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Not At Home Please.

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If you want to go from dark brown to a lightest light blonde get thee to a hair salon. Don’t try this at home.  That said, many friends and beauty editors I know turn to the box when coloring their hair. These days boxed color can be gorgeous. But you have to do it right, go to a salon. Here are the biggest mistakes women make when doing their color themselves.

They Bet Their Hair Color on the Picture on the Box

Pictures on hair color boxes can be deceiving. Go by the color swatches and the descriptions instead. Most boxes will call out the color (blonde, brown, black and red) and the shade of that color (light, medium and dark). There might also be mention of the tone (golden or ashy).  Go to the salon please.

They Try to Do It Themselves

Try as you might, it’s virtually impossible for you to see the back of your head. This is why I recommend enlisting a friend, family member or even your boyfriend or husband to help you color your hair. The process will go so much more smoothly.  You get what you pay for my friends.

They Leave the Color on Too Long

Always set a timer for your hair. Many women end up leaving the color on their hair too long and end up with over-processed hair.  Over-processed hair is very unattractive.

They Rinse Their Hair Out in a Sink

Kitchen and bathroom sinks don’t have enough water pressure to rinse out the hair chemicals completely, which can damage hair. Instead, step into the shower and rinse your hair thoroughly.

They Don’t Read the Instructions

Box color has been around forever, so they’ve gotten the directions down. If they didn’t, women wouldn’t buy again. Just because you’ve dyed your hair before at home with one brand doesn’t mean another brand of hair color stays on the same amount of time.

Always read the directions before proceeding. Let the hair colorist do it.

They Run Out of Product

If you have thick, curly or long hair, you run the risk of running out of product as you apply it. Always buy two boxes of hair color.  A salon atmosphere has everything for your hair coloring service, including wine.

They’re Commitment-Phobic

Some women have what I call “Hair Color ADHD.” Like singles who are commitment-phobic, the minute they find a hair color they like they’re ready to try something new. Finding a color you love is like winning the lottery. You could be making a huge mistake trying a different color or different brand.

They Choose the Wrong Color Tone for Their Complexion

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 fantastic personality).

They’re Unhappy With All-Over Color

If you look closely at the hair of a child or a woman whose hair you absolutely love, you’ll notice there are many shades of color. All-over color from a box is basically a wash of one color. If one-dimensional hair is not what you’re after, you might be better off getting highlights at a salon.

They’re Brunettes Trying to Go Blonde or Red

Again, anything more than 2 shades darker or lighter than your natural hair color, should be done in a salon. Taking black or brown hair to blonde or red is absolutely possible, but is usually a complicated process that could involve more than one visit to the salon.

To determine if blonde or red is right for you, try on wigs first to see if the color washes you out or enhances your look. And then head to the salon to get the job done. Don’t pick up a box. Women who have red in their skin and burn easily should stick to cool shades described on the box as “ash,” “beige” or “cool brown.” Warmer colors will only bring out the redness in your skin. Some women fall somewhere in the middle and can look good in a wide range of warm and cool shades.

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Summer Red Hair Color!

Single-process color can appear flat and one-dimensional. To avoid this, Joseph Kellner suggests layering several variations of scarlet over each other: It reads as one color, but it’s full of texture—it doesn’t feel like a block of red. Mixed one color for your clients scalp area and a lighter version of that for the rest of her head. Then added fine brownish-red lowlights throughout and put subtle highlights on her ends so that they don’t look too inky.  For a believable red you want to stay within your natural base color. If you’re a dark blond, golden copper is good because there are undertones of that in your hair already; if you’re a light brunette, opt for copper; if you’re a medium brunette, think auburn. There’s nothing prettier than a child’s sunny copper hair—it has so much dimension. When you are hair coloring never choose a level 3 levels lighter than your base color. You will acheive a financial commitment you are not ready for.

Instead of choosing hair color based on someone’s skin tone, I focus on their eyes. If you have yellow in your eyes—a golden brown or hazel—think warm reds.  If your eyes are black-brown or pale blue, go cooler. The reasoning for playing up peepers instead of skin. A lot of natural redheads have a pinkish complexion, but then others have a more golden one. People always find ways to modify their skin tone, whether it’s tinted moisturizer or self-tanner. For the ideal eye-enhancing shade of red, I recommends holding different colored hair swatches up to your forehead. Then, once you decide on your favorites, have your colorist do test strands.

Red is one of the most difficult colors to keep; it fades ultra fast, so you’ll want to use a pigment-protecting product with UV filters.  It’s also one of the most difficult colors to get away from. Red tends to leave a residue, especially on blond hair. Be willing to stay with a warmer version of whatever your color was before. Even if you were originally a brunette, you’re going to have an underlying red tone for a bit.

While infusing your hair with red takes a few hours, I don’t recommend stripping the hair. Wait until your hair has faded before going to the salon—you want Mother Nature to help you get back to where you want to go. Once you finally do visit the salon, I like to start with a gentle professional product to take the red out, then have you come back in after a day or two to apply a more intensive chemical remover. And what ever shade of red haircolor you choose, please remember to use Salon hair care for your artificial hair color. Joseph Kellner Salon in Orlando, Florida 32836.