Boise Hair Salon
Hi unDONE family! Have you ever heard the term “color correction” before? Perhaps you don’t fully understand the process and why it can be so expensive. Well, that’s why we’d like to provide you with the following information about color correction to give you the answers you need.
Most of our Boise hair salon stylists here at unDONE have done MANY color corrections during our careers. While it can be a long and grueling process, the end results are always worth it if you’ve ever had a color catastrophe.
Understanding Color Correction
There are a wide variety of color corrections, but two of the most common are making really dark hair lighter, or making really light hair darker. Have you ever visited your stylist after dying your hair with a dark box color and wanted to go blonde? Lightening your hair after using a dark DIY color on your hair isn’t always as easy as you may think.
Your hair will need to be bleached. This can take several appointments to maintain the health and integrity of your hair without damaging it. Furthermore, after using a box dye, your hair is more prone to lift unevenly with reddish and orange tones. During this process, your stylist will have to work to cancel out these uneven tones before you can even think about achieving your desired hair color.
Furthermore, if your hair is already platinum blonde and you want to go to a dark color, your stylist will have to fill your hair with a base color as blonde hair doesn’t have any pigment. They will then put your desired color on top of the filler once it’s rinsed out.
Keep in mind that some color corrections are easier than others. While some can be done in a single appointment, others can take weeks to accomplish. It all depends on your individual hair and what you are trying to achieve.
Why Color Correction Can Get Pricey
Depending on the severity of your situation, most Boise hair salons charge between $100 – $200 for a color correction. Why? Depending on your hair’s individual needs, some color corrections can take up to six hours per treatment. This means your stylist is unable to fit any other clients in during this time. Not only that, but your stylist has to use larger amounts of color to achieve the desired tone. Furthermore, proper application is crucial when it comes to fixing your hair color during a correction, which takes time. Once your hair has been successfully lightened or filled with pigment, your stylist will have to tone your hair with just the right colors to get rid of any brassy, green, or red tones, which can be a massive step during the color correction process.
At unDONE, we’ve had many clients call us for help after attempting to color their hair at home. If you are thinking of going the DIY route, we speak from experience that 99% of the time, it goes badly. From fried hair to multiple shades of yellow, orange, and gold, we’ve seen it all, and nobody likes the end results. That’s why it’s important to trust your hair with a stylist at unDONE salon. We are trained professionals for a reason!
Thanks for reading unDONE Salons beauty blog. We hope we’ve answered some of your burning questions about color correction. However, if you’d like more information, never hesitate to schedule a free consultation. Our Boise hair salon stylists are industry experts and don’t want you to attempt to try to fix your hair color yourself.