Want Two Toned Hair Color


Hello, My name is Darla and I have colored medium brown hair. My question is this: I am trying to color my hair blonde on top with a chestnut brown underneath to get the two toned affect. I picked up light blonde color and medium chestnut gold Revlons colorsilk. My hair is shoulder length and has two layers in it. (Thank you for your youtube video on how to do that.) I am fair skinned and have dark brown eyes. My hair is naturally chestnut.


Could you please help me on how I can get the two toned effect? Also my hair is fine. The picture above is lighter blonde than I think I want to go but it is the only picture I could find. Thank you so much for any help and thank you for this wonderful site.
Sincerely,
Darla

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Hi Darla, That is a way cool look but the process would be extremely difficult (if not impossible) to do by yourself. It takes precision color application to keep the two sections separate and to apply the color to both. It is really hard to keep the sections separate on your own.

If you have a friend or family member who can help you, that would make more sense however, even skilled hairdressers must use extreme caution when applying the color because you have to keep the two sections totally separated.

You simply can't buy a box of color, apply it to your hair, and expect your hair to look like the picture on the box. Hair color is dependent on so many factors, the most important factor being the bases that are used in the colors you use. Mix two different bases and you can end up with pink, blue, or even green hair.

If you have medium brown hair, you will have a hard time getting it to lift to blonde with color only. You could try using a hair color remover and see if that helps remove your present brown color but there are no guarantees. Color removers sometimes leave your hair a totally weird color so you may have to use the product more than once to completely remove the color from your hair. (After colors are removed, you can apply the hair colors you want to your hair.)

Even a dark blonde color would not be achievable using just a blonde hair color by itself. (I could do it but I'm a professional who has the color expertise to lift hair successfully using color but even then, it would have to be done in steps!)

If you can afford to, go see a hairdresser who can help you do this successfully, so you don't ruin your hair completely. However, your roots will have to be colored either monthly or bimonthly, and that can easily get expensive over time and be time consuming.

Maybe a better idea is to bleach the ends of your hair (only) for a two toned look or highlight your hair using bleach. You could also add some lowlights to your hair underneath to give your hair more dimension. These ideas are more practical for most people and won't require so much maintenance.

Best of luck!


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