I went to the salon to get dusty pink/rose gold hair and ended up with the exact shade of pink I did not want, really deep pink because of misuderstanding. I washed my hair with head and shoulders shampoo as many times as possible to strip the colour (rose red from directions, probably diluted a liiittle bit) and ended up with bright pink hair. I would still like to achieve the dusty pink hair but have no idea how to do it now that my base colour is this neon pink almost, I put so much time into research how to get the colour I wanted when my base would be bleached blonde but now Im clueless as I cant find much on google. Maybe I should add a bit of diluted purple on top of it? Can someone help me please?
I would strand test a silver over it Pravana or ion titanium to take down the brightness
The second photo matches the color you currently have, believe it or not. As a digital artist of 15 years experience, I'll explain why. People edit their photos, especially if posting them on Instagram. It can be good or bad, depending on if you have enough photography know-how to properly adjust White Balance, or if you're just editing because you want the image to look cool.
The first photo you linked to looks color balanced to be neutral, which isn't a bad thing. They didn't go as crazy as the second photo. The second photo has some filters on it. I want you to notice how green the shadows look. They were clearly focused on how pink they wanted their hair to look. Here's a before and after, where I adjust the White Balance to simulate natural lighting: (If the pics are too big, let me know; I have a 1080p monitor so they look smaller to me.)
And here's me editing your hair photo to match the 2nd photo you linked to:
I think her hair looks more saturatedly pink than your's does without my edits. The main thing I'm proving here is that what you search for online will not always match what people actually have. (Quite the truth on Instagram! lol) Moral of the story: Google is not the best source. People often mislabel or use improper terms. Dusty pink and rose gold are two different colors, for example. Rose gold hair will have some blonde streaks to help simulate actual rose gold, which looks different depending on lighting. There's more dimension. Dusty pink is a darker form of Powder pink, meaning it'd be more monochrome.
If I want to be honest, I think your hair matches rose gold than you realize, but I can't see it in person, in sunlight, to get a true view of the color. I think the hairdresser did a very good job on the balayage, which shows me they do know what they're doing. BUT anyway. Dizzinea's advice is probably the best course of action. It'd be easier for you to tone it down. But keep in mind that after it fades on its own, it could tone down for you. Having more vivid hair early on isn't always a bad thing. I'm not trying to convince you to keep it, but offer some perspective in the long run. If this was semi-permanent dye, it'll fade, trust me, lol.
@Gelynn thank you very much for your reply! My current colour seems more like salmony pink I think, it does look different in different lighting! I would just like to go for something less vibrant tbh, I wouldnt mind either rose gold or dusty pink. This has actually faded already, it was way more dark pink before as they used rose gold from directions, but it faded into this bright pink I dont like either haha. I will probably try and tone it down with silver!
@Dizzinea Thanks for your reply! I actually have pravana silver so will use that. I guess I should dilute it quite a bit though, any idea about ratio? Thanks!
i would dilute it fifty percent and strand test you don't want to cover pink your making a silver toner