Q: I've noticed every time I get highlights, they eventually get brassy. How can I keep my highlights from turning brassy?
A: This is a common complaint from our “warm-haired” guests... Since toner is a Demi-Permanent color, it slowly washes away, revealing your hair's brassy undertones. The best way to avoid this is to refresh your toner every 4 weeks. If you're looking to stretch this four week timeline, we do offer some shampoos that will buy you a little more time between appointments:
· For Brunettes, we love Redken's Color Extend Brownlights Blue Toning Sulfate-Free Shampoo. It's available for purchase at the salon and on our website.
· For Blondes, a purple shampoo is best. You can stop by the salon or our website for my two of my blonde favorites – Redken Color Extend Blondage Color Depositing Purple Shampoo -or- Pureology Strength Cure Best Blonde Shampoo.
Q: I have dark hair and want to add dimension to it. If I don’t want to bleach my hair for highlights, what are my color options for adding dimension to dark hair?
A: If you have “virgin hair,” meaning you don't have any color in your hair (like, for real – no box dye or previous color whatsoever), then you have more options than those who have previously colored their hair. One option is that you can go two to three shades lighter with permanent color. Another option (that can apply to “virgin” and dyed hair) is that we can add lowlights. This means that we would color sections of your hair to be darker than your natural color, so your natural color becomes your highlights – this is why we use the term lowlights, because we're adding a darker color to your hair.
If you're new to the world of haircolor, it can be overwhelming. Beyond answering the frequently asked questions, it's best to line up with a stylist who values your hair's integrity (health) and gives you realistic options that you'll ADORE. We love providing our guests with consultations. Feel free to call our Front Desk and book a consultation with one of our students.