Red hair color is being showcased in media for the spring/summer season. Beautiful red base with hints of auburn with subtle flashes of purple reds, strawberry blondes or even glossed over with the copper red. I LOVE this red hair color collection!
Let’s take what you have and spice it up with some balayage or lowlights giving your hair some dimension and interest. Being a hair colorist gives so much satisfaction to change or transform a client’s hair. If you don’t want to permanently change the hair color, we can give you options by utilizing hair extensions to provide length, volume and thickness with as many colors as you would love to add. We can even add balayage or ombre’ colors to give an intensity to the color without the commitment.
What’s it going to take to get you to change it up?
Why don’t you take a few minutes to come into the salon for a consultation? We already know hair color but it might be great for you to see yourself in some new shades that bring excitement. Your skin color will look better. let’s add a new lips shade by Glo Minerals. We can give you a new haircut that will make your new red hair color sing!
If you don’t want red hair color, then you might want to read another blog post because this one is all about red hair color. Take a look at the picture to the right. This is an example of a client that wanted brighter copper red with some cooler tones.
Hair extensions were used to give length plus tonal change. These red hair extensions last about 4 – 5 months with the correct hair care management.
No matter if you want Terra Cotta hair color, Auburn red hair color, chestnut brown with red highlights, strawberry red hair color, we can make it happen. If you choose to rock out the hair with rainbow red mixed with pink, we can do it!
Time that is needed to remove old pigment is needed when you come in with old box color or from “another” salon. I found that removing the old color will give a better foundation for the new tones that we will be putting in your hair. We have this really cool color pigment remover that only removes the artificial pigment but doesn’t affect the natural hair color.
This process does take 45 minutes regardless of what we do to your hair, it’s all in the preparation. Sometimes, I get the client that says, “I’ve been here for 5 hours….” I respond with, “yes, you have but that is what it takes when we remove color, shampoo, the we have to condition it with the correct protein enriched color or filling the color with the missing pigment.” So when you are in the salon that long, know that good things take lots of time and lots of knowledge to get you the result that you are looking for.
I coach my team that we never rush the progress. You as a client need to prepare with expectations. No rushing, no pressure on the stylists because we may be working with other clients while you are processing but it doesn’t mean you are any less important. Clearly, we have a difficult job to do.
Our relationships with our clients are very important. This is why we let you know what we are doing every step of the way. We may have an assistant cleanse a few times, or another stylist may be applying color in certain areas. We do what it takes to care for your hair.
How do I make my red hair stay longer?
Unfortunately, red hair color is tough to keep in according to the FDA. The red dye is regulated in the United States. Mostly RED DYE #7 is questionable. The United States has gotten more creative with their dyes. There are only so many dyes that are used in hair color especially red hair color dye.
Over the years with advanced private training under my belt, I’ve learned that no matter which color is used in the red hair color zone, you will need to visit the salon within 2 – 3 weeks from the initial hair color application. Then we keep submitting the red glossy tones to keep the pigment in the hair. All I can say is that it’s totally worth the effort in the beginning for a long term result.
We have some color pigments that will stay what seems like FOREVER! Then when you want to try something new it won’t leave like a bad boyfriend. We do everything we can to remove the old red pigment so be 100% sure that you want red hair color because we will make it happen for you.
What if I get tired of my red hair color?
Good question. As I said in the previous comments be sure of which red hair color that you want. What if you decided that red is not for you? Whether it’s box color, salon color, it can be removed with a product that actually will lighten the pigment out of the hair. Depending on the health of the hair, this process may take multiple appointments. Red color that is lightening can get stuck in the orange stage which isn’t pretty. If this happens, we have to change the color to deposit to either enhance or neutralize the color for the time being.
As the hair starts lightening, the hair will go through layers of lightening like red orange, orange, yellow and depending on how light you want the hair it may decide to not lighten anymore than it can withstand. We will only lighten as long as the hair will keep it’s integrity.
Best products to use on red hair color.
So many to choose from to home maintenance products. the cool thing is that their are red hair color shampoo’s, conditioners and leave in treatments. when you find the perfect red that makes it easier to choose from. We recommend using a red color conditioner so that you can manage the red tones that suit you personally.
k about our color conditioner mixed specifically for your hair color needs. Use 2 – 3x per week for best results. Call 717.84.4424 for an appointment. Please bring photos of what you like or don’t like.