Opinions PLEASE... Total Honesty appreciated!!!

Its time to dye the hair (my previous dye job was well over a year ago and I have two different colors on my head) ... sooo here we go. If you check my fotki, I've got DARK hair naturally, reddish kinda copper-y brass-y hair on the lower half.

What I want to do is drastic.

This is what I want:

Opinions PLEASE... Total Honesty appreciated!!!-picture-7.jpg



How would I look? Does anyone think this could be achieved by DIY hair dye?? Opinions please!!! I know I'm no Shakira, but I LOOOVE that color...

opinions PLEASE
3b/c/f/ii
Messing with AOWC/AORM (but will always love AOHR) Also playing with KBB, KCKT & KCCC
Frustrated none the less... Keratin process set for 12/20 unless something changes before then.

Fotki:
http://public.fotki.com/skram1113/
pw: curl



1/20/2009 could not come sooner
Are you talking only the base color, or those high contrast highlights?
I'm thinking both, but more like the straight pic-- so fewer blonde-blonde highlights... possibly none at all...yeah basically just the base, maybe a FEWWWW highlights on the underside and around my face??

no idea.
base=yes
highlights=maybe.
3b/c/f/ii
Messing with AOWC/AORM (but will always love AOHR) Also playing with KBB, KCKT & KCCC
Frustrated none the less... Keratin process set for 12/20 unless something changes before then.

Fotki:
http://public.fotki.com/skram1113/
pw: curl



1/20/2009 could not come sooner
OK, when I say this, I say it as someone who thinks 95% of color scenarios are best achieved DIY, lol. I'm always telling people to stay out of the salon for various color things.

If you only wanted to lighten a couple levels and be at that base color, I'd probably be sticking to that story.

If you want the highlights too, I'd go to the salon.

You can do highlights yourself at home, and there are curlies here who do with great success. But it takes patience and some degree of talent, and of course direction reading. I mean, there are people who build cars at home too.

An allover lightening plus highlights is a little over my (already way too high) comfort level for home coloring. A colorist will just be more versed with how to not double process an area, how long to leave bleach, etc.

But for how it would look? I think it would be very pretty.
I agree with rc. When I was a young lady, I highlighted my mother's hair and as a teenager my own--never single handedly. It's not a job to do by your self, if you don't know what you're doing. It takes a lot of dexterity to do it well. You also want a double, triple??? process. That may be better left to someone who really knows what they are doing with the chemicals. I wouldn't go to anyone. Go to a colorist who others recommend.
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I would definitely go to a salon! Since your hair is two different colors - they may need to apply different colors to even it out. Also if you are trying to go more than a shade or 2 lighter you could end up with orange if you try to do it on your own.

Speaking from experience here, had to go to the salon a couple of years ago for "color correction," which incidently is more expensive than color.....
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I would definitely go to a salon! Since your hair is two different colors - they may need to apply different colors to even it out. Also if you are trying to go more than a shade or 2 lighter you could end up with orange if you try to do it on your own.

Speaking from experience here, had to go to the salon a couple of years ago for "color correction," which incidently is more expensive than color.....
Originally Posted by rejoicingcurlygirl
I completely agree. You could easily mess this up yourself because you have two different colors going on, and color correction costs a fortune.

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