Hair Dye

What to Do Before Your Hair Coloring Appointment

It’s always exciting to try something new and get your hair colored, but in order to get the best results possible there are a few things you need to do.

First things first, keep your hair healthy and moisturized. If your hair is damaged, it is best not to get your hair colored to prevent further harm. Make sure you are deep conditioning and taking care of your hair in the weeks leading up to your appointment.

Second, avoid washing your hair the day of your appointment. We know it’s tempting to clean your hair before coming in, but hair color works best on hair that has not been freshly washed. If you need to wash your hair, do it a couple of days before.

Have realistic expectations for how long the process will take. If you’re just going for a couple shades lighter than your natural hair color, you may only be in the chair for a couple of hours, however if you are undergoing a more drastic change, such dark to light, be prepared for a couple of sessions to get to the color you want.

Bring more than one photo to your appointment. The more reference photos you bring, the more accurate your color will be. Have a conversation with your stylist about how the color will look with your skin tone and how closely they can match the overall style you are going for. It’s important for you and your stylist to be on the same page.

Lastly, consider the upkeep. How long do you want to keep your new hair color? Upkeep will be different depending on if you go for a more natural color vs. a bright pink. Be prepared to do some maintenance both at home and at the salon if you want to retain your color as long as possible.

A new hair color is fun and exciting, but make sure to do your research and prepare for your appointment if you want the best results. If you’d like a consultation, we’re happy to assist you! Call us at (678)816-1654 or message us on social media.

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Stubborn Gray Hairs

How long have you been putting up with those pesky gray hairs that seem to multiply every day? Getting gray hair is a normal part of the aging process, but if you aren’t ready to show those silver stripes, we’ve got you covered—literally!

You actually have a few options to choose from if you want to cover your gray hair: Demi-permanent color, permanent color, and highlights. Let’s start with demi-permanent color.

Demi-Permanent Color

Demi-permanent color doesn’t have ammonia in it and won’t actually change your hair color. This method allows your grays to blend in better with your natural hair color. This method is great if you only have a few stray gray hairs here and there and don’t want to commit to the long process of permanent color.

Permanent Color

Permanent color is exactly what it says on the tin. Using this method, the color will actually penetrate the hair follicle and cover the gray. Permanent color is suited to those who have large patches of gray throughout their hair and want to completely cover it.


If you aren’t happy with how prominent your gray hair is but don’t want the commitment that comes with permanent color, highlights are definitely an option. Highlights blend your grays with your hair color very naturally and will require less upkeep than fully covering them up.

If you’re unsure of the best option to take with your hair, ask! When you come into the salon, we can assess your hair needs and move forward from there. If you aren’t ready to make an appointment but still have some quick questions about your hair, you can call us at (678)816-1654.

Whether you want to completely get rid of your grays or just make them less noticeable, we here at Lookin’ Good Salon are happy to help. Come chat with us on our social media!

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