Going blonde is like getting another full-time job. The maintenance that goes into it is off the charts, which is why only the bravest of the brave can pull it off. Fortunately, it's not the only fun color out there; you can still rock a lighter color without signing yourself up for too much commitment. That, or you can slowly work your way up the dye spectrum! Here are three color ideas perfect for the job:
Level 1 - Warm Ash Brown
Starting from a black mane? Go one step up and give your locks a bit of warmth with a touch of brown. Blogger Bea Marin transformed her black hair by going with a warm ash brown courtesy of her stylist Carl from Hairshaft Salon. Find out which brown suits your skin tone here!
Level 2 - Ash Blonde
This color is definitely no dark brown, but nor is it a striking yellow. It's a hint bolder from the easy vibe of a warm brown, but it's still quite neutral. Saab Magalona has been rocking this hue for more than a month now, and it looks absolutely gorgeous on her!
According to Saab, Matrix Professional stylist Darryl Mañulit bleached her hair twice with Matrix Light Master and toned it with the Matrix So Color in 12A to achieve the color. She had her first retouch two months after the first session through Karina Mantolino of Regine's Salon.
Level 3 - Soft Silver
For when you're almost ready for the platinum treatment, try a cool-toned hue that isn't too heavy on the eyes. See how Lou Muñoz went with a toned-down silver after being on Level 2 for so long. But despite the striking change, notice how she maintained her dark roots—a classic hack for making sure you''ll have more time between touchups!
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