Whether you’re creating golden blonde hair for a client or trying the shade yourself, keep these transformation tricks in mind to ensure you achieve the most flawless finish…
1. Golden Blonde for Blondes
It goes without saying that blonde hair is the best base for a golden blonde concoction. Locks may already be light enough to skip the pre-lightener step and go straight into glossing or toning. If this is the case, look to the blonde shades in the demi-permanent Color Touch portfolio, and try adding doses of 9/03, 9/73 or 9/36 to your formula. These sunny hues are perfect for adding some welcome warmth.
2. Golden Blonde for Brunettes
Brown hair will need pre-lightening before golden blonde color can be applied, and you can do it two ways: all over for a dramatic brown to blonde makeover, or in fine blonde highlights to achieve the most natural-looking finish. Either way, use BlondorPlex to lift strands to the desired underlying tone, which is infused with our WellaPlex No1 Bond Maker to strengthen strands. (Just make sure you apply the No2 Bond Stabilizer when you rinse.) Then, choose a warm blonde hue from the permanent Illumina Color portfolio. It creates a sheer, shiny result that enhances the light reflections in your hair.
3. Golden Blonde for Redheads
While those with medium or deep red hair will want to lighten all over for a golden blonde hue, copper hair can carry off a few glistening highlights to create a gilded strawberry blonde. Try Blondor Freelights for a scattering of soft, seamless babylights, then tone with permanent Koleston Perfect for a shiny finish, using warm tones from the Pure Naturals or Rich Naturals collection.