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Dark ash blonde: for whom?
Halfway between blond and gray, dark ash blonde is a hair color with cool undertones, unlike coppery or golden blonde which has warm highlights. Since a few months, this coloring resurfaces and is a real success, especially among celebrities who have been numerous to adopt it. Taylor Swift, via Cara Delevingne or Gigi Hadid: dark ash blonde is popular, but be careful before adopting it!
Dark ash blonde: how to switch to this trendy color?
Dark ash blonde is a shade recommended primarily for women with a warm skin tone. “It will be suitable for people who have naturally golden or orange skin pigments” specifies Fabien Giambona. On the other hand, on a clear skin, dark ash blonde can give a bland side, dull. In that case “the sweep effect is a preferred alternative ” explains Fabien Giambona, L’Oréal Professionnel hair artist.
Dark ash blonde and light brown: similar colors?
Notice to lovers of home coloring : to obtain a successful ashy dark blonde, it is better entrust your hair to a professional, who, before taking action, will perform a hair diagnosis. “A wrong diagnosis can lead to ‘false highlights’ which can turn khaki. The colorist will be able to personalize his dark ash blonde by creating, for example, a root effect with slightly lighter lengths ” says Fabien Giambona. This color is obtained either through complete coloring, or through more meticulous work, with an intense root effect and much more transparent lengths.
Dark ash blonde: how to maintain it?
Sometimes dark ash blonde is compared or confused with the light brown. These two colors certainly have similarities, but “Light brown tends to naturally have golden pigments and is a semitone darker than dark ash blonde, with cold, metallic tones ” specifies the hairdresser colorist.