hair color

Who says you can only get great hair color at a salon? Here are a few hair coloring tips for getting great color at home.

1. Test a few strands

Test a few strands of hair first. It’s less a hassle than dealing with a head full of a color you don’t like.

2. Do a patch test

Do a “patch test” on your skin before coloring (every single time) to make sure you do not have a sensitivity to the dye.

3. Salon "dimension" trick

Buy another dye a shade lighter to “paint” on tiny (1/8-inch to 1/16-inch) strands of hair around your face after the initial coloring, possibly around the crown for a light-infused, natural, dimensional look.