Colouring Your Hair For The First Time? What You Need To Know

Your Hair Colouring Questions Answered by Smith & Smith Salon in Loughborough

Sometimes we get fed up with our natural hair colour and fancy a complete makeover, whilst for some their natural hair colour is fantastic, until it starts fading or getting grey hairs. We understand it can be daunting when considering a hair colour change, especially for the first time, so we try here to answer the most common hair colouring questions our stylists get asked by clients..

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You Must Have a Skin Allergy Test Smith & Smith Salon in Loughborough

We can only offer hair colouring to men and women over the age of 16 at Smith & Smith Salon in Loughborough. You must come in for a quick skin test at least 48 hours prior to your first colour appointment to test for allergies to the colour range we use. We simply dab a small amount of colour on your wrist or behind your ear and, if there has been no reaction within 48 hours, we can go ahead with colouring your hair for the first time.

We will not be able to colour your hair without a record of a skin test.

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Which Hair Colour Should I Choose For My First Time

Our expert colourists love working with “virgin hair, which is simply hair that has never been coloured before. We recommend that you book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation with a stone colour expert first so we can help you find the perfect hair colour for you based on your needs, whether that is some highlights, grey coverage or a bold hair transformation.

Balayage For Natural Looking Hair Colour

If you would rather have a more natural-looking hair colour, you should ask your Smith & Smith colour expert for a balayage colouring service. Balayage is a technique where colour is hand-painted onto certain sections of the hair, your roots are “stretched” out, with a lighter colour towards the ends. It has been the the most popular hair colouring technique for the last few years!

Blend Away Your Greys or Boost Your Natural Colour

If you love your natural hair colour, but want it to look more vibrant and rich, or to blend any newly developed grey hairs, you could consider adding in some highlights or lowlights. With several highly trained colour technicians in our Loughborough salon, we have the expertise can find a shade or shades that will compliment your natural hair colour and blend away greys seamlessly for a natural look. 

Bright & Bold Hair Colours

Bright hair colours are less for punk teens and more for anyone who wants to turn heads these days! If you’ve not had your hair coloured before and want to really make a statement, why not go all out with a bright hair colour? Think bright blues, deep purples or pastel shades like lilac and soft pinks?

Will My Hair Colour Be Permanent?

Temporary hair colour – Many first time hair colour clients find it less intimidating to use a temporary hair colour for their first time. This colour will wash out after a few shampoos. 

Semi-permanent hair colour – Semi-permanent hair colour will fade wash out later than temporary hair colour, it is ideal for a colour boost or to hide a few grey hairs.

Permanent hair colour – Permanent hair dye works by lifting the cuticles along the hair shaft and depositing the colour deep within each hair strand, hair can be lightened or darkened with permanent hair colour. Your roots will need touching up every six to eight weeks.

Caring For Your Coloured Hair

Now that you’ve had your hair coloured for the first time, you should make sure you treat it properly so that it stays looking salon fresh and fabulous. We would always suggest an in-salon treatment such as OLAPLEX to be applied during the colour process. Ask your Smith & Smith colour specialist about the best hair treatment products we provide. 

If your hair has been lightened, we highly recommend using a silver shampoo to neutralise brassiness and keeping your blonde hair looking vibrant and glossy. For darker hair colours we can recommend the perfect professional hair care products for your chosen hair colour, type and texture. 

Book Your First Hair Colour Appointment at Smith & Smith Salon in Loughborough

We offer an impressive range of hair colouring techniques and services at our Loughborough hair salon. You can book in for a complimentary hair consultation or book an appointment by calling our hair colour salon in Loughborough or book online using the pop up button to the side of this page. 

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