Tips on Changing Hair Colour

Choosing a hair colour is a big decision. Apart from having an exorbitant amount of colours to choose from, there’s a colour wheel chart and even maths involved!

Depending on your natural colour (base)…

  • Take the Strand Test – if you’re going to do-it-yourself, I highly recommend this. It’s the easiest and best way to know for sure what hair colour you're going to end up looking like. Remove a strand from the nape of the neck. Keep the colour on for 20 minutes.
  • Time Management – colours require maintenance. There are high and low maintenance options. Select a colour that works best with your schedule. Ask yourself how often you’re available for a touch up, conditioning treatments, etc.
  • Cool and Warm – Cool toned people should avoid gold, yellow, red and bronze tones. Warm toned people should avoid blue, violet, white and jet-black tones.
  • Going Red – it is the hardest colour to maintain. Prepare for the fade. For natural-looking reds choose coppery colours instead of blue-reds.
Make-up – you’ve changed your colour and now it seems you have to wear more make-up than usual. You chose the wrong colour. Flattering hair colour should emphasise your skin tone.