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How to Buy Professional Hair Dye
Are you wondering how to buy professional hair dye for your own at home use?
Well…you can’t. If you do find some online then it’s not coming from a reliable supplier.
Not only that, but if you’re not a hairstylist then you probably have no idea about what you’re doing.
This isn’t a “tricky” post to hook you onto my website…I wrote this post because the phrase “how to buy professional hair dye” is one of the most searched topics on this blog!
How To Buy Professional Hair Dye
Update: July 2017
I’ve seen a lot of comments from disgruntled readers about the intent of this post. Please read the comment and response below for a brief explanation about who this article is for and why.
Here’s a great reader Q&A about buying professional hair dye:
This article is JUST A TAD BIT biased. I don”t know where you live, but there are many high quality beauty supply stores where you can buy all the products you need without being licensed.
If someone does their due diligence in researching everything they need to know, it’s not rocket science as you’re making it sound.
As others have mentioned, some people can’t leave their homes due to illnesses (physical, or mental), some people simply don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars going into the salon…the list goes on. It’s convenient to be able to do these things in the comfort of your own home for a fraction of what of the cost at a salon.
You can teach yourself anything you want, the internet provides lovely resources to be able to do so.
Here’s my response:
Yes, you are right about a few things.
It may not be rocket science, but if you knew the difference between the results you get from an American Board Certified Haircolorist(or Redken Certified, Master Haircolorist, etc.) and a beginner stylist that just finished cosmetology school…imagine the difference in results from someone who is uneducated in cosmetology and chemistry/has no experience in the industry that is coloring their hair for the first time after watching some YouTube videos and reading blog articles online!
I wrote this post because I was getting so many comments and e-mails from people asking me how to buy professional hair color. Most of them think that professional beauty supply stores are open to the public, but they are not.
I wanted to explain to readers why “superior” hair color products require a license to purchase, and that professional hair color is immensely different from what you get at Sally’s Beauty or the basic box of hair color. Also, that most people don’t know how to properly formulate for the best results…that doesn’t mean they can’t educate themselves and try(I have posts that only blog subscribers can access which explain basics of hair color and how to do it yourself to get the best results….as well as color charts, formula substitutions between brands, etc.)
I am very understanding of those that cannot go to the salon for various reasons and I do help them(via the contact page/e-mail because chemical services are specific to each person and it’s difficult to give accurate advice without all of the information). I do the same for guests that are shopping in Ulta Beauty and ask me what they should use because they cannot afford a color service at our salon.
You’re about to ruin your hair…just stop.
I’ll never say this again, but you might be better off using box color…for real. At least that’s a no-brainer when it comes to mixing. It might not be accurate, but it’s less likely to create a disaster than a non-professional trying to figure it all out on their own!
Here are the ONLY ways to buy professional hair dye:
- At a beauty supply store. Beauty supply stores are NOT open to the public. You may only buy their products if you have an active cosmetology license.
- From a beauty supplier. These are usually mobile and their representatives go to salons to take inventory and/or place orders on a monthly basis. They often have products that cannot be bought at beauty supply stores.
If you’re Googling “how to buy professional hair dye” then ask yourself these questions:
- Why are you trying to buy a professional product if you are not a professional?
- Did your Wal-Mart box hair color let you down?
- Do you think the results will be different if the color is “professional quality”?
If that’s the case then you’ve got it all wrong. The problem is not the product…it’s you. It’s because you’re not a professional.
I know that some people think what we do is easy, but it’s not. There are so many factors that go into creating beautiful hair color.
It doesn’t happen by chance…it happens when a professional haircolorist listens to your needs or wants and uses their knowledge to create the look you desire.
Professional Hairstylist | American Board Certified Haircolorist | Makeup Artist | Beauty Blogger
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