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Once upon a time, blonde hair could go one of two ways: you could opt for a platinum hue or a dark yellow gold. Nowadays, going blonde isn’t quite as limited. Instead, it seems as though every month a new gorgeous blonde hair color shade is making its big debut. Most recently, we’ve had our sights set on champagne blonde hair. Chances are, you’ve seen photos of this super-trendy look—and if it caught your attention as much as it did ours, then you’re in the right place. Here, we take you through the ins and outs of champagne blonde hair.
Unlike traditional blonde hair colors you’re probably used to, champagne blonde has an ever-so-slight touch of cool pink to allow it to not only fit within the blonde family but among rose gold shades, too. The rosy, golden blonde hue is perfect if you’re looking to tweak your traditional blonde hair color. Whether you wear it all over or use it to blend between ombré shades, it’s one of the prettiest shades of the moment.
Champagne blonde tends to look best on those with pale skin and light eyes. However, since everybody loves a glass of bubbly, the hue can be tailored for all skin tones. Since champagne blonde hair is a cool color, in order for it to work well on warmer skin tones, your colorist will want to add in some golden highlights so that the shade won’t wash out your gorgeous skin tone.
As with all hair color changes, keep in mind that anytime you’re going lighter, you’ll need to bleach your hair first. And if you’re starting with a dark base color, then it could even take multiple sessions to achieve your perfect champagne blonde shade. For dramatic color changes, it’s always a good idea to visit a professional colorist, as they can guide you through the process from start to finish. That being said, it is possible to go champagne blonde at home as well. Try the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Creme in Champagne Blonde. Blonde hair isn’t exactly the most low maintenance hair color option, as root regrowth can be very visible, especially if you have a naturally dark hue. If you want to keep your champagne blonde shade looking as fresh as can be, you’ll need to schedule regular touch-ups—whether that’s at the salon or in the comfort of your own home.
After coloring your mane champagne blonde, you’ll want to switch up your hair care routine. Reach for a system of shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask formulated for blonde, color-treated hair, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner. and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment. Use the mask weekly in place of the conditioner. After shampooing, apply the mask to towel-dried hair, leave it on for 3-5 minutes, then rinse out.
Now that you’ve got a pretty new hair color, go ahead and show it off! If a sleek blowout is what you’re after, be sure to prep your strands by applying a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Blow Out HeatSpray, before blow-drying your hair.
Want to show off your gorgeous waves or curls? Put down your heat tools and embrace air drying! After hopping out of the shower and towel-drying your hair, apply your styling product of choice, then go about your day—no blow-dryer or curling on needed! Try the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray to create beachy waves; the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Ruffled Body Mousse for added shape and texture; or the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Undone Style Cream for shine.
For more blonde hair color ideas, check out our article, The Best Blonde Hair Colors for Every Skin Tone.