What's the Best Way To Get Cool-Toned, Light Blonde Hair?

"I want this colour, but I don't know what it's called!"
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"I want this colour, but I don't know what it's called!"
Light ash blonde - Neil George

Long, cool-toned light blonde by Neil George.

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Q: I'm 18 and excited about getting my hair dyed for the first time. I used Sun-In over the summer (I know, I know) and got pretty good results, but it has since turned a bit strawberry blonde and my roots are growing in, giving me a gross Ombré effect. I want this colour, but I don't know what it's called! 

I'm so worried about getting a look that's just platinum blonde instead of that silverish, natural-looking blonde. Also, my mom saved some hair from my first haircut—apparently that is the colour that will look best when you start dying your hair when you get older. So should I take it? It's very similar to the colour above so I think it may help the hairdresser. What do I tell my hairdresser to make sure I get this colour? — Natasha

Light ash blonde - Neil George

Long, cool-toned light blonde by Neil George.

A: Natasha, you’re one of the lucky ones, because your natural hair colour is that light. 

So yes, I would take the picture and the hair with me to the hairdresser, and ask for cool blonde.

It might take you two rounds of highlights. It’s a bit of a build-up to get that look. 

Tell your hairdresser to add a tiny little touch of silver tone to get the coolness you want. But you must be careful to not go muddy. 

Please report back to me.

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.