What is a Toner & Why Do I Need One?

The Aveda Colour Experts at Fresh Lifestyle Salons in Islington, Fitzrovia & Blackheath Explain What a Toner is & Why You Should Use One

Have you ever seen someone walking around with brassy, yellow hair? We don’t mean deliberately yellow, but a cheap looking “home dye” blonde. The problem is that they didn’t use a toner after bleaching their hair. 

Toner is a fabulous little product that neutralises brassy yellow and orange tones on bleached hair, leaving you with a more natural looking blonde colour. Toner can also help to make your hair look healthier and more shiny. At Fresh Lifestyle Salons in Islington, Fitzrovia & Blackheath we use the very best quality toners to ensure you always have a beautiful blonde hair colour when leaving our salons. 

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What You Should Know About Toners

Toners alter the undertone of a hair colour, but they do not lift the shade. Toners are meant to be applied to bleached or blonde hair and will not work on darker hair.
Toner can help you manipulate the shade of your blonde hair to make it look cooler, dingier or ashier. Your Fresh colour expert can even use a toner to add fashion colours including pink and lilac tones. 
Toners can be used all over your hair, or just in specific parts where you want to change the shade. For example, it can tone down just the part of your hair with highlights, or be used at the roots to make them look more natural. The more you wash your hair, the more frequently you’ll have to tone it. 

What Kind of Toner Should I Use?

Once you have had your hair lightened at our salons, your colourist will use an in-salon toner. Our toners are of the highest quality and are designed to minimise damage to coloured hair. Your Fresh Lifestyle colour expert will work with you using products during the colouring process which strengthen and repair damaged hair. 

Using purple shampoo is a popular “at home” toning service, which is more gentle than ammonia based toners. The great thing about purple shampoo is that you can wash your hair 2-3 times per week to preserve the tone of your blonde hair. 

Toner Maintenance

Depending on your hair washing habits, you may have to visit your local Fresh Lifestyle salon for a toning service from 2-8 weeks after your colour service. You should not wash your hair directly after toning because the colour will start to slip out.

The less frequently you wash your hair, the longer your colour will stay looking fresh. You really shouldn’t be washing your hair every day as it strips out your natural oils and dries out your hair, which is not adviseable when you have been bleaching and toning your hair!

What Results Can You Get With a Toner?

You can get a wide range of colours using a toner from browns, reds, warm honey to light ash blonde, and even silver with toners. 

Deep Condition Your Hair After a Toner

Any time you mess with bleach or ammonia, it’s a great idea to show your hair some love too. Use a leave-in conditioner, or apply a hair mask every so often at home, and book in for a deep moisture treatment regularly at your local Fresh Lifestyle Hair Salon. 

Book Your Toning Appointment at Fresh Lifestyle Salons in Islington, Fitzrovia & Blackheath

Book your toning appointment with us and keep your hair colour looking beautiful! Call your local Fresh Lifestyle salon using the links below.

For appointment bookings and availability enquiries please telephone the salons or book online