Post # 1
A couple years ago I dyed my hair from it’s natural light brown to dark brown. Lately I’ve been trying to get it back to my natural colour, but my regular hairdresser just keeps dying it so it turns out the same dark colour. So I mixed it up today and went to a hairdressing school (so a student does your hair, but an actual hairdresser supervises, and in my case, did half the colour).
MY HAIR IS ORANGE NOW. I guess they did a bleach shampoo then dyed it but it turned out a little “red” (didn’t look terrible then) and I came home and looked in the mirror and I want to SHAVE IT ALL OFF.
I 1) need to fix this cuz it looks ridiculous 2) need to fix this because I’m getting married soon! I’m hoping for a box dye to fix this…let me know if this has happened to you and what you did!
Post # 3
Why did they let you leave like that? i have REALLY dark hair and I’m VERY blonde. I get my hair done at a hair school and have NEVER had that experience. Red is red…unless you asked for it, they shouldn’t have just let it slide.
Don’t put a box dye on top of it. Call up the school and say, “you know what, when i got home, it just looks bad. Can we fix it asap?” and let them fix it. Have the instructor fix it. She can either tone you to a blonde (trust me–i have dark ass hair and i’ve been platinum) or put in an ashy brown to counteract the red. Red and green are opposite on the color wheels.
They’ll fix it. Don”t stress! I once dyed my hair fire engine magenta
Post # 4
@ejs4y8: Well she said “it’s a little bit more red than you wanted”, which it was for sure, but looked manageable. So I came home, watched TV for a couple hours, then went to the bathroom and my hair looks orange! *sob*
Post # 5
You can still go back and get it fixed, dude. Just say you got home, saw it in the light, and HATED it.
They WILL fix it. There is no reason for them not to–it’s standard practice.
Once i got a hair cut that was fine. Until i got home. Hated it. Got it fixed. NO problems! But they have to correct it properly, which is why dumping a box dye on top is a bad idea. Been there done that–it won’t hold very well, either.
Just call back in the morning. If it’s orange, they can still tone it, you know? It’s not a lengthy fix.
Post # 6
I have my hair dyed red and sometimes in the light it comes out alittle too orange. All I have to do is call the salon and they fix it no prob. I would think the school will too. I would ask for a master colorist to oversee the mixing this time. I would also ask for the code they used and have them write it down. This does two things – if you like the new color then you can repeat it at any salon and – if you hate it, a regular salon should be easily able to fix it, alittle easier with the code.
Post # 7
I dyed my hair once, I work with kids and they called me pumpkin until I changed it, it was terrible!! Even their parents asked me what happened. Go to someone good, pay the money and get it done right. Get referrals from people with great hair. No women will mind hearing that they have wonderful hair and you would love to know who does it. Look for people with great color and ask them who does their hair, not so much if they color, bc not all women want people to know that they color it. After the pumpkin episode I will only lighten with someone I know does good work. And I pay for it $85 for trim and color. Totaly worth it to not look like a pumpkin.