Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Battle of the Hair Colors: Blonde or Brunette?

Yesterday morning I looked in the mirror and had an instant urge to go back blonde. As some of you already know, I'm naturally a dark golden blonde shade, but have been coloring my hair dark since March 2010. While I've been loving the brunette life, I'm starting to get the itch to just do something different, and considering I am still growing my hair out, a drastic cut is out of the question. This leaves me with changing my hair color.

Heading into spring/summer, I've been thinking something a little brighter would be nice. Here are a few photos of hair colors I am thinking about (ignore the cuts... I'm keeping that the same!). I thought I would turn to my beauty friends for opinions and advice! Also keep in mind that I will be wearing this color into summer, so imagine a little more color on my skin with it as well!

1.) This first photo would be the most subtle change... keeping my hair mostly dark but with a blend of highlights thrown in.
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2.) This would be a little more highlighting. I would even like to do this with a touch more blonde woven into it.

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3.) This is the lightest I am looking to go at the moment (minus those roots). Golden beach blonde with some darker colors foiled in!

Which do you like best? If there is another color you can think of that I didn't include in this post that you would suggest, please leave a link or describe it in the comments! :)

xx, Allison

117 comments:

  1. honestly, I love you with your brown hair :)

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  2. The 3rd is stunning and it would look amazing on you! Spring is near, time for change! <3

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  3. Its funny, my sister just asked me the same question, I said brunette cuz its her natural color, however i think you look great with Blonde hair! It looks really good with your eyes!

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  4. I think a similar hair colour to photo #1 would look amazing on you, I love your darker hair! And do you think you could do a tutorial on Hilary Duff makeup in the photo because it's stunning?
    <3 mikayla

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  5. I personally like you with darker hair colors. But just to go a tad lighter for spring w/ extra highlighting, go with #2 (:

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  6. #1... but from watching your videos, i think you look great as a brunette... you can always do #1 and then gradually go lighter...

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  7. I think #1 would be best. If it's not light enough, you can always get more highlights~

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  8. I was shocked when I saw a video of you with blonde hair. I didn't like it as much as I love the brown. I would suggest number 1!

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  9. I like the Hilary Duff one. I think it would look amazing on you

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  10. I love the first 2! they would look great on you!!

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  11. i think #2 could be really really cute. but i also like #3 which would be a big change, but i think you could pull it off. and if you're feeling the blonde then go for it! :)

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  12. I would definitely go with #1! Even though you are a natural blonde I love your hair darker:)

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  13. Definitely #1!!! You look stunning w/ darker hair.

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  14. 3 :) change it up! you only live once, right? :)

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  15. i like the first one... it'll bring out your eyes more like with your blond hair :) don't go all blond though, thats no fun :( .. i love your videos by the way i think your amazing!

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  16. I really like the second picture a lot! This gives me some good ideas for what to do with my hair. I've been wanting to go lighter/brighter.

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  17. i think the first one is beautiful!!

    maybe because i really like hilary duff? Haha !

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  18. I like 3. Less Blonde than before but very, very nice. That's close to my current shade. Always a fave for me.

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  19. #1 is my vote. I think you look best with dark hair.

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  20. You should try ombre! Darker at the top and then fading into a light blonde! It would look so pretty because I love the brown kind of framing your face better than blonde.

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  21. I like the first or the second one. I think you should try and go lighter as summer approaches, to get in the mood a little. :)

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  22. I personally like your dark hair better than blonde, but I understand your need for change before spring ((: I like #2 the best ((:

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  23. I like your brown hair! But if you're going to do anything you should do the first one :)

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  24. All of these would look amazing on you! But if I had to choose, #2! :)

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  25. I think picture #1 would look great on you!
    (#2 would be my close second choice though)

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  26. I think you look much better with dark hair!! Honestly, I was attracted to your brunette look at first on Youtube then I started to subscribe! Although you are naturally blonde, I think dark hair really brings out your features. You just look gorgeous with brown!!! =)

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  27. I love your hair the way it is now but if you do decide to change, go with Ashley Greene's pic!!!

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  28. honestly, if you're gonna go for a change, go all the way!! i love the last photo and i always like to do more blonde during the summer, too! you just feel warmer and more ready for the sun!! and anyways, if you feel you go too blonde, you can always tone it back.. better to do that than keep adding blonde if you want more :)

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  29. The Ashley Greene look with a bit more blonde would look soo sexy with your new tan coming in :D I know everyone has their opinions but you look so much more sultry and sexy with a brown based hair color. I say def. the 2nd one <3

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  30. #1, definitely! I love you with dark hair. :) I feel like it's super flattering for your skin tone.

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  31. #2 would look fantastic on you!

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  32. #3 it would look the nicest

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  33. #3 deffo
    Springs time for a change

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  34. #1 definitely! Even though #3 is amazing, I don't think it would look good on you

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  35. To be honest,I like your blonde hair better.#3 would be amazing on you!And hey,it's almost Spring,right?:) If you won't like the new colour, you can change the colour darker in Autumn anyway.

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  36. I like Ashley's hair the best! The middle photo.
    I think you definitely suit blonde the best - it took me forever to get used to seeing you with dark hair.
    Until last year I had very light blonde hair and I transitioned into a highlighted blonde by getting bronze brown, golden blonde and light blonde highlights put in. The mix makes it look very natural and the upkeep is less hassle! So maybe look number 3 could be good for you.
    xxx

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  37. i think you have a really sweet face, dark hair suits you much better since it makes you look even more approachable and warm:)
    i would say keeping your brown hair, but i know girls always love changing!! if you really want to go for a change, perhaps the 2nd one is the best option.
    i can see some ashy cool tone in both picture 1&3. I assume that you are going to keep your new hair colour til the end of summer, so the 2nd should be able to bring you a warmer and more powerful image which is perfect for summer!!:)

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  38. i would say, go for suttle high lights, i watched your older video's and am liking your brown hair better!

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  39. #1 or #2 ... I like your brown hair better =)

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  40. I like your brown hair better
    #1

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  41. I think you look great now, but I understand wanting a chance. I think #3 would look great on you!

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  42. def #1 ... i like ur brown hair better! dont go lighter

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  43. definitely number 1 allison- i love your hair dark and that colour is GORGEOUS!

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  44. You look SO good as a brunette, it looks like it's your natural color lol. Sometimes mother nature gets it wrong like Winona. I think you should keep it as it is now. But if you really do want to change it then #2 would be great. I wouldn't add more blond to it unless it's a honey blond so it warms up your complexion.

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  45. DARK! :) You should have been born a brunette.

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  46. the first or the second one...(don't go too blond)---<3 greetings from Greece!

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  47. #3 for sure ! It looks amazing !

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  48. I love the dark colors on you, it really brings out your features. If I were you, I would go with #2 so you can keep the darkness but add in a little summer fun with highlights :)

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  49. I can't imagine you with light hair! Do you have any pictures you could show us of you with blonde hair? xxx

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  50. go for #3! u have the perfect skin tone to pull off almost any color! not most people have that opportunity. I say .. Blonde for spring summer time! you wont regret it!

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  51. I think you look great with your dark hair, much better then the blonde you used to have, the dark makes your eyes pop more.

    out of the pictures above i'd go for number one but personally i'd like to see you with a coppery coloured hair! warm brown with a red tinge to it perhaps?

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  52. I absolutley love #2! I have always wanted red hair but my mom WILL NOT let my dye it. But i think it would look great on you(:

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  53. i love the blond color!!!

    http://theminimalistchic.blogspot.com/

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  54. They are all great but I think that reddish is much more your thing than blond..... so the winner is nr. 2. ;)

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  55. Summer = Blonde! Although being a brunette really suits you too :)

    Lauran
    xxx

    Lamourlauran.blogspot.com

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  56. I love the 2nd one!! I'm going lighter for spring/summer too. It just makes you feel more beachy!! :))

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  57. #2 for sure (it looks the most natural) #1 i find the highlights stand out too much and dont blend in well. #3 is way too platinum (i think you look great with a relitivly darker colour. Also i think red should be an option for you, or at least more of a red tinge. xx

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  58. You are beautiful as a natural blonde, but I really think dark brown suites you best.

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  59. I definitely think darker hair suits you more than blonde hair does, so I'm going to say #2

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  60. Definitely the third one, us blondes have more fun ;]

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  61. I loooove the second one, I think it would look fantastic. :)

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  62. I like your dark hair best, but #1 isn't much of a change if you're itching for something new. I would say #2, with a bit more blonde in it.

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  63. I think you would look great with the 1st option above

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  64. #2, i luv u with brown hair i feel like it suits u better but definitely add in some lighter highlights for the summer. or do #1

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  65. I love your hair dark allison!! But your right, after all this crappy weather its time for spring to get here already! I love #3 for you, especially with tan skin it would look absolutely gorgeous<33

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  66. I think 2 because its not too drastic.

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  67. #1!
    I love your hair color now, but i think if you wanted to brighten it up a little that would be the perfect way! Keep it darker, it compliments your skin tone beautifully!

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  68. #1 or #2. I love you with darker hair!

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  69. I vote on the third one, BIG time. Gorgeous!

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  70. I really like you brunete. But if you want a change i would say the second one is the pretiest! :D

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  71. I do think you look really great with the darker hair BUT I would have to say the second one. The blonde in the first picture is too much of a contrast. But the second you can tell that there is different colors but they just "go" together. Just looks a tad more natural.

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  72. I vote on the 1st one- my second vote would be for #2. Either are great for spring and summer coming up!

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  73. i think you should go for it. :) the great thing about hair is that it's not permanent and you don't have to stay blonde forever if you don't like it. it'll be so nice is the warmer months. but either way, you'll look gorgeous i'm sure. :D

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  74. NUMBER 3! if you're seeking change, don't go with subtle. blond would be perfect for summer!

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  75. Aawww, this is very beautiful!! #3!!
    I love it!! ♥
    xx

    Henar
    ...OH MY VOGUE!

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  76. I think your natural hair is beautiful, but that the brunette is better suited to your love for makeup in that you can go as wild and experimental as you want and it's sort of balanced out by the more subdued (but still rich and gorgeous) haircolor. So I guess with respect to the changes you're considering, I like 1 best.

    But I'm curious--no interest in bangs or curls?

    <3

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  77. I personally LOVE your dark hair, but if you really want a change, i think option #2 would be nice, or something a bit darker than #3, like a honey, but dirty blonde.

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  78. Option #1!
    But if you're itching to go blonde, try a darker one like kim kardashian's hair when she used to be blonde: http://www.celebritybeautybuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ALO-080593.jpg

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  79. I think #2 would look great on you! Its dark enough to keep your sultry look while still golden enough to brighten up your look for summer!

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  80. I like you with brunette hair. But if you want a change I'd go for something subtle like pic #1 first and then gradually go lighter if you want.
    That's just my opinion though, I'm sure you'll look lovely whatever you decide :)

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  81. Picture 3 deffooooo!!!!!!!!!!

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  82. i think you would look absolutely GORGEOUS with hair like #2! omg!

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  83. I like #1 and #3 best. I'm not a fan of #2, maybe because the highlights look so chunky.

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  84. I'd either go with the first or the second. Not because I don't like the third, but because I think dark colours are just more flattering for you. Actually, I think your current hair colour is one of the prettiest that I've ever seen you wear in your videos, so I wouldn't go too far from that :)

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  85. I think that u look better as a brunette, but if you really wanna change, option 1 it would be nicer.

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  86. look 1 or 2
    i think in the summer, 2 would be great! :)

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  87. Wow! There are soo many comments.. I wouldn't go back blonde if I were you.. Brown definitely suits you well :) The most I would go would be #2. I think #1 would look lovely!!
    X0X0
    K<3

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  88. I really prefer you with darker hair so I would say #1 is my favorite. Even though your naturally a blond I feel that your brunette suits you sooo much nicer!

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  89. i dont like the blond it doesnt look good on you
    number 1 and 2 okay but blond nooo

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  90. Thats so funny I just noticed this post- earlier I was watching one of your videos and I thought to myself "I'll be really sad if she ever goes blonde again!"

    You're beautiful no matter what but I think brunette is really really really flattering on you! I'd go with one of the first two =)

    http://embellishmentsbeauty.blogspot.com

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  91. NUMBER 1, i feel that i'd make your eyes pop a lot!!

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  92. #3 because I have an obsession with that dirty blonde type of hair... Bar is gorgeous too.

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  93. I love your hair as it is but if I had to choose I would do either 1 or 2.

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  94. In my opinion, the third would look awesome. But that's just me :) I love the idea with the blond and some brown in it.

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