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Alternate ways to blonde up your hair for summer

15 November 2018
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So, the saying goes that blondes ‘have more fun,’ but how can you say for sure if you haven’t ever tried the look yourself? Well, it’s time to put your reservations on the shelf when it comes to blonding your natural locks because this hair colour trend is on fire…

If you’ve always wanted to try out blonde hair colour ideas, now is the time as the warmer weather makes its entrance. Embrace one of the latest hair colour trends for African beauties with these statement blonde looks:

1. Tip-Top Blonding

If you’re a little apprehensive about diving headfirst into completely blonding your natural locks, then the ends are a good place to start. This look is especially suited to ladies sporting short, curly hair where you can dye just the tips platinum or golden blonde for a smooth transition into full blonde at a later stage!

natural blonde bob and shadow roots

2.  Rocking the Shadow Root

As one of the latest hair trends to take the world by storm, the shadow root is another brilliant way to transition to blonde locks. This trend is best suited to women with short to medium-length hair, or those with relaxed hair. Typically, at least 5cm of your dark, natural roots will show, while the rest of your hair is coloured a vibrant platinum or bleach blonde.

3. The Super Short Blonde

If you prefer to keep it natural and want to stay away from sew-in, blonde extensions, then the ashy blonde buzz cut is a trend taking centre stage. This look requires super-short locks, dyed a platinum shade – ideal for showing off strong features. To make it extra edgy, incorporating a patterned shave cut is just the trick. If a buzz cut scares you, this look easily translates into a short, stylish pixie cut too.

very short natural blonde hair

4. The Tapered Blonde

Sticking to the theme of au naturel locks, if you are sporting a natural ‘fro, then its high-time to consider the tapered blonde look. Here the stylist fades your natural dark hair colour out into a light blonde from root to tip. Consider starting off with a darker, honey blonde. Then, as you adjust to your blonde locks, you can lighten them over time to a more platinum blonde if you dare!

So, what are you waiting for? Make a statement this summer and find out for yourself if blondes really do know how to take it up a notch! 

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