24 Sep THE KENDALL EFFECT
Well, there is no doubt about it. Brunettes all over the place are looking at Kendall Jenner’s recent transformation and wondering – should I? Still the model of the moment, Kendall has walked pretty much every runway, covered every magazine and inspired countless glossy brunette dos, and now she has crossed to the other side. Those perfect chestnut locks are now a rich buttery blonde, and by the looks of recent Instagram stories, perhaps are getting lighter by the day.
The Sloans of Lane Cove and Sloans of North Sydney teams are renowned as blonde experts and create the best blondes in Sydney, so for those of you inspired for your own fresh colour for spring, here are a few tips:
This is definitely a hair change that needs some forward planning and discussion. We recommend you start to think about it and discuss it with us at your regular appointment so we can start to get a plan in motion. Start to pull examples of the shades you like from Instagram or magazines and bring them with you so we can be clear on the look you are going for and be sure that it is suitable for your hair. There are so many shades and tones of blondes that it is really important that we are clear on what you are trying to achieve.
The whole process may be a bit much to complete in one appointment, so again be sure to discuss with your stylist. You may want to experiment with a touch of balayage as you start your blonde journey. Sloans are Sydney balayage experts and we can use this special technique to lighten up darker shades and add some brightness around the face.
While having a dramatic cut or style at the same time might be a bit much for some, it is a great time to have a fresh trim and get your hair in the best possible condition. Our stylists can recommend the best products to use in the lead up to your colour in order to get your hair looking and feeling it’s best. Colour can be quite harsh on hair, however here at Sloans we use only the most gentle and nourishing colours from L’Oreal Professionnel which leave the hair glossy and shiny.
After you have taken the plunge, you’ll want to keep your colour looking as good as it did that first day in the salon. Blonde hair requires upkeep so it’s important to book in for regular refreshes of the colour. That may be a new balayage session or perhaps some foils. You also want to use specialised products to maintain the colour and to avoid brassy tones. Here are our picks of the best must-have blonde products for home:
L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Blondifier Shampoo Cool
Revive cool blonde hair tones with this powerful yet delicate shampoo. Enriched with violet brightening pigments and Açai berry extract, this shampoo gently cleanses the hair fibre while neutralising undesired yellow tones.
L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Blondifier Conditioner
Enhance the radiance of blonde hair with this ultra nourishing conditioner. This lightweight conditioner helps resurface and illuminate blonde hair, for soft, shiny and radiant locks.
Kerastase Masque Ultra-Violet
A rich deep purple mask that neutralises brassiness and unwanted yellow tones while deeply nourishing and restoring sensitised, lightened hair.