Rule #1. Hair is not the same as an artist’s canvas! Which means that not always you can just “repaint” the hair easily by means of simply adding colors to it.
Rule #2. Commercial hair colors are not the same. Box hair colors are not the same as professional salon colors. Box hair colors contain a strong metallic dye that goes into reaction with many other elements in your hair. Simply saying it adds another full layer of color onto your hair every time you dye your hair.
Rule #3. The more metallic dye you put on your hair the faster you sign yourself up to a status of a “color correction client”. It gets extremely difficult to battle several layers of color (vs one layer when you use a softer formula professional color).
Rule#4. One hair color doesn’t lift another. For example if you have dark brown COLORED hair and looking to go several layers lighter we must “strip” the color off your hair first by means of applying a special color correction moisture up to several times. Quality color correction takes 3-5 hours and costs around $300 in most cases. We do offer a free color correction consultation.
Hair color corrections is a complicated process involving multiple steps and a great deal of knowledge.
When is the color correction performed? the most common reason to do color correction is when box hair color was used previously and/or multiple colors are visible due to different color application techniques. Also color correction is needed when you want to lift (lighten ) your hair significantly after using dark (box or salon) dye.
What to expect? The stylist will use a special wash solution up to several times to strip off the old hair color. Expect to be in the salon for up to 5 hours. Then if hair condition permits new color will be applied. Otherwise your stylist will recommend doing deep conditioning treatment in salon or at home to restore your hair condition. Then an appointment will be made to color.
Come visit our salon for color correction !