Hints of warm sunshine are bursting their shimmery rays on sun-kissed blonde-tinted locks. The way the light bounces off your glistening mane, makes you look and feel like a confident beach babe. Whether you’re strutting into the office, rolling in salty beach sand, or tanning at the lake with your favorite sun hat, nothing says summer like a wink and a flick of bright, shiny gold hair.
But if you don’t possess those natural shaggy-blonde locks that every girl dreams of, don’t worry. Here are three flawless ways to help you achieve your champagne-hair fantasies.
Traditional Foil Highlighting
Foil highlights are one of the quickest ways of transforming into a blonde bombshell. The induction of heat from the foil lets your stylist’s lightener achieve maximum shine, having the ability to take your hair 4 levels lighter in a single service. The versatility of foil highlights make this blonde-boosting pick something stylists adore. Depending on the number of highlights, your stylist could have your strands lightened for cute accents or for a full head of lusciously bright hair. A multi-dimensional effect can also be achieved with this technique. Foils are perfect for creating a well-mixed pop of different colors, giving you the sunny look of varying, sun-kissed strands.
If you want to splash on some shine without going extreme, Balayage results in a natural, perfectly-blended highlight to subtly gleam up your look. Bayalage can give you just as many highlights as a foil, however, the application techniques of Balayage allow your new hair to grow out more beautifully without any harsh lines of demarcation.
Balayage gives the stylists artistic freedom, where they can customize hand-painted highlights for added color or heavier applications for a more prominent effect. This hair lightening process is perfect for summer because it’s very low maintenance and requires little upkeep.
Single-process color means one seamless new color infused into your hair in a single sitting and is typically a gentler way to lighten your strands. Unlike highlights or Balayage, single-process is a set look not meant to be broken up by dimension. This is a great approach for fixing previous color applications, covering grays, or creating the most consistent looking blonde styles.
Those with short hair that’s difficult to highlight, or blonde-seekers that are set on a streamlined look, love going lighter with single-process color. It’s important to remember, more maintenance can be required as growth becomes pretty noticeable the darker your hair is. Be prepared for maintenance visits every 4 to 8 weeks.
Which process is right for you depends on your individual hair ambitions. Now throw on your sundress, go soak in some summer flare, and decide what kind of blonde you want to be for the most sizzling season of the year!