by Grace Gold
Don’t be afraid of dyeing! Expert hair colorists help you avoid at-home color catastrophes by sharing the biggest mistakes women make when coloring their hair.
Don’t Go by the Picture on the Box
Those glossy glamour shots on boxes of at-home hair color may catch your eye with a brilliant shade, but it’s vital to keep in mind that the color may not necessarily turn out the same on you. “The color you end up with depends on your current hair color and can also be affected by any processing you may already have done to your hair,” explains Jet Rhys, the owner of Jet Rhys Salons in San Diego. In general, you’ll be safe if you select a neutral or warm shade. When in doubt, select a lighter color than you want, because while you can always go darker, removing color isn’t always as easy.