Tired of wearing the same blonde hair color? Here is the low-down on using toners to change up your blonde …
… all that’s left to decide is icy white blonde or rainbow pastel?
Ever wondered why blondes really have more fun? It’s because they can switch up the color of their hair magically with toner.
Whether it is keeping your icy white blonde hair on point with the use of purple shampoo or opting for a shade named after something delicious and edible like “cream soda”, the options are endless for giving your blonde hair a new lease on life!
Better still, toners are temporary, which means regardless if you go for “toasted coconut blonde” or a semi-permanent pastel, if it turns out not to be your dream shade, you can go back to your blonde base easily with just a few washes.
Not sure what toners are or how to use them? The expert team from Next International salons on the Gold Coast are here to fill you in …
Q: Why use toner in the first place?
A: Toners allow you to tailor the exact shade of your mane following and in-between your colourist dying your hair. This is especially true for blondes who prefer a cool-toned effect to eliminate the onset of brassiness. Toners are used to maintain the vibrancy of your blonde hair between full-colour treatments and can be applied every 2 to 3 weeks.
Q: Is it a huge change?
A: It can be. Depending on your existing shade and your hair type, you can significantly alter the appearance of your hair’s tonality without actually changing the shade of your hair as such as it’s a semi-permanent effect rather than a colour treatment that lasts only a few washes.
Q: What colour toner is best for me?
A: Your professionally trained colourist will recommend the most appropriate toner based on your original dye job and the look you wish to achieve.
Q: Is toner the icy white blonde answer?
A: By subtly playing with the cool and warm tones in your hair, your colourist will indeed be able to use toner to give you the ice white look.
Q: How about rainbow colors?
A: As they are not actually hair dyes, toners are not specifically designed for achieving crazy colours. That being said, they can be very effective for giving you the pastel pink or lilac hair of your dreams.
Q: So why the celebrity toner craze?
A: Many celebrities opt for using toners in conjunction with colouring their hair as allows them to create a subtle yet bespoke look in between colour appointments. Khloé Kardashian, for example, recently stepped out wearing the palest of pink candy-like hues.
Q: How about brunettes?
A: The darker your hair, the less effect toners will have; however, if you have darker hair with blonde highlights, you can neutralise the brassiness of your highlights with purple shampoo to keep your locks bright and beautiful.
Q: Is there a single go-to shade that suits everyone?
A: Not really since toners are by their nature a bespoke solution.
Q: How often should I use a toner?
A: To keep your blonde hair looking as fresh as possible in-between your 6-8 week colour appointments, and in your optimal tonality, you can book in for a toner only visit with your colourist every 2-3 weeks.
Thinking of making a huge blonde hair colour change? No matter which head-turning type of blonde you want to step out with, Next International can work with you to achieve the perfect shade and style to suit your skin tone, face shape and lifestyle.
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