Preparing For A Major Color Change

Many of our guests come to Garnish seeking a new look or hair transformation. With so many fantastic and beautiful hair color options today, women love to try new things and often come to us wanting a major color change. What some people do not know is that a major color change isn’t an easy, one-step process. We’ve asked our Senior Stylist, Andrayah Poncé to give you the skinny on what to expect when you are considering and preparing for a significant color change.

“You have thought that you’d like a new look, and a hair color change is just the ticket. Maybe you’ve considered going darker, lighter, adding contrasting highlights, or maybe something more dramatic like bright blue or pastel pink. Whatever your heart’s desire may be, there are a lot of things to consider before you get ready for a major color change.

Regardless of what you may want, some color changes may be a bit more complex to achieve than others. That’s why it is crucial for you to schedule a consultation with your stylist to go over your ideas and discuss all of your options.

Before your consultation, gather some ideas of the color you like. Pinterest is always a great place to see the latest trends and find inspiration. Save the ideas to your Pinterest board, or take a screen shot to show your stylist.

It’s important to know that not everyone can have that funky lavender or gray hair that looks super fun and trendy. It all depends on your current hair color and the condition of your hair. When you meet with your stylist, be sure to let her know what you have done to your hair previously. Even if it was years ago your stylist would need to know, so always be honest!

Your stylist may suggest doing a strand test on your hair before you commit to your color change. This helps the stylist create a plan on how to attain the results you desire. It’s also important to understand that a major color change is probably not going to be done in one appointment. We want to make sure you sustain healthy hair as you undergo the color change process. So, you may need multiple and longer appointments. Your stylist will be able to tell you what you can expect at the time of your consultation.

To maintain healthy locks, you will most likely need a haircut to trim off dead and frayed ends. We also highly recommend regular conditioning treatments. Olaplex is a remarkable deep conditioning product that is applied in the salon during your color appointment. Olaplex is considered to be a miracle worker for colored hair! This treatment stops color-related damage and heals existing damage from previous color sessions. All hair color products cause some form of stress, even if you’re not using bleach. So, anyone who gets their hair colored will benefit from Olaplex.

Remember. Maintaining a stunning head of hair is an investment and commitment. You will need to schedule regular appointments to freshen up your color and to get conditioning treatments. Also, using suggested salon styling products and a high quality, sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner are critical to maintaining the health and longevity of your healthy and beautiful hair.

As stylists, our job is to guide and educate you through this process so that you can make the best decisions when it comes to changing your color.

Contact Garnish today to schedule your color transformation consultation.”

Much love,




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