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Colour Correction

Have you ever had the overwhelming urge to change up your hair colour?

If so, it is important to take the time to make an appointment at a hair salon to give your hair the expert treatment it deserves. However, for some the hair colour calling is so strong they immediately drive to the store, grab a box of hair dye, and do the deed themselves. If that is the case, you may get undesirable results, in terms of both the colour and integrity of your hair. If that is the case, you will need colour correction from a hair salon.

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Colour Correction made by our Master Colourist Ele

What is a Hair Colour Correction?

A colour correction is when a professional salon needs to correct the undesirable results of a previous hair colouring, done either at home or at a different hair salon. The undesirable colour can be the result of years spent dying hair using boxed hair dye or by an inexperienced stylist not taking the proper steps to make a colour transition. While some colour corrections can be done in a step or two, others can be very complex and require several different visits to a salon.


Protecting Your Hair During a Colour Correction to Make it Lighter

The first thing to realise is that when hair gets lightened, colour is actually taken out of the hair, not put into the hair. This process causes hair to lose other essential proteins, leaving hair stripped of some nutrients. Repeatedly lightening hair can potentially cause damage to your hair, making it essential to protect your hair.

Many colour corrections are spaced over several visits. Individual goals need to be realistic because the overall integrity of the hair is always taken into consideration.

What to Expect With a Colour Correction to Darken Hair


If your hair is too light and you would like to correct the colour by making it darker, your hair will need to be filled. This means that pigment will need to be inserted back into your hair, and once the hair is filled it will need to be coloured at least one more time (sometimes more than once) to get the hair colour you desire. The reasoning for a filler is to insert warm tones back into the hair, this helps to avoid the hair looking muddy when going from light to dark, acting as a middle shade.

How Long Does a Hair Colour Correction Take?

It is almost impossible to put an exact time on a colour correction, as it all depends on how drastic a change is needed and how much damage has been inflicted upon the hair. In some cases, a colour correction can be fixed in a few hours. However, in most cases, it will take either one very long session, or multiple sessions spread out over a few weeks, to get your hair looking beautiful and healthy once again.

Only Trust an Expert With Hair Colouring

A great way to save yourself time and money is to only trust an experienced hairdresser to colour your hair. Oftentimes, in order to get a certain shade, it will require multiple steps of different hair colours, and it is impossible to know exactly what to do without the help of a hair colouring expert. Chemicals in hair colour and bleach are very tricky to work with correctly and can result in damage to the hair if not done by a professional. Avoid having to eventually get a colour correction by throwing away the boxes of hair dye at your house and visit a professional at a hair salon.

Honesty With Your Hairdresser

Your hairdresser is here to help you, always. They are your partner in beauty, and hopefully your relationship will last for years. Always tell your hairdresser all of your “hair history.” Lying about what you have done to your hair or what is in it can often lead to major damage when using chemicals. They will never judge, no matter how embarrassed you may feel. Be as honest with your hairdresser as you are with your doctor. It is your hair health.

Colour Correction in Manchester at Antonacci Hair & Beauty Salon

If you are currently unhappy with the colour of your hair and want it fixed, contact us at Antonacci Hair & Beauty salon in Ancoats, Manchester. The salon is a specialist centre for those in need of hair colour correction services.  Our team of expert and experienced hair colourists work with clients on a daily basis who have had colour issues elsewhere and trust us to resolve the often challenging results.  If you want more information on hair colour correction please book a free hair consultation on the link below. 


Antonacci Colour Correction Gallery- videos

 COLOUR CORRECTION -  Photos Gallery


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We understand that hair disasters happen. Whether it be a bad home dye, or a bad salon experience. Don’t fall into the trap of grabbing that next bottle of dye or thinking that the only solution is chopping the tresses….the Colour Correction experts at Antonacci Hair & Beauty salon are here to help.

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