Going platinum blondby Charlotte89Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Not sure if this is the right forum for this but I have a couple questions about going blond.
I recently went from natural brunette to blond. I've had blond highlights before but never all over blond so the process is new to me. I showed the colorist a picture of what I wanted and she acted like it was no problem. I wanted very platinum white blond all over color, but with some variation and I told her no yellow at all. She acted like this was no big deal and said that's what toner is for. I originally wanted blond to the root but she convinced me it would look weird and suggested doing a shadow root. By the time she was done with my hair it was a very yellow shade of blond with a lot of brassy streaks. Some parts of my hair were a very white platinum blond, mostly the layers underneath and some strands throughout the rest. She said that the yellow would go away with purple shampoo. After about a week and washing it twice with purple shampoo with no results, I told her that I wasnt happy with the color as it was completely different than the picture I showed her and I wasnt happy with the shadow root at all (it looked disgusting). She then told me that going platinum takes months and several sessions and she was trying to get me as close as possible in one visit. I was so annoyed that she didn't tell me that before and acted like she could give me the color I wanted. Nevertheless, I had already paid her 250 bucks so I had no choice but to accept her offer of fixing the roots. So I went back and she bleached the roots out and pulled some bleach through the ends to tone down the brassy streaks. My roots turned our the most beautiful bright white platinum blond. There was a bit of a difference with some of the darker ends but it blended in well and I was happy with it. A couple months go by and my dark roots grew out about an inch, so I went in to get them touched up. I had previously asked her how much it would be to touch the roots up and trim it and she said 65 for the touch up and 40 for the cut, so I was expecting to pay about 105 plus tip. When she was done and I went to pay she charged me 205, which was exactly what I paid the first time. Apparently when she told me 65 that didnt include toner and olaplex. I dont know why she didn't include that because who gets platinum blond with no toner? And I had olaplex before so its reasonable to expect I'd get it again.
I was expecting for my roots to be as white as they were the last time, but they're a shade darker. So now my hair is three different shades of blond and it's really bugging me. It goes from a buttery light blond at the roots so a very white platinum to a darker almost copper blond at the ends. Is it common for your roots to turn out darker blond than the rest of your hair? I've never seen someone with bleach blond hair have multiple shades of blond. It seems like if this happens every time I'll have different colored stripes all the way down my hair. I feel like my blond should at least match the blond before it, especially after paying 250 to have it done. But now I'm afraid to saying anything to her because I dont want to be that person that always complains. I just expected it to be as blond as before and I'm so disappointed and obsessed with it. I feel like its so obvious and terrible looking and I wish I had brown roots still instead.
Also, is it common for it to cost the same amount to get your roots touched up as it is to get all your hair done?
Thanks for your help
by BridgetSPosted 7 months, 3 weeks ago
to keep a platinum blond you need to do your root retouch every 6 weeks aprox otherwise you need to use foils to get a clean blonde on the hair which is further from the scalp. if you're short in money you could consider doing it yourself with a friend, sister who is willing to spend a bit more than an hour.
by Cenberg87Posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
This is the story of my life with getting my hair done or messing it up myself. I would just take it slow so you don’t damage, I know it’s hard I know the feeling of walking around with different shades of blonde :(. Maybe try just toning the brassy roots to even it out a bit for now and I’d find a different stylist if she is charging you basically 250 every time and the results aren’t flattering.