Think of Blake Lively and you think of Gossip Girl, a daughter called James, and inevitably, the best head of blonde hair in Hollywood.
Seemingly unachievable for us mere mortals, Blake Lively has been the photo we take into the hairdressers for more years than we can count, with generally disappointing results.'
So when her go-to hair colourist and the woman who created the Blake Blonde, Rona O'Connor, spoke to People about her secrets to achieving the 30-year-old's epic mane, we were more than a little excited.
Read on for every secret to nailing Blake Lively's next level blonde hair...
How To Get Blake Lively's Signature 'Bronde'
Hands up who watched Gossip Girl and died their blonde hair that never ended up looking quite as beachy and au naturel as Serena Van Der Woodsen's? Yup, us too.
The secret to her 'just woke up like this' dye job? 'I lift her natural base colour one to two shades lighter, to create either a natural beige or a golden beige base tone, depending on what her lifestyle or work requires,' O’Connor says.
'This allows an easier outgrowth and less demarcation when her natural colour grows in. One shade of lift gives the longest lasting results, and a low maintenance lived-in blonde look. I add slivers of golden highlights and low lights matching her base colour to add dimension and sometimes slivers of golden apricot for a more blushed blonde result.'
How To Get Blake Lively's Blush-Toned Blonde
Remember that legendary Blake Lively red hair transformation? That was O'Connor. 'I named her ‘Rosegold blonde’ in 2009, because of the hints of blushed undertones.'
And the departure from the mum of two's signature golden blonde made a comeback for this year's Met Gala as well.'It’s another version of her go-to blonde with beautiful golden blush undertones,' O’Connor told People.
'I created a warmer glow in her hair colour, to complement her dress, and added a high shine that overall reminds me of a liquid colour, and will reflect every detail of her hairstyle.'
How To Get Blake Lively's Golden Blonde
The key to nailing Blake's classic golden blonde hair minus the brassiness? Tone, tone, tone.
'I always finish blondes with a clear or toned gloss to seal the hair cuticle, enhancing the colour and reflecting more shine,' revealed O'Connor.
'Layering multiple undertones make the blonde hues stand out and sparkle. I like to hit my blondes with a 'golden apricot' as a way to blush my blondes.'
This story first appeared on ELLEUK.com.
For more Beauty, head here. Or check out What Dermatologists Really Think About The Collagen Drinks Flooding Your Instagram Feed and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Is Launching A Beauty Brand Called Rose Inc..