If you’re thinking about a new hair color, here’s some information from REDKEN (one of my favorite hair care/color/styling brands) about what’s trendy in hair color:
Trend #1: Brunettes – “Brunettes will go to a whole new level this fall/winter with an overall cooler base. Think Fergie’s shade; her lighter highlights really show through her dark, chestnut base making her hair color look so flawless and effortless.”
Trend #3: Redheads – “I brought Lindsay back to her original roots as a true redhead. This fall/winter, redheads will be more sophisticated, and playful with their beautiful shade, with deep red tones and a few cool, blonde highlights throughout to enhance the red even more.”
“To complete the fall/winter haircolor story, Redken is launching the new Color Gels Ash Blue shades creating sophisticated, icy cool blondes and brunettes to cool, correct, and condition women’s hair,” states Stanko. “The three new easy-to-use, versatile shades, neutralize warmth and increase cool tonalities from subtle to intense degrees. Redken’s exclusive Select Dye System ensures long-lasting results with supple conditioning and shine. Consumers looking for these cooler shades for fall/winter should ask their colorist about the new Color Gels Ash Blue.”
“Remember that good communication with your colorist is essential for getting the color you want,” says David. “A few minutes of pre-salon prep can help you explain your goals, and ensure that your colorist understands your desired result.” Here are some Things to know before you go:
· If you have the time, do a little research into color science. Knowing the difference between terms like demi-permanent and permanent color can help you and your colorist communicate more efficiently. Study up with Redken’s glossary.
· Your colorist is there to work with you to achieve beautiful color. The more you can explain what you want, the better the collaboration will be.
· If you are going in for “corrective color” – to correct color results you are unhappy with from a prior coloring experience – be prepared for a longer visit, as your colorist may need to remove old color and then recolor your hair.
Salon Prep Check List:
· Bring your inspiration: Photographs and examples of haircolor you love will help you and your colorist explore your color options – and ensure that you both mean the same thing when you say, “honey blonde” or “scarlet red.”
· Know your history: Be prepared to tell your colorist about any prior color services, whether it was highlights last year or a color gloss last month.
· Trust your colorist: Listen to your colorist’s expert opinion. During your color consultation, he or she will consider your desired result, then evaluate your hair’s condition and look at your skin tone and coloring in order to create your custom color formulation.
· Ask questions: If you hear a color term you don’t understand, don’t hesitate to ask your colorist for an explanation. Remember to inquire about maintenance – how often you’ll need to return to the salon for touchups, and how to best maintain your color at home between visits with Redken haircare products.