What To Ask Your Hairdresser About Hair Colour

Fancy A New Hair Colour?

Find Out What To Ask Your Stylist At Red Hair Salons In Hastings, Battle & Rye

Hair Colour Experts Near Me

If you are thinking of changing your hair colour or fancy updating your current look, then there are plenty of colour trends and techniques to choose from. Of course, it can be a bit daunting working out which hair colour you fancy, so let our hair colour experts in East Sussex help!  Our colour technicians are highly trained and experienced in creating beautiful hair colours and will be happy to explain the complete process to you during a complimentary hair colour consultation.  In the meantime, check our frequently asked questions about hair colour and what to ask your hairdresser!   

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Which Hair Colour Will Suit Me?

During your free hair colour consultation, we can discuss the hairstyle and hair colours you love and come up with a plan for you.  We will take into consideration your face shape, hair type, hair texture, skin tone, eye colour and personal sense of style before recommending a hair colour or hair colours that work for you. 

How Do I Explain The Hair Colour I Want?

Why not show your stylist some photos of the hair colours you like?  Explain what it is that you love about the images. We can help you by asking the right questions which will enable us to come up with some great ideas for your hair.  

Why Do I Need A Patch Test Before Hair Colour?

Thankfully, sensitivity and reactions to hair colour are rare but they can happen at any time.  The reasons for a reaction vary and may include medication changes, illness or hormonal imbalances.  We are a colour responsible salon so it is vital you come in for an Allergy Alert Test at least 48 hours before your hair colour appointment so we can check you are suited to the products we use.  Simply pop in – no appointment is needed – so we can dab a small amount of hair colour to the inside of your elbow to test for a reaction.  

Will You Cut My Hair Before Or After My Hair Colour?

We usually recommend having your hair coloured before your hair cut. 

What’s The Difference Between Balayage & Highlights?

With highlights, we select strands of hair evenly across the head and cover them in colour before wrapping them in foil so the colour can develop.  The result is a more uniform look with evenly placed highlights across your hair. 

Balayage highlights are usually hand-painted vertically throughout your hair so we can place the colour where it will accentuate your hairstyle.  If you are having blonde balayage we will give you a sun-kissed with highlights that look like they have been lightened by the sun’s rays.  Your hair will be slightly darker towards the roots so you end up with a less obvious root regrowth when your hair grows.

I Am Pregnant – Can I Colour My Hair? 

Many women wait until after their first trimester or choose a colour technique that has less contact with their scalp such as highlights or balayage. Please read the official NHS guidelines for colouring your hair when pregnant here.

How Much Will My Hair Colour Appointment Cost? 

The cost of your hair colour will depend on the level of stylist and the colouring technique you choose. View our price list here but do book in for a free colour consultation so we can give you a precise quote for the look you desire.

How Do I Turn My Brown Hair Blonde?

Achieving the perfect blonde hair shade takes expertise so please let one of our hair professionals at Red Hair Salons in Rye, Hastings & Battle help.  We understand the science of hair colour, colour placement and how it will react with your hair type. With hundreds of blonde hair colours to choose from, we can help you get to the perfect blonde shade but any complete hair colour transformation such as brown to blonde will take time.  We can explain the complete process and timings during your consultation. 

Do You Offer Pastel Hair Colours?

We love getting creative with hair colour and can create just about any hair colour you fancy! 

Book A Hair Colour Appointment At Red Hair Salons In Battle, Rye & Hastings

Book an appointment by calling our hairdressing salons in East Sussex on the numbers below.  See you soon!

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