What is a color correction, and why does it cost so much?
In the hair industry, there are many different kinds of color corrections, here are just two of them.
The first type of color correction is making your dark hair color much lighter.
Have you ever gone to the salon and asked to go blonde after you've colored your hair with box color more than 4 times? It is not as easy as it sounds. Your hair would need to be "color cleansed" more than once, and then after you get the desired level, we would need to put on another color for the desired tone.
The second would be making lighter hair darker.
If you have very light hair and your wanting to go darker, We would need to fill your hair since the blonde has no pigment, and then put the desired tone on top. Have you ever put a dark color on your hair and then a few days later you wash it and it falls right out? Its because your hair doesn't have any warm pigments to hold onto that darker color.
Some color corrections are much easier than others and may take a whole day or several weeks to accomplish. Typically a color correction can be very costly, time consuming, and can be very damaging to your hair.
So why are you paying $100.00 an hour for a color correction?
When doing a color correction, I am using ounces and ounces of color to get you to the look you want. I find that most people want to go from a dark color to a light color. This takes some time and most people think its just throwing bleach on your hair and calling it good. Well, its not. When applying bleach to your hair, it produces pigments that are distributed throughout your hair follicle. Have you noticed that your hair has to pass colors such as red, orange, yellow, and then pale yellow? Not leaving the bleach on long enough can cause unwanted tones. Not to mention, having to tone with the right colors to get rid of brassy tones, green tones, red tones, etc. is a huge step in the color correction.
So before you decide to take matters into your own hands, you might make things even worse. Let me help you get to your desired look the right way. Take a look at these photos of one my clients after she tried lightening her hair herself.