How much you should pay for a hair color treatment is a complicated question. Many clients expect an exact number, and as Boise hair salon professionals, we wish it was that easy too! However, a wide variety of factors come to play before setting a dollar amount for an individual treatment. That’s why unDONE would like to break down the costs of hair color so that you can get a better idea of what to expect before booking a free consultation.
Cheap Salons Vs. Specialized Ones
As we mentioned above, many factors go into the cost of hair color. Think about it like ordering a meal at your favorite restaurant. There will always be salons (like restaurants) that are cheap or more expensive for what they offer. However, it’s essential to determine approximately what you are getting at an expertise level. For example, if you were to visit one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants, you’d expect to pay top dollar for the Michelin-Starred hamburger you’ve ordered. However, ordering a burger from McDonald’s would be a much cheaper alternative, but you would be sacrificing quality, taste, and satisfaction. The same hold’s true for cheap salons compared to specialized ones. When you book a hair color appointment at unDONE, our Boise hair salon stylists will factor in the starting point of your hair, your desired result, the cost of the product, and the techniques needed to achieve it.
Your Starting Point
Your hair’s starting point is a huge factor when it comes to the price of a color treatment. For example, if you want to achieve platinum blonde but your hair is box-dyed black, the process to get your hair where you want it is going to take time and money. Think of it as a hair journey. To achieve a platinum blonde look, you’re going to have to make multiple appointments for different processes to keep your hair as healthy as possible. Attempting to go the DIY route or choosing a cheap salon alternative could result in significant damage and color that you are less than thrilled about. Below are some additional starting points that will affect the cost of a quality hair color treatment.
If you have virgin hair that hasn’t been colored, you are in the best possible position for a lower-cost hair color treatment. Why? Virgin hair is the cleanest possible canvas to work with. The price quoted should be very true to the price you pay. With virgin hair, it will color as expected without much fuss or issues.
Previous Professional Hair Color
If you’ve had your hair professionally colored at unDONE in the past, our Boise hair salon stylists will have a more accurate idea of what we will be able to do with it. We’ve had clients go from a level 10 platinum blonde to a level 6 medium brown before wanting to go back to blonde. While it’s not an easy process, having worked with you before, we will have control over the entire color experience. Long story short, by having your hair professionally colored at unDONE, we will have a better prediction of what you can achieve going forward.
If you walk into unDONE with box dye hair color that didn’t turn out the way you wanted, there’s a good chance it’s not going to be an easy fix. Hair color corrections can result in long, multiple appointments to save the integrity of your hair. This, in turn, will result in a higher costing hair color treatment.
Keep in mind, on average, most salons charge $100 per hour for a color correction treatment. While this might seem a bit pricey, your Boise hair salon stylist will have to use a ton of time, product, and techniques to achieve your hair goals. This results in booking you for multiple hours or an entire day, so we won’t help other clients, which affects our income.
So there you have it. A general breakdown of what to expect when it comes to factoring the costs of a hair color treatment. That’s why it’s essential to do your research and determine your starting point to find what you should expect for your next hair color appointment. Want to learn more or book an appointment? Contact the Boise hair salon professionals at unDONE by calling our 738 N. Benjamin location at (208) 287-2010 or schedule online now.