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Corrective Color: Everything You Need to Know

By January 18, 2013No Comments
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We can help with that.

All day, every day at The Root Salon, we get phone calls from potential clients seeking to get a corrective color service.

What the heck does that mean anyway?

Is that just a term that salons throw a round like some sort of “scare tactic” to get you to cough up big bucks? Welp, nope, not in this salon.

We are experts at corrective color and, generally, it can be quite serious. It is hard to present a single definition of what constitutes a corrective service. Let’s see if we can sum it up in a sort of “hair-color nutshell”.

Corrective color usually means change…
Sometimes a corrective service is needed when a client decides to make a drastic change. That’s cool, that’s what we’re here for. Whether you’re a lifetime brunette fantasizing about blonde locks, a blonderexic yearning to be a sultry brunette, a regular gal dying to become a fiery redhead, or, (horrors) you need help to fix the mess that’s on your head, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s what you need to know:

The basics…
Most corrective services will need two or more steps. Additionally, most corrective services result in a noticeably different look for the client. The vast majority of corrective color services require a series of steps, over a few appointments. Every corrective service is dramatically different so a complimentary consultation is required to get the best end result for you.

When you want to go light…
If you have all over cosmetic color on your hair and you want it a lighter shade but without highlights, you need a color cleanse to remove the old color. Cosmetic hair color cannot be removed without using some sort of color remover. This can be quite harsh on the hair structure. We would most likely convince you to begin with fine highlights in the early stages of correcting.

When you want to go dark…
Say your hair is light; either naturally or highlighted. You were hoping you could  go significantly darker. Depending on the porosity of your strands, we would saturate your hair with two different formulas on the same day for a longer-lasting end result and less fading. The first step will put warm tones in your hair to create a base that supports the additional process. The second step will balance or enhance those warm tones to give a rich and even end result. Not following this process could create green, blotchy or muddy end results. YUCK.

When things are just totally out of hand and you need some major help…
Lets go with the chance that your hair is a hot mess! It’s already blotchy, green, faded, orange or a little of all of the above. Did you do it yourself or were you the victim of someone posing to to be a professional colorist? Either way, the Color Team at The Root Salon, takes this process of corrective hair color very seriously. You are in good hands here. All you need a little bit of time consulting and some patience with the process. With commitment from you and one of our colorists, we’ll get you that fantastic new color you are looking for.

But remember, corrective color is more expensive. And, as we have explained, it can be quite the process. We believe you will find our work to be the highest of quality at a competitive price.

So, now that you know what to expect, we have one question: what are you waiting for?

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