(Closed) Hair Colour Advice

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What should I do?
    Do it myself? : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Go see the pros? : (14 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 3
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Do you have a hair school nearby? I always use cosmetology schools where students under licensed supervision do the actual work – it’s like $30 to color my relatively long hair that way and it’s consistently dyed, with quality products. Plus, I use an Aveda salon and I bought a tiny tester of color-keep heat protectant and my hair has never stayed so nice between dyes!

    Post # 5
    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I died my hair myself once and it totally fried it. I would never trust my hair to anyone but a pro lol. I’m blonde though…so it’s not quite the same, because there’s generally more damage with blonde. I personally would go to a pro but if you’ve always had good success yourself you don’t need to. You could also do it yourself until a couple months before your wedding and then go to a pro, leaving enough time to fix it if you don’t like it. 

    Post # 6
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’ve done my hair myself and with a pro. By myself is totally fine for a normal day. I would go to a pro for my wedding day. You don’t have to consistently go for months before the wedding, just a few days before (so roots don’t grow out, but you still have time to dye over it if it’s awful for some reason)

    Post # 7
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @MsGinkgo:  Cutting is much more risky to me than color – once you cut, it’s not fixable, and I have had less than ideal cuts (although no horror stories). I have never had any problems with color, I ask for a more advanced student when I make the appt and pay the $5-10 upgrade. But if you wanna pay 3x the amount for a pro, that’s not ridiculous, just expensive. Just in my mind, the hierarchy is pro (expensive) > student (less expensive) > me (cosmetology fail).


    Post # 8
    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have bleached and dyed my own hair for nearly 30 years! omg I am OLD!..lol…I was blonde for most of those years and for the last couple years I wanted reddish brown…and I love it!! Totally suits me and get so many compliments…people are always surprised that it comes out of a box that you do yourself at home…so to answer your question: I will be dying my own hair probably 2 weeks before the wedding to make sure no roots but also to let it wear in a little..I dont see any reason to change what works for me:)

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