What is a colour correction?
A “colour correction” is meant to fix a colour service that had undesirable results.
Most people can understand that a colour correction is needed for brassy, orange highlights, or at-home colour that came out differently than desired (picture green or jet black hair instead of medium brown).
Something that may seem like an easy fix or regular colour service, though, isn’t always so cut-and-dry.
Some colour corrections can be simple, like doing a toner to cut out gold, but others can be a triple-process to lift dark colour out. The latter is where time and cost can drastically increase.
Could the dark brown colour you’ve been getting professionally coloured for 6 years need to be “corrected” to get cool blonde highlights?
Absolutely. Even though you’ve been getting desired results from your stylist for a long time, you need to remember that changing things up may be more difficult than you think.
In the salon environment, stylists see a colour correction as when a guest wants to take previously coloured hair at least 2 levels lighter or take previously coloured or virgin hair at least 2 levels darker.
Can it be done in one day?
It can sometimes be done in one day but often need multiple salon visits, it all depends on your current hair colour and condition as to which steps need to be taken to achieve your desired goal.
We all know that there’s some gorgeous Pinterest transformations out there, but please remember that it all involves a lot of time, caring and it costs too.
I only need my roots bleached, is it still a correction?
Yes and no. The recommended time to get your roots touched (for blondes), is between 6-8 weeks.
If you leave it longer than the recommended time, this would mean that the stylist would have a lot more to worry, about rather than just applying some bleach to your grown out roots.
There’s a lot of things to take into account, if the roots will lift to the desired level, if all will lift to the same level or there will be any bands which will need to be fixed in order to get ONE colour.
In conclusion… it’s always better to book in for a consultation with us, as every colour service is based on each client’s needs.
How much does it cost?
This service involves a lot of time, products and knowledge. With services like this, the service will be usually charged per hour. This is because it takes time which means we won’t be able to see other clients within that day.
Usually you’ll find that colour correction prices starts from £200.
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