Feeling stuck with a bad hair color but not sure how to get rid of it? At unDONE, our Boise hair salon stylists would like to answer some of your most burning questions about color correction.
What Is Color Correction?
There are different types of color correction. However, two of the most common are making dark hair lighter and lighter hair much darker. Have you ever gone into a Boise hair salon after coloring your hair with a dark box color, wanting to go blonde? Lightening your hair after using a dark color is not as easy as you may think it is.
If this is your situation, then you will need to have your hair bleached to achieve a desired level. However, you can’t simply put some bleach on it and think it will do the trick. After dying your hair dark, your hair will be prone to reddish/orange tones. It can also lift unevenly, and no one wants stripes! Your Boise hair salon stylist will have to use more color on top to cancel out any unwanted tones in order to achieve a desired color.
If you are blonde, and want to go to a darker color, your Boise hair salon stylist will need to fill your hair with a base color as your hair won’t have any pigment. Once a base color has been applied and rinsed out, a desired tone will be placed on top of the filler. This is done to prevent your color from washing out because it doesn’t have any warm pigments for a dark color to grab onto.
Keep in mind that some color corrections are easier than others. Depending on your individual needs, you can achieve the color you want in a single appointment while others can take multiple appointments to accomplish.
Why Is Color Correction More Expensive?
The answer to this question is because a color correction tends to take up a Boise hair salon stylists entire day. This means less clients, which, in turn, equals less money earned that day. In fact, some color corrections can take up to six hours or more using large amounts of color to achieve a desired look. Proper application is also important when it comes to fixing a botched color job, and this takes time. After you’ve had your hair lightened or filled, your Boise hair salon stylist will have to tone your hair with the right colors to get rid of any brassy, green, or red tones, which is a whole different step in the color correction process.
At unDONE, we typically charge $110 for the first two hours and $30 per additional hour after that. However, we do provide free consultations to walk you through your options to help you achieve your hair goals. We may also suggest getting a haircut to get rid of damaged ends during a color correction appointment.
Do I Need A Color Correction?
Have you ever box dyed your hair only to find out it looks terrible on you? Or maybe you had it professionally done, but it doesn’t match your skin tone. If either of these situations apply to you, you may need a color correction.
Keep in mind that not all color corrections involve a lot of time. Depending on your hair, you may only need a toner service to get rid of any unwanted tones. If this is the case, your Boise hair salon stylist may only need to use a toner or glaze to correct any imperfections. That’s why it’s important to book a free consultation and speak with us concerning your unique needs.
Thanks for reading unDONE’s beauty blog! We hope we’ve answered your burning questions about a color correction treatment. Don’t forget to schedule a consultation with one of our stylists before attempting to fix your hair yourself.
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