The Best Shades of Blonde for Super-Fair Skin

Keep your roots a little darker.
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Keep your roots a little darker.
The best shades of blondes for super-fair skin

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Q: What shade of blonde would look best on me? I have very frizzy, wavy-ish hair. My natural colour is a medium blonde, but I think it looks dull. 

Hair consultation - Kira

Kira's natural hair colour is medium blonde.

I have very fair (almost see-though) skin, so I don't know what shade would look best on me. Thanks for the help! — Kira

Hair consultation - Kira

Kira has frizzy, slightly wavy hair.

A: Kira, by the looks of your hair, most of the frizz is self-induced. 

The top of your hair looks to be in way better condition than the ends. The highlights are too bleached-out, rendering them translucent, fuzzy and empty.

If you use a hair colour, rinse or even a gloss, this might help make your hair look stronger.

To make the most of your natural colour, I would do lowlights and highlights. Using colour (not bleach) for your highlights will help with the condition.

Reese Witherspoon blonde highlights

Reese Witherspoon's highlighted blonde hair.

You are blessed with beautiful skin and eye colours, so I figure just about any shade of blonde would be fine.

I think it would be most effective to keep your roots a little darker—close to your natural colour—because it is most likely the best shade next to your skin. 

You could do some highlights at the roots, but fewer than are in the rest of your hair.

January Jones, Rebels with a Cause Gala, 2014

January Jones at the 2014 Rebels with a Cause Gala.

Elle Fanning, We Bought a Zoo New York premiere, 2011

Elle Fanning at the 2011 New York premiere of 'We Bought a Zoo.'

Kate Bosworth, Life Happens premiere, 2012

Kate Bosworth at the 2012 premiere of 'Life Happens.'

Amber Heard honey blonde hair

Amber Heard's honey blonde hair with darker roots.

Look for a salon that uses Kevin Murphy colour products; they are my favourite. There is a clear product in his collection that helps bring life to the hair without changing the colour. I find it is a great gloss for after your highlights, to fill your hair and protect the colour from the elements.

Once you get on track with your colour, grow your hair to add weight. This will help with your natural waves and frizz.

I hope this is of some help…


Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Salon at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.