Whether we like to admit it or not, we’ve all tried to save time and money with a hair color kit we picked up at the grocery store. However, the results were nothing like it was promised on the box. If this has recently happened to you, don’t despair. The stylists at unDONE Salon can help fix a DIY disaster with a color correction in Boise, Idaho.
What is a color correction service?
A color correction service helps to restore hair to the closest desired color possible. Basically, it’s a rescue service for DIY hair color-related accidents. Color correction is usually a multi-step process that often requires a few appointments to complete. That’s why it’s important to be patient when it comes to fixing your hair. After all, beauty is worth the wait, and rushing the process could further damage your hair. That’s why you should consider the things below when preparing for a color correction service.
Have Realistic Expectations
It’s important to schedule a free consultation with one of our stylists at unDONE to determine if the results of what you want to achieve are possible. If your hair is over-processed from a previous hair color treatment, pushing the envelope to achieve a certain look may not be possible immediately or at all.
It Takes Commitment
Taking your hair from dark to light or removing color that you didn’t expect can take time. Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. It can take several appointments with time in between to achieve the perfect result to protect your hair. During this time, your hair may not look anything like you want it to be. Think of it like painting a picture; the process will take priming, base coats, and finishing to produce the final result.
It’s a Science
There’s a lot of science that goes into the color correction process. Like the example we used above, there are a few steps that your hair must go through:
- There’s the prep work (strand test) to see how much color or how much stress your hair can handle.
- Priming your hair to remove as much color as possible to start with a clean, healthy slate.
- Correcting and manipulating the color to achieve your goal.
- Maintain it and set up a plan for future appointments and products at home.
Dark Hair Color Correction
If the color of your hair turned out darker than you wanted it, the first step during the color correction process would be to remove as much of the dark pigment as possible. Once complete, the stylists at unDONE can begin the process of lightening your hair. During this time, we will factor in the health of your hair and how far it can be lightened without damaging it in the process. This often requires scheduling a few appointments to let your hair recover between each step to protect it from damage.
Light Hair Color Correction
If your hair turned a few shades lighter than you wanted it, it’s usually a little easier to correct. A darker shade can often be applied on top of over-lightened hair. However, you should never attempt to do this at home. Choosing the wrong dye or the wrong color can make matters much worse. The last thing you want to end up with is green, brassy, or an orange mess that may require additional steps to the color correction process. At unDONE, our stylists are professionally trained and know how to mix dyes and colors to get the desired effect.
Whether it’s a DIY disaster or you’ve fallen victim to a cheap salon, the expert stylists at unDONE are here to help without judgment with a color correction in Boise. Give us a call at (208) 287-2010 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll develop a plan to fix your hair and achieve your ultimate goals. You can find us at 738 N. Benjamin Lane, near the Boise Towne Square Mall.