Everything you need to consider before going blonde for the first time

Blondes have more fun right? Well, that’s what the old wife’s tale tells us anyway. Did you know that before jumping straight into a blonde colour transformation, there are many things to consider before you do so? Blonde is a tricky one to get right, but only if relevant research and preparation hasn’t been carried out prior. Sounds very long winded, I know, but you’ll appreciate this helpful guide when your hair is looking on point, and it’ll be a fun and interesting read at the same time.

Consider your skin tone and eye colour

When searching for the perfect shade of blonde, your skin tone and eye colour are the staple components to the decision you make. Really take into consideration what colour you think is going to compliment you and really accentuate your features without being too bold and full on. If you are ever struggling with this and need some expert advice, don’t be afraid to ask your Zappzi hairstylist prior to your appointment. Here at Zappzi we pride ourselves on making sure that our clients are happy and receiving the best possible service, so we’ll never shy away from helping you out and advising you when you need it most.

Your budget is everything

As you may, or may not know, going blonde can often be an expensive decision to make, especially if you have dark hair prior to the transformation. Hair grows FAST, which sadly means your roots will eventually start to appear. But fear not, if you aren’t looking to spend a fortune, you can always go for a balayage. Your Zappzi hairstylist will proceed to naturally blend the blonde tones seamlessly into your natural colour, and the upkeep and maintenance is far easier. You will only need a re-fresh every 6 months or so, and better yet, a balayage NEVER goes out of style, so it’s a win, win really.

How much time do you have?

Achieving the perfect shade of blonde can often take time and multiple hair appointments to get the exact payoff you require. The key is to be organised with your Zappzi hairstylist and always ensure that you are booking your follow up appointments well in advance to avoid disappointment. Going blonde for the first time is unfortunately not going to be an instant result, but the slower the process, the better; trust us on that one. The condition of your hair is far more important than rushing, because it probably won’t look too great as a result. Nobody wants yellow tones, right? So just be patient and take it slow.

Toner is your new best friend.

Toner, the answer to all your brassy problems. When you have finally achieved the blonde you have always desired, the next step is to stock up on a toner. This magical little product can be applied to your hair once or twice a week to ensure that your beautiful blonde tones stay fresh and bright, as opposed to dull and brassy. Our favourite toners are: Bleach London Silver Shampoo, Matrix Total Results Brass Off and the Charles Worthington ColourPlex Toning Violet Shampoo.

As always, we hope we have shed some light on what to consider when transforming your hair to the beautiful shade of blonde you have always desired. So what are you waiting for, book your Zappzi hairstylist today and start your journey to blonder and brighter hair!