Interview: Blonde Icons Lesley Jennison & Kim Vō

Blonde is iconic, blonde is fascinating, blonde is cool, blonde is very, very tempting... So, if you’re feeling the lure of blonde, who better than Schwarzkopf Professional Global Colour Ambassador, Lesley Jennison and Schwarzkopf Professional Global BLONDME Ambassador, Kim Vō to share their magic pearls of blonde wisdom?


Who got you interested in blonde? 

KV: “Myself! Being Vietnamese and French I’ve always looked for that perfect blonde. When I achieved it, I knew it was possible…!’’


Is hair ever too dark to go blonde? 

LJ: “With the new BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ with integrated Bonding Technology there are no limits. I recently tinted a Korean model’s naturally black hair to shimmering ice blonde at the ends – and it was still in immaculate condition.” 


What’s the best way to keep blonde hair healthy? 

KV: “Three words: preparation, personalise, and prolong. Prep before colouring. Personalise by not going too light or over-processing. Prolong with a home care regime for your exact needs.” 


Who would you most like to turn blonde?

LJ: “Anna Wintour. I’d love to give her iconic bob a high-lift blonde all over using 3-4 colours for a super iridescent – almost metallic – shine of cool, warm and neutral blonde.” 


What’s your favourite shade of blonde?

KV: “I think blondes are 4-dimensional, the first 3 are what you see and the 4th is a personality. I love every blonde that suits the [blonde] personality.” 


Who’s your favourite blonde from the past?

LJ: “Blondie. I remember seeing her [Debbie Harry] singing Atomic. This beautiful, angelic vanilla-white blonde wearing a grungy black bin liner – genius!”


Who’s your favourite modern blonde? 

KV: “It’s a toss-up between my client Britney Spears and, of course, Madonna.”

LJ: “For me, the girl who does it best and looks enchantingly beautiful is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.”


What are next season’s blonde super trends? 

KV: “‘Dirty Flirty’ where roots rule, and ‘Glam Grunge’, a kind of morning-after the Oscar’s after-party.” 


Do blondes really have more fun? 

KV: “I’ve been blonde for 20 years and it’s been a blast!”


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