As a professional colorist, I perform consultations several times a week. It’s important that I see the hair in person. I need to see the color history as it lives on the hair, I need to feel the condition of the hair and I need to have an indepth, face to face conversation with the guest. It’s only after an in person consultation can I advise what can be acheived, how long it will take and how much it will cost.
Almost 100% of these consultations have previous color on their hair. Maybe they have been lured by that box of color at the grocery store only to find out it didn’t turn out like the model on the box. Or maybe they visited a salon hoping for professional results. It’s immaterial to me how the color got on their hair, it’s important that I know it’s there. Why? Because once your hair has been colored (and not “virgin” anymore), it reacts differently to being colored in the future. Artificial haircolor simply does not “go away.” Even if there is an attempt to cover it up.
Sometimes a guest may think their color is all natural because it has been several months since it was colored last. Maybe the color they had wasn’t that far off from their natural color or intensity faded and they only see their “natural” color. But the eyes can play tricks on you. Just because you don’t see the color anymore doesn’t mean something isn’t there. So don’t be afraid to be completely honest. During your consultation, let me know what you’ve done to your hair for at least the past 2 years. It will only ensure that we get beautiful results.
Some basic things to keep in mind when you want to change your hair color and it’s been colored in the past:
- Show me multiple pictures of what you want to acheive. Typically one photo does not convey an entire look. Find several that show the idea of what you like. Different angles are a plus as well.
- If your hair has been colored dark or black, expect a lengthy visit or multiple visits taking multiple steps. Dark pigments can be stubborn, especially if they have been applied more than once. It takes professional formulating and precision application techniques to produce succesful results.
- Be prepared to use professional hair care products. There is a difference and I see it when my guests use my brand of choice, ColorProof. Only ColorProof has the newest ingredient technology for maximum color protection.
As always, consultations are complimentary. My team and I take the time to analyze your hair, talk to you about your options and give you a professional opinion on what would look best.
Thanks for reading! ~Carmella
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