The Ultimate Tools to Color Your Hair Like a Pro
by Susannah Murdock January 10, 2018
Image by Madison Reed
Maybe you’re already a pro at coloring your hair at home. In which case--high five! (With a gloved hand, of course, because pros know not to get hair color everywhere). But if you’re one of the women who still feels a little shaky with an applicator bottle, read on, because we’re about to let you in on a little hair color secret…
The Secret to Flawless Hair at Home? One Word: Tools
It may seem a little anticlimactic, but it’s true. Professional tools = professional results. Even if the only “pro” you’ve run into when coloring your own hair is “pro”blems, the right tools get the job done right, every. single. time.
So What Hair Color Tools Do I Need?
Glad you asked. Straight from our Color Crew of professional colorists, here are the tools you need to color like a pro…
Bowl + Brush
And not just any bowl and brush. That is, don’t grab a metal mixing bowl from your kitchen as the metal may cause a chemical reaction with your color. You want to use a salon-quality Professional Bowl and Brush made for hair color. With a bowl and brush, you can better see where you are applying color, so you get professional coverage, precise application, and complete saturation.
Wide Tooth Comb
Don’t overlook this underrated tool. Rather than use your gloved fingers to pull the color through, you want a Professional Comb to ensure even coverage.
To section or not to section, that is the hair color question. And here is your answer: you can certainly color your hair without dividing it into sections first, but there are strong benefits to sectioning. Sectioning hair before application allows you to really saturate the areas you need to while keeping the hair you’re not working on out of the way. It also helps you keep track of where you have already applied color, organizing your application to make sure you are thorough. However, a lot of people who color their hair at home are intimidated by the thought of dividing hair into sections “like a pro.” If you’re one of those people, here’s a blog post with a video tutorial on sectioning hair. It’s easy—and even easier with durable, Professional Hair Clips that are a cinch to use.
So you got all the tools but are still afraid you’ll make a mess of things. We get it. Even the pros can make a mess sometimes, which is why they use professional smocks, and now you can, too. What better way to play salon than with your very own lightweight, snap-front smock? Save your old t-shirts for something else, ‘cause we’ve got the perfect smock right here.
Less muss, less fuss, and hair color so gorgeous, people will ask you where you get your hair done. We suggest saying at the prestigious Salon de Moi, and then giving yourself a hefty tip.
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