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Shades of Blond

Blonding ambassador Kim Vo shares top secrets to attaining and maintaining brilliant blond hues any time of year

July/August 2013 Find in
July/August 2013

Kim Vo, Schwarzkopf Professional's blonding guru shares some secrets to getting camera-worthy blond locks.

Whether it's a new platinum 'do or a hint of ombre, Vo's hot tips are not to be missed.

Blake Lively
Blake Lively

Simply Sun-Kissed

"Blake succeeds in walking the fine line: flirty, but not dirty. Her casual, cool look boasts natural roots with goldie locks of blond. Not too light, not too dark-just right," says Ko.

Vo suggests that blond beauties request that their colorists use traditional highlights using foils, and at home, opt for a daily spritz of BlondMe Shine Magnifying Spray.

This special lightweight smoothing and conditioning spray has apricot oils to provide tresses a glimmering shine while UV filters protect against structural damage, creating a look that truly sheens from within.

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence

American Honey

"Jennifer's blush gold is warm, ravishing and romantic. This homage to the rose gold jewelry trend leaves me breathless," swoons Vo.

"Jennifer's warm, amber locks can be mimicked with BlondMe Caramel Toning Cream, which boasts color protective polymers, which protect color pigments during rinsing, after processing, and at home."

Now glamour gals can take care of color-long term-with BlondMe Blonde Brilliance Warm Caramel Shampoo and Conditioner.

Reese Witherspoon CHK
Reese Witherspoon

Champagne Charmer

"Baby, baby, baby blond! Hot, sexy and sophisticated; this pale blond tells the tale of a perfect beach blonde, kissed by the summer sun," says Vo.

At the salon, blondies can request the bayalage highlighting technique, which is perfect for softer, more natural looks."

To garner this iconic look at home, Vo recommends shampooing and conditioning with BlondMe Blonde Brilliance Light Cool Ice, which delivers targeted levels of cool pigments and improves blond clarity, creating the champagne sparkle Reese came to own."

Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani

Playful Platinum

Gwen's got an approachable platinum right now-it's not overwhelming and while it's bold, it has just the right amount of warmth," says Vo.

To achieve this more inviting hue of platinum, Vo recommends that bold beauties request that their color gurus lighten and tone their locks using BlondMe Premium Lift 9+ Lightener, which provides maximum lift on natural and colored hair-even on the darkest bases.

It'll leave hair soft and silky without compromising its integrity.

Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad

Ooh La La Ombre

A devout trendsetter in her own right, Lauren Conrad has hit a high note with her ombre mane with a color palette so complimentary it almost looks natural.

Vo weighs in, "This softer side of ombre is what I call extreme Sombre with a hard punch of blond on the ends."

He suggests using BlondMe Blonde Brilliance Intense Treatment to help nurture ends.

"This treatment helps even the most damaged blond radiate from within. Formulated with extra keratin to repair the inner hair structure, it provides outer hair with strength and vitality too. This is my go-to for blonds needing some serious TLC."

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

The Barely-There Blond

"Usually no one 'tips and tells,'" says Vo.

"Blond tipping, I mean-these gorgeous natural blond roots with delicate painted highlights blend seamlessly, begging the question-is it natural or is it just Taylor? At the salon, blonds can request foiling, which is great for grow-out situations like this because it doesn't create a line of demarcation."

Taylor Swift reaches the farthest end of the blond spectrum with her brazen, almost brunette locks.

Vo shares, "This darker blond can easily be maintained with BlondMe Leave-In Conditioner, which caters to highlights by providing cationic ingredients that specifically nourish these areas while oils provide an instant shimmer to your hair."

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