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I want to go blonde but fear that it may be a Very Poor Idea.

(32 Posts)
notanumber Wed 04-Nov-09 22:41:27

Have a longish bob with blunt fringe.

Naturally darkish brown with several greys, so dyed a chestnutty colour.

Skin quite sallow - am a bit 'Italian looking' apparantly.

Am suddenly hankering after blonde.

Am not v good at going to hairdressers regularly so would have be something I maintained myself.

Would this be madness?

Goober Wed 04-Nov-09 22:43:35

Try copper highlights.

notanumber Wed 04-Nov-09 22:46:52

Awwwwwwwwww. Spoilsport.


Copper highlights you say?


lavenderkate Wed 04-Nov-09 22:47:32

Why blonde?

If you fancy a change, do something with highlights.

cakeywakeywhizzbangmakey Wed 04-Nov-09 22:49:05

Go with your instincts. Very poor idea smile

My sister has brownish/reddish but with a lot of grey. Her hairdresser advised her to put blonde permanent on to just lighten up the tones - looks fab.

Blonde = major roots alert.

cakeywakeywhizzbangmakey Wed 04-Nov-09 22:50:00

I meant, blonde bleached = major roots alert. Th stuff my sister used was from Boots and was just a toner thingy.

Goober Wed 04-Nov-09 22:50:09

Blonde=Nasty root regrowth, dark eybrows, dry hair with no shine.

Copper highlights=No visable regrowth, eyebrows will match, soft shiny hair, blends well with your colour.

Do it.


notanumber Wed 04-Nov-09 22:50:45

Because I want to look exactly like Renee Zellweger in New In Town.

<<stares covetously at the lovely blonde swishiness>>

Amandoh Wed 04-Nov-09 22:52:08

If you want to go lighter then get it done professionally. DIY lightening kits very often end up looking a bit orangey/peachy.

Spend a bit on the initial appointment and then go to a cheaper salon to get the roots done. My local salon charges just £28.00 to do the roots. Not all that expensive every 4-6 weeks really.

Goober Wed 04-Nov-09 22:52:28

No you don't!!
She will always be Bridget Jones. You however are a much more classy lady.

notanumber Wed 04-Nov-09 22:52:34

Goober, give me an example of the copper highlights on a famous person with lovely hair please?

notanumber Wed 04-Nov-09 22:54:57

Also, y'know... Do I want to DIE never having been blonde even for a little bit, but only ever having been either Deep Rich Brown, Natural Chestnut Brown or varitations of same?

Goober Wed 04-Nov-09 22:55:35

Just imagine....

notanumber Wed 04-Nov-09 22:56:51

Oh no! I don't like that AT ALL. What's with the horrid Ronald McDonald colour at the front?

cakeywakeywhizzbangmakey Wed 04-Nov-09 22:57:30

Renee is quite pale though .....

notanumber Wed 04-Nov-09 22:57:59

Also, suspect would look v mumsy - trying and failing to be trendy - with my hairsyle

lavenderkate Wed 04-Nov-09 23:00:48

Hmm that bob is beautiful.

I could never keep it that sleek though. One bit of drizzle and it would start to frizz.

Could you?

notanumber Wed 04-Nov-09 23:01:02

She is pale. Bloody Norwegians, with their good bone structure and their lovely swishy blonde hair.

Still. There must be some natural brunettes who look good blonde.

notanumber Wed 04-Nov-09 23:03:13

No. Of course could not keep it that sleek. Would look like I had a cat caught in an electric thunderstorm on head.

Don't care. Still want it.


edam Wed 04-Nov-09 23:08:56

Can you find somewhere that has wigs so you can try on a blonde one? Maybe a fancy dress shop? (Just to check the colour against your skin, doesn't have to be a lovely stylish blonde wig.)

I once expressed the desire to try blonde (am very dark, almost black, with very pale skin). Happened to be doing work experience at a fashion mag. Was told NO very strictly and someone dug out a blonde wig to prove their point. They were right!

Amandoh Wed 04-Nov-09 23:09:01

I've recently gone blonde NotANumber and love it! It's taken me a couple of salons to get a colour I'm happy with but very pleased with the colour now.

Like you I didn't want to spend my life wondering what it would be like to be blonde so went for it. Wish I'd done it years ago.

Have you got any friends who are bottle blondes? Ask them for the name of their hairdresser. Take some pictures from magazines with you of shades of blonde that you like and ask the hairdresser which ones would suit you.

If you don't like it you can easily dye it dark again.

CristinaTheAstonishing Wed 04-Nov-09 23:10:43

Oh dear. Do it and get it out of your system. But we told you so

lavenderkate Wed 04-Nov-09 23:14:48

You cant easily dye it brown again. Well you can but it knackers your hair out (believe me I know)

cahu Thu 05-Nov-09 10:30:20

I think more caramel. Think more Jennifer Aniston than Renee. Lovelysmile

Amandoh Thu 05-Nov-09 12:15:32

That's not a bad idea Cahu.

Go gradually lighter. A lovely caramel/honey colour all over then you can add blonder hightlights around your face. If you fancy going lighter still then you can just have more highlights.

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