I’ve had a lot of good hair days, but I’ve had to learn along the way from a lot of bad ones. Getting your hair cut and colored is scary when you’re putting your fate in someone else’s hands, so I decided to ask (after he blonded me up!) amazing colorist Chris Greene to share some of his top hair color tips for getting the hair of your dreams.
See someone you trust. Either a long time colourist, a recommendation from a friend or a colourist you have done some research on.
Communication is KEY. Talk it out before anyone starts colouring. Have a really good consultation. Bring pictures and make sure you and your colourist are on the same page.
Come with realistic expectations. Rome wasn’t built in a day.. Sometimes color takes more than one appointment to achieve the desired look. Also, there are so many filters and things out there now, that sometimes what you are looking at in a picture isn’t what the color actually looks like.
Don’t stray too far from what you were born with. I think it’s always best to stay somewhat in the color range in which you were born. It makes for a more natural look, matches your skin and eyes and is also much less maintenance.
Take care of your coloured hair. Use good products and be careful when tying up your hair, using hot tools and when your in the sun for long periods of time. You have to look after your coloured hair, its an investment, you wanna keep it looking fresh and feeling soft and healthy.
Do bring pictures, they show things that you may not be able to describe or articulate. Everyones idea of a color is slightly different.
Do take care of your hair before and after a color service. Treatments, masks, etc.
Don’t be afraid to ask your colourist questions. They should be able to answer any questions or concerns you have.
Don’t expect to have a major color overhaul in one sitting. Sometimes big changes take time. The hair can only handle so much. It can be done, but it’s not the norm.