Cut, color, style. All three of these elements can work together to completely alter your overall look. From placing color to enhance a cut, or styling hair to complement a color, learning how to capitalize on each element can help strengthen your skills as a hairstylist and help grow a loyal following. A crucial part of any style lies in the ability to use dimension to accentuate texture and finish. If blonde hair is too monochromatic, it can be hard to highlight detail, but the right balance of light and dark tones together can create a palette that captures light and easily reflects shine or a curl pattern. Offering insight on the best finishing tips for blondes, Lindsey Olson, Sam Villa Ambassador @lindsey.marie.olson, offers suggestions for achieving gorgeous blonde curls.
“Having dimension in blonde hair allows texture to pop because the lighter parts have a darker background for contrast. It’s especially important to have that dimension at the base, curls should always have a deeper base color to stand out,” explains Olson.
*Hot Styling Tip: When working with thermal tools, remember that blondes show everything, so bevel or round the section upon contact to prevent iron marks.
Dimensional Blonde Curls
- Section hair while working with Sam Villa Dry Sectioning Clips for control.
- Dry hair with a Sam Villa Vision Blow Dryer and ceramic round brush - blow dry Redken Full Frame 07 in on dry hair to create volume.
- Use a 3/4” Marcel iron and spiral tong hair with Redken Iron Shape 11 to set hair.
- Break set up with hands.
- Use a diffuser to create volume and a lived-in feel - allow the diffuser to do the work, keep hands out of the hair.
Products & Tools To Get The Look:
Photo - Anna Komarov
Model - Kelsi Kuhn
Makeup - Emily Wolf
Wardrobe - Nicole Heraty