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Gayla Hair Designs' Ultimate Guide to Hair Coloring

Transform your look with the ultimate guide to hair coloring at Gayla Hair Designs! From choosing the perfect shade to pro tips for maintenance, we've got you covered.

Welcome to Gayla Hair Designs' comprehensive guide on hair coloring! Whether you're contemplating your first color change, looking to update your current shade, or simply curious about the process, this guide is designed to navigate you through the colorful world of hair dye. From selecting the perfect color to maintaining vibrant locks, we've got you covered.

1. Understanding Hair Color Basics

Before diving into the vast options of hair colors, it's essential to understand the basics. Hair color can be divided into four main types: temporary, semi-permanent, demi-permanent, and permanent. Each type differs in composition, longevity, and how it affects the hair shaft. Knowing the difference can help you make an informed decision about what's best for your hair health and lifestyle.

2. Choosing the Right Shade

Selecting the right hair color is more than just picking a shade you like; it involves considering your skin tone, eye color, and natural hair color. Here are some tips for choosing a flattering hue:

Warm Skin Tones: Opt for shades like honey blondes, warm browns, or rich reds.

Cool Skin Tones: Look for cool blondes, ash browns, or burgundy reds.

Neutral Skin Tones: Lucky you! Most hair colors will complement your skin.

Remember, the goal is to enhance your natural beauty, not overshadow it.

3. Popular Coloring Techniques

The world of hair coloring is full of techniques that can add dimension, depth, and a unique flair to your hair. Some popular methods include:

Balayage: A freehand technique that offers a natural, sun-kissed look.

Highlights/Lowlights: Adds contrast and depth, making your base color pop.

Single Process: A one-tone hair coloring technique that alters your overall color.

Each technique offers a different look and maintenance level, so consider what fits your style and how much time you're willing to invest in upkeep.

4. Preparing for Your Hair Color Appointment

To ensure the best results, follow these preparatory steps before your coloring session:

Consultation: Discuss with your stylist at Gayla Hair Designs your desired outcome and any concerns.

Healthy Hair: Healthy hair takes color better, so consider a conditioning treatment prior to your appointment.

Inspiration Photos: Bring pictures to show your stylist exactly what you're aiming for.

5. Maintaining Your Hair Color

Maintaining your hair color is crucial for keeping it vibrant and healthy-looking. Here are some tips:

Color-Safe Products: Use shampoos and conditioners formulated for color-treated hair.

Cool Water: Wash your hair with cool water to help preserve the color.

Regular Touch-Ups: Visit Gayla Hair Designs for regular touch-ups to maintain your color's freshness.

Protect Your Hair: Use heat protectant sprays and limit exposure to the sun and chlorinated water.

6. When to See a Professional

While DIY hair coloring kits are available, certain situations call for a professional touch, such as:

Going Lighter: Bleaching or significant color changes should always be done by a professional to minimize damage.

Complex Techniques: Techniques like balayage require a skilled hand.

Correcting Color: If you're looking to correct or change a previous color, a professional stylist can ensure the best outcome.

At Gayla Hair Designs, our expert stylists are committed to providing personalized consultations and services to achieve your dream hair color while maintaining the health and integrity of your hair.

Embarking on a hair coloring journey can be exciting and transformative. With the right preparation, choice, and care, you can enjoy vibrant, beautiful hair color that reflects your personal style. Remember, the team at Gayla Hair Designs is here to guide you every step of the way, from selecting the perfect shade to maintaining your color at home. Book your appointment today and let us help you unveil a more colorful you!



Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 7 PM

Sunday: Closed


(469) 930 - 0253


5930 West Park Blvd

Suite 800

Plano, Texas 75093

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