As women we are often defined by our hair color – redheads are thought to be wild and carefree, brunettes are believed to be sexy and studious and everyone knows that blondes have more fun, right?
Hair color is a fantastic way of showing your personality, and the shade you choose can give other people clues as to who you are and what you are all about.
It’s no surprise then that the decision to change your hair color can be the first step to a whole new you!
Why change your hair color?
We usually switch our hair color because we are ready for a change. There can be many reasons for this, for example a break-up or divorce, or because you’re starting a new school or job, or maybe you’re just tired of the same old look.
Changing your hair color can really feel like a new beginning, and a new color along with a new cut can make you feel like a completely different person which can give your confidence a huge boost.
We’re not talking a shade or two difference here but an extreme color makeover, for example, if you’ve always had long brown hair, going for the chop and changing your hair color to blonde can give you a new lease of life – equally, if you’ve always been blonde, dying your hair brown or red can make you feel like a new person.
This can be quite a daunting prospect, but when you walk through the door and your family and friends can’t believe how amazing you look, then it will all have been worth it.
So why did you make the change
We asked some of our friends and Twitter followers what prompts them to make a hair color transformation. Drop a comment at the bottom of the page and let me know what prompted your last (or first!) hair color change, and I will add it to the list.
“I don’t change my color that often. When I do it’s usually a major change. My last update was going blonde after spending 9 years as a brunette, which was pretty drastic. The reason for the change was a divorce! – Jamie, Toulouse, France
“It is a bit of a cliche, but my first hair color was a total act of rebellion. I bought a home color kit and me and my best friend went wild in the bathroom. The results were, erm, interesting.” – Anita, Miami
“First hair color? I think I bought the cheapest product in the shop when I was a teenager, but I can’t remember the shade. Nowadays I change quite regularly, usually so I have something to write about for HairColorCode.com!” – Susie, UK
Go forth and color!
The best piece of advice we can give here at Hair Color Code is never rush into changing your hair color.
Feel free to choose something completely different to your usual shade, but take the time to really think it through, taking into account your complexion, your style, how much maintenance you can commit to, and also how you are going to achieve the color you have chosen (salon or home dye kit).
Good luck, and a Happy New You!Changing Hair Color - Transform Yourself!,
i have medium blonde hair but i want to go lighter
im not to sure if i should do highlights or not
i also thought about doing a darker brown under after the blonde highlights
what do u think
Carol Mack says
I colored my hair and it came out a horrible red. wanted a light golden blonde. Can I recolor my hair and what can I use. My hair color is awful for me.
Amanda Panda :) says
i put a booster on my hair in june,the color is still there,but not as bright. i want to go jet black without my hair turning green. lbd. how is this possible?
Susie B says
Your hair shouldn’t turn green when dying it black. I have heard of this happening when Henna dye has been used but a professional product should not cause this to happen. If you stick to a popular brand rather than a cheaper non branded product you shouldn’t have any problems.
Good luck and let us know how you get on!
Crimson color shade
Hi hope you can help. I dyed my hair red a few months ago but then wanted to go purple (vibrant purple), bought a box dye and it’s gone really dark purple (like a plum, wine color). My natural color is dark brown with plenty of grey so wanted to do something “out there”, but didn’t work. How do I get to the vibrant purple I want from here? Do I need to bleach up to yellow or pale yellow or what? Thanks.
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