Going Pastel, stylist messed up with lightening....by TiinBiinPosted 9 months, 1 week ago
Paid over 275.00 to have my hair lightened to platinum and then have it dyed white pastel pink. Well the stylist decided that peachy orange was good enough for cotton candy pink and oh boy. It most certainly was not.
I can't afford to spend another arm and leg to have someone mess up on my hair AGAIN. It's like she lightened the front of my head and kind of just gave up when it came to the back, thusly the back is a lot darker. I know I need to do at least another bleach cap before toning and putting the pink on. Any opinions though? Should I bleach cap the back first and the band she left before quickly going over the front?
Any certain kinds of bleach or toner that would be suggested for this?
The first picture is after she haphazardly slapped some dye on a bad bleach job. The last few are after I stripped the color and moisturized/clarified my hair. I've gotten most of the color out so I'm leaf with an untoned base that I really feel needs at least another bleach wash.
by AndyaPosted 9 months ago
If the hair resulted in peachy orange or a bright salmon then either orange dye was added to the pink dye or the hair was a goldish blonde before dying with a pastel pink dye.
Based on the information my guess is the bleaching was done lack luster, without regard to out come by the professional. The hair in the third picture is not platinum hair but gold blonde to light gold blonde. For pastel shades the hair needs to be as light as the inside of a banana peel in color before dying. The hair needs to be near white or white for pastel colors. otherwise there will be interference form the remaining yellow in the hair.
Most salons have a policy of fixing the results of their mistake for free. However, since you took action to correct the problem, a person could not go back to the same salon and get the hair mistake corrected that the salon made. At 275, I call that an arm, leg, another arm, and torso. In my opinion, for the lack luster care of concern for color, the extreme high price, and giving up to do a complete job, I would never set foot in that place again. Other stylists at that particular salon certain would charge similar extreme prices for something pretty simple.
Since the color was stripped, I agree with the plan for bleach bath. However, hair has been through a lot and strongly suggest wait at least a week for giving the hair a rest. The hair will be there in a week or two.
In the future suggest ask people you know or people you think has a great color or style. Then ask those people for the salon, professionals name, location of salon, and how much the color/cut cost.
Best of luck! These are my humble suggestions and humble opinions based on over 35 years of non-professional experience with bleach, dye, toners, and science.
by TiinBiinPosted 9 months ago
Thank you so much for your well formulated response. The thing is, is I was unhappy with it, contacted them within two days and asked for them to fix it and they were going to charge me another 125 for color correction. 125 to correct a mistake they made. It made very little sense to me. It's sad because I just moved to the new state and I haven't made any friends and don't know anyone so I was just going off of what I was reading about them and other studios online.
At that point I was like: 'screw it, I'll do it myself" because I just didn't want to give them more money. It's been about a week since my appointment, and I only stripped with shampoo/dawn and have been putting intensive moisturizing masks and coconut oil on it. Should I wait another week? I feel as if a bleach bath won't be enough as there is some staining from the dye she used, which was an Aveda product. I did go to Sally's and pick up some things, have an ion three step bond treatment that I can put in the lightener itself and the bleach I'll be using is a blue/violet bleach.l with either a 20 vol or 30. I figured 30 since the ion bond treatment says to use ten volumes above what you normally use. After that I got the platinum ion toner with some 10 vol developer as I don't want to fry my hair toning it. Any other suggestions? Thank you so much!
by vivienne StaffPosted 9 months ago
The main piece of advice I always give is to do a strand test first. It really helps you figure out timing and damage level, which are very important things to know before committing to a whole head process. Do you have a link to what you're looking for? Pink is somewhat forgiving, but some shades will require a lighter base than others. I am also personally a fan of getting a slightly darker dye and diluting it in conditioner. Not only does it stretch the dye further, but I find that it's very, very common for pastel pinks to have poor coverage and require multiple treatments. With a darker shade, at least you won't have to go out and get another tub of it.
by AndyaPosted 9 months ago
The time one waits is really up to you. I make suggestions like three weeks if bleach and one to two weeks if a bleach bath is applied. This is because a bleach bath would be less damaging for the hair.
My esteemed colleague has provided some great advice. This is a strand test with the bleach bath or any other product you would apply to the hair. A strand test is applying the product of bleach bath to a very small section of hair and then checking the strand every few minutes to watch the results. This will help to determine how long to leave the product on the hair to get the desired results. The other great advice is better to use a darker dye then the color you would like to get and then dilute the dye with conditioner. I usually place about four ounces of conditioner in a small plastic bowl, then add a pinky nail sized drop of the medium colored dye (pink) onto the conditioner. Then, I mix the dye and conditioner together. The resulting color of the mixture on white hair is usually the result one will get. Again strand tests help. If the resulting mixture is too light I add another small drop of dye and then mix again. Much easier to slowly add a little dye to a lot of the conditioner, then trying to add a little conditioner to a lot of the dye.
I have never run across a salon that charged for correcting their mistake except the one you mentioned. Please do not go back there again. Obviously they care about getting huge amounts of cash for very poor work. Here is a humble suggestion. Call a place after you have researched the salon and ask about prices for services, how long (years) the professionals working there have been a cosmetologist, ask about the brands of products they use. Some salons only use Aveda or Paul Mitchell or Redken products. I prefer a salon that uses different brands, because different things work better on one person than another person. Moving to a new place can be a little unsettling. I know I have moved maybe nine times. If see a lady with a great hair color or cut and she has roots showing, ask her where she got that beautiful color or cut and whom performed the great service. Join social groups in the area where you live, find groups with your interests/hobbies. Be a friend to make a friend and be yourself.. Some cities where I live publish a local newspaper with listing of activities in the area.
Best of luck and please keep sharing your experiences.
These are my humble opinions and suggestions.
by worm3rckPosted 9 months ago
Is that price in USD?? Tbh you got off lucky. I once paid like over $400 USD to have my natural dark hair bleached platinum... the stylist applied bleach to the roots first!! You can guess what happened. They did fix it in later appointments but I had to wait 6 weeks at a time between them, oh and I paid for them. So yeah I have serious trust issues now. Probably still came out better than me attempting it myself, but.
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