Most of us have had some sort of hair color catastrophe. If you’ve ever colored your hair on your own or walked into an unknown salon without previewing their work, you’ve probably paid the ultimate price. That’s the worst feeling ever, right? So how do you avoid these kind of tragedies? At unDONE Salon, we’ve got you covered with the following tips for getting the right hair color you want.
Getting The Perfect Hair Color
Reviews & Portfolio
It doesn’t matter if you pick the most expensive salon, it’s best to look at a stylist’s personal portfolio before making an appointment for a new hair color. Doing so will allow you to see examples of their previous work. It’s also important to read the reviews of any salon. Keep in mind, there will ALWAYS be negative reviews because it’s impossible to please everyone. However, if you find more negative reviews than good ones, this could be a red flag to go somewhere else. Furthermore, take the time to read a stylist’s bio on a salon’s website if it’s available to see if they would be a good fit for the look you want to achieve.
Healthy Hair Equals Beautiful Color
One of the most important factors in getting the hair color you want is to keep your hair healthy. If you go into your Boise hair salon with damaged, unhealthy hair, your stylist may be hesitant about coloring it. Care for your hair with deep conditioning treatments and limit shampooing to every other day. It’s also important to reduce your use of hot tools as much as you can.
Look For Inspiration
With social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, finding inspiration for your next hair color is super simple. However, it’s important to choose your inspiration photos carefully. Only pick the hair colors you REALLY love, and be prepared to show them to your stylist before your appointment. You’ll also want to ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have the same hair length?
- Do you have their hair thickness?
- Do you have their hair texture?
- Do you have their skin tone?
- Do you have their features?
- Do you style my hair like this?
It’s very important to make these distinctions so that you have a realistic expectation as to what a certain hair color will really look like on you. It’s also important to show your stylist pictures of what you don’t like. This will help you and your stylist find the perfect hair color through open communication.
Be Honest About Your Past
Don’t be afraid, to be honest with your stylist. During a consultation, take the time to provide them with a brief history of your hair. Things we want to know include whether you currently have color on your hair, how long it’s been between colors, and what products you use.
Furthermore, when your stylist asks you questions, give them honest answers. During a consultation, we need all the details to ensure you get the right hair color in the end. Come into our salon as you are and let us evaluate your current hair. Your ideal hair color should compliment your skin tone, eye color, and lifestyle.
Make A Proper Appointment
The first step to getting the perfect hair color is to schedule a free consultation before you do anything. Ideally, your consultation should be scheduled for a different day than your coloring appointment. Why? Doing so will ensure you get the right amount of time for the services you need. If you try to get everything done the same day, you risk not getting the best results.
Are you looking to switch up your hair color this summer? Let the stylists at unDONE help! Our full-service Boise hair salon is here to take care of all your hair, skin, and nail needs. To learn more about the services we offer and to book an appointment, visit our online service menu. You can also call us at (208) 287-2010.