At unDONE, our Boise hair salon stylists are committed to the integrity of our work. Whether our images are captured by us or a professional photographer, our highest priority is to reflect the reality of our services. While Photoshop and Instagram filters are great resources that provide a wide variety of tools to enhance images, it’s important to distinguish what is real when it comes to what you hope to achieve when searching for a new cut or hair color online.
With a wide variety of photo apps and image editors available, it’s easy for people to misrepresent true colors and tones online. A photo taken of someone’s hair in studio lighting can appear completely different in real life under natural light. This is especially true for blonde tones or vibrant, vivid colors. Even more, hair color can appear different due to the perception of the viewer, indoor or outdoor lighting, surrounding colors, and even skin tone. While discussing possible color options with your Boise hair salon stylist, it’s important to take these factors into consideration when it comes to achieving the same flattering look of your favorite Instagram model.
Misrepresentations In The Media
Due to the nature of Photoshop and Instagram filters, services from other salons can often be misrepresented. This not only this affect a guests expectations but it can make it more difficult for a Boise hair salon stylist and their client to get on the same page. Some examples of this type of media misrepresentation can include:
- A simple Google search for a balayage hair color can include other results such as foliages, full-highlights, and more. These are often more expensive services that are everything but the service you are looking for.
- Before and after photos that don’t include information about the process and treatments in between. This causes clients to expect complete results in a single appointment rather than the multiple appointments they really need.
- Images of super long, healthy hair but failing to mention the use of extensions.
When it comes down to it, it’s important to realize that we live in a filtered world. That’s why we need to be realistic when it comes to the outcome we want to achieve. While we often dislike the thought of a non-filtered photo, you don’t want to ask your Boise hair salon stylist to achieve the impossible due to a distorted reality. While you may find the perfect, most beautiful hair color online, it may not be 100% real.
Being be realistic about your expectations and seeing eye-to-eye with your stylist is extremely important. That’s why unDONE Salon, offers personalized consultations. This allows us to discuss your expectations, establish the length of time needed for the service and gather history about your hair that will affect the outcome of your desired style. A consultation will also provide you with the opportunity to discuss the cost of your desired service since there are many different styles we can help you achieve depending on your wants and needs.