6 tips to find the perfect hair color for your wedding with Schwarzkopf Professional Salon
It is said a person’s hair is their crowning glory, and that is especially true for brides. How they wear their locks at their wedding can make all the difference to a bridal look. Every ensemble and event calls for a different hairstyle, from loose waves paired with a gown to a tight low bun for the traditional wedding and a sleek mane for the reception.
After months of being confined at home due to the lockdown, just like your skin and health, your hair requires some dedicated TLC for your big day. For brides tying the knot amidst the Pandemic, while your dream wedding may not be happening exactly as you planned, you definitely can get the gorgeous hair you desire at Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Salon. With their impeccable services and stringent health guidelines in place, you can indulge stress-free in the hair care and makeover you deserve.
Just before the pandemic began, we had the opportunity to follow to-be-bride Twisha through her hair consultation and transformation thanks to the expert colorist at Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Salon as she geared up for her wedding. Having always nurtured a love for colored hair, she was amazed by the insightful experience, which she shared along with inputs from the colorist, as well as six important things to keep in mind to ensure that your hair looks fabulous – in any color or style – on your big day.
1. Leave it to the Experts
As a bride, the spotlight will be entirely on you at your wedding, so everything has to look perfect, from your heels to your hair. It’s always good to leave the care and coloring of your tresses in the hands of experts such as those at a Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Salon near you. The experts there share, “A Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Salon will provide you with the best in color result and hair quality, as well as ensure the coloring technique is personalized to your requirements, promising to make you look and feel your best on your special day. Every bride would want their locks to look and be in the best royal state for their wedding. The Igora Royal range from Schwarzkopf Professional gives true HD hair color, true to tuft shades, intense vibrancy, enhanced color longevity and strengthened hair quality.”
2. Use products for your unique hair type
Any form of hair coloring takes a toll on one’s locks despite improved formulations and hair care products that are formulated to minimize any damage. However, the type and quality of your hair impacts the vibrancy, longevity and luster of your final result after coloring. The correct shade and formula should be chosen only after the assessment of your hair health and quality by highly trained colorists. Twisha shared, “My hair is quite long, voluminous, and naturally curly. After an extensive analysis with my colorist, we decided to go for a global hair color in a rich dark burgundy shade with red highlights that would make the color pop in every hairstyle
3. Trust the color selection process
Color selection is a science, and has a great impact on our overall look. Considering your skin tone while choosing your global color shade is imperative. Skin tone can be cool, warm or neutral and it is best to match the tone for an enhanced result. Also, for highlighting, deciding the placement of lighter or darker pieces requires great precision because like makeup, specific shades can be used to highlight or contour your face structure. The contrast of shades also helps in creating an illusion of volume or fullness as well as depth and texture.
The colorist shares, “The Igora Royal palette is completely intermixable with one another enabling every colorist to create tones of their choice and cater to the different requirements of customers. The high lifting shades and pre-lighteners are integrated with bonding technology that ensures the hair structure is intact during and after the color service. This makes color possibilities endless and gives every colorist and customer a fearless approach to color.”
Twisha, who has always stayed within a comfortable palette of honey and caramel tones, chose to try something new for her wedding. She shares “The red hues of my new hair color were chosen to complement my almond skin tone with warm undertones and will make me look more radiant and glowing. Also, since I am considering a pre-dominantly pastel palette for my wedding wardrobe, the richness and depth of hair color will perfectly complement the soft, romantic hues.”
4. Personalize your hues to perfection
Twisha’s colorist explained the science behind the Igora Royal range, “For this bridal appointment, personalization was key. Based on the quality and color assessment and Twisha’s vision and references, the formula was adjusted to achieve the closest and best possible outcome. The shades used were from our red violet palette – Igora Royal Fashion Shade 5-99 and Fashion Lights L-89. Two beautiful wine shades were placed in contrast to one another, yet blended into one another. L-89 has the integrated bonding technology ensuring strengthened hair quality. An extra trick was to shampoo the hair with Goodbye Yellow to adjust the violet tone and to seal the service with Fiberplex No. 2 for lasting strength. The Color Freeze treatment was added for enhancing the radiance and shine. The look was finished with Osis+ Upload for Volume and Nutri-shield serum for heat protection.”
5. Post-color hair care for lasting results
No transformation is sustainable without due care and maintenance. Twisha added, “My hair tends to get dry at the tips, and I was advised to include the Schwarzkopf Professional Bonacure pH 4.5 Color Freeze Sulfate Free collection which comprised a shampoo, conditioner, and mask for colored hair to ensure my hair stays soft, shiny and vibrant.” For some truly nourishing haircare that is imbued with the age-old goodness of natural oils our mothers and grandmothers used to swear by, the new Oil Ultime range is a must try as well. A light blend of natural oils and self-evaporating silicone oils, this unique collection of products is going to give your hair the pampering it deserves! A generous spritz with the Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Sparkler Shine Spray is all you need to seal in that alluring shine and style everytime.
6. Plan your timeline before the wedding
Planning for your wedding includes a lot of big decisions, and you need to get an early jump on things such as finalizing your makeup and hair looks to avoid any stress. Consulting your colorist a few months in advance and trying out your desired hair transformation is a great way to ensure you get what you want while allowing for any corrections and changes to be done in time. Typically most hair color treatments fade in three to six months, and can be refreshed later. Twisha shared, “Once you achieve the look you are happy with, make it a point to get all the color details from your stylist. While getting it refreshed by the same colorist is advisable, if you have the product information, any Schwarzkopf Professional can do a great job of restoring it to its glory.”
Talking about the best time to schedule your final visit to a hair salon, the colorist recommended, “A new hair color looks its best after two shampoos. So the best time for a hair color transformation or a color refresher is to visit your hair salon a week before the special day.”
Disclaimer: The video was shot before the COVID-19 Pandemic, and hence does not include the use of any masks or other safety gear that is currently implemented in the salon.