We get between 10 and 15 people a week asking for quotes to go grey/silver or pastel colours like lavender.
We do a lot of this kind of thing and have a great reputation doing it well.
I do however spend a lot of time answering questions, quoting and replying to messages so I just thought a post like this may help you if you are thinking about having this service done.
Firstly, going these types of colours is not cheap and despite what you may think, the length of your hair has little to no impact on the price. It's the time that it takes.
* Also please note, these types of colours can not be done on hair that is in poor condition.
The first step is to get you as close to white as possible.
We use #olaplex and #cureplex so the condition of your hair is nurtured but this process is the longest part.
Depending on how dark your hair is, how much colour build up you have and how good or bad the condition of your hair is, you may need to do this part in up to 3 visits.
This process (including Olaplex)
is around $200 per application and can take 1 - 2 hours per application.
Remember you may need 3 of these.
Once your hair is as pale as possible, we rinse then dry off the hair. Then we need to tone/gloss you to eliminate any yellow in the hair.
This step of the process can cost between $40 and $110 depending on the amount of colour required and the amount of processing time.
Once this step is complete, we need to rinse and totally dry off your hair.
The next step is adding the pastel purple/silver/grey.
We have around 5 different brands to achieve these colours and the correct one for you will be selected during your visit.
This step will take about an hour including mixing, application and processing and will cost between $42 and $100 depending on the colour brand and how much we need.
Then we need to apply the step 2 of your Olaplex/Cureplex treatment which can take another 30 minutes.
Add a cut and a blowdry (we do not do these types of services WITHOUT a cut and blowdry as we need to thoroughly check the condition and the colour results), and that's another 45 minutes.
So there you have it!
In total, you will be looking at around 4 - 8 hours work, rounding off at about $125 per hour including Olaplex take home hair rebuilder, which includes 6 - 12 treatments.
Also, the maintenance needs to be discussed. Just because you've now had this done, does not mean it stays looking like this!
And to keep it looking amazing, you have to keep on top of it.
These pastels/silvers fade and fast.
I shampoo everyday (I wear a lot of product in my hair and I'm very oily) with professional products and do all the right treatments etc and I need my pastel purple or silver topped up every 3 weeks.
This will cost between $42 and $100 depending on how much product is used.
Then, if you have had an on scalp bleach, you will need your regrowth done.
So we'll need to relighted it, $60 - $80, tone/gloss it to remove yellow, $42 - $60, then add the purple/silver $42 - $100.
Add a trim and a blow dry and you are looking at between $200 and $300.
We do between 2 and 5 of these per week and the results are SPECTACULAR!
I guess I just really wanted to explain the steps, the pricing and most importantly, the maintenance.
I have been wearing these colours myself for nearly 18 months and have been completing services like this in a professional salon environment for 23 years.
I am a colour technician as is Lee.
We UNDERSTAND hair and we KNOW colour.
We wanted you to understand the level of work and commitment that goes into these colours. It is not a one step process and it is not cheap.
However, some people can spend $400 - $800 on a weekend away or even a night out!
So spending this type of money on a service that will make you feel fashionable, sexy and the envy of your friends for weeks, has far more value, than spending that kind of money on a night out or a weekend away.
You get much more bang for your buck. 😉