EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU CHANGE YOUR HAIR COLOUR
Updated: May 22, 2022
You're bored with your hair. It's been ages since you've tried something different and you've been inspired by Lily or Kendall or Kim.
You're ready to rock a new look and change your hair colour, but before you arrive at the salon there's are a few things to take into consideration in preparation for a big change and to make sure you walk out totally loving your hair.
top Lilly James bottom Kendall Jenner
# Do your research
Collect pictures for inspiration, think about what you like, love and don't like. Look for pictures of Models with similar skin tones and eye colour to you. And look at the hair not the face of the model in the picture.
Bring the pics with you to your appointment but remember these are just a guide so we know what look you're after. Your stylist will be able to advise you on what colours are best suited to you and your style
# Prepare your hair
One of the main things to take into consideration when changing your hair colour is the health of your hair. We're not going to lie. Lightening darker coloured hair can be drying, and dark and brighter colours on light hair can fade more quickly. So make sure you treat your hair before your service so it is in the best condition to get the best results.
We would also always recommend a molecular treatment and bond builders a to preserve the integrity of the hair during the colouring process.
Karli Kloss transformed from blonde to brunette
# Be patient
Colouring your hair without damaging it, is always our top priority and sometimes the colour you want may not be possible straight away. It could mean multiple applications and sometimes more than one salon visit.
Occasionally we need to say no, we dont like saying it but there is always a good reason. Don't be disheartened, We will always let you know just what is involved and make a plan to get you to your dream colour.
multiple visits to lighten home box colour black to blonde
# Think about the maintenance
Think about how much time and money you are prepared to spend to keep your hair looking amazing. Bright jewel tones or Platinum blondes will need to be coloured every 4 weeks. Where as subtle lived-in highlighted looks can go much longer between retouches. Plan to pre-book you next appointment, if your colour service is left longer than your stylist recommends, it can cause banding or uneven colour.
# Use the recommended home hair care
All colour loses its intensity, the environment, shampooing, sun and heated tools all contribute to the brightness and tone fading. Coloured hair may also be more prone to dryness and damage. You can reduce how quickly it fades, protect it from damage and maintain the condition by following your stylists recommendations for home care.
Washing your hair less often with a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner formulated specifically for your hair type and condition.
Use a mask or hair treatment or leave-in moisturisers regularly
Using shampoo or conditioners that contain colour pigments to tone and refresh
Heat fades colour so avoid constantly using heat styling tools and make sure you use a thermal protector and low heat settings when you do.
# One size does not fit all.
Your hair is a individual as you are. What suits your favourite celebrity may not suit you. Your skin tone, eye colour, natural hair colour and personal style should be taken into consideration. You should wear your hair not have your hair wear you.
If you are not sure what would be best for you, make a time for a consultation before your colour service.Your stylist can give you ideas on what will suit you, what is achievable, the time it will take and the cost.
Go on try something new....we're sure you'll LOVE IT...