Hair Colour – What You Need To Know

Changing Your Hair Colour? Find Out What To Ask Your Hairdresser When You Visit Stephen Young Hair Salon in West Wimbledon

There are many reasons that you may want to change your hair colour. Perhaps you feel like you're stuck in a style rut following months of lockdowns, or it could be that you feel your hair shade simply does not suit you now.

Whatever the reason, our hair colour experts at Stephen Young Hair Salon in West Wimbledon are here to help. Read on to find out some of our Frequently Asked Questions about hair colour and then book in for a complimentary hair colour consultation.

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Which Hair Colour Should I Choose?

Our hair colour specialists can help you find a hair colour that suits you and makes you feel fabulous! We will take into consideration factors including your skin tone and eye colour, plus your maintenance and styling needs. 

How Can I Explain The Hair Colour I Want To My Stephen Young Colourist?

If you want a specific hair colour then your best option is to show your Stephen Young colourist your Pinterest board or any other inspirations you've seen. Do not worry if you are unsure of how to describe the colour, we will ask you the right questions and show you some colour samples to help us find your dream hair colour together.

What Is A Patch Test & Why Do I Need One?

Thankfully, allergic reactions to hair dye are quite rare, but they can happen at any time and for a variety of reasons including a change in medication, illness or hormonal imbalances.  It is, therefore, important to follow our salon guidelines when it comes to patch testing. Other names for a patch testing include skin testing and allergy alert testing.

If you haven't visited our West Wimbledon salon before, or it's been more than six months since your last colour service with us then we will need to carry out a simple allergy alert test at least 48 hours prior to your service. 

Which Comes First, The Hair Cut Or The Hair Colour?

We would usually recommend having your hair colour service performed before you have your hair cut and styled. Your Stephen Young stylist can then make sure the colour enhances the hairstyle you have so you end up with the overall look you desire. 

I'm Pregnant, Can I Still Have My Hair Coloured?

Firstly, congratulations! According to the NHS, most research into colouring your hair during pregnancy and breastfeeding indicates that it is safe to colour your hair as the level of chemical coming into contact with your scalp is low. 

Many pregnant women wait until after the first trimester to have their hair coloured but please read the official NHS guidelines for colouring your hair when pregnant.

Can I Have My Hair Coloured If I'm Under 16?  

No, we do not offer hair colour for clients under the age of 16. 

How Much Will My Hair Colour Appointment Cost? 

Our stylists have different skill levels and are graded according to the experience & expertise they have had in the hairdressing industry which is reflected in the price of each service. During your hair colour consultation we will be able to quote for your hair colour service. View our price list here.

I'm Brunette, Can I Achieve Platinum Blonde Hair?

Please be aware that a major hair colour transformation, such as moving from brunette to a platinum blonde, takes time, patience and money. We will pre-lighten your hair before applying your desired blonde tone, but we may not be able to lift the colour in just one appointment, whilst retaining the health of your hair. 

During your complimentary hair colour consultation we will assess the condition of your hair to make sure it is healthy enough to cope with a dramatic colour change. 

Do You Offer Bright Hair Colours or Pastel Hair Colours?

Yes! We offer all the colours under the rainbow here at Stephen Young Hair Salon in West Wimbledon! We can create pastel hair shades such as pretty pinks, lilacs and blues, as well as vibrant reds, greens and magentas.

We can even create stunning colour effects such as hidden panels of rainbow tones, bright colour melts and beyond - simply show your Stephen Young colourist the look you are going for and we'll make it work for you.

How Do I Book In For My New Hair Colour At Stephen Young Hair Salon in West Wimbledon?

Whether you want balayage, lowlights, or a stunning pastel hair colour, make sure to book an appointment at the best salon in West Wimbledon! Just call us on 020 8946 5120 or book online here.