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    How to Fix Orange Hair

    Fix Orange Hair Here and Now!

    There are many of you out there who have asked for help in how to find a hair colorist who knows what they are doing! It’s so unfortunate that there are so many people in the business who are making these types of blunders on their clients and are letting them walk out dissatisfied with nowhere to go! It gives the whole hairstyling industry a bad name.

    Here are two recent readers cries for help to fix orange hair! Do you have a similar hair color problem?

    From Barb:
    I have SUCH a hard time finding a good hair colorist! My hair is naturally dark blonde with gold highlights. It’s kinda dull so I like to have neutral blonde highlights and chocolate-brown low lights. Hairdressers seem SO confident to do what they think AFTER I tell them the high lights will turn ORANGE if not left on long enough, and the lowlights will turn brassy if a warm based is used! Still, they DON’T LISTEN! My hair looks awful right now and is really dry after someone at a local hair salon did it. How can I find someone better? They SEEM good when giving a consultation, then my results are another story!

    From Unhappy:
    I have the EXACT same issue as Barb! I’ve been searching everywhere for a decent hair colorist! On top of which, I have curly hair so it makes it doubly difficult to find someone who won’t butcher my cut and someone who won’t turn me into Goldie-locks (literally). I’m so disgusted with being ORANGE. Someone….PLEASE HELP!!!

    Woman with orange brassy hair color. How to Fix Orange Hair

    The hair salon owner should (and almost always wants) to do what it takes to make the customer satisfied. As a customer, if you are dissatisfied with the service you received, you owe it to yourself to make the hair salon owner aware of the problem. If they can fix it, they will. At the very least, if they can’t fix it they should return your money.

    Call or write the hair salon owner. Writing a letter is a great way to state your case clearly, sans the drama and emotion. That way the owner won’t feel a need to be defensive and can give you their closest and most discreet attention. Keep in mind your first objective should be to correct the mistake and if they have the experience to correct the mistake, you won’t be paying someone else the big bucks to fix it. Clearly stating the problem as you experienced it, can be a win-win for all . . . even for the original hair colorist who should take some learning strides from their mistake. I have written an article dedicated solely to What to do when the salon screws Up, give it a read for more tips on how to deal with problems with hair salons.

    Find a Board Certified Hair Colorist. A board certified hair colorist is a professional who has taken the extra time and effort to become more knowledgeable about the mechanics and chemistry of hair color dyes. These professionals have a proven high level of competency in the area of hair coloring. This is clearly one way in which the consumer can recognize a competent hair colorist. However, the folks who do the certification say,”the certification process will only determine that the hair colorist knows the subject matter. Even a champion professional golfer picks up the wrong club to make a shot every now and then. No examination can guarantee the individual who passes will perform a hair color the client will be happy with.”

    We should also add here that there are many good hair colorists out there who are not board certified. This is just one way for you to be able to find a hair colorist you know is highly skilled and trained.

    To find a board certified colorist in your area, go to:

    The above website has a practice exam on-line for hair styling professionals. If you are a licensed professional and wonder if you could benefit from taking this course, go to; FAQ’s, Review Study Material, Practice Exam.

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