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Summer to Fall Hair

“Should I go darker for Fall?”… I say “YES!” Although I’m known for bright blond locks most of the year, I love a deeper, richer shade in the Fall. You’re toning down bright fashion favorites to more neutral earth tones, so why not do the same with your hair?

Rich colors that are in this season include auburn, chestnut and chocolate browns, and caramel and toffee blondes. It’s important to align the tone of your hair with undertone of your skin. For example, my skin is ashy with pink undertones which often correlate with an ashy hair color base. I can add beige or gold base to my hair with a tan as the warmer skin tone will complement deeper tone, but with my natural, fair complexion only an ash or neutral base will do.

Also be careful not to darken your hair drastically. It could damage your hair to go from one extreme to the other, especially if you plan to lighten back up come Spring and you know I do! ;) Two to three shades darker is perfect because it isn't too drastic of a change and it’s a good rule of thumb to stay within two to three shades of your natural color year round. Changing to a much darker color could also leave you with a washed out appearance to your complexion, so if you are using at home hair color make sure the shade is only a few levels darker than your summer hue.

If you’re concerned that with an ash, neutral or beige base your skin will look too washed out, make sure to balance your look with contouring and adding a slight shimmer with a light balancing moisturizer. Not glitter, shimmer. ;) This will bring new light to your face to brighten it up helping you look healthy and revitalized for the season.

As always, be true to yourself and live life on your own terms, love much, laugh often, eat delicious, nutritious and filling food and look fabulous while doing it all!

Love, Blair 

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