February 9, 2022
Tips for Dying Your Hair for the First Time
You have never dyed your hair and you aren’t sure what to do with it. You have so many questions bubbling up things like:
- What will happen to my hair if I color it?
- What colors should I pick?
- What are my options in general?
- Can I use my normal hairstylist?
- Do I set up a consultation for my hair?
Dying your hair for the first time can be incredibly nerve-racking but don’t worry David Pressley is here to help and guide you through the process. Let’s start with the fun topic. What color should you dye your hair? In the cosmetology community “virgin hair”, it’s rare to find and so much more fun to color. That’s right, it's lots of fun to dye new hair.
When you are starting out dying/coloring your hair you want to think about your current shade and how often you want to dye it.
If you are thinking you just want to test the waters with dying your hair, you would want to go no more than 2 shades lighter or darker than your current hair color. So for instance, if you are 7NA blonde, (which is pretty light) you’d only go a few shades up or down the scale.
If you are not up for the ever 6 to 8 weeks think about a balayage dying. You can usually go lighter this way too but you’d only be doing some of your hair versus all of it. This is incredibly popular and can give you a beautiful sun-kissed look.
A big item you also want to consider is setting up a consultation. Talk to a professional stylist and see what they say about dying your hair. Maybe you both decide that all-over color isn’t the best option, maybe just a few highlights would be better for you. This way you get an expert opinion on what you should do.
Your hairstylist or colorist will also chat with you about all of your questions/concerns on hair dying.
If you’d love to learn more about options of coloring your hair or learning how to color others’ hair please contact David Pressley School of Cosmetology for more information. We love taking care of beauty needs and would love to chat with you.
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