Hair Colour Questions

Hair Colour Questions

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I’ve never had my hair coloured by you before, can you do it today?

No, an allergy alert test is required between 2-7 days prior to your first colour appointment with me. Unfortunately, tests carried out by other hairdressers or by other colour brands are not permitted.

What is a Allergy Allert Test and why do I need one?

Allergy alert tests must be carried out before I can provide any colour service a minimum of 48 hours before your colour is applied.

To find out more about allergy alert testing and how it can now be carried out remotely click here

This MUST be carried out for safety and insurance reasons and no colour service can be carried out without an allergy alert test.

I’ve coloured my hair lots of times do I still need an Alergy Alert Test?

Yes, unless I have coloured your hair personally in the last 6 months an allergy alert test must be carried out.

Should I contact you to talk about colour before booking a consultation?

Yes, its always a good idea to have a chat over Whatsapp 07511757133 before meeting for a consultation appointment,

I will ask you for the following things:

A few up to date pictures of your hair in good lighting

THREE (yes always 3) inspiration images of the type of look you would like to achieve

A FIVE-year history (unless your hair is above your shoulders then 3 is ok) of what has been done to your hair both professionally and with home hair colour, please include everything you can, hair doesn’t lie and we don’t want to end up with any nasty surprises whilst colouring.

Do I need a consultation before I have a colour?

A face to face consultation is normally needed especially if it is your first appointment with me. This is to ensure the colour you desire can be achieved on your hair, to quote an accurate price and book an appropriate time slot.

If you are a regular client and we have discussed your colour options previously this may not be needed.

What will happen during my colour consultation?

I will determine what colour is required to achieve the look you would like and how we will get there.

I will often take a test piece by cutting out a very small section of your hair.

I will then be able to book an appropriate appointment for you and let you know the best way to create the look you want.

I will also advise you on what colours will suit you and work alongside you to come up with a colour plan that suits both you and your lifestyle.

Do I have to pay for a consultation?

Yes, there is a charge of £25 for a consultation, however, if you decide to go ahead and book a colour £25 will be taken off of your final bill.

I’m unsure what I want/what suits me can you help?

Yes of course I can, I have been colouring hair for many years and would discuss this with you fully during the consultation.

What is an K18 colour upgrade service?

K18 is a revolutionary product that I add to any colour service, it keeps your hair strong and healthy by actually repairing the hair as it’s coloured.

This is a fantastic service to add to your colour but is especially needed when lightning hair.

Help! I’ve coloured my hair the wrong colour can you correct it?

It’s ok, you can relax, there is probably something that can be done to help you. I would need to have a consultation and see your hair but we should be able to correct it depending on the condition and the desired effect.

Do you do Balayage?

Yes, I do! 

It is worth remembering that not all images you see labelled “balayage” are actually what they say they are.

Balayage is a natural look that can build up lightness over time.

Balayage is a French word for sweeping, this means the lightner is painted onto the hair using a sweeping technique. It creates a natural look and you do not get as much lightness as you would by traditionally foiling the hair.

Sometimes I create a “balayage effect” for a lighter look than you could get with traditional balayage by foiling the hair using a babylight technique followed by a colour melt which blends the root area to the ends from a darker to lighter shade. 

You can see many examples of traditional balayage and balayage effect in the Colour Work section of my portfolio or on Instagram @sarahdaglishhair

Should I have a full head colour or highlights?

There are advantages to having either depending on the look you want to achieve. Some looks require highlights and some require a full head of colour, whereas others can be made up of both. When you have your consultation I can advise you which option is best for you. When it comes to hair colouring there is most definitely not one rule that fits all!

Do you keep up to date with the latest trends?

Yes! I love to learn, I am constantly learning, going on courses and follow so many other hairdressers on Instagram! I am state registered, a member of the freelance hairdressers association and have partnered with Kevin Murphy, K18 and Olaplex so I can keep on top of the latest trends within the industry.

How do I book a colour appointment?

If you haven’t had a hair colour with Sarah before you will need to book in for a consultation and allergy test, You can either book online,  text on 07511757133 or email and request an appointment or consultation.