“It can be difficult to get blonde hair to look shiny, so get the tones right. Never get highlights in just one shade or it will look dull and flat. Having several shades of blonde, including one darker shade, will make your colour look natural and lively. Ask for a glimmer of iridescent gold for extra impact.
If you’re going to colour your hair blonde at home, choose a shade that is a maximum of two to three shades lighter than your own. Look at the picture on the packaging, and if it is more than three shade lighter than your natural hair colour – put the box back on the shelf!”
“A few well-placed highlights and a fresh cut can make a world of difference to silver sirens. The key is to get the right shades of blonde in your grey hair. If you add a brightener into grey it will make the grey stronger, cleaner and more sparkly – and the maintenance is really low.”
“Warmer tones can make the hair look brassy and artificial-looking. The trick is to keep the base colour neutral but then to warm it up with a gorgeous set of mixed lights. Consult your hairdresser first – a professional will be able to advise you on what shade will suit your skin tone.
As a general rule, pale and pinky-toned skins look better with cooler tones – creamy blonde and caramel – while olive skins can take warmer shades. If you aren’t sure go for neutral shades of coffee, chocolate and biscuit, which suit virtually everyone.”
“Don’t shy away from those professional moisturising treatments you are often offered in salons. And keep a colour refresher to hand to wow up your colour in between visits – either ask your hairdresser to make one up for you or use a really great colour-maintenance shampoo and conditioner.”
Get Out of Your Colour Rut!
“I meet so many clients who are stuck in a colour rut. A colour from 25 years ago won’t make you look 25 years younger. Unfortunately, the reverse is true: something that suited you 10 or 15 years ago probably won’t work for you now. Don’t be afraid to let go and try something new. It doesn’t have to be a drastic change – something as simple as adding a few highlights or washing a semi-permanent hair colour through your hair can make you look so different.”