Lightening your hair color always results in one of two emotions—exultation or extreme remorse. To help you avoid feeling the latter, we’ve put together the ultimate lightening guide for every shade. So whether your locks are raven-hued or naturally sun-kissed, you can rest assured that your new, lighter ‘do is the most flattering one for you. Plus, we got input from Denis de Souza, Joico’s celeb colorist and It-girl favorite (he’s responsible for Kate Mara’s platinum color transformation), so you know you (and your locks) are in good hands.
Click through the slideshow above and see what new, lighter color you should consider rocking for summer!