Selecting The Right Hair Color

By | July 16, 2015

Changing your hair color can be a renewing confidence booster- or a complete disaster! Here are a few tips to ensure that you get a color you love:

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  • Think about how much time and money you want to invest in hair color maintenance. How often will the roots need touched up? Will my hair require extra conditioning treatments? Can the addition of highlights or lowlights make this color more manageable? The answers will vary depending on the color, technique, and how extreme the color change. Remember, you won’t love your hair if it feels like a hassle!
  • Choose a color that is right for your skin tone. Warm tones bring out pink, so if you have redness to your skin, cool shades (like ash brown or champagne) may work best. For olive toned or ashy skin, warm golden tones or reds work well.
  • If you do decide on red, choose coppery reds instead of bluish reds– they yield a more natural look. Be aware that red is the most susceptible to fading and most difficult color to maintain.
  • Once you pick a color, bring pictures! Don’t depend on word descriptions to get your stylist on the same page. No one wants an Espresso that’s too black, or a Cinnamon that’s more “fire engine”.

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