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Color Balance: Making Colors Work for You

Choosing the best hair color for your style can actually be pretty difficult. You may have an idea of what you want, but you don’t want to make a mistake or try something that won’t necessarily work with your haircut or personal look. When you choose to alter your hair color, there are steps involved. A good idea is to make sure you think of all options you have before making a drastic change. Those options include doing a strand test to see how the hair color is going to work on the color you have now, or trying a slightly different version of the original color you were dreaming about.

Here are a couple things to think about when trying to make a certain hair color work with your style:


Compromise Can Be Fun

For example, if you have very dark hair but you want to go blonde, you still can – it may simply be to difficult to try a very light, platinum blonde. Have you ever thought of being a honey blonde or even trying a shiny copper blonde shade? There are lots of unique versions of the hair color you want that would be fun to try.

Be Realistic

The most important thing to do before trying a new hair color is doing a strand test first! This will display how the hair color will show up on your current color before trying it out with your entire head of hair. It helps you make a realistic decision about what will work for you and your style. Another good place to start? Try our Ion Color Coder – it will take into account what color you have now, where you want to go, and what formula will be best. The color selection is directly related to the information you input about your own hair.

Going Darker is Simple

For darker shades, try a demi-permanent hair color for the job. It lasts longer than semi-permanent color and adds an intense shine to your hair. Demi-permanent hair color is also the best choice if you are interested in covering grays. It can blend grays or provide full coverage of grays, as well.

Lighter Shades Can be Had

When the summer rolls around, a lot of people like to try lighter hair color to get that bright, summery look. There are many options for going lighter, such as highlights or even an ombre look. Try a permanent color for this. Ion has many color choices available in permanent, but try our Ion Color Coder first!

Hair coloring is fun and there are so many things you can do to make it fit into your style. As always, BE SURE to do a strand test before applying color to your entire head – and have fun trying new things! Be sure to stay up-to-date with all kinds of styling at hair coloring inspiration on our blog!

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