3 Tips to Cover Brunette Highlights
If your client is working brown hair with brunette highlights, the transformation from dark to blonde won't be as simple – but that doesn't mean it can't be done. Keep these tips in mind when giving dark hair a root-to-tip blonde makeover...
1. Prepare Clients For the Process
While taking hair from brunette to blonde in one session isn't impossible, many clients need to make regular visits to the salon to achieve their lighter color. Assess their hair type to understand how many coloring sessions will be required to lift both their base color and brunette highlights. Then let them know what to expect before the process begins. If your client's hair is a bronde shade (AKA brown blonde), featuring golden highlights, a single session might be enough, but if their hair is a dark espresso brown, two or three appointments may be required for an all-over blonde.
2. Work With the Underlying Tone
If your client's natural hair color is, for example, a golden brunette with caramel highlights, suggest they try an all-over blonde shade in a warm tone (instead of cool) to ensure the shift doesn't feel too dramatic. Similarly, if their base hair tone is a cool brunette, introduce them to a root-to-tip blonde with ashy tones. Switching from brown to blonde hair is a big change, but maintaining the undertones can make the change seem more seamless.
3. Recommend a Silver or Purple Shampoo
In between salon visits, undertones from your client's natural color may start to come through. For example, if their natural hair color is warm-toned, hints of yellow can appear through their all-over blonde. As their colorist, you'll be able to fix this quickly in the chair, but an at-home fix is a must too. That's why they should be using a silver or purple shampoo to neutralize brassiness. Introduce them to INVIGO Cool Blonde Recharge Shampoo, which cools locks down when left on for 3-5 minutes and rinsed thoroughly.