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Lived-In Blonde Hair Color for Winter

All of you probably know by now that hair care is one of my favorite topics to discuss. I’m constantly pinning inspiration (check out my hair board on Pinterest!), asking for advice as to what I should next on social media, etc. My stylist just welcomed her first baby, so I won’t be seeing her again until a couple days before Christmas. That’s obviously fantastic for her, but not so much for me. See, I tend to get a tad more obsessive when I have a long while between appointments. I mean, there’s nothing worse than consecutive bad hair days, am I right? But, since there’s nothing I can do, I continue to dream big. My latest obsession? Lived-in blonde hair color for winter.

Lived-In Blonde Hair Color for Winter

All images found via Pinterest

Remember a few posts back when I said that I was really thinking about chopping my hair into the new Carrie Underwood ‘do? While that still seems appealing some days, I know myself well enough at this point to know that I would be miserable. I’ve never thought that short (actual short hair, not mid-length) is flattering on me, and I would get annoyed after a week of having to style it every. single. day. Let’s face it – who runs the world? Ponytails. But, since I’m still hellbent on doing something different, I’m setting my sights on a fresh hair color since that easily can be adjusted or changed.

I know that the balayage/sombre hair color trend is nothing new. Most would even argue that the lived-in blonde hair color is more for summer. But, hey – I’ve never been one to follow trends or do things at the same time as everyone else, so why would I start now?

What appeals to me most about this color technique is the maintenance of it – meaning, I don’t think there is much. I would opt for a low-light one to two shades lighter than my natural color so it isn’t too dark but would still blend nicely as it starts to grow out. And, since the blonde only runs through mid-shaft to ends, there isn’t a need for the constant upkeep of highlights. Sounds like a plan to me! I would, however, still want a few full blonde highlights in front to frame my face. I dabbled with dark hair color my senior year of college and learned that any hair color around my face that isn’t blonde is not a good look for me.

So, lived-in blonde hair color for winter is where it’s at for me in my personal hair world at the moment. My guess is that I’ll change my mind 20 times between now and the end of December, but that’s just all part of the fun! 🙂

What do you think of the lived-in blonde hair color for winter? When you want a hair change, do you go big with a cut or a color change?
Psst … Also see The Fall Cut, Double French Braid Messy Bun Hair Tutorial, and 5 Tips to Maintain Long, Fine Color-Treated Hair.