Haircolor to Dye for: The Box vs. the Chair

Thinking about changing up or enhancing your current haircolor? When it comes to 2014 hair trends there are a variety of colors to choose from but it’s important to choose a color that not only suits your appearance but personality as well. Seeking inspiration? Below are some celebrity inspired, haircolor ideas to help you get started!

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1.)    If you’re blonde or thinking about going blonde, platinum is all the rage these days. From cool-toned tips & dark roots to pale blond with hints of honey, women with lighter skin tones are often best suited for these hues, but should be wary of shades that are too white or ashy.

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2.)    Rich coppery colors like rose gold to vibrant orange-red are popular for those who want to obtain the gorgeous “ginger” effect. These hues not only make your eyes pop but can be enhanced with blue undertones, boosting the color’s vibrancy so the base can take center stage.

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3.)    Brunettes are turning heads this year with raven hued tones like monochrome attic brown to dark chocolate sophistication. With high shine & definition, these shades can also be enhanced with subtle highlights a shade or two lighter than the overall base color. For example: If you want dark chocolate hair, think milk chocolate highlights. If you have milk chocolate hair, think  soft honey highlights

Salon or box dye?

When it comes to haircolor, and looking your best, the stylists at our Boise hair salon suggest rethinking the do-it-yourself dye job. While box dyes come with the appeal of being cheaper, keep in mind that when it comes to haircolor, one size (box) doesn’t fit all…

If you buy a box haircolor, you get exactly that: a color out of a box. Not only are box dyes generic, they are sold to work for anyone no matter their hair type or texture. Box dyes are also very damaging to your hair because they are typically much stronger than salon haircolor because they are formulated to work on all hair types and use higher concentrations of pigment and developer. Box dye also leave your haircolor very flat compared to a professional dye job because only one color is used unlike the 2 or 3 shades your stylist will blend to create to your desired look.

In the end, talk to your stylist when it comes to making an informed, and educated decision when it comes to your desired haircolor. Not only will they factor in your natural hair’s type & texture they can adjust formulas based on its condition. A professional haircolor will leave you with much healthier & beautiful hair compared to the dull & drying appearance that comes out of a box.

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