MY COLOR TOOK FOREVER, SO WHAT GiVES?
It’s your day off and you’ve scheduled your color appointment along with ten other things after that. We get it. You gotta capitalize on your time available. You go into your appointment, have a consultation with the stylist, and they say it’s gonna take longer than you thought to get the color you want. SHiT! Now you have a choice to make. You really want that Pinterest hair but you gotta pick your dog up from the groomer at 5 and you still have to get groceries. Or the stylist is halfway through the color process, there was no talk about time, and when you ask when you will be done it’s different from what you were expecting. NOW WHAT?!
This happens more often than not and that’s why we wanted to write this blog. We want to give you a clear picture of the process of color, how long it takes, and why. Because nothing’s worse than expecting something to take 2 hours and in reality it takes almost 4.
So how long does it take to get that perfect Pinterest hair color? Well it varies on where you are starting and where you are going. We have taken the liberty of going onto Pinterest and pulling some the images that you see above. Each one of these colors has a story and almost all of them required two or more processes to achieve the desired look.
The truth is that almost all colors you see online, especially those bright bold colors, took two processes or more. Blondes are almost always glazed to desired tone after the lightening process and in our professional opinion it’s best to let the glaze process the full 20 minutes for better longevity.
We here at MOD strive to keep up on our time standards and try our best to be as proficient as possible through team work. We are currently working on making the time expectations known in the consultation so you know when you will be out of the salon and can address any conflicts at that time. If we don’t please ask us. We greatly appreciate the reminder. 😉 So how long does hair color take? That’s a great question.
Let’s break down the time line of a balayage: (top middle pic and bottom left pic)
EXAMPLE: You come in for a balayage, haircut, & wax at 3pm. The length of your hair is just at your bra and is medium to thick in density. You have medium brown hair naturally, you do have some previous color on your hair, and you are wanting a beige blonde tone with no brass.
3pm ~ Consultation
3:15pm ~ Stylist starts color application
4-4:15pm ~ Stylist finishes color application
Color needs to process for 45 – 60 minutes from the time the last section was finished.
4:45-5pm ~ Stylist rinses your color and shampoos your hair
5:10pm ~ Applies glaze (takes 5-15 minutes to apply)
Process glaze for 20 minutes. Stylist does brow wax while glaze processes.
5:30-5:45pm ~ Stylist rinses your glaze and shampoos & conditions hair
5:55pm ~ Starts haircut.
6:20-6:30pm ~ Starts blow dry and style
6:45pm ~ You hair is gorgeous! You are now ready to rebook and pay for your services & home maintenance regimen.
TOTAL TiME: 3 HOURS 45 MiNUTES
We have set time standards for each service. There is always exceptions to the rule as length, thickness, health of hair, and hair history can dramatically affect the time. All time standards, pricing, and description of services can be found on our FACEBOOK page under the Services tab. CLiCK HERE to learn more.
A FEW TiPS FROM US TO YOU:
- Be honest about your hair history. Knowing what has been done previously helps us know what’s possible and allows us to come up with a plan.
- Plan to be at the salon for 3-4 hours if you are wanting balayage, micro-foil, have long or thick hair.
- Ask us questions. We love when you ask questions!
- If you are needing a color correction plan for 4+ hours and several appointments.
- If you are wanting a big change, schedule a FREE color consultation. This allows us to come up with a plan that works best for you and your schedule.
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