3 Things to Consider Before Going Blonde

If you’ve thought of trying a lighter shade of hair in the past, chances are seeing all the beautiful beach blonde styles of summer have stirred up your longing for golden strands again. Before you dive in and bleach your tresses, here are three things you should consider when choosing your new blonde shade.

Is Your Hair Healthy?

Before you begin the lightning process it’s important for your colorist to assess the health of your hair. If your hair has been colored frequently or chemically processed you may need some special conditioning treatments to get it in the best condition possible before starting your color processing. If you’re going super light it might take a few separate color sessions to develop the color you want without wrecking your hair. If your colorist determines that your hair isn’t quite ready to go blonde you may be able to lighten things up with a few highlights or extensions while you work on getting your hair healthy again.

Match Your Skin Tone

Choosing the right shade of blonde is key. If you’ve ever spotted someone whose blonde hair looked completely out of place, this was probably the issue. If the undertones of your skin and hair are not in sync, your new blonde hairdo will stick out like a sore thumb. Your colorist will be able to help you match your new color to your skin tone for a flawless and natural look.


Blonde can be a somewhat high-maintenance color. Unless you embrace the rooted blonde look, which is totally in, you’ll need a touch-up about every 4-6 weeks to keep your roots from giving away your secret. Pool chemicals and minerals in your water can discolor your new lighter shade, so it’s important to speak with your colorist about choosing the right hair care products to keep your tresses bright and golden.

If you’re ready to give a gorgeous beachy blonde color a try this summer, the expert colorists at Martino Cartier Salon are here to help. We will help you choose the best color and take the necessary steps to give you the bright and sunny color you want while keeping your hair in top condition. Give us a call at 856.582.6600 or request an appointment online. Our free mobile app, available on iTunes or Google Play, allows you to manage appointments anywhere from your phone. We’ll see you soon at 304 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell, NJ.