Post # 1
I’m looking for a little advice bees.
I naturally have a dark blonde hair (hair stylists call it the “perfect base” color) somehow that always comes across as a backhanded compliment.. hmmm
It’s similar to this color, but maybe a little more strawberry?:
Anyways, the last time I got highlights, were with just one color, and the color looked “piecey”. One hairdresser suggested that I do two colors for my wedding color, but I’m still wondering if it will be to piecey…
Here is the hairstyle that I am proposing to do, but with my blonde hair:
I think that the different colors would be really accentuated with this do. Just curious if you guys think I should do an all over lighter color, or go with two different highlight colors.
Also, how many weeks before the wedding should I get it done, so that there aren’t a lot of dark blonde roots?
Post # 3
Everywhere I’ve read (I’m a highlighting addict! :)) says one week before your wedding. That way, if you hate it, you do have time to change it…but they also say to try out the new color a few months out first. So I would try it soon, then again a week before your wedding (i see your getting married in June). Have you had a trial for your hair yet? Might be good to try something before that so you can really see how it all will look?
Personally, I think the 2 different colors would look great. Something you could also do is lighten all your hair slightly, then a few more pieces a bit brighter than those…that way you have you “base” up a notch, so the difference between that and your highlights is minimal. OR, you could ask them to blend the highlights a bit more, so it has brighter pieces but isnt as “defined”…but I do like the defined look of two different colors…
I’m not sure if i’m being any help at all 🙂 But these are my thoughts!
Post # 4
@ashleyjean: Thank you, I totally appreciate your comment. I’m terrified of having “zebra stripes” on that really long swatch that runs from part across the head, down the side and back.
I had a trial about 2 months ago, but I have serious roots right now, and the last time I got my highlights was in November.. so they had grown & blended quite a bit.
Post # 5
If you are using foils to add the lighter blonde, ask your stylist to do the rectangle around your part on a diagonal, and to do very fine weaving. Also, If your hair is already quite light, i wouldn’t go more than one or two levels lighter than your base, and always tone after you bleach, so that you get a more natural look, and no stripes! The reason your highlights before were “piecy” was because it was done in too big of sections. If you’re pulling through a highlighting cap, ask for baby fine sections of hair pulled through the holes.
Adding another color won’t make your hair look less piecy if the sections are still too big, you could end up with striped hair…not good!
Post # 6
I agree with doing a coloring 1 week before. Although I’d like to add that one color highlights done right shouldn’t be peicey. I have the same “base” color but my highlights are one color and not piecy. I have done highlights and lowlights too and they look great as well, it adds more dimension.
Bottom line though if your color looks piecey you need a new stylist!!!!