But let's not rush into things, shall we? We know it's tempting to say 'the usual' and devote your appointment to catching up on gossip mags, but get clued up on colour and you'll walk out of that salon with a look-twice, filters-couldn't-fake mane. It's all about finding exactly the right shade of blonde for your skin tone, style and hair routine.
Just ask Marie Uva, Wella Colourist and owner of Melbourne's Uva Salon. She's tended to the tresses of blonde bombshells Jennifer Hawkins, Jesinta Campbell, Gigi Hadid and Rachel Zoe and under her masterful direction, no head of hair is the same.
"The best way to work out the right shade of blonde for your skin tone is to work out whether you have warm or cool undertones," Uva says. "If you're warm, stick to warm, golden blondes; if you're cool, then creamy, ashy blondes will suit you."
To fool everyone into thinking you're a natural blonde, Uva suggests sticking as close to your natural colour as possible and asking your colourist to employ techniques like babylights and balayage. "Doing it gradually is the best way to go blonde without damaging your hair," she says. "I don't use just one technique, I like doing a variation of everything, tailored for each person - sometimes, I might do a tortoiseshell technique with balayage and some babylights all in one."
Steer clear of a solid blonde in favour of colour variations for a naturally sun-kissed look. "Highlighting is more flattering as you can contour around face shapes," Uva says. And be wary of over-bleaching in summer months, when your hair will lighten itself in the sun. Uva recommends using a UV spray to protect tresses, combined with regular treatment masques to maintain your colour - we like these ones below: