Hair Color

If you were considering running out and having your hair colored, before you do, you should seek good advice on hair color. Racheal Aberg has over 17 years experience in: dimensional color (highlighting/lowlighting), color correction, designer haircuts, the Brazilian Blowout, deep conditioning treatments, perms & texturizing treatmeants.

Coloring your hair for the first time: is an exciting experience which can also be mixed with fear and nervousness. With the possibility of so many things going wrong and the horror stories that you've heard/read about running through your mind, it's easy to see why some people can find the whole task a little bit unnerving. Are you trying to cover gray? Do you feel your natural color is too dark for you? Too light? You want to go extreme and completely change your look? Or do you simply want to explore options on how to improve shine, texture, and health of your hair? Coloring your hair is a great form of expression, change and is a great way to boost your locks and self-confidence. While it's fine to have doubts, they should not stop you from indulging in one of the best forms of beauty therapy fun!

Once you've decided on a color, first time color users should most definitely see a professional. Not only will you be guaranteed of a professional color and finish, you'll also avoid any first time mistakes, such as ending up with the wrong shade or staining your skin, furniture and clothes.

A professional will also be able to let you know if the color will suit you and what can be done if it doesn't (such as slighting changing the tone or mixing it up with a range of other colors). Your stylist will also be able to advise the best way to apply the color (permanent tint, semi-permanent etc) to suit your hair type and lifestyle.

Don't panic! During the first week after coloring, hair usually lightens a bit, especially after a few shampoos; this is particularly true of coarse and damaged hair. If you've used permanent color and you just can't live with it, we can use a color remover to lighten your hair. Do NOT try and attempt doing this yourself -- you'll risk further damage and a brassy look, and you'll probably have to color it  again.

A deep conditioning treatment before you color is definitely good for your hair.

Color too dark?

To lighten you up highlights can be added to the whole head into a dark blond with cooler tones. If you want to be really light, heavy highlights over the entire head with much lighter tones can be added. The choice will depend on you and how you see yourself. Or, depending on how light you want to be, we could either highlight the whole head into reddish, caramel, or honey-gold tones, or a combination of these tones for a more interesting brunette.

Color too light/bright?

If you've had your hair lightened and then decided platinum just isn't your thing a darker glaze can be added for depth and shine. If you are not fond of blonde, darker shadescan be added  to your natural color with the lowlight technique. The end result would be deeper, richer looking color. Occasionally, hair is so damaged that it just can't absorb color. In that case, your only recourse is to either have the damage cut off or wait for healthier hair to grow in. This might be the right time to treat yourself and your hair for a deep conditioning treatment.

It is highly recommend that when describing colors, tones, and shades, you also have a picture on yourself to show as an example. Please bring with you all pictures of hair color that appeal to you.



Do you color your own hair? If so, you know that achieving the shade of blonde you want can be difficult. The color you see on the box is NOT necessarily the color you'll end up with. Blonde is probably the most difficult hair color. We've all seen enough amateur blonde hair styles with brassy roots and frazzled, white, over-colored ends.

Getting a natural looking blonde hair style is tricky. Most people's hair has a lot of yellow-orange underlying pigment.  

Goodbye Gray

Gray hair may look age wise, but not everyone like to look older. Cover it up is one quick way to turn back the clock and look younger. But what causes gray hair? As you age, your natural production of pigment slows down and your natural color loses its color strength.

This doesn't happen to every hair at the same time, so the contrast between the hair with no color and the hair that still has some color causes it to look gray. So how gray your hair actually looks is determined by the percentage of strands with no color vs. the pigmented strands. Gray hair can be resistant to hair color, due to a decreased amount of melanin. Melanin contains metals such as iron; zinc and magnesium that help the dyes develop. If you want to color gray hair completely, your hair may need a full 45 minutes to completely color gray hair and depending what you like afterwards we can make a gorgeous combination of highlights/lowlights.


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