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Blonde hair: which tone is the best for you?


Blonde hues are virtually endless: platinum blonde, ash blonde, honey, golden, with cold or warm shades! You really do need a guide to understand which type of blonde would suit you best: here are a few tips.

Have you ever wondered which kind of blonde suits you and your personality best? By choosing the perfect shade – warm or cool – you could enhance your complexion. And by adjusting the "volume” of your blonde – from deepest ash to the boldest platinum – you have a chance to really express yourself through your personal style. 

So, what kind of blond are you?
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Ash blonde, natural and low maintenance 

It’s a very natural and simple shade of blonde, easy to wear and to choose for a new look. Ash blonde is perfectly suited to complexions with cool undertones with a low contrast with the intensity of the eyes.  

Caring for it at home is also easier, because ash blond doesn't see as much loss of shine, which other shades blonde hues may find. To add more shine, try applying an oil or another styling product with a shimmering finish.

On the chromatic scale, ash blond often sits on the borderline with light brown. However, the two shades shouldn't be confused, and your trusted Davines hairdresser will be able to guide you in choosing the perfect colour!
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Blonde hair with highlights, to add more shine 

If you already have lighter hair you are starting from a light colour base, highlights can be an excellent way to brighten and add vibrancy to your blonde hair.
The result is reminiscent of a summer well spent in the sun, but thanks to the bleaching done by a professional, you can get this effect all year round.

Highlights are perfect both for the warm and for the cold shades of blonde, so let your imagination run free.

Even better, they help cover grey hair and can be the starting point in a transition towards a lighter shade, even from brown hair.
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Degradé blond with dark base

Over the last few years there has been a flood of requests to bleach the ends of hair. This way, the root stays darker and it is easier to manage regrowth. 

The degradé is suited for medium length or long hair, as it allows an easy management of the chromatic change.

Partial bleaching of the hair can vary in intensity, marking either a strong or a soft contrast between the base colour and the one of the lengths.

It is especially important to care for heavily bleached hair, by periodically applying a nourishing mask and using a rich conditioner every time you wash your hair. Even adding a repairing hair mask to your routine once a week.

Bleaching and blond dye: ask a professional!

Blond is a favourite amongst movie and pop stars, who choose it to express various aspects of their femininity. Some of the most memorable blonds are the sophisticated shade of Grace Kelly, the more sensual blond of Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe, and of course the irreverent pop blond of Madonna.

Because it is so versatile, blond is also one of the most sought after colour. If you are considering a radical new look and bleaching your hair, ask for the advice of a Davines hairdresser!
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Bronde, the marriage of blonde and brown

Even women with chocolate toned hair have dreamed to become blonde at least once in their life.
Many have been able to turn this dream into reality by starting - slowly- with a dark blonde or a “bronde”.

The word “bronde” is the fusion of the words brown and blonde. Even though the name is simple, reaching the perfect "bronde” for every woman is far from easy.

In order to get a satisfying result, customised to work with your natural hair tone and colour, we highly recommend to avoid DIY solutions. Talk to your stylist to find your best colour fit!

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Honey blonde, versatile and trendy

Ever so popular, honey blonde can present many shades. Ranging from copper blonde to caramel brown, from golden blonde to wheat-blond.

Honey blond offers the benefit of being very natural and low maintenance, making it the perfect choice to brighten up your hair without too much change or damage.

On top of that, it is a wonderful shade for women who love long, wavy hair and braids, as the reflection of the light on the different honey hues really shine with this style.

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Platinum blonde, the coolest metallic shade

Platinum blonde is a classic bold colour, evoking a free and rebellious spirit. As the bleaching process can be time consuming(depending on your natural colour) it's crucial to go platinum with your hairdresser and make sure you have the best at-home care to maintain its lustre. 

To help bleached hair stay healthy, remember to use specific shampoos and conditioners and to periodically apply a restructuring and nourishing keratin treatment.

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