COLOR SERIES: Platinum Blonde- Gwen Stafani
Platinum Blonde hair is one of those looks that definitely turns heads. Not everyone can pull off this bold look, but those that can, totally rock it. Gwen Stafani is the queen of platinum blonde. This is definitely her signature look and she pulls it off with ease, but not without some serious maintenance and attitude. Platinum blonde is not for the faint of heart or for those who don’t like to spend tons of time keeping their hair looking fabulous. This look is probably one of the most high maintenance colors you can pick, but with the correct care and colorist you can look like a gorgeous ice queen.
Who Can Pull This Off?
Platinum blonde hair color definitely works best on ladies with fair skin. The contrast between fair skin and platinum blonde really looks lovely and not too drastic. Sometimes platinum blonde can look too “fake”, but this is usually because the hair is the wrong shade of blonde for that person’s skin tone. Gwen Stafani’s fair skin tone allows her to rock the platinum blonde look with ease. For skin that has a bit more of a yellow undertone to it, but is still fair, and icy, pale platinum would look best. The icy, pale color will balance out the yellow in the skin so that the hair and the skin do not look like the same color.
Caring for Platinum
If you are wanting to take the plunge and rock the platinum blonde look, you have to be ready for some serious maintenance. The most simple step to do it right is to use a good shampoo and conditioner. You want to be sure you are using a toning duo, either a purple or silver colored set. These products will help to keep your hair free of brassiness and it will help your hair look bright and shiny! Next, because going platinum can be extremely damaging to your hair, you want to make sure you are keeping your hair hydrated and healthy. Taking daily vitamins for your hair as well as giving it plenty of deep conditioning treatments will help your hair look its best. This hair color requires frequent root touch-ups to keep your hair looking fresh, so make sure you are aware of the commitment before stepping into the world of platinum. Limiting the amount of times a week you wash your hair will also do wonders by keeping your hair color looking fresh.
Gwen is definitely our platinum blonde inspiration and she rocks this look with some serious attitude. So, take a tip from Gwen and be bold with your look. If you want to rock this look, give it a try and be confident. Show us your fabulous platinum look or your favorite platinum celebrity on social media. Tweet us @jfrancisbeauty and tag us on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty!