New Year, New You with Yellow Strawberry

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Considering a change in the New Year? If you’re thinking about switching up your shade, you better read this first – especially if you’re thinking about going to the lighter side.

More and more people are transforming their tresses into a lighter tone. Perhaps it’s because blondes really do have more fun?!? Yellow Strawberry, a boutique salon with locations in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, outlines what you need to know before taking the plunge into the hair dying journey.

True or false: With color, there is a one-size-fits-all package?

Absolutely false! That is far from the truth. It’s all about the coloring collaboration.

Before you start working with a stylist, Yellow Strawberry schedules a consultation. This is the most important part of the process. Your stylist will access your hair and discuss your desired look. It’s extremely helpful to bring photos for your stylist to see the loved look. From there, you and your stylist will map out a plan to achieve your goals.

The salon consults with the client at the beginning of every appointment to ensure there are no surprises. It’s important to talk through the necessary steps, products and pricing so the client and stylist are on the same page.

What natural hair colors are the easiest to transition into blonde tones?

Light blonde to light brown hair is ideal when going blonder. The lighter the natural hair, the easier it is to achieve a light blonde. It gets tricky when a client has pre-existing hair color. It may need to be stripped out.

According to Yellow Strawberry, anyone can go blonde. People with darker hair should be prepared for a longer process, though. Stylists never want to compromise the length, the strength or the integrity of the hair.

What about the hair’s texture?

Typically, fine to medium hair responds best to the lightening process. Course hair may be a little stubborn, but it all depends on what color you previously had and what color you want to end up with.

What can women do to prep their hair for a major color transition?

See your stylist for regular trims, apply a deep conditioning treatment at home and avoid at-home hair coloring like the plaque!

What’s the biggest trend in hair coloring right now?

One of the biggest trends right now is balayage, a painted-on technique for highlighting the hair that creates a graduated, natural-looking effect. It allows for high-impact color while keeping it low maintenance.

It’s the highlight hair method that requires the least maintenance. Some clients only have to come in four or five times a year, depending on hair length and how they feel about regrowth.

How do I get in touch?

Visit, visit one of our three locations or give us a call. Our Bee Ridge location can be reached at 941-924-1311, the Fruitville salon can be reached at 941-377-6963 and our Natures Way location in Lakewood Ranch can be reached at 941-907-1130.