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Honey Blonde Hair: How Brunettes Go Lighter In The Fall

A warm blonde for the colder months.

While everyone's buzzing about platinum blonde right now, it's fair to say that not every lady with dark hair has the budget, the time, or the glam squad to maintain these super light locks the way top celebrities can. If you have dark hair and want to go lighter this fall without the high maintenance a color like platinum requires, consider honey blonde. To learn more about honey blonde haircolor, who it's best for, and how to maintain it, we turned to an expert hairdresser and L'Oréal Professionnel Artist Brooke Evans.

Honey blonde is hot right now and for good reason. "Honey blonde is trending because of its versatility," Evans tells us. "It's soft yet sexy and can be worn monochromatic or dimensionally." This means-for those of us not behind the chair-that honey blonde looks equally as stunning as one solid color and with highlights, lowlights, and even a little dark root mixed in for good measure. In fact, honey blonde on brunette hair is one of the best combinations for dark hair balayage. And, while this warm color will look amazing this fall and winter, Evans says that since it can be worn so many different ways, she predicts it will last through Spring of 2017.

While some haircolors look best only on certain skin tones, honey blonde complements them all. "Truly, anyone can rock this shade," Evans shares. "Again, the versatility can be worn with warm or cool skin tones, eye shades, and so on. Honey blonde can be customized by your L'Oréal Professionnel colorist to fit you and your individual style and coloring wants and needs. Blondes, brunettes, and even red heads can ask for honey blonde!"

To go honey blonde, bring images along to your appointment as inspiration and be sure you can explain what you like and what you don't like about the inspiration you bring along. Evans explains that this helps your colorist customize the shade for you specifically. When it comes time to take care of your new hue at home, you'll want to use products formulated for color-treated hair. This will help you the vibrancy of your honey blonde last longer. "Maintenance will always depend on what you are starting at and what your desired end result is," Evans says. "However, any look can be managed with a 6 to 8-week commitment and of course with professional at home care."

"Honey blonde is gaining popularity over the ice blondes of the spring and summer for its soft, sexy, and modern look," says Evans. "Anyone in the know will be asking for this shade." Will you?

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