Hair Coloring Tips: Hair Color for the First Time
By Kate on 17 June 2009
Coloring your hair for the first time is an exciting experience which can also be mixed with fear and nervousness. With the possibility of so many things going wrong and the horror stories that you've heard/read about running through your mind, it's easy to see why some people can find the whole task a little bit unnerving.
Coloring your hair is a great form of expression, change and is a great way to boost your locks and self confidence. While it's fine to have doubts, they should not stop you from indulging in one of the best forms of beauty therapy fun!
The best way to avoid any disasters is to have a plan. Work out what you want to gain from a new color such as:
- Enhance your natural color
- Highlight a feature
- Go for a complete color change
- Cover grey hairs
- Copy a celebrity color
and go from there. The best plan of attack is to find the color that you want by looking through magazines, or better yet, trying the color on your own photo.
Work Out What You Want To Do
It may sound too simple and easy, but correctly washing your hair and making sure you're using the right shampoo and conditioner does make a difference. When you use the right shampoo and conditioner it will look after your hair and your scalp and help with the styling process.
See a Professional
Once you've decided on a color, first time color users should most definitely see a professional. Not only will you be guaranteed of a professional color and finish, you'll also avoid any first time mistakes, such as ending up with the wrong shade or staining your skin, furniture and clothes. Your stylist will also be able to let you know if the color will suit you and what can be done if it doesn't (such as slighting changing the tone or mixing it up with a range of other colors).
Your stylist will also be able to advise the best way to apply the color (permanent tint, semi-permanent etc) to suit your hair type and lifestyle.
To help you find a color to suit you, TheHairStyler.com features 53 colors in a variety of different shades which you can try now with your uploaded photo or one of our THS models! Once you've found the color for you, you can print it out and take it to your stylist so that they know exactly the type of hair color that you are after.