Post # 1
I am 35 days out until wedding day. I have virgin, non color treated hair. Since I wear my hair up 99.9% of the time my roots are darker and the ends are lighter from natural sunlight. as well as near my forehead. I would like to enhance the way my hair looks on my wedding day. I have decided to either do an all over color with balayage or to just do the balayage itself. I have medium to dark brown hair and in doing this I don’t want anything too blonde. I just want to add some dimension, shine and fresh color to it. Has anyone done this? Also, WHEN should I do it? I want to give the color to settle a little beforehand so if anyone can offer some advice that’d be so helpful. I used to color my hair all of the time but about 6 years ago I gave it up and went all natural with my hair. So, I know some of the initial shock that can occur when you make changes to your hair but I feel like my hair now is just flat and lifeless. ALSO! I have considered doing a gloss treatment to just give it that extra shine. Has anyone else done this? If so, what were the results? Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
I want to be honest in the nicest way possible. I would stay with your natural color. If you really want to color your hair, go to the most reputable hair salon in your area no matter how much it costs, and go tomorrow.
When I dyed my hair for the first time, by a professional, it took some getting used to. I even had to change my normal makeup routine (eye-shadow, lipstick, and blush colors) because of the hair color change. It wasn’t a big change either.
If you are set on coloring your hair, go with inspiration photos to a reputable stylist. Listen to their honesty. If they say they can’t get you to a specific color, they can’t. However, it sounds like you just want a subtle change, and they will give you professional advice, and the best options. I would also do the shine.
I know it’s every girls dream to look their very best on their wedding day. Wishing you all the best!
Post # 3
For what you’re looking for, I would definitely recommend balayage only. If you ask for something subtle, it’ll add dimension without changing your look completely.
All-over color will require a touch-up and there’s more room for error.
Post # 4
Leave your natural hair and just do the gentle balayage on the midlengths to bottom. Bring them your inspiration pictures so they’ll know how light you want to go. Definitively don’t do an all over color, it’s going to be high maintenance and you’ll have a demarcation line when your roots come in.
Post # 5
You need to go now, and to the best salon you can afford. Bring in so many pictures that show a very faint balayage. Do not do an all over color. It is way too high maintenance. I wouldn’t sacrifice years of maintenance just for wedding photos. Your hair will have a lot more depth with just a cut and a little bit of color.