Re: color correction help please???
So many issues here. First of all no color will stay the same after 3 months, especially highlights. They will continue to get lighter. The color will start to fade. Certainly by 3 months she was waaaaaaaay past due for another color. If the color and hightlights looked lovely then stick with the stylist that did the great job. If she doesn't like thick or chunky highlights, simply tell the stylist. If one or two are too thick when it's done, it's up to the stylist to fix it, but she needs to know there is a problem first because chunky highlights are all the rage right now. I've done both chunky and more natural highlights. You can get either with the same techinque.
Gray hair needs regular maintance to keep covered. If she wants it to look natural, I'd suggest a professional, and not home kits, to keep it that way. They know what they are doing and their product is much gentler on hair. It is worth the money to me, to hear people say they had no idea I color my hair.
I would suggest a color protect shampoo to keep the fading to a minimum. Paul Mitchell has a nice one.
As for the problem at hand, you guys really need to find a GOOD colorist, in your area, to fix this mess. You'll probably pay through the nose for her/him, but it's probably the only way you are going to fix it. Check out the more expensive spas in your area. Why? Because they justify their hefty prices with seasoned professionals. Find out how long their colorists have been working, get some background and go with the one that has the most experience, unfortunately he'll/she'll probably also have the highest price tag. Excellent colorists know what they are worth. They may have no choice but to lighten or strip first. Depends on how bad things really are.
Last edited by eve40; 11-28-2006 at 12:00 PM.