Is blonde right for me? Tips you need to know about going blonde.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO BLONDE?!

Let's do it!

Hair by Lisa Joy of Port Macquarie, Lisa is one of Australia's leading hair colorists now living in Port Macquarie specializing in blonde hair colour transformation. 

Unifie caught up with Lisa, her salon Hair by Lisa during covid -19 lockdown as the community gets ready for a release; we ask Lisa to share some tips to help you lighten or bleach your hair if you're thinking of going blonde for the very first time, or if you want to make your hair look more blonde.

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Your hairdresser may recommend a transition plan if you have a naturally dark hair color. This is because a hair colourist or stylist will consider your hair's overall health and its ability to lift or tone. Although it is possible to go from dark strands to light blonde in one session, this may not be the best choice for your hair's overall health.

It’s best to have a blonde plan.

If you want great hair colour or blonde highlights look for a professional hair colourist, a expert skilled in the art of blonde’s I tell clients,  going blonde is a process it may take a little time to reach the perfect blonde."

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Excessive bleaching can cause weaker hair. You can give your hair a boost by applying a  leave in treatment spray oil to it. These spray oil treatment can restore hair's natural moisture and balance giving the hair deep conditioning benefits.

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Your hairdresser will need to spend some time maintaining your blonde locks. This technique uses darker colors to your roots and scalp, while leaving the ends light and blonde. This technique is ideal for people who don't want to deal with root maintenance and still want their hair beautiful blonde.

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How do you maintain blonde hair?

Blondes have more fun, but it's not true. It can be difficult to care for blonde hair. Your hair can become brassy from natural elements like the sun, water, and pollution. Over-styling your hair and processing it can make it dry and more prone to breaking. We have 10 great tips to keep blonde hair looking fresh and healthy! 

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  • Rinse with cool running water.
  • Get a trim every six weeks.
  • Filter your water.
  • Select color-safe shampoo and conditioner

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How can I reduce brassy hair color?

You know what happens to blonde hair after it has been dyed. It becomes less vibrant and more beautiful with each wash. Your new color fades every time you shampoo it. Minerals from the water can also cause it to become discolored. You'll notice a difference in your hair after just a few washes.

Here are the top hair products and everyday hair tips that anyone can use at home to achieve your desired cool-toned hair color.

These tips for natural blonde hair can be used to make it look even better!

  • Protect your blonde from the UV Rays
  • Protect your hair from chlorine-infected pools
  • Use a Color-Refreshing Gloss
  • Shower smart to avoid brassiness
  • Deep condition for shiny, healthy-looking hair
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Why does blonde hair turn yellow or brassy?

Two main reasons blonde hair turns yellow are:

First, the toner that was used to create ashy, sandy, and champagne tones is no longer needed. This causes yellow pigments to be visible in hair again. If you have darker hair, this can lead to brassy tones.

Blond hair is also more porous. It absorbs minerals from water and other products over time. This can cause discoloration. Chlorine in swimming pools can cause blonde hair to turn green.

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What color can you use to cancel out brassy, orange hair?

You can use blue color to cancel unwanted brassy or orange hair after bleaching. On the color wheel, blue and orange are opposites one another. They cancel one another.

Brassy hair is a medium-priced pink, red, or purple. Atomic Pink will work fine, but it might end up looking redder than usual. Virgin Rose would make a lovely magenta pink. If you prefer it cooler-toned, you could add some Deep Purple to it.

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Here are some other questions and answers to help guide you into the world of blonde: 

  1. How do I know when to get a full head of highlights or partial?  When the back of the head starts to look way too dark on a ponytail, this is time for a total highlight.
  2. What does a shine gloss treatment do? A gloss treatment creates a protective barrier against damaging elements. Coated strands will be less porous and more light-reflective, which helps enhance shine and tame flyaways.
  3. Why do I need a deep hair conditioning treatment? Deep conditioning treatments can be part of a regular hair healthy regimen. They strengthen, detangle and help prevent split ends. If deep conditioning treatments are done regularly, they can prevent hair from being damaged when heat styling occurs.

Look out for my next topic:

Moving into grey hair colour ! How to transition your hair colour into your natural grey hair.

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Tips for Natural Blonde Hair

Would you like to go blonde?!

It’s best to have a blonde plan, work with expert hair colorist who specializes in blonde hair colour techniques such as Foil Highlights, Balayage, Halo, Ombre’ to mention a few, and knows when to use the right blonde hair colour technique to get the right look.  

When visiting Port Macquarie N.S.W Australia and in need of a hair colour expert visit Hair by Lisa Joy 

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The Million Tones of Blonde

Versatility, balayage is beloved by clients and colorists alike since it not only looks more effortless, it actually takes way less maintenance than traditional highlights. “Balayage tends to give you a better grow-out period,”

You'll enjoy healthier hair because of less process on the hair. As a result, you get to enjoy softer, silkier hair with less damage and dryness.


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Why, At 88, Joan Collins Drastic New Hair Colour Is Her Most Flattering Look Yet

Welcome to our new post, Hair By Lisa Port Macquarie. Think of it as your direct line to the designers, stylists, beauty experts, editors, and tastemakers who are shaping the fashion and beauty world.

While replicating the shade we were before we started noticing greys may seem like the most natural option, it isn't necessarily the case, especially if your roots have gone fully grey. For brunettes that means that regrowth will be more obvious and need retouching every couple of weeks.

Additionally, when your base colour is grey, the texture is more coarse and therefore less able to reflect shine, resulting in a dark flat tone that absorbs light and puts the focus squarely on your skin, highlighting the effects of age even more than before. This is why hair colourists often recommend working with your greys, rather than against them, by going slightly lighter the older you get.

Of course, that doesn't mean that everyone should be an all-over blonde but, there are many ways to incorporate lighter, warmer hues that will make your skin appear more youthful. For brunettes that might mean a few lighter pieces around the face, known as face-framing, which will soften lines and wrinkles and illuminate a tired-looking complexion.

Want to know more about New Hair Colour book an appointment with Lisa and ask about her New Hair Colour Services.

 

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Getting Your Hair Balayaged

Welcome to our new post, Hair By Lisa Port Macquarie. Think of it as your direct line to the designers, stylists, beauty experts, editors, and tastemakers who are shaping the fashion and beauty world.

When we first heard about Balayage, it was a hair game changer.

No longer did we have to sit, head in foils, for what felt like three days only to end up with hair so stripy it brought to mind images of Nicole Richie circa 2003.

No, because Balayage is the hair dye trend that changed everything.

From Alexa Chung to Rihanna, anyone who was anyone was asking for Balayage to achieve that dreamy 'just been kissed by the sun in the Maldives' caramel hair.

But could we explain what it was? Probably not...

Until now. We caught up with pro international colourist based at Paul Edmonds hair salon, Jack Howard, and John Frieda colourist Shannon Gallacher to find out exactly what Balayage is and what all the hype's about...



What is Balayage?

'Balayage is a French word meaning "to sweep" or "to paint"', explains Howard. 'It allows for a sun-kissed natural-looking hair colour, similar to what nature gives us as children.'

Paul Edmonds hair salon A-list hairdresser Paul Edmonds is a star in his own right, with regular clients including Emma Thompson, Julie Walters and the Made in Chelsea cast.

What is Ribbon Blonde Balayage?

Summer 2021 is nearly here and with it, the newest interpretation of balayage: Ribbon Blonde. Originating in Australia (home of the sun-kissed blonde look, obvs), Ribbon Blonde is the ultimate out-of-lockdown transition colour for those who have come to love their natural shade but want to zhush it up a bit.

“Ribbon blond” was originally coined by the experts at Los Pastel's dreamy salon (based in Australia, but with a bunch of inspo on Insta).

Infusing tonal 'ribbons' of blonde against a darker backdrop, this style of balayage nods to an awareness of how attitudes have changed towards colour upkeep during the pandemic.

The best part is that it's completely customisable and therefore looks great for every hair type and skin tone. Whether you want the blonde to add high contrast definition or something a bit softer, your colourist can incorporate a mix of blonde tones for Bondi-beach worthy dimension.

What is 3D Balayage?

Surely all hair is 3D right? Well, arguably a dodgy dye job can make your hair colour look as flat and lifeless as if you'd hair straightened it within an inch of its life. Which is where 3D Balayage comes in.

3D balayage involves lightly sweeping sections of hair with colour to create light and shade.

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The latest techy update on the classic Balayage hair dye technique, 3D Balayage is all about adding multi-tonal dimension - think of it like contouring for your hair.

'3D balayage is great because it takes traditional balayage and makes it more multi-tonal, instead of streaky or flat', colour specialist at Jo Hansford salon in Mayfair, Shannon Lewis, told Refinery29. 'Rather than dyeing the hair with one single lighter colour, there are two shades, and one is always slightly darker.'

The result? Ultra 3D looking lights and shadows that create the illusion of thicker, more voluminous hair without any harsh lines or streaky highlights.

How can you tell if your Balayage has been done properly?

'The Balayage pieces should be very close and soft at the root leading to a thicker highlight at the ends of the hair,' says Howard. 'Balayage should be applied on the surface of the section and not saturated through the section until the very tips, otherwise you would have a streak of colour that isn't vey soft at all.'

'It can be tailored to any skin tone - anywhere from pale icier blondes, to golden shades can be used. It's a gorgeous low-maintenance colour to take you through the entire summer as it'll start out heavy and then grow out into a lived-in finish so the upkeep is completely dependent on the wearer.'