When it comes to autumn hair, we often think of auburn hues and deeper browns – but this season is shaping up to see a completely different colour take the forefront.
Blonde is never a colour we’d put with autumn time, yet ‘linen blonde’ is taking over.
Linen clothing is always an effortless way to go when styling outfits due to their neutral tones and the versatility of the colours – so why wouldn’t the same apply to our hair?
With soft and quieter tones, this natural hair colour gives the same effect that linen clothing does in early autumn. Aimed as more of a transitional shade, this colour doesn’t have to be just blonde – it can vary anywhere from beige hues to light brown.
According to hairstylist Tim Mathé, linen blonde is unlike the typical platinum or icy blonde as it is much more neutral and therefore easier to take care of.
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“As the name ‘linen blonde’ suggests, the blonde shade is meant to resemble the material, which is why the base is a beige undertone that can be complemented with powdery, creamy or taupe hues,” he told Glamour. “Much like the fabric fibres, this allows you to work with sometimes lighter and sometimes darker accents for more depth.”
So how do we achieve this look? First things first, don’t attempt to recreate this at home – hair dying never goes the way you want it to with a bottle of box dye.
When speaking to your stylist about getting this style done, the best advice is to have pictures of what you want at the ready for them to refer to, Laura Fitzpatrick, a stylist at Hair in Skerries tells Her.
If you are to ask specifically for this, Laura tells us this is the best approach to go for: “A natural bright blonde with more of and creamy tone rather than really icy or really golden.
“It looks like a creamy blonde, not warm, not ashy or icy. A sandy, creamy blonde. It’s always good to have pictures when you’re in the hairdressers, that’s key.”
Not only is this colour easier to balance in transitional weather, it also proves to be much better on our hair itself.
Unlike overly bleached hair, linen blonde is much gentler on the hair’s structure meaning you can go longer between colour touch-ups.
As well as this, the less damage on the hair strands means the tint will last longer and the pigments will hold better in healthier hair.
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