There’s no reason to be worried about coloring your hair on your own. Color expert Estelle Baumhauer, Color Director at eSalon.com, an online company that provides personalized, custom blended home hair color, shares her professional tips for the best DIY hair color:
1. Color selection
Choose a hair color within 2 shades of your natural color. Colors outside of this range could look unflattering and unnatural on you.
2. Read the instructions
Always read your instructions thoroughly before you apply color. Make sure you’re clear on the correct length of time to leave the color on your hair and other details. Some companies, such as online custom blended hair color provider eSalon.com, actually personalize your instructions to your hair, so they’ll be different from the generic box colors.
3. Make good sections
The biggest trick to achieving an even, professional application is sectioning your hair and coloring one section at a time. For the best application, start by parting your hair all the way down the middle. Then make a horizontal part just behind your ear and trace it all the way across. Clip each of the 4 regions away from each other, and you’re ready to color!
4. Provide coverage
It can be very helpful to drape an older, dark towel over your shoulders and on the floor. This way, if color drips (which tends to happen despite your best intentions), you won’t have to worry about damaging your clothing or the floor.
5. Enlist help
This may not be possible all of the time, but a helping hand from a partner, teenager, or friend can make it much easier to ensure an even coloring, especially in the back sections.
6. Start with roots, then ends
Always apply color to the regrowth (or roots) first. If you’re doing an allover application, color the ends right after the roots. The “ends” means all of the hair below the regrowth at your scalp. (So it’s not just the very end, but the whole length of hair that is previously colored).
After your hair color application, follow up with a moisturizing, color safe conditioner. This will help seal in the new color and prevent fading. It also adds healthy shine to your locks.
Breakthrough Home Hair Color Solution
eSalon.com is a young company that’s ruffling the feathers of hairstylists across the country. eSalon’s Color Director Estelle Baumhauer says: “Outraged colorists tell me, ‘You’re going to put us out of business!’”
They’re outraged because eSalon provides high quality home hair color at an affordable price, under the guidance of salon professionals.
Clients just log onto the site and a team of colorists is there for a personal consultation. Then they blend your color based on over 2,000 color options. The personalized pigment even has your name on the bottle, because it’s made for only you.
For the ultimate convenience, the order is delivered to your doorstep for under $20. Compare that to the $100-plus price tag local hairdressers charge!
Right now, first time customers can get a full color kit for just $9.95 by visiting www.eSalon.com. Try it now!