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Ash Blonde Hair: How This Colour Could Complement Your Complexion

22 October 2018
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Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall

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An American journalist living in Paris, Elizabeth has a passion for all things hair.

Ash blonde hair is the coolest shade around, quite literally: with cool, icy undertones, everything about this blonde shade is just so fresh. If you fear you couldn’t pull off such a light shade, we’re happy to report - you’re wrong! This is a hair colour for every complexion: neutral, warm and especially cool skin tones can sport an ash blonde shade with chilling ease. Keep scrolling to learn why ash blonde hair is so complimentary for so many, and how to keep those strands siren-silver. 

Why Is Ash Blonde Hair So Flattering?

In comparison to most shades of blonde, ash blonde hair suits lots of different complexions because the cool undertones kiss the washed-out look goodbye, sayonara! While you may be adamant that an ash blonde shade wouldn’t suit you, we’re here to tell you exactly why this hair colour is being embraced by women of every skin tone. Let’s explore, shall we?

The hair colour for your complexion

Ash blonde can flatter every complexion when done right. Mixing the bespoke shade of ash blonde will require seeing a professional colourist because if not done properly, it can wash you out rather than complement your skin tone - definitely want to steer clear of that. 

This colour is famously celebrated for suiting neutral to cool-toned beauties, but it also looks stunning on those with a warm or darker undertone. But how? The experts tell us that if you’re in the warm-toned category, you should keep darker roots for a more radiant, natural look. An ash-violet blonde brightens up a deeper complexion like the morning sun. Ash blonde also suits pale, translucent skin like no other. We love the way this icy shade makes eyes pop, particularly blue-eyed babes. Bonus: cool tones tone down brassiness (the undertone we’ve been avoiding our whole life).

Afraid of going blonde? Ease your way in with ash blonde


If the thought of going blonde makes you tense, think about trying an ash blonde shade. Because the colour is between blonde and grey, there are many takes on the colour that can suit a whole host of people. If you’re a brown-haired beauty looking to reinvent your look without that shock-factor that comes with a major dye job, try adding some ash blonde highlights for multi-dimensional colour. Another way to flirt with this complexion-complementing colour is by doing an ash blonde ombre or balayage. The icy lengths are subtle but make a trendy statement.

How To Keep Your Ash Blonde Looking Cool As Ice

We all know of someone who tried going blonde and ended up with a less-than-preferable brassy result. This shall not be you: experts have developed too many awesome silver-saving products to keep us on the cooler end of the hair colour spectrum. Let’s dive into the big M: maintenance, to ensure you don’t end up with yellow hair after a few weeks.  

Keep your hair strong and healthy

We all know that blonde hair is a real commitment, but the pros have blessed us with a service that protects bonds for a stronger hair fibre whilst lightening: introducing  L’Oréal Professionnel Smartbond. This strengthening treatment works to safeguard hair before it even gets damaged, so you don’t need to fret about weakened locks when going ash blonde. Redken Ph-Bonder and Matrix Re-Bond also offer this incredible bonding technology. 

Beat the brass with a purple toner


Brassy blonde is rarely a look we aspire to. Ash blonde relies on cool undertones to keep it, well, cool. Try the pro-approved anti-brass hack: purple shampoo and toner. Expert colourists recommend using Redken Blondage shampoo and conditioner twice a week to break up with yellow undertones. The ultra-violet pigment line is infused with a triple acid protein complex to not only defeat brass, but to strengthen and fortify the hair protein. Hair win! If you’re really trying to win the war against brass then try our favourite formula trusted by the professionals - Matrix Total Results Brass Off Mask. Lather this on once a week whilst doing a face mask to conquer colour-stealing brassy undertones.


We want you to be bold and try out colours you’ve always lusted after. If going blonde is at the top of your list, try out the universally flattering, cool ash blonde. Just be sure to seek a pro colourist to make sure the job is done right! 

 
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