Salon vs. At-Home Hair Color
While do-it-yourself hair color sounds simple, and can look good, salon color has a number of advantages over home systems that sound easy, but often fail to deliver. Here are some reasons why you should always visit The Salon.
When you're trying to choose a hair dye color in the store, the color is often misleading. This is especially true when all you have is a picture on the side, and a model on the front. The box color may appear perfect in the store, but after you get home it’s often completely different to what you thought.
There are several reasons for this. One of the most common is you hair’s texture. Manufacturers formulate for the average person, and if your hair varies, the results may not be what you expect.
This is what salon stylists call roots that are brighter and more intense than the rest of your hair. Hot roots occur when the whole head of hair is colored, but the roots become over-processed due to the heat from your head. Also, the ends of hair are more porous, and able to absorb more color, which leaves you with bright roots and dark tips over time.
This problem happens to a lot of women who use home dye kits, and it can be avoided by visiting a salon because they use can use a different color on the roots and tips to ensure even color. Stylists often mix several colors together to achieve the shade you desire and ensure it’s even all over.
Missed spots are a regular occurrence with home hair dye systems. It's easy to miss spots when dyeing your own hair because you can't see the hard-to-reach areas. People often miss large chunks of hair when they dye their own hair because they can’t see the back of your head. And, if you ask a friend to help, do they know which technique to use.
This can be particularly embarrassing if you’re trying to cover gray, or achieve an completely different color.
Your hair can become damaged after just one bad coloring mishap. And, it isn't easy to repair your hair after it’s been damaged by color, or other styling tools and treatments. When you go to the salon, stylists can tell you if your hair is starting to become damaged, and suggest products to minimize damage or treatments to get your hair back on the road to health.
You might not be able to spot damaged hair as quickly as a stylist because they're trained in this area, and are educated on how to repair it. As well as suggesting products to use, stylists can tell you what to avoid.
For instance, some home hair lighteners can fry your hair if you use them with the wrong type of dye. Professional products are specially formulated to prevent scalp irritation and damaged hair.
If you used an at-home dye kit, and didn't get the results you wanted, call the experts at The Salon at Westchester. Our stylists can fix your accidents, and get you the color you want. And, the good news is that it won’t break the bank.
Home dye kits may appear cheap at first glance, but they’re a lot more expensive than you think. Depending on the length of your hair, and your skill level, you may require two or more of these kits to cover your entire head.
If the color is not right, you’ll need to buy another kit or two, and hope that it works this time around. Because these kits are messy, you also may need to replace a towel, bath mat or shower curtain. When you add these things to the mix, to say nothing of the mess, it costs almost the same price to dye you hair at home, as to get it professionally colored at the salon.
We have a variety of different price points and offer services to fit every budget. If you’re adventurous, and willing to be photographed, the model program may also work for you.