Corrective Hair Color
Corrective Hair Color takes training and Skill. There are many types of corrective hair color. For example it is considered corrective hair color to go from black hair color to blonde hair color. Sometimes a client comes in and she has had a hair color that is a hot mess. I hope this is not you! Of course, this is also considered corrective hair color. Other times clients put box dye on their hair. This is corrective hair color because many of those chemicals contain products that make it unpredictable as to what affects the color will have when recoloring. Not to mention, there are so many harmful chemicals in box dyes (most of which are outlawed in Europe) that cause all sorts of cancers. Here is a link to an article that talks about that https://www.theepochtimes.com/avoid-these-7-toxic-chemicals-found-in-most-hair-dyes_2040018.html if you are interested.
Training and Skill when applied to Corrective Hair Color
Training and skill are two separate and distinct things. It is important that stylist keep up on the latest techniques and go to classes. Especially when it comes to corrective hair color. This means more than watching You-Tube videos. I have seen so many stylists think that they can get all there training from watching videos. This is ridiculous. Here at Studio 229 in Seattle I insist that stylists and Estheticians alike do hands on training with industry leaders. I don’t care how long one has been doing hair or how booked one is. Keeping up with the current trends and newest techniques in order to offer our clients the best the industry has to offer is a must!
Skills are acquired once training has been achieved. The more a stylist performs his or her duties the better they become. Since Studio 229 keeps stylists current on their training, stylists are able to build on their trainings and build skills on top of skills, making them a high end premier salon. Studio 229 does not talk the talk but walks the walk.
Black to Blonde is Corrective Hair Color
Taking your hair from black to blonde will require more than one visit in order to keep your hair healthy. We also would recommend using the bond multiplier Olaplex. https://www.studio229.net/olaplex-studio-229/
Unfortunately, the red color in between the blonde and black is pretty close to what you can expect, perhaps a little lighter depending on the technique used and the length of time you have been coloring your hair black.
Hot Mess Hair
Sometimes, people come in and their hair is a hot mess. I don’t want to say where or how it happened. It just did. It now needs some serious love. Usually people’s hair can be corrected in one visit, max two. It their hair is blonde it is easier than if it is darker. Don’t fret though we here at Studio 229 have fixed many hot messes in our day and I’m sure will fix many more. Here’s a photo of one that can be fixed in one day. Whether she chooses to have some low lights put in for dimension or just have the blonde evened out and toned we can fix her up and make her hair beautiful again. Of course, she needs a haircut and deep conditioning treatment (Olaplex) as well.
Box Hair Dye
Please do not use box hair dye! Many box hair dyes contain so many chemicals that there is no way for stylists to tell how the color we put on your hair is going to react. Some even contain metallic dyes that will not come out and no matter what I put on your hair it is going to turn green. With box dye, I cannot guarantee results. Please also read the article link above about the harmful effects of box dye on your health. One more thing, box dye looks fake.
Summer Blonde Hair
Who doesn’t want Summer blonde hair. Going a little lighter for summer is always a good idea. The question is how much lighter? This would depend on how fare or ash your skin tone is. Also, take into consideration your natural hair color. One would also want to think about the look you are trying to achieve. For example, are you trying to achieve a natural sun in look or are you going for a more bleached out, hair color statement. One should also consider the upkeep. An all over bleach could easily break the bank, as touch-ups should be done every 5 weeks. Balayages, on the other hand, can sometimes go 3+ months between touch-ups.
Before your Appointment
It is important to have a good idea of what you want. Go to Google and type in words like “blonde highlights” or “blonde balayage” or “summer blonde.”This way when you come into the salon you have saved pictures of hair colors that you like. A stylist may have an idea of what looks good on you. But it is what he or she likes. This way, a stylist can guide you based off of the above considerations. Please pick a salon that specializes in hair color. In the end it will be worth it.
During your Appointment
Plan on spending at least 2+ hours at the salon. It is also best to get your ends trimmed after you get your hair colored. Always visit salons that use Olaplex when lightening. Even though this product is a little expensive it keeps your hair healthy! Once you have found a stylist that does a great job on your hair, stick with that person. There are several reasons why. But that is for another blog post. A good stylist will consult with you about your hair lightening and explain why you should do what they want you to do. It may be a process that takes several appointments. Or it may be achieved in that appointment.
Summer Blondes from Studio 229
After your appointment
It is important to use color safe shampoo and conditioner on your new summer blonde hair. Also, don’t forget your Olaplex #3. The most important thing is to enjoy your lightened, beautiful blonde hair!
If you are looking to lighten your hair for summer, check out Studio 229. Here is a link to our top colorist https://www.studio229.net/deanna/ You can also read about our hair color services here https://www.studio229.net/seattle-hair-color/
We also have online booking! https://www.studio229.net/request/