Going Blonde – Your Questions Answered

All You Need To Know About Going Blonde – Top Tips from COUPE Hair Salon in Sunninghill, Ascot

Have you always dreamt of going blonde but you’ve never felt brave enough to make the change?  Or are you an experienced member of the Blonde Brigade thinking of going for a different shade?  At COUPE, there’s no need to worry about what the results might look like because our experienced team of hair colour technicians will work tirelessly to achieve the perfect blonde for you.   All you have to do is sit back and relax, and your hair will be left so luminously healthy that you’ll be guaranteed to turn heads.

There’s a myriad blonde hues to choose from and at COUPE we think it’s important that we perfectly capture the  colour you want, so please book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation at our hair salon in Sunninghill, Ascot ahead of your appointment.

Before you visit us, why not check out this article?  It tells you everything you need to know about transforming your look and going blonde.

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Will Blonde Hair Suit Me?

While you are completely free to choose whichever blonde shade you like, the hair experts at our salon in Sunninghill have some helpful tips about which shades would make you look fantastic.  Here’s a quick guide:

Pale Skin Tones:  light, golden or strawberry blondes would be perfect for you.

Medium Skin Tones:  golden or honey blondes would look great on you.  You could also try out beige blondes or light blondes with warm tones.

Dark Skin Tones: Warmer, darker blondes such as golden blondes or caramels would look beautiful on you.

If you see a particular blonde style that captures your imagination, you can show a photo of it to your hairdresser and we can turn your idea into a reality. 

What Are The Most Popular Blonde Hair Colours?

There are so many to choose from!   Some of the popular blonde styles here at COUPE are balayage and highlights.  In terms of colours, silver-grey tones, platinum ice-white blondes and golden blondes are very popular right now.  Alternatively, you could try out a trendy retro buttery blonde!

What Blonde Hair Techniques Do You Offer?

You don’t have to be careful what you wish for here at our salon in Sunninghill –  our expert hair colour technicians will work their magic to tailor any look you like to suit you, creating beautiful, bespoke styles every time.  Click here to find out about some of the hair colour services we offer.

The world of blonde is at your fingertips.  Simply talk to your stylist about the look that inspires you and we can recommend the best technique to create it. 

Examples of hair colour techniques for you to try include…

·         Foiling/ Babylights/ Microlights/ Scatterings

·         Colour Panels or Flashlights

·         All-Over Hair Colour

·         Glossing to Enhance Colour & Shine

·         Ombré, Balayage & Root Stretching

·         Colour Melting

·         Multi-Toning

How Much Will It Cost To Go Blonde?

Prices well vary depending on the condition and length of your hair, as well as the blonde look you wish to achieve.  Book in for a free professional consultation today and we can tell you what’s involved in the process and give you a no-obligation quote.  Our price list will also give you an idea of how much all of our hair colour services cost.

Can Brunettes Go Blonde?

Yes!  It’s worth bearing in mind, however, that a transition from brown to blonde takes more time than a transition from blonde to blonder.  At your free hair colour consultation, we’ll explain the process, the colour that will be produced and how long it will take, as well as the price range you’d be looking at.  We’ll also let you know what will be involved in maintaining your look.

Will Going Blonde Ruin The Condition Of My Hair?

The advancement and increased accessibility of state-of-the-art haircare products means we can protect and even strengthen your hair during the process of going blonde.  At COUPE Hair Salon in Ascot we offer a variety of hair care treatments to reduce damage, including Smartbond, one of the newest innovations in hair repair for coloured hair.  This fantastic new treatment protects and strengthens the hair during the hair colouring process to give you softer, shiner, healthier hair.  Click on the link above to find out more.

We also use a range of Keratese products, including Concentre Pixelist which is perfect for colour protection and enhancing colour brilliance plus Micromist Deep Infusion Treatment.  This Japanese haircare sensation is a mist that eliminates hair damage without applying heavy conditioners directly onto the hair.

Click here to find out about the full range of hair treatments we offer.

What Are The Benefits of Having Blonde Hair?

Each shade of blonde has a different character.  Whether you want to look feminine and innocent or to portray a sun-kissed beach style, blonde colours are an excellent way to add elements of your personality to your hair.

Blonde hair allows you to have fun with styling options.  Temporary tints such as fun pastel shades or hair chalks show up brilliantly on blonde hair, so you can almost try out a different shade for every mood and outfit.

Blonde shades have always had the power to turn heads.  In choosing to go blonde, you could join the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Cameron Diaz and Brigitte Bardot!

Are There Any Disadvantages To Having Blonde Hair?

If you decide to go for an all-over blonde colour, you’ll need to make a quick trip to our salon to have your root regrowth touched up approximately every 8 weeks.  Highlights are much less obvious but to keep it looking fabulous you can have a T-section cover-up around every 8 weeks if you choose. Because balayage looks so subtle and natural, it’s even lower maintenance and you may not need to visit the salon for even longer.   

If you want to give your colour a boost we can apply toners and glossing treatments to your hair, although we’d call this more of a benefit than a disadvantage – at COUPE Hair Salon, it’s our job to pamper you!

How Do I Stop My Blonde Hair Looking Washed Out?

The treatments we provide at COUPE are a great way to keep your blonde shade looking gorgeous, both in the luxury of our salon and in the comfort of your home.  We particularly recommend using Smartbond during the colouring process.   This will not affect the final colour, but will ensure it lasts longer and fades less.  Click here to find out more about Smartbond.

Professional colour-safe or colour-enhancing shampoos (purple shampoos) are very important if you want to eliminate the brassy tones in your blonde look.  Clarifying purple shampoo showcases the cooler tones in your blonde hair, whereas deep purple shampoo can nourish and protect hair while making it more shiny.

Do You Offer Colour Correction Services?

We’ve all heard stories about DIY hair dye disasters.  If this happens to you, you don’t have to worry about trying to fix it yourself – it’s best left to the professionals and we’re here to help correct your hair colour!

Book in as soon as possible for a consultation so we can assess the problem and work on a strategy to get it looking beautifully healthy in no time.

How Do I Book In For My New Blonde Hair Colour?

You can book easily online or call our Sunninghill salon on 01344 873 200.  Please remember that we offer free hair colour consultations – find out more about our hair colour services here. 

Please note too that it’s  important you come in for a simple patch test 48 hours prior to any colour appointment.