Interview with an Aveda Colorist

Do you wish you had a hair colorist available to answer all those questions you have about your hair?  Well you're in luck! Our resident Aveda color educator and team lead, Erica is here with a hair color F.A.Q! 

1. What is all over hair color? All over means one color from root to ends. It can be matched to your natural color or a different shade depending on any previous color in your hair. 

2. Will the color look flat and dull? Definitely not! Aveda color is created with five certified organic oils to condition the hair as it processes; the final result is shiny and reflective. To me, flat color is the result of too much pigment. We alter the amount of pigment used in your color formula based on hair density and texture. 

3. I just want to cover grey but keep my natural color. Is this possible? Yes! If you have never colored your hair just remember that the grey strands go from root to ends. Which means the color will also go from roots to ends the first time. This can sometimes be a shock to people who have lighter ends due to summer sun exposure. 

4. I went brunette for fall and want to be blonde for spring. Can I do an all over color to achieve this? No. Color can only lighten virgin (never colored) hair. 

5. Will it fade? All color fades. How much depends on how well you protect it from stressors such as UVA/ UVB exposure, extreme hot tool temperatures, and bad shampoo:) 

6. What would my maintenance look like? This really depends on how fast your hair grows, how much grey you have, and the difference between your natural color and your desired color. Kinda vague answer but your colorist should be able to give you a more concrete answer upon consultation. 

7. Salon color or box? You already know what I'm going to say! Your hair texture, density, color, porosity, and underlying pigment is unique to you. So go to a professional who can formulate a color specifically for your "unique" hair.

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