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GO TO A PRO Trying to go blonde on your own is a big no-no for several reasons. In the worst-case scenario, it can cause severe hair breakage; most of the time, it just reveals unwanted brassiness (see image below). Always go to a pro who knows how to safely lighten your hair from without damage, while also preventing those unwanted brassy tones. I've seen several attempts of at-home-color gone wrong—like the images below—and it will most definitely save you time and money (color corrections aren't cheap) to go to a professional. Don't be afraid to set up a consultation at your salon—or even a consultation at several different salons—to see which one fits you best. From Brunette to Blonde by Ally Feezel Going from brunette to blonde is not an easy process. A lot of clients think it can be done in one visit by putting one color all over the hair, but that's simply not the case. It takes skill, patience, confidence, experience, a colorist who knows their stuff, and a client who is cool, calm, and collected through the many stages of "blonding." Now that you've decided you're ready for the blonde lifestyle, here are some tips on getting there safely and successfully. BE HONEST Your stylist will ask you questions about your hair history. We need to know exactly what was done to your hair previously, as far back as you can remember. Knowing how many times you've put color over your hair, or how many times you've gone dark to light and then back again, will let us know how easy or difficult it will be to get your hair lighter and also tells your stylist which products to use on your hair. PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT It's never too early to start using good products on your hair to get it in the best possible condition. Weeks prior to your hair appointment, start using a good protein-based shampoo and conditioner. Deep condition the heck out of it. And continue to do this for as long as you live … or at least while at-home color pro color 6 Beauty Sense 1 2 3 4

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