Going Blonde? Four Common Mistakes That Women Make

catch the slipCatch this slip if you can

This is a really tough one to catch, but the golden straw blonde color that the girl on the left is sporting, just doesn’t work for her skin tone.

This color is difficult to pull off as the main color of your hair if your skin tone is milk chocolate or darker.

There is nothing wrong with using wisps, or layers of this blonde, but as it is, just with dark roots, it fails.

The girl on the right is wearing a deep honey blonde with highlights of the golden straw color in her hair that is much more flattering on this skin tone. This is done perfectly, it looks beautiful, natural, and fits her. ”

Now, I might have made a few of you more insecure about your thoughts of blonde ambition, but there’s no reason for that.


You should keep these failures in mind to help you know what to look for when you’re choosing a color. To give you a bit more confidence in your pursuit of blonde, here’s a glimpse of all four of these blondestrosities, done right:


milkshake

Can I get a milkshake with my fries?

Hair the color of the McDonald’s logo, is not a good look, but who says you can’t throw in other fun colors to tone down your crown, yet still keep things spicy? This cool look will bring all the boys to your yard.

Duck face

I once was lost, but now am found

There is a way to do butterscotch blonde. Exhibit A is the epitome of what choosing complementary lowlights and highlights in the right tone can result in. Her roots aren’t even dark, they’re chocolate, people. This chocolate blonde shows up in tiny wisps of lowlights throughout the hair. I can’t even hate on that duck face, it’s probably a side effect of hair looking so good.

straw-done-right

Match “da Bomb” dot Com

When your layers of blonde work together to complement each other, from your rich dark roots, to your honey ash blonde, to your golden tobacco layers, the result will make you want to marry your hair.

Blonde success

Y’all want straws on your head, I’m trying to give you a crown…Dark chocolate and milk chocolate girls love that golden straw blonde, but realistically moving in the direction of more cool blonde shades like ash will complement your skin tone better. Just look. I mean, you see it don’t you? That’s not blonde ambition, that’s blonde success, baby.

These reminders of failure and tips to success should be in the forefront of your mind when in the pursuit of the perfect blonde. Always keep in mind that blonde comes in many colors, tones, and shades. What works for one of your girlfriends, won’t necessarily work for you. So, do choose what’s best for your skin tone, remember that everybody has many colors on their head (whether you see it or not), and that in general, cool tones go with cool shades, and warm vice versa. Keeping these basic rules in mind will set you up for blonde success.

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About Linda Cabinda


Linda Cabinda was born in the West African nation of Cameroon. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in English. Her journey of self-realization has taken her from Los Angeles, to Chicago, and even Miami. She is a writer and "resident creative" currently residing in New Jersey.

About Linda Cabinda


Linda Cabinda was born in the West African nation of Cameroon. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in English. Her journey of self-realization has taken her from Los Angeles, to Chicago, and even Miami. She is a writer and "resident creative" currently residing in New Jersey.

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Kendra Self Made Harris

Love the colors together

Monica Thornton-Anderson

That’s gorgeous

Dee-Lila Sharp

I’m Afro American and Asian. I’ve been blonde for years. The secret to being blonde is:
Find a shade of blonde that suites your skin tone.
Hydrate and condition your hair …. Like a lot.
Use good hair care products, to maintain the color and provides moisture.
Trim your ends when needed.
Deep condition with a plastic cap and hooded dryer or hot oil treatment, once a week.
Rock your blonde with style and grace.
Remember any one can be a blonde; find the perfect shade for you.
Blonde isn’t just a hair color, it’s away of life.
And have fun, it just hair color.