All About Blonde!

Understanding Blonde Hair & Finding The Right Blonde Shade For You at Martin & Phelps Hairdressers in Cheltenham

If you are thinking of going blonde, but have no idea where to start, let the hair experts at Martin & Phelps Hairdressers in Cheltenham explain all!

We can help you find the perfect blonde to suit you so please book in for a complimentary colour consultation. We will take into account your lifestyle and personality, assess your hair type and the condition of your hair and most importantly, listen to your needs.

The terminology surrounding blonde hair can be confusing, so let the Martin & Phelps colour experts explain some of the basics when it comes to blondes…..

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Which Blonde Hair Colour Should I Choose?

Blonde is a rather broad term which covers all sorts of different blonde shades ranging from a very light brown to a white platinum blonde.

Once we’ve discussed the blonde hair colour you desire, your colour specialist will assess your base colour. This is what your hair colour is at the start of the hair colouring process. Base colours start at 1 for black shades and finish at 10 which is the lightest blonde possible.  

We would also decide which tone is right for you – taking into account your skin tone and even your eye colour to find a tone that brightens your complexion.  Tones are wide-ranging and go from a brown through to red, gold and more blue-toned ash blonde shades. 

It is also likely your Martin & Phelps stylist will add a secondary undertone to give your hair another hint of colour and make it multi-dimensional. For example, we might add a purple tone or blue undertone to stop your blonde looking brassy.

Which Blonde Tone Should I Choose?

As previously mentioned, we will assess your skin tone to help us decide on the perfect blonde tone for you. 

Golden blondes, honey blondes and copper blondes all have warm undertones. If you want a cool blonde hair colour like platinum or champagne blonde, we will add some cool blue or purple tones. 

You may have a neutral skin tone – which would suit all tones in-between cool and warm blonde. Neutral tones support your base colour rather than adding, for example, a golden glow or removing brassy tones. 

Looking After Your New Blonde Hair 

If you want your new blonde hair colour to remain true to shade for as long as possible, it is important to invest in a specialist shampoo and conditioner for blondes. Your Martin & Phelps colour expert can recommend the best hair care products for your new blonde shade. 

Depending on how light your hair is from your natural colour, you will need to book in to have your roots touched up every 6-8 weeks. A toner or glossing treatment can also work wonders in refreshing your colour in-between visits to Martin & Phelps Hairdressers in Cheltenham.

Book Your Hair Colour Consultation at Martin & Phelps Hairdressers in Cheltenham

If you are new to hair colour, you will require a quick patch test 48 hours prior to your hair colour appointment.  We can explain everything you need to know during your free hair colour consultation so please give us a call on 01242 523 568 to book in.  We also offer quick & easy online booking via our website.