There are three struggles of getting your hair colored. One, choosing the color that will suit you. Two, getting that exact color on your hair as an end result. Three, convincing family! (Behind every beautifully dyed hairstyle goes months of convincing!) We know coloring hair is not a cakewalk, and there are dozens of oops incidents regarding hair dying. If you want to entrust professionals with the task, there are dozens of other factors that play a crucial role in helping you get the dream hue. So to make sure your patience is not in vain, we at Stylecraze researched some foolproof tips that will guarantee the same color on your hair that you like. No more surprises (shocks) on the final results! Here we go!
1. Pick A Salon Where You Can Trust The Stylist
Just picking a high-quality place is not enough. Just like you wouldn’t trust just anyone with a body piercing or tattoo, hair color is also a permanent change that will define your personality. There is no harm in taking your time to analyze the artist’s portfolio before sitting in the chair. Also, once you have decided to entrust your stylist, don’t be nervous. Hair coloring is an intricate process and requires patience. It is recommended that you read through the stylist’s bio and arrange for meetings before making the appointment for the hair color.
2. Beautiful Hair Results In Beautiful Color
One of the most important factors to keep in mind is, hair color is just a dye. It won’t make your hair beautiful or bring extra shine. If you walk into a salon with damaged hair, a good stylist will recommend not coloring it. Try getting them healthy again with deep conditioners and limit shampooing to once a week. Hair takes time to heal, and you need to supplement it with vitamins and proteins to help it regain its health back.
3. Get The Reference Color
Instead of verbally telling the color you want, show them the photo of the color you are influenced by. You can scroll through Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest to find inspiration for the next time you want to get your hair colored. Also, here are a few questions that you need to ask yourself before you select the picture.
- Do you have the same hair length as the person in the picture?
- Do the density and texture match the image?
- Will the hair color compliment your skin tone?
- Will you style your hair like that?
You must keep your expectations realistic and get the color that will compliment your personality. If you get disheartened at pictures and feel why it won’t look good on you, just remember, every picture put up in an advertisement is highly color corrected and filtered (If you know what I mean!).
4. Communicate The Color Effectively
Once seated at the salon, your stylist will use different lingo to describe a color. A tiny shade change can also make a huge difference. It is okay if you don’t know the name of the color, but you can show them the color and make sure your stylist gets the exact hue on your hair.
5. Be Honest With Your Stylist
Don’t be afraid to be honest with your stylist. It is a no-judgment zone where your stylist will not judge the shampoo you use, the brand of conditioner, and how many times you actually oil your hair. You mustn’t color a single strand twice. So no matter how tempted you are to get a new color on yourself, you have to wait until it goes out and trim that part.
6. Wash Your Hair Before Getting Highlights
Normally your hairstylist would wash your hair on their own to color it, but when it comes to highlights, you can clean the extra oils from your scalp to prevent your hair color from fading away. If you are coming for a root touch-up, you can come without shampooing as the natural oils will keep your roots from itching while you sit for the process.
7. Make The Right Appointment
The first step to making an appointment is by talking to a consultant. They are the ones who know about the colors. They will speak to you about the color you want and examine your hair correctly to tell you what colors will suit you, how you should style your hair etc. Once it is decided, they will schedule your appointment with the hairstylist who will color your hair.
Pro Tip: The consultant is not the same as the person at the reception, so asking them about the hair color is no good. Make sure you take a formal consultation meeting before diving into your appointment.
So these were the tips to ensure you get the perfect color on your hair. Always keep in touch with your stylist for the proper guidance on how often you should wash your hair, how to keep it from fading, and the touch-up appointments. We hope you get the tone you have been dreaming of. So, what is your dream hair color? Let us know in the comments below!