For years I have been highlighting my hair and for most of that time I was always disappointed. Stripy hair and stubborn roots were the bane of my existence. Plus, it never mattered how long I sat in the chair with a full head of foils, nine times out of ten the end result was never blonde enough. If this sounds familiar, then you'll be happy to know I've found a solution.
First, don't go mad and dye your hair all-over in one blonde tone, you'll look like a Barbie, or worse. The key to getting blonde hair right is that, like any hair shade, it needs to be multi-tonal. So, next time you head to your hairdresser ask for your usual full or half head of foils, but ask for a high lift tint to be applied to the hair left outside. This will mean that the hair inside the foils will be a different blonde tone to those outside the foils, but the all-over effect will be much lighter hair.
I went to Headmasters, but all good hairdressers should be able to offer you the service. Make sure to have a thorough consultation with your hairdresser as they will be able to advise what is best for your hair.