Hair Color in Chicago
Coloring your hair is a great way to change up your look without having to undergo a dramatic haircut. You can also use hair color to subtly enhance your complexion and haircut or create dramatic and punky contrast.
Whatever hair color you can dream up, Chicago colorists can help you achieve!
Types of Hair Color Services
Hair color comes in a variety of forms—demi-permanent can work as an all-over gloss and generally lasts 4-8 weeks. Permanent hair color dives deeper into the hair shaft and while the color can soften or fade slightly over time, it should last until you cut your hair. Permanent hair color is a great choice for blending gray hairs as it has more opaque coverage.
Another aspect of hair color is the way it is applied. Hair color can be applied as an all-over color, or root touch-up. This generally creates a monochromatic look which imparts a lot of shine and body in the hair.
Highlights are another great hair color option and can be as dramatic or as subtle as you’d like. Because color is applied in small slices through the hair, held in place by foil, your hair stylist can work in more than one tone, including bright blondes, warm caramels, and dark chocolate lowlights, customizing a multi-dimensional look. Highlights or “foiling” as it is known, is one of the most requested hair color services.
Ombre looks that have darker roots and lighter ends can be achieved through a hair painting method called balayage. With balayage, the hair stylist has freedom to place highlights organically, often adding emphasis or brightness around the face and ends of the hair.
Booking Your Hair Color Service in Chicago
When preparing to book your hair color service, be sure to think about the look you want to achieve. If an all-over red or brunette look is your vision, then a permanent all-over color may be the way to go; if you’re looking for a dimensional blonde, or dramatic ombré, then foil highlights or balayage service should get you this look.
If you are unhappy with your current color for whatever reason or are hoping to go from jet black to platinum hair, you may consider booking a corrective color. This will ensure the hair stylist has plenty of time to both lighten and tone your hair, ensuring you aren’t left with unwanted brassiness or unevenness.
Cost and Upkeep of Chicago Hair Color
All over hair color services at Chicago salons start around $40-$80 for an all over color or retouch; and $100-$200+ for highlights or balayage. Corrective colors, toning, and any conditioning treatments may be available at an additional charge, but are well worth it, and can help ensure you are satisfied with the texture and tone of your hair when you leave the salon.
Where To Find A Hair Colorist in Chicago
Booksy has a number of skilled hair colorists that can help you create your signature look. Browse our listings above and book today!