Are you tired of your dark hair and want to brighten up and lighten up but still look natural? Top hair colorist, Joanna Pinto of NYC’s Pierre Michel Salon tells you how to get the great new look.
Darker haired celebrities love to brighten up their locks just in time for apple-picking and pumpkin spice lattes. We’ve seen brunette beauties like Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart, Ariana Grande, and Khloe Kardashian heighten the look of their dark locks with rich, light tones and now you can, too!
How To Tone & Lighten Dark Hair For Fall — Expert Tips From Pierre Michel Salon
If you are nervous about going from a dark color to light for fall, rest easy because we’ve got exclusive how-to tips from expert hair colorist Joanna Pinto of NYC’s Pierre Michel Salon on how to get your ideal shade for fall!
“Dark hair can be tricky to highlight because it has to be done in a way that won’t look artificial,” Joanna explained to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “The trick is all in the weave of the color.”
When HollywoodLife reader, Leilah, went ito see Joanna for a new fall look, she wanted to add in some highlights, but was nervous about her hair coming off too brassy. She wanted the perfect blended look that wouldn’t appear streaky.
“Her hair had been highlighted too heavily. This was great and fun for summer but for the fall she wanted something richer with more shine,” Joanna told HollywoodLife.com. “But she wasn’t ready to make it all one dark solid color, so we agreed on a soft natural ombré where the highlights are more concentrated on the tips and hairline.”
Fall is a tricky season! It’s not unbearably cold out just yet, but you also don’t want the “I just came from the beach” look to drown you out.
“For the fall, it’s best to do warmer, deeper shades,” Joanna told us. “If you’re a brunette, tone up to two levels lighter. Just to break up the color.”
The Perfect Hair Needs The Perfect Product
But no one likes when their dark hair starts the growing-out phase after it’s been lightened.
Joanna is here to ease your worries, adding, “This look makes the growing-out phase more natural and doesn’t make you a slave to hair color. This is also a way of keeping it natural-looking because the first place hair color fades is always on the ends.”
Though this look is more for darker hair, Joanna did have a fall recommendation for all the blondes out there. “If you’re a blonde and are not ready to darken it, start by asking your colorist to add lowlights. A different shade will create variations of tones and add dimension.”
But no look is complete without the perfect products. “I recommend using sulfate-free shampoos that don’t strip color and using products like oil serums to smooth out end after blow-dries,” suggested Joanna.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited to lighten your hair for fall? Are you ready to take on this beauty look? Let us know.
— Brittany King