I wanted to talk about the process of going blonde because until you do it, it is a process that you really can’t fully grasp. As lot of you know I myself transitioned from a dark brown rooty balayage to platinum blonde in 2015. Not only am I glad I did it because I think blonde suits me best, but also because I truly understand the process, and I feel that if I am going to be doing this to someones hair I should understand it by experience.
A few months ago one of my friends came to me wanting to go blonde, much like Khloe Kardashian is now. My friends hair was dark drown, a level 2-3 for those of you that know what I am talking about. Her number one concern was if it was going to damage her hair. Of course it is going to damage her hair, but I explained to her if we do it over the course of several sessions it would be fine. You can see that we never cut her hair, even by the third time it was still in amazing condition. She also wanted it to have a rooty look so that there wouldn’t be to much up keep. This meant not coloring her blonde all the way to the root all over.
The number one thing I wanted her to understand was that it was not going to be what she wanted or had in mind the first time around. This is because she wanted to be Khloe Kardashian blonde, but like I said it would take several sessions. I told her to not focus on the Khloe Kardashian blonde just yet, and to just enjoy what you get between now and then.
I look back at pictures in between my dark brown rooty balayage to when I finally had platinum blonde hair, and wish I had realized how good the in-between colors were, and wish I could of just enjoyed them instead of hating them for not being platinum blonde.
Below are pictures of the process my friend and I have had the past few months getting her blonde, in the order it was done. Both of us could not be more pleased with the results we have gotten. The whole thing has exceeded the expectations we set together, we spent lots of time texting about it and having a plan before we actually did it. The last two pictures is two months since we have last done it. She says that she wants to leave it this way for a while before going any blonder because she has enjoyed this “in-between” so much. You can see more pictures of this at her Instagram @lbspivey or on Instagram @KaitlynNycoleBeauty