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Many women opt to color their hair at home these days in exchange for saving a few dollars. There's nothing wrong with coloring your own hair but it's important to be aware of the type of kit you're purchasing. There are a variety of at-home systems that professional stylists recommend. They, of course, don't want you taking there jobs away but if you need a quick fix, there are options.
John Frieda Precision Foam Colour
Best of Beauty winner in "Allure" magazine in 2011, John Frieda Precision Foam Colour is an at-home hair color kit with many shades. Colorist Rona O'Conner told "Allure" that this kit is foolproof and "the light consistency is easy to work through the hair, so color stays even from roots to ends." In less than 30 minutes you'll have the fabulous shade you desire in the comfort of your own home.
Clairol Natural Instincts
As long as you're doing a single process, it's easy to dye your hair at home, according to Sarah Smith, "Real Simple" writer. Rita Hazan, owner of the Rita Hazan Salon in New York City, tells "Real Simple" magazine that she favors Clairol Natural Instincts, which is a formula that lasts through 28 shampoos. It's gentler than permanent color because it lacks ammonia and conditions your hair to make it look glossier. Hazan also says, “the right shade enhances a woman’s face and hair texture without overpowering her."
L'Oreal Paris Sublime Mousse by Healthy Look
New York City salon owner Marie Robinson recommends L'Oreal Paris Sublime Mousse. Robinson tells "Women's Health" magazine that blondes with cool tones should look for color such as champagne or beige while brunettes with cool tones should look for chocolate or espresso shades. She says if you're dying to go red then make sure you "steer clear of copper or cherry descriptions and go for a medium auburn." She goes on to say that this "will give contrast to rosy skin, not match it."
Clairol Herbal Essences Highlights
Don't be afraid of at-home highlights. Brad Johns, artistic director of Avon Salon & Spa in New York City, recommends Clairol Herbal Essences Highlights. This formula includes a two-pronged comb that's filled with the formula so you have the right amount. He goes on to say, "the pros recommend spacing highlights about 1 1/2 inches apart and brushing the bleach on both sides of the hair from roots to ends."