Cinderella Blonde Is the Soft Platinum Hair Shade We’re Seeing Everywhere


If you thought the overgrown roots of lockdowns past would put us off going full throttle blonde, you’d be sadly mistaken.

While some of us have opted for bold, bright colors—including blue, pink, and green with peekaboo styles and money-piece highlights—others have opted for a more natural, but no less uplifting, dye job.

“There’s going to be a bigger move toward blondes again,” says pro hair stylist Luke Hersheson. “I think people want to brighten things up. They want to feel lighter and lifted—and a bright color can have a really uplifting, mood-boosting effect.”

The shade he predicts is really going to fly is the perfect mashup of nostalgia made modern. “I think fantasy throwback Cinderella shades will be in,” he says. This means a luxe creamy color that’s a little softer than the platinum and ice blondes we’ve been seeing.

It’s an entry-level shade for first-time bleachers (hair fatigue has prompted Emily Ratajkowski and Kaia Gerber to move to brighter shades recently), and it’s a flattering and more wearable option for girls with darker features—creamy blonde is a favorite among natural brunettes like Lily James (incidentally, Disney’s most recent Cinderella), Emma Roberts, Beyoncé, and Serena Williams. That said, if you’re looking for something with less commitment, Hersheson says just brightening up your strands by a couple of shades can make a big difference. As for veteran blondes, it’s a pretty way to freshen things up and bring your hair color back to its former glory.

Either way, care will form a big part of things. The trademark of dreamy Disney-princess blonde is the expensive-looking, glossy condition, which means that supplementing your salon visit with at-home hair masks is important. Hey, it’ll be something to throw on while you’re streaming Disney+ from your sofa in your pj’s.

This story originally appeared on Glamour UK. 


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