Wella T18 vs. Wella T27
Wella is the tried and true tested toner for blonde hair. However, with more than eight permanent Wella liquid toners to choose from, it can be overwhelming.
Continue reading to learn more about the different Wella toner colors, and to learn whether T18 or T27 would be better for you.
Should you use Wella T18 or Wella T27 to go blonde? Find out in this Wella T27 toner guide.
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Wella T18 Versus Wella T27 for Blondes
Introduction to Wella Toner Colors
Wella has eight basic blonde colors, and breaks their colors into three spectrums: silver, ash, and beige.
Wella Toner Families
Silver = T28 and T10
Ash = T14 and T18
Beige = T15, T11, T27, and T35
Which Color Wella Should I Use for My Skin Tone?
If you have a cool skin tone, use Wella T18 instead of Wella T27.
Wella for Cool Skin Tones
Ash (Wella T14 or T18) is great if you have cool skin tones.
- You likely have cool skin if you have pink, red, or bluish undertones.
- Another trick is to look at the veins on the inside of your arm. If they are blue, you have cool undertones.
If you have cool skin tones, try Wella T14 or Wella T18. I personally like Wella T18 better.
Wella T14 Toner
Wella T18 Toner + Developer Online
Wella for Warm Skin Tones
If you have warmer skin tones, use Wella T27 instead of Wella T18.
Beige or golden blonde is great if you have warm skin tones.
- Women with warm skin tones tend to have yellow or golden undertones.
- If your veins are green, you likely have warm undertones. Women with strawberry blonde, red, or brown hair also tend to have warm skin tones.
If you have warm skin tones, try Wella T15, T11, T27, or T35.
I have a warmer skin tone and I have dyed my hair with both T18 (belonging to the ash color family) and T27 (belonging to the beige color family).
For reference, T18 is “lightest ash blonde.” T27 is “medium beige blonde.”
Wella T27 for Warm Skin Tones
Should I Use Wella T18 or T27 Toner?
Wella T18: Best toner for a bold, fun, noticeable, summer look
I was scared to use T18 at first. T18 looks gray! Don’t be scared though. It is magical.
Yes, your hair will be purple when you put the toner on your hair and wait for it to set. However, once you rinse it out, your hair is a dazzling, white-ish blonde.
Wella T18 doesn’t look natural, especially if you have dark eyebrows like me, but I like it. It’s a fun change.
Wella T18 is best if you want a platinum blonde look.
Wella T27: Best toner for a blonde, slightly more natural look
For fall, I decided to switch it up and try T27. According to Wella color charts, T27 is a medium beige blonde. Unlike T18, Wella T27 didn’t turn purple while I was letting it set. The result is very similar to T18, just slightly darker. A coworker of mine complimented it after I got it done.
Wella T27 is much more natural looking.
Pictures of Wella T18 and Wella T27
Below are pictures of my hair with Wella T18 and pictures of my hair with Wella T27 to help you decide which toner color to use.
Pictures of Hair with Wella T18
Pictures of Hair with Wella T27
Summary: Try all Wella Colors. You can’t go wrong with T18 or T27
Wella offers a variety of toners to bleach and color your hair. I don’t think you can go wrong.
Next month, I’ll give T35 a try.
T35 is darker than T27. Keep an eye out for the before and after pictures coming soon.
The good thing about toners is that they last about a month, so you can switch up your hair color monthly!
Want to Go Darker? Give John Frieda Brilliant Brunette a Try
Want to go darker? Give John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Treatment a try.
I’d Love to Hear From You!
Please leave a comment below, and let me know if you have any questions about coloring your hair at home!
Christina Marie from Very Easy Makeup (offering at-home hair coloring tips, very easy makeup tutorials, and beauty product reviews)
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