This is Why A Trial Run is A Good Idea

posted 3 months ago in Beauty
Post # 16
4872 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

mnk88 :  problem is that a toner in a shade deeper is not going to be enough to cover such strong red pigment and will wash out after a few shampoos., Even w sulfate free products. 

Good luck, OP.

Post # 17
2477 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

teamroro :  I would be honest and let her know this isn’t what you wanted. She should fix it for free or additional charge. This happened to me before and my stylist did not want to leave me unsatisfied.  She had me come back when in after giving my hair time to process and redid it how I wanted it. Hair dying and styling is not cheap. You should get what you wanted and paid for.

Post # 19
3731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

teamroro :  You showed her the inspiration pic right? I would be clear not to say “it’s different from what I envisioned” and actually say something like  “it is very different from the picture I showed you. You said you could recreate this look, but the color is very different from what I asked you for”.

Post # 20
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

You really pull off red well, it looks good on you!! 

I recently had my first balayage done as well (though not for a wedding) and my inspiration photos were just like yours. I, too, have dark brown hair with a bit of auburn in the sun and while I had a rather new stylist do my hair, he made sure to consult with other more experienced stylists about the color and amounts of toner he used to avoid flat out red (I couldn’t pull of red!). Your stylist definitely didn’t know about toner turning out much more red than planned and I would definitely insist they “fix” the color and hopefully you don’t have to pay a full amount again since your hair looks nothing like your inspiration photos. 

This is how mine turned out and, I suspect, what you might want to pursue for your wedding: 

Post # 21
6180 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

teamroro :  you are gorgeous! And that color, while striking, looks nothing like the rich deep browns and auburns you were going for. I hope you’ll keep us posted on how all of this evolves.

On the bright side, your skin looks like it’s a perfect creamy olive tone to pull off the colors you wanted as well as the colors you got!

Post # 23
4872 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

teamroro :  does she work at a salon with different stylists? As horrible as it sounds it’s best to call the salon personally and ask the owner to have it fixed by another hairdresser. Believe me, they will prefer to keep you as a client and make you happy rather than lose you.

Post # 24
847 posts
Busy bee

Read your recent update- I’d still have the salon fix it free of charge. Maybe take it up with management? The stylist clearly over processed your hair and did not properly tone it. I have natural almost black hair with red undertones and processing does this to me. Your inspirational pic would have taken up less processing time- it looks like the stylist uplifted your color by a few levels vs 1-2 from the inspirational pic.

Post # 25
7813 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t know anything about this but I would take those two photos from your last update and show it to a manager at the salon. If someone as clueless about hair coloring as me can tell she fucked up…then yeah …they need to make this right. Whether by having another stylist fix it for free or just giving you a refund! 

Post # 26
6657 posts
Bee Keeper

It’s not really even close to what you asked for but damn, you have beautiful hair no matter what color it is! I know my stylist would correct it at no charge.

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