It’s that time of year, when we usually start to think about going lighter with our locks. But with our funds a little tight, we don’t want to spend the money on highlights. Ben Stewart, Color Director at Cutler/Redken Salons in NYC, agrees:
When the feeling of our environment is a little more somber, like right now with the economy, wearing a darker color can reflect someone's mood. Many times blondes will tone down their color to a softer blonde so as not to appear frivolous to what's happening in the world.
So, if you’re thinking about going darker, a la Scarlett Johannsen, a color change Ben likes:
I feel like it is a nice change for her. It is a very rich color and it looks so glamorous on her. I feel that she could pull off any color she wants. It really bring out the color of her eyes.
But aren’t quite sure, Ben suggests:
If you are thinking about a drastic change, you want to be really sure that you are ready. It is not so easy to return to your former color if you aren't satisfied. You may want to go to a wig store and try on a couple, just to get an idea of how much it will change your perception of yourself. And I would recommend a consultation with a professional make up artist. Be prepared - your make up and the colors in your clothes may not work the same! (Annie learned this lesson the hard way, with her blush.)