Here’s everything you need to know about the different ways to integrate caramel blonde into your look, and how to keep it looking lovely for longer.
What is caramel blonde hair color?
Caramel blonde comes in varying golden shades. It can be bright and golden, or darker, more autumn-inspired. To design a caramel blonde look for you, we first have to consider your base color. Usually, caramel is achieved by integrating different shades of blonde. Combining different caramel colors is a great way to achieve a really personalized look that flatters your complexion.
Our James Geidner stylists will choose a coloring technique that best suits your desired style and skin tone: This could be anything from balayage, highlights, or lowlights.
CARAMEL HIGHLIGHTS FOR BLONDE HAIR
To turn naturally light hair into a warmer caramel shade, we will choose two to three shades of blonde that are darker than your natural color and possibly even a lighter one to create depth. Sand, dark honey, golden beige and the tiniest hint of strawberry undertones can all be utilized to design a caramel blonde that looks healthy and natural.
CARAMEL HIGHLIGHTS ON BROWN HAIR
When it comes to transforming a brunette color into a lighter shade of caramel, the technique isn’t quite the same as on naturally blonde hair. If you want to lighten your hair by more than five levels, we will have to take out the natural color first and add the blonde caramel over the top. However, if your hair is a lighter shade of brown, it is possible to play with various warm blond colors to achieve a darker caramel.
How to care for caramel blonde hair:
Caramel blonde has warm undertones to it. However, whenever your pigments are on the warm side of the color wheel, you risk brassiness. Brassy undertones can develop for several reasons: if you haven’t used the right product, chemical reactions, sun exposure, etc. Luckily there are ways to prevent your beautiful caramel blonde from turning brassy.
For blonde caramel hair, use the L’Oreal Professionnel Blondifier collection. This line includes an Illuminating shampoo and conditioner, as well as a restorative masque and top coat spray formulated for lightened hair. For brunettes with caramel highlights, the Vitamino Color cleansing conditioner will work best for you. It gently washes the hair without stripping it of its color or bringing forth any reddish undertones thanks to its paraben/silicone/sulfate-free formula.
Visit us at the studio to learn more about what colors you’re best suited to, and get a full hair consultation, then enjoy a delicious caramel blonde hair color tailormade just for you!