Is an All Over Color right for you?

An “All Over Color” generally refers to a hair coloring technique where the entire head of hair is colored with a single process. This process involves applying hair color to the roots, mid-lengths, and ends. This technique is often used to cover grays, change natural hair color, or create a new base shade. It’s a versatile option that allows for dramatic transformations or subtle shifts in appearance. This process changes the entire head of hair to go darker and/or to give a new one dimensional tone.
When considering an All Over Color service, it’s important to select a shade that compliments your skin tone and maintenance routine. It is also important to consider factors that may make this service NOT right for you. A few examples are if you like highlights, a more dimensional look, or if you are wanting to be lighter than your current color. Consulting with a professional colorist can help determine if the desired result is achievable with an All Over Color service.
The process of getting an All Over Color involves several steps:
1. **Consultation:** Prior to the service you and the stylist will discuss your desired look, history of color services, and the condition of your hair. This will help the stylist determine which color formulation will be best to achieve your goal. Pictures can be a great tool to give a visual reference for the stylist. To ensure the best results, it is important to be transparent about your full color history (professionally and at-home), allergies/sensitivities, and medications.
2. **Preparation:** To work with a clean canvas – On the day of the appointment, the stylist may clarify your hair to remove any surface buildup from products, the environment, and minerals from water. A healing conditioning treatment may be applied, adding nourishment and balancing the porosity of the hair. This helps to promote longevity of color.
3. **Application:** The color is strategically applied from roots to ends with a color brush or a bottle.
4. **Processing Time:** Color takes varying times to process and penetrate the hair shaft. The colorist will determine the appropriate processing time based on factors discussed in the consultation and your desired results.
5. **Shampoo and Condition:** Color-safe shampoo and conditioner is used to remove the processed color and cleanse and condition your hair. These products help seal the cuticle, nourish the hair and enhance color longevity.
6. **Drying and Styling:** After your hair is cleansed, it’s typically dried and styled as desired.
Remember the all over color process can vary based on factors like hair condition, length, texture, and individual color history. It’s important to rely on a professional colorist for the best results, as they have the expertise to handle the nuances of color application and formulation while maintaining the integrity & health of the hair.

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