How to Choose The Best Blonde Shade For You

Choosing the Perfect Blonde Shade is Easy at Stephen Young Salon in West Wimbledon

Blonde hair is a timeless hair colour that never goes out of style. However, choosing the best shade of blonde can be a daunting task. With so many shades of blonde to choose from, it can be challenging to know where to start.

The experts at our West Wimbledon hair salon explore some of the best blonde hair shades and how to choose the perfect shade for you.

The Blonde Hair Experts Near Me


Raynes Park

New Malden

Wimbledon Village

Consider Your Skin Tone

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a flattering blonde hair shade is your skin tone. Your skin tone will play a significant role in determining which shades of blonde will look best on you.

If you have fair skin with cool undertones, then ash blonde may be the perfect shade for you. On the other hand, if you have warm undertones, then honey blonde or strawberry blonde may be a more flattering choice.

Look at Your Natural Hair Colour

Your natural hair colour will also play a role in determining which blonde shade will work best for you, both aesthetically and in terms of maintenance.

If you have naturally dark hair, then a platinum blonde shade may require more regular maintenance and also take longer to achieve whilst maintaining the condition of your hair. In this case, you may want to opt for a warmer shade of blonde, such as golden blondes or honey blonde, which will blend better with your natural hair colour and require less maintenance.

Consider Your Individual Style

When choosing a new blonde hair colour, it's essential to consider your personal style. Are you someone who prefers to make a statement with your look? Or do you prefer a more natural, understated style?

If you're looking for a bold look, then platinum blonde or even a pretty pastel shade may be the perfect choice for you. However, if you prefer a more natural, lived-in look, then darker blondes and techniques such as balayage highlights may work best for you.

Protect Your Hair From Damage

When choosing a new blonde hair colour, it is important to consider how to safely lift your hair colour without damaging the condition of your locks. We always recommend adding Olaplex to your hair colour service. Olaplex is a bond building treatment which protects and strengthens the hair during the lightening process. It allows us to lift your hair colour further without compromising the health of your hair. 

If you hair is already damaged we can recommend Olaplex as a stand alone treatment to repair your hair. We also offer a wide range of nourishing hair treatments from Davines which can target any concerns you may have about your hair. 

Book a Consultation With a Stephen Young Expert

Ultimately, the best way to choose the perfect blonde hair shade for you is to consult with a Stephen Young professional colourist. We can assess your individual features and help you choose a shade that will complement your skin tone, natural hair colour, maintenance needs and personal style. They can also provide expert advice on the best products to use at home to help you keep your new blonde locks looking healthy and vibrant.

To book your consultation, call us on 020 8946 5120 or alternatively you can book online here.