(Closed) Please help me communicate better with my hairstylist!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory

@ImaStarr:  i can see the red in your hair, but i do see what you are talking about with it not being the same. i think you can pull it off. Emma’s hair is more of a copper red as yours is more brown. here is what i would do. id ask her to lighten up your hair color using either a bleach bath or something that will strip out the old color. tell her you want your hair more of a copper red than a true red color.

your stylist is going to have to remove and lighten your color a couple shades for you to get the shade you are seeking. good luck PS i think you look good with red 🙂

Post # 4
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I see hte red. I think the issue might be that your hair is too dark to look that copper red. Also, I think you might just be ready to do your whole hair instead of just highlights. I do htink that to achieve said color though, you might have to lighten your hair slighty. That is something to discuss wiht your stylist.

GL, and please post pics of what you do to your hair next, preferably in this thread so we have pics to compare it with.

Post # 5
18 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yeah, you definitely will look great in red! She’s probably hesitant to lighten your hair and color it because she doesn’t want to damage it. I had a stylist tell me that red is tough because it takes a lot of “stuff” to get there and upkeep. It’s your head though so I would tell the stylist that you’re willing to really go for it if you’re ok with doing a bit of damage.

Post # 6
1781 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Red is challenging to keep.  I’ve got very dark, thick hair and salon reds fade after just 3 weeks, and that’s with the red shampoo & conditioner, and only shampooing every other day.  And I’ve been to numerous salons, thinking that the stylist was the problem.  Nope, it’s just that red doesn’t stick very well.  Keep in mind if she lightens your hair that much, when the red fades in a few weeks, you’ll be left with brassy highlights.  Are you willing to get it done every 3-4 weeks?

Post # 7
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@jjfad778:  That was my thought as well.  You picked two really tough colors.  She would probably have to strip your hair and then add the color back but that will change the texture of your hair and if you don’t like it, you’re pretty much stuck with it until it grows out.  Next time you go back show her the pictures and ask why she isn’t going as red as you would like.  A good stylist will tell you whether she is doing this on purpose to save your hair; if she can’t explain it then it’s time to change stylists.

I had a great stylist who refused to color my hair lighter.  I went somewhere else and had it done and it looked awful!  It was not as flattering on me as I thought it would be and my original stylist was right.  Sometimes you have to trust the stylist.

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