What is the Best Way To Tone Down Highlights That Are Too Light?

"I recently stopped using self-tanner and now my blonde hair appears too light for my complexion."
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"I recently stopped using self-tanner and now my blonde hair appears too light for my complexion."
Sienna Miller - Flare Path Gala Preview Afterparty - 2011

Sienna Miller in 2011.

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Q: I have naturally dirty blonde hair and fair skin. I have been highlighting my hair for years, and it is quite blonde. I recently stopped using self-tanner and now my blonde hair appears too light for my complexion. But I don't want to go to a boring dirty blonde. How do I find the right colour for me? — Andrea

A: Andrea, since you are naturally a dirty blonde and your skin is now looking more natural, the contrast between your hair and skin must be too strong.

I recommend for you to put in a lot of lowlights. Some should be finer and some should be thicker—but not too thick.

The lowlights should be a cool light brown tone, as that would help blend your skin and your hair together. 

This will make your hair look like when you were a little girl. Naturally fabulous!

Tony Chaar is one of Canada's top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Tony Chaar Salon at 11 Hazelton Avenue in Toronto. Call 416-920-9965 to book an appointment.