Bold Summer Strokes – Going Platinum A Different Way

Everyone wants to go bolder and look brighter during the summer. So, why not get there with your hair color? In 2014, more people have embraced a platinum hue than in any other year – and now that we’re all finally getting a taste of the warm weather, the trend is only growing stronger. Even natural blondes are putting in requests to go lighter and asking for something new to make their locks sparkle! What many people find surprising about platinum is that the color isn’t just packaged as one universal shade of white blonde. You can choose anything from an ultra white to pale blonde, dusty gray to silver, beige to soft gold, etc. What’s even better is that you can also achieve this highly coveted look by having “a little bit of this and a bit of that.” And for the record, there’s no need to get scared off by the term “bleach out” because there are other, gentler ways of getting the effect!

bold stokes

For those of you who prefer a little bit of contrast or if you’re interested in a less dramatic version of a hot platinum look, we have come up with a happy medium! We recommend using the balayage highlighting method to create more customized results by mixing together a combination of platinum and golden tones. It’s also a more delicate approach, which is a particularly great option for fine haired blondes. Butterfly’s salon founder and master stylist Kattia Solano says, “This color is about enhancing the right pieces to help create movement and add nice definition to a haircut. The punchy blonde pieces are brilliantly bold but still blend well around the face.”

gold and platinum blonde

It might appear as though we’re taking out a chunky hair piece during color application but as we work through the technique, it’s more about covering a larger section with different strokes to blend the boldness through the length. It’s an amazing way to bring out longer styles. It even makes waves and braids look extra stunning! If you’ve been looking for a low-maintenance hair color that can easily get you through to the fall season without a touch-up, look no further. Ask for a light golden blonde with shiny hits of platinum to revamp your shade!

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