Tête-à-tête with stylist
The most superior quality hair colours prove inadequate in the hands of inexperienced stylists. If your regular hairstylist has not specialised in colouring, he/she may nevertheless lead you to the right person. Ask around and talk to those who have experience colouring their hair. Read customer reviews before making an appointment at a salon.
Begin your meeting with a conversation. Most salon disasters stem from insufficient communication with the stylist. Trying colour for the first time can be confusing and you are likely to have many questions. Don’t hesitate to put those forth to the stylist. Ask them about the kind of colour they intend to use, its ingredients and durability, and the possible effects on your tresses. If the stylist uses an unfamiliar term, ask for clarification. A healthy discussion will ensure that the final hair colour is the right balance between your needs and the stylist’s recommendations. The stylist will also be able to suggest the appropriate post-treatment care for your coloured locks.