How to Tell If You Would Make a Good Blonde


Most adult women with blonde hair are actually not naturally blonde. As we age, our hair tends to darken to at least a dishwater -- or dirty -- blonde. The main exception, of course, are some Scandinavian blondes, who start out super blonde as kids and stay some true version of blonde until old age.

Yet blonde hair remains the most popular hair color in America. The good news is everyone can look good as a blonde. Find out what kind of blonde would suit you best. 

Myth or Fact? Only Blonde Kids Make Gorgeous Adult Blondes 
For years, the beauty rule of thumb to follow when it came to blonde hair was "if you had blonde hair as a kid, you'll likely look good with blonde hair as an adult."

While it's true that adults who were blonde as kids would look natural as blonde adults, pretty much everyone can look wear blonde hair. That's right. You heard it here first. No matter your skin color or hair color, you can go blonde. The secret lies in finding the perfect shade of blonde.

Your Skin and Eye Color Matters
While most women will look good in some shade of blonde, not every woman will look like a natural blonde.  If you have pink skin that burns easily, and blue or green eyes, you'll look like a natural blonde with blonde hair. If your skin has yellow undertones, you may look jaundiced or washed out with hair that's too light. If you are brunette, I suggest consulting with a stylist before deciding on a shade. This is not the time to "do it yourself."

The Jewelry Trick
So how to find that right shade for your skin color? Everyone should try to go blonde "at least once." She tells the best way to determine your correct shade is to consider the jewelry you wear:

If cool tones or silver jewelry work on your skin then keep tones cool. If you wear yellow gold and warmer colors that are autumnal, stick to warmer blondes. If you have very dark or olive skin tone, very light hair can be sexy and dramatic. However, leave your natural root or have a colorist create the natural root in your hair to keep your skin looking good.