Reader Jaye writes:
I’m planning on highlighting my hair for the first time since high school. Refreshing it in time for the summer weather and hiding any white hairs that keep poppin’ up. I’m thinking something that looks natural and may not need regular maintenance… if this even exists. Any advice for a brunette who doesn’t want to walk away with “Cali blond” hair? I want to make sure I am following 2012 trends.
Tony Chaar’s advice:
Great question. The best way to approach this is with the location of your highlights. The temple areas are very important, and the highlights should also be scattered around unevenly.
You don’t want to go any higher then gold blonde.
If you go to baby blonde and then stack the highlights (i.e. put them through the middle layers of your hair), then you will reach the California blonde that you do not want.
So stick to the gold blonde at the temples, scattered around, and you will be happy and it will have flair.
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