Don’t Panic : Hair Color Is Not A Tattoo – Corrective Color To The Rescue!
Hair Color Is An Artform
As hair color is not a tattoo, it truly is an artform.
If you were deciding to get a tattoo, wouldn’t you do a bit of research, first?
Your hair is just as important, to get what you want done right, the first time.
Corrective Color costs more because it is more complicated & time consuming.
Color Wheel ….Laws Of Color
There are different levels of knowledge of understanding, when it comes to “coloring hair”. My professionally expertise, involved formerly teaching for Redken; as a colorist.
Is there really a difference between working with a corrective color specialist, trying an online formulation company or a salon that “offers” hair color?
Coloring hair versus color correcting hair, are two very different things. In my professional experience, my ability to “see color” is grounded by the color wheel versus simply pulling a pretty color off of the shelf, after picking a shade out of a “color” book, and hoping for the best.
Elementary School….but not so elementary!
Color is very much like paint…it is just in a different form. Do you remember being in elementary school?
How do you make orange? Do you remember?
If you came up with:
Red & Yellow = Orange………then give yourself a pat on the back!
That is only one of the building blocks to understanding how to make custom hair color formulations!
Don’t Panic! Breathe & Book An Expert!
How can you tell if a salon is right for you?
- Reach out to them & see how they respond
- Ask if they offer consultations & how much time do they book off for that?
- Ask who will be the stylist working with you & how many years of experience.
- Spend some time on their website
- Check out reviews
- Be sure to ask about the fees before the work begins.
Stock Photos….Don’t tell the actual story
Does the salon have a portfolio of actual makeovers, of real people?
Photographs can speak 1,000 words, and can express the range of colors that the salon has been able to achieve.
Lastly……….take a deep breath, and remember……it’s not a tattoo, and can be fixed!
Ann Marie Walts
Image Makeover Consultant/ Photographer & Digital Marketer
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