Going Blonde – Your Questions Answered

All You Need To Know About Going Blonde – Top Tips from Mova Hair Salons in Staines & Virginia Water

Achieving the perfect blonde hair colour is an exact science which takes skill and experience, so it’s always best left to the professionals at Mova Hair Salons in Virginia Water and Staines

There are thousands of blonde shades and it’s important you have the colour you desire, so please book in for a complimentary colour consultation prior to your appointment.  In the meantime, check out this article which answers lots of your questions about what it takes to get the perfect blonde.    

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Will Blonde Hair Suit Me?

You can choose any blonde you desire, but the hair experts at our salons in Staines & Virginia Water can also advise you on the perfect blonde for you. Here is a quick guide:

  • Lighter Skin – Choose golden, strawberry or light blonde colours. 
  • Medium Skin Tones – Try honey or golden blonde, beige blondes, and light blondes with warm tones.
  • Darker Skin Colours – Warmer, darker blondes work best such as caramels and golden blondes. 

If you’ve seen a blonde colour you love, show the image to your hairdresser. 

Mova Colour Specialist Sophie from Virginia Water says: “My personal favourite blonde right now is Billie Faiers (see below). The natural, grown-out look is as popular as ever and looks great with the brightness around the face for summertime!”

Billie Faiers, PERFECT BLONDES, mova hair salons, staines and virginia water

What Are The Most Popular Blonde Hair Colours?

Where do we start?  There are so many to choose from.  The most popular right now are highlights, balayage, platinum ice white blondes, silver grey tones and golden blondes. 

What Blonde Hair Techniques Do You Offer?

Highlights, balayage and colour toners remain popular, while others love all over permanent or semi-permanent hair colour. The latest additions to our service menu include Tone & Dry and Instant Highlights.  L’Oreal’s Instant Highlights is a hit with balayage and ombre clients because they can update their hair much faster than usual. 

To be honest, we offer a whole range of blonde techniques.  All you need to do is talk to your stylist about the look you want and we can then recommend the best technique to get that look. If you want to get all technical, check out these hair colour terms…

  • Foiling/ Babylights/ Microlights/ Scatterings
  • Flashlights or Colour Panels
  • All-Over Hair Colour
  • Glossing to Enhance Colour & Shine
  • Ombre, Balayage & Root Stretching
  • Colour Melting
  • Multi-Toning

How Much Will It Cost To Get Blonde Hair? 

This depends on your hair condition, length and technique or level of blondness you want to achieve.  Book in for a free colour consultation so we can give you a no-obligation quote.  You can also check out our price list here.

Can Brunettes Get Great Blonde Colour?

Brunettes can transition to blonde but it’s worth bearing in mind that this will take time to achieve. Book in for a hair colour consultation so we can explain the process, time, colour that will be achieved and price. 

Will Going Blonde Ruin The Condition Of My Hair? 

Advances in hair care products mean we can protect and even strengthen your hair during the hair colouring process. At Mova hairdressers we offer two great hair protection services in-salon: Smartbond and OLAPLEX.

Smartbond is our new generation hair strengthening system that has been specifically formulated to work in synergy with our pre-lightener and colour products. It is a three-step process which allows your colourist to protect the hair and prevent damage during a technical service. Steps 1 and 2 are taken care of in-salon, and step 3 is a take home, weekly conditioner.

OLAPLEX hair repair can be added to your hair colour or used as a stand-alone treatment to repair and strengthen hair.  We offer the first two steps in the salon, while the third step – OLAPLEX No. 3 Protector – is available for weekly use at home.   

We also have a number of strengthening shampoos available to strengthen colour-treated hair (also great if you suffer from dry hair or split ends!)

What Are The Benefits of Having Blonde Hair?

We love all hair colours here at Mova but as we’re talking about blondes, here are just a few reasons you might want to go all blonde on us!  Blonde is innocent and sexy at the same time.  Blonde is feminine but can also be a bit ‘surfer dudette’. Fun pastel colours or hair chalks really show up well on blonde hair.  Blonde is a real head-turning hair colour.  Marilyn Monroe.  Cameron Diaz.  Brigitte Bardot.  Need we go on…?

Are There Any Downsides To Having Blonde Hair?

If you opt for an all-over new hair colour, you will need to pop into the salon to have your root regrowth touched up every eight weeks or so.  Highlights are much less obvious and you can have a T-section cover-up every eight weeks or so.  Balayage is even lower maintenance and you may not need to pop into the salon for even longer.  Having said that, we reckon you’ll want to come in for a toner or glossing treatment to boost your colour – and we all love a spot of pampering at our favourite Surrey hairdressers, don’t we?

How Do I Stop My Blonde Hair Looking Washed Out?

In-salon treatments are a great way of helping you maintain a vibrant blonde colour. From the luxury of the salon to the comfort of your home Kérastase introduces Fusio-Dose HomeLab personalised hair treatment; offering the instant hair transformation as experienced with Fusio-Dose in a new, take-home kit. Individually prescribed by your hairdresser following a hair diagnosis, Fusio-Dose’s results can now be further prolonged until the next salon visit with 4 personalized at-home applications.

Why Should I Use A Purple Shampoo?

Prolong the life of your blonde hair colour by using the right hair care products. Professional colour-enhancing or colour-safe shampoos and conditioners are a must if you want to stop your blonde shade from looking washed out or brassy.

Showcase the beauty of grey, white or light blonde hair with a clarifying purple shampoo which has a neutralising effect to get rid of unwanted brassy tones.  When hair is lightened or turns grey, its natural warm tones become visible which can look yellow. A deep purple shampoo can also nourish and protect the hair and give a welcome boost of shine too.

We highly recommend Redken Color Extend Blondage Shampoo & Conditioner, priced at £15 and £16.50 respectively, and available from Mova Hair Salons.   So now there’s no excuse for brassy blonde hair colour that’s been tarnished by the sun, sea and heating appliances!

Which Products Do You Recommend for Blonde Hair?

We highly recommend alternating between L’Oreal’s Silver Shampoo and the Kerastase Resistance Architecte range, treating your hair weekly with their masque or Fusio Home Lab.  Ask your stylist for more information.

How Do I Remove Brassy Tones From My Blonde Hair?

A toner is a great tool for neutralising unwanted yellow or brassy tones from blonde hair. Just like a purple or violet-toned shampoo, a toner can neutralise the brassy shades, while also adding shine to your hair.

Do You Offer Colour Correction Services?

If you’ve had a hair colour disaster with an at-home hair dye kit, we can help correct your hair colour.  Book in as soon as possible for a consultation so we can assess your hair and work on a plan to get it looking healthy and a beautiful colour once again.

How Do I Book In For My New Blonde Hair Colour?

Call our salons on the links below or book online via the pop up button. Please remember that we offer free hair colour consultations and it is also important you come in for a simple patch test 48 hours prior to any colour appointment.