Brunette going lighter is a question most brunette’s at one time think about. “What would I look like blonde?!” It is always funny to me that most go to the extreme when thinking about becoming lighter. People usually go to Marilyn Monroe platinum in their heads. There is a huge range of blonde hues to pick from. If your a dark haired person and want to try lighter, then maybe pick a hue that is closer to a darker blonde tone as to a super platinum tone that is too extreme. It is safe to go 2 to 3 levels lighter than your natural color to accent your hair instead of just bleaching the entire head of hair out. I always suggest one goes to a wig shop or a wig stand in the mall and try on different colors to get an idea of how you will look in the hue you are thinking about.
Like my client who had gone to another stylist and they basically bleached out here hair with platinum highlights that dulled out over time and dried her hair out. I simply went in and did a partial highlight and low light to get natural type tones thru her hair. High lights were lifted to the level I wanted and the low lights were deposit only to break up the color, then I glossed her with a color gloss that would give me the warm, caramel, and honey tones. I had to cut a few inches of her broken ends due to the previous hair person over processing her hair. It made a world of difference. I then finished her long layered cut with a polished blowout.
See usually on a dark warm brunette tone such as my clients I suggest having warm hues of highlights thru the hair to compliment her natural color. As her brunette color naturally is so pretty to begin with it is the perfect backdrop to a warm brunette. Yet she is not a “blonde” she is a golden brunette now. She is lighter and has dimension but it matches her skin tones, eyes, and her natural hair. The upkeep is easier this way as opposed to being an all over blonde.