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Old 12-07-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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My natural hair color is between dark ash blonde and light brown + about 25% gray. I also have salon highlights. My overall color looks to light and blah. Two colorists have suggested that my ideal color (based on my eyes and skin tone) would be more auburn than blonde.

I was thinking of mixing a dark golden blonde + reddish brown. I'm definitely doing a strand test. And I'd probably go with a permanent. Anyway, does anyone know if this will work?
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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My natural hair color is between dark ash blonde and light brown + about 25% gray. I also have salon highlights. My overall color looks to light and blah. Two colorists have suggested that my ideal color (based on my eyes and skin tone) would be more auburn than blonde.

I was thinking of mixing a dark golden blonde + reddish brown. I'm definitely doing a strand test. And I'd probably go with a permanent. Anyway, does anyone know if this will work?

Don't bother mixing. It will only give you an unstable result, especially if this is the first time you are doing an all over color. What you want to do is find a color that works on its own. Look for something with a golden or red undertone (you can usually tell on the bottle--they abbreiviate red with R, gold with G, etc.) If you are doing this yourself, go to Sally's and find a demi permanent. You only want to deposit color since you are darkening and and have highlights. When the color takes, it will be lighter in the highlighted areas and darker on the rest of your head.

There is another thread about e Salon-- i recommend you try that out because they have a great tool of showing what the color will look like on you and they do a custom mix for your hair.

Remember this-- red is the hardest to get out but it fades the quickest. If you decide you want to change your color back after doing a light auburn brown, you will probably still have some brassiness for awhile. Ash tones are green-- the opposite of red, and they sometimes have a hard time covering.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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Since you have highlights, I'd really suggest going to a pro to make a change like that. The color will appear different on the previously-highlighted areas. If you want that look, fantastic. If not, just beware...
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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I have probably similar hair. Maybe more fair white blonde hair. It looked more white silver to me. So I had caramel highlights put in. It makes my real hair color, look like "highlights". Looks good for now.
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