Now, that you’re all caught up on the allure of winter gold, here’s how to achieve the trendy color. Note: Though you may be tempted to try this hue at home, all the stylists we spoke to recommend leaving this job to the pros because it involves a double-process. “Attempting a hair color or chemical service at home is risky! If you end up with damage, unwanted tone or placement, your salon bill can go up astronomically to fix it,” says Kim. Simply put: Book your salon appointment and have a few reference pictures ready to go.
According to the experts, a stylist should highlight key areas to create dimension and movement throughout your strands. Those areas include: the crown, ends and a few face-framing locks. “My favorite method is using the balayage technique. This approach will allow the stylist to completely customize the color for their client, control the level of lift (aka how blonde, warm or cool they want to go), and where the highlights are placed to best suit the person wearing the look,” explains Kim.