A brown to blonde transition is a job for professionals only. If you’re going from brunette to blonde, familiarize yourself with the process and trust in Brillare’s experienced students to give you a new look you’ll love.
Are You Thinking of Going Blonde?
Summer is approaching, and people’s wardrobes aren’t the only things getting an upgrade—their hair is subject to a subtle or dramatic change, too. The sunshine and hot weather call for a new color, which often means going lighter. If you’re a brunette and considering a brown to blonde transition, now’s a perfect time. However, it’s best to learn what to expect in advance.
Taking care of your hair should be a top priority, no matter its color, length, or texture. But keep in mind, for the best long-lasting results, going blond requires bleaching your hair, which can be harsh on the follicles. Therefore, brunette to blonde hair care is especially important.
What To Expect Going From Brunette To Blonde
Getting a new hair color can be exciting and liberating. Still, you have to consider what’s required before taking a seat in the salon chair. Your journey to blonde hair may not be fast and easy, but if you keep these things in mind, it’ll make going from brunette to blonde a lot smoother:
It Takes Time
If your natural hair color is dark, whether it’s brown or you dyed it black, going from one color extreme to its polar opposite is a multi-step process. First thing’s first—schedule in-person consultations so the stylist can get a feel for your hair, its current condition, and what look you’re going for. Bring pictures of your blonde hair inspiration. Together, you and your stylist will confirm what level of blond will look best on you.
The color treatment takes at least a few hours. If you have virgin hair (hair that’s never been dyed) a brown to blond transition will be easier and take less time since virgin hair is a lot healthier and more resilient. If your hair needs any restorative treatments, they’re done before going from brunette to blonde.
Once your hair is as strong and healthy as possible, your stylist takes one last precaution: the strand test. During this pre-bleaching process, your stylist will take a small, hidden section and coat a few strands with the developer. This step makes sure the hair will respond to the chemical treatment appropriately without jeopardizing your whole head of hair. A strand test also reveals what type of developer is needed and gives an idea of what the color will look like.
It Takes Money
Any dramatic change to your hair is costly. The level of expertise and the time it takes for salon-level services is expensive due to the specialized products, treatments, and precision. Prices vary between $150 to $200. Expect to pay more for additional labor if your hair is long, thick, or damaged.
It’s wise to budget ahead. During consultations, take note of all the preliminary steps and services you need and write down the costs for each. While calculating your total, don’t forget to factor in ongoing care and follow-up salon visits as well.
It Takes Sacrifices
Your stylist will analyze your hair’s current condition before performing any chemical treatments. A professional with integrity will suggest nursing your hair back to good health before they do any other services for cosmetic purposes. If your hair is long, but it’s overdue for a trim, it could have sustained damage such as dry, brittle ends that are split or broken. It is best to address these issues beforehand if you want results you’ll love.
Coloring or bleaching damaged hair is a recipe for disaster. If your hair is not healthy and full, wait until it’s in better condition. Otherwise, you risk a traumatic experience with your hair coming out in clumps.
It Takes Discipline
A brown to blonde transition is nothing short of a commitment. Talk to your stylist to learn how to maintain blonde hair. If you prefer low-maintenance hair care, going from brunette to blonde may not be ideal. After dying your hair, at-home treatment is crucial to its long-term beauty and health.
It takes more than regular weekly shampoo and conditioner to keep your blond hair looking and feeling great. Experts say when you make the brown to blonde transition, you should also:
- Keep heat styling at a bare minimum.
- If heating appliances are necessary, lower their temperature.
- Use purple shampoo and conditioner to combat orange or brassy tones.
- Keep up with weekly masks and deep conditioning to restore your hair’s moisture and strength.
- Try using a toner after your treatment to make the blonde color cooler.
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Trust The Expertise of Brillare’s Professionally Trained Stylists
A brown to blonde transition should never be done at home or by non-professionals. At Brillare, we believe in coaching our students to beautify their clients the correct way. Whether your hair is virgin or color-treated, we help you achieve the perfect shade of blonde that fits you best. Brillare’s student run salon/spa is an excellent place to receive the summer transformation of your dreams. Contact us today to make an appointment with our highly qualified and dedicated students.