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4 important things to know before changing hair colours

26 February; Author: admin

mermaid hairAlways take time and research the colour you are wanting to change to. An actual colour change can be a massive shock; blonde to red, dark brown to platinum, light brown to pastel pink. The key to a stress-free overhaul is to know exactly what you’re in for, what you need to do to maintain it and most importantly is it going to be too much, too soon. You could be setting yourself up for disappointment if you don’t figure this out in your own head first.

Your hair colour needs to be in sync with your skin tone. The colour of your hair can directly compliment or contrast your skin. The right tones look great, where as the wrong ones can make you look sickly or like little Mikey after surgery. The general rule is warmer colour’s suit warmer skin tones and cooler, ashy tones suit cooler skin tones.


Every colour needs a different level of care and colour maintenance regime. It’s such an import lesson to learn but one a lot of people don’t heed. Just because your hair felt great using Tresemme when you where Brunette with  a couple of foils, doesn’t mean it will be suitable for you now you have bright red hair. It’s so important to ensure your treatment regime, leave-in conditioner and even the amount of times you wash your hair every week is consistent with the needs of your new colour. In some cases you might not even be able to heat style your hair as often as you normally would. Be sure to check all these things out when chatting to your hairdresser about making the change and be honest with them about your hair history and preferred way of styling.

Ensure that your hair is in good condition. Depending on the change you are aiming for you are likely to be about to put your hair through a lot of chemical stress. To ensure it’s continued health always prepare your hair for colour using a pre-colour regime of a good treatment and clarifying shampoo. your hair strands need to be in optimal condition before the overhaul otherwise, you may find your hairs condition rapidly deteriorates after colour is applied…or worse, breaks. If your hair isn’t in the best of shape it might be an idea to use Cureplex with your colour to protect the hair from any damage. Our Brisbane Northside hairdressing salons all have Cureplex in stock and can discuss if this option would be suitable to you.

The first look at the colour is always a shock. When hair is wet, it looks darker. Within the first three or four washes, it will change.  A drastic colour change does demand some ‘live-in’ time. If after seeing it back at your seat you’re not sure, always wait till your hairdresser finishes the blow-dry. If after that you are still unsure let us know, go home and give it a couple of days and washes and then gie us a call if you are still un-easy with it.  9 times out of 10 after a day the tones settle down and the client ends up loving their hair. If all else fails, the beauty of hair is that you can go back to the original in a matter of hours using some specialised products.

If you are considering a big change in your hair colour why not come in and discuss it with our team of hairdressers at our ToombulTaigum and Strathpine hair salons on Brisbane’s Northside.

2 Responses to “4 important things to know before changing hair colours”

  1. selina says:

    i would like to have these colours done i have red hair is this possible?? i live at deception bay so strathpine or taigum would be close for me

    • admin says:

      Red hair is actually a great base for fantasy colours depending on the depth. Come and and see Letitia our senior hairdresser at our taigum hairdressing salon for a quote anytime. 🙂

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