REDKEN ARTIST PROVIDE COLOR INSPIRATION & HAIR CARE TIPS, TAILORED TO THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF BLONDE HAIR
Calling all blondes. Whether you are going blonde, preserving blonde hair, or embracing the blonde you were given, find the tips and tricks you need to find your best blonde look and keep your hair healthier (and blonder).
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE LIGHTENING HAIR TO BLONDE
Most blonde hair color services are going to call for some type of lightening to the hair, which means you’ll need to give added attention to preserving the health of you hair. When lightening hair, it’s important to keep the following in mind:
1. PROTECT THE BONDS IN YOUR HAIR FROM THE BEGINNING
Your colorist can take steps to preserve the integrity of your hair through your whole service and the lightening step is no exception. Ask you colorist to include a bond protector like Redken’s pH-Bonder.
2. HAIR IS AT ITS MOST VULNERABLE THE FIRST 2 WEEKS AFTER A LIGHTENING SERVICE
It’s a little known fact that bonds in the hair are fragile and most susceptible to breakage and damage the first two weeks after lightening, bleaching, or any color application. Redken’s Color Extend Bonder is there to help protect color-treated hair during the critical first two weeks after a color or blonding service.
3. POST-SERVICE HAIR CARE IS VITAL TO STAYING VIBRANT
Hair care for blonde and lightened hair doesn’t stop after week 2. A couple of times per week, use a purple shampoo like Redken Blondage for a toning and strengthening system that will help keep your blonde brighter and healthier. You can also incorporate a vinegar rinse into your hair care routine. Color Extend Vinegar Rinse will re-balance your hair’s pH while gently clarifying for enhanced smoothness and shine.
WHY BLONDES SHOULD NEVER LEAVE THE SALON WITHOUT A TONING SERVICE
If you’re going blonde or refreshing your current blonde, your colorist is probably lightening your hair in some way. Every lightening service should be paired with a toner. Learn what a toner is and why you need one >
PREVENTING BRASS WITH THE RIGHT (PURPLE) SHAMPOO FOR BLONDE HAIR
Discover a blonde’s best friend: purple shampoo >
INSPIRATION FOR YOUR NEXT BLONDE LOOK
Find the blonde shade that speaks to you. Take the inspiration into Swerve Salon & Spa to talk through your wants with your colorist.
HONEY BLONDE ASHY HAIR
Honey blonde highlights with an ashy hue are a great play on the classic honey blonde hair.
ASHY BLONDE HAIR
Looking to transition from a warm to a cooler, ashy blonde? This Golden Ice Ashy Blonde haircolor is a great way to transition.
PLATINUM BLOND HAIR COLOR
Achieving platinum blonde when you start with a brunette base can be a real commitment but the results are worth it. See this haircolor transformation from brunette to platinum blonde.
This isn’t one specific look, but it’s definitely a technique to be well versed in. A Balayage is a way to either dip your toes into blonde or add blonder pieces to an already blonde base. Explore blonde balayages such as the Honey Glazed Dark Blonde Balayage, Cool Blonde Balayage, Sunkissed Golden Blonde Balayage, and Cool Ashy Blonde Balayage for inspiration.
THE LOW-MAINTENANCE BLONDE
If you’re looking for a lower maintenance blonde look, we’ve go the trend for you! A dark root that allows you to embrace your natural hair color on top and blend into lighter ends is a great way to allow hair to grow out nicely and without any harsh lines. The look can be a sublet ombre or a more obvious contrast between dark and light. For inspiration, explore these dark root, blonde hair looks >
REDKEN INSPIRED HAIR COLOR & HAIR CARE TIPS TAILORED TO THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF RED HAIR
Whether you’re already a redhead or thinking about a new red shade, find what you need to know about red hair and get inspired by some of our favorite red hair trends.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE COLORING YOUR HAIR RED
Becoming a redhead is like no other hair transformation. Before you embrace those copper, burgundy, or crimson hues, make sure you know what to expect from your red hair color service.
IT MIGHT TAKE TWO VISITS (AND SOME IN BETWEEN) TO ACHIEVE YOUR DESIRED SHADE
It’s always best to know what you’re in for before you visit the salon for a hair color service. It’s important to know that just like it might take a few services to get a platinum blonde to their desired level of blonde, your colorist may need a few times with your hair to achieve the perfect shade of red you’re looking for. Each additional visit will help improve vibrancy and get you to your desired color. In order to keep your hair its most vibrant, you may need to swing in to the salon in between appointments for protein treatments. This is something you can talk to your colorist about to see what is best for you. You can also use Extreme Anti-Snap leave-in treatment at home to keep your hair and color strong.
INSPIRATION: TRANSFORMATION TO RED HAIR COLOR
Thinking of going red? Watch this video on transforming from blonde to a redhead >
ADDING RED TO BLONDE IS DIFFERENT THAN ADDING TO BRUNETTE
If you’re looking for blonde red hair or more of a strawberry blonde look, or if you have previously lightened or highlighted hair, your process will be different than someone who has a brunette, or even gray, base. If your hair is naturally blonde and has never been colored, the red can be deposited directly. Colorists can take a few different approaches when applying red to brunette color. For instance, they can apply color directly to the hair or they can use the Color Gels Lacquers line to tone the hair before upping the intensity of the red meanwhile. For grey coverage, colorists can’t add red right to the roots.
RED HAIR COLOR DOESN’T TAKE LONGER TO PROCESS
Good news is that each visit doesn’t have to be longer than normal. Despite it having more pigment than other colors, adding red color to your hair won’t require more time in the chair. It processes in about 20 minutes. And might take up to 45 minutes if your colorist is using other coloring techniques as well. In short- red hair is no less accessible than other colors!
DISCOVER THE A RED HAIR COLOR THAT INSPIRES YOUR NEXT LOOK
There are so many ways to incorporate red into your hair color. Discover some inspirations and trends!
STRAWBERRY RED BALAYAGE
If you want to try red hair but don’t want to fully commit to the color up to your root, ask your stylist to create strawberry blonde balayage! Find your Strawberry Balayage inspiration here >
BURGUNDY RED HAIR
Burgundy haircolor is a perfect take on a deep red tone. It’s a flattering color that looks good all year round, even if fall and winter is the most popular time for the look. Find the makeup tips to complete the look>
CHERRY RED HAIR
Cherry red is the vibrant, bright red that comes to mind when you think of that classic red color-treated hair look. Get inspired by this Cherry Red look >
STRAWBERRY BLONDE HAIR COLOR
Strawberry blonde is the perfect way to add some natural red without jumping right into being a full-blown redhead. The looks is subtle, but adds a unique variation to blonde or red hair. Get inspired by this Strawberry Blonde look >
ROSE GOLD HAIR COLOR
While not a traditional red hair color, Rose Gold Hair is a hot trend that combines some rose hues to any existing base. You can lighten hair to get a more saturated color or add a gloss for some subtle hues. Find the Rose Gold Haircolor that is right for you >