be easier for you to go a darker color or even add vibrant colors to your hair more easily.
Blondes have more fun... Guess you are going to have to find that out for yourself!