Brooks and Brooks: does blonde hair come with an expiry date?
Whether you are just 17 or way past 70, hair experts Brooks and Brooks believe that the blonde look certainly doesn’t come with an expiry date, and we can’t help but agree.
However, the tone of blonde may well be imperative to ensuring that your blonde locks are always complementary; just think Sarah Jessica Parker, the queen of blonde.
In her roaring 20s and 30s, SJP rocked a full head of summery toned highlights, before adding warmth and golden tones in her 40s to give her skin a youthful glow. Adapting her hair tone with age has proved a huge success for SJP, but her hair success isn’t just down to tonal change. Brooks and Brooks said: “We’ll let you in on a secret of SJP…colouring your roots slightly darker gives the impression you have no grey – knocking years off your natural age.”
Of course, you don’t have to have Sarah Jessica Parker’s pay check or beauty team to maintain the blonde bombshell look. In fact, with Brooks and Brooks’ simple advice, maintaining your hair’s oomph factor is a lot easier than you may think.
Bright white ash tones and pastel lilac hues are perfect for those in their 20s and 30s; not only can striking shades of blonde be celebrated this way, but it is also right on trend for SS13. Soft tones can be enhanced with dramatic block colours, or simple blonde highlights are perfect for those who opt for a more natural look.
As you enter your 40s and 50s Brooks and Brooks recommend stepping away from brassy yellow or orange tints, and instead going for succulent taupe, warm caramels or latte lowlights. With white hairs naturally appearing, it’s the perfect time to be a blonde – roots become less obvious and skin tones become warmer.
The loss of melanin in your 60s and 70s means that skin will appear lighter, meaning blonde shades are more complementary than ever. Naturally blending in with white hair, light colour enhancers in translucent beige or fawn shades are an ideal blender for your hair.
Are you ever to old to be blonde? According to Brooks and Brooks, you are far from it.
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