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The Best Platinum Hair Colour for You

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Platinum blonde hair colour used to only be for the bold, but these days there are so many different tones available that anyone can give it a go!

Here's how to find the best platinum hair colour for you, depending on your skin tone, hairstyle and personal preferences, as well as how to care for your newly-coloured hair.

What is platinum blonde?

Platinum blonde is the lightest, whitest shade of blonde you can go without actually having white hair. That said, platinum is far more than just a very, very pale shade of yellow. Like regular blonde and brunette shades, platinum comes in cool, neutral and warmer shades. Some examples of different platinum hues include: silver, grey-blue, opalescent, champagne, white gold, pale strawberry, light ash and so on.

Remember, when it comes to platinum hair colour, you will need to have your hair lightened, even if you are naturally blonde. There is no way to go truly platinum without lifting the base colour.

Matching your platinum to your skin tone

The most flattering shade of platinum is one that matches the tones in your skin: cool, warm or neutral. This is not about your skin colour: dark, olive and light skin can all have cool or warm hues. Ask your colorist to assess your skin tones to choose the most flattering platinum shade.

In general, those with a cool skin tone suit metallic platinum blonde hair colours like icy blue and silver, as well as ashy pale blonde shades. Neutral skin tones (when you lie half-way between cool and warm) can rock any platinum pigments, while warm-toned skin looks best with light rosy blonde, pale strawberry and bright honey hues.

How to wear and style platinum hair: the short trend

Back in the 1950's platinum hair was worn in long, Hollywood waves, however these days it's all about platinum blonde short haircuts. From a slick blunt bob to an extreme pixie cut, or even a pompadour with its shaved sides, platinum hair isn't afraid of the clippers.

When it comes to styling platinum blonde short haircuts, ensure you're equipped with the best styling products. For an on-trend urban matte finish on short hair (that can be reworked and restyled to your heart's content) try the

Daring or discreet: Platinum for all personalities

It goes without saying that big personalities were born for bold platinum blonde hair, but there are techniques that will make your hair stand out even more! Think platinum blonde with colourful highlights, rebellious dark shadow roots to add contrast, or hair that is such a silvery hue that it borders on grey depending on the light.

For those who prefer a more subtle look, or who are looking for a platinum hairstyle that's more suited to a professional environment, how about a platinum blonde ombré, where blonde/light brown hair gradually lightens into bright platinum tips? You could even ask your stylist about the new strandlighting technique, where very thin sections of hair are lightened using a palette of complementary colours which give a natural sunkissed finish. By incorporating platinum into these highlights, you can subtly lift your hair colour and test out a more discreet platinum blonde. With this technique the grow-out is almost seamless, so win win!

How to care for platinum blonde hair

The downside to lightening your hair is that the colouring process can leave it dry and brittle, which in turn causes flyaways, frizz and dullness. To prevent this, use nourishing haircare products specifically formulated for colored blonde hair. We recommend the , which includes a shampoo, conditioner, masque and spray, all for use on coloured and highlighted hair.

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