The Difference Between BRASS and Warmth

by Brianna Thompson

Not all warmth is BRASS.

Hey hair lovers! Today, I want chat about a topic that's often misunderstood and feared in the world of hair color: brass versus warmth. As a hairstylist, I can't emphasize enough how crucial it is to know the difference between the two and embrace the beauty of controlled warmth.

What is Brass? 

Let's start by defining the dreaded brass. Picture those harsh yellow or orange tones that creep into your hair when you lighten it. Yeah, that's the brass we're talking about. It's like an unwelcome guest crashing the party. Nobody likes it, and it's always the first thing we aim to kick out!

You might be thinking, "Hey, isn't ash the only way to escape brass completely?" Well, not necessarily. You can totally embrace warmth while still bidding adieu to brass. A touch of controlled warmth can do wonders for your overall look and prevent it from appearing dull or flat. I know we all see warm tones and immediately feel brassy, but I promise a little warmth goes a long way in creating richness and radiance! Finish reading before giving up on me! 

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What is Warmth? 

On the other hand, we have warmth, and trust me, it's not the same as brass. Warmth is like a friendly neighbor that brightens up your life. It provides depth, radiance, and a certain richness that adds character to your tresses. Warm tones, like reds, yellows, and oranges, are indeed present, but they are harnessed and well-behaved, not wild and uncontrolled like brass.

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How Do We Tame Brass?

Now, here's the magical part: we can tame the brass beast and turn it into a lovely, controlled warmth when we tone highlights. So, if you're worried about ending up with a brassy disaster, fear not! With the right techniques and expertise, we can bring out those flattering warm tones that enhance your beauty.

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Taming Brass Also Means Maintenace

But let's be real, even the most stunning hair color needs some love and maintenance. As your color starts to fade, the brassiness might creep back in. Don't panic! That's when you need to step up your hair care game and maintain your tone. Reach for a blue or purple based shampoo or mask to counteract the brassiness and keep your color looking fresh and fabulous between salon appointments. I know it is a little work, but you got this! 

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The Secret to Needing Warmth 

Here's a little secret: achieving that natural, sun-kissed glow often involves some level of warmth. It's what gives your hair that effortless, beachy vibe we all crave. So don't be afraid to explore the world of controlled warmth and trust your hairstylist's expertise to find the perfect balance.

FYI- warm tones reflect light like a shimmering halo, making your hair exude brightness and richness.

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Summary

Remember, we hairstylists are artists, and your hair is our canvas. We want you to feel confident and beautiful in your new hair color. So, let's celebrate warmth, control the brass, and create a stunning masterpiece that's uniquely you.

If you're ever in doubt about which direction to take with your hair color, have a chat with your hairstylist. We're here to guide you, answer your questions, and work together to achieve the look you've been dreaming of.

To sum it all up, a little warmth never hurts; it's the key to unlocking a world of vibrant, lively hair that complements your individuality. So go ahead and embrace the warmth, dazzle with controlled tones, and rock your mane with confidence!

Until next time, keep shining, and remember, your hair is your crown – wear it proudly!  Message me @themanebri to book your next hair transformation! 


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