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lighten up! here’s how to go a few shades lighter

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    It is the season for lighter locks. Whether you’re contemplating going for an all-over lighter hue or just a few subtle highlights to perk up your existing shade, here’s some hair inspiration to help you make the switch.

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    Thinking of transitioning into a lighter hair colour like blond? Try a hue with darker roots and highlights that fade into a lighter shade, similar to Jessica Alba’s. That way, you can test out the waters of a lighter hue without commiting to an all-over shade right away.

    STYLING TIP: Going from a darker shade to a lighter blond hue can often dry out your strands, especially if bleach is involved. Be sure to do a deep conditioning hair mask to re-hydrate your strands and preserve your hue.

    GOSH Argan Oil Intense Mask

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    We’ve got serious hair envy when it comes to Amber’s ash blonde tresses. For a similar look, ask your colourist for super fine highlights in a few shades lighter than your existing hair colour for a more subtle look.

    STYLING TIP: The best way to play up your highlights is by styling your hair into waves that frame your face. To prevent any heat damage, be sure to use a heat protectant to prep your strands. Then, use a 1” curling wand to curl strands away from the face.

    Phyto Paris Phytokeratine Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray

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    A golden blonde hue like Rosie’s is perfect for the summer and highlights a tan. If you’re lightening your locks, ask your stylist to put in a few lowlights as well to give your ’do for plenty of dimension.

    STYLING TIP: To make sure your colour doesn’t fade in between salon visits, opt for a colour preserving shampoo designed especially for lighter hues.

    John Frieda Sheer Blonde Everlasting Blonde Colour Preserving Shampoo

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    We love how Gigi’s blond haircolour looks like it’s been naturally sunkissed. Her slightly darker roots look effortless, while her blonde highlights add a glossy effect to her waves.

    STYLING TIP: To lighten your tresses up one or two shades at home, try a gentle hair lightening product that will gradually lighten strands.

    L’Oreal Casting Sunkiss by Healthy Look Permanent Progressive Lightening Dark Blonde to Light Blonde

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    An icy platinum hue like Julianne’s is a good choice if you want to lighten your existing blonde strands. Opt for an ashy shade with slightly darker roots for a flattering effect.

    If you have fine strands, perk up your tresses with a dry shampoo designed for lighter hair.

    Cake Beauty Satin Sugar Dry Shampoo Volumizing Powder Brush For Lighter Hues

    -Tanya Riz Tan

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