I want colorful hair. What is the process?

Lightening your hair is the first step to achieving any shade of the rainbow. Depending on how light your hair gets, as well as your color history, this will determine what colors are possible. Sometimes multiple sessions are necessary to get to your goal. 

Virgin hair

Virgin hair is hair that has not been processed with color. It is completely natural. If you colored your hair six months ago and it has faded out, the color is technically still in your hair and it is not considered virgin hair. 

Color treated

If your hair has been treated with permanent color, getting to vivids can be tricky depending on what was used. If you used box color, the journey is far more unpredictable and may take longer to get to your goal because of the terrible ingredients and metallic salts that are in the box color. You will likely be looking at a color correction which will run you $100 per hour. Consultations are always free if you have more questions about this.


How do I care for my new color at home?

I highly recommend limiting your hair washing to once or twice a week. This can be made easier with a little help from dry shampoo. You will also want to avoid hot water directly on your hair as it will fade the color faster and it's best to avoid too much sun exposure. You can also request a colored shampoo or conditioner to use at home to deposit color when you wash.


How much does it cost to get vivid hair color?

The cost can vary person to person. For your first appointment, expect a minimum of $295 but this price can go up depending on what needs to be done and how much color we will need to use. Remember, consultations are always free and I am happy to give you a ball park estimate and figure out a way to work within your budget.


What hair color products do you use and will they damage my hair?

I use all Pulp Riot hair color. It is vegan and cruelty free and made with quinoa, which is very good for your hair. This vivid color line acts like a treatment on its own. With all lightening processes, I offer a complimentary Olaplex treatment. Olaplex is used during the process, in the lightener, to help repair the protein bonds in the hair as they are being broken. This will help your hair much feel softer and healthier after a lightening process.