Graham West On Colour Correction.

As the light changes and our skin becomes more tanned our hair colour can suddenly seem too light or too dark but there is always a remedy suggests Graham West.

The continued application of colour, without proper professional care, can lead to the problem of colour build-up. It’s the number one problem that clients who have previously coloured their hair at home ask us to resolve. Typically, their colour will have become darker and darker over time, leaving their hair flat, dull and lifeless. Brunettes tend to go too red or black while blondes usually go too brassy.


In these circumstances we undertake a lengthy consultation to assess the condition of the hair, consider face shape, skin tone and eye colour then discuss, realistically, the time and budget they want to commit to achieving and maintaining their colour.


In some cases we’re able to offer an instant quick-fix but often we’ll begin a step-by-step process to achieve the desired look over a period of weeks or months. The first step is for us to conduct a ‘colour search’ which removes the top layer of colour and allows us to understand what we’re working with in more detail.


The solution may lie in the application of a single new natural colour but usually we’ll use a combination of techniques like balayage, babylights or colour ecliptingeTM which combine multiple shades to subtly enhance the base colour and your individual features. Blonde hair, in particular, always needs refining to achieve the most polished look.


Lots of our clients visit the salon and ‘interview’ us before we touch their hair. To book your complimentary consultation with Aveda samples and a skin test please call us on 01386 860361.

Call: 01386 860361




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