The Luxe Blonde
As we celebrate the return of spring, it is once again time to enjoy the beautiful lighter colours which become a trend once again with our clients, our industry peers and the runways of the world.
As a colourist, I know all too well that blondes are of course the trend of the Spring and Summer seasons. Clients love nothing more than a beautiful, multi dimensional colour that equates to that of a sun kissed look.
However for SS22, it’s time to bring sense of luxury back into the colour market, with the latest trend, Luxe Blonde. We’ve all heard of the ‘Rich Reds’ and the ‘Exclusive Brunettes’, yet now it’s time for blondes to take the spot light and become an opulent, stand alone trend.
The Luxe Blonde trend, is based on a mix of different shades free hand coloured onto the hair, using fewer low lights and shadows and focussing on a higher percentage of highlights – with a variety of different shade and tones throughout. The use of multi tonal colour not only creates a transformative dimensional look, it also brings each colour together, creating a warmer and much more expensive looking colour. It’s important to note that the use of multi tonal colours also reduces the unwanted brassy tones often seen through blondes.
When creating this gorgeous colour, using a freehand technique in order to apply the colour is the best way to achieving the luxury feel. Depending the number of colours used to create the look (I would advise between 3-5 shades), apply this in a routine placement of your choice. For me, dependent on the client’s skin tone I would tailor the placement in order to compliment this. I use JOICO Blonde Life 9 Vol on a lot of my clients when creating this look.
Caring for blondes as we know if extremely important, to ensure the colour is kept looking it’s absolute best and as bright and vibrant as ever. If the client experiences or has extreme warmth throughout, using a toner or inviting them back in between appointments for a toner would be my suggestion, along with a professional blonde home care regime.
The Celebrity Inspo
Luxe Blonde is certainly making waves in the celebrity circuits, with the likes of Chrishell Stause, Reese Witherspoon and Kate Hudson all sporting this new colour trend.