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how much does it cost you to have your hair highlighted

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brimfull Tue 29-Jul-08 23:02:48

and how often do you get it done?

tis quite a financial commitment I think?

just wondering if I can afford it

hifi Wed 30-Jul-08 00:44:28

i should have mine done every 4 to 5 weeks.not neccesarily the cost but the time, colour, cut and blow about 3 hours and £115 in london.
getting more grey so will have to keep on top of it.

currently at 7 weeks and wearing sunglasses as a hairband.
once you start its hard to stop,is it just to lift your colour or grey bits?

Alambil Wed 30-Jul-08 01:06:29

I have mine done every October ish - I like it naturally highlighted during the summer from the sun.

It costs about £50 or so I think - probably more now, and I usually only have a half-head done.

I hunt out studios in town looking for models to practise on - it's usually cheaper and they're watched!

MmeLindt Wed 30-Jul-08 01:10:46

I go to the L'Oreal Academy in a town nearby, where they teach hairdressers the newest styles. Only costs 5euros

I try to go every 8 weeks or so, but tbh it would be better if I could go more often as after about 6 weeks the roots really start to show.

KristinaM Wed 30-Jul-08 01:13:25

40-40 for a half head
50 for a full head

this is small local hairdressers

you can go a bit longer between getting it doen if you have a low light put in too, as its makes the roots less noticable

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 30-Jul-08 01:41:36

erm free! anytime i want, oh sorry you were asking how much it cost from a salon <who is smug about having a qualified hairdresser for a friend? no not me grin>

i paid anything from £45 - £145 depending upon which hairdressers i went to and as i have dark hair it needed doing every 8 weeks

brimfull Wed 30-Jul-08 19:37:11

don't think I'll bother

I have been using a semi-permanent colour every 3 mos or so and wanted to break the colour up a bit
too scared to do it myself

SpangleMaker Wed 30-Jul-08 19:45:40

ggirl - I have long dark hair, used semi-permanents on it but decided to go for some highlights to break the colour up as you want to do. However I didn't want to have the issue with roots or the commitment (financial but also am crap at remembering to go to the hairdressers). I also didn't want to look all stripey.

So I had them do my roots with a semi-permanent and they put some coppery sections in underneath. This means I don't have to have the lightening done every time, just the colour topped up which is much cheaper.

Cost was £60 from Toni&Guy

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Wed 30-Jul-08 19:48:12

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brimfull Wed 30-Jul-08 19:48:13

ooh good idea,am having my hair cut tomorrow I'll ask him about that..thnaks

zippitippitoes Wed 30-Jul-08 19:50:44

i do it myself about every six weeks with a loreal kit coloeur experte

it looks quite good

zippitippitoes Wed 30-Jul-08 19:51:49

avtually the last time i did it i had my haircut in toni and guy the next day and she asked where i had my colours done because they were really nice

she then said oh i use that too

brimfull Wed 30-Jul-08 19:53:47

oh really zippi!!!!

ir it one of those comb thru ones?

zippitippitoes Wed 30-Jul-08 19:54:57

the wand thing yes

you just have to do it carefully

i have had compliments

cocolepew Wed 30-Jul-08 19:55:40

The L'oreal one that zippi mentions is good, so is superdrugs own one. It's £5.99 you put on the base colour and then brush on your highlights. I just redo it when my grey shows through! Everybody comments on how nice it is <<smug>>

brimfull Wed 30-Jul-08 19:56:10

right will have a go at that

zippitippitoes Wed 30-Jul-08 20:09:59

if you look at the loreal website it gives some guidance on choosing the shade

warm and cool colour and stuff

zippitippitoes Wed 30-Jul-08 20:11:06

dont do wide strands start at the front and do alternate sides dont do too much and dont let blobs drop on your head

get a long handled comb to part hair with

brimfull Wed 30-Jul-08 20:31:18

will probably get dd to help me

zippitippitoes Wed 30-Jul-08 20:32:18

dd1 did mine the first time

make sure you leave the highlighter on long enough for best results

cornsilk Wed 30-Jul-08 20:41:20

I am very tempted by that loreal thing. Can't justify £100 on highlighting at the moment. How long does it take?

zippitippitoes Wed 30-Jul-08 20:45:17

well i would allow a while

you put on dye then rinse off then apply highlkights

i would allow about two hours

it depends how speedy you are

cornsilk Wed 30-Jul-08 20:46:10

are the highlights just one shade?

zippitippitoes Wed 30-Jul-08 21:03:44

yes you get dye for hair and a highlight mix

bythepowerofgreyskul Wed 30-Jul-08 21:05:25

I get mine done at a local salon I go every 6 weeks it costs £120 for full head of highlights and cut.

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