Real blond or red? Who is it suitable for? Which products preserve their unique color? We tell you all about Venetian blond and we give you our advice on how to adopt it without ever regretting it.
To understand Venetian blond, we have to take a little interest in the history of this hair color, which remains quite enigmatic for many of us. The very name of this shade halfway between blond and red takes its name from the Renaissance in Italy and from a habit that Venetians had at that time. The women applied to their hair a vegetable mixture made of lemon juice added to a spice, saffron or turmeric, before exposing them to the sun to benefit from a natural lightening effect which created copper blonde reflections in their hair. and allowed them to adopt this trendy hair color all over Europe. For the record, the hairstyle trend was born because it was the natural color of the Queen of England Elisabeth I.
Today, driven by redhead's comeback in hair color trends in recent years, the Venetian blonde continues to win over more than one. Worn by stars like Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, or Jessica Chastain, the beauty of this red-haired blonde is seducing more and more women.
The question is debated and yet, although it is often classified as blond due to its confusing name, Venetian blond is actually one of the many hues that redhead takes on. It is even of all its shades, the lightest shade of red. Not easy to believe when compared to the darkest red that mahogany red is, but it is! We can more precisely describe this color as a base of russet rich in blond highlights which give it radiance, and which therefore displays copper and golden undertones.
Perfect for giving a healthy glow to fair complexions and highlighting light eyes (green and blue), Venetian blonde is a good alternative to other more flamboyant red hair colors if you want a more discreet result. Achievable on almost any basis - except dark hair, which would have to be too bleached to achieve - it's also a flattering, smart color for people with dark skin tones who don't get the best of blonde.
Natural hair that displays this hair color is very rare in the world population. This is why you will usually have to go through the coloring to adopt this special red-blonde shade. Particularly flattering on fair complexions and diaphanous skin, this is a color that is best obtained on a natural blonde or red base. With a blonde to chestnut base, a simple permanent coloring will create a beautiful copper blonde. The vegetable coloring, soft with the hair fiber, is, in particular, a good option for a first Venetian blond dye. On naturally red hair, balayage is the way to recreate this light red shade. A few honey blonde strands are enough to transform the original color just enough.
On the other hand, on a brown base darker than chestnut (such as light brown, medium brown, or even dark brown), it is imperative to first lighten - and therefore bleach - the hair enough to be able to obtain a Venetian blond coloring. The coloring process is therefore not only more complicated, but it also damages the hair more. The discoloration of your hair will be permanent and it will be necessary to wait for the regrowth to find your brown. Things to know and take into account before considering a color change.
Whether natural or obtained by permanent coloring, Venetian blonde is a shade of red that is rather easy to maintain when it is close to the base contrary to what one might think. It then requires even less maintenance than blonde hair color. So that it keeps its shine and all the nuances of its reflections, it is however important to bet on hair care specially designed to take care of colored hair (shampoo, nourishing cream to rinse, or even mask) because the latter are often rich in antioxidant vitamins that protect color and revive shine. You can settle for easy home maintenance with these treatments for many weeks before resuming an appointment with your colorist.
On the other hand, maintenance will be more restrictive if your natural hair has a dark brown tone because you will need to schedule maintenance at a hairdressing salon and regular appointments with your hairdresser because of the regrowth. It will become essential for you to bleach your roots every 4 to 6 weeks depending on the rate of your hair growth, at the risk of showing an ungracious demarcation. At home, care for colored hair will also be required between two hairdressing appointments.
Like reds, it is a color sensor to the sun that can fade it because it tends to wash out the color. It will therefore be better to opt for this type of color during fall-winter than during summer. But if you experience this shade for the first time in a bad season, a treatment that revives copper highlights can save you a lot of trouble.
You will understand, this copper blonde is no different from red because it is one of the many facets it takes on. However, we can differentiate it from the carrot freckle by its blonde highlights.