Ok, so recently I found out that my hair stylist doesn't work at the salon anymore - right before I was to set my appointment. Great.
But at least I got 25% off the next appointment. So I set an appointment the other day and in the process asked about the cost for root touch ups. The girl said it'd be about $50. Cool.
So I went. Got a new girl to do it. She was nice and all; asked what I wanted; I said I wanted to just touch up my roots nothing else. She said okay but suggested lowlights. I said I didn't really want to add more color to it - not blonde or brown - since I'm happy with the current blonde (mostly blonde but some variation of my natural color being mixed). Well, she said that this time it's okay to just do the roots, but next time I'll definitely need some lowlights added because the brown/natural streaks are starting to "disappear." If I want variation I need lowlights.
That makes no sense to me. How can they disappear? I mean yea, the more I get my roots touched up, the more that will happen. But I have very long hair so I don't see the problem right now.
Then after starting on my hair she asked if I thought of going totally one color. I said not really since I like variation in my blonde hair, and I think being all one color may be harder to maintain, and more expensinve since I'd have to dye it more frequently.
She said yea, that's what happens to her cousin who went blonde, now she has to get the roots touched up every 5 weeksv (yikes!). Anyway... she did the roots. Started drying my hair and realized that she needed to tone it a bit. (Weird. She said she had a lot of experience and how other girls tone the hair right away when they shouldn't, because if you wait the right about of time the hair should turn out okay. Well, it didn't. So I guess she must have screwed up just like the other girls.)
It turns out that touching up roots didn't cost $50, but $70 (without a tip). Still, too expensive if you ask me... and I don't get why she jacked up the price that much. Maybe because she conditioned my hair twice? I have no clue. Thankfully I had that 25% off so it ended up being something around $52.
Anyway, I'm glad it's over. I really love my hair. It looks awesome. Very blonde but still has some variations. I'm happy with what she did. But now I don't know what to do; put lowlights into it or dye it all one color and hope that it won't look awful or be impossible to maintain?
I'm just really confused because if I do lowlights I know it's going to cost probably like $100 again... and it will "dilute" my blonde, which I don't want to do. Or I can do it all one color and hope for the best?
I really wish I knew what they put in my hair... how to mix the color so I can just do it myself.
If anyone has any good advice on what I should do, please let me know. Thanks!