At Boston’s James Joseph Salon, director of education
Michelle Lee says spring will bring natural blonde upgrades:
shiny shades with punched-up tonality that come from playing
in different levels.

“Overall, color has more sparkle and shine; using a gloss treatment
like Cellophanes from Sebastian is key.”

While Lee predicts some rose-gold and icy
blondes, she favors beige-blonde color boosts,
created with lightener and varying volumes of
developer. For subtle depth changes, she places
foils on angles and uses a freeform placement
pattern that mimics the rounds or fans around
the top. Also, diffusing color into the root will
continue to be key.

Spring's Natural Blonde Upgrades
After freeform
highlights, tone the hair
with Wella Koleston 10/03,
then gloss with Sebastian
Cellophanes: two parts
Pearl Blonde, one part
Honey Blonde.

Spring's Natural Blonde Upgrades
highlights come from
Wella Blondor Lightener
for lighter highlights and
Chromastics Lightener for
buttery ones. Cellophanes
Gloss Pearl Blonde goes
over the top.

Photography: Joel Benjamin
Make-up: Tavi de la Rosa