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How to handle a hair colour gone wrong

11/11/2016 / Uncategorized

Sometimes, bad hair colour happens to good people. If you’ve had a disaster and been through the horror of the hair colour correction process, you’ll know how it goes: hours of excitement as you sit and have your foils popped in, a moment of doubt at the backwash as your colourist confers with another frantically, and then the slow, creeping dread that sets in as your hair dries a completely different colour to what you were expecting. Whether it’s blonde gone brassy, highlights applied with all the precision of Picasso or hair gone the colour of dishwater after one dye too many, it’s a minefield out there.

We caught up with Jonny Long, colourist supremo at Lockonego, who’s seen more hair colour mishaps than you’ve had hot dinners. And – luckily for us – he’s a dab hand at fixing them. ‘Your colourist wants you to walk out of the salon happy. That’s all they want.’ he told us, ‘So no matter how dire the situation, there’s always a way to rectify it. Read on for Jonny’s tips for doing damage control on a dye disaster…

By Daniela Morosini

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