Come wintertime, many people choose to go darker to reflect the season change, but what if you simply want to change up your usual blonde locks without the huge commitment of a completely new hair colour? At Additional Lengths we’re all for experimenting with your hair, whether it’s investing in some premium quality human hair extensions to inject some volume and length into your tresses, or adding accessories such as clip in feather hair extensions. Today we’re taking a look at ways to update blonde hair for the winter season using lowlights, hair extensions and semi permanent hair dyes.
Warm up with golden tones
A great way to warm up blonde hair without taking it all the way darker is to run some golden tones through the hair. Strawberry blonde, cinnamon, golden blonde or even popular rose gold tones can work wonders to liven up blonde hair for winter. Some of the best winter hair colours involve a lighter hair shade, so you don’t necessarily have to turn brunette to stay on trend!
Rich tones for winter are a fail-safe option for those looking to update their look. Using warmer lowlights you can achieve a stunning multi-dimensional dye job, and using a gloss will bring out the right amount of depth. Medium tones expertly blended with the blonde, or applied the underneath section of hair can help build the winter-appropriate hair colour you’re seeking. Opt for the ‘bronde’ look with a combination of brown and blonde hair with caramel pieces throughout the hair for a darker winter colour.
Balayage for winter
If you’d like a subtle change to your blonde hair for winter, then why not try a beautifully toned down balayage? A slightly darker root blended perfectly into lighter mid-lengths and ends can be the ideal hair look for you if you’re seeking an easy to style hair transformation that won’t be too drastic. Balayage is on trend for a very good reason; it’s such a natural looking hair technique that offers subtle light tones, with no harsh or obvious regrowth lines. Discuss with your stylist to find the right colour blend that will go well with your current blonde as a way to get the perfect balayage.
Along a similar line to having the balayage hair technique, you could also explore the possibility of changing your blonde hair for winter with the range of Elegance Flat Tips hair extensions in ombre, dip dye & root stretch from Remi Cachet. The real human hair extensions are suitably blended with a darker tone at the root, seamlessly melting in a lighter shade throughout the lengths to achieve that two-tone effect hair. Ideal for adding volume and length, the high quality hair extensions will take you right through the festive season!
Ice, ice baby
Platinum locks have seen a return in popularity, especially when it’s boosted by a silver hue that brings a certain ethereal look to the hair. The ice blonde look is synonymous with winter and can completely transform your look from wholesome blonde-girl-next-door to a rebellious ice queen a la Taylor Swift. So, whether you’re lusting after the perfect Instagram inspired silver hair or want to go with a classic platinum blonde, update your winter hair look now!
Ice white blonde hair can be harsh on the hair due to the high percentage of bleach involved, so this may be a season only look to experiment with before opting for a less high maintenance, kinder hair colour.
If you’re not looking for a long lasting difference in hair colour, then why not mix it up for a day or two with some bright pops of colour? Blonde is well known to be a fantastic base for achieving colour vibrancy, so take advantage of this by using some fun hair chalk from Hair Flairs to add unexpected colour to your hair. As winter time brings with it a festive party season, it’s the perfect time to experiment with vibrant hair chalks! At Additional Lengths we stock the Hair Flairs Color Rub products in purple, green, teal, yellow and black for a great choice of colours that can be worn together or separately. Simply apply directly to small sections of hair – we recommend using the Color Rub hair chalks on sections underneath the top layer of hair so that the bright colours can peak through the blonde hair! Go as subtle or as bold as you like with the Hair Flairs hair chalk, or experiment further with a semi-permanent pastel colour like pink or lilac for something completely new!
Another way to add some colour to your blonde hair that’s bound to impress at Christmas parties is the Hair Flairs Pro Hair Tinsel. Professional quality hair tinsel that has been designed and tested by stylists, the thin and lightweight hair tinsel feels soft and silky like hair. Made from 100% high-grade, heat-resistant polyester fiber, you can even shampoo, blow-dry, and use heated stylers on them! The glittery, light reflecting hair tinsel is a great way to update blonde hair for the festive season.
How ever you decide to change up your look for the colder season, there’s so many options to explore. From subtle highlights and ombre hair extensions, to pastel hair and funky hair tinsel that are ideal for Christmas parties! Let us know how you’ve chosen to update your blonde hair this winter season by tagging us in your pictures on Instagram!