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Buttercream Blonde Is The Shade You’re Going To See Everywhere This Winter

Women with long blonde hair

Once the colder months roll around, I typically find myself scrolling through pages and pages of brunette hair colors and deep red shades. This year, however, I've noticed a serious influx of blonde hair colors tailor-made for winter, and if there’s one particular hue you need to know about to get you through the season, it’s buttercream blonde.

Looking to learn more buttercream blonde hair color? Read on for everything you need to know about this sweet, dimensional blonde shade.

What Is Buttercream Blonde?

If you’re looking for the perfect mix of cool and warm tones to try this winter, it’s time to ask your colorist about buttercream blonde. Like the sweet frosting on top of your favorite cake, buttercream blonde is a creamy, dimensional hue that’s completely customizable—which means it’s wearable for every skin tone. Whether you ask your colorist for a buttercream hue that leans lighter or one that’s warm and rich, there are tons of ways to make the shade work for you.

To achieve buttercream blonde, your colorist will incorporate notes of both warm and cool blonde highlights. The result? A shiny, dimensional look that blends multiple shades of blonde and is tailor-made specifically for you. While you can achieve a buttercream blonde look on dark hair, it’s best to begin with pre-lightened or naturally blonde hair.

In order to perfect your buttercream blonde shade, your colorist will need to use bleach to lighten your existing hair color. It’s important to note that bleach will always cause damage, but your colorist can work with you to make sure your strands are as healthy-looking as possible before you leave the salon.

How Do You Care For Buttercream Blonde?

Officially ready to take on buttercream blonde? Not so fast! First, let’s talk about maintenance. Like any salon hue, especially ones on the cooler side, buttercream blonde will require quite a bit of upkeep. If you have lighter hair, you can expect to hit the salon every six to eight weeks for a touch-up. For naturally dark bases, however, you can expect to see your colorist a bit sooner.

No matter what buttercream blonde look you opt for, you should expect to make a few changes to your at-home hair care routine. Begin by swapping out your regular shampoo and conditioner for a system formulated for color-treated hair like Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner. Formulated with the brand’s exclusive AntiFade Complex, this system quenches and cleanses hair while protecting against color fading.

If you’re not new to salon blonde, you already know that your precious hue can turn brassy over time. That’s why we recommend adding a purple shampoo and conditioner like Redken’s Color Extend Blondage Shampoo and Conditioner. This system is formulated with ultraviolet pigments to help preserve blonde hair color between appointments by keeping undertones at bay.

It’s no secret that bleach can cause serious damage and dryness. We recommend adding a weekly hair mask like Redken Color Extend Magnetics Mega Mask to your routine. This two-in-one hair mask is both a treatment and care extender designed specifically for your the color care of your color-treated hair.

Now that you know all about buttercream blonde, it’s officially time to make your appointment!

Interested in trying buttercream blonde? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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