Five Top Blonde Insights for Hairdressers

Thanks to the BLONDME Advanced Bonding System hairdressers can now deliver almost endless blonde colour possibilities, safer than ever before. 


Nevertheless, the only way to ensure the most stunning, personalised blonde colour results is through a bespoke colour consultation, which is conducted prior to any service.


As part of a colour consultation, a hairdresser should first identify the client’s skin tone, eye colour, hair depth and natural tone direction – in general blondes can be placed into 3 key directions; Neutral, Cool or Warm – Schwarzkopf Professional has developed a 3-step colour consultation tool to ensure a full consultation is easy to conduct, even for less experienced stylists. 


After the colour consultation, hairdressers should have all the information needed to select the most suitable blonde tone direction, products and services for their client, based on them being either a Neutral, Cool or Warm type. However, to help hairdressers feel as confident as possible, Schwarzkopf Professional provides answers to five common questions when it comes to blonde colouration:


1. When to lighten and when to lift?

For lightening, colourists should select the BLONDME Bond Enforcing Lightener products to provide the perfect light blonde base for:

  • Natural base 5 and darker
  • Natural base 6 and darker where a clear white, platinum or extra cool direction is desired

For lifting, colourists should use BLONDME Bond Enforcing Lifting products for beautiful blonde tone directions on:

  • Natural base 6 and lighter
  • Natural bases 4 to 6 for soft flattering toffee to golden lights

2. How to handle white hair?

Skin tone softens with age, therefore working with the white hair rather than against it ensures the most flattering blonde results. Never go too bold or bright with blonde, as this can look ageing, whereas natural honey or soft beige slices perfectly break up white hair in a soft looking way, to compliment softer mature skin tones.


3. What’s the perfect blonde for fair-skinned clients?

Fair skin types work well with bright bold blonde; platinum and ash blonde tones can be very flattering.


4. Which blonde suits medium-skinned clients?

Medium skinned clients look best with neutral to slightly warm, beige blonde tones; anything too light can drain the complexion.


5. What are the best shades of blonde for dark-skinned clients?

Dark skin is more suitable to warmer blonde tones, avoid going too light; a maximum of 2 levels lighter than the natural base is considered the most flattering.