Skip Nav
Makeup
Fuller Lips Are Just 1 Quick and Easy Makeup Trick Away
Nails
What the Half-Moon Shape on Your Nails Says About Your Health
Hair
Every Stunning Hair and Makeup Look From The Bachelor So Far
Cold Sores
How to Prevent Winter Cold Sores, According to an Expert

How to Take Dark Hair Blonde

Your Guide to Going Blonde For Medium and Darker Skin Tones

Here's the truth: blonde hair isn't for everyone, but with the right tips on hand, it can be pulled off with success. If you have nearly black strands and you have an olive or ebony complexion, get expert tips to make your fair-hair transition less drastic after the jump.

Base notes: The first step to adding blond highlights is to lighten up your natural base colour all over. "Take the base to a lighter brownette and put in some creamy [tones], like coffee with milk colour pieces," celebrity colourist Beth Minardi (who has worked with Sarah Jessica Parker and Uma Thurman) says. "To me that is the most tasteful." Some of her star-favourite examples include Jennifer Lopez and "bronde" Eva Longoria.

The eyes tell it all: When picking the perfect shade(s), Minardi looks at her client's eyes, skin, and natural colour. She also considers how much of a commitment the person sitting in her chair is willing to make: "Do you want to visit me every four weeks or every four months?" Going for subtle highlights is the most low-maintenance option when brightening dark hair. If you're unsure, however, start your colour transition slowly with blond extensions until you find your perfect hue.

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Jennifer Lopez '80s Curly Hair Trend 2016
Peach Hair Ideas
Rose Gold Blonde Hair
The Hottest Celebrity Hair Cuts of 2016
Aly Raisman's Hair
Hair Colour Ideas S[ring 2016
Emma Coburn Forgets Hair Tie Before Olympics Race
Keira Knightley Wears Wigs
Celebrity Hair Trends Spring 2016
Demi Lovato Hair | Pictures

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
X