Blonde has always been a popular hair colour, but there are so many variations of what we mean by ‘blonde’ that it is no wonder that different shades of blonde come in and out of fashion. So, if you’re looking for a new colour, you might be wondering what’s on-trend – in which case, you might want to check out the ‘reel blonde’ trend.
Do you remember when Billie Eilish revealed her new hair this spring? That’s reel blonde. Named after Instagram reels, reel blonde is social-media friendly, and it’s a striking look that is super on-trend right now.
Reel blonde is very polished. Forget soft highlights or strategically placed shades – reel blonde is an all-over blonde and looks sophisticated when done well. It’s the ultimate luxurious hair colour to refresh your style after a tumultuous year, and it’s just what we all need right now – a bright new style for a new beginning.
While reel blonde looks beautiful, it does require a bit of work. Here’s what you’ll need to know:
Take Your Time to Find the Right Shade
There is no one shade of reel blonde. While it’s a clear, bright colour, the exact shade will depend on your skin tone. You’ll be committing to this blonde for a while, so it’s worth taking some time to find the right shade. A consultation with the hair experts at Alchemy & I can help you figure out the most flattering option.
Hairdressers are worth their weight in ‘blonde’!
This is a job for the pros. It’s a very polished look that requires salon experience, and you won’t get the same results if you do it at home.
This is especially true if you’re going from a darker shade to blonde. That takes more work, and it may take a few salon trips to lighten it. On the plus side, it’s a great excuse to take some time out for some rest and pampering in the gorgeous Alchemy & I space in the heart of Palmerston North.
Go Back Regularly for Maintenance
The key to blonde hair is to have it touched up regularly. If you have dark hair and you are going for reel blonde, you will have to book regular appointments to maintain it. Be prepared for the investment and make sure you find a stylist that you feel comfortable with.
Mitigate the Bleach Damage
Bleaching your hair will damage it, but don’t worry – the damage can be reduced with proper care. Take care of your bleached hair by using deep conditioning treatments regularly, and maybe even treat yourself to a nourishing salon treatment from time to time. Make sure you look for hair products designed to hold blonde. Keep an eye out for shampoos that help to reduce brassiness, which you’ll want to avoid.
The expert team at Alchemy & I can make your ‘reel blonde’ dreams a reality, book a hair consultation today and get the look you want!