Post # 1
I get my hair highlighted and the last time I went the lady went crazy with the blond, so now I have some major roots (my original hair color is brown). I don’t really have the extra money to get highlights done right now as I was going to do it a week or so before the wedding. Would it be ok if I did all over color right now to get rid of the roots for the next 2 months and then get the highlights done as I originally planned? I have colored my hair myself in the past- so I am not worried about messing that up.
Have you went from highlights to all over color and then back to highlights before?
Post # 3
Are you coloring dark brown? I think that would be fine. But I’d try doing a test spot to see how long you might need to leave the color in.
I rarely spend money on getting my hair done but everytime i’ve gotten highlights I’ve gotten them way lighter than I wanted and end up putting coloring all over to darken my highlights and give them a more natural look.
Post # 4
I am going to go with dark blond. Then I think when I get highlights again- the lighter blond will stand out against the darker blond!
Post # 5
Make sure you find out what you want – and how to communicate it and whether or not the stylist is capable of it!! or it can be frustrating, expensive, or downright disastrous…
In the past year, I went from light brown color with blonde highlights done by a stylist in a salon to all-over medium brown color from a box done by me at home. It took all year to finally look like a consistent brown since the highlights were really light. I liked it – here’s what I looked like at Christmas:
But I wanted to start finding a stylist for my wedding, so at the end of the year (New Years), I went to a salon and got all-over medium brown permanent dye…I hated it. Here’s me at New Years just hours after the salon (oh, and she insisted on straightening it, like curly hair was ugly 🙁
So I went back this weekend and had her add highlights. I ended up with streaks, so I think I hate that too…. I currently have a poll up with a picture – check it out: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/hair-help-highlights-or-tiger-stripes Thank goodness I didn’t wait until closer to the wedding!
I will probably go find another stylist in a week or two to blend this better for me. OR I might just go back to doing all-over medium brown myself and save hundreds of dollars again!
Let us know how it goes – post pics! And if it works out, tell us how you communicated it to the stylist so maybe we’ll have better luck, too 🙂
Post # 6
I urge you to be careful with self coloring/highlighting. As the daughter of a cosmetologist, I’ve seen the disasters! Be very very careful! A nice salon will charge you three times more to fix a self-color gone wrong!
Post # 7
@Lolasmomma: You could definitely get rid of the highlights that way as long as you’re using a dark enough colour. Maybe try applying it to the highlighted part first, then apply to roots after 15 mins or so to ensure the evenness of colour.
You might (probably will) run into problems when you go back to get highlights since at-home colour is notoriously hard to lighten (in comparison with salon formulas)… some brands are easier than others. I’m no chemist but word on the street is to stay away from loreal (especially feria). Garnier colour should be okay and nice n easy is one of the better ones too.
Of course, when you go back to get highlights tell your stylist what kind of dye you used.
If you want to be safe I’d recommend just using a semi-permanent type of product that gradually washes out until you can get the highlights redone.