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I am just looking for any advice I can get:I love Ivanka's haircolor,my eye and skin color is the same but my hair is mousy brown with red hints,I have had this done at salons but it turns out reddish(ugly) makes my skin look redder.I would like to do this at home if anyone has any advice.

Cassandra57 Cassandra57 7 years 25 weeks
I have problems with my color going reddish / brassy very easily. To combat that, I've gone from lighter to darker brown, my colorist uses ash tones, and I have it done about every six weeks. (I hate seeing roots!) If you're okay with your basic color, you might try highlights instead. They also don't look as bad when they grow out...lower maintenance! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. -- Alexis de Tocqueville
spirit35 spirit35 7 years 25 weeks
wow girls you all have been such great help and BeachBarbie thanks,I know I always feel rushed and like I'm being a pain but I will take your advice. tammy
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 7 years 25 weeks
Oh, also bring this picture with you to the colorist...and tell her what your experiences have been in the past. Make sure you talk for a good 15 minutes, before she/he starts on your hair. If, you get home and something doesn't look back, asap. Then, he/she will fit you in to fix any problem for free (if they don't do it for free...don't ever go back to that salon again). Also, before you leave the salon walk outside with two mirrors to see all angles of your hair in natural lighting. Don't feel're paying for this service, and it should be exactly what you want. :) Oh, one last thing...if you bring the picture..tell him/her you don't want any roots showing...those will show up soon, it prolongs the time in between appointments.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 7 years 25 weeks
First, never color your hair at home. Find a woman, who has the hair color you desire, and ask her, who is her colorist and the name of the place the colorist works. If, you're trying to tell a colorist what color blonde...say a beigey cool color. I have the exact same eye color (my eyes are more golden than dark brown) and skin tone as the lady above...also, my hair is her exact same color. So, my colorist only goes two shades lighter than my natural color. You really don't want to go beyond two shades in either direction or else it may conflict with your skin tone. It sounds like the color you used needs to be left on a bit longer, then you need a toner mixed with a get what your looking for. That's what my colorist does to my hair. (the toner and the glaze can be done at one time...not separately. Although, some hair dressers do it still turns out the same way. I wish you the best of luck, and please keep us updated. Btw., my colorist only uses color on my roots (now, that we've gotten it down to the perfect shade of blonde). And she uses the toner, mixed with the glaze all over my hair.)
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 7 years 25 weeks
I'm in agreement with Jessiebanana about asking around. Yes, her color is GORGEOUS. And I like this picture of Ivanka.
wren1 wren1 7 years 25 weeks
I just colorist also puts a toner in my hair at the end, which helps keep it from being brassy.
LittleHardCandy LittleHardCandy 7 years 25 weeks
I have the same thing going for me, several salons told me I couldn't go that not sure..But if a solid black hair girl , can et paltinum..why can't we?
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 7 years 25 weeks
That's such a cute dog!!! I think you should seek professional help for your hair, ask around for good recommendations, do some research before you choose your hair colorist.
wren1 wren1 7 years 25 weeks
My hair is dark blonde with reddish undertones, and my colorist uses bleach and ash colors for my highlights to prevent my hair from being red. it's not all lbeach, so it's not as bad for your hair. You'd have to find the right person/salon. I have had mine come out too red at a couple of salons.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years 25 weeks
Haha no worries GS I wasn't responding directly to your comment. In general you do get what you pay for, so I wouldn't go to cheap. I'm all for sticking with brunette. I personally find natural hair color more attractive, but if you want to be blond it is definitely possible. I had a friend who would have the bleaching done at a salon, but would come home and fix the color to exactly how she wanted with the dye half of store bought kits.
spirit35 spirit35 7 years 25 weeks
you're right,I think I will stick with my color and just admire hers,my hair is nice...I've always been called cute I guess I just want to look sexy for a change you know,I guess we all go thru that from time to time.I do appreciate all the advice though. tammy
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years 25 weeks
Oh, I agree that not all expensive ones are nice! I just meant stay away from the chain type cheap ones. Mom and pop places can give great haircuts and colors. And Tammy, unfortunately not all hair can take blonde. It may not be meant to be! But I agree about a consultation. Maybe even two or three from different places to see if your hair can survive all the bleach. I am brown eyed and pink skinned too. Also curly haired. Bleach will never be my friend!
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years 25 weeks
Ask around, not all salons are created them and ask question like you would for any place providing service. Also the most expensive salon isn't always the best. I get my hair permed at my neighborhood salon in Portland. The owner who does my hair is very careful. She does a very good job and recognizes my hair as fine. She isn't especially schooled in African American hair, but she does a better job then expensive AA salons in Los Angeles where I'm from.
Beachwalker Beachwalker 7 years 25 weeks
Just go in for a consultation - and find out if you need a cool or warm blonde tone.
spirit35 spirit35 7 years 25 weeks
it is a cute dog.thanks anyway.tammy
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years 25 weeks
beautiful dog... I cannot help with the color though.
spirit35 spirit35 7 years 25 weeks
thanks for the advice girls,I don't want to ruin my hair I had to cut it off the last time I had it done,even in a salon.tammy
MartiniLush MartiniLush 7 years 25 weeks
There is no way I would do this at home, I am with GS. I would fork out the $$ for a salon.
spirit35 spirit35 7 years 25 weeks
yes she has dark brown eyes and she use to be brunette,I have tried this at a very nice salon and it just did't turn out the right shade of blonde,very expensive to upkeep at a salon if you know what I mean,I was very golden blonde up until about 12 yrs old.Thanks for the advice.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years 25 weeks
Are her eyes brown?
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years 25 weeks
I would really really be wary of doing blonde at home. I suggest forking out the money and going to a nice salon that specializes in color. You can screw up your hair big time trying to go lighter, fry it, etc. Good luck!