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Ask a Hairstylist: How to Give Dark Blonde Hair a New Look

These tones will suit you best.
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Q: Hi Bill, I'm looking for a change with my hair colour, but I'm not sure whether to go lighter or darker, and do all-over dye or highlights/lowlights. 

Abby wants to change her hair colour, but still look natural.

I'm looking for a colour that will complement my skin tone, not wash it out. I have blue-green eyes and black eyebrows. My hair is medium-length and thick. I want it to look as natural as possible, but still be a change. Any help would be great! Thank you for your time. — Abby

Abby has thick, medium-length hair and dark brows.

A: Hello, Abby. If this is your natural colour—WOW!

I like your cut, part, length and colour.

Here are a few examples of other beautiful people with approximately your shade of hair colour.

Taylor Swift at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

As you can see, dark eyebrows and lighter hair looks quite modern:

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Cara Delevingne at the 2012 British Fashion Awards.

You could add some lowlights to your roots to add a little extra detail:

Cara Delevingne backstage at Blumarine Fall 2012.

This is in the same tonal family of colour, only a little darker, and would also suit you:

Dark blonde hair.

This could be an all-over temporary rinse, or darken the roots and leave the ends lighter.

This is a "matchy-matchy" look where the eyebrow colour and the hair colour match:

Natalia Vodianova modelling Chanel's spring 2008 makeup collection.

I feel this is a beautiful look, to focus on such a lovely eye colour.

Both of these tones of hair colour would be flattering, with these eyebrow shapes as well.


Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Hair at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.