Is it just us, or has everyone recently decided to test the claim “blondes have more fun?” We recently saw Kim Kardashian and Megan Fox with “Targaryen” blonde undertones, Zoey Deutch and Lily James change their looks to “Barbie” blonde, and now, a new hair color dubbed “Tiramisu” is all over our social feeds. medium and red carpets.
The “tiramisu” hair color, which has been seen on celebrities like Emma Roberts, is the perfect tone for anyone who wants to go blonde but dislikes frequent maintenance. If you’re curious to learn more about the trend, below we’ve got a pro to answer all of our burning on-trend shade questions, from what to ask at the salon to how to care for your lightest shade at home.
What is tiramisu hair color?
The color, which is ultimately a warm blond, takes its name from the coffee-flavored multi-shade dessert. “The color is made up of three different shades of brown, including a warm tan with a yellow undertone, a deep warm brown, and a light brown with a golden sheen,” says Matt Rez, celebrity colorist and Redken brand ambassador. The trend also features an ombre root or root patch, where the highlights are lightly painted a shade closer to your natural shade. Rez says this helps create a perfect blend into the base color and also reduces maintenance. Whether you’re currently a platinum blonde and looking for something less dramatic, or are just interested in exploring a low-maintenance tone, this trend is perfect for your 2023 vision.
How to ask your colorist for tiramisu hair color
If you’re already sold and ready to go to the salon, in addition to asking for the ombre root, Rez suggests asking your stylist mixed ribbons of tan, tan, and deep warm brown woven through the roots to the ends. The base and lowlights of this color should be the deep warm brown, while the highlights can be the light brown color. Rez says you should ask your stylist for highlights using a lightener or bleach that lives in level eight (a medium blonde).
So, tan can be the medium light color that blends base and lowlights perfectly with tan highlights. To top it all off, Rez says to ask your colorist for a neutral, gold-based all-over gloss, which will enhance the warmth of the deep brown, as well as bring the shimmer of gold into the tan.
While achieving initial color is a bit tricky, maintenance is not. Rez suggests visiting the salon every three to four months for foil work and doing a gloss in the middle of the two-month mark to renew the color highlights and add shine again. Also, thanks to the shadow root, if you need to take more time between appointments, the growth won’t be as noticeable.
How to take care of tiramisu hair color at home
Caring for your new tiramisu hair at home means using protective products that will help your color last. Rez’s top tip? A shampoo that lowers the pH of your hair. “Shower water has a topical pH of 7, which is still too alkaline for hair color retention—you want hair to live in the 4.5-5 acidic range,” she says. “Anything higher and the cuticle will slowly lift and release the deposited colour”.
Blond hair: choose the color according to the 2023 trends and skin undertone