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messageHelp- my hair is yellow
Posted by midivydale 29 August, 2013 08:56

Help, had some very bad highlights done in the city yesterday. They are horrid. peroxide, yellow.
To the point where I had to cancel a meeting today.
What do I do? Does anyone know if these things can be corrected?
HELP.

DS has pointed at my head all morning going "mummy yellow" which has had my partner in stiches.

Yea yea mummy yellow -hilarious.

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by pommie 29 August, 2013 08:56

have you not contacted the salon where you had them done and explain the colour and that you are not happy and that they need to rectify it for you

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by Monkey 29 August, 2013 08:58

A colleague had a similar problem - it was pretty bad especially given the fact that she had dark hair. But the highlights faded very quickly after a few washes and started looking very nice after a few days. Don't despair!

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by midivydale 29 August, 2013 09:07

Now this is going to sound extremely silly and will sum me up in a nutshell. The girl that I go to have been off sick with anxiety and depression and she is now working in the reception as she finds client work too stressful.
I begged her to make an exception and she finally gave in. (Last time she did my hair I was thrilled).

Anyway, she works part time so will not be back in the salon until next week and I really dont want to hurt her feelings or complain about her as she didnt want to treat customers in the first place.
I really really dont want her recovery to take a step backwards because I have been unhappy and made a "complaint".

I know I know, I am soft and silly. I am thinking that I will just pay for a colour correction on this occasion elsewhere. Does anyone know of any good hair dressers or mobile stylists that could fix this for me?

I feel responsible as I talked her into doing it, even though she did not want to.

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by miss 29 August, 2013 09:43

As a quick fix you could use a violet shampoo to tone it down, like Touch of Silver.

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by Saffron 29 August, 2013 10:22

midivydale Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Now this is going to sound extremely silly and
> will sum me up in a nutshell. The girl that I go
> to have been off sick with anxiety and depression
> and she is now working in the reception as she
> finds client work too stressful.
> I begged her to make an exception and she finally
> gave in. (Last time she did my hair I was
> thrilled).
>
> Anyway, she works part time so will not be back in
> the salon until next week and I really dont want
> to hurt her feelings or complain about her as she
> didnt want to treat customers in the first place.
> I really really dont want her recovery to take a
> step backwards because I have been unhappy and
> made a "complaint".
>
> I know I know, I am soft and silly. I am thinking
> that I will just pay for a colour correction on
> this occasion elsewhere. Does anyone know of any
> good hair dressers or mobile stylists that could
> fix this for me?
>
> I feel responsible as I talked her into doing it,
> even though she did not want to.


You don't have to make a complaint against the colourist. Just simply say that you've decided the colour doesn't suit you, and can the salon please correct it, as it's not really what you want.

Alternatively, are you in the city area often? I've had really great cut/colour from the Toni&Guy salon in Liverpool Street Station. [toniandguy.com]

A little closer to home, Geddes salon in Ladywell is nice. They use the Aveda colour system. I think I had highlights from Yola (msp? Jola?) last time, and they were very good. [www.geddeshairandbeauty.co.uk]

Good luck! xx

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by Laur 29 August, 2013 12:01

Did a quick google search for you and someone says "If you can get it, A Touch of silver - Silver reflex shampoo by Schwarkopf (Gliss range) works best"

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by Strawbs 29 August, 2013 15:16

I use Carly off the forum to do my hair, she is a mobile hairdresser who I find fantastic, she cuts the hair of the entire family now and does my colours and brazillian blowdrys and is very reasonable. Her number is 07903 241170. Shoot her a text, she is very responsive. x

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by Jacks50 29 August, 2013 16:27

I second Carly - she'll come round and sort it out!

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by susyp 29 August, 2013 17:36

if ever someone deserved good karma in life - it is you! how nice are you! (note to self to try harder). hope you get it sorted soon x
susypx

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by theasidonio 29 August, 2013 17:39

I third Carly! She's brilliant!

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by midivydale 30 August, 2013 12:05

Thanks so much everyone! Silver shampoo and Carly - i am on it!
X

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by alieh 30 August, 2013 13:01

There is also the new salon on the corner on Forest Hill Road. Think it is Galleons or something? I was very happy with my colour there last week.

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by bubblebob 30 August, 2013 14:10

Also try Amy at Willis B. She sorted out my highlight disaster a while ago. She is an amazing colourist.

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by CPFCfan 30 August, 2013 14:12

4th for Carly. Lovely lady and does a great job on my mop

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by verds 30 August, 2013 19:28

Yes, Carly is ace. Perhaps get her to put in some darker highlights with the blonde? And if you need that Touch Of Silver shampoo, they sell it in the chemist on North Cross Road.

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by Ruffler 31 August, 2013 17:35

I used Colour B4 when I had a home colouring disaster. It was brilliant - my hair returned to exactly how it was pre-colour. [www.boots.com]

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by chuff 31 August, 2013 21:51

If you can't get a touch of silver shampoo, redken do a really good one that tones the yellow down. They sell it in Harold George in the village, expensive but they're open tomorrow. Don't leave them on for too long though as it will have a green tinge which looks worse than yellow.

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by chuff 31 August, 2013 21:53

Or an ash toner, you might even get one of those in sainsburys.

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by Angie mgbo 08 September, 2013 21:26

Hi all can I find this lovely Carly on here? Or is it just my her mobile smiling smiley

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by theasidonio 09 September, 2013 09:15

She's only available on her mobile. smiling smiley

messageRe: Help- my hair is yellow
Posted by Linzi_77 09 September, 2013 22:14

I can fix it for you, my name is Lindsay and I have recommendations in other threads on this forum. However for the quickest fix, I would use Colour Before - violet shampoo will do the job but there's a fine line between "enough" and "too much". If you do use Colour Before then be sure to leave a couple of weeks before attempting another colour service. If you want to talk to someone for advice feel free to call or text me on 07599 726814 or email me at l_richards77@yahoo.co.uk. I have been hairdressing for 6 years, working in a salon as well as home visits, and love a bit of colour correction action :-)

Good luck!


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