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Hairdresser disaster! Help please

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Tessticklesyourfancy Sat 11-Feb-17 17:23:21

I had my hair highlighted yesterday and it's terrible. I usually colour my own roots, have done for several years, then have foils every few months
I use wells koleston blonde 12/11
The person who did my hair is on maternity leave so I tried a mobile hairdresser, she cut my hair a couple of weeks ago and its nice so I thought I'd get her to colour it, bad move.
I'd normally have foils in a lighter blonde/ bleach and a dark blonde
She suggested just having bleach and having it more ash as it's quite warm. Sounded ok but I've ended up with yellow roots about a good two inches then really light, the top is really bad doesn't even look highlighted
She used foils but the top and sides were done with what looked like a spatula with a comb at the end. She seemed a bit panicky by the time the top was being done and I think the bleach h can't have been in my hair more than five minutes
When she'd finished and she showed me I didn't realise how bad it was because I was sat with the light behind me so although it wasn't what I was expecting it didn't seem that bad but seeing it in daylight it's horrible

I really don't trust her to sort it out now. What can I do? Could I use the 12/11 on the roots to lighten them? I've washed it in silver shampoo but it made no difference
Ive also got a dark blonde colour 6/0 is that any use for anything, don't normally use it but it was sent by mistake
I've got my hair in a ponytail as it looks such a dog and short of wearing a hat I don't know what to do. Please help x

NickMyLipple Sat 11-Feb-17 17:26:09

Can you post a picture so we can advise?

Tessticklesyourfancy Sat 11-Feb-17 17:28:45

I'll have a go but it's under artificial light so it might be a bit hit and miss, I'll take pictures in different rooms and see what comes out best. Thank you 😊

DaphneDeLaFontaine Sat 11-Feb-17 17:30:30

I bet it's not as bad as you think.

EatsShitAndLeaves Sat 11-Feb-17 17:33:56

Tbh with hair disasters I think the only solution is to cough up and visit a really good colourist. You don't want a "general" hairdresser - you need someone who specialises in colour and nothing else.

Trying to rectify it yourself is very likely to make it worse.

I'd speak to your friends (who have great highlights) and see if anyone can recommend someone really good.

TBH I sympathise - it took me ages to find my current (brilliant) colourist. I think I'd weep if she moved.

Tessticklesyourfancy Sat 11-Feb-17 17:34:27

Just trying different rooms and lights

FellOutOfBed2wice Sat 11-Feb-17 17:44:27

That doesn't look that terrible! Can you show us the contrast between the roots and ends if they're very different?

Tessticklesyourfancy Sat 11-Feb-17 17:45:26

Just trying different rooms and lights

Tessticklesyourfancy Sat 11-Feb-17 17:46:31

Diffence in colour but it honestly looks even worse in daylight blush

Disabrie22 Sat 11-Feb-17 17:47:07

It looks like it might need a toner and then purple shampoo - what colour were you hoping for as it looks nice to me?

Disabrie22 Sat 11-Feb-17 17:47:39

Top is yellowy - I get it

Tessticklesyourfancy Sat 11-Feb-17 18:06:09

Ended up clipping part of it up to so the difference. More difficult than I realised trying to take a photo of the top of my head! There's no light blonde highlights anywhere near the roots, just the yellow then the really light further down.

Hrre Sat 11-Feb-17 18:09:47

I agree it's bad especially the difference between orange/ yellowy roots and lighter ends. I wouldn't suggest trying to do anything yourself I would go to a recommended colourist tomorrow if you can? It's no so bad you can't go out or anything but I wouldn't be happy with that.

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sat 11-Feb-17 18:19:09

It's not good, it has to be said. I think you need to get to a colourist - the orangey hue you could try and tackle with toner but I think the two different colours is a matter for a professional.

Tessticklesyourfancy Sat 11-Feb-17 18:49:31

I'm well and truly fed up. It looks far better than this when I do my own roots
I live in a village not a city so no hairdressers open on a Sunday and quite a lot close Mondays too, including the one I went too who's now on ml. Tuesday I'm at a meeting at dad's care home which is a three hour round trip away so it's going to be Wednesday before I can get it sorted sad
One friend went to the same hairdresser so I can't ask her one uses henna one has never coloured her hair a a couple just do semis at home, I work mainly with blokes so that's no use either.

Tessticklesyourfancy Sat 11-Feb-17 18:53:08

I just can't figure out why it's all the roots that are yellow and not highlighted bits if that makes sense, it looks as if all that part has had colour plonked on

Gingerbreadmam Sat 11-Feb-17 18:57:44

she did your ends first then roots? thats why it has gone wrong. your ends will have already been light so wouldnt need bleach on as long as your roots.

the only fix is going darker, a base 8 or 7 all over but you will still have a darker root.

going to a salon and getting lots of fine highlights through your roots, some low lights through the ends and a toner all over.

you could ombre it? i wouldnt use base 6 though thats more like a mid brown and i think you would get a shock.

Gingerbreadmam Sat 11-Feb-17 18:58:27

i agree she has coloured the majority of your roots rather than highlighted them. she doesnt sound experienced in colouring at all.

DearMrDilkington Sat 11-Feb-17 19:01:43

Jesus that is bad, I can see why your upset. Get some purple shampoo and it should sort it right out. I hope you didn't pay much for it.

Tessticklesyourfancy Sat 11-Feb-17 19:29:33

£70 no cut.
I usually pay 75 in salin

PatMullins Sat 11-Feb-17 19:30:58


Pandamanda3 Sat 11-Feb-17 19:46:59

Hey there oh had this a few times myself!
It surprises me how many colourists hairdressers can be so wrong,
Why on earth did she bleach your length (ends)?
You wouldn't need them bleaching?

When you say bleach do you mean bleach bleach or are you talking peroxide and colour?

What vol did she use too as you can get this if you use 20 or 30vol. If your hairs base is naturally dark you'd need a higher lift tint.

Is she deffinatly trained? It's been a while since I trained but God that's so confusing I can't understand what she was hoping for.

If you know what vol it will help, there is a high lift tint that takes it 3/4 shades lighter with just peroxide not full on bleach but depends what you actually had on it.

You could try that in foils with maybe darker blond just to counter act the yellow then if it's too bright use a toner or bleach bath

Hope this helps, but not 100% sure what she's used to say for certain.

EatsShitAndLeaves Sat 11-Feb-17 19:47:43

I'm not going to lie - that's pretty bad.

When I get my highlights done my colourist puts all the dye/bleach (she puts 4 colours in) at the roots and doesn't touch the ends - because they have already been coloured.

I think your hairdresser has no experience of colour and done the opposite.

I don't (as per pp) think you can fix this.

Any dye you apply will "take" differently between the colour of your roots and ends i.e. you will end up with the same tonal difference - just a differing colour.

If you are "up north" I can recommend my colourist. Frankly I think you cut/grow it out or have it professionally fixed.

I posted this on another thread a while ago about highlights - this is why I love my colourist.

Pandamanda3 Sat 11-Feb-17 19:49:03

And £70 Id have my head in my hands!
Ask her for a refund hun x

TeethDrama Sat 11-Feb-17 22:07:57

I'd go to another hairdresser and ask for your usual dark blonde and light blonde highlights. It will all blend in over time. It seems the roots haven't had bleach in long enough to lift the colour. My hairdresser does my roots then only paints on the lengths for the last 5 mins.

Bear in mind it will all fade down after 2-3 weeks. I hear you though, I hate the sinking feeling of hair colour you aren't happy with!

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