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What You Should Know About Hair Color

If you’ve never colored your hair, walking into a Boise hair salon can be intimidating. Why? Once the process has been started, there’s no going back. That’s why unDONE would like to provide you with a list of the following things to know about coloring your hair.

Book A Consultation

First, it’s essential that you and your Boise hair salon stylist are on the same page before you book an appointment. The time it takes and how much it costs will depend on your desired color and how willing your hair will take it. Some hair color treatments require multiple appointments in order to achieve the look you want. However, if you don’t book a consultation, it may be harder to schedule the necessary time. Typically a consultation is 15 minutes long, and they are free! Taking the time to talk with your stylist is an important step in getting great hair color, so don’t skip it! You can book a consultation with one of our stylists here.

How Often Will You Need Touch-Ups?

It’s important to talk with your Boise hair salon stylist about how often your hair color will need to be maintained. During a consultation, they can help you pick the perfect color that works best for your lifestyle. There are plenty of hair colors out there that look AMAZING but don’t require constant touch-ups.

If you decide to go from dark to blonde, you’ll have to visit unDONE every 4-6 weeks to bleach your roots. This can be an expensive and time-consuming color. The same holds true if you decide on a fantasy color that will fade over time. If you want a low-maintenance hair color, you could choose a balayage or ombre look, instead.

Bring Pictures Of What You Want

Like we mentioned above, it’s important to book a consultation, so you and your Boise hair salon stylist are on the same page before coloring your hair. During this time, you should bring pictures of the hair colors you like. This will help your stylist to get a better idea of what you want to achieve while allowing them to tailor it to your specific hair type, etc.

For example, if you decide to go blonde, there are different tones you can opt for. That’s why it’s helpful to bring pictures of the colors you really like. This will help you and your stylist to establish clear communication, which will help ensure you get the color you really want.

Keep It Simple Before Diving In

If you’ve never colored your hair before, consider something simple to start out with. Depending on what you want to achieve, baby steps are perfectly fine. Subtle highlights or a glaze can give you a little bit of pigment that enhances your natural color without going all over. Even more, these treatments eventually fade or are easy to grow out. In fact there are plenty of beautiful hair colors that don’t require a permanent commitment; just ask your stylist!

Don’t Go The DIY Route

At unDONE Salon, we’ve written plenty of blogs on this very topic. Never, EVER color your hair at home. Even though a box of dye promises excellent results, 99% of the time, you won’t achieve the color in the picture. Even more, DIY hair color can LITERALLY ruin your hair. Check out some of Brad Mondo’s videos if you don’t believe us. That’s why it’s ALWAYS best to let a professional color your hair, even if it’s a bit more expensive.

Protect Your Color

Once you’ve invested the time and money into the color of your dreams, you’ll have to protect it to maintain it. This means using a color safe shampoo and conditioner that your Boise hair stylist recommends. Drug store shampoos contain chemical ingredients that will strip the color from your hair. The same goes for washing your hair with hot water. Instead, wet and rinse your hair with cool water to help preserve your color.

Even more, hair color and chlorinated water DON’T MIX. To protect your hair while swimming, we recommend wetting your hair with fresh water so your cuticles don’t absorb the chlorine. You can also use a color-protecting conditioner to form a barrier around your strands. Last but not least, you should schedule a deep conditioning treatment to keep your hair soft and hydrated if you find yourself in the pool on a regular basis.

Hair Color Costs Vary

How much professional hair color costs depends on several factors. These include what you’re having done, how long it takes, how much color is used, etc. That’s why a consultation is SUPER important. During this time, your Boise hair salon stylist will be able to better understand your hair goals and take into consideration your hair’s texture, length, thickness, and history. These all go into how much a color appointment will cost.

unDONE Salon

Are you looking to switch up your hair color this summer? Let the stylists at unDONE help! Our full-service Boise hair salon is here to take care of all your hair, skin, and nail needs. To learn more about the services we offer and to book an appointment, visit our online service menu. You can also call us at (208) 287-2010.

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