Q. What brand of hair color do you use?
A: I use Wella hair color, which is the largest color brand in the world. They offer multiple lines of color which all serve a different purpose. I work with Wella’s Koleston Perfect permenant hair color, color touch demi-permanent color, Demi-Plus Midway couture.
For color glosses and refreshing vibrant colors I use Sebastian Celophanes and Pravana Vivids.
Q: How often should your color be maintained?
A: Hair grows around .5” every month, so this question really depends on how much darker or lighter your hair color is from your natural color. The bigger the difference, the quicker it will be noticeable: around 3-5 weeks. If your color is more natural and very close to your own, then you can generally get more time in between visits to the salon.
Q: Is it possible to be adding blonde highlights without the damage?
A: Absolutely. Determining how blonde your highlights should be depends on your natural color, skin tone, and the current integrity of your hair. As a hair color specialist, I always offer professional advice and direction to provide you the color that best suits your palette, and exceed your expectations. However, under no circumstance will I compromise the health and integrity of your hair to achieve a certain look.
Q: Why does my hair color always fade?
A: This is a question with multiple answers. In short, there are three main factors: Health, Color, and Products. The healthier your hair is the more it will hold its natural luster, as well as the conditioning and shine you get from hair color. If your strands are in distress, they lose the ability to have any shine or hold on to hair color pigment.
Also, depending on how often your hair has been colored full strand, this makes a big difference. The more your full hair strand is colored, the more it is chemically processed – resulting in declined health. I recommend refreshing the color on your ends as little as possible to keep this from happening.
Lastly, but not least, are the products you use on your hair. Products absolutely play a huge role in the longevity of your color. Even if your grocery store shampoo is sulfate free they mostly use very harsh detergents that are very hard on hair color. If during summer pool season you aren’t using any kind of UV protector, the obvious is happening to your hair. Just as our skin is sunburned, the sun does just as much damage to our hair. What ever your lifestyle may be, using the right products will either make or break not only your hair style, but also your hair color.