We’ve all heard it before: sometimes it’s better to go back to your roots. The saying is lived out in this before and after, from blonde back to a natural, healthy brunette shade.
Color by Tressa Yanchuck, based in Victoria, British Columbia.
You want a natural, long lasting blonde hair color, then you want the three B’s: Blended Blonde Balayage. You’re definitely blonde but have enough of a rooty base that you can go much longer than the usual 6-8 weeks between color appointments.
Color and cut by Cassie Stradling
You want brunette hair color, then you want this. Even Goldilocks would agree.
Color by Jessica at the Butterfly Loft Salon in Los Angeles (Encino), California.
A mix of honey hued and lighter highlights on a naturally darker blonde base is truly a gorgeous shade. Case in point with this color by hair stylist Celine Fenton.
Before and after pictures are here to remind us why it’s important to go in and get that refreshed hair color. Your color can dull over time, which is exactly why fresh highlights look so good. Color by Grace Dunne.
Buttered Wheat Toast Blonde – a hair color name a little more fun than just saying ‘dark blonde’ or ‘very light brunette’. Perfect example done by Evelyn Bilauca at the Jonathan & George Salon. What color would you call this shade?
Who doesn’t love a great before and after pic? The bigger the change, the better, right? Nice before and after work by hair stylist Brianna Rice, based out of Los Angeles (Encino) at the Butterfly Loft Salon.
Honey butter blonde – this color just sounds good, but looks even better. This blonde masterpiece was done by colorist Kazumi Morton, based out of the Jonathan & George Salon in Los Angeles.
This brunette is subtly sunkissed yet has enough richness and depth so it is a perfect transitional shade from fall to winter. Hair color by Marissa Mae out of the Republic Salon & Blow Out Bar in Folsom, CA.
Let’s face it – you know good work when you see it. Take a look at the shades being done by colorist Cherin Choi, who is based out of the Ramirez Tran Salon in Los Angeles. Also known via social media as ‘Mizz Choi’, this talented hair stylist has perfected the process of making your color treated hair appear as if you somehow naturally ‘grew’ this shade yourself, fading highlights out with more emphasis at the ends. Take a look for yourself from this before and after – and follow Mizz Choi on her Instagram account for more hair inspiration.