How to Go Blonde This Summer, According to an Expert

Make like Billie Eilish and reach for the bleach, but first, listen to what hairstylist Alex Brownsell has to say.

Earlier this year, pop superstar Billie Eilish spent six weeks dyeing her hair from jet-black with slime-green roots to an all-over creamy blonde (she had been wearing wigs up until then), which she unveiled—to internet-breaking effect—on the cover of British Vogue.

Eilish decided to make the move after a fan made a mock-up of the singer with lighter locks. But, having already put her hair through a lot, the 19-year-old singer was apprehensive about what further bleaching would do to her locks, so much so that she nearly didn’t go through with it. In fact, the fear of hair falling out is one of the reasons why most people steer clear of bleaching their hair blonde—but it doesn’t have to be that way.

“I always say to my clients, ‘It’s like coming to me with a pair of jeans and me giving you a pair of dry-clean-only silk trousers to go home with,”’ says master colorist and founder of Bleach London, Alex Brownsell. “You can maintain the condition of those trousers just as well as the jeans if you look after them properly.” This is just as well because with summer here, and COVID-19 restrictions slowly starting to ease around the world, many of us are searching for a way to refresh our look.

So, for those of you considering reaching for the bleach, Brownsell shares some of her top tips for how to go blonde for your hot girl summer. But remember: always read the instructions.

This story originally appeared on: Vogue - Author:Tish Weinstock