Going Blonde for the First Time – What You Need to Know

Blonde is a beautiful hair color, and there are so many shades to choose from that there’s sure to be a look that will suit your style. If you’ve never gone blonde before, there are a few things to consider before taking the plunge for your new Aveda hair color, and the expert colorists at Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop can help. Here are a few things your colorist will discuss with you as you choose your new shade. 

Your current shade. The darker your current shade, the more processing you might need to reach the ideal color for your new look. That may take more sessions, so your hair will have to be in its best possible condition.

The shade you want. Everyone has their own idea about what blonde should look like, so be sure you bring in some pictures of the color you want. Blonde has many different tones from warm to cool, and some looks require just the right mixture of the two. Your Five Senses colorist will help you choose the color that is closest to your desired shade.

Your skin tone. Different shades of blonde give you a different look, and your skin tone matters when choosing your color. Your colorist will assess your skin tone and help you choose a color that will complement it the best. 

Your hair’s condition. At your consultation appointment, your colorist will assess your hair’s condition. If your strands are too weak to withstand the hair coloring process, your colorist will recommend professional conditioning treatments or home hair care treatments that will help get it in the best condition for coloring. If your hair is damaged, going with a very light shade of blonde might not be the right choice. 

Getting a great hair color starts with a consultation with your Five Senses stylist so you can talk about your hair color goals and determine what’s best for your needs. 

Thinking about going blonde? Make an appointment at Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop. Our expert colorists will help you find the perfect shade – from bright platinum to warm golden honey – to give you the look you’ll love. Call us at (309) 693-7719, visit us at 5035 W American Prairie Drive in Peoria, Illinois, or book your Aveda® hair color appointment on our free mobile app, available on iTunes or Google Play.