Here's a little secret I love sharing with people: Even top beauty editors sometimes skip the salon for a little do-it-yourself hair color. Whether you are a future do-it-yourselfer or stick to the salon, here are the hair color tips you should know about:
You've heard the old adage that gentlemen prefer blondes. "Blondes are sexy, brunettes are sophisticated, and redheads are born attention-getters." I tend to disagree. I think blonde hair can be sexy, sophisticated AND attention-getting A sleek bob that follows the sharp line of the jaw on a woman can be incredibly sophisticated no matter the color, just as a platinum pixie can grab the attention of both men and women. What I do know for sure about blonde hair, is it is expensive to upkeep.
The rule of thumb to follow when it comes to blonde hair is this one: If you had blonde hair as a kid, you'll likely look good with blonde hair as an adult. You'll also look good blonde if you have pink skin that burns easily, and blue or green eyes. If your skin has yellow undertones, you may look jaundiced or washed out with hair that's too light. Contrast between your face and hair is important when going blonde. If you have fair skin, the biggest hair color mistake you can make is to go too light. I'm pale and have had my hair too lightened so that my face and my hair looked like one big wash of the same color. The best hair color allows for contrast and shows off the face.