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What is Colour Correction?

Everybody Makes Mistakes

There is nothing worse when it comes to colouring your hair at home than expecting certain results and being left with, what some might describe as, nothing short of a catastrophe. This may seem a little dramatic for something like hair colour but at your local Bristol hair salon we know that having beautiful, healthy, and vibrant hair is something for you to take pride in.

A hair mishap with home hair colour could be the result of many scenarios, you could leave the colour in for too long or not long enough, you could choose a shade that is just not meant for your hair, or you could get the perfect shade and end up missing half of your hair, when it comes to colouring your hair at home these are just a few of the risks you are taking - not to mention the potential damage.

When you find yourself in a situation where your hair colour has turned out less than ideal, the natural instinct is to go into panic mode, but you need to know that it is not the end of the world and your hair can in fact be saved with colour correction.

So, what exactly is colour correction?

What is Colour Correction?

You can find colour correction on the list of services offered at your local hair salon in Bristol. Colour correction is the act of repairing or fixing any unwanted results of chemical hair processing. Colour correction could involve toning out brassiness, making your hair darker or lightening it further to achieve the initially desired results.

Colour correction is really exactly as it sounds, taking a colour mishap and fixing it to give you the hair of your dreams. If you are paying good money to achieve the results you want there is no reason not to get them.

How Does Colour Correction Work?

There are a few different methods that your local Bristol hair salon might use in order to correct your hair colour mishap, these include bleaching, toning and/or colouring. Let’s talk about what each method is used for.

Colour Correction by Bleaching

When it comes to lightening your hair, the only real solution is to go the bleach route. Bleach can make the darkest hair colours lighten, but it could also cause significant damage to the hair, especially when not applied properly, such is the case at home.

Bleach works by stripping the hues and colours out of your hair and lifting it to the lightest shade possible. If you are left with a brassy tone after your bleach job, it is very likely that the bleach was not left on long enough to fully strip the colours from the strands. Bleaching can be very harsh on your hair, and it is strongly recommended that you leave it to the professionals at your local hair salon in Bristol.

Colour Correction by Toning

Hair toner is used to correct unwanted brassy tones and create cooler blonde or light brown shades. Toner will be used after a not so pleasant bleach job and the shade of toner will depend on the result you are going for. If you are looking to achieve a cooler or platinum style blonde, you will be opting for a purple toner whereas if you are looking to correct a more orange shade in your brown hair you should go with a blue toner.

Colour Correction by Colouring

Colouring your hair is often the least damaging method of hair correction. This method works if the goal is to correct the colour by making it darker. If you are correcting a bleach job gone wrong, then it will likely take two sessions in order to achieve your desired results, the first session will be to fill the hair with the desired shade and the second session will be to apply another layer of colour to the ends and give the hair more vibrance and depth. Ask your local hair salon in Bristol which method is best for you.

Why Does Colour Correction Cost So Much?

To put it simply, colour correction is not cheap.

It is a specialised service, and it requires highly trained professionals to get the job done properly.

Colour correction is not something you want to mess around with, once your hair has been damaged the worst thing to do is try to fix it yourself and continue to damage it. If you want the job done right, the best thing to do is to consult a professional and let them get your hair back to it’s healthy state. If you are in need of colour correction services, reach out to your local hair salon in Bristol and we will be happy to help.


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