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How to Find a Grey Hair Transition Hairdresser

Embracing your natural grey, silver, or white hair is an exciting journey towards a unique and empowering hairstyle. However, finding a hairdresser who specialises in colour transitions can be a daunting task. Not all hairdressers are experienced in this new colouring technique or equipped to guide you through the process. So, how do you find the right hairdresser for a successful and beautiful grey hair colour transition?

As a hairstylist with 31 years of experience, specialising in grey hair colour transitions for the past 10 years, I'd like to share some insightful tips to help you find a hairdresser who can blend your natural hair colour seamlessly with your old hair colour, leading you towards your goal of embracing your beautiful natural shades of grey, silver, and white.

1. Where to Start Looking:

  • Conduct a Google search using the keywords "Grey hair colour specialist" in your area (e.g., Melbourne). This will help you find salons and stylists who advertise this service.

  • Reach out to your favourite professional product line and inquire if they can recommend a salon specialising in grey hair colour transitioning.

  • Ask women with natural hair colour if they had assistance from their stylist in growing it out and if they would recommend their services.

2. Consultations:

  • Look for a salon that specialises in colour or approach a salon where you feel comfortable. Inquire about speaking with their senior colourist regarding colour blending back to your natural tones.

3. Questions to Ask the Colourist:

  • What is the process, and what options do I have?

  • How long will the colour service take?

  • What is the cost for this service?

  • When will I start to see a blend, and how long will it last?

  • Can you provide before and after photos of clients who have undergone this process?

4. Red Flags:

  • Be cautious if the stylist tries to convince you to keep colouring your hair or shares personal opinions about looking too young or old. Their suggestions should align with your goals.

  • Avoid stylists who recommend blonde highlights to blend in the white or grey hairs. Colouring a blonde over your newly grown hair is not the path to achieving colour-free hair, nor a silver tone.

  • Pay attention to hesitations or phrases like "maybe we could try..." or "maybe we could just do...". Confidence in their process is essential.

5. How to Know You Can Trust the Hairdresser:

  • A positive and inspiring consultation that supports your hair colour goals.

  • Clear direction and a step-by-step plan for the colour service, ensuring your understanding about the process.

  • Open communication addressing all your questions and concerns with positive and confident feedback. The stylist should offer advice and options that align with your desires, needs, and lifestyle.

  • A quote and realistic time frame provided for the grey hair transition process, including any recommended treatments and home haircare.

6. Time to Think:

  • A grey hair transition requires commitment. The realistic time frame for transitioning and colour blending, taking you from coloured hair to zero colour maintenance is usually 3-6 months, equivalent to 3-4 salon visits, depending on your approach.

  • Take all the time you need to carefully consider and decide when you feel prepared to embark on this transformative journey.

In addition to these tips, I offer personalised hair consultations specifically tailored to help you discover the perfect grey hair transition path that aligns perfectly with your unique hair goals. This consultation serves as an invaluable resource, empowering you to confidently approach any salon or colourist and take the first step towards blending in your natural colour seamlessly. Alternatively, you can explore my book, LOVE YOUR HAIR, which is designed to be like a personal hair consultation just for you. It comes in both print and audible versions for your convenience. As someone truly passionate about connecting with my guests, I have personally narrated the book, ensuring you have the opportunity to listen to me as I guide you through a transformative consultation journey.

Even if you don't reside near Melbourne, Australia, I can still assist you. I offer online consultations to clients worldwide and have a vast network of salons and stylists globally. If I don't personally know a salon or stylist in your area, I have effective ways of finding the right one. You can find more tips in my book, LOVE YOUR HAIR, or simply ask me during one of my consultations.

I hope this information boosts your confidence in approaching salons and equips you with the knowledge to ask the right questions during your research. It's time to embark on an empowering journey towards your best and most suited hair color: your unique combination of grey, silver, and white.

Remember, "Confidence starts from the hair down." by Natalie Varrasso

By Natalie Varrasso


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