Everything You Need To Know About Fashion Hair Colors
So your client is looking for a change, and their best friend suggested they get a cut and color. Not necessarily a bad idea; however, before they do anything hasty, it's important to educate them on what it actually takes to achieve and maintain fashion hair colors.
Fashion hair colors aren't for everybody, but if your client is willing to make the commitment to transform, this information can help them to stay looking beautiful between appointments!
Fashion Hair Colors Take Time: Prepare for Multiple Appointments!
Transformation to your new exciting hair color will take a little time, so be prepared. Generally, the transformation process will take several appointments before you'll be looking fabulous!
To achieve the perfect look is a bit of a process. If you've never had color before, your hair is naturally dark or has ever been colored darker; it will take longer to get it to the point where it can take and hold the color you've been dreaming about.
If you're already blond, the process is a little quicker, however, it will still take a couple of processes to get your hair ready for the latest trendy pastel shades. Of course, your stylist will work to keep you looking great between appointments. For example, if you want a light lavender, they may start with a darker violet shade, and slowly take it lighter.
Plan On Spending Time in the Salon on Appointment Days!
Achieving the perfect fashion hair colors takes time. You need to extract any previous color, lighten your hair once, or twice if you started with a dark color. Then your stylist will apply the initial color, and then cut and dry your hair, so you should expect to be in the salon for a while. In fact, professional coloring can take anywhere from 3 to 8 hours per visit, so bring a book or your iPad!
Between each step, your stylist will blow dry your hair and use moisturizing treatments to keep your hair healthy and happy!
Also, be prepared financially. Lots of steps and lots of time in the salon means making a significant investment. When you're talking about your hair and working toward a fashion color, you will get what you pay for. A major transformation will take your stylist a lot of time. The best solution is to sit down with your stylist before you have any work done. Tell them what you're looking for and they can explain the process and costs involved so you can make an informed decision. It's always best to make a plan and have a realistic expectation for the end result before you start!
Blondes Have More Fun!
The longest part of the process, if you have naturally dark hair, us lightening it to blond. At the very least, you'll need to be dark blonde before having any fashion hair colors applied. Unfortunately, unless you're naturally blonde, blonde hair means damage, so it's important to use good products to keep your hair healthy.
Your stylist will recommend the right products. Listen to them! Damaged hair doesn't hold color so it's important to properly care for and protect your hair. After all, you're making a significant investment in your new look, so to get the maximum return, protect your investment, and your hair.
Remember that fashion colors are high maintenance and fade quickly. Fashion colors are direct dyes for temporary color. Even with proper care they typically will last from 4 to 8 weeks. If you choose to go with pastels, because they're sheer and light, they have a shorter lifespan typically lasting 1 to 2 weeks.
Your stylist will work with you to design a proper hair care regimen using quality aftercare products to help you maintain your glamorous new look!
Call The Experts At Shaggin Salon
Shaggin Salon is a full-service hair and nail salon that works with you to accentuate your natural qualities and create a look based upon your personality, lifestyle, and features. Their staff of skilled, talented and creative stylists can help you with all of your hair and nail care needs including haircuts, styling, coloring, and more. Whether you're looking for a whole new hairstyle, a change in color, or more, you can trust the experts at Shaggin Salon!
If you live in the Manchester, New Hampshire area, call the experts at Shaggin Salon at (603) 518-5428. Shaggin Salon is located at 987 Elm Street in Manchester.