What is a colour correction?

A “colour correction” is meant to fix a colour service that had undesirable results.

A “colour correction” is intended to resolve a colouration service which had unwanted outcomes. Most people can understand that a colour correction is needed for brassy, orange highlights, or at-home colour

Most of the clients can comprehend that a colour correction is necessary for brassy, orange highlights, or DIY colour done at home which had a different outcome.

Something which can seem to be a straightforward fix or normal colour service, however, it seldom so cut and dry.

Some colour corrections could be simple, such as doing a toner to trim gold out, but the others may be triple-process to lift out dark colour. The latter is at which cost and time can radically increase.

Would the dark brownish colour which have been performed by your colourist for years will need to be corrected to achieve the cool blonde high lights? Definitely. Though for the past several years, you’ve already been getting desirable results from your stylist, you want to bear in mind that changing up things could be harder than you believe. From salon perspectives, a stylist only acknowledged a colour-correction service when a client wishes to change the previously coloured hair or virgin hair at least two levels cooler (lighter) or warmer (darker).

What occurs throughout a colour-correction? When hair gets lightened, colour is actually being taken out, not put in.

Unfortunately, other things come out along with the colour, such as protein, leaving the hair damaged. If it needs to be lightened again and again, that’s more structural elements that are being removed, too.

When hair becomes lightened, colour is technically being extracted, and not inserted. Regrettably, other reactions happened together for instances, mineral like protein will also leave the hair resulted in your hair damaged. In case it ought to be lightened over and over, and this further results in more structural minerals being increasing eradicated too.

Those over-zealous stylists will frequently believe that they’re able to execute a colour correction in one single sitting session and eventually it turned out to be your hair structure being so badly damaged that the only real cure is really a big chop of your hair. For prevention of such severe damage, one option is to distribute the hair colour correction service over a few weeks. This will assure you to leave the salon with a simile as your hair still on your head rather than it being disastrously damage within a day.

Your hair may need to be “filled” in unfortunate situation that the hair colour appear too light or the client prefers to have a much darker hues. “Filling” means putting the pigment back in the hair and it is not as easy as finding a colour and apply it on the hair entailing muddy or green colour hair. Upon filling up the hair, it will need to be coloured for at least once more time in order to achieve the perfect colour. The reason that a colour correction service commands a higher service price is because it required a more qualified and technically competent colourist, the amount of time needed is substantial greater than normal colour service and the amount of colour products and mixture needed are much more.


Why do you need to give a heads-up to your stylist about your potential colour-correction?

Even though most colour corrections are not towards that extreme situation, your stylist will have to understand very well what to expect beforehand from client on their chair. In the event that you scheduled one-colour procedure and it ought to be always a four-process colour correction. Thus, this mean that the 2-hour appointment only double in span. In addition to that, the subsequent two hours of her day must be rescheduled with minimal notice. An excellent idea for anybody contemplating a radical shift (view: exactly what a stylist sees being a correction),” or anybody who had an unfortunate encounter with their colour service, would always try to get hold of their stylist even before they start to schedule an appointment with them. So that the colourist can have an image of your present hair colour that the colour correction expectation that your desired. An in-salon appointment for comprehensive consultation might also be needed before your stylist is ready for the colour correction service.


Professional colourist would always have a great variety of potential alternatives in regards to identifying the perfect hair colour formulation for every client. There will be ample of colour products, bleaching agents, toning / glazer and corrective tools to ensure that they have the full capability and resources to deliver the results to the client’s expectation or even exceeding the goals., while safekeeping the integrity and health of their client’s hair. There is a phrase from renowned hair artist, Vidal Sassoon,”If you don’t look good, we don’t look good!”

Nevertheless, many clients knock on us to”mend” what they have failed at home within the span of several months or two years, or a failed colour process by another stylist. In such scenarios, we normally able to locate numerous bands of various shades and tones, irregular re-growth, brassy highlights or faded low-lights across the whole head which will need to be corrected or “evened out”. Afterward, we have to explain to our clients or even to change their mindset that it may take more than a single visit or session to the salon to correct the failed colour that has been done to their hair over the course of weeks, months or even years.

EXAMPLE #1: Before seeking our help, Becky has been using box hair colour at home for quite a few years to cover her grey hair. She knocked on us saying that she wished to return again to her”natural” hair colour, which will be far lighter compared to the existing box colour. Due to the fact that box hair-colour effect is accumulative , it has a tendency to darken with the years, specially the hair endings, and that’s what the majority of men and women will experience when colouring their own hair in home for ages. They had been using exactly the identical colouration box, but their hair only keeps getting darker! Thus the proposed solution to lighten and correct Sally’s hair problem is that a stylist can opt to perform one of the things including but not confined by partial bleach highlights, either all-over bleach or perhaps a colouring remover process before using the salon grade hair colour formula to achieve her natural colour. Depending on which process was done, she could use as much as week or as long as one to three months to observe her preferred outcome. That is a result of the simple fact the all stylist can’t predict with 100% certainty the results of the colour correction as different hair texture will react differently to the bleach or colour remover and the fact that the first time formulating and applying professional hair colour over box hair colour may not give a perfectly accurate result. It also depends upon the health, integrity, strength and porosity of the hair. Hence, the stylist needs to reveal to the client again that what’s been achieved wrongly into the hair within the span of months or even years can require more than 1 trip to the salon to improve.