The summer months are quickly approaching – ”˜tis the season to switch up your hair color. Welcome in the warmer weather with a refreshing blonde hue to compliment your skin’s sunny, summer glow. Picking the perfect shade can be a challenge, but we’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation with these simple tips from McAllister Spa’s Creative Director and renowned Goldwell Master Colorist Mark Holloway.

The key to successfully transitioning to blonde is choosing the shade that best compliments your skin tone, which ranges from cool, to neutral or warm with varying pink, golden and olive undertones.

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First, take this short quiz to figure out your skin tone… Click here!

Now, Let’s Find Your Best Blonde!


People with cool skin tones typically have eyes that are blue, gray, greenish-blue or almost black. Cool tones are often associated with pink, peach or bluish undertones. These people are particularly good blonde candidates, as lightening locks is known to create a natural, radiant glow against cool skin tones.

To avoid looking flushed, steer clear of warmth in your blonde and instead opt for lighter, ashy shades, like sandy or beige blondes. The lighter your skin, the lighter you’re able to go with your blonde.


Warm skin tones are usually accompanied by green, hazel, amber or warm brown eyes. Those with warm tones tend to have yellow, golden, or peach undertones. To minimize tinges of green and yellow in the skin and add warmth to the face, opt for rich, honey hues and golden blonde tones like buttery, honey and strawberry blondes


Lucky you! If your skin has no obvious pink or green undertones, you’re able to rock both warm and cool blonde shades. Play around to see what works best for you.

Whatever your skin tone, don’t be afraid to take a walk on the wild side with your color. With the introduction of Olaplex, stylists are now able to take clients lighter than they ever could have dreamed of with minimal damage. Where the lightening process previously broke down bonds in the hair, critical for maintaining strong, vibrant locks, the Olaplex treatment is now able to swoop in, acting as “bond multiplier” to rebuild those bonds, lessening the damage and even leaving hair stronger and healthier than it would be otherwise. The sky’s the limit – happy blonding!

Take Your Quiz to Determine “Your Blonde” at McAllister Spa

Click here to take the “Your Blonde” quiz.

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The team in the hair salon at McAllister Spa loves meeting potential new clients to talk about how they can deliver the perfect results for you.  Consultations are always free and our stylists are available for you 7 days a week.  If you want to learn more about the individual stylists at McAllister, just click here and you’ll be taken to our team member biography page.

When you are ready, just call us at 305-604-0550 or click “Request an Appointment” anywhere on our site to send an emailed request.  We can’t wait to meet you!