Real talk: platinum can enter porno territory—quickly. But this platinum is different. These icy blond locks are anything but sexy or trashy, instead it looks cool, fashion forward and almost strange, non-nerdy (well maybe a little nerdy) fantasy way.
It took me two solid years to make the decision. On my last day in NYC for fashion week I visited the Patrick Melville salon at 45 Rockefeller Plaza. Colourist Karen Conlon was up for the task. She striped all the golden (*ahem* yellow) from my blond with a double process of lifting colourant. After, she left a purple laced treatment and toner on may hair that "iced out all the leftover yellow," said Conlon. It was a mega success, I couldn't be more thrilled with the results.
A few words of advice I took away from my time in Conlon's chair are the following:
- Do not try this at home, this is not easy to do successfully—even if you are a natural blond. If you are not naturally blond it becomes much more complicated.
- Only wash your hair once a week.
- You can never use too many (purple laced) treatments on your hair. This is going to help nourish (your now delicate) hair and keep the colour looking super icy with no trace of yellow.
These are some of my new go-to products to keep my new white blond in pristine shape.