I Am A Hairdresser....Ask Me Anything

Okay, so I'm not only a hairdresser, I am also mum of two boys and I love to listen (and talk!) but I do have my own salon and very much enjoy helping people with their hair questions (and sometimes their hair catastrophies!).  Give it a go. If I don't know, I'll say I don't know and help you find the answer.

est941 est941
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527 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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Hi I have bleach blonde hair and had pink fudge semi permenent hair colour put on I try ed washing as much out as possible and now left with pink stained hair I want to go back blonde please help

My hair is naturally a medium blonde. Every time I dye it light blonde or even medium blonde to match it when it grows out, the roots look orange. It eventually looks more natural but I'm not wanting to wait this time after I dyed it light blonde. Can I just dye it again...maybe an ash blonde to get rid of it? I usually dye ash blonde because of this but the ladies at Sally's convinced me adding these little packets would keep it from being too brassy or have a red tint.

I had nice salt and pepper hair. My hairdresser was supposed to do some low lights" instead I got an armed brown rinse. I hate t but my husband is not happy. What can I do

Hi my friend has recently had ombré done to her hair but she has bleeding at the roots. I am not sure. How would you fix this? With applying bleaching? Or darking over the roots? What would be the best way to fix this. If you could apply back to me that would be great .

Please help me :(
One of my friends graduated from cosmetology school and has been doing hair for about a couple of months.
Anyways, I have dark brown hair, I wanted an ombre with brown on the top and caramel on the bottom..
So, she bleached all of my hair, dyed the bottom blonde and gave me a medium brown for the top.. But it's not blended in at all, just looks like my roots are growing out.

I want to just make the problem go away by dying it with a box dye, I want to go back to dark brown.. But I've read that my hair would turn green?! I'm scared and don't know what to do.. And I have to be in a wedding next Saturday! Help!

I am an aspiring cosmetologist and have a client who has in the past couple of weeks dyed her hair purple and wants to go back to her natural hair color with highlights which is a light brown. My question for you is would I use bleach to take out the color or do a color correction to take out the purple hair?

My roots are 100% gray and my ends are dark brown. I want to dye my roots medium brown how do I get the whole head to match?

Hello! I had my hair colored 3 days ago professionally done at a salon. I colored my hair a red color and had it darker at the roots and to go into a lighter shade of a red. It looks fabulous at the salon, but 3 days later the red looks more orange as if I'm a leprechaun and it seems like the lighter shade is like a dirty blonde color. I can't go back to the same place for a color correction because they close during the week while I'm still at work and then this weekend I have a wedding I have to be at. I will have to get corrected elsewhere.

Can I potentially ask the salon for w partial refund? I'm not looking to get all my money back because realistically I know they can't do that, but I feel very unhappy that my hair is already fading and is down right drab.

Hi! About every 4 months I have high/low lights put in, no base, with about 75-80% low-lights. Low lights are supposed to be ashy-ish, to match my own hair color. This time she made the low lights a brassy-ish color w/lots of thick yellow stripes...and she told me this is what she always does! Not true. I always tip this girl (Tammy) really well and her response & my hair are breaking my heart! Shari

I'm naturally a dark brunette but starting to grey. I colored my hair yesterday attempting to go dark blonde and it turned red! Help! What do I do???

yesterday my hairdresser colored my hair but it didn't cover the gray (unsure if brand not working on hair anymore or bottle was bad). She advised me to get bottle of color and add to shampoo that way each time I shampoo hair it will add color, but another person told me buy bottle of color and developer add 2 ounces developer and ounce of color. put on hair and leave it for a bit, I left it on for 6 minutes is that long enough or will it wash out right away, person in store said to leave on 45 minutes. I didn't want it real dark, right now it looks pretty good darker then I really wanted but okay. How soon will it start washing out, or should I have left on longer

Hello 😊 I'm doing a girls hair tm I've done a few peoples and they loved it but I'm a little inexperienced and need advice the woman that wants me to do her hair is going to Sally's tm to pick up what she needs she has a yellow blond hair but her roots are like a light brown she is wanting them touched up with some brown lowlights I want to do it in one session instead of washing and adding....my questions is what products does she need to pick up tm thank you😊

Hi, my name is angel and I have naturally black hair I've had black dye put on my hair for s long time. I went to Sally's and got the highlift cherry red for dark hair only and my hair doesn't even look like I did anything to it. What can I do since I just supposable dyed it yesterday ? Can I bleach it or will that kill my hair since I out s color on and it didn't take

I got ombre hair done the other day. Brown to blonde. They used bleach for the ends as my hair was dyed before. It came out brassy so they used toner. They say they couldn't use anymore bleach to get it any blonder. I realised when she cut it that they didn't put the blonde high enough up my hair so it is just at the very ends. I was wondering if they come to dye it higher up my hair next time, will the ends just snap off or will the break of a few weeks stop that happening?

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I have av question regarding coloring new growth that is partially Gray. My hair is naturally a dark ash blonde. When I have tried to just cover Gray with a dark ash blonde (Sally's beauty color with a 10 or 20 vol developer) I always geta coppery tinge. I hate it and can't figure it out.

So I'm going blonde the hair near my scalpt seems to take the color but my mid hair to the ends stayed brown how can I fix this

My hair is great and blue in some parts, I bleached it at home, how much would it cost to make my entire hair ash brown at a salon?

I'm trying to decide what I wanna down with my hair. I'm naturally a light redish brownish and I'm thinking I want more red and blonde maybe a little lavander. Suggestions? Any idea on cost at a high end salon?

My hair was a fiery copper but more orange and I didn't like it so the hairdressers put on a dark brown and now it's like a very dark auburn. I however, would like it so be more like Jessica chastains colour or Isla fisher. But I can't afford salon colours. What colour numbers are best to use for at home dye and I am I better off dying it blonde before so the colour is lighter? Many thanks

Hiya was wondering iv got dyed black hair and I want to go a few tunes lighter to a deep cherry red could a hair dresser do this ?

Does anyone actually reply?

I haven't seen any.

Hi I have a question I want to dye my hair a purple blue..currently now I have an ombre blonde on bottom and a dark brown on top Will my hair turn green? and once blue how hard will be to take the blue out if wanted a color change thanks!!

Not hard go to Sally or beauty products store and ask them about a color stripping product that should take out the blue or go get that part done at a salon

Hi can you help I got extensions applied but befor I did I got blonde highlights but my hair on top seems more blonder then the bottom sometimes s I see yellow tones .. What can I do could I put all over toner to get it all the one colure

I'm having the same issue I look like a natural blonde now but my bottom hair won't go with the flow it's actually way darker I stripp the color before starting the blonde process and the bottom isn't cooperating I just might cut it all off

How much will it cost to dye my dark brown hair cherry red with black roots

I'm a white girl and I have naturally blonde hair and it is mid length. Could I put black color full sew in ? Would it work without showing my blonde?

It might show unless you go to a professional that person might have some tricks up her sleeve

I have medium brown hair color. I bleached parts of my hair to do peekaboos. Now I want to do a balayage ombre. How do I make the transituon from bleached peekaboos to a balayage ombre?

Hi! I'm wanting to change my ombre, its a medium brown to caramel/gold. I want to change the caramel/gold to a dark grey/ bluish color. I don't want to use bleach and I want to be able to just put the color on without changing the brown. I'm probably not explaining this well, sorry for that. I've only ever done streaks.

I'm using my bfs account lol

This is going to be hard but use the gray on the blonde with aluminum foils someone else should really do this for you

I've been highlighting my hair for the last year and it's turned blonde in many areas and now it's like a brassy blonde area can't even see highlights anymore I want to diet back brown but the hairdresser say no

My hair was dyed bleach blonde. I tried to add light ash blonde over it. Well it turned my hair dark purple. I tried to tone it down now it's grey. What can I do???

Go to a professional

My lowlights turned gold, what is the process to turning them light brown ?

Use a toner

I bleached my roots which came out perfect blonde but now my prebleqched hair looks orange can I tone all my blonde will it help with the longer parts

Hello, I had an ombré darker roots to blond ends, I had my hairdresser put in blond highlight two days ago & hate the way it came out! It's brassie, still dark at the top & it's my birthday weekend... :( what can I do to fix this?

I all ways go for blonde highlights with red for a hair color so wondering if red highlights and plum hair colour would stay in longer.

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She has blonde hair but her roots are dark and she wants Burgundy do I have to bleach her roots

I bleached my hair then put a blonde dye on top and some parts have gone green I'm now putting ketchup on it as read that it will get rid of the green it won't dye the rest of my hair pink will it ???

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Hello I am also a hairdresser. For the longest time my mom has used box dye to dye her hair. One day she decided she wanted to go lighter, she bleached her hair and gave herself a chemical haircut! After that she finally allowed me to give her a proper dye job once her hair got a bit healthier. But once again she grew impatient with the upkeep(I was living far away) and decided to throw 99 cent store black box dye (level 1) all over her head! So a couple days ago for Christmas she told me she wanted me to get her a light caramel blonde/brown color (level 8), I told her for the health of her hair that the lightest we should go would be a level 4, but she was once again stubborn and against all my advice decided to do a color remover followed by a full head bleaching, and when that was unsuccessful colored her whole head a level 5, which just left her with a light orange level 7 or 8 roots, and patches of red levels 5-2. Her hair feels fried! I want to help her, she FINALLY realizes she should listen to my professional advice, but I really want to fix her hair, I'm sad how it came out and would like to help her but I don't know A.) How long I should let her hair rest before doing anything to it B.) If I should just color it all one dark color or C.) let her hair rest, bleach a little of the dark, tone it and give her a reverse ombre so she can have a little of the light color that she wants. I mean she has a good inch to inch and a half of leven 7/8, so I was thinking I could just bleach some parts (not very much), and even out the color to something less patchy. I would really appreciate your professionalife opinion because I am feelin overwhelmed! Thank you so much!

I always dye my hair plantium blonde they didn't have the born blonde max that I use so I got a little darker color and my ends have a blue grey looking tint to it. What should I do?

I recently bleached my hair and I'm trying to make it silver
After toning my hair looks horrible and have no idea how to even it out, some bits are silver, others are this disgusting brown..how can I fix this?

I would really like to hear your answers for these questions, because I'm in a bit of a rut with my hair also. Please Answer soon so we can get our colours back!!

Thank you

Hi! I recently did a diy balayage. I first had to color my whole head to medium brown and then I used a frost and glow kit and a dye brush to apply the balayage look. It turned out great except the blonde was just a little brassy so I then mixed 1/2 wella t11 and 1/2 t18 toner with a cream 20 volume developer. The highlighted parts of my hair are now not as light as id like them to be ☹ is there anything I can do without damaging my hair too much?!

Hi! Okay so I have dark brown hair but recently died it an auburn red with brighter red highlights. The highlighted pieces have faded and I wanted to get them back to the vibrant red. So my question is can I put more vibrant hair color on all of my hair with it only really coloring the more bleached, highlight pieces? I wanted to use a toner but sallys didn't have that.

Hello, i have just had a hair disaster at the salon :( this morning my hair was medium brown with blonde highlights i visited the salon this afternoon after my consultation feeling excited about changing to burgandy purple i was reassured during my consultation that my hair would take really well to this colour and not to worry about my blonde highlights as all it would be was that the burgandy purple would be a little brighter on these so the stylist applied the dye and i sat feeling excited for the end result, i need not have bothered as the end result was patchy dark brown :( i felt like crying, expressing my dissatisfaction i was then to be told my colour hadnt turned out because i had blonde highlights so she contradicted herself from the consultation, i am going back tomorrow for them to correct this by putting a 'refresher' on i do not have much faith in her at all. Do you have any advice on my predicament? Many thanks. Claire

I went to my stylist to get my usual brown base with blond highlights and decided to add redd highlights too..well it all turned a terrible pinkish color! She put Windex on it to take some of the pink out..it still looks terrible..I go back today and I think she is just going to try to put blond highlights in it..I know this so t solve the problem..what should I do? Just go a darker all one color? :(

Hello could u advise me please I pit an ash blonde toner over my hair as it was too brassy but I don't like it it's too ashy could I put a golden blonde toner over it to make it warmer

Hello, I went to the hairdressers this morning to get my hair died, when she washed my hair it turned out way to light so she dyed it again and its still to light can I put another dye in myself

I have strawberry blonde hair and I've been going to Sallys and walmart buying brown dye and everytime I dye it tge brown comes out weeks later I've used special shampoos was it in cold water, don't wash it for a few days bought pre treatment suppose to help keep color in. Nothing is helping please tell me what I can do for my dye to stay in my hair.

So i bleeched my hair blonde 18 days ago and i need to do my roots and i was thinking of buying a blodeing kit from sallys to propperly tone my hair is it a bad idea

I had bright red hair and decided to put brown over it now I want to go back blonde but I don't know how

I went into the salon wanting blonde highlights in my brown hair. The bleach pulled a gold, orange, copper color. So she tried again and the hair came out the same. So then she put a toner on and my hair and it still looked like a hot mess. I was in there 5 hours. I paid her full price with tip. I told her the next after looking through my hair, that I didn't like it. I went back and she tried again and the same awful color pulled. So she put a dark toner all over my hair, this took 3.5 hours. Once I got home, I looked through my hair and it looks horrible, it's copper and brassy looking. I let her know. I'm going to see her again. Should I feel obligated to pay? She's fixing her mess for the 3rd time. I would go to someone else if I had the money; but I don't. Any advice?

Hey, My natural hair color is a dark brown but I have been a really light blonde for almost 2 years. I wanted to get a different shade of blonde and I showed my hair dresser pictures. She said she understood and we did balayage. Next she toned my hair. She said that I want a goldy blonde. Next thing you know after washing it, it looks the same. So I told her want to go a little bit darker but stilll blonde just different shade. After toning this time, its too dark now.. its like brown blonde which i hate. She advised that we cant bleach because of previous damage and to be safe. How can I make it lighter?? I like ash/beige blondes etc

I went to my hairdresser@ the salon to get my hair dyed. She used the same color as she has the past 2 times but now my hair is brown instead of red. It was left on the same amount of time as it usually is. How could this happen?

Ok I was copper blonde used box dye to golden light brown my roots look great but ends turned grey I guess from being bleached if I use a darker brown will it take how do I fix it

I have naturally red hair. As I've gotten older I've gotten some gray. I turned to the local beauty supply store for help. Asked about covering gray and did what they advised. Their strawberry blonde turned out bright dark red! I'm so distraught and looking for fixes. I don't know what to do. Can you give me some advise?

I am blonde, I decided to get some reddish purple lowlights in my hair, and when she washed it out it faded to my blonde and now my blonde is pink, she washed my hair until my scalp is swore, how can I get the pink tint off my blonde?

I originally had black hair with tons of blonde highlights. I wanted to go blonde all over but ended up with orange hair and patched of bright bright blonde. Could I dye it red should I dyed it all black? Please help

OK so my hairdresser , without my knowledge or approval cut super short layers all over my long hair. She also left roots untouched sporadically throguuhout my hair. What am I supposed to do wig that? And that's just the beginning. Color is wrong. Afraid to dye again bc of condition of hair

I have a natural level 6 (based off of goldwell) I went a 5BG and the swatch didn't have much of any red in it but I ended up a Red brown and I hate it. My natural contributing pigment is light orange so I should have mixed in ash or natural but I didn't. I like the level but not the red. How do I get out the red or cover it up?

Hi ok so my question is how do I avoid hot red roots? Im naturally dark to medium brown and I have dyed hair that is in the red tones but still dark and it has grown out about 2 inches maybe less . so my roots are my natural color and a bit lighter then the rest of my hair. so I want to go even redder this time but my roots always look so much brighter than the rest. Not cute. How can I avoid this & still dye my hair a brighter (but not to bright ) red? I also have some grays in my natural color that's grown out so covering them is a must without having brassy orange or hot roots . Please help me thank you 😃👍🏻

I went to a hair dresser , has dyed myhair 5 years. I have strong gray hair. I like it to be brown occasionally with highlights. After doing this my hair turned red forom roots to 5 inches the rest took the brown . To fix it we had to color it twice more using ash. It is so dark im embarrassed to be seen . What can i do so this doesnt happen again.

My hair is naturally dark brown and this stylist made it red when I asked for caramel highlights. I'm freaking fuming mad. Don't want to wait days to have it fixed. What can I do?

Hi so i just put a colour striper through n it had a buffer so i could dye it again straight away but it had gone a bronzy copper colour willit b ok to put my blonding kit through or will it go a worse colour?

Oh the box did say itl turn it bronzy but uea just wondering if blonding kit b ok

I recently dyed my hair black, and my natural hair color is blonde. One of my friends put some toner in it and its done gotten a little lighter like brown. I want blonde and brown highlights. What do I need to get to do the highlights?

My hair is naturally a dark blonde, so why do my roots come through black after bleaching?

hi i am wondering how my light brown hair would look if i dyed half of it a light blue I was also wondering how much one color costs

I am a natural brunette. But I have had reddish hair for a few months now. And I wanted to go more of a purple tent so I put a dark burgandy that had a purple tent to it last night and I now have black hair. I need help. I look like a ghost :(

Hi i went to the salon friday and had my hair bleach bathed to try go back to my natural colour which is an auburn ginger! About an inch from my roots is very bright i just feel he didn't tone it down enough and now iv washed my hair its even worse! Like bright orange what can i do iv looked up everything people saying try purple shampoo and blue food coloring which iv tried and nothing is working! So unhappy i paid for this dont want to go back feel he will make more of a mess! Please help me I have a wedding to go to Tuesday and i cant go with bright orange hair! X

I have blond hair and dark brown roots. I want to add a Carmel color without turning my hair red. I last used nice&easy 9.5 natural light blond and ended with a light strawberry tone. Any suggestions

My hair is currently a dark brown colour but I want to have my roots a dark colour then go like a dark blonde from the dark bits after my Roots. Do you know roughly how much this would cost?

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If I apply silver hair product to black hair will it look like a dark grey charcoal color??

Will a gold base neutralize pink hair ? I heard that if you dye pink hair with a gold base due it will turn it copper and from there it can be toned. Is that true?

I dyed my hair brown and got black streeks how do I get rid of them

I colored my hair a medium bronze brown and it looks orange I know I should of used an ash but I broke my foot and could not shop around. Anyway I bought a light ash brown can I use that the next day I don't use shampoo often and am aware that coloring your hair is not healthy. I usually use root kits. But I can't live with this orange. I would go to saloon but am out of work because of injury. Please help!

I just got my hair done two days ago... I wanted all over blonde vs the same old partial foils. I like the color however I can't get used to the really blonde roots. I feel like an albino. Does this eventually go away?

Hi I put a sunkiss gel in my hair and it went abut ginger. So I went to the hairdressers and got it highlighted to break up the colour but I'm still not happy with it. My original colour was a dark/dirty blonde and j really want it back what shall I do?

Hi ok I died my hair a burghany purple and it came out almost black I need to get my hair dirty blonde again before school I have 6 days left and I tried a ash blonde but it didn't work pls help me.

hi I have got a blonde ombre on my dirty blonde hair I havnt dyed my root I was just wondering if I went light brown when it grows out will it be like my natural hair colour

oh and I got it done in a hairdressers

sorry forgot to mention my hair is like butt length and I don't want to damage my hair

I wouldn't get it until all the ombre is grown out anyway

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Hi, i d like to know if there is any way possible to tone down my all over copper without ruining my platinum highlights. My natural color is dirty blonde with reddish undertones.I was looking for an all over color as close to my natural color as possible.

I have natural blonde hair but recently for the summer I did the bottom of it pink now I'm going back to school and need it out in 2 days , I hoped it would come out by now but it's still there but faded please I need help !

I have pink hair I'm bleaching it now don't think I put enough can I bleach again in the morning

I had highlights in my hair and I decided that I would go all blonde so I did a bleach bath and my hair came out completely blonde and it was brassy and yellow so I went to sallys and I picked out a ash hair dye to dye over it. It came out purple and grey in some areas and green brown in others what should I do ?

Hi I've died my hair red for years now I'm sick of this colour now and fancy a change I want my hair back to my natural colour in a brunette then dip dyed at the ends a caramel colour would a hairdresser be able to do that with the red in my hair Ihhaven'tdied it red for a few months now ? X

I ombre'd' my hair with bleach and it turned out strawberry blonde but I wanted more of a darker colour, like a light brown? How do I fix this? Thanks

Hi! I have a question. I got my hair dyed and the hair dresser had no listening skills. I ended up with what i didnt want. So now I want to know how i can go from bleached highlights with a dyed base and roots pooing out all the same color. Not my roots one color the base another and highlights another. How can i achive this?

Thank you!

OK so I have light golden brown hair with red / orange undertones. I have alot of blonde grown out highlights and I want to go redviolet all over as light as possible without looking dark. How can I achieve this?

okay, I want a change. I have died my hair twice ever, and have not had a trim for 6 years!! My hair is a light brown, but I would like to go pastel pink (I really meant a change) and I'm open minded, but I want what's best for my hair. Prefferebly would like to stay away from bleaching it. I spent 6 years to get it to my dream length and I wouldn't want to damage it all now considering I take fairly good care of my hair so please fill me in on what I need to know, and what I can do?

I made a huge mistake and had a salon bleach my extremely dark brown hair platinum blond that turned out very yellowy. The yellow color has toned down a lot now that it's been maybe 4 months. I did not go back to have my roots touched up because my hair did NOT like the bleach and now gets dry really fast and is no longer soft after about a day after washing it. I want to grow my natural hair out without cutting it all off but I don't want a two toned mess. PLEASE HELP!