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Blondes come in all different shades, and each blond hue corresponds to a different personality. Dramatic blondes go for the platinum look. In contrast, believable blondes long to inspire the "I wonder if she's a natural" question. A taste of honey in your blond highlights does the trick. Honey-blond hair highlights work best for people with darker complexions. A home-highlighting kit works well for simple jobs, but complex artistry requires a trip to the salon.
Honey Blonde for Brunettes
If you can't decide whether you identify with the sultry brunette or the vivacious blonde, try a bit of both. Honey-blond highlights on dark hair give that "I just spent a week on a tropical island" look. The contrast is dramatic, yet believable. Try streaks of Caramel by L'Oreal Feria, Beeline Honey from the Clairol Perfect 10 line or Honey Dip from Garnier Nutrisse.
When "Allure" beauty editors grew tired of their frosty blond hair, they visited Michael Murphy of Ejji Salon in New York City. Murphy worked his magic by concocting a mixture of honey, gold and strawberry highlights. Color mixing helps you zero in on the exact honey-blond shade suitable for your particular skin tone, but the process requires talent and expertise. Doing it at home might save money, but going to the salon saves heartache.
L'Oreal Couleur Experte
"Good Housekeeping" magazine and Total Beauty give L'Oreal Couleur Experte their seal of approval. This product combines an all-over base color with harmonizing highlights in one box. Choose from a variety of honey-blond shades, such as 7.3, called Butterscotch Cream; 6.4, called Ginger Twist; and 6.3, called brioche. The simple two-step process creates a "just stepped out of the salon" look.
Revlon Frost and Glow
Revlon Frost and Glow highlighting kits are available in blond, chestnut and honey. Each kit comes equipped with a highlighting cap and a specialized plastic hooking tool, which pulls selected strands of hair through the holes in the cap. Since the rest of the plastic cap protects the rest of your hair, the Revlon Frost and Glow highlighting lets you target your honey-blond highlights to exactly where you want them.