Coloring your hair is a great way to shake up your style. Well-done color complements your cut, skin tone and personality while adding depth and dimension. Whether you’ve been coloring your hair for years and are looking for a change of color, or you are a first time color user, we’ve consulted with the experts to create some tips and guidelines to help you through the process.
Color Consultation - There are endless color possibilities. To help you determine the ideal color for you, consult with a local colorist who can offer professional advice based on influencing factors such as skin tone, natural hair color and hair type. Share pictures for inspiration and to communicate the look you’re after.
Right Toning – Remember this tried and true rule of thumb: Choose a color that complements your natural skin tone. While it can be difficult to figure out the right color for you, the most flattering color for you will be one that contains the same color tones as your skin.
Highlights Vs. Single Process – Consider these guidelines when deciding between highlights or a full dye.
DIY - Beautiful hair color doesn’t have to come from the salon. Although you may not get the complete salon treatment, dying your hair at home can save you time and money. A common problem with at-home coloring is an uneven distribution of color throughout the hair. To prevent this, spray a light mist of water onto the ends of your hair before coloring. Hair ends tend to be more porous than hair near your scalp, causing them to absorb more pigment. By dampening your ends, the hair will absorb the same amount of color as the dry hair.
If you’re planning on going more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural hair color, it is highly suggested that you see a professional stylist, as that drastic of a change can be tricky to procure without the help of an experienced eye.