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In my opinion, blonde is one of the most attractive hair colors.  It literally draws attention to the person, makes the person have more fun (true story) and brightens up their face. But did you know that there are a lot of different shades of blonde hair?  In this article, I will discuss what some of the different shades are, how they can be achieved and show you what they look like.

What is the difference between ash blonde and platinum blonde? Learn all about the different shades of blonde hair!

10. Ash Blonde

What is the difference between ash blonde and platinum blonde? Learn all about the different shades of blonde hair!

Ash blonde hair can be amazingly beautiful (like the woman’s hair in the picture,) or it can even be more on the grey side of the spectrum.  The term “ash” means that the color has a blue base, which is what causes the greyish tint.  Another thing to note is that an ash base can beautifully tone hair with orangeish undertones.  This works because blue and orange are complimentary colors and can cancel each other out (see how toners work).

With an extensive knowledge of hair color science and over 12 years as a licensed cosmetologist working in the hair industry, Hollee feels the need to share her passion for beauty with the world.  She specializes in hair color science, hairstyles, hair hacks, hair knowledge, and how things work in the hair industry.  She enjoys sharing her expertise and helping people achieve their personal hair goals.

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  1. Hi (: I was wondering: i have kinda damaged hair, im naturally very light blonde but i went dark dirty blonde, i let it grow out a bit (more than 6 months) and then bleached it. I waited a week and then died it with a level 10 violet base dye and 20v developer. Then about a week or 2 later i used the wella t18 toner with 20v developer again. I let that grow out about a month now and i want to use a high lift blonde dye with a 30v developer because im trying to get very light blonde. Do you think dying my hair again in that short of a time frame would be too damaging?

  2. My hair is a light blonde with out grow i put a lightess blonde by nice an easy on it as always it turned my hair dark like it was a ash with that green gray color! Why, an what can i do?

    • What kind of developer are you using? Also, is the light blonde hair that has been colored that way, or completely natural hair that has never been colored? If it has been colored, every time you color over it, you just keep adding more and more pigment into your hair. You have to remember that color won’t lift color. You should check out this article about it. You may have to bleach your hair every so often, even if it’s just for a few minutes, to lift some of the color pigments out. Please let me know if you have any other questions 🙂

  3. I have a question if I mix red brown with bleach what will happen ? O had my license but it has been years since I’ve done hair I don’t think I ever mixed bleach with anything.

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