To ensure your new colour suits you, a full consultation is given to each client. This will help you decide whether the colour you desire can be achieved, but also to check the condition of your hair. I take a test cutting to ensure the colouring process will run smoothly.
This is done 48 hours prior to colouring, to check there is no adverse reaction to products. I do this during the consultation by applying a small amount of colour behind the ear. If no reaction occurs, we can go ahead with the colour.
Colour build up
If you have a lot of colour build up, this could prevent the colour from lifting, so it’s best to remove previous colour first – this can be achieved with kits you can buy. Alternatively, you can grow the colour out. If you apply new colour on built up areas, this can cause the hair to dry out or even break off, so that’s why a test cutting is always done first.
Cutting hair before colour
If your hair is quite long but you are considering a hair cut in addition to your new style, you should get your hair cut first. This way you will save money because you will need less colour.
Avoid dry, dull and damaged hair
Think about the upkeep of your new hair, as some styles need to be cut more often, and this can increase the cost of upkeep. For example, when going from dark to blonde, your roots will show sooner, so you’ll need to have your colour done more often to maintain the desired look. The use of bleach or other chemicals can dry out the hair so you will need to look after it more. Using a good quality shampoo and conditioner suitable for your hair type and colour is a must if you want to make your new look last longer and keep your hair looking healthy and shiny
ANY HAIR, ANYWHERE
Hair At Home Service in and around Herefordshire.
Colouring, cuts and styling, as well as weddings, pre-wedding trials, proms and special occasions.
Tel: 07817 481 358 – Lindsey McKenzie
Founder and editor of FitNet.
Previously gymnastics coach, massage therapist and personal trainer with 20 years of experience. Former gymnast and dancer.