Color Correction & Transformation
What’s the difference between a color correction and a transformation? A correction is about “fixing” hair. A transformation is more about “changing” hair.
These services involve more expertise, time and product than standard color or highlighting. They can be significantly more expensive as a result, but not always. Some can actually be done in the same amount of time as a full highlight so the cost is about the same. It all depends on your hair. Corrections and transformations are priced hourly, but your colorist will give you a written price range before starting work.
If you require a consultation prior to your service there is a pre-paid consultation fee of seventy-five dollars. The fee is credited toward your service at check-out, but is non-refundable if you choose not to proceed.
Color correction requires a colorist that’s seen it all and isn’t going to make your hair worse. It also requires someone that will be honest about the results you can expect. A major focus of many corrections is restoring the structural integrity of damaged hair. Your colorist also needs to have experience in this area. Examples of color correction include;
- Clearly visible multiple grow out periods that appear as bands of different color
- Uneven application resulting in a splotchy or patchy look
- Color applied over another color resulting in multiple unwanted hues
Color transformation services involve going from one reasonably well done color to a very different color. A few examples of color transformations are:
- Changing from black, dark brown or red to light blonde or platinum
- Most “mermaid”, “oil slick” and mutli-colored vivids
- Going from light blonde highlights back to your natural darker color (we call this a tint back)