Thinking about making a change in your coif? If you are considering going blond, then forgo the box of hair color and head straight to the salon for that change, and you will be glad you did.

It is the age-old question, do blonds have more fun? Well, they do if they become blond at the salon instead of from a box at home. So often women ask themselves, why should I pay a fortune when I can use one of those at home hair colors in a box? They see that pretty lady on the box and think, I can have her look for only $7.99. Of course, these women want to save a little money. But, what some women don’t consider is that the pretty blond on the box did not get her hair color from a box; she got it at a salon. And, of course, many women do not consider the final outcome; spending the money with colorists the first time and getting exactly what they desire versus spending half the money and being horrified with the results.

In the end, it is always a better idea to go to the salon for hair color; especially for blond hair. And, there are many reasons for this. Obviously, the first reason being is that hairstylists go to school, so the chances that you will walk out of there with a bad color is highly unlikely. But, the chances of getting a bad color from the box are almost a sure thing; especially if you are wanting to go blond and you are a natural brunette. You do not want to be one of those horror stories of orange or yellow hair when the box has promised a sun-kissed glow.

But another very important reason to visit the salon when you want to make a change in your color is that a stylist can look at your natural hair color and assess what it will take to get the color you desire. Don’t kid yourself there truly is so much chemistry involved with coloring the hair; there is the natural hair color you start with and the color that is added. It is essential to have an understanding of what will happen when these two elements are combined. And, only at a salon, you will find professionals who have had experience with all types and shades of color. And, they will be able to advise you on the best way to achieve the right blond for you.

It is always advisable to go to a professional when wanting to go blond or achieving a lighter hair color. Since everyone has different skin and hair tones, different shades look good on some and not on others. So, what this means is that the blond that will suit your skin tone, may not be good on some other women. For example, if you have very olive skin you may not want a golden blond tone. Instead, it may suit you to have an ash blond tone to your hair. Only a colorist can really tell what will look good on you. As they have had extensive training and experience, they can give you the best advice for the best outcome.