For ages Hollywood has adorned actresses with the perfect blonde locks, and many of us have even mimicked them in our bathrooms. Those who start out with dark hair know the process all too well - it takes months to get the perfect blonde. And while you might not be able to bypass all the steps it takes to get to your ideal shade, you can avoid breakage and maintain the proteins and moisture in your treated hair. We sat down with celebrity hair artist Alex Mnayarji from The Curl Suite to talk about the easiest and healthiest way to get blonde hair, plus some products we love to help maintain it.

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