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What’s the big deal about Colour Correction???

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Colour Correction FAQs

There has been a huge amount of colour correcting services and big colour changes walking through our door for the last 6 months.

Understandably, many people don’t realise the amount of work, time and cost involved in this.
Here are some key points that we’d like to share
with you if you are looking at doing a
big colour change or wanting to fix a bad colour job…

The very first thing that we ask is for you to come in for a
complimentary consultation. This can take 15-20 minutes
and may even involve us taking a small sample of your hair to colour test.
Be prepared for a long appointment or multiple appointments before you get the desired result.


Going Lighter:

 

  • generally, with long hair there are multiple layers of colour built up over each other, these all need to be removed and unfortunately as your hair is longer it is older and more fragile, but this is generally the hair that is the most fragile.
  • Box dye and henna is the hardest to remove
  • If you were once blonde under all that dark colour then you will still be blonde, and therefore your hair is more fragile.
  • Red colours will never be removed in one session, nor will black colours.
  • Different colour applications will need different dye removers e.g. direct dues need a different colour remover than a developed colour molecule.
  • You will need to remove the dye off the hair as much as possible before you even start to lighten the hair with lightener.
  • Always, always use a bond reconstructor in your lightener!
  • Always have colour correction done at a professional salon!
  • Never colour your hair at home!
  • Your hair will need treatments and the correct colour shampoo and conditioners to maintain your colour.
  • It will be expensive.

 

      Going Darker:

  • The porosity of the hair will affect the colour durability
  • You need to replace the natural underlying pigments that have been removed prior to adding your base tone or the colour will wash out immediately and/or not be the right tone.
  • It will take multiple applications to get colour to staining the hair shaft,
  • Colour correction works inside and on the external cuticle simultaneously.
  • Always have colour correction done at a professional salon!
  • Never colour your hair at home!
  • Your hair will need treatments and the correct colour shampoo and conditioners to maintain your colour.

Christmas Trading Hours

 Chilli Couture’s Christmas Hairdressing Hours

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Check out our current trading hours on our contact page.

 

 

 

 

Monday 18th December 10am – 7pm
Tuesday 19th December 10am – 8pm
Wednesday 20th December 10am – 7pm
Thursday 21st December 10am – 8pm
Friday 22nd December 10am – 7pm
Saturday 23rd December 8am – 5.30pm
Sunday 24th December Closed
Monday 25th December  Closed
Tuesday 26th December  Closed
Wednesday 27th December  10am – 7pm
Thursday 28th December  10am – 8pm
Friday 29th December 10am – 7pm
Saturday 30th December 8am – 5.30pm
Sunday 31st December Closed
Monday 1st January Closed
Tuesday 2nd January 10am – 5.30pm

Meet Stacey!

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Our New(ish) Hair Stylist & Salon Assistant

I’m sure many of you would know or at least recognise Stacey by now. She has been with us as our Salon Assistant for the past 7 months and we don’t know how we would cope without her!
From her amazing client head & shoulder massages
to her Stacey Special “mint hot chocolate” ahhhh-mazing!!!
Stacey’s biggest loves are hair and food (who can’t relate to that!?) She is also a passionate vegan whose knowledge on vegan cooking is super helpful….I ask at least one food/cooking related question a week. She is NEVER allowed to leave!

Here’s 5 minutes with Stacey….

How come you like food so much?

I grew up in a home with parents who seemed like magicians in the kitchen – my mother, in particular,  could make the most delicious meals out of the simplest ingredients. I love the chemistry and process of combining flavours and textures. I especially love the way food brings people together. It’s deeply social, intimate and important to me.

If you had to eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Nachos!

Ok, enough about food. Onto hair. As long as we’ve known you, from being a Chilli client to now our Salon Assistant, you’ve always rocked a funky hairstyle. Why?

Your hair is your crown. It’s the only thing you wear when you’re naked (that, and tattoos….) and it’s a statement on who you want to be seen as. I love the way changing your hair changes your look completely. As my identity grew, so did my hairstyle, and not always consciously.

Besides humming & singing along to the tunes in the salon, what is your other favourite thing to do here?

Well, you know I love to mop…..really I do! (Donna here…yes she actually does!)
But I love doing toners, watching the hair change before my eyes is incredible. And of course, I love educating about shampooing and the difference good quality products make.

Last but not least…Why do you love your Chilli family so much? 😉
I love working with people that genuinely put their clients first, that are passionate and professional and also stay true to themselves.