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Understanding Hair Color: The Color Correction

Updated: Feb 20

As a master colorist and owner of Fringe Hair Studio, I know firsthand that sometimes hair color can go wrong. Maybe you tried to dye your hair at home and it didn't turn out as expected, or perhaps you had a less-than-stellar experience at a different salon. Whatever the reason, color correction is a service that we frequently provide at Fringe Hair Studio. In this post, I'll walk you through what you need to know regarding the steps of a color correction, and what you can expect from the process.



Step 1: Consultation

Amanda, Fringe Hair Studio Salon Owner, sitting in chair

The first step in color correction is always a thorough consultation. During this time, your stylist will assess your hair's current condition and the color that you're hoping to achieve. They may ask you questions about your hair history, such as when the last time you colored your hair was and what products you used. This information is crucial for determining the best approach to correcting your hair color. So come on in and let's have a conversation.

Keep In Mind:

During the consultation, it's important to be open and honest with your stylist. Remember that color correction is a process, and it may take multiple appointments to achieve the desired result. Your stylist will work with you to set realistic expectations and develop a plan that works for you.



Step 2: Color Removal

shampooing blonde hair at shampoo bowl

If your current hair color needs to be removed before the correction process can begin, your stylist will use a color remover or lightener. This step is necessary to remove any previous color that is affecting the end result. The product used will depend on the condition and porosity of your hair.

Keep In Mind:

Color removal can be a time-consuming process, especially if you have dark or stubborn color. Your stylist will take care to protect your hair during this step, but it's important to keep in mind that your hair may feel dry or brittle afterward. Your stylist will recommend treatments to help restore your hair's health.

Step 3: Corrective Color

Hair stylists in action at Fringe Hair Studio

Once your hair has been prepped, your stylist will apply corrective color to achieve the desired result. This step may involve a single process color or multiple colors to achieve the desired effect. Your stylist will use their expertise to create a customized formula that will work best for your hair.

Keep In Mind:

Corrective color can take several hours, especially if your stylist needs to do multiple processes. During this time, you can expect to relax and enjoy some pampering, such as a scalp massage or a refreshing beverage. Your stylist will also keep you updated on the progress, and make sure you're comfortable.

Step 4: Aftercare


After your color correction is complete, your stylist will recommend aftercare products and treatments to help maintain your new color and keep your hair healthy. This may include a deep conditioning treatment, color-safe shampoo and conditioner, and regular trims to prevent split ends.

Keep In Mind:

It's important to follow your stylist's aftercare recommendations to maintain your new color and keep your hair healthy. This may mean making changes to your current hair care routine, but it's worth it to keep your color looking fresh and vibrant.

Color correction is a process, but with the right approach, it can be a successful one. At Fringe Hair Studio, our talented stylists have the experience and expertise to help you achieve your desired look. Trust our experienced colorists to expertly restore and repair any hair color mishaps. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward beautiful, vibrant hair.

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