We’re all counting down the days until the Barbie movie is released (21st July 2023 marked in our calendars!). But until then we’re adopting as much of a barbiecore aesthetic as we can, including her signature blonde tresses. According to Google, UK searches for ‘Barbie Blonde’ have increased by 400%, and TikTok views for #BarbieBlonde has reached 5.9 million. Celebrity hairstylist, and Bblonde Brand Educator, Jason Collier breaks down why this blonde is so iconic, and how you can achieve it at home with the UK’s Number 1 Blonding Brand.
“It’s no wonder Barbie Blonde is trending, Barbie is one of the most iconic blonde symbols, and that hair shade is a staple blonde that has stood the test of time. Blonde hair oozes glamour and confidence, and Barbie Blonde is bright and beautiful so is often seen as an empowering shade – just as Barbie has been seen for over the decades. Barbie Blonde can take a bit of maintenance, but it’s a shade that suits all skin tones and gives a more relaxed feel to blonde hair that can be dressed up if the occasion permits.
The Barbie Blonde shade is light, clean, and bright with gold tones. For this look, you need a full head of bleach blonde hair. For those starting with darker hair this will need to be lifted in steps using the Jerome Russell Bblonde Maximum Ultra Blonding Kit £7.99, Boots.
Then you need a gorgeous bright shade like Jerome Russell Bblonde Permanent Hair Colour Lightest Blonde 10.02, £8.99, Boots. For semi-permanent colour try Jerome Russell Bblonde Semi-Permanent Colour Golden Blonde, £8.84 Amazon, or a semi-permanent toner to lift those who already have lighter shades of blonde use the Jerome Russell Bblonde Semi Permanent White Gold Toner, £4.99, Superdrug. To avoid brassiness, top up your toner at around 6-8 weeks.
Bleached hair will always require extra TLC so ensure you use purple pigment shampoos and masks, I love Jerome Russell Bblonde Intense Silver No Yellow Shampoo, £9.99 Superdrug, and Mask, £9.99 Superdrug. And lastly don’t skip the hair bond maintenance! Using a Bond Maintaining Treatment like Bblonde Jplex, £9.56 Amazon will keep your hair and your blonde shade looking stronger and healthier for longer.”