Next time you visit the salon for a color service, come with these questions in tow. They will help you and your stylist decide what color is best for you and how you can best maintain it.
What are the best colors for my skin tone?
The jewelry test is actually a pretty good indicator for pairing your hair color with your skin tone: If you tend to wear silver jewelry most often, you should stay with cool colors. If you prefer gold, then warmer colors are better suited for you. If you wear both, have your stylist hold a couple of different color swatches on your skin tone, around your face. You should both be able to tell pretty quickly if a color will or will not work for you.
What is the upkeep and maintenance for my color?
This question is high on the list because bright and pastel colors, or gray coverage, can require you to come back to the salon for a refresher every 3-5 weeks. The brighter the color, the more often you’ll need to come back for a refresher, so talk with your stylist about your color budget too.
Is this service ideal for my hair color/texture/gray hair?
If the color you choose is too light, too dark, or not ideal for your gray coverage, it’s a good idea to know beforehand so you don’t commit to a color that doesn’t work for you and your hair.
Do I need a special shampoo and conditioner to maintain it?
Blondes, redheads, and brunettes must be cared for differently. Your stylist will recommend the right product for your finished result.
What do I do if I want to change it a few months down the road?
If you are a color chameleon and like to change your hair color with the seasons, let your stylist know. They'll help you make sure you'll be able to do so safely and with the health of your hair in mind.