In early November last year, I went to a local hairdresser (I’ve been there previously) to get my hair cut & coloured. Now the last time I coloured my hair was probably about 5 years ago & I did it myself. But I wanted a change so I thought I’ll let some professionals do it this time. My virgin hair colour is really black bordering on mid-brown so I asked for a light brown colour – maybe a dark caramel.
So I went to the salon in person a week before to make an appointment & two senior hairdressers went over my hair & we picked a colour that would be suitable for my hair from the colour charts.
On the day of my appointment, I got a different hairdresser but she confirmed the hair colour that I wanted from my previous visit. She asked me if I wanted a semi-permanent or a permanent colour. I told her that I’d prefer it permanent as my hair is really thick, really long & really stubborn. But no, she said she’ll try a semi first so off we went. She put the colour in, I waited for over 30 minutes, she rinsed it out, blowdried it & then realised that my original hair colour didn’t change AT ALL.
So she mixed up another batch of permanent dye this time & did it again. Another 30 minutes of waiting then another shampoo then another blowdry then finally – the top of my hair was RED! At least it’s not bright ginger red but more aubergine.
I paid $230 for the privilege of having red hair when I asked for brown.
No, I didn’t complain. I just figured I needed a change.
I got sick of having bright red hair (and bad re-growth) so I decided to colour my hair back myself. $10 later & two boxes of Garnier Intense Black hair dye & my hair is *nearly* back to its original condition. Almost…
After that rant… the point is don’t pay someone hundreds of dollars when you can do it yourself!