Do NOT Go More Than 2 Shades Lighter or Darker
If you want to go from a darker shate to a lighter shade, pick up your cell phone and call your stylist!!! Don’t try this at home! I get so many women calling me after a bad dye job. Going to a lighter shade takes an expert. There is more to it than just throwing some color on your hair.
Don’t Go By Your Hair Color on the Picture of the Box
Pictures on hair color boxes are very deceiving. Go by the color swatches and the descriptions instead. Most boxes will call out the color (blonde, brown, red and black) and the shade of that color (light, medium and dark). There might also be mention of the tone golden or ashy.
Are You “Warm” or Are You “Cool”
Most of us would like to think we are both warm and cool. But when it comes to hair color, it’s important to know which one you really are (and it has nothing to do with your awesome personality).
You’re likely a “warm” if you have golden, olive or dark skin and brown or dark eyes (most Latinas, Asians and African Americans fall into this category). “Warm” women tan easily and the veins in their inner wrists are green.
If you have warm skin, opt for golden shades such as caramel and bronze in a darker shade than your skin. Not everyone can wear Joan Jett black, so be careful with black hair color. If you do opt for a golden shade, don’t go too light or your hair could turn orange and then it will cost you a lot more money than if you want to a professional to begin with. Can you go blonde as a “warm”? Yes. But it is a delicate process and should be done in a salon, not on your own.
How to Tell If You’d Make a Great Blonde
A basic rule of thumb: People who had blonde hair as children have the right skin tone to be blonde adults. Does this mean you can’t be blonde if you didn’t have blonde hair as a kid. Nope. You just need the right shade and you should ask a professional for advice.
Brassy blonde color or highlights on someone with a warm skin tone can be harsh. Opt for warmer shades instead.
If you have brown hair and want to go blonde, you don’t want to go too light or you could look washed out. Opt for contrast: highlights and lowlights. And keep in mind that darker hair will actually complement brown or green eyes better than blonde hair.
Aww! Don’t Be Blue! You Can Hide That Gray!
Gray hair can be stubborn to color because of its coarse texture. Many women hide their gray hair with blonde color. If you want to stick with your natural color and your hair is less than one-thirds gray, opt for a semi-permanent color that’s a shade lighter than your natural color (or matches your color). The gray will blend right in.
Good news! Almost everyone can go red, what’s most important is finding the right shade. If you want to go red, I suggest not trying it on your own. Get a professional consultation.
This can happen if you try to go more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural color. If this does happen, a professional can fix it. Don’t try to do it yourself. Fixing a bad dye job is a scientific venture and we professionals know exactly what we’re doing
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