The Ultimate Guide To Blonde Hair

All You Need To Know About Lightening and Blonding with GOLSON Salons in Milton Keynes

Are you considering going blonde, but unsure which blonde shade will suit you? Wondering what the difference is between ‘ash’ blonde and ‘warm’ blonde? The terminology surrounding blonde hair (and hair colours in general!) can often be confusing – let the team of hair colour experts at GOLSON salons in Milton Keynes explain all!


Our highly trained hair colourists are here to help you find the perfect blonde to suit your individual skin tone, hair type and overall desired look. Book in for a complimentary colour consultation which will be uniquely tailored to you. Until then, read on to find out all you need to know about blonde hair colour.

Did you know? Our brand new Brooklands salon boasts it’s own Colour Bar for our talented Goldwell Color Masters, our favourite Goldwell & KMS range and massage backwash chairs. 

What’s The Difference Between Ash Blonde, Golden Blonde or Strawberry Blonde?

The term ‘Blonde’ is quite broad and covers all sorts of different blonde shades from a very light brown to the whitest platinum blonde. Once we’ve discussed the blonde colour you desire, your GOLSON colour specialist will look at your base colour (this is what your hair colour is at the start of the colouring process). Base colours start at 1 for black shades and finish at 10 which is the lightest blonde possible.  

We would also decide which tone is right for you. To do this, we will take into account your skin tone and even your eye colour to find a tone that ‘lights up’ your complexion. Tones are wide-ranging and go from a brown mocha through to red, copper, gold and more blue-toned ash-blonde shades. 

It is also likely we will add a secondary undertone to give your hair another hint of colour and make it multi-dimensional. For example, we might add a purple tone or blue undertone to stop your blonde looking brassy.

What Shade Is Right For Me?A Warm Blonde, Neutral Blonde or Cool Blonde Tone?

Golden blondes, honey blondes and copper blondes have warm undertones. If you want a cool blonde hair colour such as ash blonde, platinum or champagne blonde, we will add some cool tones (think blues and violet or purple tones).  You may also have heard about neutral tones – which is somewhere in between cool and warm blondes.  Neutral tones support your base colour rather than adding, say, a golden glow or removing brassy tones. 


How To Best Look After Your Blonde Hair Colour

If you want your blonde hair colour to remain true to shade for as long as possible, it really is important to invest in a specialist shampoo and conditioner for blondes.

Your GOLSON hair colourist can recommend the right hair care products for your blonde shade. We offer a fantastic haircare range from industry-leading brands, Goldwell & KMS, with products for every hair type. Plus, depending on how light your hair is from your natural colour, you will need to book in to have your roots touched up every 6-8 weeks.  A toner or glossing treatment can also work wonders in freshening up your colour in-between visits to our Milton Keynes salons.


Book Your Hair Colour Consultation at Your Nearest GOLSON Salon in Milton Keynes

If you are new to hair colour, you will require a quick patch test 48 hours prior to your hair colour appointment.  We can explain everything you need to know during your free hair colour consultation so please give us a call on 01908 904499 to book in.  We also offer quick & easy online booking – simply click on the pop-up widget to the right of the page.

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Introducing VISH

GOLSON have recently launched a new colour system called Vish, which measures every gram of colour that we use for colour services. This allows our colourists to reduce waste, save colour formulas directly to your account and customise pricing for every client.

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The Ultimate Guide To Blonde Hair

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The terminology surrounding blonde hair (and hair colours in general!) can often be confusing - let the team of hair colour experts at GOLSON explain all in this handy guide.



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