New To Hair Colour?

Top Tips For First Time Hair Colour Clients At Haringtons Hairdressing Salons In South East England

Do you want to move on from mousey hair colour? Feel your natural red hair needs renewal? Want those stray grey hairs gone? Then it may be time to colour your hair. We know that the first time colouring your hair can be daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. That is why we have written this article to answer any questions you might have about colouring your hair for the first time.

A Skin Test Is Essential Before Your First Hair Colour Appointment

We offer our colour services to men and women aged 16 and over. You will need to come in at least 48 hours prior to your colour appointment for a skin test which tests for allergies to the colour range we use. This takes seconds, so there is no need to book in, but we will not colour your hair without a record of a skin test. We will dab a small amount of colour behind your ear which you will need to wipe away after 30 minutes. Then, we can go ahead with your hair colour if you have had no reaction within 48 hours.

For those of you that suffer from skin sensitivities, we may be able to recommend a different colour range that is more suited to you and your skin.  

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First Time Hair Colour – Which Hair Colour Will Suit Me? 

There are a variety of reasons why people decide to colour their hair. For some people it is because they want to try something new and exciting with their hair, while others want to boost their natural shade, and for some it may just be to hide those unwanted grey hairs. We highly recommend you book in for a complimentary colour consultation with a Haringtons Hairdressing colour expert so that you can tell them the reason behind your decision to colour your hair. This can help us to help you find the perfect hair colour for you whether that is some golden highlights, brunette lowlights or the latest balayage hair colour.

Fashion Hair Shades – Bright Colours & Pastels

fashion hair colour, haringtons hair salon, beaconsfield, henley, london sohoNo matter what your age or gender, you can make a bold statement when it comes to your hair!

If you want to turn heads with your new hair then try a vibrant hair colour.

We have many multi-coloured shades including dazzling blues, pastel greens, pale pinks and bright corals, which can be used by themselves or together to create a unique colour combination for you!

Your hair colour can be as subtle or as bold as you wish.  Adding a few foil highlights or lowlights can give you a gentle hint of colour, as can a fashion balayage hair colour, while an all-over colour is a bold statement indeed. 


Natural-Looking Hair Colour – Balayage 

balayage hair colour, haringtons hair salons, winchester, wendover, windsorBalayage is perfect for those of you that want a more natural-looking hair colour.

This technique incorporates colour that is hand-painted onto certain sections of the hair.

It creates a flush of colour at the ends of the hair which leads up to slightly darker roots.

This will instantly make your natural hair colour look brighter and is a low-maintenance look that is perfect if you are new to hair colour.

Very often we are asked to produce blonde balayage highlights, but we can also work with a multitude of colours including the latest bold fashion shades. 


Boost Your Natural Hair Colour & Hide Grey Hair

blonde hair colour, haringtons hair salon, south east englandIf you want to keep your natural hair colour, but have it look richer and healthier or even just blend in your first grey hairs, highlights or lowlights are perfect for you.

Here at Haringtons Hairdressing salons across the south east of England we have the expertise to find a shade or shades that will suit you.

Foil highlights or lowlights can give your hair added interest and a more multi-dimensional look, so make sure you talk to your Haringtons colour specialist for advice on the right hair colour for you.



Should I Choose Temporary or Permanent Hair Colour? 

red balayage at haringtons hair salons, southampton, winchester, marlow, henleyTemporary Hair Colour – For first time hair colouring, it is a good idea to start with a temporary hair dye as it will wash out over a few shampoos. This allows you to decide if you like the shade if you want to eventually go permanent. However, you can only go darker with temporary hair colour. For lighter hair, semi-permanent or permanent dye will need to be used.

Semi-Permanent Hair Colour – A longer-lasting colour can be achieved with a semi-permanent shade rather than a temporary one. This is perfect for those of you that just want to cover a few grey hairs or enhance your natural hair colour.

Permanent Hair Colour – With permanent hair dye your roots will need re-touching every eight weeks. But unlike with temporary and semi-permanent hair colour, the colour will not really fade. This is because permanent hair colouring lifts the cuticles along the hair shaft and deposits the colour deeper within each hair strand.

Book Your First Hair Colour Appointment at Haringtons Hairdressing in South East England

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