Honey blonde is a great shade that merges nicely as highlights, with almost any base hair color. One can go with this shade on lighter blonde hair, darker hair colors like brown or black, or even auburn hair. It is a shiny hair color, that is not very eye-catching as golden or platinum blonde hair color; neither is it too subtle like ash or yellow blonde. Hence, it is a great option for highlights. It will stand out well, and give a great textured look, that will be noticeable but not loud. Given below are some important tips you should remember while coloring, and caring your highlighted hair.
Suitable For ...
Honey blonde hair highlights suits people who have facial complexion that is either dark brown, medium complexion with golden undertones, medium complexion with light pink color in the cheeks or no color, pale complexion with pink undertones or no color, olive complexion seen in Asians and Latinos, or bronze or brown complexion after tanning. It can go with people who have eye color such as dark blue, dark brown, grayish blue, blackish brown, or hazel colored with light flecks in them. Such people can go with a medium or dark shade of honey blonde.
People who fall in the warm skin tones category and eye tones, should go with lighter shades. Because, such people generally have warmer hair colors, on which bright shade of highlights look good. People that fall in this category can have skin tone that can be a freckled complexion, pale complexion with peach or golden undertones, brown skin with pink or golden undertones, or a ruddy complexion. The eye color can be hazel with brown or golden flecks, greenish blue eyes, green eyes, or golden brown eyes.
The most flattering haircut for highlighted hair color is layers. You can cut your hair in a number of layers. You can go with the standard side layered haircut, and accompany it with 12 or more streaks. Or you can go with more layers near the crown and less at the ends. This way you can work in layers of highlights too, you can add more streaks at the crown and bangs, and less below the hair under the crown.
To add more uniqueness, you can consider going for a multi-tonal effect. This is an especially good idea if you have black hair, as it will help to blend the highlights even more perfectly. You can add few highlights of brown and dark blonde along with the honey blonde ones.
Caring for Your Colored Hair
To maintain your colored hair for a longer time, try to prevent exposing it too much to sunlight. Also, use shampoos and conditioner which are mild, or especially made for colored hair care. To maintain your haircut, you might also need to visit the stylist every 3 - 4 weeks, depending upon the growth of your hair.
So, select the right shade of colors, so that it matches with your complexion, and doesn't make your face look pale or too bright. Also, accompany a good layered honey blonde hairstyle, and enjoy your new look!