Hair Colour Correction
HAIR COLOUR CORRECTIONS AT LONDON'S BEST COLOUR SALONS
If lockdown has taught us one thing about our hair it's how difficult it is to get beautiful hair colour results when you colour your hair at home. If you have had a hair colour disaster after reaching for the box dye, do not despair. We really are the number 1 hair colour experts in London, which means we can get your hair back to beautiful again.
Book in for a colour correction consultation so we can assess the damage and come up with a plan for your hair. Do not worry - we've got you covered!
COLOUR CORRECTIONS - WHAT TO EXPECT
If your at-home hair colour hasn't come out looking quite as lush as the model on the side of the box, do not worry. The hair colour correction specialists at Gusto Hair Salons in Central London can help.
We really have seen every hair colour issue under the sun and are renowned for our ability to repair hair colour disasters. All you need to do is follow these simple steps to get your hair back to beautiful once more.
Please do not be tempted to put another colour on top of your box dyed hair. It will only make things worse. Instead, contact Gusto Hairdressers as soon as possible to book in for a colour correction consultation. We will assess the condition of your hair, work out a plan to repair the damage and restore your colour, explain the process, timescale and price. We understand that having a bad hair colour can be distressing so we will do all we can to get you in ASAP.
Depending on the extent of your hair damage, we may suggest more than one appointment. Our aim is to maintain the health and integrity of your hair so it looks and feels as good as possible.
BOX DYE V PROFESSIONAL SALON HAIR COLOUR
What's the difference between box dye and professional hair colour? We're so glad you asked!
Let's be honest, if you have virgin hair with absolutely no grey then you might get away with adding a box dye colour to your hair. However, you also risk ending up with a one-dimensional hair colour that looks a bit flat and lifeless - and who knows how it will look once your roots grow through and you need to touch up the root regrowth.
When you book into one of our London hairdressers in Oxford Street, Soho or Covent Garden, you are putting your hair into the hands of experts who have trained for years to understand the science behind hair colouring. And it really is a science. We can assess the right hair colours for your skin tone to ensure your new shade lights up your face rather than having a draining effect. We can also blend to give you a more natural look, or ramp up the colour to give vibrant, dynamic hair colours if that is your desire.
If your hair has been previously coloured, there is also an art to blending that root regrowth for a seamless hair colour look.
COMMON HAIR COLOUR ISSUES
Quite a few things can go wrong when you colour your hair at home so let's look at the most common issues.
A common hair colour problem is patchy hair colour where colour has been unevenly applied or has 'taken' too quickly on dry, over-processed hair. In this situation, we will assess each section of your hair to work out a plan to ensure you have a lovely even hair colour.
Another hair colour issue is hair that turns out the wrong colour! Sometimes we see clients who have tried to go from brunette to blonde without pre-lightening their hair - here the end result is usually an unnatural orange shade. And let's not even talk about what pool chlorine can do to your hair colour!
Finally, hair that is over-processed and over-bleached can end up fluffy, frizzy and prone to breakage. The health of your hair is incredibly important to us so the hair colour correction experts at Gusto Hair Salons in Oxford Street, Soho & Covent Garden will always do what is best for your hair. We may suggest an intensive hair treatment to give your locks a chance to recover.
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HAIR COLOUR NO-NO #1: AT HOME BALAYAGE
The popularity of balayage hair colour has led some to have a go at trying to create this look at home. We know this because we are the number one salon in London for correcting at home balayage problems.
Our colour technicians have attended specialist training courses on how to do balayage, which is a highly-skilled creative colouring technique.
While we appreciate it may look easy enough to do, balayage is best left to the professionals at Gusto Hairdressing Salons in Oxford Street, Soho & Covent Garden. We know the right colours to choose, understand how your hair will respond, and will place and blend the balayage hair colours perfectly to achieve your desired results.
The great news is that balayage is a relatively low-maintenance hair colour which means you can leave it longer between appointments for any touch-ups.
HAIR COLOUR NO-NO #2: BROWN TO BLONDE DYES
Blonde is the most asked-for hair colour in the UK. There are multiple gorgeous blonde shades to choose from and our hair colour experts in Central London's Gusto Hair Salons will find the perfect shade to suit you.
The tell-tale signs of a bad bleach job include orange-tinged blonde, patchy blonde shades and dry, straw-like blonde hair. Rest assured, we only create beautiful blonde hair colours here at Gusto Hairdressing!
Perhaps the most complicated hair transformation for a non-hairdresser is to transition from brunette to blonde. The hair has to be pre-lightened to the correct base shade before adding the right blonde shades.
If you want a brown to blonde hair colour change, please put your hair in the hands of our experienced colour technicians who can ensure you end up with a blonde that turns heads for all the right reasons!
HAIR COLOUR NO-NO #3: AT HOME BLEACHING
So you want to go blonde, maybe even platinum or ice white blonde. How hard can it be, you ask? Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that can go wrong when you bleach your hair at home.
Bleach and hydrogen peroxide are intense chemicals that really should only be applied by a hair colour professional. Even if you carry out a strand test, your base hair colour is unlikely to be the same across your hair so your bleach blonde hair could end up patchy.
Common at-home bleaching problems include leaving the bleach on for too long, bleaching hair that is simply too dry and damaged to cope, and failing to recognise that different sections of your hair need different bleach timings.
If you have had a go at bleaching your own hair and it has gone wrong, please book in for a colour correction consultation ASAP so we can help.
COLOUR CORRECTION APPOINTMENTS AT TOP LONDON HAIR SALONS
Book your hair colour correction consultation by calling Gusto Hairdressing Oxford Street on 0207 486 5044, Gusto Hairdressing Soho on 020 7287 0015 or Gusto Hairdressing Covent Garden on 020 7836 9163 or book Soho Salon online here or book Covent Garden Salon online here or book Oxford Street Salon online here.