How to successfully lighten a client’s hair

From Kim Kardashian to Jared Leto, it seems as if we are encountering a popular new hair trend — going blonde. Whether a client is a natural blonde and want to accentuate their locks or are simply looking to change up their color, chances are you will see more of these requests in the coming months.

Lightening a person’s hair can be tricky, as you want to strike the right balance and find what looks good with their appearance. If you don’t have a lot of experience doing this in the past, there are plenty of guidelines for you to follow.

Here are some tips to help you out:

  • Care is essential: “Color-treated hair needs to be treated like a delicate fabric — think of cashmere and silk,” stylist Louise Rusk tells Shape. “Always use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner specifically for color-treated hair with no sulphates.”
  • Reverse the mistakes: It can often seem as if a lot of your job is undoing the damage that others have created. If your client comes in after hitting the artificial blonde a little too hard, adding some shading or tonal deposits will help offset the overbearing highlights.
  • Steer them in the right direction: Just because a client wants to go lighter with their hair doesn’t necessarily mean blonde is the answer. They’ll be looking to you for guidance, and you will need to stop women who can’t pull off blonde hair from going in that direction.

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