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Blonde isn't just a color, it's a lifestyle!

The best of sun-kissed, golden locks require the skill of a professional hairdresser. Our professionals say that if your skin has a pinkish hue, it's actually best to stay away from golden-blonde and instead aim for a neutral to cool tone. Meanwhile, if you have olive skin that tans easily, a golden or honey-blonde will look fabulous with your complexion.

Bold, Brazen Blonde

Blonde hair has always been a favorite among celebs and girls next door alike, but in recent months, blonde has gotten even more bold. "As a culture we are really moving toward deliberate, striking haircolor," says celebrity stylist and L'Oréal Professionnel Artist Jason Backe. "Trends are moving away from natural and soft-towards hair color that's reminiscent of what we saw in the nineties-really bold highlighting with strong placement. Some clients want haircolor that makes a statement about their personality or who they really are. With blondes, Backe is seeing that blonde colors can be versatile, exciting and unique.

Making a Commitment

Blonde locks are only a salon visit away. If your hair is naturally darker, make sure to consult your stylist about the level of upkeep you're willing to commit to. Some looks will require root touch ups every four to six weeks, but others you can get away with only visiting the salon a couple times a year.

Going Blonder

"It's important for clients to remember that changing your haircolor is a process, it's a journey," Backe says. "Go into the salon with pictures and have a conversation with your colorist about your wants and needs. Then the two of you can come up with a plan of action for how you're going to get there. With blonde, sometimes it can take a few visits to achieve the desired color," he says, "so communication is key".

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