"Can I go from Dark Hair to Blonde Hair in one sitting?"

Marcia, Salon Director at Joanne Hairdressing Canford Heath Salon (@chop_it_like_its_hot.1) gets asked this question A LOT! Particularly as she has been rockin’ a stunning short Silver style for the past few years and many of our clients want to copy her fabulous look! So in this blog post Marcia reveals all . . . about the Grey/Silver Hair Phenomenon!


Trend Watch - Going Grey

First, a little warning; bleaching and toning can be one of the most technical and unpredictable services!

Understanding the way hair lightens throughout various stages of the colouring processes is essential in working towards achieving a desired look. You also need a comprehensive knowledge of which tones neutralise different types of warmth exposed during the colouring process Therefore, extreme hair colouring should only be reserved for the most skilled hairdressers and colour experts.

“Can I go from dark hair to blonde hair in one sitting?”

Is one of the biggest questions asked and whilst everyone’s hair is different; usually the answer is no.

When wanting such a dramatic transformation from dark to light there are a number of factors to consider. Being blonde takes dedication, time and most of all patience. You also need to commit to the home hair care recommendations made to you by your skilled stylist. For bright blondes, the Blonde Absolu collection from Kerastase is incredible!

Kerastase Blond Absolu Range available at Joanne Hairdressing, Dorset

Kerastase Blond Absolu Range available at Joanne Hairdressing, Dorset

Slowly and Gently

A gradual transition from dark to blonde would keep the hair in optimum condition, alongside the use of professional hair care products.

Your stylist will evaluate the current condition of your hair and your daily styling routine. The processes involved in achieving YOUR perfect blonde could vary from someone else, due to many factors. Clients who are naturally light will achieve a brighter blonde much quicker and easier than someone who is naturally dark, red or warm toned. Dark coloured hair, especially box dyed hair can be extremely hard to lift. The most important thing to remember is patience is key.


Dreaming of Silver?

To achieve a grey ash or silver blonde you will need to be blonde either balayage, ombre, highlights or a full head of bleach. This is achieved in salon, safely lifting your hair to the right shade to gain your personalised ash blonde, with the use of a bespoke toner.

“Your patience will achieve more than force”

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L’Oreal smartbond comes highly recommended to keep your hair strong and protected to minimise damage during and after your lightening process. Smartbond also encourages longevity and shine of your new hair colour. Speak with your stylist about adding Smartbond to your service.

Looking for High Impact Colour?

Just like the A-Listers and trendsetters spotted wearing these gorgeous silver grey shades? Or do you want to enhance your existing blonde? Book in for your FREE consultation with one of our team. You’ll be in the best hands! Getting you to the colour your craving is just what we do, we love helping you achieve the look you’re after.

Marcia’s Top Tips for Maintaining your New Hair Colour

  • Use a recommended, professional, restructuring and hydrating shampoo and bond perfector (such as Smartbond) and a conditioner to maintain your hair strength and moisture for optimum coloured hair health.

  • Use a purple shampoo at least once a week to keep unwanted warm tones at bay

  • When heat styling; use a hydrating heat protector to keep optimum hair health. Heat styling without protecting the hair first will cause damage and will make your colour fade quicker

  • Mind your roots! You can expect to need root touch ups every 4-6 weeks

  • With great home hair care maintenance you’ll be rocking your silver/grey hair for months!

Thanks for reading my blog, from Marcia - your fellow blonde!