Blonds throughout history have often been
portrayed as beautiful and sexy. While peroxide was first promoted to
bleach hair in the 19th century, it was the 1920s and 1950s that the first
‘blonde bombshells’ were created by
with Jean Harlow, May West and
But when a young starlet, Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe) bleach her hair the "patron saint of peroxide"
was born. Dozens
of dazzling Hollywood
from Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Paris Hilton, Katherine
Heigl and the latest entry Lady Gaga continue to light up the silver
screen with their ravishing blond locks.
The start of a new
year marks the opportunity for redefining your style and what better way
then with a new hair color. For years the hair fashion industry has been
obsessed with blondes and is associated with glamour. Blond isn't just a
hair color it's an attitude. If it were a formula I’d mix two parts
blond hair, one part personality, plus two parts sexual confidence. Blond
hair comes in many shades from cool to warm and is most flattering to
creamy complexions although it also works well with complexions of medium
warm tones. Natural blond hair is relatively rare. It can range from pale
to dark golden shades and occurs in approximately 2% of the world
population. Almost everyone can be a blonde. What's most important is
finding the right shade to complement your skin tone.
have pink skin like Reese Witherspoon you can wear a light golden blond
hue. Women with pale porcelain skin and green or blue eyes like Nicole
Kidman make perfect strawberry blondes. Medium skin tones have the most
choices. If you want a pale blonde hue and have dark brown hair a two step
process (bleaching and toning) will be required. Those with medium and
light brown hair can add blond highlights or lowlights with a foil weaving
technique to give it a natural sun kissed or dramatic look.
This dimensional effect is a great way to start and easy to keep up.
If you chose to become a blond and have dark eye brows you may want to
lighten them as well.
blond hair dye contains the small hair color molecules keeping blond in your
hair becomes a challenge. Small molecules enter the hair shaft easily but
also wash out of the hair easily each time you shampoo. To preserve the
color using a pigmented shampoo and conditioner between touch ups will
help prevent premature fading. Because there are dozens of blond hues from
platinum and gold to strawberry it can be difficult to know which shade is
right for you. To determine what shade would suit you best and which to
avoid a visit to a professional hair colorist is well worth the time and
expense. Before you make an appointment, clip a few pictures from
magazines with colors you’re interested in trying and show them to the
colorist….a picture is worth a thousand words!