We talk to an expert colourist on how to go blonde for summer

Acclaimed M11 Studio Stylist, Kristle Sullivan is regarded as the go-to blonde colourist for those in the know. We consult her on how to achieve and maintain the perfect blonde this season.

What to ask for
Focus on adding highlights only where the hair would naturally lighten — around the face and on the ends. A multi-toned look that contrasts lighter and darker blondes in a layered fashion results in a look that’s more natural.

Keeping it fresh
Use a toning conditioner in beige, such as Kevin Murphy’s Blonde Angel every other wash to keep the gold tones at bay. A leave-in treatment such as Young Again oil by Kevin Murphy, or Miracle Hair by Eleven, will ensure longer lasting colour.

Be sunsmart
If you’re planning to be in the sun and ocean, adding a barrier protection like System Professional Solar Hello Spray will be your saviour.

Kristle was responsible for highlighting Atlanta’s hair for our fashion editorial Golden Days. See the photos here.

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