If you are looking to narrow down the choices of your next shade of hair color, then there are some helpful tips to get you started. Obviously, you want a great color that lasts a long time. If you get lots of compliments on it then even better! Here are three tips to begin to get you as close as possible to the ideal scenario.
The first tip is to remember that you are not “painting” your hair with a specific color. Your hair color will look different to you, as well as other people, in different light settings. Be aware of this fact. Many people have changed their hair color to something which looks great outdoors, but they perceive it to look terrible when in front of a mirror in front of more intense lighting.
Some women choose to get permanents, otherwise known as perms. While the color can be brought back months later, doing so is a much more challenging process. Other challenging steps include advanced bleaching, multi-step coloring and more. Whenever you choose a hair color which requires advanced techniques, be sure that you are trained in that process. Otherwise, be sure to go to a professional who knows what he or she is doing. Not doing so can lead to damaged hair for a significant period of time.
Next, to narrow down your colors be sure to talk with a hair stylist who knows about the number system. The elements include where you want to be on the 1 through 10 scale and being honest with where your hair color is today. This lack of understanding the way the numbers work has led to several botched hair coloring attempts by people doing them at home or with untrained stylists.
Finally, you will want to make sure that you test out the new color on a small section of you hair which has no buildup on it. Talk with a qualified stylist about what is needed to remove all buildup on your style of hair. Once set, be sure to follow all of the instructions and only test out the color on a very small section of your hair. If you have calculated the numbers incorrectly, or if you simply do not like the look, then the damage is minimized and can be covered up fairly quickly. Only once you have tested the coloring process properly on your hair should you consider proceeding further with your desired new color. Of course, if you have any questions then be certain to contact a qualified, licensed hair stylist – with expertise in hair coloring – for a consultation.
Hopefully these tips will help you make intelligent decisions about your next hair style and color. Other factors include your skin tone, shape of your face, eye color, fashion style, and if you have a particular outcome you wish to achieve with your new hair color. Again, if you have questions then be sure to contact a qualified hair coloring expert in your area for a consultation and/or for the service to be performed by that person.