Heading to the altar but want to update your ‘do? We consulted colour experts Nina Farrauto, styling and colour expert for Garnier Canada, and Rossa Jurenas, essential looks artist for Schwarzkopf Professional and owner of Studio Rossa, for five things you should know before tackling hair colour at home or the salon.
For Home Colour, Nina Says…
- Determine if you are a good candidate for home hair colouring. Whether you’re going darker or lighter , if you plan to stay within a two-shade gradient, you’re a good candidate for at-home hair colour.
- Preparation is key. Be sure you are working with a good base. Your hair should be even in colour . If you have colour correction or a fragile (high-lift) canvas, it’s best to consult a salon.
- If you’re looking at images of different styles and you’re drawn to blonde styles, it may be highlights you’re after. If you keep coming back to images with rich, dark styles, perhaps you should be considering a darker tone.
- Avoid any fad, such as following trends like ombré, or making bold statements. When looking back on your photos in 10 years the first thing that dates the image is hair.
- If you make a mistake, go see the professionals. Pre-wedding is not the time to be messing with chemical hair treatments on your own.
For Salon Colour, Rossa Says…
- Book your appointment for hair colour a week or two before the wedding. Colouring one to two weeks before the big day allows your hair time to settle naturally and it gives you time to get rid of any colour stains.
- Now is not the time to experiment! Don’t change your colour right before the big day. Brides should want to look like themselves when they walk down the aisle.”
- No time? There are options. For busy brides on the go, we have Schwarzkopf Professional Igora Colour 10. This is a 10-minute permanent colour service with optimal shine and luster – it even colours grey.
- Let your colourist know if you plan on wearing your hair up or down. This will help in the decision for colour placement and colour choices.
- Stick with a colourist you know and trust. They know your hair and personal style and will be able to guide you to your best look.