Emerson Salon is situated smack dab in the center of Seattle’s urban area that includes students, professionals, young style mavens, artists and the LGBTQ community. This creates a cornucopia of hair styles and hair colors to stare at up and down the Pike and Pine corridor near where the salon is located. We have MANY clients ask for exciting and bold shades of extreme haircolors like red, blue, green, etc. Extreme haircolor is generally a bold semi permanent color that is deposited following a bleaching service.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Some colors require the hair to be the lightest shade of blond to show up. Example: Any pastel hue will need to be on light blond or almost white hair. Deep Purple can go on hair that is medium blond or caramel color. If your hair is previously colored or naturally dark it may be very damaging to get your hair to a lightness that will show a pastel best. So, we recommend being flexible with what you want as we generally aren’t going to attempt to bleach you to lightest blond if we think your hair may break due to aggressive bleaching.
- Once bleached, your hair will be sensitive to high heat or too much shampooing. High heat can cause major breakage on the now delicate bleached and colored hair so we recommend a medium setting. Shampooing every other day is not recommended as the color washes out with every shampoo. TIP: Get a custom color conditioner made by an Emerson Stylist by Evo’s Fabuloso Pro. Whatever goes down the drain can be replaced by a color conditioner to help make the gorgeous shade last.
- Many of our stylists use Professional Pravana Haircolor ChromaVivids. It is MUCH better than Manic Panic, Special Effects or drugstore color. Why?
A) Pravana has silk proteins which help mend the hair prior to bleaching
B) The pigments are higher quality and can be made to last longer by adding heat for 20-30min. without a cap.
C) the residue will NOT stain your items and will wash out with hot water, soap and oxiclean or bleach. TIP: if you get an extreme haircolor, avoid white towels, shirts and linens for the first week or two. The residue is known to leak or rub off sometimes. Make sure to clip hair away from neck and face to avoid residue transfer during sleep.
OR, if you want something that is completely temporary and will generally wash ALL the way out on light colored hair we can use Fabuloso Pro (see below) that is a semi permanent based on fabric dye to give you a fun new color for a 3-5 weeks only!
Here at Emerson Salon we want to make you happy and will design the look based on your hair needs. If you are willing to come in every 4-6 weeks then we say GO FOR IT! Do the color all over and rock out that new fantastic hue! If you do not want to be coming in every 4-6 weeks we recommend a balayaged color that will leave more root to buffer grow out. OR! try a blended dip-dyed effect that focuses the color only on the mid shaft and ends.
What are the latest trends for extreme haircolor? We are seeing a lot of different shades of teal and green, muted pink and icy blue (see images above) or violet gray. We recently saw a challenging extreme haircolor called,”Pixelated haircolor” that creates small boxes of veiled, extreme color that is outline by a dark brown or black color (see below.)
Be Bold, Be Brave and book a service for that AMAZING and VIBRANT color you’ve been wishing for, our independent stylists here at Emerson Salon would love to have YOU in their chair!